Tobias Jacob Berten, Sparda-Bank Berlin on Biggest Challenges
Apr20

Tobias Jacob Berten, Sparda-Bank Berlin on Biggest Challenges

Tobias Jacob Berten, from Sparda-Bank Berlin, talking to us about biggest challenges in the financial industry.

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Setting New Standards for the Blockchain Industry: ICONOMI’s Digital Assets Verified by Deloitte
Apr20

Setting New Standards for the Blockchain Industry: ICONOMI’s Digital Assets Verified by Deloitte

ICONOMI, the first global digital asset management platform, based on Ethereum technology, has become the world’s first crypto company to have carried out a Proof of Solvency – a form of blockchain audit – performed by Deloitte, the largest Big Four professional services firm in the world. ICONOMI is pleased to announce that it has become the first blockchain company to successfully perform a Proof of Solvency—a form of...

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François Pérol, BPCE on Paris Fintech Forum and Parthernship
Apr20
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Ivan Glazachev, Yandex Money on Cyber Security & Protecting Customers
Apr20

Ivan Glazachev, Yandex Money on Cyber Security & Protecting Customers

Ivan Glazachev, from Yandex Money, talking to FinTech Finance about cyber security & protecting customers.

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Tom Durkin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Future of the Industry
Apr20

Tom Durkin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Future of the Industry

Tom Durkin, from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, talking to FinTech Finance about what can we expect to hear from you in the coming months.

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Matthew Davies, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Innovations
Apr20

Matthew Davies, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Innovations

Matthew Davies, from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, talking to FinTech Finance about what innovations have the bank brought to customer.

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Nourhan Seifelnasr, Simon Fraser University on SIBOS 2017
Apr20

Nourhan Seifelnasr, Simon Fraser University on SIBOS 2017

Nourhan Seifelnasr, from Simon Fraser University, talking Fintech Finance about how they have found SIBOS 2017.

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Yaron Golgher, I Know First on Focusing
Apr20

Yaron Golgher, I Know First on Focusing

Yaron Golgher, from I Know First, talking to FinTech Finance about what they are focusing on currently in terms of innovation.

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Luno earns title of fastest-growing technology company in The UK in 2018
Apr20

Luno earns title of fastest-growing technology company in The UK in 2018

Tech5, the annual startup competition organised by TNW and Adyen announced the fastest growing technology company in The UK this year, during an awards dinner, last night, at the Adyen’s UK headquarters. Attended by Tech5 ambassador Reshma Sohoni (Founder of SeedCamp), the top 10 UK finalists, and members of the press, Tech5 – through TNW and Adyen representatives – revealed that Luno was the UK company with the highest revenue...

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ICT SPRING 2018: BUILDING SMARTER AND AUTOMATED ECOSYSTEMS
Apr20

ICT SPRING 2018: BUILDING SMARTER AND AUTOMATED ECOSYSTEMS

Next May 15th and 16th, more than 100 experts will share their knowledge and discuss the latest Digital, FinTech and Space trends during a new edition of ICT Spring. The tech summit, organized since 2007, will take place at the European Conference Center Luxembourg, at the very heart of Europe. Today, the organizers are announcing an impressive list of international speakers, companies and innovative startups, who will participate in...

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What impact will GDPR have on HR processes, rules and regulations?
Apr20

What impact will GDPR have on HR processes, rules and regulations?

Companies will need to meet enhanced privacy and data protection standards within the HR department, who constantly collects and processes personal data of prospective and current employees, making it a main focus when preparing for GDPR compliance. Talmundo, EU-based provider of online onboarding technology, gives companies clear guidelines to that effect, including: How employers should provide more details to employees regarding...

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CG Blockchain Collaborates with SENSE to Bring Knowledge Work to Blockchain Terminal
Apr20

CG Blockchain Collaborates with SENSE to Bring Knowledge Work to Blockchain Terminal

SENSE, the blockchain protocol for human knowledge with offices in Santa Monica and the Cayman Islands, today announced its collaboration with CG Blockchain, Inc. (BCT), a New York-based company developing powerful sets of blockchain-based tools and services for the financial services industry. This collaboration aims to simplify the way individuals communicate and share complex concepts across multiple platforms. Under the...

