Shares in eBay rose nearly five per cent yesterday afternoon off the back of a media report that the online auction house could spin off its PayPal unit as early as next year.
Australia's St George Bank will soon let iPhone-owning mobile customers log into their accounts with only a fingerprint.
Members of a gang which used ATM spy cameras and skimmers to steal the card details of 36,000 people across the UK have been jailed.
Blackpool's famous donkeys have made London's tube network look like an ass by beating it to the contactless payments punch.
The European Central Bank has named four key payment systems - Target2, Euro1, Step2-T and Core(Fr) - as "systemically important", and so subject to new regulations.
Google Wallet is not coming to Australia anytime soon, with the company's boss in the country declaring she has "more exciting" things to concentrate on.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a settlement that lets it use critical trade finance software from vendor Complex Systems that a US judge had banned it from over copyright infringement.
Package delivery giant UPS has become the latest company to admit that customer payment card details may be at risk after it discovered malware at 51 of its US stores.
Wells Fargo has become the latest bank to launch an accelerator programme, promising mentoring and hard cash to selected fintech startups.
Kenyan telco Safaricom is slashing its transaction fees for low value person-to-person payments made using its wildly popular M-Pesa mobile money service.
Credit and financial management service Credit Karma has been ordered to beef up its security after a US watchdog found that its mobile app left users' sensitive personal information vulnerable.
PayPal has taken advantage of technology from its Braintree unit to build a system which lets mobile shoppers make in-app purchases with a single touch.
Square is ramping up its small business financing programme after securing investment from Victory Park Capital.
The UK banking industry has introduced a 'retry' process that will give customers a second chance to avoid bounced payments and their associated charges.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been fined $25 million by New York State's financial watchdog after it sanitised a report for regulators into anti-money laundering at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU).
Deutsche Bank has raided Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland to bring in two senior technology and operations executives.
Wall Street regulator Finra has charged brokerage Wedbush Securities with systemic market access violations and anti-money laundering and supervisory failures.
A manager at Liberty Reserve, a digital currency outfit described by authorities as the criminal underworld's "bank of choice", has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges.
Spanish bank BBVA has named the 20 finalists for the European leg of its startup competition, whittling down the chosen few from more than 400 entrants.
EBay is preparing to integrate bitcoin into its Braintree payments service, according to the Wall Street Journal, giving the crypto-currency a firm nudge into the mainstream.
With Amazon threatening to eat its lunch and rumours swirling about a lack of strategy and profits, Square has gone on the defensive with a blog post explaining why "myths" about Jack Dorsey's baby are "totally bogus".
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