MasterCard has partnered with BSkyB-owned The Cloud to offer cardholders visiting Britain free access to more than 22,000 WiFi hotspots.
Former Pimco chief executive Mohamed El-Erian has become the latest big name from the world of traditional financial services to take an interest in P2P lending, making an investment in US outfit Payoff.
The value of fintech-related mergers and acquisitions hit $10 billion in the last three months, with deals involving payments firms dominating, data from investment bank Berkery Noyes shows.
Nordea Bank is to take a EUR344 million impairment charge on its current IT systems as it embarks on a major project to rip and replace its core banking and payments platforms.
The incidence of mobile malware assaults by banking trojans may be overstated, but mutations in attack vectors are growing at an alarming rate, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab and Interpol.
European startup Sign2Pay is hoping to crack the abandoned mobile commerce checkout conundrum with technology that lets customers complete purchases by signing their names on their phones' screens.
Office supply retailer Staples has become the latest firm to reveal that it is investigating a possible data breach that could leave customer payment card details at risk.
The Bank of England is coming under intense political pressure to provide a more detailed explanation of the ten-hour breakdown in the operation of the UK's high value payments system, Chaps, on Monday.
Singapore's Infocomm Investments is looking to tap into London's booming fintech scene with the opening of a new office in the capital and an undisclosed investment in accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech.
Apple Pay enjoyed a relatively smooth launch in the US today, with customers of some of the country's biggest banks able to use their iPhones to make purchases at a host of bricks-and-mortar and virtual stores.
Bitnet, a bitcoin payments processor targeting large merchants that was set up earlier this year by a gaggle of Visa and CyberSource veterans, has raised $14.5 million in a series a funding round led by Highland Capital Partners.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is set to begin piloting an online peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs by the end of the year, according to the Financial Times.
The Bank of England was forced to suspend the UK's real-time gross settlement system Chaps for several hours on Monday while it investigated an unspecified technical glitch.
London-based bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is to open up to new currencies, accepting deposits in US dollars, euros and Polish zloty, this Tuesday. Coinfloor is already the the biggest exchange for bitcoin-to-sterling transactions by volume of currency traded.
Westpac NZ is to issue customers with NFC stickers that can be attached to phones for contactless payments of up to $80.
US president Barack Obama has signed an executive order mandating the use of chip and PIN technology at executive departments and agencies for card payments.
A cyber-crook has uploaded the details of more than five million cards, many of them stolen during the data breach at US retailer Target, to a Russian carding site, says security firm Group-IB.
Nearly half of US merchant terminals will accept EMV chip card payments by the end of next year, according to a trade body set up to push the migration from magstripe plastic.
Six small businesses are to be given the opportunity to conduct a day's trading from a branded store front in South Molton Street, Central London, with the only stipulation that all transactions are conducted using mPOS technology from Swedish vendor iZettle.
MasterCard has partnered with Norwegian firm Zwipe to launch a contactless payment card with built-in fingerprint sensor.
First Derivatives has agreed a £36 million deal to acquire a further 46.47% stake in high performance database outfit Kx Systems, giving the firm a leg-up into the market for big data systems in capital markets and other vertical industries.
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