LivePerson and HSBC bring conversational commerce to banking
Jul20

LivePerson and HSBC bring conversational commerce to banking

LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, has announced an agreement with HSBC to bring conversational commerce to customers worldwide, allowing them to text with the bank as easily and conveniently as they text with their friends and family in messaging apps. The agreement, signed late last year, extends LivePerson’s global relationship with HSBC and will roll out in phases across 14...

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Tech visionary Jacqueline de Rojas is appointed as Advisor to the Board at Metapraxis
Jul20

Tech visionary Jacqueline de Rojas is appointed as Advisor to the Board at Metapraxis

Metapraxis, the leader in financial analytics technology, today announces that titan of tech, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, has been appointed as an Advisor to the Board. As President of techUK, Jacqueline is renowned in the technology sector for her forward thinking, industry leading approach. She has a wealth of experience advising companies and institutions across a range of sectors, most notably she sits on the board of directors at...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Madeline Aufseeser, Tender Armor on fraud being a threat to the consumer today
Jul20
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Ghela Boskovich, FemTechGlobal on how Fintech scene changed and grown
Jul20
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Valli Ardalan, Earthport on trends in payments
Jul20
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Citigroup Declares Common Stock Dividend and Announces Adjustment to Warrant Exercise Price
Jul20

Citigroup Declares Common Stock Dividend and Announces Adjustment to Warrant Exercise Price

The Board of Directors of Citigroup Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend on Citigroup’s common stock of $0.45 per share, payable on August 24, 2018 to stockholders of record on August 6, 2018. This dividend declaration may result in an adjustment to the exercise price of Citigroup’s outstanding Series A warrants (NYSE: C/WS/A) and/or Series B warrants (CGBBW) effective on August 6, 2018. Such adjustment will be...

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Kim Humborstad & André Løvestam, Zwipe on is open banking positive for the industry?
Jul20
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Haytham Kaddoura, SmartStream on banks have totally embraced Fintechs partnering with Fintechs
Jul20

Money20/20 Europe 2018: Haytham Kaddoura, SmartStream on banks have totally embraced Fintechs partnering with Fintechs

Haytham Kaddoura, SmartStream on banks have totally embraced Fintechs partnering with Fintechs at Money20/20.

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Oliver Hughes, Tinkoff Bank on Russia’s regulation and protecting customer data
Jul20
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Blockchain Life 2018
Jul20

Blockchain Life 2018

We’re excited to announce that our second annual international forum #BlockchainLife 2018 will take place on the 7-8th of November! This is the largest conference on #blockchain, #cryptocurrency and #mining The two-day forum will bring together more than 5000 participants from more than 70 countries of the world on the leading site of the country – «Expoforum». Cryptotraders, owners of the #ICO projects, leading private...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Conrad Ford, Funding Options on making an announcement
Jul20
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COINSILIUM GROUP LIMITED
Jul20

COINSILIUM GROUP LIMITED

Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN), the blockchain venture builder, advisor and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Malcolm Burne as a project advisor to TerraStream Limited (“TerraStream“), its Gibraltar-registered wholly-owned subsidiary, with immediate effect. Malcolm Burne has a long-standing career in financial...

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SilverStreet awarded ‘Ethical Investor of the Year’ in Corporate LiveWire’s 2018 Global Fund Awards
Jul20

SilverStreet awarded ‘Ethical Investor of the Year’ in Corporate LiveWire’s 2018 Global Fund Awards

SilverStreet Capital, a leading investor across the agricultural value chain, has been awarded Ethical Investor of the Year award as part of Corporate LiveWire’s 2018 Global Fund Awards. The Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2018 recognise excellence in companies from all sectors, who have stood out for being ethical, results driven, innovative, and service focused. This accolade highlights SilverStreet’s continuous efforts to invest...

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PPRO Group Accelerates Global Expansion with $50M USD Investment Round
Jul20

PPRO Group Accelerates Global Expansion with $50M USD Investment Round

PPRO Group, a UK-headquartered cross-border e-payment specialist, today announced a $50 million USD investment round led by PayPal with participation from Citi Ventures and return investor HPE Growth Capital. PPRO enables businesses to accept more than 140 alternative payments globally, partnering exclusively with leading payment service providers and financial institutions. Through this investment, PPRO plans to accelerate the...

