Google is rolling out a car insurance comparison site in California, with more states to follow.
Incoming chief Dan Schulman has set out his vision for turning PayPal from a button on a website into the operating system for digital commerce.
Nearly three quarters of Americans would rather apply for a checking account digitally than at a bank branch, according to a survey from Javelin Strategy & Research.
Fresh from his forecasts last month that half of the world's banks would get left behind by the digital revolution in financial services, BBVA chairman Francisco González has mapped out a new future for his organisation, not as a bank, but as a software company.
The main theme for the Swift Regional Conference in Copenhagen this year is disruption. The programme will explore the different challenges arising from newcomers, technology and regulation. It will look at how the financial industry can cope and turn these challenges into opportunities.
At least 67% of bank IT budgets are still being spent on maintenance and compliance rather than transformative projects that can create value, according to research conducted by Finextra on behalf of CSC.
Identity fraudsters stole $16 billion from 12.7 million Americans last year, with a new victim every two seconds, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
The craze for defacing Canadian $5 bills to make former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier look like Star Treck's Spock is not illegal but is "inappropriate," says the country's central bank.
Some of the biggest names in financial services are throwing their weight behind a UK competition giving fintech startups the chance to win a share of a £175,000 cash prize pot.
A Washington hospital has filed a lawsuit against Bank of America to recover some of its losses from a $1 million cyber-breach in 2013.
Government-owned lender RBS has found a novel use for its former 'executive wing' at its Scottish HQ, transforming the space into a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs and innovation.
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