Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne are to pilot a payment card that replaces the three-figure CVV code on the rear of the card with a small screen display that automatically changes periodically.
BBVA Compass is hoping to win over younger customers with the launch of a basketball-themed mobile gaming app.
Financial messaging network Swift is working with a host of market infrastructure providers and banks to develop a framework for harmonisation of the ISO20022 standard, amid concerns that a proliferation of different flavours of the protocol will lead to fragmentation.
Online retailer Overstock has stepped up its plans to issue "digital securities" through the acquisition of a 25% stake in alternative trading system (ATS) PRO Securities, according to Wired.
PayPal faces a $25 million bill to settle a complaint from US regulators that it illegally signed people up to its online credit product.
The New York Stock Exchange is stepping up its involvement in the Bitcoin ecosystem with the launch of a bitcoin index.
MasterCard has launched a service designed to make it easy and fast for businesses, governments and others to send money to consumers around the world.
Swedish digital currency marketplace Cryex has selected Cinnober to supply a hosted version of its trading, clearing and surveillance platform, in a further sign of the collision between virtual currencies and traditional exchange dealing technology.
Digital currency outfit Ripple Labs has closed a $28 million Series A funding round that includes IDG Capital Partners and the venture arms of CME Group and global data storage company Seagate Technology.
UK challenger bank Metro Bank is to lend funds to consumers via the online marketplace operated by P2P pioneer Zopa.
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