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Orange Growth Capital (“OGC”) is a Financial Technology Investment firm founded in the fall of 2013. We invest in high growth companies primary in EMEA and prefer to invest after the seed round, when there is proof of concept and there are some revenues.

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Chinese, Russian Lenders to Back Israel’s eToro Israeli Online Trading Company Expected to Raise Abo

2015: Year we expect to see many more partnerships between established players and start-ups to accelerate expansion/growth

By ANNA IRRERA and ORR HIRSCHAUGE Chinese financial powerhouse Ping An and Russia’s largest lender Sberbank are in advanced...…

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Apple Pay competitor ‘Android Pay’ is reportedly coming to China

The battle for the identity, consumer relationship at global scale!

It looks like Apple Pay will soon face some competition in the mobile payments space from its biggest competitor, Android. According...…

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Global VC FinTech investments grow to 2.8 Bn in 2014

The FinTech momentum continues! Global investments in fintech: From $520m in 2010 to $2800m in 2014

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Nine hard-won lessons about money and investing

Great lessons, also fully support the Vanguard point as it has the lowest cost over manageable assets! Translating these lessons into...

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ECB's Nouy Says Banks Must Show They Can Make Profits

Innovation should help to reduce costs with 10% p.a. coming years as well as increase revenues!

Chair of the Supervisory Board of the single supervisory mechanism Daniele Nouy attends a news conference at the European Central Bank...…

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Man goes on ATM rampage after machine rejects his card

There is downside of FinTech...who and what do you hammer in case your digital wallet is not working....

In an uncontrollable fit of ATM rage, a Chinese man took a hammer to nine cash machines in the City of Guangzhou after his bank card was...…

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George Soros Plans to Back Peer-to-Peer Lending

Think with the current low interest environment we will see many more institutional as well as Private money flowing into the sector!...

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Bank Takes Startups Under Its Wing, Big Time, in Italy

great promise...look forward to see the impact!

CheBanca!, based in Milan, kicked off a campaign to create a community for fintech enthusiasts earlier this year. Partnering with the...…

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The European Parliament Just Voted To Break Up Google

If this happens at all.....this would probably reset some of the advertisement dynamics!

The European Parliament has passed a historic vote to break up US tech giant Google. The EU doesn't actually have the power to break...…

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Santander investigates platform launch

We expect more Banks and Wealth Managers to launch their own platform....question is what the implications are for the Bettermentm,...

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How banks are looking more like tech companies

The growing challenge for Financial Institutions is the IT spend, growing as a result of regulation, digitalization and keeping legacy...

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Bitcoin disrupting Remittances...you can sue but the trend continues

Bitcoin disrupting Remittances...Disruption creates friction, Uber in the Taxi world....Blockchain in the Payments world

Western Union has reportedly taken action against a bitcoin spoof of one of its ads, triggering a backlash from proponents of the digital...…

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Internet of Things the market potential is huge

40 billion installed base!

The Internet of Things (or IoT) is a concept in which wireless devices connect to each other through the Internet. These devices include...…

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Fintech CEOs' Candid Advice, Bold Predictions for 2015

Interesting and valuable set of predictions from uptime to Bitcoin and a blend from old and new technologoes

Several advises from uptime to Bitcoin e.g. Bitcoin transaction database "has been up and running for six years and all the hackers in...…

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Crédit Agricole joins French bank-run e-payments service

French banks have teamed up like the Dutch did to conquer PayPal...in the Netherlands this was successfully done via Ideas

Paylib, a PayPal-style online payment system set up last year by French banks, is extending its reach thanks to the addition of Crédit...…

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Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT

Good news for BitCoin as well as other cryptocurrencies

Jakob Kamminga, an official from the Dutch Ministry of Finance, has said that bitcoin transactions will "probably" be not liable for...…

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Bitspark Enters Hong Kong's Remittance Market With Bitcoin-Powered Solution

Crypotcurrencies could slash remittance cost with 2/3rd!

When Bayaua sends part of his earnings back to his family in Santiago, he selects either a Western Union money transfer or an inter-bank...…

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Goldman takes stake in data analytics platform Kensho

Kensho has been an impressive approach, curious to see how the GS partnership plays out

Goldman Sachs has led a $15 million investment round in Kensho, a startup that is seeking to supplant human equity analysts with...…

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250% growth for P2P lending, 50-70% is substituting banks

Interesting facts on the % substituting banks as well as the % GDP growth the lending platforms bring

The level of peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending has increased by 250 per cent since 2012. Figures show £749m was lent in the first...…

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Cyber Insurance Security

Love this space, especially the mid market segment for who cyber can kill

The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in the number and severity of cyber-attacks and data security breaches. And these are just...…

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Visa Inc frets over $10 billion price tag on European brand

Would nicely strengthen core-tier one ratios of the banks.e.g. would add ± 1 bn to Barclays capital!

