Sentenial, a provider of payment services to some of Europe's top banks, is to take advantage of EU regulations to set up its own 'disruptive' non-bank alternative for payment processing.
Fusion, Switzerland’s first fintech accelerator, is inviting applications from startups across the world to join a programme with the aim of creating a factory for innovation and leadership in Swiss financial services.
Robinhood, the Silicon Valley startup behind a no-commission stock trading app, has raised $50 million in funding and set its sights on an Australian launch.
A startup with $10 million in funding behind it has applied to Sweden's financial watchdog to become a regulated institutional foreign exchange and digital currency marketplace and clearing house.
ItBit has raised $25 million in funding and become the first virtual currency firm to receive a charter from New York state's financial regulator, enabling the exchange to open its doors to customers throughout the US.
Stock market operator Chi-X is exploring a sale that could value the Nomura-controlled unit at $400 million, according to Bloomberg.
Barclaycard has stopped accepting applications for its first-generation contactless bPay wristbands ahead of a relaunch later this year.
Denmark's government is planning to help usher in the long-awaited cashless society by giving restaurants and some shops the option to refuse notes and coins.
Fintech conglomerate SunGard has confirmed that it is "considering pursuing" an initial public offering and using the proceeds to pay off debt.
Uber has struck a deal with peer-to-peer lender Zopa to offer its London-based drivers financing for new cars.
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