METRO BANK CEO RECOGNISED AS TOP 10 CEO BY GLASSDOOR
Jun21

METRO BANK CEO RECOGNISED AS TOP 10 CEO BY GLASSDOOR

Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, has today been named by Glassdoor as one of its top ten UK CEOs of 2018, as part of its ‘Employees’ Choice Awards’. Achieving an approval rating of 97% on one of the world’s largest job and recruitment sites, this is the third consecutive year Craig has been recognised within the list of 50 leaders, achieving the top spot in 2016. Based on the...

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Kenetic and Decentraland to Host NIFTY – The First Conference and Hackathon Dedicated to the Future of Blockchain Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens
Jun21

Kenetic and Decentraland to Host NIFTY – The First Conference and Hackathon Dedicated to the Future of Blockchain Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens

Kenetic, a blockchain investment and technology firm, and Decentraland, a virtual reality platform powered by blockchain, today announced the launch of NIFTY, a three-day conference and hackathon that will bring together international developers, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collectibles, and blockchain gaming. The conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong, July...

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Swedish fashion ecommerce company NA-KD goes global with Klarna
Jun21

Swedish fashion ecommerce company NA-KD goes global with Klarna

Today, leading payments provider Klarna has announced the expansion of its partnership with Swedish women’s ecommerce brand, NA-KD, to the UK. The deal builds on Klarna’s existing partnership with NA-KD in Sweden, Norway and Finland since 2015 and Germany which was launched last year and comes as Klarna continues to offer its products globally in a move to revolutionise the retail experience. The expanded partnership means NA-KD...

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Rejuvenation Water launches crowdfunding with Seedrs after launch in Waitrose
Jun21

Rejuvenation Water launches crowdfunding with Seedrs after launch in Waitrose

  The brand is stocked in over 1,200 retail outlets which include Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, Costco and Ocado Available across Europe and the UAE. Multi-award winning brand including a Great Taste Award and Top 50 disruptive UK business 2017.   After launching front of store in Waitrose, Rejuvenation Water, the World’s first Amino Acid enriched spring water, announces the launch of their Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign...

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Indorse Partners with DREAM to Verify Reputations Through Blockchain and AI
Jun20

Indorse Partners with DREAM to Verify Reputations Through Blockchain and AI

Indorse, the decentralized social network for professionals, has announced a partnership with DREAM, the world’s leading marketplace for high-end blockchain talent. The collaboration aims to provide verification for users’ reputations through the creation of certifiable profiles on both platforms, as well as enabling entrepreneurs to raise funding and grow their teams. Commenting on the partnership, Indorse Co-founder and CEO, Gaurang...

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New Third-Party Report Confirms All Tethers in Circulation are Fully Backed by U.S. Dollar Reserves
Jun20

New Third-Party Report Confirms All Tethers in Circulation are Fully Backed by U.S. Dollar Reserves

Tether Limited, the leading provider of tokenized fiat currencies, has released a report from Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP (FSS) confirming that all Tethers (USDT) in circulation are sufficiently backed by U.S. dollar (USD) reserves. Tether is a stablecoin that depends on full USD backing to maintain its peg to $1. The FSS report, based on a random date balance inspection and a full review of relevant bank account documentation,...

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INVESTORS RECOVER MILLIONS OF EURO IN FIRST FEW MONTHS OF NEW WITHHOLDING TAX RECLAIMING PLATFORM, PROTOCOL
Jun20

INVESTORS RECOVER MILLIONS OF EURO IN FIRST FEW MONTHS OF NEW WITHHOLDING TAX RECLAIMING PLATFORM, PROTOCOL

Pension fund investors have recovered more than EUR three million in the first few months of a new automated withholding tax (WHT) recovery platform, Protocol, following its North American launch earlier this year. The web-based platform is the brainchild of fintech start-up Taxology, and is being rolled out in phases around the globe, geared primarily at pension funds and pension asset managers to help them reclaim millions in...

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Scott Loong, Covera on what are some of the biggest changes happening within the industry at the moment
Jun20
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Cyberattackers use Hidden Tunnels to Spy on and Steal  from Financial Services Firms
Jun20

Cyberattackers use Hidden Tunnels to Spy on and Steal from Financial Services Firms

Vectra, the leader in AI-powered cyberattack detection and threat hunting, today announced that many global financial services organizations are targeted by sophisticated cyberattackers in an attempt to steal critical data and personally-identifiable information (PII). As part of key findings in the new 2018 Spotlight Report on financial services, Vectra disclosed that cyberattackers build hidden tunnels to break into networks and...

