The respective regulators of the Hong Kong and Dubai financial markets have signed an agreement designed to further their mutual cooperation on all things fintech.
Redwood Bank, a new challenger bank providing mortgages to small businesses and professional landlords, has opened its doors four months after it was granted a banking license.
Fitbit has struck deals Visa, Mastercard and American Express to bring NFC payments to its new Ionic smartwatch.
A problem with a telco-owned satellite knocked out thousands of cash machines in Indonesia over the weekend.
Singapore's OCBC Bank has launched an Android keyboard that enables customers to make peer-to-peer payments from within any app or mobile browser.
Amazon has brought a service that lets people top up their accounts by handing over cash at the physical locations of partner retailers to the UK.
A recently published report states that, contrary to the fears of Brexit-sceptics, the UK's exit from the European Union will create as many as 80,000 new jobs - the majority of which will be in financial services. The only problem for Brexiteers is that the jobs will be in Frankfurt rather than London.
Barclaycard is aiming to put an end to ice-cream van queue meltdowns through the introduction of a cone-tactless system that lets customers pay with a tap of their card or phone before pouring their own vanilla soft-serve.
Ripple is cranking up its assault on Swift by signing up big names Ben Bernanke and Tim Berners-Lee for a conference next month, which will take place at the same time and in the same city, Toronto, as the annual Sibos jamboree.
In yet another demonstration of its reputation as the world's leading digital nation, Estonia is considering the introduction of its own government-backed digital currency.
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