TransferWise gains direct access to the UK’s Faster Payments Service

London-based remittance startup TransferWise is gaining access to the UK's Fast Payments Service (FPS), through a technical partnership with Raphaels Bank.

Elliptic teams up with LexisNexis to fight bitcoin money laundering

London-based blockchain intelligence startup Elliptic is partnering with risk management firm LexisNexis to bring anti-money laundering (AML) regulations to cryptocurrencies.

IBM Reportedly planning acquisition of point-of-sale business Revel

IBM is reportedly planning a re-entry into the point-of-sale (POS) space. According to Bloomberg the firm is in discussions to acquire iPad-based POS company Revel Systems.

Azimo integrates with Facebook Messenger

International money transfer startup Azimo in integrating its service into Facebook Messenger to allow senders and receivers to connect through the social network of 1.65bn users.

AI will drive FinTech revenues up 960% by 2021

Increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to a surge in FinTech revenues over the next five years, according to a new report from Junipur.

Barclays rolls out voice-recognition security

Barclays is rolling out voice-recognition security to all its personal banking customers, eliminating the need for passwords and improving protection against fraud.

Thompson Reuters joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

Thompson Reuters is the latest company to join a consortium of institutions, headed up by New York fintech firm R3, dedicated to developing use cases for the blockchain technology in financial markets.

RunSafe Security collects $2.4m from Alsop Louie Partners

RunSafe Security, a McLean, Virginia-based cybersecurity company, has raised $2.4m in seed funding.

Ripple launches $50m blockchain research fund for universities

Ripple has announced a new $50m fund to finance university research into blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

AlphaPoint pulls in $15m to tokenise assets

AlphaPoint, a FinTech company helping institutions launch trading platforms and tokenise assets with blockchain technology, has closed a $15m Series A round.

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