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Harrie Vollaard, Rabobank on Rabobank responding to industry trends
Jun20
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India, Philippines, Colombia and the United Arab Emirate’s surprising e-commerce growth presents opportunity for British retailers
Jun20

India, Philippines, Colombia and the United Arab Emirate’s surprising e-commerce growth presents opportunity for British retailers

India (27%)[1], Philippines (51%), Colombia (45%) the UAE (33%) and China (27%) are some of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in terms of percentage growth, according to the latest worldwide study by PPRO Group, the international electronic payment specialists. Perhaps not surprisingly, 40% of the world’s e-commerce sales are made in China, so British retailers need to look for new ways to expand into these fast-growing...

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Falcon Group launches Falcon Bridging Finance Limited
Jun20

Falcon Group launches Falcon Bridging Finance Limited

Global specialist financier becomes first publicly-rated bridging finance lender in the UK. Falcon Group – a leading specialist financier – has launched Falcon Bridging Finance Limited, which will offer a range of non-regulated products for both the residential and commercial property sectors via financial intermediaries in England and Wales. With over 24 years’ experience in the alternative lending sector, and turnover in excess of...

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Adobe Delivers New Adobe Sign Innovation; Advances Microsoft Partnership
Jun20

Adobe Delivers New Adobe Sign Innovation; Advances Microsoft Partnership

Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced powerful new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud with advancements for Adobe Sign and new PDF integrations across Microsoft Office 365. Adobe Sign is now more deeply integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365, providing real-time access to customer details from LinkedIn Sales Navigator and more automated sales processes. Adobe Sign is now also the first Cloud Service Provider in the industry to receive...

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CHECKPRINT TO SUPPLY CHEQUE SERVICES TO NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY
Jun20

CHECKPRINT TO SUPPLY CHEQUE SERVICES TO NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY

Checkprint Limited, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has been awarded a contract by Nationwide for the provision of corporate cheques (branch cheques) services to Nationwide Building Society branches. Under the terms of the agreement, Hinckley-based Checkprint will provide corporate cheques (branch cheques), letter cheque personalisation and...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Filippo Scibilia, Castles Technology
Jun20

Money20/20 Europe 2018: Filippo Scibilia, Castles Technology

Filippo Scibilia, from Castles Technology talks with us at Money20/20. Castles Technology from Advertainment Media on Vimeo.

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LEADING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRM SELECTS DARKTRACE ANTIGENA
Jun20

LEADING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRM SELECTS DARKTRACE ANTIGENA

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has today announced that Waverton, a leading investment management house, has deployed its autonomous response technology, Darktrace Antigena, to defend sensitive customer data from unpredictable cyber-threats. Waverton joins a growing number of leading financial organisations that are powering their cyber security with Darktrace’s AI, including three of the top five...

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ABBYY to showcase powerful AI for documents at AI Summit London
Jun20

ABBYY to showcase powerful AI for documents at AI Summit London

ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligent solutions and services, will join the world’s foremost innovators at The AI Summit London on 13th and 14th June. ABBYY, a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, will showcase its expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), innovations in AI-powered content intelligence and digital transformation alongside Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Accenture and IBM, to help participants gain a...

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Nucleus Software launches Mobile based Lending platform for Microfinance
Jun20

Nucleus Software launches Mobile based Lending platform for Microfinance

Nucleus Software, the leading provider of lending and transaction banking solutions to the global financial services industry, today announced the launch of the latest in its line of advanced mobile lending solutions. FinnOne Neo mFin is designed to help micro lenders provide easy, fast and digitized access to micro credit, anytime, anywhere. According to KPMG, the microfinance industry has played a vital role in promoting financial...

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Ed Monk, associate director for Personal Investing at Fidelity International, responds to today’s Institute of Fiscal Studies report, The Use of Wealth in Retirement:
Jun20

Ed Monk, associate director for Personal Investing at Fidelity International, responds to today’s Institute of Fiscal Studies report, The Use of Wealth in Retirement:

“The IFS report reveals a mismatch between expectations of downsizing in retirement and the reality. According to it, nearly 30% of retirees expect to use their own home to provide a source of money in retirement, yet the IFS also reports that the median wealth released by those selling to buy a cheaper home is just £14,000, or 9% of the property value. For those selling in their 50’s the wealth released is just £4,000. “And that’s...

