PayPal has strengthened its ties to two of America's biggest banks, forming a comprehensive partnership with JPMorgan Chase and a rewards-focussed deal with Citi.
The Nottingham Building Society is bucking one of banking's biggest trends, expanding its physical footprint by opening seven new branches in British market towns.
Amazon is further extending its reach into the high street through a new feature that lets customers use its app to pay for in-store and order-ahead purchases.
The new head of the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has come out fighting in defence of his predecessor's plans to grant special-purpose bank charters to fintech firms, defying pending litigation from state regulators.
TSB is claiming a European first by introducing iris scanning to its mobile banking app, eradicating the need to remember lengthy IDs or passwords.
Private equity outfit Finstar Financial Group is planning to pump $150 million into fintech startups over the next five years.
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is again warning banks and other firms that provide currency conversion services that they face penalties for online converter tools which mislead customers on their rates.
The Bank of England has extended direct access to RTGS accounts to non-bank payment service providers as part of a wide-ranging effort to inject more competition and innovation into the UK's payments systems.