Singapore's POSB has begun pilot trials of a new breed of ATMs capable of conducting biometric ID scanning, video teller services and dispensing lost cards and Internet banking tokens.
Shopaholics can breathe easy, help is at hand. A new handbag is promising to stop impulse buying by locking, flashing and vibrating when users reach for their wallets.
The bank-backed R3 CEV blockchain consortium has filed its first patent application, shedding light on Corda, the software that will be central to its shared ledger project, which could begin rolling out within months.
A year after launch, Samsung Pay has been used to make around 100 million unique transactions in seven countries, with the electronic giant's home market of South Korea leading the way.
Wells Fargo says that a pilot programme that lets customers talk to a bank staffer face-to-face from the comfort of their own homes over video connection has proved a big hit.
NFC payment rings first sported by Olympian athletes in Rio are now available for pre-order to the general public.
BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Icap and Santander have joined with UBS and Clearmatics to advance the Utility Settlement Coin, an asset-backed digital cash instrument implemented on distributed ledger technology.
South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) is taking its embrace of mobile services to the next level, launching its own-branded handsets.
Australia's retailers have thrown their weight behind an effort by the country's banks to win the right to collective bargaining with Apple over NFC access to iPhones.
Toronto-based Impression Ventures Fund has raised C$20 million to invest in early-stage Canadian financial technology companies.
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