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Open Banking 2.0: Why Everything is Changing
Jun20

Open Banking 2.0: Why Everything is Changing

In the latest Rebank podcast, Louise Beaumont, Co-Chair of techUK‘s Open Banking & Payments Working Group and a member of the Open Banking Implementation Entitiy Working Group, Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank, a UK digital bank differentiating through Open Banking, and Jamie Campbell, Head of Awareness at Bud, a fintech leveraging Open Banking to create new revenue streams for banks talked to Will Beeson....

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Union Investment Improves Governance Efficiency and Flexibility with One Identity
Jun20

Union Investment Improves Governance Efficiency and Flexibility with One Identity

One Identity, a proven leader in helping organisations get identity and access management (IAM) right, is helping German fund management firm, Union Investment, meet new compliance regulations, improve the provisioning and deprovisioning of accounts and increase associated operational efficiencies. Through its One Identity Manager deployment, the company has ensured same-day system access to staff, reduced manual processes associated...

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Deutsche Bank moves reconciliation services to SmartStream to further improve processing and reduce costs
Jun20

Deutsche Bank moves reconciliation services to SmartStream to further improve processing and reduce costs

As part of its transformation strategy, Deutsche Bank has selected SmartStream Technologies’ Centre of Excellence (CoE) to provide an off-site operations platform – including three services which will allow the bank to streamline, simplify and reduce the costs of its reconciliations environment. With the growth in volume of reconciliations, the processing of large quantities of data has become complex. Many financial...

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Leeds Building Society Selects Lombard Risk AgileREPORTER for Regulatory Reporting
Jun20

Leeds Building Society Selects Lombard Risk AgileREPORTER for Regulatory Reporting

Lombard Risk, a Vermeg company, the leading dedicated global provider of regulatory reporting and collateral management solutions announces that Leeds Building Society has signed a multi-year licence for Lombard Risk’s flagship regulatory reporting platform, AgileREPORTER. Leeds Building Society is the fifth largest building society in the UK with assets of £18.5bn. It has a large finance function requiring strong workflow, robust...

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Arts & Collectibles Blockchain Codex Announces Whitelist Ahead of Impending Token Sale
Jun20

Arts & Collectibles Blockchain Codex Announces Whitelist Ahead of Impending Token Sale

Codex, a cryptocurrency and decentralized registry for unique assets focused on the $2 trillion dollar arts & collectibles (A&C) asset class, announces its highly-anticipated public sale for non-U.S. investors, to happen by the end of July. The whitelist for the non-U.S. public sale will happen from July 2 through July 6 for interested participants to pre-register for the sale. Codex’s non-U.S. public sale follows a...

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SPIN Analytics was highly recognised among the Top10 FinTech companies during MONEY20/20 in Amsterdam where it presented its New AI-Powered Solution which Boosts Development and Compliance of Banking Credit Risk Management Function
Jun20

SPIN Analytics was highly recognised among the Top10 FinTech companies during MONEY20/20 in Amsterdam where it presented its New AI-Powered Solution which Boosts Development and Compliance of Banking Credit Risk Management Function

SPIN Analytics, which has developed RISKROBOT the most advanced solution for automating Credit Risk Model development, validation and management, participated between 4 and 6 of June at MONEY20/20 the biggest European FinTech Conference, and was selected by a special organisers’ committee among the Top10 FinTech companies. “Our expert judging panel selected SPIN Analytics to be one of just 10 startups in our pitch competition at...

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Apple Pay comes to Nordea’s First Card customers
Jun20

Apple Pay comes to Nordea’s First Card customers

Offering an easy, secure and private way to pay Because time is precious! Business expenses get a makeover as Apple Pay becomes available to First Card users in the Nordics. Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in...

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DSB Announces First Technology Advisory Committee on 27th June
Jun20

DSB Announces First Technology Advisory Committee on 27th June

The Derivatives Service Bureau today published the agenda of the first meeting of its new Technology Advisory Committee. Topics of discussion range from infrastructure issues regarding the stability and resiliency of the DSB platform to usability issues related to download formats and increased efficiency. Many of these topics derive from industry feedback in the most recent initial industry consultation on the 2019 fee model and user...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Martijn Hohmann, Five Degrees
Jun19

Money20/20 Europe 2018: Martijn Hohmann, Five Degrees

Martijn Hohmann, from Five Degrees talks with us at Money20/20.

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Haytham Kaddour, SmartStream on biggest challenges in the financial industry
Jun19
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Richard Harris, Feedzai
Jun19

Money20/20 Europe 2018: Richard Harris, Feedzai

Richard Harris, from Feedzai talks with us at Money20/20.

