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Alumni updates

  • Citi introduces new mobile passcode solution for its Treasury and Trade clients. See Citi at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation to deploy core banking technology from Fiserv. Join Fiserv in New York next week for FinDEVr New York.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation appoints Amy Lenander as UK CEO.
  • Barclaycard adds free Uber ride as reward for loyal cardholders. See Barclaycard next week at FinDEVr New York.
  • OutsideIQ partners with SAP Ariba to help corporations quickly screen vendors for risk and regulatory compliance.
  • FinDEVr alum Capital One joins the chatbot revolution with its new SMS virtual assistant, Eno.
  • Currencycloud Collects $25 Million in New Funding.
  • BBVA Compass unveils BBVA Momentum, a seven-month accelerator for socially-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans.
  • Fidor partners with Van Lanschot to create the first PSD2-inspired Payment Avenue.
  • MX to power digital money management tools for Travis CU.

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FinDEVr Preview: Barclaycard

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Microservices are all the rage these days, with almost everyone aspiring to adopt this style of architecture. At Barclaycard, we have embarked on a journey to move from a traditional, 3-tier system to a set of more modern isolated, reactive services.

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Why it’s a must-see:

Don’t miss this talk that recounts experiences developing an array of loosely coupled services that employ techniques such as domain-driven design, EDA, CQRS and event sourcing among others.

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  • Barclaycard Brings Payment Functionality to Fashion Accessories.
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Alumni updates

  • Arxan Technologies completes the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation process from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • New APIs from Citi to help clients access network with existing treasury applications.
  • Report highlights Nymbus, as a key digital banking player.
  • The Co-operative Group to leverage ACI Worldwide for cloud-based mobile wallet.
  • wins 20-year European patent for its registered email technology.
  • Thomson Reuters enhances data analytics platform with ultra high-speed processing of real-time and historical data functionality.
  • Entersekt announces original equipment manufacturing agreement with transaction processing specialist, Global Kinetic.
  • BBVA to leverage mobile accounting opening technology from Oracle Communications.
  • FinDEVr veteran Hyperwallet adds former SecureNet Payments EVP, Mark Engels, as Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Best of Show winner AutoGravity forges new partnership with Westlake Financial Services to expand financing options for car shoppers.
  • The Paypers interviews Nicole Mantow, General Manager of EVO Payments, parent company of FinDEVr veteran, EVO Snap.

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Barclaycard Brings Payment Functionality to Fashion Accessories


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With two new deals to integrate its contactless payment technology in fashion jewelry, Barclaycard is putting the ka-ching in bling.

On the eve of its FinDEVr New York debut, the credit card issuer announced a deal with fashion jewelry maker, DCK Group and another with technology innovator, Tappy Technologies, that will bring contactless payment functionality to the watches and other accessories sold at U.K.’s fashionable retailers such as Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge.

The deal with DCK Group will add Barclaycard’s bPay chip to the company’s Tutch line of jewelry. The smaller and more flexible contactless chip can be fitted into a bracelet or a watch strap, turning a fashion accessory into a payment solution. Barclaycard’s partnership with Tappy Technologies brings its contactless payment technology – and network – to a company that specializes in turning watches into wearable payment devices.

“Our partnership with Barclaycard has allowed us to revolutionize the wearable tech market,” DCK Chairman Alan Witzenfeld said, “combining the knowledge and security of a major bank with the design and expertise of the best jewelery designers in the business to launch an affordable, functional, and desirable range of fashion-led jewelry.” Tappy CEO and founder Wayne Leung added, “Supported by its existing global customer network and influenced by the brand effect of Visa and Barclaycard, Tappy’s solution will open new horizons for the traditional watch and jewelry industry.” Barclaycard’s bPay technology is powered by Visa, which exhibited the technology this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

This week’s deal is far from Barclaycard’s first foray into wearable technology. In the fall of 2015, the company partnered with U.K. retailer, Top Shop, to bring contactless payment functionality to smartphone cases, wristbands, key fobs, and stickers. Barclaycard also that fall announced a deal to launch a “contactless payment jacket” with Scottish knitwear maker, Lyle & Scott. Tami Hargreaves, Commercial Director for Digital Consumer Payments at Barclaycard credited the growth of contactless payments overall for driving both innovation and collaboration. “These partnerships show how the worlds of fashion and technology can combine to provide consumers with quick, easy, and convenient ways of making secure payments for £30 and under,” Hargreaves said. Since 2015, more than one million transactions valued at more than £6.6 million have been made using bPay-enabled wearable technologies.

Founded in 1966 as the first credit card in the U.K., Barclaycard made its U.S. debut in 2004 and launched its first mobile app for U.S. customers in 2011. Learn more about the company in our FinDEVr Feature with Barclaycard Vice President Premanand Chandrasekaran, and join Barclaycard this March for our first developer’s conference of the year, FinDEVr New York.