The craze for defacing Canadian $5 bills to make former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier look like Star Treck's Spock is not illegal but is "inappropriate," says the country's central bank.
Some of the biggest names in financial services are throwing their weight behind a UK competition giving fintech startups the chance to win a share of a £175,000 cash prize pot.
A Washington hospital has filed a lawsuit against Bank of America to recover some of its losses from a $1 million cyber-breach in 2013.
Government-owned lender RBS has found a novel use for its former 'executive wing' at its Scottish HQ, transforming the space into a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs and innovation.
Core banking vendor Temenos is to move into the fast-growing funds admin business with a EUR235 million acquisition of Luxembourg-based Multifonds
The main theme for the Swift Regional Conference in Copenhagen this year is disruption. The programme will explore the different challenges arising from newcomers, technology and regulation. It will look at how the financial industry can cope and turn these challenges into opportunities.
Madrid's public transport system operator is working with Telefonica, Samsung and Gemalto to pilot mobile NFC ticketing.
Organised criminals are turning to social media to recruit members of the public to act as unsuspecting money mules for laundering dirty cash.
Australian telco Optus is planning to launch smartwatches and wristbands that let customers make contactless payments with the flick of a wrist.
Payment processor Worldpay is putting up $1 million to fund a new financial technology accelerator at Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).
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