Shoppers at UK supermarket the Co-op will soon be able to bypass the checkout and instead pay for their groceries with their own mobile phones.
Liv. the millennial-focused digital-only bank from Emirates NBD, has rolled out bill-splitting and budgeting applications to its mobile banking app.
Furthering its ambitions to displace cash in emerging markets, Mastercard has acquired mobile payments technology company Oltio from South Africa's Standard Bank.
The Central Bank of Lithuania is calling on tech companies and blockchain experts from across the globe to help in the design and production of a digital collector coin.
Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum Nordics 2018 in Helsinki. This event will focus on important issues affecting the financial industry in the Nordics, particularly on how both innovation and collaboration are key in the transformation of financial services.
Amazon has begun talking to banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, about developing a checking account-style product for its millions of customers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Mexico's Congress has approved a bill to regulate the fintech sector, setting rules for things like cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding, and paving the way for an open banking revolution.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies to protect the public and financial markets from a market that shows classic bubble tendencies.
Innovations in technology and practitioner insights into payment trends will top the agenda at EBAday 2018, Europe's leading payments and transaction banking conference, which is being staged this year at the ICM-Internationales Congress Centre in Munich.
Commercial payments outfit Fleetcor Technologies is set to pilot the use of Ripple's XRP digital asset in payment flows through the xRapid real-time liquidity platform.
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