40 minutes ago  |  458 views  |  0Visa Inc says that it may have to find $10 billion to fund the acquisition of Visa Europe should...…

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Apple Has Nearly A Billion Payment Cards On File

Apple has almost a billion payment cards on file, also impressive to see the gap with #2

Having payment card information is crucial for keeping customers within one’s ecosystem, and the biggest tech companies have done a great...…

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What is an Online Financial Advisor (Robo)...some facts?

Interesting facts on ROBo, strong solution for creating high quality affordable solutions for affluent investors.

Paladin produces research reports that document all types of financial professionals and firms.  An Online Financial Advisor (Robo) is a...…

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Venmo's mobile payment play

Interesting watch

William Ready, Braintree CEO, discusses the newest players in the online and mobile payments space.

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Every Company Needs A Chief Digital Officer

Always surprised by the Digital Officer debates....would rathe reargue for a digital minded CEO and a Chief Old world reporting to...

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Marketplaces Are Eating Firms

Interesting lessons and ideas how Financial Services can be disrupted further. Transparency on Quality...imagine all wealth advisors...

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What the Internet of Things means for your business

Massive opportunities to make the next step in Insurance!

How Will the Internet of Things Affect Your Business? Comment Now Follow Comments The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a mysterious...…

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Gates Links Technology, Banking Services for Poor

Mobile will play a key role in the solution as 1 bn of unbanked will become online next years via mobile!

BOSTON—Bill Gates is banking on digital technology to bring financial services to the world’s poor. “Rich people take for granted...…

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Contactless makes Oxford Dictionaries word of the year shortlist

Dictionary is one...commercial success is historically not correlated with oxford dictionary

After a breakout 12 months for tap and pay, 'contactless' has made Oxford Dictionaries' shortlist for international word of the year. ...…

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Mobile Money transfer...the battle for 2015!

31% of GDP in Kenia spend on the back of mPesa, and with mobile remittances allowing for radical cut in average cost cut of remittance,...

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Sector funds outperform Generalist funds

We of course love this research...as a sector fund Focused on FinTech!

As the private equity environment gets more competitive, some firms are finding an advantage by specializing in specific sectors. And...…

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Docusign....digitalising financial services

Continues to be a significant opportunity and bottleneck to authenticate and digitize the on boarding and signing processes

Samsung Ventures invests in DocuSign22 hours ago  |  1100 views  |  0Source: DocuSignDocuSign announced that Samsung Venture Investment...…

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Onename Goes Open Source to Decentralize Auth

Love it, great solutions for one of the biggest issues...identification...not

At Onename, we've always been committed to decentralizing identity on the web. Earlier this year we came out with the Openname...…

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Coinbase partners RewardsPay to bring bitcoin payments to iTunes and Facebook

Increasing adaptation getting in place, you sometime wonder whether this train still can be stopped....or

16 hours ago  |  1909 views  |  0Coinbase has struck a deal with payments platform RewardsPay that enables online shoppers to use bitcoin...…

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McAfee and Europol join forces in the fight against cybercrime

Great partnership curious to see the impact

McAfee and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the war against cybercrime. ...…

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Former AIB COO to launch UK digital bank

Another new bank.....with ±100% of the bankable population already being banked in the UK, and Atom also being launched...curious to...

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Skype lessons for Crypto currencies

Interesting comparison, question that is unanswered is what is the Skype in Bitcoins...is it Blockchain or is it...

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Square Register, Sans Hardware, Now Works Globally On Android And iOS

....But while the app has now been turned on internationally, the hardware has yet to arrive.

Last week, when Square started pre-orders for new chip-based card-reading hardware to upgrade the current mag-stripe equipment, we noted...…

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RBS and Ulster Bank hit with £56 million fine over IT meltdown

Fines....I would assume if Banks get a fine for locking out customers...the customers would get the benefit of the fine....

The Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary Ulster Bank have been hit with a £56 million fine by regulatory authorities over a computer...…

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Travelex launches £25m fund to fight TransferWise

The Battle for FX....lots we expect to happen...and than the banks drop the FX rates....