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Hartford InsurTech Hub celebrates first InsurTech Accelerator by facilitating pilots and partnerships with leading insurers
Apr20

Hartford InsurTech Hub celebrates first InsurTech Accelerator by facilitating pilots and partnerships with leading insurers

The InsurTech Accelerator, part of Hartford InsurTech Hub powered by Startupbootcamp InsurTech, yesterday hosted its first Demo Day at The Bushnell Theatre, in Hartford, Connecticut. Out of the 10 startups graduating from the cohort, 5 startups have already secured pilots with leading insurance companies within the core sponsoring partners: Cigna, The Hartford, The Travelers Companies, Inc., Crawford & Company, USAA, and White...

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU to promote cooperation
Apr20

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU to promote cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development was signed on April 18 by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the African Development Bank and formalized during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, DC. The mandates and comparative advantages of the two institutions converge around infrastructure development, particularly energy and power,...

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Wolters Kluwer hires in Canada for Finance, Risk & Reporting business
Apr20

Wolters Kluwer hires in Canada for Finance, Risk & Reporting business

Wolters Kluwer has hired Dan Carnevale to further strengthen its Finance, Risk & Reporting business in Canada. Carnevale, based in Toronto, joins the company as Country Manager, with a remit to ensure customers experience value from products and services, aligning Professional Services and Product Management resources. Wolters Kluwer has had a continuous presence in Canada for more than a decade and more than 10 leading banks...

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Capital matters for fintech start-ups
Apr20

Capital matters for fintech start-ups

The UK’s fintech sector is growing rapidly as new regulations encourage innovation and open up the banking and financial services sector to new competition. But are these fast-moving businesses ready to take control of their financial futures? Speaking recently at the International Fintech Conference in London, Chancellor Philip Hammond commented that the UK’s thriving fintech sector contributes $7bn to the economy each year and...

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World’s Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinsource Partners with Leading Multi-Factor Authenticator Acuant to Mitigate Bitcoin Fraud
Apr20

World’s Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinsource Partners with Leading Multi-Factor Authenticator Acuant to Mitigate Bitcoin Fraud

Coinsource, the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network, today announced a partnership with Acuant, a multi-factor KYC / AML authenticator working to improve customer experiences, increase conversion rates, and mitigate fraud at all of Coinsource’s Bitcoin ATM machines around the world. Acuant’s API and patented technology will now authenticate IDs and passports by applying 50+ forensic and biometric tests, in seconds, utilizing the...

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Sella-Alipay Agreement The most popular Chinese app will be available in Italian shops and online
Apr20

Sella-Alipay Agreement The most popular Chinese app will be available in Italian shops and online

Shopping with their smartphones will be increasingly possible, for more than 3 million Chinese tourists arriving each year in our country, thanks to the agreement signed between Gestpay, the Italian solution for online payment of Sella Group, and Alipay, the payment platform of Ant Financial, an affiliate company of Alibaba Group. Made in Italy and Italy as a destination are increasingly attractive to the Chinese market, as...

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Banking giant HSBC rules out financing controversial Keystone XL pipeline
Apr20

Banking giant HSBC rules out financing controversial Keystone XL pipeline

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, has today confirmed that it will no longer provide project finance for new tar sands projects including the construction of any tar sands pipelines. This policy would exclude HSBC from providing project financing for the Keystone XL and Line 3 Expansion pipelines HSBC also stated that its overall exposure to tar sands will reduce over time. HSBC’s move, disclosed in its new Energy Policy, is the most...

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Claudia Kaub, boon. by Wirecard on Explaining boon.
Apr20
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New Banking Solutions from FICO Focused on Reducing Complexity While Increasing Sophistication
Apr20

New Banking Solutions from FICO Focused on Reducing Complexity While Increasing Sophistication

FICO today unveiled a host of new retail banking solutions that allow lenders to manage the credit lifecycle in a way that is smarter, faster and simpler. The innovations are designed to help support lenders with their digital transformations as retail banking continues to be shaped by the forces of mobile, cloud, analytics and big data. More information: http://www.fico.com/en/origination/solution-for-financial-services “We have seen...

