Acadian Asset Management is set to start using a Microsoft prediction engine which draws on data from social media and Web searches to guide investment decisions.
Mastercard has teamed up with Getir to let the Turkish mobile retailer's customers make payments through its Facebook Messenger bot.
Money transmission scheme TransferWise is joining the chatbot revolution, creating an interface to Facebook Messenger to help users set up transfers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia or Europe.
Cleo, a chatbot that is aiming to become the Siri of personal finance, has arrived on Facebook Messenger after picking up backing from a host of big names, including the founders of Skype and Wonga.
DBS Bank subsidiary POSB is using technology from Kasisto, the firm behind Apple's Siri AI, to enable natural language conversations with customers through Facebook Messenger.
In what it claims is a European first, Turkish digital bank Yapı Kredi is to start letting customers log into their mobile accounts by scanning their eyes.
The rush of banks into the chatbot space shows no sign of slowing down, with Societe Generale the latest to target customer interactions over popular messaging platforms.
Despite the rise of ecommerce, Britain's high street looks set to endure, with two thirds of shoppers still preferring to view valuable products in person before buying, according to a Barclays survey.
Security researchers are warning about an uptick in the number of so-called angler phishers who are luring in UK bank customers with fake customer support accounts on Twitter.