Singapore's DBS Bank is taking advantage of new regulatory freedoms to launch an online marketplace for people to buy and sell cars.
Sberbank is to spend $500 million to take a 50% stake in Yandex.Market, the e-commerce venture operated by the Russian search engine.
American e-commerce retailer Overstock has doubled down on its cryptocurrency bet, adding Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin to Bitcoin as payments options for nearly four million products on its site.
Bread, a startup that builds customisable pay-over-time financing options for online merchants, has raised $126 million in equity and debt financing.
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.
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.
Digital payments outfit Stripe is introducing global support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, connecting business customers to the hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers that actively use these payment methods.
Singapore is changing its regulations to make it easier for banks to move into non-financial but complementary business areas such as e-commerce.