In the wake of the Paris attacks, France's finance minister, Michel Sapin, says that European authorities need better access to Swift data in the fight against terrorism.
Ben Milne, who founded Dwolla in 2008 after growing frustrated with high credit card fees, talks to Finextra about America's slow move towards faster payments, his firm's foray into the exchange world, the blockchain, and the idea of being bought by Apple.
London-based business finance outfit Ebury has snagged a massive $83 million funding round led by Vitruvian partners.
The Canadian Payments Association estimates that the cost benefits to businesses of a move to the ISO20022 standard could be as high as $4.5 billion over five years simply from the elimination of cheques
Blockchain payments startup Align Commerce has closed a $12.5 million funfing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).
A new certification programme claims to be the first global qualification exclusively for technologists working within financial institutions.
HSBC has opened a fintech innovation lab in Singapore that will focus on developing digital and mobile banking services tailored to clients in Asia Pacific.
Financial services firms should begin planning for the avalanche of new data that will hit them through the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), which, if used correctly, could bring huge benefits to the industry, according to a Deloitte University Press report.
In a rare session for Sibos 2015, having almost no mention of blockchain, leading technologists from three of the world’s largest banks shared their views on the transformative effect of digital technologies on the business of banking.
A group of financial market infrastructures have endorsed a Swift-driven Charter to jointly implement a global framework for ISO 20022 harmonisation across the industry.
Global transaction banking revenues are set to nearly double over the next ten years, reaching $2 trillion by 2024, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group in conjunction with financial messaging network Swift.
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