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.
Goldman Sachs is planning to bring its Marcus brand to the UK next year, offering online savings accounts and lending products for the masses.
Regulatory impediments and the current fragmentation of protocols from a multiplicty of providers of distributed ledger technology will prove to be a major challenge for banks to overcome before the technology can go mainstream in financial markets, says a senior Deutsche Börse executive.
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.
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.
As it prepares to launch its standalone app next week, US bank-backed P2P payments app Zelle is already boasting 50,000 new sign ups a day.