Wirecard has partnered with Apple Pay in France to launch boon, its mobile payment application.
Funding Circle has perhaps started 2017 in a better way than most. The London-based lending platform that connects small businesses with investors has raised $100m (£82m) in equity investment.
IZettle, Square's European rival, has raised €60m ($63.4m) in new funding and has also appointed a new CFO, Maria Hedengren.
ING has partnered with Dutch startup, Whydonate, to create a contactless charity collection box to help keep the charity sector innovative in a time when cash is being used less frequently.
University of Strathclyde has launched, what it claims to be the first Financial Technology focused course in the UK. The degree will be an intensive 12-month Masters that will start from September 2017.
Clarity Money, the brainchild of venture capitalist Adam Dell, is a new personal finance app that uses AI and data science to save users money by finding better-priced energy bills, cancelling subscriptions and provide tailored suggestions on things such as credit cards.
A group of Chinese companies and state-owned businesses are partnering to create a new $1.5 billion fintech fund that will focus on mergers and acquisitions, and nurturing fintech enterprises in China.
Yesterday we rounded up our top five articles about payments in 2016; today, we're turning our gaze to that hot and ever-evolving topic, fintech. If you missed these gems when they were published, now's your chance to read them!
Jonathan Quin, co-founder and CEO of World First, explores how established financial institutions and newer fintech disruptors stand to benefit from collaborating with one another in the fast-moving financial services sector.
The last few months have been rather exciting for those with an interest in PSD2 and Open Banking. But while we all may privately have hoped developments in open banking and PSD2 might have provided a final level of clarity by now, this is not yet the case.