BNP Paribas has launched Europe's first stand-alone digital mobile bank, Hello Bank!, in Belgium and Germany.
After 40 years of branch building, the US will witness a dramatic 30-40% reduction in the number of operating branches over the next decade, forecasts analyst house Celent.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief marketing and online boss Andy Lark has quit the bank to pursue other interests.
Telecom Italia and SIA Group have bagged a deal to develop mobile purchasing and ticketing services for Italian transit companies TPER Transport Passenger Emilia-Romagna, ANM Napoli and Start Romagna
JPMorgan Chase lawyers have demanded that Bloomberg hand over five years of internal staff logs, in another sign of disquiet among financial firms over the extent of a snooping scandal at the market data vendor.
Royal Bank of Scotland is to shed a further 1470 jobs as it restructures its retail support operations.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group is calling for a global, co-ordinated response to the threat posed by mobile malware and an emerging underground criminal marketplace lured by an expansion in m-payments and banking.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for potential suppliers to tender for the creation of a new Market Analysis Platform (MAP).
With its mobile wallet struggling to gain traction on the high street, Google is to use its extensive Web assets to spur uptake, announcing a new payments API for Chrome browsers and the ability to send money as a Gmail attachment.
Amid concerns that companies are failing to adequately prepare for February's Sepa migration deadline, the Council of the European Union has called on member states, banks and end users to redouble their efforts.
The US Department of Homeland Security has served payments start-up Dwolla with a court order telling it to stop processing transactions linked to bitcoin exchange MT. Gox.
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