The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) and the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) have published a position paper calling on the European Banking Association (EBA) to...
On June 21, 2017, Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech to both Houses of Parliament, which emphasises that the government’s priority is to deliver the best possible deal after Brexit. A bill will be...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a discussion note called "Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations", which provides a framework on how fintech might be able to...
On June 20, 2017 PayPal announced that it is launching an instant transfer feature to its services....
Mastercard and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford have published a paper on developing mobile biometrics in financial services, creating guidelines that aim to help...
On June 7, 2017 Data61, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), published a report called "Distributed Ledgers: Scenarios for the Australian economy over...
On May 8, 2017 Alipay, the Chinese third-party online payment platform, and First Data, a global payments technology solutions company, announced a partnership to implement Alipay at point of sale...
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has published a money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment with regard to the use of stored value cards (SVCs). The...
Transparency International has published "Under the Shell - Ending Money Laundering in Europe", which examines legislation regarding money laundering and terrorist financing in force in six...
On April 13, 2017, fintech company Pay2Home received approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to introduce hundreds of bespoke multilingual money transfer machines (MTMs). These...
On April 25, 2017, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced a collaboration with leading global transaction banks to develop a proof of concept (PoC) to...
On April 26, 2017 Azimo, an online remittance service based in the UK, introduced a new international money transfer feature to its app that allows users to send cash to any mobile phone number,...
On April 17, 2017 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, published remittance statistics for the first two months of 2017, which showed that personal remittances...
On April 19, 2017 First Global Data, in collaboration with LianLian Pay, launched a social messaging payments and remittance service to more than 100m users and merchant partners, enabling Chinese...
This report includes the findings of a survey with UK businesses on cybersecurity and the cost and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks. The Department for Culture, Media & Sport commissioned...
On April 17, 2017 the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) announced that they had formed a strategic partnership under UNCDF’s SHIFT ...

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