fintech

Dorsey: Square May Develop Bitcoin Mining Hardware

Square chief executive Jack Dorsey says fintech company looking into custom-built Bitcoin mining hardware that could increase accessibility, efficiency

1 month ago

Visa Continues Fintech Push With Currencycloud Acquisition

London-based forex specialist Currencycloud is to be acquired by payment giant Visa, in a deal worth £700 million ($963m)

4 months ago

Turkish Crypto Exchange Boss Flees Country Amidst $2bn Fraud Probe

Chief executive of Turkish cryptocurrency trading platform Thodex flees to Albania as estimated $2bn in investors' assets reportedly lost

7 months ago

Regulator Probes PayPal Mobile App Subsidiary Venmo

PayPal subsidiary Venmo under investigation by US consumer regulator over 'unauthorised' debt collections as new administration tightens enforcement

10 months ago

Wirecard Collapse Puts Pressure On Germany’s Finance Minister

One of Germany's most prominent politicians comes under fire for 'failure of responsibility' after Wirecard falls into insolvency amidst fraud…

1 year ago

Role Of Wirecard Supervisors To Be Probed By EU

The actions of financial supervisors responsible during the Wirecard collapse should be investigated, says senior EU official

1 year ago

Wirecard Munich HQ Searched By Police And Prosecutors

Fintech fraud investigation continues into Wirecard, as German police and prosecutors search bankrupt firm's Munich headquarters

1 year ago

Wirecard Collapses, Files For Insolvency

German fintech start-up Wirecard has filed for insolvency, becoming the first DAX member to fail after a financing scandal

1 year ago

Former Wirecard CEO Released From Jail

Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun walks free after arrest on Monday for allegedly falsifying the accounts for the German fintech…

1 year ago

German Financial Regulator Expresses Shock At Wirecard ‘Disaster’

Munich fintech start-up Wirecard says £1.7bn missing from its accounts probably never existed, as cheif executive quits and prosecutors consider…

1 year ago

FinTech Part 3: The Future Of FinTech

FinTech offers many new ways to bank and manage money. With Open Banking gaining pace, what does this mean for…

2 years ago

Google AI Scheme Targets Banks Overwhelmed By Pandemic

Google Cloud's PPP Lending AI Solution aims to help banks analyse and process loan applications under US government's aid scheme…

2 years ago

Brazil Launches Nationwide Instant Payments System

Brazil's central reserve bank set to offer instant payments infrastructure as basis for private services aimed at companies and individual…

2 years ago

FinTech Part 2: Building the FinTech Ecosystem

How are FinTech companies innovating? What's the tech that sits behind the development of their apps and support networks, and…

2 years ago

FinTech Part 1: A New Payments and Banking Landscape

As one of the fastest-growing sectors, FinTech is building technologies and services that will touch every consumer and business. In…

2 years ago

UK’s 2018 Tech Sector Venture Investment Shows Sharp Drop

Venture capital investment in London tech companies was down 29 percent on the previous year, but was still nearly double…

3 years ago

IMF Suggests Governments Set Up Own Cryptocurrencies

Fintech fantasy? Nation states should build their own digital currency to prevent its use by money launders and fraudsters

3 years ago

Microsoft Rolls Out Juggernaut Blockchain Payments System For Gaming Industry

The new blockchain-based offering, backed by services giant EY, is expected to turn into one of the world's biggest enterprise…

3 years ago

AI, Cloud And Blockchain ‘Creating New Risks’ For Banks

Financial organisations must work with authorities to revamp banking regulations, study finds

4 years ago

TSB Banking ‘Back Online’, But Problems Continue

Days of chaos have resulted from a botched systems switchover at the weekend

4 years ago

EU Proposes Cross-Border Crowdfunding Regime In Fintech Push

The plan would create a single regulatory scheme across Europe for crowdfunding platforms, as the EU prepares for Brexit

4 years ago

Fintech Consortium To Tackle Cybersecurity Issues

A new consortium led by the World Economic Forum aims to bolster the financial industry's battle against a growing range…

4 years ago

Banks Trade £22m Using Blockchain Platform

Sign of the future? Two banks have successfully completed a securities lending transaction using blockchain

4 years ago

Google Ads Targeted By Cryptomining Malvertising Attack

Google DoubleClick advertising network serves up ads that mine for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin

4 years ago

Arrival Of Open Banking To Spearhead ‘Technological Revolution’ In Finance

Open Banking: New rules that require banks to share information with third party providers come into effect. But what does…

4 years ago

Google Pay Unifies Android Pay And Google Wallet

Google unifies its payment services under a single banner - Google Pay - in bid to drive adoption

4 years ago

Fake Cryptocurrency Wallet Tops Apple App Store Charts

Surge in public interest around Bitcoin and other digital currencies has helped propel a dubious wallet app to the top…

4 years ago

NiceHash Admits It Was Hacked Amid Fears It Lost $70m In Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash admits devastating hack, which some estimates say could have cost it nearly $70m

4 years ago

Blockchain Clearing System Adopted By Australian Stock Exchange

Blockchain down under, as Australia becomes first global market to adopt it for stock exchange

4 years ago

PayPal’s TIO Networks Says Data Breach Impacts 1.6m Customers

PayPal only bought bill payment processor TIO Networks For £177m in July but has suspended operations

4 years ago