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Koen Vanpraet, Intrapay
Jun19

Money20/20 Europe 2018: Koen Vanpraet, Intrapay

Koen Vanpraet, from Intrapay talks with us at Money20/20.

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Graham Edwards, Nationwide on their approach to data security
Jun19
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CivilisedBank Appoints The Curve Group to Provide  HR Outsource Solution in Three Year Deal
Jun19

CivilisedBank Appoints The Curve Group to Provide HR Outsource Solution in Three Year Deal

The Curve Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing Recruitment and HR outsourcing companies, announces today that it has entered into an exciting partnership with CivilisedBank to provide them with an exclusive HR Outsource solution. CivilisedBank will be a new digital SME bank with relationship managers. It will offer business customers access to experienced banking experts and excellent digital banking to make their business life...

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Chooses Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting Business to Provide
Jun19

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Chooses Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting Business to Provide

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has chosen Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX to provide its regulatory reporting solution for its operations in Australia. The leading Australian bank will implement OneSumX Regulatory Reporting which uses a single source of data to ensure consistency, reconciliation and accuracy and includes the firm’s Regulatory Update Service. This unique service is maintained by Wolters Kluwer experts who actively monitor...

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Robot productivity fluctuates just as much as human productivity does
Jun19

Robot productivity fluctuates just as much as human productivity does

Creating a balanced and even workflow will optimise productivity for robots – in the same way as it will for human workers. Surely robots don’t get tired, can work 24/7, are fully skilled at what they are programmed to do, and don’t have any pesky motivational issues – so their productivity must always be consistently high? Absolutely not. This is according to Neil Bentley, Non-Executive Director & Co-Founder of ActiveOps, a...

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Assetz Capital rate rise attracts £10 million in a month
Jun19

Assetz Capital rate rise attracts £10 million in a month

Assetz Capital’s first ever rate rise saw investors add around £10 million to their Access Accounts in the first month. The peer-to-peer business lender moved target interest rates for the Quick Access Account and 30-Day Access Account from 3.75% to 4.10% and from 4.25% to 5.10% respectively. The rate increase was announced on 16th May 2018 but was effective from 1st May 2018. The increase in investment was across both ISA-wrapped and...

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Rocky Martinez, SmartStream on challenges in cash management for banks
Jun19
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VAKT is launched to re-imagine global commodities through the use of blockchain
Jun19

VAKT is launched to re-imagine global commodities through the use of blockchain

VAKT, an independent company focused on creating an industry-wide post-trade processing platform for commodities through blockchain, announced today its launch and strategic alliance with Deloitte and ThoughtWorks. Moving beyond the proof of concept stage, VAKT is now creating a production blockchain platform to digitise the global commodities trading industry. By managing physical energy transactions on a distributed ledger, VAKT...

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BT WORKS WITH FINTECH START-UP TO BRING INNOVATIVE DATA SHARING SERVICES TO FINANCIAL MARKETS
Jun19

BT WORKS WITH FINTECH START-UP TO BRING INNOVATIVE DATA SHARING SERVICES TO FINANCIAL MARKETS

BT today announced the availability of ipushpull’s live data sharing and collaboration services to members of the BT Radianz Cloud, one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial communities. ipushpull, a London-based fintech, provides financial markets firms with secure cloud-based data and document sharing services to help speed up decision making, boost productivity and improve efficiency. Its platform allows real-time data...

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Startupbootcamp InsurTech CEO, Sabine VanderLinden, co-edits Wiley’s The INSURTECH Book
Jun19

Startupbootcamp InsurTech CEO, Sabine VanderLinden, co-edits Wiley’s The INSURTECH Book

Today, Wiley in partnership with FINTECH Circle announces the publication of The INSURTECH Book, following the 2016 publication of best-selling title, The FINTECH Book. Startupbootcamp InsurTech is proud to that its CEO, Sabine VanderLinden, is one of the editors (of the all-female editorial team) of the book. With no single author, group of authors, or indeed region in the world that could cover all the facets and nuances of these...

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Why Bitcoin volatility is nearing an all-time low
Jun19

Why Bitcoin volatility is nearing an all-time low

With the benefit of hindsight, there can be no doubt that the moves seen in Bitcoin, and other crypto-currencies, from the summer of 2017 through to February 2018 has all the hallmarks of a classic bubble – and corresponding bust. No doubt it will become a popular part of market history – just like the technology shares boom and bust of the late 1990s. Somewhat ironically, weekly volatility in Bitcoin recently hit a one...

