Santander: Challenges and Changes
Mar28

Santander: Challenges and Changes

Martin Bishcoff from Santander talks to us about the challenges and changes banks are facing.

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The Pros and Cons of the World Adopting Versions of the UK’s RDR Model
Mar28

The Pros and Cons of the World Adopting Versions of the UK’s RDR Model

Versions of the UK’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR) are increasingly finding their way into the international financial advisory sector, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The comments from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, come as the international financial services industry is going through a time of unprecedented change. The Retail Distribution...

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30 Seconds with Dean Chapman
Mar28

30 Seconds with Dean Chapman

How has the understanding of RPA evolved? Twelve months ago, when we engaged in conversations with potential clients, it revolved around educating people in what RPA was and how it can be applied to their business. Today, organizations are more informed about the implications for their business and are starting on large-scale projects, and organizations are now looking at additional automation opportunities such as cognitive learning...

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Changing Government Regulation and Diversification of Economy from Oil Based Industries is Expected to Boost Demand for Middle Electronic Security
Mar28

Changing Government Regulation and Diversification of Economy from Oil Based Industries is Expected to Boost Demand for Middle Electronic Security

Ken Research announced its latest publication on “Middle East Electronic Security Market Outlook to 2021 – Video Surveillance Systems and Integrated Security Solutions to Drive Market Growth” provides a comprehensive analysis of electronic security market in Middle East. The report focuses on overall market size for sale electronic security equipment in Middle East region (Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others), segmentation on...

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Financial Conduct Authority Selects Cognizant as Strategic Partner
Mar28

Financial Conduct Authority Selects Cognizant as Strategic Partner

New Digital Technologies Will Drive Business Agility and Lower Costs of Financial Market Surveillance and Risk Management Operations Cognizant today announced that it has been selected by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), to enhance the efficiency, reliability and scalability of core IT applications and quality assurance processes related to the agency’s market surveillance, supervisory analysis,...

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Change you can Bank On
Mar28

Change you can Bank On

Two words that are not synonymous with each other are banking and simplicity. Picture your last call with your bank, and you can almost guarantee that you left it frustrated. With the reassuring recorded message from that bank that, “Your call is very important to us” while being intermittently irritated by terrible on-hold music. And all this while having to repeat the same information to multiple departments, as you explore the...

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Danish Consumers can now pay with Dankort on their Mobile
Mar28

Danish Consumers can now pay with Dankort on their Mobile

Members of the BOKIS banking collective have become the first in Denmark to offer mobile payments using Dankort, the national debit and credit card. Last month the collective launched a digital wallet that allows consumers with an Android device to make contactless mobile payments. Today it is launching a mobile wallet for iPhone and, for the first time, is enabling customers to link their Dankort to their device. The BOKIS...

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Enko Capital Launches Africa Focused Debt Fund
Mar28

Enko Capital Launches Africa Focused Debt Fund

Enko Capital is pleased to announce the launch of Enko Africa Debt Fund (EADF), with US$200m assets under management (AUM). Enko Capital is an asset management company focused on investing in opportunities across Africa through three distinct platforms: Private Equity; Listed Equity and Fixed Income. The EADF will invest solely in fixed income securities issued by corporates and sovereigns, denominated in local and hard currencies...

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Equifax Launches Facial Recognition Solution
Mar28

Equifax Launches Facial Recognition Solution

Equifax has launched a bespoke Document Verifier solution to provide faster identity authentication for financial product applications using facial recognition. The solution can verify whether an applicant is genuine in a matter of seconds by comparing a live image of the applicant with a photograph of their passport or driving licence, both taken on a smartphone or webcam enabled device. The automated technology can recognise...

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Article 50: SMEs Keep Calm and Carry On
Mar28

Article 50: SMEs Keep Calm and Carry On

Lee Murphy owner of accountancy software Pandle, “Though it may prompt some UK SMES to start thinking about the implications of Brexit on their business, the triggering of Article 50 this Wednesdayshould be nothing to fear and if I’m honest, I don’t think it will impact small businesses.”   “We can expect the pound to drop slightly following this news announcement as it will remind investors and businesses that Brexit is coming,...

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Nucleus Commercial Finance hits £500 Million of Lending to UK SMEs
Mar28

Nucleus Commercial Finance hits £500 Million of Lending to UK SMEs

Plans to reach £1 billion in next 12 months Nucleus Commercial Finance has reached £500 million of lending and plans to double this to £1 billion in the next 12 months. Lending is up by 100% since April 2016 as more small and medium sized businesses look for flexible finance solutions to fund their future growth. Since launch in 2011 Nucleus has lent to UK businesses ranging from start-ups to companies with a turnover of £300 million,...

