Fintech accelerators come in all shapes and sizes. Reetika Grewal, head of payments strategy and solutions at Silicon Valley Bank, charts the path taken by Commerce.Innovated, the SVB/MasterCard joint programme.
Cops in Europe and Malaysia have arrested 105 people accused of participation in a massive organised criminal enterprise that made counterfeit credit cards that were used to buy high-value goods worth millions of euros.
NEC has embarked on trials of 'cashless payment services' using facial recognition technology to verify consumer identities at small shops located inside its head office building in Tokyo.
Standard Chartered is to invest $30 million into its Malaysian technology and operations centre, raising its IT spend in the country over the next year by 50%.
Bitcoin exchange and virtual wallet operator Coinbase has secured a $10.5 million investment from a group of Japanese investors, including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), to fund its Asian expansion strategy.
The UK government is trialling the use of distributed ledger technology and a mobile app to help welfare claimants track what they are spending their benefit payments on.
With PSD2 looming, German regulator Bundeskartellamt has ruled that the country's banking industry is violating competition law by putting up barriers that hinder competing online payments services.
As they share ever more personal information online, young Brits are increasingly falling victim to identity fraud, figures from security outfit Cifas show.
A British cyber-security firm set up by a former JPMorgan banker has closed an £8 million Series A funding round
As states across Europe eye up London's business riches and tout their EU-friendly fintech credentials, German centre-right political party Freie Demokraten is taking a cheekily direct approach, driving a giant billboard truck into the heart of the capital emblazoned with an invite for Brexit-scarred startups to move to Berlin.
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