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“Fake data” will make banks vulnerable, according to Accenture
Apr20

“Fake data” will make banks vulnerable, according to Accenture

A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found that many banks have not invested in the capabilities to verify the validity and accuracy of their data. According to the report, Banking Technology Vision 2018, banks have always held a large volume of confidential data and are increasingly adding data from external, unstructured sources. However, while more than nine in 10 (94 percent) of the bankers surveyed said they are confident...

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IBS ranks Temenos #1 best-selling end-to-end banking software provider in the international market
Apr20

IBS ranks Temenos #1 best-selling end-to-end banking software provider in the international market

 Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, was ranked the market’s leading software provider in the core banking category, as well as in the digital banking and channels categories, according to the IBS Intelligence Sales League Table 2018. This ranking is a testament to Temenos’ strategy to provide packaged, upgradeable, front-to-back software solutions, which help banks digitalize their operations. The IBS Sales...

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Global Findex: Indonesia makes the most progress in helping its unbanked across East Asia and the Pacific
Apr20

Global Findex: Indonesia makes the most progress in helping its unbanked across East Asia and the Pacific

The latest Global Financial Inclusion Index (“Findex”) database released today by the World Bank finds that Indonesia has made the most progress, across East Asia and the Pacific, in bringing its citizens into the formal financial system in the past three years, particularly women. Around half of the adults in Indonesia now own a bank account, reflecting a true turning point in the country’s journey to boost financial inclusion. This...

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Robo-advisors offer low-cost growth opportunities, says GlobalData
Apr20

Robo-advisors offer low-cost growth opportunities, says GlobalData

Nomura Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Nomura Holdings, has recently agreed to buy majority stake in Tokyo-based robo-advisory services provider 8 Securities Inc and a minority stake in Hong Kong headquartered parent company 8 Limited for JPY2.7bn ($25m). Expect major international asset managers to build similar distribution channels via the purchase of other established robo-advice FinTechs, says leading...

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank to Repurchase for Cancellation up to 20 Million of its Common Shares
Apr20

The Toronto-Dominion Bank to Repurchase for Cancellation up to 20 Million of its Common Shares

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) (TSX: TD) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) have approved TD’s previously announced normal course issuer bid.  As previously announced, TD intends to repurchase for cancellation up to 20 million of its common shares pursuant to its bid which will commence on April 24, 2018 and end on April 12, 2019,...

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A&O, IHS Markit and SmartDX™ Launch Legal Tech Solution to Address Regulatory Challenge Faced by Derivatives Market
Apr20

A&O, IHS Markit and SmartDX™ Launch Legal Tech Solution to Address Regulatory Challenge Faced by Derivatives Market

International legal practice Allen & Overy, information and analysis provider IHS Markit and SmartDX™ from customer communications management leader Smart Communications™ have come together to launch a new product for the derivatives market, Margin Xchange™. Margin Xchange™ is an online platform that covers all stages of the mass repapering of derivatives contracts required to comply with Initial Margin (IM) regulations. It...

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CryptoFriends partners with the Malta Blockchain Summit
Apr19

CryptoFriends partners with the Malta Blockchain Summit

The inaugural edition of the Malta Blockchain Summit promises to be a seminal event on the Blockchain and DLT calendar, and it has just received a boost with a newly-minted partnership with CryptoFriends, who are known for bringing their signature style to the events they work with. CryptoFriends have an established track record with Hackathons and ICO pitches, and their association with the Malta Blockchain Summit all but ensures...

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FinancialForce Extends Professional Services Automation Leadership With its Spring 2018 Release
Apr19

FinancialForce Extends Professional Services Automation Leadership With its Spring 2018 Release

FinancialForce, the number one customer-centric ERP cloud vendor built on the Salesforce Platform, announced the availability of its latest version of Professional Services Automation, the highest customer-rated PSA solution for enterprise organizations. The Spring 2018 Release of PSA brings new functional capabilities to accelerate project staffing speed and accuracy; unify people and project data; enable better forecasting...