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Trulioo’s AML/KYC Solution Extends APAC Coverage with Republic of Korea
Mar28

Trulioo’s AML/KYC Solution Extends APAC Coverage with Republic of Korea

Trulioo’s leading identity verification platform helps remove regulatory barriers of doing business in the Republic of Korea Trulioo announced that it has expanded coverage to the Republic of Korea through its GlobalGateway platform. Identity verification and proof of identity is a fundamental part of life in the Republic of Korea – a requirement for many facets of daily life including registering for a bank account,...

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Teachers Building Society Launches new Online End-to-End Mortgage Application Portal
Mar28

Teachers Building Society Launches new Online End-to-End Mortgage Application Portal

The new application portal, developed by Bournemouth-based digital agency Appius, allows intermediaries to register online at teachersbs.co.uk/intermediaries, register a client, obtain a Decision in Principle, submit an application, upload documents and track their cases online. The system is built around providing a quick and smooth user experience for intermediaries and ensures they are kept up-to-date at all stages of their...

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Quint makes Senior Appointment in Digital Push
Mar28

Quint makes Senior Appointment in Digital Push

Quint Group has appointed a new CRM Manager as it continues its expansion in the consumer credit market. Last year the company launched a new comparison site and challenger brand, MoneyGuru.com, which has enjoyed a successful first six months. The company has employed fintech CRM specialist Nicola Richardson to help devise and drive the CRM strategy for the brand and to continue the site’s growth. Nicola, 33, brings ten years of CRM...

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ThinkMarkets Cuts Latency on ThinkTrader Mobile App with Neumob Solution
Mar28

ThinkMarkets Cuts Latency on ThinkTrader Mobile App with Neumob Solution

ThinkMarkets a leading financial services provider of forex, CFDs and financial spread betting has enhanced its ThinkTrader mobile trading app through the implementation of Neumob’s SDK, an app acceleration framework, to significantly reduce latency for global forex and CFD traders. Through the partnership, ThinkMarkets’ mobile app users will see a drastic change in the performance of the platform. Traders will be able to access the...

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Tech Takes Charge: Europeans save up to £7 BILLION in Financial Fees Annually
Mar28

Tech Takes Charge: Europeans save up to £7 BILLION in Financial Fees Annually

Digitisation of finance enables consumers to better manage money Europeans could avoid paying up to £7 billion in financial charges every year thanks to digital innovation helping them better manage their finances, according to international money transfer company Azimo. Azimo’s new research reveals nearly 90 per cent of consumers in the UK, Germany, Spain and France now use technology to manage their money rather than traditional...

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Upgrade Your Humans
Mar28

Upgrade Your Humans

In the digital world we now inhabit the need to ‘upgrade’ has become almost second nature. We upgrade our software, our apps, our subscriptions, and our memberships all at the touch of a button and with barely a second thought. We even upgrade our ‘hardware’ with increasing regularity; changing phones every couple of years, our cars every three, our homes every 10 years and there are even apps for changing our partners these days!...

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Goldmoney Expands Payment Connectivity Globally
Mar28

Goldmoney Expands Payment Connectivity Globally

Goldmoney Network advancements accommodate increasingly international user base Goldmoney Inc. unveiled several Goldmoney Network advancements to meet the needs of its global user base, including expanded payment options in the U.S. and Latin America, an improved user interface with new integrations for AliPay and other methods of payment, and will soon feature Apple Pay and WeChat Pay. “As an international gold-based savings...

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WNS Launches Brandttitude
Mar28

WNS Launches Brandttitude

Next-gen Business Intelligence Analytics Platform WNS Limited announced the launch of WNS Brandttitude – a cloud-based business intelligence analytics platform designed to track brand performance, understand customer behavior and perceptions, and identify buying patterns. This state-of-the art platform provides multi-dimensional insights across complex and disparate data sources. Brandttitude enables clients to carry out...

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eg Solutions Sponsors Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris to drive British GT Ambitions
Mar28

eg Solutions Sponsors Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris to drive British GT Ambitions

Back office workforce optimisation software pioneer backs Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris on their mission to Le Mans, the pinnacle of endurance racing. eg solutions has announced that it is supporting Seb Morris and partner Rick Parfitt Jnr as they embark on their second season for Team Parker Racing; with the pair’s sights set firmly on the British GT Championship title. The season gets underway on April 15-17 with rounds 1 & 2...

