Digital bank Monzo is putting its API developer plans on ice as it faces up to the challenge of launching current accounts for its 190,000 customers.
American Express cardholders can now use Amazon's Alexa to check their account balance, review recent charges, make a payment and find out about new offers from the card scheme.
Rabobank has partnered with Norway's Signicat to provide a digital identity hub for businesses looking to onboard new customers and sign legally-binding contracts online.
Americans are embracing person-to-person payments, with more than a third now using services such as Zelle and Venmo to pay each other back, according to a Bank of America survey.
Toronto-based online investment manager Wealthsimple has raised C$50 million from Power Financial to fund its growth ambitions in Canada and the US.
Mizuho is joining forces with World Innovation Lab to create a joint venture company that will pair with startups from Japan and the US to create new business services utilising fintech innovations and the Internet of Things.
Mastercard, UnionPay International and Visa have introduced a standardised QR code for payments by mobile phone at merchant locations across Thailand.
The Royal Bank of Scotland and its NatWest subsidiary are introducing an automated process that will see them make commercial real estate lending decisions of up to £2 million in just 45 minutes.
Facility takeover fraud soared by 45% in the UK last year, as crooks hoovered up the personal data of victims and used it to gain control of bank and other accounts, says not-for-profit data sharing and prevention agency Cifas.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is shedding hundreds of UK technology jobs, offshoring much of the work to India.
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