Hemant Mardia, Idex: Target Market
Feb20

Hemant Mardia, Idex: Target Market

Hemant Mardia from Idex speaks to us about their target market.

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Sergio Magalhães, Millennium bcp: Teledevice
Feb20

Sergio Magalhães, Millennium bcp: Teledevice

Sergio Magalhães from Millennium bcp speaks to us about the new teledevice.

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What changes will ICO face in Thailand: Four Experts to discuss Legislative Novelties at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference
Feb19

What changes will ICO face in Thailand: Four Experts to discuss Legislative Novelties at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Thailand will feature a panel discussion: four blockchain experts will talk about ICO regulation in Thailand. They will focus on possible changes and laws related to ICOs, which could be adopted in 2018.    The discussion will involve three blockchain experts from Thailand and their colleague from Hong Kong. Experts specialize in various sectors and represents diverse companies, thus the discussion...

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Senseye
Feb19

AI Deep Dive 2017: Senseye

Senseye speak to us at AI Deep Dive 2017.

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Crypto experts to discuss the future of blockchain in Israel on March 28 at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Israel
Feb19

Crypto experts to discuss the future of blockchain in Israel on March 28 at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Israel

On March 28, Tel Aviv will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Israel, a large conference dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICO. Speakers will discuss the future of the crypto industry, and blockchain companies will present their new developments. Why Israel? Blockchain community said that Israel is the startup nation. The country started to develop blockchain in 2015, and a year later, according to the audit company...

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Summary
Feb19

AI Deep Dive 2017: Summary

A summary of AI Deep Dive 2017.

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Attendees
Feb19

AI Deep Dive 2017: Attendees

Attendees of AI Deep Dive speak to us.

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Saxo Payments Banking Circle shortlisted for Best Alternative Payment Solution at 2018 MPE Awards
Feb19

Saxo Payments Banking Circle shortlisted for Best Alternative Payment Solution at 2018 MPE Awards

Saxo Payments Banking Circle, the ground breaking financial utility, is further underlining its position in the cross border payments sector by being shortlisted for the 2018 Merchant Payments Ecosystem Awards. Due to be announced on 21st February at the MPE Conference in Berlin, Saxo Payments Banking Circle has been shortlisted in the Best Alternative Payment Solution category. Developed to provide a faster and more cost-effective...

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To Address De-risking and Comply with AML/CFT Regulations, Banks Are Turning to Artificial Intelligence and Other New Technologies
Feb19

To Address De-risking and Comply with AML/CFT Regulations, Banks Are Turning to Artificial Intelligence and Other New Technologies

”RegTech May be the Solution to Some De-risking Woes,” Says Center for Global Development’s Vijaya Ramachandran Today, the Center for Global Development released a new study that finds that financial institutions have turned to new technologies, including artificial intelligence, to address de-risking and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their AML/CFT compliance. These new technologies may enhance transparency and...

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More fluctuations ahead for Cryptocurrency?
Feb19

More fluctuations ahead for Cryptocurrency?

Aegis Data warned that the increasing volatility of the virtual currency market means that cryptocurrency miners should protect their organisations by moving operations to a highly-resilient, purpose-built colocation data centre. Yet, while the value of cryptocurrencies has suffered its ups and downs, the challenges associated with mining them have only increased. Solving the complex computational algorithms to verify transactions...

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Cryptocurrencies Won’t Disrupt Financial Markets For Now, Report Says
Feb19

Cryptocurrencies Won’t Disrupt Financial Markets For Now, Report Says

While financial markets are abuzz with questions regarding the nature and viability of digital currencies, S&P Global Ratings believes that cryptocurrencies would need some regulation and guidance before they have a major impact on the financial markets, according to a report titled “The Future Of Banking: Cryptocurrencies Will Need Some Rules To Change The Game,” published today on RatingsDirect. Cryptocurrencies...

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Softtek & Mambu Launch Banking Platform as a Service
Feb19

Softtek & Mambu Launch Banking Platform as a Service

Partnership to change the way Mexican financial institutions operate and innovate in the digital age Mambu has partnered with Softtek to launch a banking platform as a service (BPaaS).  This cloud-based model will enable financial institutions to leverage an integrated best-of-breed offering that provides them with the agility to adapt to market demands simply and efficiently with the support of expert partners. The offering is a...