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Gartner Survey Finds Only 65 Percent of Organizations Have a Cybersecurity Expert
Jul20

Gartner Survey Finds Only 65 Percent of Organizations Have a Cybersecurity Expert

Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organizations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organizations that undergo digitalization, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Muhammad Asim, Marq Millions Ltd on what customers want
Jul20
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New era for Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America: added a new investment partner and picked its second cohort
Jul20

New era for Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America: added a new investment partner and picked its second cohort

Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading global FinTech accelerator focused on innovation for the financial services industry, announces the 10 FinTech startups chosen to be part of its second program in Latin America, based in Mexico City. The selection was the result of a three-month scouting process of the best FinTech talent throughout the region, and an intense evaluation over a three-day selection process named Selection Days. The...

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OraSaifu announces cryptocurrency smart wallet to take blockchain to the high street
Jul20

OraSaifu announces cryptocurrency smart wallet to take blockchain to the high street

OraSaifu, a technology company based in Japan with offices in Beijing, New York and Hong Kong, has announced its first revolutionary payment product: OraSaifu smart wallet, a hardware crypto currency wallet that will enter the global payment market in mid-July 2018. “OraSaifu Wallet will impress the blockchain world with its security technology and the premium digital card screen display performance,” commented Leon Liu, OraSaifu...

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Drive with Belron hosts AI and Insurtech startups at Demo Day chasing £200k investment
Jul20

Drive with Belron hosts AI and Insurtech startups at Demo Day chasing £200k investment

Drive with Belron, powered by investor and innovation partner L Marks, hosted their Demo Day for the three startups chosen to take part in the 2018 ten-week startup innovation lab. Belron and L Marks will be making available a fund of £200,000 to invest in winning startups. Belron is the worldwide leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement, trading under more than 10 major brands including Carglass®, Safelite® and Autoglass®...

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Larry King, Dash CEO Ryan Taylor Join Blockchain Futurist Conference Distinguished Speakers List
Jul20

Larry King, Dash CEO Ryan Taylor Join Blockchain Futurist Conference Distinguished Speakers List

Untraceable Inc., Canada’s first blockchain and cryptocurrency event and marketing agency, announced additional speakers and details for its inaugural blockchain event, Blockchain Futurist Conference, happening August 15-16, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. In keeping with Untraceable’s mission to create authentic dialogue amongst participants of all industries and levels — from industry titans to blockchain enthusiasts — the conference has...

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JPMorgan Chase Expands Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth in Chicago’s South and West Sides
Jul20

JPMorgan Chase Expands Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth in Chicago’s South and West Sides

Building on the success of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, JPMorgan Chase today announced an expansion of the fund’s model to support minority entrepreneurs in Chicago’s South and West Sides. This investment includes $4 million from JPMorgan Chase to provide minority entrepreneurs with critical access to capital, education and other resources. Fifth Third Bank will invest $2.5 million in the Entrepreneurs of...

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Pegasus Capital Advisors Finalizes Control Investment in Yanzi Networks
Jul20

Pegasus Capital Advisors Finalizes Control Investment in Yanzi Networks

Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Pegasus” or the “Firm”), a private equity firm providing strategic growth capital to middle-market companies focused on the sustainability and wellness sectors, announced today a control investment in Yanzi Networks AB (“Yanzi”), a Swedish Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) solutions provider for the Smart Building market. Yanzi has developed an open, fast, robust, and evolutionary software and networking...

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces the appointment of Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria
Jul20

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces the appointment of Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria

The Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (www.Ecobank.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria, subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Group Executive, Consumer Banking responsible for leading the Consumer Banking business across Ecobank’s global...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Benoît Legrand, ING on what ING is doing in terms of innovation
Jul19
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Stephanie Pietri & Christian Raccuglia, FIME on how does FIME help the banks to over come challenges
Jul19
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Luis Valdich, Citi Ventures on utilising data & incoming regulations
Jul19
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Bruno Peroni, Atlas Quantum on about the company
Jul19
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Sébastien de Brouwer, European Banking Federation on GDPR and incoming regulations
Jul19
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Iain Kirkpatrick, Metro Bank on customer data and lending
Jul19
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Sopra Steria And Symphony Ventures Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Intelligent Automation in Private and Public Sectors
Jul19

Sopra Steria And Symphony Ventures Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Intelligent Automation in Private and Public Sectors

Sopra Steria has today announced a strategic alliance with Symphony Ventures to address the growing Intelligent Automation (IA) needs of its customers across enterprise and the public sector. Working together, Sopra Steria and Symphony will offer IA with the power to transform business process capabilities at an enterprise level and unlock value across the entire organisation. Across all sectors, organisations are seeking advice and...

