The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is continuing its push to accelerate the adoption of mobile money in the developing world by offering grants to firms that devise ways to capture data relating to the delivery and use of digital financial services.
Visa has issued a challenge to startups, inviting them to pitch their ideas for ways in which the card giant can market its products and services.
UK-based currency exchange outfit World First has launched an international payments app for the Android-powered smartwatch market.
Alibaba has enlisted the help of two UK working capital startups to provide micro-financing to European firms wishing to buy from Chinese suppliers.
Singapore's OCBC Bank is enlisting Apple's Touch ID technology to let customers check their account balances with the press of a finger.
US authorities have charged three men in connection with a series of hacks into email service providers that saw customers of some of the country's biggest banks spammed with messages linking to sites selling dodgy software.
A US startup is hoping to shake up the multi-billion dollar remittance market with a mobile app that bypasses the middle men by using the bitcoin blockchain and a network of 'human ATMs'.
PayPal is to establish a new cyber-security centre in Tel Aviv after confirming the acquisition of local vendor CyActive
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to cap the interchange fees charged by card schemes for payments using credit and debit cards.
The rush to implement new digital technologies has overtaken regulatory worries as the highest priority for global banking executives, according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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