MasterCard has struck a deal to buy PinPoint, a provider of loyalty and rewards service to banks and merchants in Asia Pacific. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sifma is calling for the US capital markets industry to move to a T+2 settlement lifecylce, as other markets worldwide bid to bridge the gap between trade execution and delivery of financial contracts.
Forget watches and glasses, Aussie bank Heritage thinks it has found the cutting edge of wearable tech - a suit that lets customers make contactless payments through the flick of a sleeve.
French computer hardware firm LaCie is warning customers who have used its Web site over the last year that hackers may have stolen their card data.
British building society Nationwide has introduced in-branch video links that let customers talk to off-site mortgage consultants.
ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has committed to making social media engagement and digital services a "key business priority" for the Australian bank over the next three years.
Security researchers from SR Labs have cracked the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader, gaining access to the handset and using it to make PayPal transactions.
Twitter has acquired Gnip a provider of aggregated social media content which is used by hedge funds, banks and signal providers to assess market sentiment and conduct analytics.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is to conduct checks on more than 50 registered broker-dealers and investment advisors to assess their ability to counteract cyber-security threats.
Members of the European Parliament have voted through new rules designed to clamp down on high-frequency trading 'Flash Boys'.
Citi has become the first broker to use the Bloomberg App Portal to deploy an application to clients around the world.
How would you react if a bar treated your beer like a bank treats your money? That was the question asked by currency exchange start-up TransferWise in a hidden camera stunt filmed at a London hostelry.
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is refusing to travel to America this week to answer questions about the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange's US bankruptcy case.
An IT glitch at Commonwealth Bank of Australia has left customers unable to use online and mobile banking, ATMs and point-of-sale terminals for several hours.
Atom Bank, the UK-based digital financial services start-up, has hired a chief innovation officer and a deputy director from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.
CME Group is being sued by three users, accused of selling sneak peeks at order information to high-frequency traders.
US securities trade body Sifma has called for broader uptake of Legal Entity Identifiers by the country's regulators, amid fears that the US is being left behind as other nations push ahead with mandatory implementation of the uniform trade reporting standard.
Westpac New Zealand customers will soon be able to log into their mobile banking app using fingerprint scanning.
Facebook is just 'weeks away' from getting an e-money license in Ireland that would allow its users to hold and exchange money on the social networking site, according to the Financial Times.
CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica have partnered to create 'Yaap', a digital services joint venture company.
The UK must do more to encourage investment in the start-up community if London is to maintain its dominance as a global hub for financial services, according to panelists at an event organised by fintech accelerator Startupbootcamp.
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