Was £3000 on a SnapChat geofilter to promote the new £10 note money well spent by the Bank of England? We'll never know because the bank did not put together a business case prior to the campaign or carry out any evaluation once it was completed.
Malaysia's MayBank is betting big on biometrics to replace password logins, adding facial and voice recognition to its fingerprint-protected mobile app.
Hong Kong's Octopus contactless transit payments system is facing competition from the mainland, as WeChat begins trialling its mobile wallets on the island's railway network.
Starling Bank is continuing its mission to provide a platform for fintech apps, striking a deal with Yoyo Wallet to enable cardholders to automatically receive retailer loyalty points at participating high street stores.
Despite the explosion of technology in the payments sector, demand for notes and coins continues to match or outpace GDP in all major economies bar Noway and Sweden, according to a report produced by the San Francisco Federal Reserve.
Standard Chartered, Axis Bank and Rakbank have begun to use RippleNet to send live cross-border payments on behalf of corporate clients and migrant workers.
The UK's Open Banking project is being expanded to embrace all payment account types - including credit cards, prepaid cards and e-wallets - covered by PSD2.
A former Bank of America Merrill Lynch trader has been fined £60,090 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for tricking algorithms into buying loans.
OCBC Bank is reporting astonishing productivity gains following the introduction of robotic process automation to handle number crunching tasks in its secured lending and sales reporting units.