By Don Weinland

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Transferwise is best known for its aggressive adverts bashing banks for over-charging customers to move money across borders. But even the most radical disruptors are sometimes forced to do a deal with the devil to achieve what they want.

So Transferwise had to team up with a traditional lender – in this case Raphaels Bank, one of the UK’s oldest private banks – to become the first fintech group to gain access to the country’s Faster Payments Service since the real-time payment system’s launch in 2008. Read more

Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

Apple signaled to Wall Street that the worst of the iPhone decline is behind it, as it reported another slump in smartphone sales on Tuesday.

The Cupertino-based company has come under pressure to prove that its flagship product can grow again after reporting a 15 per cent drop in iPhones sold in the three months to June. Overall revenues fell 15 per cent to $42.4bn, with net income down 27 per cent to $7.8bn.

Nonetheless, Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer, said that iPhone sales fell at a slower rate than they had done in March, which he said had “turned out to be the low point for our cycle”. Apple shares rose 5 per cent after-hours on the more positive outlook.

Follow Tim Bradshaw and Richard Waters as they report live reaction to the results and commentary from Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, and Mr Maestri on the conference call with analysts. 

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Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

We’ve had Facebook’s F8, Microsoft’s Build and Google I/O. The final event in the spring tech-conference calendar is Apple’s Worldwide Developers conference.

Tim Bradshaw and Richard Waters deliver all the news and live reaction from San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for as Tim Cook and co take to the stage for WWDC 2016.  

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