In a recent speech to the Mobile World Conference, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed that Google once considered developing its own currency, named Google Bucks.
As mobile payments and mobile wallets slowly start to take off here in the UK, the Telegraph took a look at how its used in Japan, where it’s been available for several years now.
Barclays Bank has released a new app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones which allows you to send and receive money simply by using a phone number, so without the need to share bank details.
Almost half of social media users would be at least somewhat comfortable giving their credit card information to a known brand through a secure payment process on a social media site such as Twitter or Facebook.
According to a report in the Telegraph, Google has decided to scrap its mortgage comparison service.
Consumer campaigner Which? has launched a new initiative to get cheaper gas and electricity bills for households looking to save money on energy.
BBC Click has done a report on hackers’ latest successes in bypassing the latest bank security measures in order to extract money from online bank accounts, to be shown on February 4th and 5th on the News channel (or on iPlayer).
Google has upgraded its Finance website to include realtime share prices, removing the previous 15 minute delay on updates.