Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo and handset maker Fujitsu have unveiled a smartphone that authenticates users for mobile payments by scanning their irises.
Tech giant Accenture has formed an alliance with neo-bank Moven to develop and sell digital tools to financial services firms around the world.
Gartner’s 2015 Hadoop adoption study has found that only 18% of respondents plan to invest in the big data boosting technology over the next two years. Merv Adrian, research vice president at Gartner, called the figures “anaemic”.
ING Belgium is collaborating with payments processor, Worldline, to implement the eMandates function from MyBank, in order to process SEPA Direct Debits (SDDs).
Australians are relying more on digital platforms to manage their money. ANZ’s latest Adult Financial Literacy Survey found that nearly three quarters of people now bank online, up from 63% during the last 2011 survey.
Payments professionals from across Europe are gathering in Amsterdam this week for EBAday 2015, hosted by the Euro Banking Association and Finextra. We're liveblogging events here.
Smartphone maker Xiaomi has become the latest Chinese technology firm to enter the financial services arena, establishing an online money market unit.
Personal finance outfit NerdWallet has become the latest fintech startup to score a major cash injection, raising $64 million in a Series A funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners.
Uber, the taxi-hailing app heavily associated with mobile-based electronic payments, is trialling cash payments in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
The Euro Banking Association (EBA) has published two ‘hot topic’ reports on Digital Customer Service Interfaces (DCSI) and crypto-technologies at its EBAday payments conference today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with the intention of detailing the electronic payments landscape of the future.
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