First Data has come clean about ongoing talks to buy North American payments processor Blue Pay after a draft news release announcing an agreed acquisition and conference call was inadvertently posted on the vendor's Website.
HSBC has enlisted fintech startup Bud for the latest stage of its foray into open banking, trialling an app that lets people see account information from all of their providers, as well as get money management tips and product suggestions - including from third parties.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has struck a deal with New Zealand's Vend to add inventory management, analytics and customer loyalty tools to its suite of proprietary Albert POS tablets.
JPMorgan Chase is to buy Silicon Valley-based WePay to help its small business clients marry software with payments.
As PSD2 looms into view, open banking and APIs have been central to discussions at this year’s Sibos, with banks grappling with the threats and opportunities presented by the opening up of data.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee used his appearance at Sibos this morning to pitch the World Wide Web Consortium's efforts to streamline the online checkout experience and make payments more secure.
PayPal has announced that Venmo users will be able to use the popular mobile app at more than two million US high street retailers.
The European Central Bank is inviting independent techies and vendors to develop a mobile app for its forthcoming instant payment settlement system that will let people and businesses send money anywhere in the euro area within seconds.
Royal Bank of Canada has teamed up with Wave to integrate invoicing, accounting and financial insights into its online business banking platform.
Santander's fintech venture capital fund has led a $6 million funding round for ePesos, a Mexican mobile payments startup targeting underbanked small businesses.
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