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First Solar sells equity stake in Nevada solar power plant project to Capital Dynamics

Finextra

VocaLink and BancTec win UK cheque clearing mandate

TechJuice

Zong Call Packages - Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Power Pack; Prepaid & Postpaid

Finextra

Fiserv trumpets online and mobile tech wins

Payments Apps
TechMoran

Mastercard & Kopo Kopo to roll out Masterpass QR across 11 markets in Africa

SiliconANGLE Media

SEC rejects second bitcoin exchange-traded fund application - SiliconANGLE

CNN Tech

H-1B visa applications open up next week

PE Hub

ShapeShift raises $10.4 mln Series A led by Earlybird

Funding Payments
FinSMEs

ShapeShift Closes $10.4M in Series A Funding

Funding Payments
TNW

This fintech startup uses machine learning to give international students credit cards

TechMoran

BitPesa partners Bitbond to help SMEs in Africa access & repay loans in seconds

Payments Global Apps & Services
TNW

Why I'm convinced Square can conquer the UK

Wired UK

Jack Dorsey created Twitter, now he's taking on the banks with Square

The Guardian

Twitter chief's card payments company Square enters UK market

Finextra

PyraMax Bank signs for Fiserv tech

Finextra

Visa partners Viewpost on e-bill payments for US businesses

Payments Apps & Services
WSJD , VentureBeat , Tech in Asia , +3

Tesla Gets Backing of Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

Finextra

Bitbond and BitPesa pair up on financing for African SMEs

Finextra

Square arrives in the UK

Wired UK

Jack Dorsey on Square, stress and the secret weapon that will help the UK survive Brexit

VentureBeat

Payments company Square launches in the U.K., its first European market and fifth globally

Bloomberg

Jack Dorsey's Mobile Payment Company is Launching in the U.K.

Payments Apps & Services
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , The Guardian , +2

Square finally opens for business in the UK, its first market in Europe

Payments Apps & Services Earnings
Finextra

Danish banks add Dankort payments to mobile wallets

TechCentral

Naspers sells to Amazon

Asia Retail
Finextra

Nordea strikes mobile money deal with fintech startup Betalo

TechMoran

Direct Pay Online, Visa partner with Strathmore University to recruit new users

Bloomberg

Swedish Startup Truecaller Gets Into Mobile Payments in India

$4,000,000 Seed fund
VentureBeat

YC alumnus Smyte raises $4 million to counter online attacks

Funding Payments
Tech in Asia

Southeast Asia’s fintech pivot

Asia Payments
Business Insider

Bitcoin is taking off

Stock markets Payments Schedule
Business Insider

Bitcoin dives after the SEC shoots down plans for another bitcoin ETF

Payments Stock markets
Finextra

Lending platform Bitbond and payments outfit BitPesa partner to boost financing for African SMEs

Payments Apps & Services Global
CoinDesk

BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

Undisclosed funding
Apis Partners

Apis Partners Announces Investment In Transfast

TechCrunch

Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money

VentureBeat

Hearthstone is giving away free cards as it preps for Journey of Un'Goro's launch

Gaming Payments Announcements
ZDNet

Wells Fargo plans to accept Apple Pay for cardless ATM transactions

Finextra

Wells Fargo brings cardless transactions to 13,000 ATMs

CNET

Picking the right credit card processor: A look at the variables

Payments People
Finextra

NT-ID to acquire Fit Pay

Strategy
BetaKit

F|T: The FinTech Times – Balancing regulation with FinTech innovation

Payments Technology
Tnooz

Concur explores virtual reality for the corporate travel market