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.

FinDEVr New York Presentation Videos Live on

Have an extra 15 minutes? Then you have time to watch a presentation video from last month’s FinDEVr New York 2016 event.

All 50 presentations are now available for you to watch for free on That’s 12.5 hours of presentations that show the tech side of fintech.

Also new this week, you can check out photos from the event on our Flickr page. Here’s a sample:


If it’s networking you’re craving, remember to mark your calendar for FinDEVr Silicon Valley October 18 & 19 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

If you have questions or are interested in presenting at FinDEVr, please email for more details.

FinDEVr New York 2016 in the Press


If you were in New York last week attending the first FinDEVr event on the east coast, you likely gleaned enough information from the 50 presentations over the course of two days to write a few articles of your own.

Fortunately, though, you don’t have to. Thanks to all of the press, media, and bloggers who attended. Check out their contributions:

Bank Innovation

Craft Silicon Puts Banking into Messaging Apps
by Phillip Ryan

Fidor Bank Closing In on U.S. Launch
by Phillip Ryan

Finicity Launches TxPUSH to Create Financial Data Aggregation Standard
by JJ Hornblass

It’s Getting GUI Out There
by JJ Hornblass

Read My Lips (and Listen to My Voice) — Biometrics Goes Bimodal
by Bradley Bergan

Who Are You? Fintech Developers Tackle the Identity Issue
by Phillip Ryan

Upgrades Aid Access to Legacy Data
by George Leopold

OutsideIQ blog
FinDEVr NY 2016: Cognitive Computing Technologies Eliminate Risky Business

Vix Verify blog
VIX Verify’s presentation at FinDEVr New York

A huge thanks to the presenters and to everyone who attended FinDEVr New York 2016. We’ll see you at FinDEVr Silicon Valley October 18 & 19. Full presentation videos will be available on in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for the announcement on the FinDEVr blog.

For more FinDEVr NY 2016 coverage, check out what people had to say on Twitter.

If you’ve written a piece you would like to have added to this list, please email the article link to

FinDEVr New York: What Techs Tweet About When They Tweet About Tech


FinDEVr New York is in the books! Thanks to everyone who came out for our first developer’s conference in New York. And huge thanks to our fifty presenting companies, whose innovations and technical insights helped make FinDEVr New York a smashing success.

And while we’ve super-excited for FinDEVr Silicon Valley this fall, we’re already looking forward to returning to New York next year. Here’s to an even bigger and better event in the Big Apple in 2017!

With that in mind, let’s take a quick look back at this week’s event via the eyes, ears, and tweets of the more than 500 technologists who attended.












Welcome to Day 2 of FinDEVr New York

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Yesterday’s presentations at FinDEVr New York here at the New World Stages Theatre was a big dose of energy and today will be no different.

Today’s registration opens at 9AM with continental breakfast, so grab a coffee and prepare for the day. If you need a ticket, Day-2 tickets are available for here or purchase one at the registration desk.

Both tracks of presentations begin at 10AM. Here’s what today’s lineup looks like:


Stage 2 Presentation

Stage 4 Presentation

10:05 DigiByte Quovo & Betterment
10:25 Fidor Bank OutsideIQ
10:40 Intermission Intermission
11:10 i-exceed VIX Verify
11:30 Honkio Nubank
11:50 Solace Systems Prevoty
12:05 Lunch Lunch
1:00 Mobeam Craft Silicon
1:20 EdgeVerve Systems FICO
1:40 Green Key Technologies ScientiaMobile
2:00 Accusoft PokitDok
2:15 Intermission Intermission
2:45 Magnet NYMBUS
3:05 SpeechPro
3:25 Smart Token Chain Symbiont
The final networking session with open bar and appetizers will begin after the final demo and will go until to 5PM, grab a drink and chat with presenters at their booths.
Thanks to everyone for a great first day of the inaugural FinDEVr New York. We’re looking forward to a successful second day of the event!