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Coinsilium update on TerraStream – Appointment of Advisor and TGE
Feb19

Coinsilium update on TerraStream – Appointment of Advisor and TGE

Coinsilium Group Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lloyd as Mining Industry Sector Advisor to TerraStream its Gibraltar registered wholly-owned subsidiary. The Company is also pleased to provide an update on Terrastream’s progress towards the development of its platform and its planned Token Generating Event (“TGE”). As announced on 23 August 2017 TerraStream was formed with the objective of creating a...

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Litecoin hard fork – comment from eToro
Feb19

Litecoin hard fork – comment from eToro

Iqbal Gandham, UK Managing Director at eToro, one of Europe’s largest cryptocurrency retailers: “Unlike with Bitcoin Cash, which was aimed at solving scaling problems, there appears to be little value in this fork for Litecoin. A split from the original coin does not seem to improve on the technology, nor does it offer any obvious benefit to the Litecoin platform. “The reality is that a few users wish to create a fork which allows...

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Lending Works chooses Credit Kudos to power new Open Banking Initiative
Feb19

Lending Works chooses Credit Kudos to power new Open Banking Initiative

Credit Kudos and Lending Works announce a partnership that creates one of the first commercial applications of the new Open Banking standard, empowering customers to instantly verify income in support of loan applications. Credit Kudos, a challenger credit bureau, and Lending Works, a fast-growing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, are partnering to enable customers to benefit from the UK’s Open Banking initiative, a secure way for...

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CrowdProperty announces IFISA launch date.
Feb19

CrowdProperty announces IFISA launch date.

CrowdProperty (www.crowdproperty.com), the specialist property peer to peer lender, announces IFISA launch date. On 23rd February 2018, CrowdProperty is set to launch its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Existing lenders will be able to take advantage of this year’s ISA allowance of up to £20k and transfer existing ISA funds into the CrowdProperty ISA. CrowdProperty offers their lenders first charge security (just like the security and...

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Ivar Wiersma, ING: Future
Feb19

Ivar Wiersma, ING: Future

Ivar Wiersma from ING speaks to us about their future.

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Without Fintechs, the UK is seriously Lagging Behind Global Rivals in Digital
Feb19

Without Fintechs, the UK is seriously Lagging Behind Global Rivals in Digital

Seismic changes in UK policy and legislation could be negatively impacting the UK financial service industry’s ability to build a globally competitive digital customer experience. According to an international study commissioned by identity data intelligence specialist GBG and conducted by Forrester Consulting, the UK financial sector is lagging behind China, Singapore, the US and Australia in adopting new approaches to authenticating...

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Millennial 20/20 Europe Summit showcases for third year in London
Feb16

Millennial 20/20 Europe Summit showcases for third year in London

13th – 14th March 2018, The Old Truman Brewery Over 200 world-class speakers on 3 stages across 12 conference tracks With 60+ sponsors and exhibitors Following the success of its previous years, Millennial 20/20 is back for its third year running, showcasing at The Old Truman Brewery. With media partners Forbes and CNBC​, and sponsored by Accenture, Story Stream, Emarsys​, Klarna​, Bazaarvoice ​and Shopify Plus, ​the Summit...

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Moven, Brett King
Feb16

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Moven, Brett King

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Moven, Brett King. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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TOKEN2049 Attracts Global Industry Enthusiasts to Discuss the Future of the Token Economy
Feb16

TOKEN2049 Attracts Global Industry Enthusiasts to Discuss the Future of the Token Economy

Serial entrepreneur Vinny Lingham is added to the extensive list of speakers for the event Entrepreneurs and industry enthusiasts from across the globe will gather at the inaugural TOKEN2049 conference on March 20-21, 2018 at Kerry Hotel, in Hong Kong. Joining a remarkable list of leading voices in the crypto community, “Bitcoin Oracle” Vinny Lingham has been announced as a keynote speaker. Commenting on the event, Christopher...

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CEO comment: UK to become cashless society by 2020
Feb16

CEO comment: UK to become cashless society by 2020

“The findings from Halifax, that reveals teenagers are now far more likely to ask for a brank transfer from parents than asking for cash, is a clear sign that Britain is well on its way to become a cashless society by 2020, and younger generations are leading the charge. In fact, PPRO Group’s research found physical money is fast becoming redundant in today’s increasingly connected society with a third (33%) of the UK stating that...

