MasterCard is working with Facebook and other social media platforms in Asia Pacific to garner insights on consumer sentiment which can be sold on to banks.
Lloyds Banking Group is set to cut thousands of jobs and close more branches as it embraces a new era in digital banking.
Madrid has become the latest city to embrace the concept of a Bitcoin Boulevard, with the Spanish capital's Serrano Street getting a cryptocurrency makeover this weekend.
Account aggregation specialist Yodlee saw its shares soar more than 40% on its market debut after raising $75 million in its initial public offering.
Citi is working with non-profit organisation Catalyst Miami on a tech-based financial inclusion programme that it believes could be replicated across the country.
Mobile handset manufacturer Samsung has partnered with China UnionPay to provide smartphone payment services to consumers in China.
Capital One has acquired San Francisco design outfit Adaptive Path, in a move that demonstrates the growing importance of user experience design thinking in financial products.
Nearly half of overall US Treasury trading volume is now executed electronically, with Bloomberg and Tradeweb dominating the fast-changing market, according to Greenwich Associates.
JPMorgan Chase has dismissed as "false" a report that its systems have been breached by hackers for the second time in recent months.
With the huge data breaches at Target and Home Depot fresh in the memory, MasterCard has launched a tool designed to protect against cyber attacks on banks and processors.
US-based crypto-currency startup Epiphyte has emerged as the winner of the Innotribe Startup Challenge at Sibos in Boston.
With a European e-money license under its belt, carrier billing outfit Boku is partnering with three of the UK's leading wireless operators to expand into the fully-regulated mobile payments market.
After three months of intensive work, the 11 fintech startups on Barclays' accelerator programme this week pitched their efforts to the great and the good.
A group of Wall Street firms, led by Goldman Sachs, has acquired instant messaging outfit Perzo and set up a new company to help them break free of their reliance on Bloomberg.
Canadian digital bank Tangerine is revamping its mobile app to enable customers to log in using Apple's Touch ID technology and issue commands through speech.
Swift's MyStandards tool is to be made available via Deutsche Bank's Autobahn Apps Market.
Wells Fargo has established a digital lab to test the use of bleeding edge technologies such as smart wearables and virtual reality headsets in banking.
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority will explore the introduction of full bank account portability as part of a review into the country's existing current account switching service.
After closing a $50 million funding round, Reddit could create its own cryptocurrency as a way of handing over shares in the platform to its massive user-base.
Yodlee Interactive is launching a private beta programme that will marry its transactional data with geo-location information in an effort to make app offerings more personalised.
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