Digital payments firm Stripe has launched Instant Payouts, a service designed for the gig economy, enabling marketplaces to pay contractors in minutes via their debit cards.
Curve, a London-based startup that lets users replace multiple cards with a single piece of plastic and a mobile app, has raised $3 million.
The Australian Stock Exchange was forced to close early on Monday following a day of problems caused by a hardware failure in a database used by the bourse's equities trading system.
Deutsche Bank is joining forces with startup accelerator Axel Springer Plug and Play to back banking and insurance startups with cash and other support.
In the wake of the $81 million Bangladesh Bank hack, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) has set up a task force to look into the security of wholesale payments that involve financial institutions.
Three months on from the Brexit referendum result and investment in UK fintech firms shows no sign of slowing down, according to data from Innovate Finance.
BNP Paribas Securities Services is expanding its blockchain platform for private stocks to help unlisted companies issue minibonds via crowdfunding platforms.
Successful fintech companies will be those that accept that rather than taking business away from banks their technologies will be adopted by financial institutions, says Damien Jamet, chief digital officer and chief of staff at Societe Generale Securities Services.
Brits are nearly twice as likely to trust banks to store and keep safe their biometric information as they are to trust government agencies, according to a survey from Visa.
While mobile apps have proved a boon for Europe's retail banks, new research suggests that they could also prove a threat, with new specialist players picking off customers in key areas and disrupting the traditional full-service model.
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