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Oliver Hughes, Tinkoff Bank: Consumer Reaction
Feb16

Oliver Hughes, Tinkoff Bank: Consumer Reaction

Oliver Hughes from Tinkoff Bank speaks to us about how consumers have reacted.

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AI Deep Dive 2017: Ofer Friedman, AU10TIX
Feb16

AI Deep Dive 2017: Ofer Friedman, AU10TIX

Ofer Friedman from AU10TIX speaks to us at AI Deep Dive.

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Are Law Firms Ready for Disruption? 
Feb16

Are Law Firms Ready for Disruption? 

A significant cyberattack in 2017 brought company-wide disruption for a leading law-firm and raised the question of; whether law firms are prepared for a business outage and how would they service clients’ requirements?  The Instant Group and Sandpiper Partners, a consulting firm in the legal sector, conducted a survey to delve into the risk of business continuity for law firms in light of disruptive events, such as...

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EY and BlackLine form Strategic Alliance to offer Finance Process Automation to Organizations Worldwide
Feb16

EY and BlackLine form Strategic Alliance to offer Finance Process Automation to Organizations Worldwide

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and BlackLine, Inc. have announced a new strategic alliance that will expand EY process automation capabilities and finance transformation services offered to clients to improve finance and accounting operations. BlackLine, a leading provider of enterprise-class financial automation software solutions, is working with EY to help companies govern and automate their finance and risk processes. This alliance...

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Government look to unlock more Dormant Assets
Feb16

Government look to unlock more Dormant Assets

The Government today announced that it will work with the financial industry in an effort to unlock more money to support good causes. The announcement forms part of the Government’s response to the Independent Commission on Dormant Assets report. The Commission’s report examined how best to expand the current dormant assets scheme, through which hundreds of millions of pounds have been transferred to good causes. Currently only cash...

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Ingenico Innovation Connects Charities to Cashless Donations
Feb16

Ingenico Innovation Connects Charities to Cashless Donations

Ingenico Group has today confirmed that it has successfully supported the NSPCC in raising an incredible £15k at The Card and Payments Awards (TCPA), the premier awards evening for the UK and Irish card and payments industry on the 1st of February. For the past 8 years, Ingenico has supported the event by providing payment solutions to help raise money for charity and this year, it included the innovative Connected Screen. The chosen...

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Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Turkey
Feb16

Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Turkey

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Mother Child Education Foundation Help Advance Economic Growth for More Than 1,500 Women Bank of America Merrill Lynch is proud to report on the success of its ongoing partnership with the Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV). Recognising the significant role that women play in advancing economic growth within their communities and in the global economy, BofAML’s Istanbul-based team is...

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Ep. 182. Interview: The FCA’s exclusive announcement
Feb16

Ep. 182. Interview: The FCA’s exclusive announcement

Chris Woolard, Strategy and Competition Director, at the FCA speaks exclusively to Jason Bates about an announcement concerning their regulatory sandbox. Without giving the game away, they discuss the FCA;s latest paper about their future plans for the sandbox, how this will help companies and also take advantage of reg tech. Chris tells us about the success of the previous 4 cohorts of the sandbox to date, and what the future looks...

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HelloGold’s GOLDX Cryptocurrency is World’s First to Earn Shariah-Compliance
Feb16

HelloGold’s GOLDX Cryptocurrency is World’s First to Earn Shariah-Compliance

GOLDX has earned the world’s first Shariah-compliance certification. Certified by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors, GOLDX is the world’s first fully operational Ethereum ERC20 token backed by 99.99% investment-grade gold. GOLDX received Shariah-compliant certification because its issuance process and audited asset holdings ensure transparency, certainty and immediacy of transactions. Robin Lee, CEO and Co-founder of...

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Bitcoin hits $10000 – comment from eToro
Feb16

Bitcoin hits $10000 – comment from eToro

Iqbal Gandham, UK Managing Director at eToro, one of the largest cryptocurrency retailers in Europe, commented: “Hitting $10k demonstrates the renewed energy in the crypto market, as it shakes off some of the volatility from the start of the year. Recent market jitters has led some commentators to suggest that we were witnessing the start of a continual slide. But we believe we have turned a corner, particularly off the back of news...