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New international standard for consumer IoT in development
Jun19

New international standard for consumer IoT in development

BSI, the business standards company, is running the secretariat for a new ISO Project Committee that is developing a new standard aimed at protecting consumer’s domestic privacy, ISO 23485 Consumer protection — Privacy by design for consumer goods and services.   New connected devices arrive on the market almost daily, and privacy and security issues arising from the use of consumer products and services regularly feature in the...

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Half of UK consumers resist move to ‘frictionless’ payments due to privacy and security fears; cash continues to thrive
Jun19

Half of UK consumers resist move to ‘frictionless’ payments due to privacy and security fears; cash continues to thrive

The shift towards ‘frictionless’ payments – i.e. invisible transactions that take place ‘behind the scenes’ in apps – is being held back by UK consumer concerns over security and data privacy, according to new research conducted by Paysafe. The report from the leading global payments provider uncovers some unexpected findings. For these ‘invisible’ payments, figures show: 52 percent of UK consumers cite fraud as the biggest barrier to...

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Signicat and Belgian Mobile ID to deliver trusted digital identity services in Belgium through the itsme® digital identity scheme.
Jun19

Signicat and Belgian Mobile ID to deliver trusted digital identity services in Belgium through the itsme® digital identity scheme.

Signicat, the world’s leading trusted digital identity provider, has partnered with Belgium Mobile ID to integrate the Belgian itsme® digital identity scheme into the Signicat Digital Identity Platform. The integration of itsme® into the Signicat platform means that Belgian financial institutions, online retailers, and other commercial entities can more readily attract new customers and more seamlessly engage with existing customers...

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Saxo Bank adds China A-shares to its multi-asset offering
Jun19

Saxo Bank adds China A-shares to its multi-asset offering

Saxo Bank, the leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investing, today announces that it has added China A-shares to its global multi-asset offering. Saxo Bank clients are able to trade A-shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. Access will be enabled via the Hong Kong Stock Connect link, a collaboration between the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, which allows international...

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Nine out of ten workers are ‘financially sleepwalking’ into retirement
Jun19

Nine out of ten workers are ‘financially sleepwalking’ into retirement

Nine out of ten workers are ‘financially sleepwalking’ into retirement, reveals new research. Carried out by deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, the research finds that 89 per cent of all new, working age clients did not realise how much money they would need in order to fulfil their own retirement ambitions before they began working with an independent financial adviser. More than...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.04 – Collaboration and Innovation
Jun19

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.04 – Collaboration and Innovation

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we look at how the Financial Institutions are adapting to the change of pace when it comes to innovating. Doug Mackenzie sat down with HSBC’s Josh Bottomley who describes how changing customer demands have led to the financial institutions to actively look at collaboration and innovation. Ali Paterson spoke with Ron Kalifa from Worldpay who gave us the lowdown on how the Payments...

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AxiomSL Honoured in Inaugural Risk Technology Awards
Jun19

AxiomSL Honoured in Inaugural Risk Technology Awards

AxiomSL, the leading global provider of regulatory-reporting, risk and data-management solutions, today announced it has been recognised in the inaugural Risk Technology Awards. Two of AxiomSL’s solutions that address IFRS 9 and Basel III requirements were honored in the “IFRS 9 Enterprise Solution of the Year” and “Regulatory Capital Calculation Product of the Year” categories, respectively. “We’re thrilled to receive two Risk...

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Prodigy Finance Names Dr. Judith Rodin as Chair
Jun19

Prodigy Finance Names Dr. Judith Rodin as Chair

Prodigy Finance, a global lending platform that provides postgraduate loans to international students, today announces the appointment of Dr. Judith Rodin to the board as Chair. Dr. Rodin was formerly President of the Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania. “I’ve staked my career on the belief that educational opportunity can transform lives and whole communities, and I’ve seen first-hand that social...

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PLUM, THE WORLD’S FIRST AI-POWERED PERSONAL SAVINGS CHATBOT, RETURNS TO SEEDRS TO LAUNCH NEW RETAIL INVESTMENT PRODUCT
Jun19

PLUM, THE WORLD’S FIRST AI-POWERED PERSONAL SAVINGS CHATBOT, RETURNS TO SEEDRS TO LAUNCH NEW RETAIL INVESTMENT PRODUCT

Plum, the world’s first AI-powered money management chatbot, has today announced its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The fintech recently announced the upcoming launch of its new investment tool that promises to give users ultimate control of where their money goes and will give past and new investors early access to the feature. Plum’s second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs comes one year on from the first; it...

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