BBVA has named digital banking head Carlos Torres Vila as president & COO and charged him with responsibility for leading a fresh management team for which technology transformation is identified as the bank's "main strategic priority".
Goldman Sachs has hired former Discover card services executive Harit Telwar to head up a new digital banking unit, taking its cue from the swathes of fintech startups that are using technology-led services to penetrate one-time banking strongholds in lending to customers and small businesses.
Christian Aid is set to broadcast an interactive TV advert that uses audiotagging technology to make it easy for viewers to donate to the charity through their mobile phones.
America will have finally completed the shift to EMV chip cards by the end of 2017, according to a trade body set up to push the migration from magstripe plastic.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined the board of a new fintech firm promising to use the blockchain to overhaul the ATM market.
BBVA Compass has launched a contest inviting small businesses to use Twitter and Instagram to pitch for cash rewards.
Barclays Bank is launching a £100 million fund to provide debt-financing to help fast-growing UK tech startups.
Visa Europe has launched an innovation hub, promising to help startups build payments-related technologies and services, with the best being rolled out to the card giant's member banks, retailers and consumers.
A former JPMorgan Chase worker has been arrested by the FBI on charges that he stole customer account information and sold it to an undercover informant.
Romanian police have arrested 25 people accused of being part of a cybergang that used cloned cards to steal more than $15 million in thousands of ATM withdrawals around the world.
Personal financial management startup MX - formerly MoneyDesktop - has raised $30 million in Series A financing, led by USAA via a subsidiary, with participation from Japanese incubator Digital Garage.
© Finextra Research 2015