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Tackling the TRIM Challenge – How Banks Can Get their Data Management and Data Quality Processes up to Scratch
Jul19

Tackling the TRIM Challenge – How Banks Can Get their Data Management and Data Quality Processes up to Scratch

Martijn Groot, VP of Product Management, Asset Control The Targeted Review of Internal Models (TRIM) is well underway and it is having a significant impact on banks across the eurozone. TRIM is an initiative of the European Central Bank (ECB), designed to assess whether the internal risk assessment models, used by banks supervised by the ECB, comply with regulatory requirements and whether their results are reliable and comparable. As...

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Marc Wilczek, Link11 on how can an AI based system increase a banks ability to handle an attack
Jul19
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Ron Kalifa, Worldpay on how can Worldpay help clients integrate with big players
Jul19
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Financial Services Struggling To Plug IT Skills Gap
Jul19

Financial Services Struggling To Plug IT Skills Gap

More than a third (38%) of IT decision-makers across the UK financial sector believe it has become more difficult over the past five years to find staff with the right skills and experience. Over a third (34%) believe the problem is going to worsen in the coming five years. This is according to a survey across a range of financial and banking sector organisations, including retail and investment banking, asset management, hedge funds...

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TANDEM LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHY BALANCE APP HIGHLIGHT
Jul19

TANDEM LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHY BALANCE APP HIGHLIGHT

Today digital bank Tandem announces a new highlight on its banking app that celebrates users who have kept on top of their finances. The “Healthy Balance” notification will appear to people who have kept the balance of an account above £500 for the last three months and congratulate them on their money management win. This highlight encourages savers to keep on top of their budgeting by serving as a mini morale boost. This highlight...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Jan Arp, Holt Accelerator on how has the field developed
Jul19
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European Challenger Bank Banco BNI Europa invests in US consumer loans via Fintex and Upgrade, Inc
Jul19

European Challenger Bank Banco BNI Europa invests in US consumer loans via Fintex and Upgrade, Inc

European challenger bank Banco BNI Europa and Fintex have entered into a strategic partnership to invest in Upgrade’s consumer loans and expand access to affordable credit to consumers in the United States. Banco BNI Europa, which is active across Europe, now invests in US consumer loans through Upgrade, one of the fastest growing platforms in the US. This loan purchase programme was implemented by Fintex Capital, which issued a bond...

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JLT acquires digital SAVING AND INVESTment SERVICE MOOLA
Jul19

JLT acquires digital SAVING AND INVESTment SERVICE MOOLA

JLT Employee Benefits (JLT), one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers, has acquired the award-winning digital saving and investment service Moola, subject to regulatory approval. Moola is an innovative, affordable and consumer-friendly investment service. It offers customers the opportunity to invest in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), Generalised Investment Accounts (GIA), as well as ethical and tax efficient portfolios....

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MYPINPAD Launches Open mPOS Platform for PIN on Mobile
Jul19

MYPINPAD Launches Open mPOS Platform for PIN on Mobile

MYPINPAD, the global leader in payment acceptance and authentication software solutions, today announces the launch of Open mPOS. Open mPOS is a complete mPOS authentication platform that uniquely enables merchants, acquirers and Payment Service Providers (PSPs) to deploy PIN on Mobile technologies without the need to undergo their own Software PIN on COTS (SPoC) PCI certification. Open mPOS will provide a fully certified PIN on...

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To Enhance Security, Head into the Cloud
Jul19

To Enhance Security, Head into the Cloud

Patrick Lastennet, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Financial Services Segment at Interxion As digital disruption continues to redefine what’s possible at an unprecedented speed and scale, organisations are increasingly turning to cloud-based capabilities to survive and thrive. The cloud has become critical not just to the day-to-day, but to enabling the IT innovation that will determine business success tomorrow....