Welcome to Day 1 of FinDEVr New York

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It’s FinDEVr Day! After a pair of awesome developers conferences in Silicon Valley in 2014 and 2015, we are thrilled to share the show with audiences here on the East Coast.

The conference begins Tuesday morning with registration at 9 AM and the first session kicks off just after 10 AM. The full schedule of presentations is available below.


Stage 2 Presentation

Stage 4 Presentation

10:05 Flybits Markit
10:25 Avoka The Beast Apps
10:40 Intermission Intermission
11:10 Google Cloud Platform Praesidio
11:30 Sayula Aerospike
11:50 Financial Apps TokBox
12:05 Lunch Lunch
1:00 Mambu Braintree
1:20 Nostrum Group FairCom
1:40 Stealth Finicity
2:00 Thinking Capital Nexmo
2:15 Intermission Intermission
2:45 Hyperwallet Xignite
3:05 Stealth Forte
3:25 Stratumn OnDeck

The day ends with appetizers, an open bar, and the opportunity to meet, ask questions, and exchange ideas one-on-one with the presenters and fellow attendees.

Be sure to follow our Live Twitter feed @FinDEVr and if you join in the conversation, please add #FinDEVr to your tweets. We’re looking forward to a great first day of FinDEVr New York so if you have any questions, visit our FAQ or email us at for answers.

‘Twas the Night Before FinDEVr New York


FinDEVr New York has arrived! After two great developers conferences on the West Coast (see videos from FinDEVr 2014 and 2015), we’ve heard the same call from Ph.D-wielding programmers and just-out-of-high-school hackers alike: “You have no idea what you’re missing. Bring FinDEVr to New York.”

So now the secret is out: you don’t have to go all the way to Cali for top developer talent. We are living in a golden age for technologists at every stage of the process. And the 50 companies presenting over the next two days at FinDEVr New York are a testament to the ability of ambitious CEOs and entrepreneurs to find the technical brainpower and creativity needed to make their innovations a reality.

Our two-day event begins Tuesday, March 29, with registration at 9 AM. The first presentation begins at 10 AM and  continues until 3:40 PM. We’ll conclude with an open bar, appetizers, and the opportunity to meet the presenters one-on-one. The program resumes Wednesday morning with the same schedule. All the action takes place at the New World Stages in Manhattan, 340 West 50th Street. See our full agenda for more.


So what do you need to do? For starters, if you don’t have a ticket, get one. And don’t forget to take advantage of our special pricing for developers.

Second, whether or not you are able to make it to Manhattan for FinDEVr this time, be sure to follow the conference via our Live Twitter feed @FinDEVr. And if you want to join in the conversation – and we sincerely hope you do – please be sure to mark your tweets with #FinDEVr.

Also, if you’re into a little FinDEVr pre-funk, then try our FinDEVr Preview series on for size. Our quick look at the innovators presenting will provide a sense of what these innovative, developer-friendly companies are up to.

For more information, be sure to check out our FAQ at the bottom of our FinDEVr events page., Or shoot us an email at

A Procrastinator’s Guide to FinDEVr New York: Details, Themes, & Presentations

Here’s some help for all of you last-minute folks; a practical guide to everything you’ll need for FinDEVr New York this week.

1) Make sure you have a ticket. We have a special, low-price option for developers.

2) Block off your schedule. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29. The first presentation starts at 10:00 AM.

3) Plan your route. The event will be held at the New World Stages theatre in Manhattan.

4) Prepare your brain. Start by checking out the full presenter roster, then browse the previews of select companies, and familiarize yourself with the themes:


If you have questions, visit our FAQ at the bottom of the event page or email We’ll see you in New York!

FinDEVr New York is sponsored by The Bancorp

FinDEVr New York 2016 is partnered with Acuity, Bank Innovators Council, BankersHub, The BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.comBitcoin Magazine, Bitcoinist.netbobsguide, Breaking BanksByte Academy, CelentCognito MediaCointelegraphColloquy, Emerging PaymentsEmpire Startups, FIDO AllianceGlobal PlatformMercator Advisory Group,Payment WeekPayments & Cards Network, SIMalliance, and Women Who Code.

