financial innovation

Mobile payments

Faster payments: The need to upgrade current payment infrastructures

BBVA Research | April 6, 2015 | Nowadays it is normal to receive immediately an e-mail sent from the other side of the world. Yet it still takes more than two days to transfer funds, even without being a cross-border transaction. The digital age demands an acceleration of payment processes. 

China Courting Financial Innovation

China: Courting Financial Innovation

BEIJING | By Wang Yong at Caixin | In China, the law on illegal fundraising keeps public deposits from fleeing their arranged marriage with state-owned banks, stifling fresh ideas in finance.

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Weekend link fest

A curated selection of links we hope can enlighten us all; some come from our corner, some do from other corners of the net. And as always, our comment widgets are anxious to get your suggestions. Spain needs margin to meet deficit and no, it’s not a question Don’t force euro zone to meet deficit targets, says …FT! Google wants to fulfil your dreams Corporate governance is an olde concept Ok,…