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Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

Barclays has a long history of innovation, from the first ATM to Europe’s first person-to-person mobile payments solution. Technology and the way it can deliver efficiencies, better controls and help better engage with customers and clients, is a key driver in the Barclays’ Transform programme and ambition to become the ‘Go-To’ bank. The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a 13-week intensive startup programme designed to support new businesses on their journey to delivering breakthrough innovations in FinTech. “

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MEF’s Innovation meetup with The Barclays Accelerator

Last week we hosted the 2nd MEF Innovation meetup with Barclays Accelerator (London) in partnership with Techstars, hosted at Rise London, an open innovation space designed to support start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Ten innovative startups on the bleeding edge of Fintech disruption, presented their business concepts ahead of networking and matchmaking with MEF members and guests over the start-up staple of beer and pizza.

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10 things you need to know about the Barclays Accelerator

The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a start-up accelerator programme designed to champion and support new innovative companies in the FinTech space. It offers companies that make it through the selection process an amazing array of benefits including seed investment from Techstars, exclusive access to Barclays APIs & data and world class mentorship from leading experts over the 13-week programme. Barclays are currently taking applications for the 2nd cohort, which close on 9 January 2015....

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The Barclays Accelerator: Meet the Start ups

Last month 10 financial technology companies joined the new cohort of the Barclays Accelerator (London) Programme in partnership with Techstars. MEF members will have the opportunity to meet the start-ups at the 2nd Innovation Meetup to be hosted at Rise London on 30th March – see a preview of the Fintech showcase here and find out more about the companies participating.

Innovation Series: disruptive talk from three mobile payment startups

Continuing our Innovation Day series, three mobile payments startups take the stage at MEF Global Forum to share insights on their disruptive business models and discuss the future of the financial services industry as it weaves itself in to the mobile ecosystem. Checkout the presentations from PayNearMe, InStore and Bionym below, plus below that a panel debate on the future of financial services with three Fintech powerhouses - Bill Harris of Personal Capital, Seb Taveau...