Amazon has hired Visa's North America credit card head Nick Talwar to run its business providing capital to sellers on its marketplace.
Russia's Sberbank has come up with the purrfect gimmick to entice customers - the loan of a free cat with every mortgage.
Citi CEO Mike Corbat has become the latest Wall Street heavyweight to prove that bankers do have hearts, and marketing savvy, by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Governments should step up efforts to boost the use of digital payments in developing countries to increase financial inclusion, empower women and spur economic growth, according to a World Bank report.
A social network app for finance that uses gamification to crowdsource market sentiment data has been launched by former Deutsche Bank executive Kerim Derhalli.
Peer-to-peer loan specialist Lending Club has filed with US regulators for an initial public offering in which it hopes to raise $500 million.
The FBI is investigating cyber-attacks on US banks, including JP Morgan Chase, by Russian hackers, according to press reports.
Mobile money firm Monitise is transferring its UK professional services staff to IBM as the two firms ramp up their alliance.
Spain's CaixaBank has struck a EUR500 million deal with Fujitsu to build 8500 cash machines fitted with contactless readers.
Square has revamped its Cash P2P payments app, enabling users to send and receive money via text. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Jack Dorsey's firm is in the process of raising some cash itself, talking to potential investors about a $200 million funding round.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has rolled out IBM's Active-Active mainframe technology to provide business continuity and disaster recovery for its global branches.
Westpac New Zealand is integrating money management technology from New York-based Moven into its new digital banking platform.
The bitcoin-curious - both enthusiasts and sceptics - are being invited to help put together a report for Santander on the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on banks.
Australian banks, retailers and payments specialists have signed on to a new co-ordination body that aims to step up the pace of innovation in the country's payments industry.
The Internet continues to be America's most popular banking channel but is losing ground to mobile, ATMs and even branches, according to an ABA survey.
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.
© Finextra Research 2014