The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) is warning investors about a surge in the use of messaging tools like WhatsApp by pump-and-dump scammers.
The UK's next £20 note will be printed on polymer in a move to make the paper currency more secure and durable.
UK m-commerce outfit Zapp is to use fraud detection technology from Cambridge University spin-off Featurespace to protect users of its 'Pay by bank' app at launch later this year.
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.
Paypal has introduced a new person-to-person payments feature which enables account holders to request money from friends, family and colleagues via a personalised URL.
ANZ has signed a five-year A$450 million deal with IBM to increase productivity and innovation across the Australian bank through the use of cloud-based services, mainframe technology and analytics software.
A former US Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoin during the investigation into the Silk Road dark bazaar.
As the contactless payments limit in Britain rises from £20 to £30, new figures from the UK Cards Association show that more than £2.5 billion was spent via tap and go in the first half of 2015.
© Finextra Research 2015