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First Islamic Core Banking Deal for Path Solutions in the Americas
Mar27

First Islamic Core Banking Deal for Path Solutions in the Americas

Suriname-based Trustbank is taking a big leap after signing a new licensing deal with Islamic software vendor Path Solutions to implement iMAL Islamic Banking & Investment System as its new core banking platform. This is a major breakthrough for the Kuwaiti vendor, as it’s the company’s first Islamic core banking software deal in the Americas. Path Solutions was selected after a comprehensive assessment of leading global solution...

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Metro Bank: Biggest Challenges
Mar27

Metro Bank: Biggest Challenges

Martyn Atkinson from Metro Bank speaks to us about the biggest challenges being faced.

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Travelex Launches Travelex Wire: International Money Transfer from the Experts
Mar27

Travelex Launches Travelex Wire: International Money Transfer from the Experts

Travelex has today launched Travelex Wire, a digital international money transfer service. Simple, easy and quick to use, Travelex Wire allows customers to send money to a variety of countries in a variety of currencies. The launch of Travelex Wire is a key milestone in Travelex’s digital transformation. It is the latest innovation developed to meet the evolving needs of customers who need to use and move money around the world. As...

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New Payment Platform Enables Givergy to give more to Charities
Mar27

New Payment Platform Enables Givergy to give more to Charities

Givergy announces integration with Stripe Connect Givergy, the fundraising technology platform which helped raise over £45 million for more than 1500 causes in 2016, has unveiled its new integration with Stripe Connect. Givergy’s integration with the Stripe Connect marketplace system allows for a seamless centralised payment experience from the Givergy headquarters in the UK to territories all over the world including USA, Canada,...

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OpenLedger Supports Apptrade Crowdsale with $100,000 USD Boost
Mar27

OpenLedger Supports Apptrade Crowdsale with $100,000 USD Boost

OpenLedger’s Apptrade, the platform creating “Kickstarter for Apps on the Blockchain”, has received a $100,000 USD boost from OpenLedger ApS, the world’s first blockchain powered conglomerate. Powered by the digital token APPX, Apptrade creates portfolios, or groups, of apps, where if one of those apps becomes the next Instagram or Angry Birds, then the value of the portfolio rises. Ronny Boesing, CEO of OpenLedger ApS,...

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Billon Completes Live Distributed Ledger Pay Outs in the UK
Mar27

Billon Completes Live Distributed Ledger Pay Outs in the UK

The world’s first regulated eMoney distributed ledger solutions provider, Billon Group, today announces the successful completion of the first end-to-end client pay out for participants in a market research programme.  Conduct Research uses Billon to transfer funds to 100 participants, who can pay bills, transfer to their own bank account, or withdraw funds at their convenience at over 40,000 Paypoint locations. This service is the...

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Equifax Finds 56% of Brits Prefer Biometric Banking
Mar27

Equifax Finds 56% of Brits Prefer Biometric Banking

Research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, shows that 56% of people online would prefer to use a biometric security method over traditional options like passwords to log into their financial accounts online. The online survey, conducted by YouGov, found that a third (33%) of people would prefer to use fingerprint recognition as a security method to access their accounts. A further 13% would like to use iris...

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FundRock Hires Louise Harris as Head of Legal & Compliance for its Irish Branch
Mar27

FundRock Hires Louise Harris as Head of Legal & Compliance for its Irish Branch

FundRock Management Company S.A. (“FundRock”) has appointed Irish funds lawyer Louise Harris to head up the Legal and Compliance function at its Irish branch.  FundRock, one of the largest independent UCITS and AIF investment management companies in Europe, has made the appointment as part of its long term strategy to become a leading provider of investment management services to Irish domiciled funds. Louise, a qualified barrister,...

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Research Shows Banks are Creating Barriers for Mumpreneurs
Mar27

Research Shows Banks are Creating Barriers for Mumpreneurs

With nearly half of UK mums saying they admire entrepreneurial businesswomen like Michelle Mone, Karren Brady and Liz Earle, APS financial, the most proven digital UK challenger to banks, unveils the barriers Mumpreneurs believe are stopping them from becoming the next ‘Baroness Bra’. 52% of the 1,500 UK mums polled by APS financial said the top three reasons for not starting a business were: It seemed like too big of a risk (47%) Not...

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Iwoca: What Customers Want
Mar27

Iwoca: What Customers Want

Christoph Rieche from Iwoca speaks to us about giving customers what they want.