Destination FinDEVr: A Geography of Architects, Builders and Engineers

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Our FinDEVr New York presenter map is a reminder of how geographically-diverse developer talent has become – a truly great thing for fintech startups wherever they are. Our upcoming developer conference on March 29 & 30 in New York will feature three companies from both Florida and Canada; two each from France, Germany, and the U.K.; and one each from Brazil, India, and Kenya. And in addition to the usual flock of innovators from northern California, we’ll introduce you to awesome engineers and bad#ss builders from geographies as diverse as Allen, Texas, Murray, Utah, and Roswell, Georgia.


FinDEVr New York is less than a week away and tickets are still on sale. Plus, if you are one of those aforementioned awesome engineers, we’ve got special, developer-only prices to better accommodate a builder’s budget.

In the meanwhile, you can learn more about the technologies that will be on display at FinDEVr New York via our FinDEVr New York Preview series. See you in New York City!

FinDEVr New York 2016 is sponsored by The Bancorp

FinDEVr New York 2016 is partnered with AcuityBank Innovators CouncilBankersHubThe BayPay ForumBiometricUpdate.comBitcoin MagazineBitcoinist.netbobsguideBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentCognito MediaCointelegraphColloquyEmerging PaymentsEmpire StartupsFIDO AllianceGlobal Platform, Juniper ResearchMercator Advisory Group,Payment WeekPayments & Cards NetworkSIMalliance, untapt and Women Who Code.


Last chance to attend the debut of FinDEVr New York!

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Sign copyWith the launch of FinDEVr’s East Coast conference next week, excitement is at an all-time high. Not only is the event generating great buzz in the US, it’s also attracting technologists from around the fintech world — Japan, Honk Kong, China, India, Australia, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Serbia, UAE, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. We hope you’ll add your name (and country) to the list — register now!

As the only event focused on the technology of fintech, FinDEVr attracts a high-quality audience excited to learn about, and use, the latest cutting-edge tools. Hundreds of attendees have already registered and the list continues to grow each day. Developers, software architects, designers, IT execs are joining us from impressive organizations including Yodlee, Citi, TD Ameritrade, HSBC, Celent, Zions, Barclays, Hitachi, Capital One, American Express, Vanguard, USAA, American Banker, The Currency Cloud, Mergermarket, Strands, IBM, AlphaPoint, Deluxe Corp., Key Bank, ING, Alliant, Santander, PwC, Thomson Reuters, ABN-AMRO, Route 66 Ventures, Saxo Bank, Prudential, Twilio, TradeStation, New York Life, Mass Mutual, Swift Capital, Aite, CIT, and many more.


While there are too many CTOs, developers, software architects, UX designers, VPs of engineering, and product managers to list them all, this list will give you an idea of who will be in the room on March 29 & 30:


  • IT Manager – ABN Amro
  • SVP Operations & Technology – Alliant Credit Union
  • EVP DevOps – AlphaPoint
  • Manager of Product Integration – Open Platform – BBVA
  • CTO – Betterment
  • CTO – BPV Capital Management
  • Sr. Product Manager – Capital One
  • Solution Architect – CIT Group
  • SVP/CIO – CIT Group
  • Chief Architect – Gathering
  • Sr. Product Manager – HSBC
  • Software Engineer – ING
  • Sr. Product Manager – Intuit
  • VP Mobile –MassMutual
  • Director of IT – Quail Creek Bank
  • Director of OpenAPI – Saxo Bank
  • CTO – Swift Capital
  • Director of Advanced Technology – TD Ameritrade
  • Sr. Researcher, Advanced Technology – TD Ameritrade
  • CIO – TradeStation
  • Technical Architect – USAA
  • Innovation Developer – Vanguard
  • VP Business Technology – WSECU
  • Chief Technology Strategist – Zions Bancorporation
FinDEVr New York is only days away and this is your last chance to register. Tickets are on sale at — get your ticket soon!