A startup offering free credit checks has been launched by the former managing director of Google UK, Dan Cobley.
Google has begun testing a buy button that lets smartphone users click on selected search ads to go to a product page where they can complete a purchase.
It may have only launched Android Pay last week but Google is already looking for the next big thing in payments, teasing a "hands free" service that will be piloted later this year.
Financial services firms may dominate the list of corporate investors in fintech startups, but the biggest investment dollars are coming from two of the world's largest tech companies, Google and Intel, according to data from CB Insights.
Having seen its Wallet service fail to take off, Google is aiming another shot at the fast-growing mobile payments market with the launch of Android Pay.
Google has moved to give users of its Wallet mobile payments service more security by ensuring that their funds are now FDIC-insured, according to Yahoo Finance.
Google is plotting a service that enables people to receive and pay their bills through Gmail, according to an internal document seen by Re/code.
Google is rolling out a car insurance comparison site in California, with more states to follow.
US telco-owned mobile payments venture Softcard has confirmed that is shutting down after selling off technology and intellectual property to Google.
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.
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