BBVA Compass has launched a contest inviting small businesses to use Twitter and Instagram to pitch for cash rewards.
Barclays Bank is launching a £100 million fund to provide debt-financing to help fast-growing UK tech startups.
Visa Europe has launched an innovation hub, promising to help startups build payments-related technologies and services, with the best being rolled out to the card giant's member banks, retailers and consumers.
A former JPMorgan Chase worker has been arrested by the FBI on charges that he stole customer account information and sold it to an undercover informant.
Romanian police have arrested 25 people accused of being part of a cybergang that used cloned cards to steal more than $15 million in thousands of ATM withdrawals around the world.
Personal financial management startup MX - formerly MoneyDesktop - has raised $30 million in Series A financing, led by USAA via a subsidiary, with participation from Japanese incubator Digital Garage.
The UK's TSB is to double its digital banking team, creating 42 new jobs, and re-invest in its branch network as it pursues a bricks'n'clicks strategy for the business.
Budget airline Ryanair has had its business banking account plundered to the tune of $5 million by unidentified hackers.
Plans to develop a payments infrastructure in order to address poverty and financial inclusion were announced at an event organized by the Government of Malawi with the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF), Better Than Cash Alliance and Mobile Money for the Poor initiatives.
Circle, a consumer finance provider that allows users to make payments using digital currencies, has announced a new $50 million strategic investment round co-led by Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners.
UBS has devised a novel way of weeding out unsuitable candidates for roles at its new London innovation lab: tweeting a cryptic message that sends job seekers on a hunt to the blockchain.
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