Visa pays $5.3 billion to share in fintech growth

Visa pays $5.3 billion to share in fintech growth

January 16, 2020
By PETER LEE

The premium price for its acquisition of Plaid shows Visa’s determination not to be left behind in the fintech-led transformation gathering pace across financial services.

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader

January 15, 2020

Central Asian expertise and North American money made for a powerful mix: together they have turned ABA Bank into a digital entrepreneur and propelled it to the top tier of Cambodia’s banking industry.

South Korea: Let the app wars begin

South Korea: Let the app wars begin

January 14, 2020
By MORGAN DAVIS

New banking rules have blown the competition wide open in South Korea, allowing banks to piggy-back off each other’s client relationships by offering a better mobile app.

Inside Kaspi’s Kazakh banking experiment

Inside Kaspi’s Kazakh banking experiment

January 13, 2020
By MATTHEW THOMAS

Kaspi.kz is Kazakhstan’s most exciting technology company, its most ambitious bank and perhaps its next international export, but rivals think they have figured out its secrets.

Cashless Kingdom: Saudi approves new e-wallet operator

Cashless Kingdom: Saudi approves new e-wallet operator

November 22, 2019
By VIRGINIA FURNESS

BayanPay, a digital payments company owned by London-listed Finablr, has received regulatory approval to operate its mobile money platform in Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom looks to a future without cash.

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Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

September 18, 2018

European bank chief executives speak obsessively to Euromoney about new and rebooted digital banking arms – read on for a guide to Dominic O’Neill’s in-depth examination of the strategy and rationale behind these projects, and their chances of success.

Blythe Masters: Special focus

Blythe Masters: Special focus

January 31, 2018

Blythe Masters became CEO of Digital Asset Holdings in 2015 after 27 years at JPMorgan, where she was credited as the creator of the credit default swap (CDS).

Fintech and innovation: special focus

Fintech and innovation: special focus

July 19, 2017

From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to P2P networks, mobile banking to FX robots… financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them.