Company hopes to accelerate its 'digital transformation' In the same week that TransferWise has been rumoured to be picking up a billion...…

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UK becomes Europe’s most entrepreneurial country

Interesting comments in the report...UK won in Europe...., the UK’s ‘entrepreneurial aspirations’ were valued as weak by the GEI.

UK ranked fourth globally behind US, Canada and Australia. For the first time, the UK has claimed the title of Europe’s most...…

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SEC stregthens exchange technology rules

Business minded regulation

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved new rules designed to strengthen the US market's technology infrastructure, which has...…

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Fidelity takes portfolios into virtual reality with Oculus Rift App

Super cool! What happens to the buildings if the stock tanks?

US financial services giant Fidelity Investments has built an application for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that lets investors...…

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Accenture Collaborate to Help Close Talent Gap in Financial Services Analytics

The war for new talent...shortage of 250,000 analysts by 2015!

Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private research university, and Accenture (ACN) have initiated a research and education...…

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PAnel on outlook of bit coin

#Bitcoin is the most significant technological advancement since the browser. Bitcoin at pre-Mosaic inflection point according to panel

Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Susan Athey, Mirror Chief Executive Officer Avish Bhama, Boost VC CEO Adam Draper,...…

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Checkprint reports Nigerian cheque scanner deal

With mobile banking growth on the rise....hopefully soon no need for cheques in Africa

Tall GroupCheckprint, part of the Tall Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and payment solutions, has...…

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PayPal launches Pebble smartwatch

The battle got started.....!

PayPal has built an app for the Pebble smartwatch that lets users check in and pay at retailers on the go. The app lets Pebble wearers...…

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Traditional banks are doomed: Brett King

Cracking the authentication code...one click financial services....needs to save, lend, borrow and invest are likely to stay....the way...

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Top 5 Digital Banking Myths

As Steve Jobs said..."“It's really hard to design products by consumer research. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until...

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Obillex raises $4.7m to fix supply chain financing

Another invoice supply chain finance company....would expect a consolidation to happen in the coming 12-24 months

Obellix helps small business invoice instantly Invoicing business Obillex has raised $4.7m from Dawn Capital and MMC Ventures. The...…

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ChangeTip Releases New Metrics Amid Surge in Bitcoin Tipping Interest

10,000 transactions in one day, as well as milli payments....payments reinvented!

Bitcoin tipping service ChangeTip has reported increasing user activity, claiming that it has signed up 34,000 users since it was founded...…

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The Evolution of Telematics Opportunities

Insurance being reinvented via internet of things....your driving behavior, do you lock your house, your lost phone are you sloppy or...

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How consumer will use their mobile for financial services

Interesting comments...mobile banking should be more than a smaller website...

Only a handful of banks and credit unions aren't offering mobile banking now. Yet, investment remains a high priority as we move into...…

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It Looks Like Coin Is Finally Shipping To Early Backers

Complete payment overhaul has started.....banks more and more are pushed to become a commodity factory....

One year after exploding on the scene, it looks like Coin, the YC-backed startup that wants to replace all your bank cards with a...…

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U.K. Government Funds Free Online Courses Teaching Startup Skills

May be it is cheaper to give everybody ....the lean start-up, one of the best books to learn how to set-up a start-up

A tech industry-backed, U.K. government-funded initiative offering free online courses to those wanting to learn commercial digital...…

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"I Love the Blockchain, Just Not Bitcoin"

Blockchain and its use cases!

One cannot leave a FinTech or digital currency conference without hearing some rendition of "I love the blockchain, just not bitcoin"....…

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150% rise in contact less payments in the UK

Would love if we can pay finally UK taxis contactless....even cards are not accepted

Contact less has shaken off its novelty tag in the UK and is surging towards the mainstream according to Worldpay, which is reporting a...…

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Alibaba’s Payment Services Affiliate Alipay Opens An Office In Australia

14 million Chinese make up 78 percent of all overseas spend....out of 1 billion Chinese....

Earlier today, Ant Financial, the Alibaba Group affiliate that operates Alipay, China’s largest online payment platform, said that it had...…

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BitCoin read-ups

Interesting set of reading material to get up to speed on BitCoin and Crypto

Get started with Bitcoin. Why Bitcoin Matters dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/why-bitcoin-matters/?_r=0 Added by @balajis 2 days ago...…

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Majority of UK consumers ready to try new challenger banks

Consumer ready to switch banking 4 out of 5 in the UK, 1 out of 5 in the US...European Disruption accelerating!

