Radical anti-establishment politician and prospective London mayoral candidate George Galloway is proposing to use the blockchain to track the capital's $17 billion budget in real time.
The Uber of banking might well turn out to be....Uber, as the darling of the startup scene ditches banking partner Santander to set up its own car financing arm.
Samsung has struck a deal with MasterCard to connect European card issuers to the handset manufacturer's forthcoming mobile payments service.
The venture capital arm of Germany's CommerzBank has joined in a $20m funding round for UK-based SME lending platform iwoca.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has lent his support to a fintech manifesto issued by industry think tank Innovate Finance which lays down a bold vision for the country to become a dominant force in financial technology investment and job creation globally.
The UK's banks have failed to learn the lessons from a wave of scandals over rigging of financial benchmarks says the Financial Conduct Authority in a damning report on the industry's response to evidence of widescale market abuses.
Digital evangelists predicting the demise of the bank branch could be in for a rude awakening, according to a new study from IDC Financial Insights which pitches the much-derided bricks and mortar outlet as the fulcrum of a healthy bank-to-customer relationship strategy.
ING Bank in the Netherlands is introducing voice-activated payments through its mobile app, enabling customers to authorise transactions by conversing with a virtual assistant on their phone.
National Australia Bank is to establish a $50 million venture fund to invest in startups with fresh ideas in mobile banking, payments and data and analytics.
There were 192 fintech mergers and acquisitions worth a total of $18.9 billion in the first half of 2015, according to research from investment bank Berkery Noyes.
Hong Kong network operator HKT has launched Tap & Go, a SIM-based mobile payments service for online, P2P and contactless instore transactions.
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