PayPal has unveiled a new service, called Business in a Box, which brings together a host of tools designed to help small firms start and run their online operations.
Australian cross-border payments firm Airwallex has raised US$13 million in a Series A funding round led by Chinese Internet giant Tencent and joined by Mastercard.
Emirates NBD is embarking on a pilot that will see it use blockchain technology to boost the security of its cheques.
On the day that Royal Bank of Scotland reported its first quarterly profit in 12 years, the sweet taste of success has turned bitter for customers of subsidiary NatWest who have seen transfers from accounts vanish and mobile apps and online banking go dark.
Digital charity box Pennies has teamed up with POS terminal maker Ingenico to make it easier for Brits to give money to good causes at the checkout.
Apexx, a fintech startup founded by former staffers at Zapp, Evo Payments and Xcordia, is launching in London with the goal of creating a transparent marketplace where merchants can browse and plug in to competing services from a network of acquirers and payment brands.
The ATM Industry Association has accused the anti-cash lobby of peddling "fake news" in a desperate attempt to promote the use of non-cash tech and card-based alternatives to drive financial inclusion efforts.
Payments Canada says the the UK's Vocalink, Italy's SIA and local player CGI will battle it out for the right to build the country's new core clearing and settlement system.
A cashless society is not only within reach, but is actively desired by a third of Europeans, according to research conducted by ING.
The rise of nonbank giants such as PayPal and WeChat is leading central banks to reassess to whom they should allow access to their payment and settlement systems, says a top Bank of Japan official.
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