Wall Street and City firms now have a new tool to help them sift through thousands of job applications: a virtual trading platform that uses social gaming, psychology and machine learning techniques to test candidates' mettle.
Visa has reportedly reached a settlement of up to $67 million with Target to reimburse member banks for expenses accrued following the massive 2013 data breach at the US retail chain.
MasterCard is embarking on two pilots, one in the US and one in the Netherlands, which use facial recognition technology for payment verification.
Visa has installed its payWave application on Russia's popular Qiwi e-wallet, putting mobile contactless payments into the hands of millions of Russian consumers.
Forget about mobile payments, the top three most important features for British smartphone users are ease of use, call reception and battery life.
China is well known for its fakes, with 20% of consumer products in the Chinese market counterfeit. But it's not just Apple phones and designer handbags that are being copied, bank branches appear fair game too as one of the country's biggest banks sees its brand hijacked by a bogus high street outlet.
UK-based payments network Earthport has opened a distributed ledger gateway for bank clients to process real-time cross border payments via the Ripple protocol.
Toronto's new financial technology cluster has signed up one of the country's biggest fintech players, debit payment group Interac, as a strategic partner.
UK peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa has now facilitated more than £1 billion in loans, involving more than 200,000 people.
NatWest and ANZ are among the banks that are still using Windows Server 2003, despite Microsoft ending support for the operating system last month, according to security outfit Netcraft.
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