Japan's Mizuho is the latest banking giant to set up an innovation lab as it bids to nurture a fintech ecosystem and build up relationships with startups.
British app-only challenger bank Mondo is sporting a £50 million valuation after raising £4.8 million in an interim funding round led by Passion Capital.
Japan's SBI Securities is working with IBM to test the use of blockchain technology for a new type of bond trading platform.
Visa is working with blockchain outfit Chain on the development of a near real-time funds transfer system for high value bank-to-bank and corporate payments.
In the first major deployment of contactless technology on bus services outside London, Stagecoach has announced plans to bring tap-and-go payments to all of its regional transport services across the UK by the end of 2018.
BBVA has inked a global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), pitching its digital transformation strategy deeper into the cloud.
As EMVCo prepares to unveil a major update to the 3-D Secure specification for authenticating online transactions, Visa says that it expects to set a migration deadline for European merchants of April 2018.
Mitsubishi UFJ is testing the use of virtual currency rewards for employees who reduce their overtime hours and practice a healthy lifestyle.
Lloyds Banking Group is throwing its weight behind volunteer network Code Club UK, enlisting thousands of staffers to help kids learn programming, coding and IT skills.
MasterCard has signed its largest-ever deal for Masterpass, snagging an agreement with the Ecobank Group for the roll out of its QR code-based mobile payment service across 33 African countries.
A pair of mobile payment services backed by two of France's biggest banks - BNP Paribas and Crédit Mutuel - are merging.
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