The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has poached Citi exec Sopnendu Mohanty to head up a new fintech and innovation group.
ANZ is looking to beef up its retail distribution strategy with the appointment of long-serving McDonald's exec Catriona Noble to oversee its customer-facing channels.
The Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson, is muscling in on the world of cryptocurrencies, lending his star power to a new bitcoin ATM in Las Vegas.
Deutsche Bourse is wading into the $5.3 trillion a day currency markets with a EUR725 million acquisition of multi-bank FX trading platform 360T.
Peter Randall, the former CEO and founder of Chi-X, is once again looking to upset established market mechanisms with the launch of an institutional payment and settlement system based on blockchain technology.
British digital challenger bank Atom has picked Intelligent Environments' software platform to underpin its mobile apps.
Mobile payments startup Square has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, according to Bloomberg sources.
Despite talk of cash's imminent demise, the Royal Mint supplied 2.4 billion coins in the UK in the last year, up from two billion in the previous 12 months.
Further evidence has emerged that French investment banks are exploring the potential of blockchain technology in the capital markets.
US authorities are questioning a host of global banks over their role in handling bribes to executives of football's global governing body Fifa, and the effectiveness of their anti-money laundering systems.
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