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Future of banking survey reveals growing E-trend

A Future of Banking survey conducted by digital banking app Varo Money, looking into the financial habits of U.S. consumers, reveals a growing tendency for people to adopt and to seek out more online banking and financial services.

EU plans to reform European Parliament election financing

Brussels - The EU will introduce reforms to curb abuses in party financing for European Parliament elections as it tries to bolster trust in the bloc's democracy, a senior official said Friday.

EU could relax banking software rules in response to fintech rise

The EU is considering relaxing banking software rules to help banks resist competition from fintech providers. As fintech usage surges, traditional lenders are finding they're unable to invest in their own web-based platforms due to European regulations.

Digital payments now more popular than cash

Digital payments are now popular than cash as app-based methods become more widely supported. Every major mobile operating system now comes with a built-in payment provider. Adoption amongst banks and retailers is also on the rise.

New report signals faster digital transformation of insurance

The insurance sector is increasingly turning to digital technology for automating insurance claims, analyzing big data for trends, and the way clients access services. A new report highlights how this disruption is creating opportunities for start-ups.

Blockchain a 'catalytic force' in soaring fintech market

Blockchain technology is propelling the fintech space to new highs as more investors get on board. The rising increase in fintech and the applications of the blockchain is leading to "exponential" increases in pilot projects, according to a new report.

Bank of Cyprus set to go digital

Nicosia - Banking, like other sectors, is embracing digital transformation. What does this mean from the financial perspective and how should a bank go about the process? The Bank of Cyprus provides the answers as it embarks down the digital path.

Artificial intelligence will say whether you get a bank loan

Next time you ask your bank for a loan in may not be the domineering bank manager who decides. Instead the decision could be made by artificial intelligence; a sign of another step in the digital transformation of the finance sector.

Why small businesses need to consider digital transformation

Digital transformation may be more associated with major corporations, but small businesses are rapidly engaging with the process in order to remain competitive. Digital Journal assesses the trends.

Blockchain community falls under U.S. regulations

Washington - In a major ruling, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report that cautions market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by "virtual" organizations will be subject to federal securities laws.

Headway on AIDS threatened by funding slowdown

Paris - Progress in beating back the AIDS epidemic risks being eroded by a funding shortfall set to grow under Donald Trump's proposed cuts to global health projects, experts and campaigners warned ahead of a major HIV conference.

Britain unveils Jane Austen bank note on anniversary

Winchester - The Bank of England on Tuesday unveiled a new bank note featuring Jane Austen to coincide with the author's death 200 years ago after a campaign to include more women on Britain's currency.The new note worth ten pounds ($13, 11.

Citigroup staffing up for new center to unleash robotics

Citigroup is staffing up for the robotic revolution. The New York-based financial services giant has plastered online jobs boards advertising roles at a new automation center that will deploy new robotic technology throughout the bank.

G20 nations vow terror funding crackdown

Hamburg - The G20 group of major economies agreed Friday to redouble efforts to tackle the financing of extremist groups, in a rare point of agreement during a fractious summit in Germany.

China's LeEco put under pressure as co-founder's assets frozen

LeEco has said its ongoing financial crisis is "far worse than expected" and it is still rapidly running out of cash. Its billionaire co-founder resigned today, hours after having his personal bank accounts and assets frozen due to outstanding debt.

Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges

London - Former Barclays chief executive John Varley appeared in a London court on Monday over fraud accusations, the first time a boss of a global bank has faced charges arising from the 2008 financial crisis.

Crowdfunding is growing beyond tech, but is it really the future?

Crowdfunding sites are all the rage right now. Kickstarter and Indiegogo have given start-ups a new way to gain exposure and lift their brand off the ground. The approach is also revolutionising established industries though, from real estate to banking.

Bitcoin pushes past the $3,000 mark, then slides downwards

Bitcoin hit an unprecedented milestone today, reaching the $3,000 mark and setting a new lifetime value record. It comes just weeks after the cryptocurrency broke through $2,000. Its value fell throughout the rest of the day though.

Bitcoin is soaring — here's what the cryptocurrency is all about

Bitcoin is a currency just like the US dollar or Mexican peso. It's also back in the headlines for soaring in value. One bitcoin was worth $2,800 on May 25, up from $1,200 at the end of April.

G7 vows cyber action as partners warm to team Trump

Bari - G7 finance chiefs vowed Saturday to unite against cyber crime as they wrapped up talks marked by signs of a thaw in the frosty relations between the US administration and its main partners.

G7 finance chiefs talk cyber security in wake of attacks

Bari - G7 finance ministers turned their focus Saturday to combating cyber crime in what Italy's Pier Carlo Padoan described as an "unfortunately very timely" discussion.

G7 finance chiefs meet as Trump trade doubts linger

Bari - G7 finance ministers meet Friday in Italy, seeking common ground and stability on future world trade after US President Donald Trump's declaration that "America First" would be his mantra.

US Senate confirms Jay Clayton as new SEC chief

Washington - The US Senate confirmed attorney Jay Clayton as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission tasked with regulating Wall Street and America's financial sector.

'Tontine' microcredit helps Senegal women do business

Ta - After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood.

French minister probed for hiring daughters as aides

Paris - French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux was placed under preliminary investigation on Tuesday for hiring his two daughters as parliamentary aides, prompting comparisons with scandal-hit presidential hopeful Francois Fillon.

French minister fights for survival after hiring daughters

Paris - France's Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux was fighting for political survival on Tuesday after it emerged that he hired his two teenage daughters as parliamentary assistants, earning comparisons with scandal-hit presidential hopeful Francois Fillon.

Plan to nurture African economies unites fractious G20

Baden-baden - Ministers from the world's top economies heralded plans to boost development in Africa on Saturday, at an otherwise fractious G20 gathering in Germany.

Contentious G20 shows US needs time to 'adapt': Lagarde

Baden-baden - IMF chief Christine Lagarde sought to play down fears over the US weakening international commitments to free trade and climate change Saturday, saying the new White House needed time to "adapt and learn".

G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade, climate

Baden-baden - Finance ministers and central bankers from top economies are battling Saturday to find common ground on world trade in the face of US President Donald Trump's "Buy American" drive.

G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade, climate

Baden-baden - Finance ministers and central bankers from top economies are battling Saturday to find common ground on world trade in the face of US President Donald Trump's "Buy American" drive.
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