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French bank creates payment system with Twitter

Media | 10/14/2014 8:58 pm EDT

French bank Groupe BPCE announced Tuesday what it called a "world first in the payment-media field" in allowing payments to be made via Twitter. It said in a press release it has created, in partnership with its mobile-payments subsidiary S-money and Twitter Inc., a system where any holder of a French bank card can send money through Twitter. “This innovation opens up numerous opportunities in the payments field: charitable donations, crowd-funding in all its forms, ticketing, cash-back programs, etc.," S-money CEO Nicolas Chatillon said in the release....