Westpac's New Zealand arm has sent out an SOS to the UK's geeks, launching a mobile and Web banking app design competition, which will see the winning developer score a trip down under.
NCR has struck a $1.65 billion deal to buy online and mobile banking specialist Digital Insight from private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Separately, NCR has also closed the $84 million acquisition of Alaric Systems.
RBS chief Ross McEwan has admitted that the bank has failed to invest properly in its IT system for decades after customers were left unable to access their money or pay for goods on Cyber Monday.
TD Canada Trust has unveiled 'green' ATMs which let users make envelope-free deposits and view scanned cheque images and itemised cash on their receipts.
FX risk reduction utility CLS Group has raised £160 million from its banking shareholders to meet new capital standards for systemically important market infrastructures and to invest in new technology.
Leeds Building Society is asking Brits to tell their "saving stories" on a new dedicated Web site and promising to chip in to help meet the goals when tales are shared via social media.
The UK and Irish capital markets are to move to a shortened T+2 securities settlement timeframe with effect from October 2014.
Oman's Bank Muscat says its insurers have agreed to indemnify the $38.8 million loss it suffered in a pre-paid card fraud scam earlier this year.
Calculus Capital has led a £2.7 million funding round in UK-based personal financial management start-up Money Dashboard.
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has moved to address security concerns by introducing a physical one-time password (OTP) generating card for users.
A collection of Hong Kong-licensed brokers have enlisted Markit to help them comply with new electronic trading rules on the island.
United Arab Emirate-based bank Mashreq is filling a series of new 'E-Cube' branches with Microsoft 'interactive experience technologies'.
Several UK financial institutions have been hit in the last six months by cyber-attacks, some of which have disrupted services, according to the Bank of England.
EU proposals to impose volume caps on transactions executed over dark pool trading venues are meeting stiff resistance from investors, according to research from Tabb Group.
UBS has become the latest bank to ban traders from using multi-dealer and social chat rooms, which are being trawled by regulators for evidence of market manipulation.
ANZ is experimenting with the use of voice biometrics for securing customer interactions at the call centre and for authorisation of larger-value cash transactions via mobile phones.
Italian utility giant Enel has connected to EBA Clearing's MyBank service, offering customers the option to pay their gas and electricity bills from within a bank Web site.
Bitcoin has smashed through the $1000 mark on Mt. Gox, with the virtual currency's price continuing to respond to encouraging noises from Washington lawmakers and growing popularity in China.
The European Union says it has received written assurances from the US government that NSA spies did not tap into financial messaging data transmitted over the interbank Swift network.
SimplyTapp, the US start-up which says it created the 'Host Card Emulation' (HCE) approach to mobile NFC payments recently embraced by Google, has raised its series a funding round.
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