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Al Rajhi Bank taps Diebold Nixdorf’s biometric technology for debit card issuance

  • Published: 23 Jan 2017

Saudi Arabia-based Al Rajhi Bank has forged a partnership with Diebold Nixdorf to develop a biometric-enabled self-service solution, enabling debit card printing through biometric authentication at self-service terminals.. read more

TSYS renews payments services agreement with BBVA Compass

  • Published: 20 Jan 2017

US-based credit card processor TSYS has inked a long-term renewal of its payments services agreement with BBVA Compass to continue processing the bank’s consumer, commercial and small business credit card portfolios.. read more

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to shutter 79 branches

  • Published: 19 Jan 2017

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group (CYBG) is shutting down a total of 79 branches, putting at risk jobs of 400 employees.. read more

UnionPay partners with CIBC for cross-border remittance service in Canada

  • Published: 19 Jan 2017

UnionPay International in partnership with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has introduced UnionPay cross-border remittance service in Canada.. read more

Webster Bank to shrink branch network

  • Published: 18 Jan 2017

Webster Bank will shut down eight branches across four US states as more customers adopt electronic banking channels.. read more

Russian central bank sets up fintech association

  • Published: 18 Jan 2017

Bank of Russia has created a new fintech association that will focus on promoting the development of blockchain technology in the country.. read more

Major EU banks collaborate on blockchain platform for SMEs

  • Published: 18 Jan 2017

Seven European banks have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a blockchain-based shared platform to support domestic and cross-border trade for SMEs.. read more

Cardtronics, Citibank collaborate to offer surcharge-free ATMs in Walgreens stores

  • Published: 18 Jan 2017

Cardtronics has joined hands with Citibank and Walgreens to bring Citi-branded ATMs inside Walgreens stores across the US.. read more

Celebrating the best of the best: nominations open for 2017 RBI Global Awards sponsored by Fiserv

  • Author: Douglas Blakey
  • Published: 16 Jan 2017

The Retail Banker International Global Awards, now in their 32nd year, celebrate the best in global retail banking, with winners to be announced at the Awards Dinner at The Waldorf Astoria, London on 11 May 2017.. read more

Bank of Ghana to migrate all banks payment systems to EMV standard

  • Published: 16 Jan 2017

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is set to migrate all payment systems of banks in the country from magnetic chip to Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) chip-based cards in 2017.. read more

Wells Fargo net income dips 5.5% in Q4; to close 400 branches

  • Published: 16 Jan 2017

US banking group Wells Fargo has announced plans to shut down 400 branches over the next two years.. read more

Rakuten sets up commercial banking business in Europe

  • Published: 13 Jan 2017

Japanese fintech and e-commerce firm Rakuten has launched commercial banking operations in Europe under the brand name, Rakuten Europe Bank.. read more

Deloitte sets up blockchain lab in New York

  • Published: 13 Jan 2017

Professional services and consulting firm Deloitte has launched a new blockchain research and development lab in New York.. read more

UniCredit’s €13bn rights issue plan receive shareholders nod

  • Published: 13 Jan 2017

Shareholders of Italian banking group UniCredit have given the go-ahead to the bank's €13bn rights issue plan.. read more

Airtel Payments Bank goes live across India

  • Published: 13 Jan 2017

Airtel Payments Bank has launched operations in 29 states across India, offering 7.25% interest on savings accounts.. read more

Token and VirtusaPolaris team to enable banks enhance digital offerings

  • Published: 13 Jan 2017

Token, a crypto-payment network based in Silicon Valley, has entered into a strategic partnership with Indian IT and consulting firm VirtusaPolaris to enable banks to build next generation digital products and services.. read more

ANZ agrees to sell UDC Finance to HNA Group

  • Published: 11 Jan 2017

ANZ has signed an agreement to sell UDC Finance, the asset finance business of its wholly owned subsidiary ANZ Bank New Zealand, to HNA Group.. read more

Citi Retail Services signs financial services agreement with BRP

  • Published: 11 Jan 2017

Citi Retail Services and BRP, a manufacturer of power-sports vehicles, have signed an agreement under which Citi will provide a consumer credit card programme to finance the purchase of BRP's vehicles and other related products and services.. read more

DIFC to launch fintech accelerator in Dubai

  • Published: 10 Jan 2017

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced plans to launch a fintech accelerator in Dubai in association with professional service company Accenture.. read more

Apple Pay to support 17 more financial institutions in US

  • Published: 10 Jan 2017

Apple has extended the support of its mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, to 17 more US firms, including banks, credit unions and card issuers.. read more


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