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Juniper Insights are a subscriber only download. Published every week, they summarise the news we feel will have the largest impact on the market. 
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Juniper Insights - T-Mobile US Launches Mobile Banking ‘T-Mobile Money’, Powered by BankMobile

Juniper Insights - T-Mobile US Launches Mobile Banking ‘T-Mobile Money’, Powered by BankMobile

November 2018
T-Mobile US has launched T-Mobile Money, a checking (current) account service for T-Mobile customers, rolling out on a limited basis. The mobile app is now available for iOS and Android.

The service comes with FDIC insurance for balances up to $250,000, a Mastercard debit card and the ability to send paper checks directly from a smartphone app. T-Mobile Money will also support Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay. The service is powered by BankMobile, owned by Customers Bank.
Juniper Insights - Santander, BBVA Join EU Blockchain Forum

Juniper Insights - Santander, BBVA Join EU Blockchain Forum

November 2018
Several leading European banks, including Santander and BBVA, have been invited to participate in a blockchain forum organised by the EU (European Union), with the aim of exploring the potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to transform digital services at a global level.

The initiative has been named IABTA (the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) and will be formally launched during the first quarter of 2019. It will seek to promote blockchain interoperability, as well as developing sector specific guidelines, protocols and promoting EU standards.
Juniper Insights - BPCE to Sell Fidor Bank Following ‘Cultural Conflict’

Juniper Insights - BPCE to Sell Fidor Bank Following ‘Cultural Conflict’

November 2018
News emerged earlier this week that BPCE and Fidor Bank are reportedly headed for a split; BPCE acquired Fidor in summer 2016 to enhance its digital transformation efforts. Matthias Kröner, founder and CEO of Fidor has said that there is a ‘cultural conflict’ between BPCE and Fidor, which follows a recent decision by BPCE not to roll out Fidor in France and focus on its existing digital brands.
Juniper Insights - Announcement: Ford to acquire eScooter firm, Spin for $40 million

Juniper Insights - Announcement: Ford to acquire eScooter firm, Spin for $40 million

November 2018
Ford is buying electric eScooter company, Spin, for a reported $40 million. Ford has previously undergone trials of personal vehicle rental schemes in Purdue University in Indiana, US, in 2016. In the same year, Ford acquired Chariot, a mobility solutions provider, and has been running a bike sharing scheme in San Francisco since 2016. Ford’s Smart Mobility division has made previous investment into mobility solutions, including Autonomic, a software developer who is working to connect the automotive industry with wider public transport networks.
Juniper Insights - Announcement: IBM to Acquire Red Hat for $34 billion

Juniper Insights - Announcement: IBM to Acquire Red Hat for $34 billion

November 2018
IBM has announced that they would be acquiring open source cloud software provider Red Hat for $34 billion, around 30% of IBM’s market capitalisation as of 1st November. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has described the move as ‘game-changing’, whereas Red Hat considers it a strong opportunity to scale both its business and the use of enterprise open source software.
Juniper Insights - Cathay Pacific Announces Major Data Breach

Juniper Insights - Cathay Pacific Announces Major Data Breach

October 2018
Hong-Kong based international airline Cathay Pacific has announced that approximately 9.4 million customer data records have been accessed by cybercriminals.

The breach, which occurred in March this year, included passport and ID card data as well as names, date of births, addresses and route information. Additionally, the company reported that a limited number of payment card details were compromised.
Juniper Insights - In-Store Contactless Payments Overtake Chip & PIN in the UK

Juniper Insights - In-Store Contactless Payments Overtake Chip & PIN in the UK

October 2018
In-store contactless card payments in the UK exceeded Chip & PIN payments for the first time in 2018, claimed payment processing company Worldpay.

During the period June 2017-June 2018, the company claims that contactless usage jumped 30% y-o-y to become the ‘most popular’ card payment mechanism in the UK.
Juniper Insights - Klarna Raises 20 Million from H and M to Build Financing and Payment Services

Juniper Insights - Klarna Raises 20 Million from H and M to Build Financing and Payment Services

October 2018
Klarna, a Swedish payments start-up, announced on the 8th October 2018 that it had raised $20 million and entered into a partnership with fashion retailer H&M, to build an enhanced omnichannel payment experience for H&M customers, as well as powering the H&M Club Loyalty Scheme.
Juniper Insights - Verizon Launch 5G TF Home Broadband Services in 4 US Cities

Juniper Insights - Verizon Launch 5G TF Home Broadband Services in 4 US Cities

October 2018
US network operator Verizon has laid claim to the first 5G network, following an announcement that it has begun installing small cells to provide 5G coverage.

The 4 US cities experiencing rollouts are Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Juniper Insights - Console Cross-play to Propel Industry Engagement

Juniper Insights - Console Cross-play to Propel Industry Engagement

September 2018
Following months of speculation and pressure from both fans and rival console platforms, Sony’s decision to provide cross-play gaming marks a turning point for the games industry and brings together the 3 major providers.

Cross-play provides the ability for users from Sony’s PlayStation, Nintendo’s Switch and Microsoft’s Xbox to play popular online title Fortnite against one other.
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