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Money20/20 Launches ‘Rise Up’ Program
Jul19

Money20/20 Launches ‘Rise Up’ Program

In an effort to foster gender inclusivity within the Financial Services and Fintech industries, Money20/20 will launch Rise Up during the Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas. Rise Up is a brand new, annual program designed to empower the next generation of female leaders through actionable skills, tools, and learnings in order to take their careers to the next level. A cohort of 30 women will be hand-chosen to take part, complete with a...

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New opportunities on Robo.cash: installment loans TezCredit
Jul19

New opportunities on Robo.cash: installment loans TezCredit

The European Р2Р platform Robo.cash and one of the leading alternative lending companies in Kazakhstan LLP Zaymer expand partnership by delivering a new opportunity for investments on the platform – installment loans TezCredit with a repayment period up to 12 months and an expected interest rate up to 14.5% per annum. Both operating within a single financial group, the Р2Р platform Robo.cash based in Latvia and the lending...

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deVere Group: One third of new advisers in 2018 are re-hires
Jul19

deVere Group: One third of new advisers in 2018 are re-hires

Re-hires make up nearly a third of all financial advisers who have this year joined deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, it has today been revealed. New figures published by the firm show that 31 per cent of all its advisers taken on in 2018 across its global network of 70 offices have previously worked for the company. Speaking on this unusual trend, James Green, deVere Group’s...

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Nordea Asset Management invests in Madrague Capital Partners
Jul19

Nordea Asset Management invests in Madrague Capital Partners

Nordea Asset Management Holding AB has signed an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Stockholm-based asset manager Madrague Capital Partners AB. The partnership combines Madrague’s well-regarded hedge fund investment competence with the strong Nordea Asset Management distribution network in the Nordics and the rest of the world. Nordea Asset Management has a proven international track record of collaborating with both internal and...

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Growth Street joins the Starling Bank Marketplace
Jul19

Growth Street joins the Starling Bank Marketplace

Starling Bank, the mobile-only bank, and Growth Street, the peer-to-peer business lender, are joining forces to give the nation’s five million small business owners better access to the flexible finance they need to prosper and grow. Growth Street will be the first SME finance provider to go live on Starling’s in-app Marketplace, which gives users access to a range of services from pensions to insurance to loyalty schemes. The...

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Rise of automation is forcing a re-think on skills, says CFOs
Jul19

Rise of automation is forcing a re-think on skills, says CFOs

CFOs report that automation and digitalisation are having a significant impact on team dynamics and collaboration. Whilst some fear automation could negatively affect the job market and workplace, finance leaders are seeing positive results. A study of CFOs’ views by recruitment specialist Robert Half UK found digitalisation and automation are leading to improved collaboration (66%), innovation (63%) in their teams, communication...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Radek Matyasek, Next Biometrics on why is contactless so important
Jul18
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Olga Feldmeier, Smart Valor on about the company
Jul18
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Traders’ performance will improve under new ESMA leverage limits, finds research from Capital.com
Jul18

Traders’ performance will improve under new ESMA leverage limits, finds research from Capital.com

Under ESMA’s lower leverage levels, already implemented by Capital.com, client win-loss levels significantly improved and reduced the rate of margin calls. Following the announcement by the European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA) that leverage rates offered by CFD trading providers must be significantly reduced by 1 Aug 2018, leading CFD trading provider Capital.com reduced its default rates across commodities, currencies,...

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Citi Launches Citi® Payment Insights For Institutional Clients with Real-Time Payments Visibility and Management     Royal Dutch Shell Pilot Successfully Completed
Jul18

Citi Launches Citi® Payment Insights For Institutional Clients with Real-Time Payments Visibility and Management Royal Dutch Shell Pilot Successfully Completed

Citi has launched Citi® Payment Insights, a new service providing institutional clients with real-time payments visibility, and ability to action payments on-demand via its electronic banking platform, CitiDirect BE®. Citi® Payment Insights empowers clients with a complete view of the transaction lifecycle within Citi’s entire global network, and across the correspondent banking eco-system by integrating the transparency provided by...

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