Nordic payments processor Nets is working with UK biometric company Sthaler to trial the use of finger vein recognition technology to authenticate users at the point-of-sale.
BBVA is to provide a bridgehead into Spain for Alipay, the QR code-based mobile payment service from Chinese giant Ant Financial.
Ingenico has led a seed funding round for Californian conversational commerce outfit Joinedapp.
Singapore is changing its regulations to make it easier for banks to move into non-financial but complementary business areas such as e-commerce.
Visa is set to buy a stake in Klarna as part of a planned strategic partnership with the Swedish payments firm focussed on pushing online and mobile commerce in Europe.
Barclays Bank has given the ATM at its Enfield branch a lick of gold paint to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the cash machine.
Seven of Europe’s largest banks have selected IBM to build and host a new trade finance platform using Big Blue's Hyperledger Fabric.
US processor Payscout has released an app which enables users to make payments for physical products in virtual reality via Google's Cardboard view finder.
Relations between Apple and Australia's Westpac have hit a new low after the consumer electronics giant ordered the bank to disable a new feature on its mobile app which enabled customers to transfer money to friends in chat applications.
Barclays has approached the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to talk about how it can bring cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin "into play".
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