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.
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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.