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UBS Deploys Qualified Electronic Signature Service
Mar27

UBS Deploys Qualified Electronic Signature Service

Switzerland’s largest retail bank pioneers service digitization, increases document security and enables a fully mobile digital user experience  Shortly after the launch of their joint centralised solution for Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES), Cryptomathic and SwissSign today announce the completion of a major deployment at UBS, Switzerland’s largest retail bank. As one of the world’s largest banks, UBS is transforming its...

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Tomorrow’s New Pound Coin Release – is it a Waste of Money?
Mar27

Tomorrow’s New Pound Coin Release – is it a Waste of Money?

“This month the Royal Mint is undertaking its potential last flip of the coin by introducing an updated £1 coin into circulation. With the same shape as the old 12-sided three pence piece or ‘threepenny bit’, its makers claim it will be the most secure coin in the world. The current £1 coin it replaces has been in circulation for over thirty years and is deemed to be vulnerable to ever more sophisticated counterfeiters. But how long...

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New BT Innovation Showcase Helps Financial Services Firms Create Secure Digital Customer Experiences
Mar27

New BT Innovation Showcase Helps Financial Services Firms Create Secure Digital Customer Experiences

BT opens new showcase for the banking and insurance industry to demonstrate how the latest digital innovations can create secure and engaging customer experiences  BT today announced the opening of a new customer experience showcase for its financial industry clients. Located at its Adastral Park research and development hub in the UK, it demonstrates how digital innovations can be securely adopted throughout a financial services...

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Article 50 Countdown: Investors Need to Prepare NOW for 3 Key Issues
Mar27

Article 50 Countdown: Investors Need to Prepare NOW for 3 Key Issues

Investors need to prepare now for three key issues ahead of Britain formally starting divorce proceedings with the EU on Wednesday, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The comments from Nigel Green, deVere Group’s founder and CEO, come as the countdown is on for the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday 29 March. Mr Green states:...

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IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition
Mar27

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition

Date: 09-10 May 2017 Location: Istanbul – Turkey Event Website: www.ifintec.com Email: info@ifintec.com Final Reminder: Early bird delegate registration fee is valid until 10 March 2017 for IFINTEC 2017 Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition that will be held on 09-10 May 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a global, niche and dedicated conference with its focus on Banking Technologies, Retail Banking, Banking Solutions...

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Raiffeisen Bank Becomes Agile and Innovative with Backbase Platform
Mar27

Raiffeisen Bank Becomes Agile and Innovative with Backbase Platform

Raiffeisen Bank has selected Backbase, the omni-channel digital banking market leader, to deliver its new digital omni-channel banking platform. Raiffeisen Bank in Romania serves over 2 million customers, of which 100,000 SMEs, 5,600 corporations and 1.9 million personal banking customers. Backbase will play an important role in developing Raiffeisen Bank’s next generation digital banking architecture, one which will support a...

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ATM Security Association to Participate at the East FCS Forum
Mar27

ATM Security Association to Participate at the East FCS Forum

Need for co-operation within the industry to develop actionable plans to combat ATM crime on a global level The ATM Security Association will participate at the EAST FCS Forum 2017 which will be held on the 8‘th and the 9‘th of June in The Hague. At the ATM user-driven event the association will present the latest developments in the working groups. Furthermore representatives of the association will get in contact with...

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Fintech Architect Na’ama Moran Devises a More Masterful Model for E-Commerce
Mar24

Fintech Architect Na’ama Moran Devises a More Masterful Model for E-Commerce

Na’ama Moran has revolutionized e-commerce by creating technology to improve people’s lives. In only a few years, Moran’s focus, fearlessness, and ferocity have helped her beat the odds and launch several successful businesses. Her peers recognize her efforts, as well. At the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Moran won a Gold Stevie in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category. To succeed in a hostile climate where...

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AEVI: Challenges
Mar24

AEVI: Challenges

Mike Camerling from AEVI speaks to us about the challenges in financial services.

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Ethoca Wins Big with Two Honours at the FStech Awards 2017
Mar24

Ethoca Wins Big with Two Honours at the FStech Awards 2017

Fraud and chargeback fighting collaboration network impresses judges at UK’s leading FinTech Awards Ethoca today announced that it has won two awards at the London FStech Awards 2017. The global innovator picked up not only the award for Anti-Fraud Strategy of the Year, but was also crowned Overall Winner – a title that recognises the best solution out of 26 categories. The awards – now in their 17‘th year – recognise excellence...

