Eight ways to raise cash without the banks

Banks are still the main source of funds for small and medium-sized businesses, but the variety and popularity of alternative finance options are increasing

Could social media bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream?

Virtual currencies launched by online social platforms would have the potential to revolutionise payments and other exchanges of value

Who will win the battle for peer-to-peer payments?

Future of Payments special report Raconteur P2P payments Zelle

Competition to dominate person-to-person payments is hotting up, but three contenders are making a strong claim