Google is suing Visa and MasterCard over the card giants' interchange fees, alleging that they violated federal antitrust law.
Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who it says stole data on 350,000 clients, posting some of it online.
Internet giant Tencent has launched China's first online-only private bank in a ceremony attended by the country's premier, Li Keqiang.
The Bitcoin ecosystem is picking up where it left off in 2014, with a further slump in volume and prices and fresh concerns over the fate of funds deposited with exchange operator Bitstamp, which has suspended services over a possible compromise of its 'hot wallet'.
Moven is looking to cash in on the New Year resolutions of customers and prospects for physical and financial fitness by launching its budgeting app on Motorola's 360 and Samsung Gear smartwatches.
Santander brought some cheer to customers over Christmas by squeezing Formula 1 driver and Secret Santa Jenson Button inside an ATM.
A 22-year old man connected with the notorious Lizard Squad group of hackers has been arrested by Thames Valley police on suspicion of a series of PayPal-related fraud offences.
The Bank of England is setting up a taskforce to monitor social media posts and online jobs boards to get a clearer picture of economic activity and help inform monetary policy decisions.
According to Halifax, 12% of active online banking customers found time to log on to their bank account on Christmas Day 2014, a 37% increase on the previous year
As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2014, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, features and blogs over the course of the past year. The site will re-open for business on 2 January 2015.
A group of Russian cybercriminals which specialises in gaining access to the internal payments networks of banks has stolen more than $18 million over the past six months.
Christmas may be coming, but it still doesn't stop people from dealing with their financial affairs, says AIB, which saw almost 200,000 customers logging in to their online account on 25 December 2013.
Banking customers now handle more of their banking interactions, on average, via smartphones and tablets than through any other channel, says Bain and Company, which surveyed roughly 83,000 consumers in 22 countries to reach its conclusions.
Apple Pay has the ability to significantly transform the mobile payment space says ITG Research, on the release of figures which show that iPhone users were responsible for one percent of digital payment dollars spent in the month of November.
With the price of bitcoin continuing to crater, Silicon Valley-based crypto-mining outfit PeerNova has raised $8.6 million in funding to refocus its business on blockchain-based enterprise products.
The UK's Payments Council has committed to explore options for incorporating richer data sets alongside business and consumer electronic payment transactions.
British consumers are increasingly prepared to switch banks to access mobile payments, as anticipation for new ways to pay builds, according to new research from mobile payments company Zapp.
US community banks are calling for a crackdown on merchant security protocols after reissuing nearly 7.5 million credit and debit cards at a total cost of more than $90 million as a result of the Home Depot data breach.
Royal Bank of Canada has implemented Host Card Emulation for its mobile banking app, enabling customers to pay with most Android mobile phones without worrying about being on the right mobile network or having the right SIM card.
Consolidation among domestic vendors of core banking products in North America has created a rare opportunity for international players such as Temenos, Infosys, and TCS to establish a toehold in a market forecast to be worth $3.3 billion by 2017, according to a report by Celent.
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