MasterCard has opted to lift a block on US bank card transactions in Cuba after the States relaxed restrictions on trade and travel with the Caribbean nation.
Bitcoin payment firm Coinbase will open the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the US today in a bid to boost the legitimacy of the cryptocurrency.
British mobile payments company Monitise is considering putting itself up for sale after issuing its third revenue warning in a year.
Payments startup Stripe is partnering with accounting and tax software firm Intuit to help small businesses and self-employed people keep better track of their finances.
Google Wallet is partnering with payments processor WePay to place its Instant Buy API into 200,000 e-commerce checkouts.
Experian Data Breach Resolution is collaborating with card fraud monitoring mobile app BillGuard to enhance its fraud surveillance and identity theft resolution product ProtectMyID.
French point-of-sale group Ingenico now owns 100 per cent of ROAM and its m-commerce platform.
Capital One has acquired Level Money, a money management app which helps consumers to keep better track of their spending.
The mobile commerce space has seen another end of year deal between cloud platform mobile payments provider Mozido and CorFire, a mobile commerce start-up that is particularly strong on point of sale payments.
Edinburgh-based personal finance platform Money Dashboard has completed a £2.5m funding round led by Calculus Capital.
Peer-to-peer money transfer group Transferwise has raised $58 million in a Series C funding round led by US venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz.
International tuition payments startup peerTransfer has raised $22 million in a funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures.
Alibaba Health Information Technology has entered into a three year contract with Shanghai Kingsoft Winning Software to develop electronic prescriptions and payments.
Online money transfer company Xoom is incorporating Apple’s Touch ID technology into their own money transfer app.
Cancer Research UK has introduced a new payment feature to its charity shops: contactless point-of-sale technology that allows people to donate by touching their card at the window.
eBay is preparing for PayPal’s spin-off by building up its talent, adding Apple’s Bora Chung to its payments technology team.
As part of its plans to expand into the iGaming sector, online payment processor Secure Trading has hired three new executives to its senior management team.
Collinson Group has announced the appointment of Chris Lord as chief information officer (CIO).
A free webinar, being held on 16th January by FC Business Intelligence, will provide valuable advice on how to improve customer interaction for anyone working in the financial services sector.
Andrew Vorster, technology foresight consultant and former vice-president of technology research at Visa Europe, has joined the FinTech Innovation Awards independent judging panel.
We are pleased to announce that the FinTech Innovation Awards will be hosted on the 18th of March 2015 at The Brewery, in heart of the City of London.
Cyber fraud is on the rise, and public concern over the safety of their data is one of the biggest factors holding back the tide of digital payments. One team of researchers may have a solution.
Venture Capitalists invested $2 billion in emerging payment technologies between January 2013 and July 2014 – but for card companies, this is a good thing.
With only nine months until the EMV migration deadline following a year of notable data breaches, retail and technology professionals are still unprepared for the switch, according to a recent survey by ACI Worldwide.
Apple and Valve are the latest companies to cut off services to Crimea, while PayPal today stopped serving the region’s internet customers.
The BBA, the leading group representing the UK's biggest banks, has issued a response to the government's 'Call for Information' on digital currencies that was issued in November last year to provide the government with the necessary information to fully understand digital currencies.
A bitcoin mining and digital payments company – Digital CC Ltd – has been forced to explain plummeting share prices and high share trading, as the company struggles to negotiate the volatile bitcoin terrain.