BBVA Compass has developed a reputation as one of America's most forward-thinking banks. Last year Jeff Dennes joined the team to lead its charge into the digital era. He talks to Finextra about what being a chief digital officer entails and the bank's relationship with the fintech community.
Buoyed by a strong start in Korea, consumer electronics giant Samsung has launched its mobile payments service in the US, with support from the three major card schemes and banking giants Citi, Bank of America and US Bank.
Thomson Reuters is to begin tracking crowdfunding data on its Eikon desktop, as new research projects explosive growth in the UK's alternative finance market.
Raiffeisen Bank International has agreed a deal to sell its direct banking subsidiary Zuno to ABH Holdings, the Luxembourg-based parent company of the Alfa Banking Group, as part of a series of measures to boost its capital buffers.
US startup Ledge has launched an app that lets people borrow and pay back money from groups of friends and family through Venmo.
Former Ukash CEO David Hunter has joined wearable payments startup Kerv as chairman as the firm kicks off a crowdfunding campaign for the launch of its first product, a contactless payments ring.
Over $30 million has been spent using Samsung Pay in the first month since its launch in South Korea.
Two London-based fintech start-ups - Everledger, which uses the blockchain to record ownership of valuables, and Origin Markets, a platform which directly connects corporate bond issuers with institutional investors - have won the 2015 BBVA Open Talent Europe final.
The US Office of Personnel Management says that hackers who breached its systems over the summer made off with the fingerprint records of 5.6 million individuals, raising questions over the security of biometrically-protected identities.
Swiss fintech incubator Fusion has selected the first ten startups to join a 12-month accelerator scheme, having ploughed through over 100 applications from aspiring companies working in traditional Swiss strongholds such as asset and wealth management, insurance, and commodity trading.
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