European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch has given a spirited defence of cash, praising its ability to facilitate privacy, equality and security, insisting there is "no viable alternative" to the humble euro banknote.
Hong Kong's efforts to encourage a wave of new digital banking providers advanced today when the island's central bank published a set of revised guidelines for new entrants.
As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2017, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, and community engagement activities over the course of the past year. The site will re-open for business on 2 January 2018.
Go-Jek, Indonesia's answer to Uber, has acquired three fintech startups as it bids to establish itself as a major digital payments player.
A group of banks and fintech startups are backing a pilot with Malawian tea farmers that will use blockchain technology to try to create more sustainable supply chains.
PayPal says it has identified a potential compromise of personally identifiable information for approximately 1.6 million customers of TIO Networks, the bill payment platform it acquired for $233 million in July.
US mobile money transfer outfit Remitly says it has agreed to raise up to $115 million in a Series D funding round led by PayU, the fintech investment unit of Naspers.
Santander's fintech venture capital fund has led a $6 million funding round for ePesos, a Mexican mobile payments startup targeting underbanked small businesses.
Greek bank Piraeus is hailing the performance of three new fully-automated bank branches, claiming that their popularity has freed up staffers at traditional branches to focus on more complex, higher value work.
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.
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