With 2019 drawing to a close, we take a look back at our most popular news items, videos and community engagement activities over the course of the past year.
Top news stories of 2019
Stripe has secured another $100 million in funding, this time from Tiger Global Management, boosting the payments firm’s valuation to $22.5 billion.
The CFO of Revolut has resigned as the fintech unicorn makes headlines for all the wrong reasons, with allegations arising over serious lapses in money laundering controls and dodgy hiring practices.
Russian authorities are promoting the international use of an alternative financial messaging system to the global Swift network in order to mitigate the risk of sanctions.
Days after Halifax’s attempt at a rebrand to compete with digital upstarts such as Monzo and Starling, social media users noticed that the bank’s new identity may have taken the competition a little too literally.
There may be no shortage of wearable payment options on the market, but one handy man has decided to opt for something a little more personal, and time consuming: dissolving his credit card and putting the RFID chip in a home-made resin ring.
Taking its lead from the European Banking Authority, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed a delay to the enforcement of stronger payment security standards to give firms more time to prepare.
Santander has the most intuitive savings account and ranks fastest for account opening time when compared with nine other leading UK banks, according to Worship’s inaugural Savings Account Audit.
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed an 18-month delay to the introduction of Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) rules for e-commerce transactions.
American Express is to move into the account-to-account space, enabling UK consumers to pay for goods and services online and on the go, directly from their bank account.
Ride hailing giant Uber is moving deeper into financial services with the launch of a new division, Uber Money.
The Deutsche Bank social media team has caused a Twitter storm after moving to deny a story published by conspiracy blog Zero Hedge that it was on the verge of collapse.
Leaders of banks need to look beyond banking in anticipation of disruption to their industry in the next decade, according to Deloitte.