Mastercard is prepping a pilot that will see small businesses in Poland able to accept contactless payments with only a smartphone.
Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab is venturing further into the payments market, adding a P2P instant fund transfer feature to its app in Singapore.
PayPal has come up with a novel new weapon to help it take over the high street - an old-fashioned plastic credit card.
Russia has stepped up its plans to exploit the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) with the announcement that state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is to open a blockchain research centre in Moscow.
Singapore is planning to develop a common QR code that will facilitate payments among different schemes, e-wallets and banks.
Fitbit has struck deals Visa, Mastercard and American Express to bring NFC payments to its new Ionic smartwatch.
Singapore's OCBC Bank has launched an Android keyboard that enables customers to make peer-to-peer payments from within any app or mobile browser.
Amazon has brought a service that lets people top up their accounts by handing over cash at the physical locations of partner retailers to the UK.
Barclaycard is aiming to put an end to ice-cream van queue meltdowns through the introduction of a cone-tactless system that lets customers pay with a tap of their card or phone before pouring their own vanilla soft-serve.
Ripple is cranking up its assault on Swift by signing up big names Ben Bernanke and Tim Berners-Lee for a conference next month, which will take place at the same time and in the same city, Toronto, as the annual Sibos jamboree.
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