Hong Kong-based digital wallet outfit TNG FinTech has raised $115 million in a Series A funding round led by Chinese private equity group NewMargin Capital.
JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has upped the ante in his criticism of bitcoin, declaring the cryptocurrency a fraud and warning that he would fire any trader caught dealing in the coin for being "stupid".
Apple has ditched Touch ID for Face ID in its new iPhone X, enabling users to authenticate themselves - including for Apple Pay and apps that support the feature - simply by looking at their handsets.
UBS, IBM and car parts manufacturer ZF are working together to build a blockchain-based payments system that automatically collects fees for things such as parking and power charging.
Nordic payments processor Nets is to enable instant P2P payments to customers of all Norwegian banks who use the Vipps mobile payments app.
Starling Bank has gone live with its Marketplace model, enabling customers to tap into third party services from fintech firms direct from the challenger bank's mobile app.
Belgium's major banks and mobile network operators have joined forces to create an app that lets people replace their various online usernames and passwords with a single code or fingerprint.
Blockchain startups Ripple and R3 are going to court to resolve a dispute over the unilateral termination by Ripple of an options contract on its XRP digital currency unit held by R3.
As it prepares to launch its standalone app next week, US bank-backed P2P payments app Zelle is already boasting 50,000 new sign ups a day.
Visa has appointed former Bank of England deputy governor and chief operating officer Charlotte Hogg as the new head of its European operations.
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