Banco do Brazil, PNC Bank and US Bank are set to join the growing band of finacial services firms working with Visa to offer their customers HCE-based contactless mobile payments.
Google is preparing to launch a payments API that will enable third party developers to embed in-store and in-app payments within their apps, according to press reports.
While other banks are closing branches, the UK's TSB has launched a staunch defence of the branch network, making its high street presence front and centre of its proposition to attract more customers from competitor banks.
Like its counterparts in the US, the Bank of England is pondering the implications of issuing its own digital currency.
Chicago-based Victory Park Capital has set out plans to raise £200 million through a listing on the London Stock Exchange for a new vehicle which will invest through person-to-person lending platforms.
The Bank of England is staging a competition to uncover insightful ways of representing and interpreting newly-released data sets.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is planning to step up the fight against money laundering by carrying out random audits of Wall Street banks' transaction monitoring and filtering systems.
Target has so far booked $162 million in expenses related to the data breach it suffered in late 2013 which saw thieves steal the card details of tens of millions of customers.
Europol has shut down a botnet that had infected 3.2 million computers worldwide with malware designed to steal online banking credentials.
In a UK first, Barclays is launching a service that lets people pay each other and small businesses using just their Twitter handle.
AXA has launched a EUR200 million venture capital fund dedicated to investing in budding strategic innovations in the insurance, asset management, financial technology and healthcare service industries.
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