The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is launching an innovation hub to work with fintech startups, helping them navigate the regulatory framework and giving them a say in how rules should be shaped for new business models.
Britain's competition watchdog has ruled that IntercontinentalExchange should sell Trayport to preserve competition in wholesale energy trading markets.
Bank of Ireland has participated in a EUR725,000 seed funding round for Dublin-based social payments outfit Plynk following a 15-month development internship at the Irish bank's startup workspace.
The simmering dispute between Apple and four of Australia's leading banks over terms of access to Apple Pay has erupted into a fresh slanging match as the banking collective presses home its campaign to secure collective bargaining rights for NFC access to iPhones.
ACI Worldwide is to recruit for 50 new jobs in Ireland following the opening of a European data centre in Limerick.
The forthcoming IPO of UK-based core banking supplier Misys is running into strong Brexit headwinds as its equity backers prepare to shear £1 billion off the anticipated value of the firm in response to volatile trading conditions.
Businesses in the UK could face up to £122 billion in regulatory penalties for cybersecurity breaches when new EU legislation comes into effect in 2018, says the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
Criminals blew up 492 cash machines across Europe in the first half of 2016, an 80% increase on the same period the previous year, according to figures from the European ATM Security Team (East).
Crooks have injected malicious code into 5925 online stores, enabling them to steal payment card details, according to a Dutch developer.
ABN Amro has moved to improve the way it serves startups by appointing a liaison from outside the bank to work with firms at a new Google-backed tech quarters in Amsterdam.
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