Holvi, the Finnish digital banking startup targeting small businesses, has hired former SumUp exec Thomas O'Reilly as it prepares to enter the Irish market next month.
Londoners will soon be able to pay for journeys on the tube, DLR and overground with their contactless bank cards and mobile phones.
Online army bank USAA has begun using IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform to help military personnel ease back into civilian life.
Barclays has filed a motion seeking to throw out a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General accusing the bank of deceptively luring unwary investors to a dark pool that was actually being run for the benefit of predatory high-frequency traders.
Crooks have hacked the European Central Bank's website, stealing contact data and demanding a ransom for its return.
New York authorities have charged six people accused of being part of an international criminal gang which used stolen card data to buy thousands of event tickets through eBay-owned StubHub.
Apple is in talks with Visa as it ponders launching a mobile wallet this autumn, according to tech site The Information.
AvantCredit, a Chicago-based online consumer lender, has raised $75 million in a series c funding round led by Tiger Global Management and secured a $200 million credit facility.
A business incubation programme run by a consortium of UK universities has been pitching promising startup companies to Barclays Bank.
PayPal is bringing its working capital programme for small business customers to the UK, offering firms cash advances against future sales.
Fintech vendor Iress is promising to bring market data to the masses through a tool that allows people to request share process information through Twitter.
Amazon has taken another tentative step into the world of offline commerce through the launch of a mobile wallet app where customers can store loyalty and gift cards.
Interbank messaging network Swift has signed up another six major banks to its KYC Registry initiative as it gears up for a launch at the end of this year.
Former Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier has turned up as a director at PayRange, a startup that builds dongles that can be attached to vending machines to enable them to accept mobile payments.
Westpac has become the first bank in New Zealand to trial a host card emulation-based mobile NFC payments service.
The British Bankers' Association (BBA) is investigating a merger with the Payments Council and the UK Card Association, according to Sky News.
A collection of 10 fintech startups from around the world have battled their way onto an accelerator programme run by Startupbootcamp.
ACI Worldwide is to acquire UK-based payment fraud prevention outfit Retail Decisions (ReD) for $205 million in cash.
Monitise and IBM have strengthened their alliance, working together to push mobile banking, payments and commerce technology to financial institutions around the world.
European authorities say they have dismantled a Romanian-dominated cybercrime network that used a host of tactics to steal more than EUR2 million.
Britain's competition watchdog is preparing an in-depth investigation into the retail banking sector in a move which could eventually see the country's high street giants broken up.
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