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Revenue Recognition ASC 606 and IFRS 15 Just Got Easier with FinancialForce’s New Revenue Management Capabilities
Apr19

Revenue Recognition ASC 606 and IFRS 15 Just Got Easier with FinancialForce’s New Revenue Management Capabilities

FinancialForce, the number one customer-centric ERP cloud vendor built on the Salesforce Platform, announced new capabilities for its Revenue Management solution that help businesses achieve compliance with the latest revenue recognition standards guidelines. The new Spring 2018 Release automates revenue and related expense-side allocations, recognition and accounting for any combination of product-based, subscription, SaaS and...

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FinancialForce Announces Spring 2018 Release for the New Services Economy
Apr19

FinancialForce Announces Spring 2018 Release for the New Services Economy

FinancialForce, the number one customer-centric ERP cloud vendor built on the Salesforce Platform, announced new innovations across its product portfolio suite with its Spring 2018 Release. These new capabilities help organizations better serve their customers and run their businesses with greater speed and predictability. Natively built on the Salesforce platform, FinancialForce business applications uniquely address the needs of...

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Is the Tide TURNING for Bitcoin? Author of Amazon Best-Selling Blockchain Book Reveals New Intel that BTC Is Poised to “Moon” Again
Apr19

Is the Tide TURNING for Bitcoin? Author of Amazon Best-Selling Blockchain Book Reveals New Intel that BTC Is Poised to “Moon” Again

Richard Jacobs is the best-selling author of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain, and organizer of the Future Tech Expo, which takes place in September 2018. As a sneak preview of what is to come at this conference, he has just published a free podcast that reveals brand-new intelligence which strongly suggests that Bitcoin could be returning to $10-15k+ territory by summer. “Almost all the ‘smart-money’ blockchain investors I know...

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VELA’S MARKET DATA FEED NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE BT RADIANZ CLOUD
Apr19

VELA’S MARKET DATA FEED NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE BT RADIANZ CLOUD

BT announced today that SuperFeed, a fully-managed market data feed designed and operated by trading and market access technology provider Vela, can be accessed via the BT Radianz Cloud, one of the world’s largest secure financial markets cloud communities. SuperFeed offers customers a single source for data feeds spanning 100 global venues including BME, Cboe, CME, CTA, Deutsche Börse, Euronext, Istanbul, LSE, Moscow, Nasdaq, NYSE,...

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Martin Atknson, Metro Bank on Future Within the Bank
Apr19

Martin Atknson, Metro Bank on Future Within the Bank

Martin Atknson, from Metro Bank, talking about where does he want to be in a few years time.

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Jennifer Boussuge, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Collaboration
Apr19

Jennifer Boussuge, Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Collaboration

Jennifer Boussuge, from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, talking to FinTech Finance about who they are collaborating with.

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Norris Koppel, Monese on New & Unique Financial Trends
Apr19

Norris Koppel, Monese on New & Unique Financial Trends

Norris Koppel, from Monese, talking to FinTech Finance about new & unique financial trends.

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Jóhann Bragi Fjalldal, Meniga on Benefits of Open Banking
Apr19

Jóhann Bragi Fjalldal, Meniga on Benefits of Open Banking

Jóhann Bragi Fjalldal, from Meniga, talking about how Open Banking will change and benefit the industry.

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Vital Eilat-Raichel, Isracard on Customer Service
Apr19

Vital Eilat-Raichel, Isracard on Customer Service

Vital Eilat-Raichel, from Isracard, talking Fintech Finance about how they have improved their customer service.

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Michael Bellacosa, BNY Mellon on Big Data
Apr19

Michael Bellacosa, BNY Mellon on Big Data

Talking to Michael Bellacosa, from BNY Mellon about big data.

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Darrell Sansom, AXA on Big Data
Apr19

Darrell Sansom, AXA on Big Data

Darrell Sansom, from AXA UK, talking to FinTech Finance about big data.

