Canada's TD Bank is rolling out a 'digital concierge' mobile service that promises to keep customers informed of personalised offers, tips and information.
Facebook is taking its recently launched Messenger chatbot platform to the next level, letting bots accept payments without having to send users to external sites.
A fire extinguishing test at a Bucharest data centre belonging to the Romanian arm of ING saw the bank's customers unable to make card payments, ATM withdrawals and online transactions for several hours on Saturday.
The Bank of England's plastic £5 note enters into circulation Tuesday, but the launch of the new fiver will be a non-event for the 30% of the UK population who claim only to use cash "if they absolutely have to", according to research from Worldpay.
ING is to transform popular social media sites such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn into payment request channels, providing a direct link between contacts for users of its mobile app.
ABN Amro, IBM, Holland FinTech and Linux Foundation are to run the first-ever Hyperledger hackathon, inviting coders to develop new financial applications capable of running on distributed ledgers.
Visa is hoping to bring a little Hollywood glamour to the world of payments, using the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a showcase for its latest technology.
US exchanges, clearing houses, trade repositories and dealing platforms will have to test their systems for cyber-vulnerabilities at least once a quarter under new rules approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Security measures for the UK's contactless card programme have been derided as 'chaotic' after it emerged that customers can still be subject to fraudulent transactions up to eight months after reporting lost or stolen cards.
BNP Paribas has opened a 5000 square foot 'Innovation Zone' on the 30th floor of its Manhattan HQ, where it is inviting employees to come and re-imagine the bank.
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