Spanish banking giant BBVA is inviting fintech startups from around the world to enter its Open Talent competition for the chance to win EUR30,000 and high-level networking opportunities.
The UK's Faster Payments scheme has secured commitments from six fintech firms - including VocaLink, ACI Worldwide and FIS - to develop aggregation services for payment service providers (PSPs) looking to plug into its platform.
Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX is set to start using blockchain technology for the issuance, transfer and management of private company securities.
Santander has devised a new payments app for users of Transport for London's cycle hire network.
VocaLink has appointed a former aviation industry executive to lead a new regulatory unit which will lead the company's engagement with the new Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and help navigate the firm through the changing UK payments landscape.
Mobile network operator Airtel has teamed up with Verifone Mobile Money to bring contactless m-payments to Ghana.
Visa Inc is in talks with European banks about buying back its former subsidiary Visa Europe for as much as $20 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) has come up with a high-tech answer to a low-tech problem: fitting out elderly employees with robotic suits to help them lift heavy stacks of cash.
One the eve of the annual EBAday payments conference, EBA Clearing has announced that the growing take-up of MyBank by consumers and businesses has started to translate into a significant uptick in the value of transactions initiated.
The UK's Halifax Bank is reporting "monumental growth" in mobile banking, registering a 100% increase in the number of logins via mobile in March 2015, as handheld devices far outstrip the desktop as the online channel of choice and convenience for consumers.
© Finextra Research 2015