Four-in-five UK consumers would trust a new challenger bank with their money, and over half think that a reliable IT infrastructure would...…

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Digital Consumers Unhappy With What Banks Deliver

Bridging the digital gap....the ones that get it right tap into a multibillion opportunity!

U.S. consumers are living a digital lifestyle across generations, but see their primary financial institution as lagging in the ability...…

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Dwolla...banking reinvented

Dwolla...I love this disruptive angle "The cash in your pocket is a UI. It’s a trigger to post to a balance sheet in a computer"

BREAKING DOWN THE DWOLLA NETWORK TO ITS CORE. DWOLLA, AS A NETWORK… HAS NO MONEY. IT’S NOT A BANK. DWOLLA DOES NOT HOLD MONEY. THE DWOLLA...…

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10 Innovations For The Bank Of The Future

10 thoughts about the bank of the Future...big unanswered question is whether there is a bank in the future....

The Financial News and WSJD inaugural Fintech Conference in London. Here are some of the key innovations they came up with: 1. Banks...…

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The Amazon Echo...no click payments

From payments one click a way to...no click away

This morning, Amazon announced a new device called Echo. With a built-in, cloud connected, “always on” microphone, the Echo can listen...…

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UK government questions re Cryptocurrencies

20,000 UK citizens have a GBP 60m worth of Bitcoins in the UK....which equals 0,01% of the average daily FX trading volume in...

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Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Is Raising Another $50 Million

Interestingly Bitcoin start-ups still raise money in USD....in stead of Bitcoins....

Bitcoin startup Coinbase is seeking to raise another round of funding, which could add $50 million in new capital before it’s finished....…

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Google pulls plug on in-app Wallet payments

Signs the market will mature and we will see a shake out or consolidation of the wallet and consumer payments...

Google pulls plug on in-app Wallet payments27 minutes ago  |  380 views  |  0Google is pulling out of the in-app purchasing game by...…

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Americans trust banks over Apple for mobile wallets

The battle for winning trust of the customer...the real assets financial institutions have or had!

Despite the fanfare that accompanied Apple Pay's launch, less than a third of Americans would consider obtaining a mobile wallet app from...…

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Vodafone SmartPass arrives in the UK

NFC back in the mix in the UK....after a first push lead by Barclays in 2011

SmartPass, the mobile contactless payments services developed by Vodafone with Visa has quietly been launched in the UK following several...…

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Uber Launches Wallet-Based Payment System In India To Comply With New Regulations

Big win for Paytm....powered by the regulator....

Uber has introduced a wallet-style payment system in India in response to recent regulations that require all online transactions to pass...…

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Korean Internet Giant Daum Kakao Launches Its Own Mobile Payment Platform

The Alipay of Korea....? Will there eventually be a global leader or local by local...paypal, alipay, ideal, etc.

Daum Kakao, one of the largest Internet companies in South Korea, has launched a mobile payment platform called BankWalletKakao as it...…

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U.K. Confirms Payday Loans Caps Coming In January

Where will the people go that borrow today, but can no longer do post the gap? The waterbed effect...the water goes somewhere...friends...

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Dutch entrepreneur injects bitcoin wallet under his skin

The Dutch way of adopting Bitcoin....

Dutch crypto-currency fanatic has implanted two NFC tags under the skin in his hands to store his digital cash. Martijn Wismeijer, who...…

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BITCOIN PAYMENT API DEVELOPERS WIN MONEY

A trio of bitcoin developers won the grand prize of the first-ever Money 20/20 Hackathon in Las Vegas. More than 450 developers,...…

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Be a Great Hacker, Get a Great Job

At the Money 2020 Hackathon in Las Vegas, there's more than just the $125,000 in prize money at stake. Winners here may also land a job...…

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The Future Of Money

In the early 1970’s, the financial industry was transformed by a strange confluence of events.  In 1973, The Chicago Board of Trade...…

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NOAH

We are thrilled to announce some recent additions to the exciting line-up of speakers for NOAH 2014, taking place on the 13th and 14th...…

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Citi outlines plans to shrink the bank branch

Hot on the heels of the opening of a massive 6400 square foot flagship outlet in San Francisco, Citi has laid out plans to pilot a more...…

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KNIP Series A

Versicherungs-App Knip schliesst Serie A-Finanzierungsrunde ab David Torcasso, 07.10.2014, 11:47, 0 Kommentare Schub für die...…

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KNIP new on boarding process

#Preview für unseren neuen Onboarding Prozess. Einfach & schnell anmelden! #Selfservice #Knip http://bit.ly/1v9I6ts 

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