Wells Fargo says that a pilot programme that lets customers talk to a bank staffer face-to-face from the comfort of their own homes over video connection has proved a big hit.
NFC payment rings first sported by Olympian athletes in Rio are now available for pre-order to the general public.
BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Icap and Santander have joined with UBS and Clearmatics to advance the Utility Settlement Coin, an asset-backed digital cash instrument implemented on distributed ledger technology.
South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) is taking its embrace of mobile services to the next level, launching its own-branded handsets.
Toronto-based Impression Ventures Fund has raised C$20 million to invest in early-stage Canadian financial technology companies.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has made a high-profile and expensive hire: Chip, a humanoid robot that will be used to carry out research into artificial intelligence (AI).
Nordea is on the hunt for startups developing new applications in artificial intelligence and blockchain-based products for its next fintech accelerator programme which kicks off in the autumn in Stockholm and Helsinki.
UK fund management house Octopus Investments has launched a fintech accelerator to nurture 'product-ready' startups, alongside an inhouse development incubator.
Singapore is set to introduce a payments system similar to the UK's Paym, which will let people send money using only recipients' mobile numbers, as part of a concerted effort to wean the city state off of cash.
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is to open a blockchain development lab in Belfast to cater for its expanding portfolio of investments in the fintech arena.
German cooperative bank Volksbank eG Schwarzwald Baar Hegau has become the first client to install NCR's new 'innovation experience room', a space packed with the latest technology, such as virtual reality headsets and drones, that is designed to help build digital literacy among employees and customers.
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