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Vena Announces New Integrated Planning Functionality
Feb16

Vena Announces New Integrated Planning Functionality

Latest Product Release Includes Collaboration, Data Discovery and Modeling Features for Improved, Company-Wide Adoption of Integrated Financial Planning Vena Solutions unveiled its latest product release to make the promise of integrated financial planning a reality for medium and large sized organizations. New functionality in the release includes support for collaboration across departments, improved modeling for business users, and...

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Santander InnoVentures invests in Roostify
Feb16

Santander InnoVentures invests in Roostify

Santander InnoVentures announced an investment in San Francisco based startup Roostify, specialized in the digitalization of the process of obtaining a mortgage, enabling it to be done even via smartphone. Founded in 2014, Roostify built their enterprise platform with the aim of improving speed, eliminate paper, as well as simplify the process and reduce costs. Manuel Silva, head of Investments at Santander InnoVentures, said: “We...

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Cyber security specialists Foregenix elected to inaugural PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board
Feb16

Cyber security specialists Foregenix elected to inaugural PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board

Foregenix has been selected as one of 14 representatives to serve on the inaugural PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board. Foregenix will represent PCI SSC participating organisations and PCI constituents in Brazil, advising and providing feedback and guidance on standards and programs development and adoption in Brazil. The appointment follows Foregenix’s announcement of its first office in Brazil in January 2018. Guilherme...

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Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services Delivers MiFID II Compliant Order Management System for Global Trading House
Feb16

Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services Delivers MiFID II Compliant Order Management System for Global Trading House

Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services announced it successfully delivered an Order Management System (OMS) for a global trading house ahead of the MiFID II deadline on January 3. Excelian Luxoft embarked on the project in late 2016 to build an OMS that supports the trading of energy and metals products whilst ensuring compliance with trading transparency rules under MiFID II. The project was delivered on time in December 2017, allowing...

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GDPR: Over a third of Brits say they will exercise Right to be Forgotten
Feb16

GDPR: Over a third of Brits say they will exercise Right to be Forgotten

Over a third (34%) of Brits say they plan to exercise their right to be forgotten when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, according to new research from the7stars, the UK’s largest independent media agency. The research shines a spotlight on concerns around data protection and privacy among the British public, with only one in five (19%) confident their personal data is used in the best possible...

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B-Hive and the LHoFT Collaborate for a Successful First Roadshow
Feb15

B-Hive and the LHoFT Collaborate for a Successful First Roadshow

The event brought the two countries together, along with nine companies from the B-Hive community for matchmaking with corporate partners, to discuss key topics in the financial services industry and explore potential new business opportunities in Belgium and in Luxembourg. B-Hive along with the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT Foundation) came together today in the PwC Luxembourg Experience Center for its first hub...

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Top Academic Researchers and Technologists Combine to Combat Cryptocurrency Misinformation
Feb15

Top Academic Researchers and Technologists Combine to Combat Cryptocurrency Misinformation

Mosaic, the first-ever decentralized research network engineered to provide objective data analysis, will launch in Q1 2018 Mosaic has emerged from stealth. Led-by a distinguished team of academics, blockchain researchers, data scientists, and software developers from top universities around the world, Mosaic will form the industry’s first decentralized market intelligence platform, leveraging its market intelligence protocol to...

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Community Development Banking Provided Record-Setting $4.53 Billion in Lending and Investing in 2017
Feb15

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Community Development Banking Provided Record-Setting $4.53 Billion in Lending and Investing in 2017

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Community Development Banking (CDB) had a record-setting year in 2017, providing $4.53 billion in loans, tax credit equity investments and other real estate development solutions. It deployed $3.04 billion in debt commitments and $1.49 billion in new equity investments to help build strong and healthy communities by financing affordable housing, charter schools, health care and economic development across...

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DataArt Reports Record Revenue for 2017
Feb15

DataArt Reports Record Revenue for 2017

Notable Growth and Client Acquisition Across Multiple Practice Areas Fuels Impressive Annual Results DataArt announced that 2017 was another record-breaking year, with revenue reaching $124 ML, an annual increase of 27%. DataArt’s sustained and significant growth is due to continued success across the company’s practice areas. Driven by customer demand, DataArt unveiled two new practices in 2017, iGaming and Retail &...

