Scotiabank boss Brian Porter is bringing in former BBVA Bancomer CEO Ignacio Deschamps to advise on the Canadian lender's digital transformation strategy.
Santander InnoVentures has teamed with IE Business School to run a series of 'pitch slams' for fintech startups in Tel Aviv, Sao Paolo and Madrid.
BlackBerry has set out plans to grab a slice of the African mobile money market, beginning with the launch of a feature in Nigeria that lets users send money to each other through the BBM messaging service.
Over 60% of risk managers at financial services firms think that the probability of a "high-impact event" on the global system has increased over the last six months, with worries about cyber-attacks driving the rising jitteriness, according to a Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation survey.
Bank customers in Singapore have been warned of a rise in malware infections on Android phones that seek to hijack online passwords and one-time security codes.
A move by Costa Rica's state bank to set up bank branches exclusively for women has backfired spectacularly, with critics dubbing the pink-bedecked outlets the 'Barbie Bank' for reinforcing gender stereotypes.
The UK Government has confirmed a range of measures designed to help challenger banks take on the establishment, including extension of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) for SMEs, the launch of a new regulatory bank startup unit, and the establishment of a high level advisory group to review banking competition.
Tandem, a digital banking startup led by Azimo founder Ricky Knox and Capital One's Matt Cooper, has secured a license from the BofE, paving the way for it to join the scrum of challengers taking on Britain's high street lenders.
German retail giant Otto Group is shutting down its Yapital mobile payments business, blaming a competitive market and weak consumer take up.
Australian Eftpos outfit Tyro Payments has scored a A$100 million funding round to help it move into banking, taking on the country's traditional lenders in the battle for small business customers.
Plans by ANZ to relaunch its Internet banking system to provide a consistent user experience across all devices came to fruition in an unexpected way on Monday, as technical gremlins managed to shut down services across customer desktops, tablets and mobiles for six hours during the upgrade.
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