Ingenico is bringing scratch cards, slot machines and wheels of fortune to online checkout screens and instore eftpos in an effort to improve conversion rates for merchants.
An R3 academic paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) investigates the relative merits of a public network-based retail Fedcoin option and the private, permissioned wholesale CAD-coin alternative.
In a first for cash-loving Germany, Deutsche Bank has added host card emulation-based contactless payments to its Android app.
Wells Fargo's efforts to strengthen data access and sharing for customers using third party apps has moved on apace with an API integration agreement with real-time aggregation service Finicity.
Oval Money, a social savings app that combines machine learning with crowdsourced tips, has come out of closed beta in the UK.
Finland's OP Financial group has signed a deal with Silicon Valley-based Token to use the startup's API-based transaction network to prepare for a new era of payments arising from the forthcoming implementation of the PSD2 Directive.
JPMorgan Chase spent around $600 million on emerging fintech solutions last year, says the bank's CEO Jamie Dimon in a letter to shareholders which also mentions an API store and some "interesting developments" in the bill payments department.
Security outfit Kaspersky Labs has become the latest voice to raise the possibility that North Korea was involved in last year's $81 million Bangladesh Bank cyberattack.
Supporters of digital payment schemes like to push the idea that a cash-free future is just around the corner, yet fully three-quarters of all Euro zone payments at the point-of-sale are still made in cash, according to the European Central bank.
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is advertising for a digital transaction lead with experience of UPI, Aadhaar and BHIM, in a move which is seen as the precursor to the launch of a peer-to-peer payments service in India.
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