Canada should employ a "light regulatory touch" when dealing with digital currencies and the blockchain, according to a report from a powerful standing senate committee.
Royal Bank of Scotland is to invest a further £150 million a year to improve the resilience of its IT systems, in the wake of the latest breakdown which saw 600,000 transactions disappear from customer acounts.
Co-founder of DAB Bank, continental Europe's first online broker, and once the youngest CEO and executive board member of a German bank in German banking history Kröner's career has blended the world of banking, financial services and technology.
A Russian engineer has sliced open his own hand and embedded a transit chip under the skin to speed up his daily commute.
The new .bank generic top-level domain will launch into general availability next week, promising to offer financial institutions and their customers better online security.
In a North American first, Eastern Bank is replacing security questions with voice biometric authentication for customers calling its service centre.
The US securities industry is finally to move to a two-day settlement cycle (T+2), but not until the end of Q3 2017, some three years after similar shifts in other global markets
A former senior director of business development at Gnip, prior to its 2014 acquisition by Twitter, and a research and sales executive at the Corporate Executive Board, a DC-based consulting firm – now McGuire is a senior business development manager at Twitter, focused on data partnerships. He has been a guest speaker on social media and the markets on programs including CNBC's "Squawk Box," Bloomberg's "Money Moves" and Fox Business' "After the Bell."
Innovate UK has chosen five fintech startups to share a £175,000 prize pot and the opportunity to work with leading banks and government bodies to get their ideas off the ground.
The UK's Emerging Payments Association has launched an incubator for early stage companies in the payments industry.
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