Eftpos Australia says it will begin mobile payments trials with selected Australian retailers in the next few months.
UK government officials met yesterday to discuss the security and tax implications of virtual currency bitcoin, according to the Financial Times.
Visa Europe has pledged to significantly cut its interbank fees for cross-border credit card payments and reform its rules following an anti-trust investigation by the European Commission.
Numbrs, a Swiss start-up developing a mobile money app that lets users access all their bank accounts in one place, has secured a EUR6.1 million investment from Net firm incubator Centralway.
Monitise has jumped on the mobile point-of-sale bandwagon, launching a white-labelled service for banks, mobile operators and acquirers to offer their business customers.
The card payment processing firms which saw their systems breached as part of two massive recent ATM heists have been named as India-based ElectraCard Services and EnStage.
Kindle Fire owners in the US have had 500 new Amazon Coins - worth a total of $5 - deposited into their accounts today to mark the launch of the virtual currency for purchasing apps, games and in-app items.
Living up to their stuffy reputations, around two thirds of central banks do not operate any social media accounts, while many that do take a conservative approach to Twitter and Facebook.
Bloomberg has admitted that its reporters have been accessing client information through its financial data computer terminals
The UK's Co-operative Bank has been tweeting twitchy customers today promising that it is not seeking a government bailout in the wake of its debt rating being downgraded to junk by Moody's.
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