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Peter Hazou, Microsoft on partnership with Temenos
Apr19

Peter Hazou, Microsoft on partnership with Temenos

Peter Hazou, from Microsoft, talking to Fintech Finance about Microsoft’s partnership with Temenos.

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Alexander Plenk, BayernLB on Position in the Financial Industry
Apr19

Alexander Plenk, BayernLB on Position in the Financial Industry

Alexander Plenk, from BayernLB, talking about where do they see current position in the financial industry.

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Sascha Dewald, FinReach on how they are changing the payment landscape
Apr19

Sascha Dewald, FinReach on how they are changing the payment landscape

Sascha Dewald, from FinReach, talking to Fintech Finance about how they are changing the payment landscape.

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Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at ThinkCoin, comments on crypto gains and Baidu blockchain funding
Apr19

Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at ThinkCoin, comments on crypto gains and Baidu blockchain funding

Bitcoin rose from $7911 to $8100 as Ethereum climbed from $503 to $522. The positive to good news ratio today is 7-4. In general, the crypto market yesterday performed largely positively. Huawei, a Chinese giant unveiled a hyperledger-powered blockchain service platform. This followed after Tencent and Baidu’s blockchain funding. This suggests that Chinese giants are providing confidence and trust to blockchain and its potential...

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SIMalliance Members Report Shipments of 4.9 Billion SIMs in 2017
Apr19

SIMalliance Members Report Shipments of 4.9 Billion SIMs in 2017

Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to 5.6 billion. The strongest annual shipment* advances were seen in the Americas, where...

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Florius Delivers an Outstanding, Online, Omnichannel Customer Experience  with Help from Avaya and Dimension Data
Apr19

Florius Delivers an Outstanding, Online, Omnichannel Customer Experience with Help from Avaya and Dimension Data

Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA) today announced that Florius, a division of ABN Amro, now enables customers to quickly complete all aspects of the mortgage process with new, expanded self- and assisted service capabilities provided through the company’s website. Avaya and Dimension Data, an Avaya channel partner and system integrator, worked closely with Florius to create an outstanding, online, omAnichannel customer experience that would...

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Commercial lines disruptor Konsileo raises £2.7m in funding round led by Committed Capital
Apr19

Commercial lines disruptor Konsileo raises £2.7m in funding round led by Committed Capital

Disruptive commercial insurance broker Konsileo announces that it has raised £2.7m in Series A Funding from Belgravia-based technology investor Committed Capital. Konsileo will use the investment to scale up its operations by hiring commercial lines brokers and teams to work virtually in targeted hubs in the UK. Its promise to brokers is that they will keep more of what they earn, work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues...

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How banks can take a data-rich approach to customer-centric relationships
Apr19

How banks can take a data-rich approach to customer-centric relationships

By Julius Abensur, Industry Head Finance, Relay42 Businesses within the financial sector sit on huge amounts of data, and the value of this combined information is astronomical. According to a report by SAS and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, the big data industry could be worth £322 billion to the UK by 2020, and retail banking will be among the industries that sees the most economic benefit, with an estimated figure...

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Equiniti Riskfactor expands into Canadian market by signing  deal with new client Baron Finance
Apr19

Equiniti Riskfactor expands into Canadian market by signing deal with new client Baron Finance

Equiniti Riskfactor is pleased to announce its first Canadian client, Baron Finance, a financial services provider specialising in asset-based lending, invoice factoring, purchase order financing and accounts receivable funding. Ontario-headquartered Baron Finance has been providing these services to hundreds of small to medium sized businesses in Canada since 1992, helping them to become financially stable. The deal will see Equiniti...

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HOW LARGE ORGANISATIONS CAN ACHIEVE AN AGILE TRANSFORMATION
Apr19

HOW LARGE ORGANISATIONS CAN ACHIEVE AN AGILE TRANSFORMATION

Agile ways of working are becoming increasingly popular as organisations seek to reduce costs and respond rapidly to a fast-changing competitive marketplace. Being an Agile organisation means adopting a mindset of continuous improvement, allowing the organisation to deliver value fast and often. Large organisations can struggle transitioning to Agile ways of working due to their size and their traditional operating models. These...

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