Fintech, Security and IoT
Sep22

Fintech, Security and IoT

The benefits of the growing digital ecosystem in financial services are vast but the risks cannot be underestimated. The number of entry points for cyber criminals has risen dramatically. Consumers and businesses are coming under cyber-attack. However, if greater use of technology creates more risk, then it is technology such as AI or IoT which can help fight back especially in areas like fraud prevention. As consumers make more...

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Starling to Open £40mn Fundraising Round to Accelerate International Expansion
Sep22

Starling to Open £40mn Fundraising Round to Accelerate International Expansion

Starling Bank is to open its latest fundraising round, driving its expansion beyond the UK. The London-based challenger bank, which delivers a new customer experience for personal finance management, has engaged Quayle Munro as their advisers to raise up to £40mn in the first half of 2018. This round of funding will primarily serve to drive Starling Bank’s ambitious growth strategy in Europe and further develop the current account...

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Ole Madsen, Spar Nord Bank: GDPR
Sep22

Ole Madsen, Spar Nord Bank: GDPR

Ole Madsen from Spar Nord Bank discusses GDPR.

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NPL Re-launches to bring Emerging Technologies closer to Market
Sep22

NPL Re-launches to bring Emerging Technologies closer to Market

New approach informed by government priorities, consultancy with industry, and a century of expertise NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, will re-launch this month to help the UK become a world-leader in emerging technologies such as 5G, quantum devices and graphene, and harness the power of big data for social and economic good. Digital technologies are already driving productivity, and are estimated to boost the UK economy...

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Investment into Blockchain Start-ups set to hit $3bn in 2017
Sep22

Investment into Blockchain Start-ups set to hit $3bn in 2017

The most actively invested sectors by values are, in order, payment infrastructure, wallets and mining, blockchain tech development, banking infrastructure and exchanges. The countries receiving most investment for startups are the US, the UK, Ireland, Singapore and China. The most actively invested initial coin offering countries are, in order, Switzerland, the US, Singapore, Russia and Estonia. Investment into Blockchain startups in...

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Finovate Fall 2017: Bartlomiej Bartosiewicz, Asseco Poland
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Bartlomiej Bartosiewicz, Asseco Poland

Bartlomiej Bartosiewicz from Asseco Poland speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Mitch Pederson, Finovate
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Mitch Pederson, Finovate

Mitch Pederson from Finovate speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Ellison Anne Williams, Enveil
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Ellison Anne Williams, Enveil

Ellison Anne Williams from Enveil speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Bharat Malesha, Smartstream: How will Technology Services Evolve?
Sep22

Bharat Malesha, Smartstream: How will Technology Services Evolve?

Bharat Malesha from Smartstream speaks to us about technology services evolving.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Oliver Berchtold, Yukka Lab
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Oliver Berchtold, Yukka Lab

Oliver Berchtold from Yukka Lab speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Roy Meredith, West Midlands Growth Company
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Roy Meredith, West Midlands Growth Company

Roy Meredith from West Midlands Growth Company speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Ryan Trujillo, WalkMe
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Ryan Trujillo, WalkMe

Ryan Trujillo from WalkMe speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Scott Lorenz, CeleritiFinTech
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Scott Lorenz, CeleritiFinTech

Scott Lorenz from CeleritiFinTech speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Tony Pietrocola, PromonTech
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Tony Pietrocola, PromonTech

Tony Pietrocola from PromonTech speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Vuk Magdelinic, Overbond
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Vuk Magdelinic, Overbond

Vuk Magdelinic from Overbond speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Will Hackett, Pushfor
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Will Hackett, Pushfor

Will Hackett from Pushfor speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Brian Smith, Rateseer Technologies
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Brian Smith, Rateseer Technologies

Brian Smith Rateseer Technologies speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Finovate Fall 2017: Shubharthi Bhattacharya, I-Exceed
Sep22

Finovate Fall 2017: Shubharthi Bhattacharya, I-Exceed

Shubharthi Bhattacharya from I-Exceed speaks to us at Finovate Fall.

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Money20/20 Europe 2017: Natalie Willems-Rosman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sep22

Money20/20 Europe 2017: Natalie Willems-Rosman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

We catch up with Natalie Willems-Rosman from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, while at Money 20/20 Europe

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Expert Insight into the UK’s Financial Services post Brexit Regulatory Framework
Sep22

Expert Insight into the UK’s Financial Services post Brexit Regulatory Framework

Haydn Lightfoot, Senior Director at Synechron Business Consulting, said:  “The comments from the UK government that Britain will seek to develop a distinct regulatory framework from the EU after Brexit would appear to continue a theme started earlier in the year by US government proposals to loosen several regulatory demands and raise thresholds, to reduce regulatory obligations on banks in the US. Such actions suggest the financial...

