A smart suit with an NFC tag embedded in the sleeve button, a purse which can recharge a mobile phone without cabling, and 'bio-smart' shirts that measure heartrate and respiration are to make their debuts at a tech show in Berlin next week as Samsung unveils its latest line of wearable fashion items and accessories.
Banks around the world still haven't completely nailed digitisation, ANZ Australia CEO Mark Whelan says, opening the opportunity for financial services players that can get it right.
UMB Financial Corporation has become the latest bank to embrace the fintech startup community, forging a partnership with St Louis-based venture fund and accelerator SixThirty.
Securities Commission Malaysia is to draw key stakeholders together in a bid to create a stable ecosystem for the promotion of fintech innovation in the country.
Kash, the latest US startup looking to disrupt the credit card networks has recruited former Visa CEO and chairman Joe Saunders as chairman of the board and raised an additional $1.5 million in funding.
MasterCard is to step up its engagement with the international startup community by transforming its Start Path partnership programme into a global forum.
Payments firm Dwolla is introducing a while label service that promises to give banks and businesses an API that does what ACH does without the overheads.
SunGard is to take over Barcelona's iconic Camp Nou football stadium to host the championship round of its third annual Global Coder Cup, in which eleven teams from five countries will compete to develop innovative new financial service apps.
Digital challenger bank Atom is collaborating with Durham University and the UK government on a research project to develop a new model for retail banking.
Fintech fashionistas can now make payments off the cuff with a natty new jacket from Scottish knitwear brand Lyle & Scott that comes complete with a buttoned-down pouch for Barclays' BPay contactless wristbands.
India has joined the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance as it bids to accelerate the country's migration to electronic payments as part of a more general strategy to boost financial inclusion.
© Finextra Research 2015