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The Network Group Events calls on the Government
Mar24

The Network Group Events calls on the Government

The Network Group Events, alongside information security experts including ethical hacker Jamie Woodruff and former Rothschild & Co CISO Naveen Vasudeva, has called on the Government to invest in security awareness measures. The Group, which runs the annual Financial Services Information Security Network event that is attended by CISOs from the FTSE 250, wants the Government to use part of its £1.9bn National Cyber Security...

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Is Application Design the Key to the Future Branch Transformation?
Mar24

Is Application Design the Key to the Future Branch Transformation?

Christian Ball, Head of Retail – Atlantic Region, GFT The high street retail bank has been under threat for a number of years, but rather than disappear for good, the impact of digital transformation will continue to change the nature and business model of branch banking. The branch banking model is on the cusp of change and banks will need to adapt by defining, developing and testing new use cases for their proposed new models. Each...

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Lloyds: Biggest Challenges
Mar24

Lloyds: Biggest Challenges

Martin Dodd from Lloyds speaks to us about the biggest challenges in banking.

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Wolters Kluwer to Provide Risk Management and MIS Reporting Solution to Nordea Bank Russia
Mar24

Wolters Kluwer to Provide Risk Management and MIS Reporting Solution to Nordea Bank Russia

Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX Risk and Management Information Systems (MIS) Reporting solutions will be implemented at Nordea Bank Russia (NBR). The MIS solution is part of the firm’s Business Analytics offering and the bank selected the Wolters Kluwer products following a competitive tender. NBR will specifically use OneSumX Risk Management for Asset and Liability Management (ALM), including EaR and Economic Capital. The solution is based...

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Hybrid Cloud Analytics – Don’t be Cloud-Washed
Mar24

Hybrid Cloud Analytics – Don’t be Cloud-Washed

Not surprisingly, with all the momentum in hybrid cloud infrastructure, we’re starting to hear the term “Hybrid Cloud Analytics” pop up in the modern Business Intelligence (BI) market. However, it’s a term that is being overused and misunderstood as those in the industry seek to align with the latest trend. We see the future value of hybrid cloud computing as helping to empower customers to embrace a cloud strategy of their own versus...

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Union Bank Launches new EON
Mar24

Union Bank Launches new EON

Union Bank of the Philippines has launched the New EON, a digital banking platform, that uses Daon’s IdentityX Platform and its capabilities for mobile biometric authentication in order to improve security and the customer experience. IdentityX enables EON customers to log in to the EON mobile app using biometrics. “We chose to partner with Daon after extensive research in this space because they demonstrated a deep knowledge of...

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eNett International Urges Travel Industry to Improve Payment Processes
Mar24

eNett International Urges Travel Industry to Improve Payment Processes

Launches Customer Experience Report and Calculator  eNett International is calling on the travel industry to enhance its financial and operational processes to free up employees to spend more time with customers. One-click payments, contactless services and direct mobile billing have revolutionised payments in many B2C industries, but B2B payments in the travel sector are often still handled manually. Technology such as Virtual...

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Technology Leaders come together to Tackle Devastating Data Loss in Banking
Mar24

Technology Leaders come together to Tackle Devastating Data Loss in Banking

Secure banking platform from BOHH Labs presents first-of-its-kind cyber security solution Three eminent technology leaders have joined forces to launch BOHH Labs, with the goal of turning the tide against the skyrocketing costs of banking security breaches. Simon Bain, Damion Hänkejh and Ken Hawkins bring a combined 75 years of security technology experience, four patents with six pending, international corporate pedigrees spanning...

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Millennials Confident about their Financial Future while Relying on Parents
Mar24

Millennials Confident about their Financial Future while Relying on Parents

Britain’s Millennials are positive about their financial future with 6 in 10 believing their financial prospects are better or the same as their parents according to new research, by the Social Market Foundation, commissioned by Tesco Bank.  The research also revealed that Millennials’ financial goals are largely traditional, with the vast majority stating that owning their own home (91%) and being financially independent...

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The Emerging Payment Association Appoints Andrea Dunlop as Deputy Chair
Mar24

The Emerging Payment Association Appoints Andrea Dunlop as Deputy Chair

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) appoints Andrea Dunlop, CEO of Acquiring & Card Solutions at Paysafe Group, as Deputy Chair of its Advisory Board, having already completed a successful year as Advisory Board member. She will support the EPA’s Chairman Rich Wagner, and she starts her new role immediately. Andrea’s appointment is a boost to the EPA’s mission ‘to collaborate to innovate’. The payments industry faces both...

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