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Challenger hopes to crack a tough market where customers favour traditional lenders
Handing over coins or a banknote actually makes you notice the cost more
While investigating bitcoin transaction fees, this reporter got stung with a $3.1 fee. Yes really.
Transactions above €30 will need extra verification from September, prompting banks to call for a delay
A legal case involving Lufthansa's Miles & More scheme could set an important precedent for how air miles are treated.
16 per cent of UK adults now using phone payment apps
Bank seeks to fend off competition in its most lucrative market, two of China’s biggest companies from Tencent and Alibaba
Amazon, Stripe and Worldpay say anti-fraud measure could affect billions of dollars of online purchases
Nearly £6bn worth of ‘tap and pay’ transactions in February alone
Ride-sharing company looks to mirror Alibaba’s approach to boosting growth
These regions contain some of the world’s most underbanked populations but technology is fronting the drive for change. Plus: interview with the World Bank on expanding financial services; cash culture prevails in north Africa; fintech and financial inclusion in Iraq; Kenya pushes to shift mobile money to the next level
Fintech aims to tackle a fragmented farming sector and help solve bigger economic problems
Shares of Italian payments group fall 6% on first day of trading
ReNeuron deal with Fosun helps fund manager focus on rare good news
Analysts and investors say competition from new digital entrants is driving mergers
Like children, payment groups could outgrow their seniors. But is big really better?
Financial services technology group FIS seeks scale with acquisition
17 per cent of the population would struggle to cope in a cashless society, review finds
Card technology is improving but older people and lower income groups are at risk of financial exclusion
Telecoms group joins with banks to create third bloc in growing e-payments market
Digital payments start-up GoCardless aims to boost operations in Europe and the US
A near miss with a mugger showed me how vulnerable I was
New regulator needed to look after interests of those still reliant on hard currency
Fintech firm attracts ire of regulators after it admits using falsified data