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State Street Combines Quantitative Power of Machine Learning with Human Expertise
Sep22

State Street Combines Quantitative Power of Machine Learning with Human Expertise

Research Management Solution Delivers Accelerated Insights, Allows Investors to Review Research Consumption, Helps Optimize Research Spend Investment professionals today are inundated with research reports from the sell side, the buy side and academia. Top financial research teams can produce enough content to consume 24 reams or 12,000 sheets of paper per day[1]. To help address this information overload, State Street (NYSE:STT) has...

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Finance Technology Needs an App Ethos
Sep22

Finance Technology Needs an App Ethos

Financial services software must become easier to use and more useful to customers in the face of the new Revised Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) regulation. This market development is the latest step towards open banking and will come into force in January. Allen Jones, managing director at financial software experts Copernicus believes that ease of use and practicality are principles that need to be embraced across all areas of...

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Contis Appoints Flavia Alzetta as Chief Executive Officer
Sep22

Contis Appoints Flavia Alzetta as Chief Executive Officer

Contis is pleased to announce the appointment of Flavia Alzetta as Chief Executive Officer. Flavia, who joined the business in June, brings with her over 25 years’ of blue-chip leadership and financial services experience including 14 years at American Express where she held the positions of  General Manager of its Merchant Business in Italy and Vice President of its European B2B business. Prior to joining Contis, Flavia was at Kuoni,...

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Christopher Jehan, Midshore Consulting: Changes in the Industry
Sep22

Christopher Jehan, Midshore Consulting: Changes in the Industry

Christopher Jehan from Midshore Consulting speaks to us about the changes in the industry.

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QuantHouse wins ‘Data Provider of the Year’ at the 2017 FOW Asia Awards
Sep22

QuantHouse wins ‘Data Provider of the Year’ at the 2017 FOW Asia Awards

QuantHouse has been awarded ‘Data Provider of the Year’ at the FOW and Global Investor Asia Capital Markets Awards 2017. The Asia Capital Markets Awards are an expansion of FOW’s Awards for Asia programme and represent the largest buyside-leddata,capital markets awards in Asia. The categories are multi-asset class and recognise the very best achievements across the Asian capital market industries. The FOW and Global Investor editorial...

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TransferTo Endorses the GSMA’s ‘Guidelines on International Remittances through Mobile Money
Sep22

TransferTo Endorses the GSMA’s ‘Guidelines on International Remittances through Mobile Money

TransferTo announced it has endorsed the GSMA’s ‘Guidelines on International Remittances through Mobile Money’, which aim to ensure international remittances are performed in a safe and responsible manner. Mobile money has transformed the global payments industry, changing the way we transact and send money, especially across the emerging markets. In fact, by the end of 2016, the number of mobile money accounts had surpassed half a...

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Disruptive New Debt Trading Platform Could Become the PayPal of the Bridging Loan Industry
Sep22

Disruptive New Debt Trading Platform Could Become the PayPal of the Bridging Loan Industry

The Racefields Credit Exchange (RCX) has launched this week with the aim of being the first mover in an underserved market. The company believes its new RCX platform is the first of its kind in the growing debt market. It allows professional, sophisticated and HNW investors to purchase debt from professional property lenders. Other debt trading platforms in the market only focus on traders like merchant banks and other large...

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Thomson Reuters and Clifford Chance Extend Collaboration to Support MiFID II Compliance
Sep22

Thomson Reuters and Clifford Chance Extend Collaboration to Support MiFID II Compliance

Thomson Reuters and Clifford Chance have expanded their recent collaboration to provide services to financial institutions who must comply with new post-trade transparency requirements as mandated by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The collaboration comes ahead of the 3 January 2018 deadline for meeting the MiFID II legislation which, according to the Financial Conduct Authority, is a wide-ranging piece...

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AccessPay and Assembly Payments Win SWIFT’s Global gpi Industry Challenge
Sep22

AccessPay and Assembly Payments Win SWIFT’s Global gpi Industry Challenge

Opportunity for collaborative innovation in cross-border payments SWIFT gives two FinTech startups the opportunity to work with the co-operative and gpi banks over a three-month period to further enhance cross-border payments, leveraging on SWIFT gpi. The two startups will receive up to 100,000 EUR each to further develop their innovative concepts and will participate in Sibos, SWIFT’s annual financial services event to be held in...

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be2 Selects Secure Trading for Global Acquiring Services
Sep22

be2 Selects Secure Trading for Global Acquiring Services

Award winning payments group, Secure Trading, has today announced that online dating company, be2, has selected its acquiring service to boost conversion and acceptance rates globally. be2 is an online dating platform utilising psychological, anthropological and sociological data to assess the compatibility of two personalities and ultimately suggest potential matches.  Thanks to the extensive evaluation and graphical representations...

