The UK and South Korea have formed a "fintech bridge" that will help financial technology firms and investors from each country gain access to the other.
Thailand's central bank has called for more regulation of the country's growing fintech sector in order to prevent systemic risk and protect consumers.
UK bank Standard Chartered is planning to roll out its video banking service to more than five million users across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
UK-based Nucleus Commercial Finance claims it has made the largest ever P2P loan to date following a £14.5 million financing facility offered to UK steel stockholder Industrial Metal Services (IMS).
The introduction of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could significantly boost gross domestic product, new research from the Bank of England suggests.
Santander has doubled the size of its fintech investment fund, from $100 million to $200 million, in what the bank describes as a sign of commitment to its philosophy of collaborating with startups.
Chinese web giant Baidu has made an investment in ZestFinance, a US fintech startup using machine learning to overhaul the credit scoring business. The size of the deal has not been disclosed.
Britain's recent vote to leave the European Union has prompted several London-based fintechs to enquire about moving to Berlin, claims a business development group in the German capital.
Lloyds Banking Group has become the latest UK high street bank to launch a mentoring service for fintech startups.
MarketInvoice, a UK-based P2P lender has secured more than £7m in its latest round of fundraising, defying the economic uncertainty around startups following the UK's controversial vote to leave the European Union.
Once the preserve of anarcho-libertarians, digital currencies and their underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) are making their way onto the agenda at the heart of the British establishment as the House of Lords prepares to hear from a top Bank of England official about the prospects for a 'Britcoin'.
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