As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2014, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, features and blogs over the course of the past year. The site will re-open for business on 2 January 2015.
A group of Russian cybercriminals which specialises in gaining access to the internal payments networks of banks has stolen more than $18 million over the past six months.
Christmas may be coming, but it still doesn't stop people from dealing with their financial affairs, says AIB, which saw almost 200,000 customers logging in to their online account on 25 December 2013.
Banking customers now handle more of their banking interactions, on average, via smartphones and tablets than through any other channel, says Bain and Company, which surveyed roughly 83,000 consumers in 22 countries to reach its conclusions.
Apple Pay has the ability to significantly transform the mobile payment space says ITG Research, on the release of figures which show that iPhone users were responsible for one percent of digital payment dollars spent in the month of November.
With the price of bitcoin continuing to crater, Silicon Valley-based crypto-mining outfit PeerNova has raised $8.6 million in funding to refocus its business on blockchain-based enterprise products.
The UK's Payments Council has committed to explore options for incorporating richer data sets alongside business and consumer electronic payment transactions.
British consumers are increasingly prepared to switch banks to access mobile payments, as anticipation for new ways to pay builds, according to new research from mobile payments company Zapp.
US community banks are calling for a crackdown on merchant security protocols after reissuing nearly 7.5 million credit and debit cards at a total cost of more than $90 million as a result of the Home Depot data breach.
Royal Bank of Canada has implemented Host Card Emulation for its mobile banking app, enabling customers to pay with most Android mobile phones without worrying about being on the right mobile network or having the right SIM card.
Consolidation among domestic vendors of core banking products in North America has created a rare opportunity for international players such as Temenos, Infosys, and TCS to establish a toehold in a market forecast to be worth $3.3 billion by 2017, according to a report by Celent.
The fees that banks charge retailers to process shoppers’ payments should be capped under uniform rules across the EU following a deal struck by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and EU Council negotiators.
Apple claims that banks representing up to 90% of credit purchase volume in the US are now signed up to its Apple Pay product.
From next month, Toronto's commuters will finally be able to pay for subway journeys with their debit and credit cards, although contactless payments on the city's antiquated public transport network are still some way off.
MBNA is to be the UK’s first card issuer to offer a MasterPass powered digital wallet to its customers for online shopping.
Barclaycard has taken an innovative approach to the wearable payments market with the trial of 'tap and pay' woollen gloves that allow people to pay contactlessly for their Christmas shopping.
Founded by self-proclaimed bitcoin enthusiast, Darwin Ramon, the startup, YesToBitcoins.com now allows users to settle payments on all Canadian credit cards.
VBTC Vietnam and Coinarch have launched VBTC plus, Vietnam’s first bitcoin leverage trading platform.
Downloadable from the Apple App Store, the new iOS app provides investors with access to market information, direct to their mobile devices, from Euronext's cash markets and other equity exchanges.
Himalayan Bank, a private sector bank in Nepal, has implemented Cryptomathic’s data preparation system, CardInk and OMA Emirates’ personalisation software, NanoPerso, into its production environment to improve issuance across its entire debit and credit card portfolio.
American Express is tapping into its Serve software platform for a research pilot into the savings behaviour of customers.
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