The Bank of England's fintech accelerator programme has launched a new community forum for innovation talks and two new proof of concept trials exploring the use of AI and distributed ledgers.
CreditEase, a $1 billion fintech investment fund operating out of China, has announced a series of investments in US-based financial technology startups.
Dutch online discount broker BinckBank has acquired robo-advisory startup Pritle for EUR12.5 million.
SIX Securities Services has developed a distributed ledger-based bond issuing prototype which it intends to deploy.
Barclays Bank has helped UK children's charity the NSPCC to launch an app to provide counselling to young people in need of emotional support directly through their smartphone.
Addleshaw Goddard is the latest law firm to buddy up to the fintech community, picking seven startups to join a 12-month programme that will include legal advice and mentoring.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ordered Diebold Nixdorf to sell one of its customer-operated ATM businesses.
The group of Australian banks fighting it out with Apple for access to the iPhone's near-field communication function say that it is "unrealistic" to expect them to settle for Android Pay and non-NFC alternatives.