UBS, IBM and car parts manufacturer ZF are working together to build a blockchain-based payments system that automatically collects fees for things such as parking and power charging.
Nordic payments processor Nets is to enable instant P2P payments to customers of all Norwegian banks who use the Vipps mobile payments app.
Starling Bank has gone live with its Marketplace model, enabling customers to tap into third party services from fintech firms direct from the challenger bank's mobile app.
Belgium's major banks and mobile network operators have joined forces to create an app that lets people replace their various online usernames and passwords with a single code or fingerprint.
Santander InnoVentures has joined a $6 million funding round for PayJoy, a San Francisco-based startup working to help underbanked people buy smartphones.
Lloyds Bank has agreed to let Intuit QuickBooks customers in the UK automatically import transactions from their bank accounts.
Goldman Sachs is planning to bring its Marcus brand to the UK next year, offering online savings accounts and lending products for the masses.
Citi is to launch its first natural language chatbot for Facebook Messenger in Singapore ahead of a wider roll out across the Asia Pacific region.
Blockchain startups Ripple and R3 are going to court to resolve a dispute over the unilateral termination by Ripple of an options contract on its XRP digital currency unit held by R3.
Arjan van Os, head of the innovation centre at ABN Amro, outlines the role played by smart contracts in underpinning the Dutch bank's approach to blockchain experimentation.
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