NFC chip marketing firm Tamoco has partnered with Carlsberg and Uber on a range of 'digital beer mats' that will ply you with free drinks and then order a taxi to take you home.
Liquidity Ventures, the strategic tech innovation fund set up by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, has completed its fourth transaction this year with an investment in big data company Powerlytics.
Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab is landing in Ireland, with banking and tech giants throwing their weight behind the Dublin-based accelerator programme.
The pound in our pocket is increasingly being displaced by the plastic in our wallet says the UK Cards Association, with new figures showing that the number of debit and credit card transactions made in a single month passed one billion for the first time in August.
CaixaBank is to distribute contactless wristbands from all of its branches after issuing its first batch of the wearable payments technology to select customers over the summer months.
National Australia Bank is to write down $297 million in software expenses as the promised benefits of some deployments failed to materialise amid rising costs.
A World Bank report puts the global amount of remittances in 2014 at $582 billion and estimates that migrants paid an average of 7.9% in fees on these money transfers.
Forget mobile payments, many Canadians are ready to shop through their internet-enabled fridges and chips implanted in their fingers.
An agreement by the University of Michigan to distribute its market moving consumer confidence survey via Bloomberg terminals, rather than exclusively through Thomson Reuters, has been applauded by the New York Attorney General as a victory in his prolonged battle against high frequency trading.
Nationwide Building Society is looking to tap into Brits' love of a bargain with a new mobile app offering discounts from local and national retail brands.
VocaLink-backed mobile payment venture Zapp claims to have won the the largest coalition of retailer support for a new payment method ever announced in the UK, as leading brands representing a customer base of some 35 million people sign up ahead of a projected 2015 launch.
A new report has called on the Australian government to provide more support for the startup ecosystem in Sydney, contending the Australian capital has the potential to become an Asia/Pacific fintech hub, mirroring developments in London and New York.
Criminals are using malware to clean out cash machines around the world, stealing millions of dollars without having to insert a credit card.
Kenya's Equity bank is looking to take on M-Pesa with the release of an ultra-thin smart SIM that users can apply to access the bank's mobile money service without needing to use dual-SIM phones.
Online retailer Overstock has hired developers who worked on the P2P decentralised exchange Counterparty to build a marketplace for corporate stocks issued as 'cryptosecurities'.
US carrier billing company Boku has acquired one of its leading competitors, Germany-based mopay, extending its network to hundreds of new online merchants and consumers worldwide.
Square has raised $150 million in a funding round, led by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, that values the payments firm at $6 billion, according to the New York Times.
Swift says that it "regrets" the political pressure it has come under in recent months to cut off institutions and whole countries from its network, stressing that it does not have the authority to decide on sanctions.
Facebook has built a feature that could soon let friends send money to each other through Messenger, screenshots posted by a Stanford University student suggest.
PayPal has selected the five UK tech startups that will move into its London offices for six months as part of a new mentoring programme.
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