Finextra is collaborating with UK Trade and Investment on 19 November in Tallinn for an interactive event bringing together financial services and fintech players from the UK and Nordic-Baltic region.
Toronto has all the ingredients necessary to become a major fintech hub but is failing to compete with the likes of London and New York because it has not developed a proper ecosystem, according to a new report.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has poured scorn on bitcoin, saying that virtual currencies have no chance of surviving because they will be crushed by governments.
Wells Fargo is investing up to $500,000 in each of three Bay Area startups that have won a place in the Fall 2015 class of its semi-annual startup accelerator scheme.
ACI Worldwide is to acquire e-commerce payment gateway business PAY.ON in a deal that values the German-based firm at EUR180 million.
Santander InnoVentures – the $100 million fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group – is launching an open competition to encourage and support early stage startups using distributed ledger technologies in the financial services industry.
The vast majority of retail banks around the world have increased their investments in disruptive technologies this year as they seek to fend off a surge of new technology, telco and fintech competitors, according to research from Infosys Finacle and Efma.
Italy's UniCredit is to simultaneously run three 24-hour mobile and wearable finance hackthons in Milan, Vienna and Munich.
ING is exploring the possibility of opening a digital bank in China through a partnership with Bank of Beijing.
Australian mobile invoicing outfit Invoice2go has raised $15 million in fresh funding and secured a deal with payments outfit Stripe as it bids to take on the likes of Square and PayPal in small business financing.
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