Category Digital tools and technologies

Peer-to-peer payments come to Snapchat but what are the implications for retail banks?

The trend towards increased peer-to-peer payments has reached a new milestone with news that social network Snapchat is partnering with Square, a payment processing provider, to allow users to send money to friends. Snapchat, which was launched in 2011 and reportedly has more 100 million active users, is the first social network to tap into

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Agile Innovation Update November 2014

Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at biometric authentication for payments, using wearable tech to observe reactions to adverts in real-time, the convergence of online and physical stores and banks looking to invest in innovation. Biometric authentication for payments takes off Apple Pay launched in the US this month, but it

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How can consumer brands use technology to encourage a healthy lifestyle?

Obesity rates in the UK are currently the highest in Europe, and food and drink brands are coming under increasing pressure to play their part in reversing the trend. Governmental regulation has also stepped up with sugar/salt caps, public health campaigns and initiatives to simplify labelling just some of the weapons in its arsenal. But

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