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Pennies’ Digital Charity Box now Accepting in-app Donations with Apple Pay
Sep22

Pennies’ Digital Charity Box now Accepting in-app Donations with Apple Pay

Pennies, the digital charity box, is now accepting in-app donations with Apple Pay – widening the potential for the micro-donation movement through participating retailers. Pennies, the fintech charity, digitises the traditional collection tin – enabling consumers to round-up or top-up by a few pence when they pay. Over the last seven years, Pennies has collected over 40millon micro-donations across 60 participating retailers,...

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Air Canada chooses Glassbox to Optimise its Digital Customer Channels
Sep22

Air Canada chooses Glassbox to Optimise its Digital Customer Channels

Airline to use advanced Digital Behavioural and Digital Experience Performance Analytics for its mobile app Glassbox announces that its industry-leading digital record, replay and analytics technology has been chosen by Air Canada to optimise its mobile applications. Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20...

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Friends Reunited to Fulfil the ‘Dream’ at Hubwise
Sep22

Friends Reunited to Fulfil the ‘Dream’ at Hubwise

They’re back together! Angus Macdonald, CEO of Hubwise, has been joined by former colleagues Amir Hakim, as Head of Propositions and Jeff Harvey-Wells, as Head of Business Development. This further strengthens the team of highly experienced and respected financial services professionals at Hubwise. The team will be introducing more innovation and proactively addressing the constraints faced by wealth managers and advisers as they...

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Read Between the Lines – Bitcoin Is Manipulated
Sep22

Read Between the Lines – Bitcoin Is Manipulated

The market is only talking and talking about Bitcoin, calling it either a fraud, or a currency of the future. No wonder that monetary authorities and some financiers are trying to talk the price of the cryptocurrency down – they are simply afraid of this new form of currency that may easily take the place of traditional money. What are they scared of? The advantages of Bitcoin are obvious – while everybody is talking about...

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Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 05: Communicating Compliance
Sep21

Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 05: Communicating Compliance

In this episode of Fintech Finance, we look at how to effectively use people and communication technology to ensure compliance with regulation. We talk with Mike Williams from Pushfor about some of the challenges associated with end-to-end secure messaging, and how to best use the tools of technology to respond to this. Over in Sweden, Rasmus Järborg from SEB takes us through some of the strategies they are working on in this field,...

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The Right International Payment Systems can be the Catalyst for Enabling Fast-growing Businesses.
Sep21

The Right International Payment Systems can be the Catalyst for Enabling Fast-growing Businesses.

Nick Pedersen, Managing Director of EQ Global comments: “It’s no surprise that the global economy is labelled – at the most diplomatic level – as ‘volatile’, given the uncertain political and economic situation. What is in fact being described is a deformed structure which is caught in a perpetual trap of boom-bust financial cycles, meaning the global economy is causing concern for businesses as debt ratios rise to...

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fscom Announces Appointment of New CISO
Sep21

fscom Announces Appointment of New CISO

fscom has appointed James Donnelly as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In his role, James will be responsible for helping clients understand and meet their obligations to protect and uphold the data-rights and freedoms of their customers and employees. With the introduction of PSD2 in the new year and applications for re-authorisation opening in October, James will also work directly with firms to identify what sensitive...

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Lionel Grosclaude Appointed CEO at FIME
Sep21

Lionel Grosclaude Appointed CEO at FIME

Recruited to lead FIME into the next phase of its growth strategy FIME testing solutions and certification services, has announced the appointment of Lionel Grosclaude as its new CEO for the group. Grosclaude will be instrumental in driving the company’s expansion strategy to increase FIME’s geographical presence globally and develop new services in emerging sectors. Holding an engineering degree from the aeronautics school ESTACA and...

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Security Vulnerabilities in the Finance Sector Increase by over 400% since 2013
Sep21

Security Vulnerabilities in the Finance Sector Increase by over 400% since 2013

The number of security vulnerabilities detected in the financial services sector has increased by over 418% in the last four years, according to new research from global cyber security and risk mitigation expert NCC Group. The company analysed vulnerabilities found in 168 financial services organisations using a number of different scanning methods. The results revealed that the number of security vulnerabilities detected within the...

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TerraPay and bux Partner to Launch Mobile App
Sep21

TerraPay and bux Partner to Launch Mobile App

TerraPay announced today that it has partnered with bux to launch anywhere, anytime instant cross border money transfers from Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Europe to India. The partnership with TerraPay and bux just made sending money to India a little cheaper and more convenient because it can now be done from a mobile phone with just a few taps. Bux customers have the freedom to safely and instantly transfer money,...