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Trends in China: How the UK can learn from China’s booming E-commerce Landscape
Feb15

Trends in China: How the UK can learn from China’s booming E-commerce Landscape

This week, China’s 1.3 billion population will celebrate Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Dog. The celebrations will last for sixteen days, starting on New Year’s Eve (15th Feb) to the Lantern Festival on March 2nd. Preparation for the New Year celebrations is known as a ‘shopping boom time[i]’. Many transactions will be completed this week in preparation for the two weeks of celebrations. Interestingly, the majority...

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OpenPort Joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to Further Transform the Logistics Industry
Feb15

OpenPort Joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to Further Transform the Logistics Industry

Asia’s only multinational digital logistics provider will join industry leaders including UPS, FedEx, Schneider National, and SAP as members of the BiTA OpenPort announced that it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), the forum for the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry, whose members include UPS, FedEx, Penske, Schneider National, JD.com, Globaltranz, CH Robinson, and SAP....

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ATMIA Partners with New Global ATM Research
Feb15

ATMIA Partners with New Global ATM Research

ATMIA launched a new research partnership with leading award-winning software and analytics group, P1M1 (www.p1m1.com), which includes discounts for the association’s 11,000+ members. As part of the agreement, P1M1’s annual global ATM Efficiency Benchmarking Report, priced at $10,000, will be available at $9,000 for ATMIA members. However, being accepted as part of the study reduces the price to $2,500. “We are delighted to team up...

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BlockShow 2018 to Disrupt Europe with Its Largest Conference Ever
Feb15

BlockShow 2018 to Disrupt Europe with Its Largest Conference Ever

Roughly two months after the big and successful event in Singapore, BlockShow team comes back to announce BlockShow Europe 2018 – the brand’s third big conference dedicated to discovering the hottest innovations, trends and sensations currently happening in both European and Global Blockchain scenes. This time the event will be held on May 28-29; organizing team decided not to move too far from the previous location, having...

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​Innovate Finance unveils finalists for 2018 FinTech Pitch360 
Feb15

​Innovate Finance unveils finalists for 2018 FinTech Pitch360 

Innovate Finance announced the finalists for its 2018 Pitch360 FinTech competition. Pitch360, sponsored by Intel and hosted by Chris Denson of Innovation Crush, takes place on Tuesday 20th March during Innovate Finance’s flagship Global Summit in London’s Guildhall. Pitch360 will see finalists present their startup proposition for six minutes to a global audience and experienced judging panel. The overall winner of Pitch360 will...

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Carillion’s demise: what lessons can we learn?
Feb15

Carillion’s demise: what lessons can we learn?

As the dust begins settling on the collapse of Carillion, we move to the damage assessment phase – but question marks remain over the fate of at least 43,000 jobs. 30,000+ small businesses are thought to be owed money by the firm, and although credit insurers have confirmed that they will pay out compensation totalling £30 million, that only accounts for a small portion of the debt owed. Carillion had £1.5 billion worth of outstanding...

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nexo standards Becomes First Association to be Granted ECSG Conformance Label
Feb15

nexo standards Becomes First Association to be Granted ECSG Conformance Label

nexo standards has become the first industry body to be labelled as conformant to the European Card Stakeholders Group (ECSG) SEPA Cards Standardization Volume Version 8.0. The ECSG, a multi-stakeholder association promoting card harmonization in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), develops and maintains ‘the Volume’, which defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal...

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FIME accredited to deliver Intelligent E-ticketing testing and Certification Services
Feb15

FIME accredited to deliver Intelligent E-ticketing testing and Certification Services

The accreditation supports system integrators and reader manufacturers in the first step towards smart e-ticketing system interoperability across Europe FIME’s EMEA laboratory has been accredited by CNA-Paycert in line with the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) ticketing scheme to deliver ISO CEN 16794 testing and certification services for analogue and digital RF transit ticketing readers. The accreditation, delivered by CNA-Paycert,...

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ThinCats extends credit team in the Midlands and North
Feb15

ThinCats extends credit team in the Midlands and North

Alternative finance specialist ThinCats is expanding further with the appointment of Rob Thompson to the newly-created role of regional head of credit for the North. The move is part of ThinCats’ ambition to increase the volume and quality of loans it is originating, by providing strong regional support. Rob’s role will accelerate the rate at which Thincats is able to structure and process loans, in the way that best addresses the...

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