The forthcoming publication of an innovation agenda by the Australian government has galvanised the national fintech community to push for reforms that will help establish the country as a leading Asian hub for startups in the sector.
BBVA is to launch its mobile payment app in Turkey as the Spanish bank reveals more than one million downloads of the Wallet application in the two years since its launch.
Students at Southwestern College in Kansas can now pay by selfie on campus thanks to a new app developed by mobile commerce outfit Lucova.
Apple is in talks with some of America's biggest banks about launching a Venmo-style mobile person-to-person payments service, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has vowed to help make London the world's fintech capital, promising to oversee a regulatory environment that encourages innovation in areas such as mobile payments and bitcoin.
US bank BNY Mellon has opened a European Innovation Centre in London, reinforcing the UK capital's status as a global crossroads connecting the world of high finance with the fintech startup community.
Using technology from UK-based biometric startup Sthaler, hundreds of Worldpay employees are trying out a new way to pay - with a scan of their finger.
Barclaycard has collaborated with retail fashion chain TopShop to develop a range of wearable accessories incorporating its bPay contactless technology.
Tullett Prebon is to acquire Icap's hybrid voice broking and information businesses for about £1.1 billion in a reverse takeover deal.
On the day US prosecutors laid out their case against three men accused of hacking a host of FS firms, the New York State Department of Financial Services has outlined its proposals to strengthen cybersecurity regulations.
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