8 times payments clashed with politics


The simple act of moving money can have a big impact on any political movement, so banks and payment networks are often caught up in issues of national importance. Here are some recent instances where payments and politics came head-to-head.


Breaking Banks: Fintech in Asia


Hong Kong and Singapore have long been economic crossroads. China and India are economies with vast populations. And Shenzhen is bursting with innovative creativity. All of these contribute to the Asian fintech market being far ahead in adoption and ecosystem creation.


Visa sees sharp benefits from India's cash crisis


India's sudden shakeup of its currency system last fall was an early holiday for digital payment companies, and Visa was no exception.


Ant Financial buying MoneyGram in first big U.S. move


Ant Financial, the company that operates Alipay, is buying MoneyGram for $880 million, its boldest move yet in a series of partnerships and investments that signal an international ambition.