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Crown Records Management: How are you Helping Companies Stay at the Forefront?
Sep21

Crown Records Management: How are you Helping Companies Stay at the Forefront?

Crown Records Management discuss how they help companies.

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State Street Launches Growth Readiness Indicator
Sep21

State Street Launches Growth Readiness Indicator

Benchmarking Tool Enables Industry to Assess Growth Strategies and Capabilities versus Peers As part of the publication of its latest study, A New Climate for Growth: Cultivating Asset Intelligence to Thrive1, State Street Corporation today announced the launch of  a new Growth Readiness benchmarking tool that enables users to measure their preparedness for future growth against their peers. Built from data gathered in a 2017 global...

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BAE Systems Reveals the Common Characters Involved in Money Laundering
Sep21

BAE Systems Reveals the Common Characters Involved in Money Laundering

Money laundering represents the fifth largest economy in the world and equates to 3 per cent of global GDP Leading defence and security organisation, BAE Systems has set out six criminal types responsible for money laundering around the world, to help global businesses understand the motivations and modus operandi of criminals targeting their business. The company hopes to help businesses fight the significant threat posed by...

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Poor Time Management, An Obstacle To Britain’s Economy
Sep21

Poor Time Management, An Obstacle To Britain’s Economy

The biggest obstacle to the growth of Britain’s business enterprises is poor time management, new research has revealed. A recent study commissioned by online printing company, instantprint, which polled the time-keeping habits of 500 SME business owners, has revealed sub-optimal time management as a major barrier to business growth. In an average working week a typical business owner finds just 12 hours to pursue activities dedicated...

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NewVoiceMedia Showcases Useful Innovation at CloudFest London
Sep21

NewVoiceMedia Showcases Useful Innovation at CloudFest London

NewVoiceMedia unveiled its latest product enhancements at CloudFest London yesterday, as part of a showcase of useful innovation in action. In an exciting keynote led by NewVoiceMedia CEO Jonathan Gale, the company revealed three major product innovations that will transform the way sales and service teams connect with customers and prospects worldwide. The new features will help power more personal conversations globally, extract...

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Bankart and Nets to Deliver new Payments Infrastructure to Slovenian Banks
Sep21

Bankart and Nets to Deliver new Payments Infrastructure to Slovenian Banks

Bankart and Nets A/S have signed an agreement where Nets will deploy and operate an instant payments solution for Bankart using the RealTime24/7 payments solution from Nets. Bankart will provide the Slovenian banks with a new state-of-the-art payments central infrastructure to handle both SEPA Credit Transfers (SCT) non-urgent and SCT instant credit transfers. Bankart intends to deliver more than a basic payments infrastructure to the...

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Ted Baker Steps up in-store Convenience with a Slick Payment Solution
Sep21

Ted Baker Steps up in-store Convenience with a Slick Payment Solution

Ecommerce consultancy Salmon designs new app-based solution to extend the in-store experience Global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has introduced a fully PCI compliant app-based payment solution for long standing client Ted Baker, bringing the online and in-store experiences together. Developed with ‘PayPal Here’ technology, the app allows customers to order in a more secure way and pay for products that are unavailable in-store.  The...

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ICO Summit Cements Switzerland as Global Crypto Finance Capital
Sep21

ICO Summit Cements Switzerland as Global Crypto Finance Capital

The Bitcoin industry is thriving, despite concerns over China’s ban The ICO Summit, an event hosted by SMART VALOR, brought together many of the leading experts in crypto funding to share their experience and best practice for successful ICO execution. The sold out event reached over 2500 participants from across the world, livestreamed from the epicentre of happening in Zurich. They heard the newest insights such as how Bitcoin will...

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InsurTech Regulations in Singapore
Sep21

InsurTech Regulations in Singapore

1. INSURTECH – WHAT IS IT? The word ‘InsurTech’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘Insurance’ and ‘Technology’. Essentially, it is the use of technology to innovate and facilitate efficiency and cost-savings in all areas of the insurance industry. InsurTech is seeking to disrupt the insurance industry Just as we are witnessing a radical and positive transformation in the banking and financial world brought about by the FinTech revolution,...

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QuantHouse signs Asset Purchase Agreement with Victory Networks
Sep21

QuantHouse signs Asset Purchase Agreement with Victory Networks

Purchase is designed to expand the reach of QuantHouse’s QuantLINK global proprietary network, reinforce position on US equities and Equity Options as well as increase scale and synergies to drive revenue growth QuantHouse, the independent global provider of end-to-end high-performance market data and trading through API based technologies, today announced that the company has entered into a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement with...

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