Why Banks should be Helping their Customers Stay Safe on Social Media
Dec08

Why Banks should be Helping their Customers Stay Safe on Social Media

Whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, the time we’re spending on social media is increasing every year. It was estimated at the beginning of 2017 that the total number of social media users in the UK reached a whopping 39 million, while reports suggest we’re now spending as much as two hours per day scrolling through our social feeds. But while social media allows us to share experiences, communicate with our peers...

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Bitcoin expected to See-Saw, but Cryptocurrency Mania is set to Grow
Dec08

Bitcoin expected to See-Saw, but Cryptocurrency Mania is set to Grow

Bitcoin will see-saw in coming weeks but the cryptocurrency mania is set to grow, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations. The observations by Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, come after Bitcoin fell by $2,500 on Friday after hitting record highs. Mr Green comments: “Bitcoin investors have been on a rollercoaster this year.  The world’s biggest cryptocurrency...

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Ciarán Coyle, Ulster Bank: Regulation
Dec08

Ciarán Coyle, Ulster Bank: Regulation

Ciarán Coyle from Ulster Bank speaks to us about regulation.

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Kingston Smith applies Artificial Intelligence to Transform and Future Proof Audit Process
Dec08

Kingston Smith applies Artificial Intelligence to Transform and Future Proof Audit Process

MindBridge Analytics Inc is helping Kingston Smith to transform UK audit analytics. Europe’s first adopter of the MindBridge Ai Auditor ™ solution, Kingston Smith is rivalling global firms in the application of AI technology, while debunking the misconception that AI benefits come at a multi-million pound price tag. Becky Shields, Partner, Kingston Smith, explains: “There has been much hype around AI to date, but a by-product of that...

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Bitcoin’s Rally is the Dawn of the Financial Tech Era – but it Remains a Gamble
Dec08

Bitcoin’s Rally is the Dawn of the Financial Tech Era – but it Remains a Gamble

Bitcoin’s rally heralds the dawn of the financial technology era, but it remains “a major gamble”, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations. Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group’s comment comes as the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value reached a new lifetime high of $15,058 on Thursday, appreciating by more than $3,000 in 36 hours. Mr Green...

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Alan Calder, IT Governance: Data Protection
Dec08

Alan Calder, IT Governance: Data Protection

Alan Calder from IT Governance speaks to us about data protection.

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Virraj Jatania, Pockit: The Future
Dec08

Virraj Jatania, Pockit: The Future

Virraj Jatania from Pockit speaks to us about the future for the company.

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20 Years of Innovation: Financial Innovation Awards – the Winners
Dec08

20 Years of Innovation: Financial Innovation Awards – the Winners

The 2017 Financial Innovation Awards, awarded jointly by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) and UK Finance, took place last night (December 7). The headline partner was ISACA with the technology awards partner being confirmation.com  Now in their 20th year, the Financial Innovation Awards celebrate those who deliver innovative services, provide excellent customer experiences and put communities at the heart of their...

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NewVoiceMedia wins Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award
Dec08

NewVoiceMedia wins Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award

NewVoiceMedia has won a Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award in the Cloud Contact Centre Services Growth Excellence Leadership category. Founded in 2006, The Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards is now in its 12th consecutive year and seeks to recognise companies and individuals that have pushed the boundaries of excellence – rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance in the Australian market. The award,...

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Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 15: Cyber to the Core
Dec08

Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 15: Cyber to the Core

In this episode of Fintech Finance, we look at how deep attacks are making firms look closer at their Cyber Security. We head over to Munich to speak with FireEye who act as the shield for the Financial Institutions from ever devious attacks that can even target your Employees internal communications. Over in Denmark, we speak to Nordea who re affirm their ever strong commitment to digital security. Millennium Bank in Portugal and...

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Combating Cyber Threats in Financial Services with Contextual Threat Intelligence
Dec08

Combating Cyber Threats in Financial Services with Contextual Threat Intelligence

Recent announcements of data breaches at Equifax and Deloitte have reinvigorated the cross-sector push for organisations to further bolster their cyber security postures. This remains particularly apparent in financial services where companies continue to fervently invest in the necessary tools and expertise to enhance their security environments. According to a recent report by Corporate adviser Duff & Phelps, 86 percent of...

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Intuit to Acquire TSheets
Dec08

Intuit to Acquire TSheets

Intuit Inc. is taking the next step in making the QuickBooks platform the smarter way to do business by signing an agreement to acquire TSheets, a leading platform that small and medium businesses, self-employed, and accountants use to automate time tracking and scheduling for them and their workers. Intuit QuickBooks leverages the world’s largest small business and self-employed ecosystem to simplify and automate key business tasks,...

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Anomaly Shanghai Partners with Blockchain Startup
Dec08

Anomaly Shanghai Partners with Blockchain Startup

Anomaly Shanghai has partnered with blockchain startup Influence Chain as they launch INC, a new cryptocurrency based on influence. The partnership begins with immediate effect, with Influence Chain heading to Dubai December 14th to present INC to local investors and influencers. In recent years, the cryptocurrency industry has witnessed both phenomenal ups – and downs –  but is no doubt here to stay. As the category...

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2018 Predictions from COO of Xpress Money
Dec08

2018 Predictions from COO of Xpress Money

2018 predictions from Sudhesh Giriyan, COO of Xpress Money: Africa may just have the first fully crypto-currency country Following in the successful footsteps of M-Pesa in Kenya, there is a possibility that an African country may embrace crypto-currency as an official currency for their nation. Due to its convenience and protection, it could be an alternative to cash, particularly in the fight against fraud. The infrastructure within...

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Global Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Market is Boosted by Rising Acceptance
Dec08

Global Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Market is Boosted by Rising Acceptance

Global cryptocurrency market by market cap of major players, Global bitcoin market by revenue, by bitcoin circulation and revenue from mining, segment (by volume of trade in exchanges, by use of bitcoin, mining facilities around the globe), Global bitcoin mining market (by type of mining, exchanges, matrix for bitcoin mining pool and type of payment methods) and Competitive landscape of major mining poolsincluding AntPool, F2Pool,...

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Nationwide Introduces First Fee-based Fixed Indexed Annuity to Trust Company of America’s Liberty Platform
Dec08

Nationwide Introduces First Fee-based Fixed Indexed Annuity to Trust Company of America’s Liberty Platform

Nationwide Summit Helps to Solve Friction Points for Adoption of Fee-based Annuities by RIAs Nationwide and Trust Company of America (TCA) partnered to announce today that the fee-based Nationwide Summit® fixed indexed annuity (FIA) has been added to TCA’s Liberty platform. Pending DOL regulation has shifted the focus of insured retirement products to fee-based designs, but the initial adoption by RIAs has been slow as fee-based...

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OneSource Consulting Teams with BonitaSoft and BDO India
Dec08

OneSource Consulting Teams with BonitaSoft and BDO India

OneSource Consulting announced today that it has formed a strategic relationship with Bonitasoft and BDO India, LLP to provide a full range of consulting and outsourcing services to SMBs and enterprise clients. Organizations today are focused on driving growth while simultaneously improving efficiency, ensuring sustainability, and mitigating risk. Together with BDO India and Bonitasoft, OneSource delivers deep experience and...

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New OXIAL GDPR EXPRESS provides 100% GDPR Compliance for Mid-market FS Firms
Dec08

New OXIAL GDPR EXPRESS provides 100% GDPR Compliance for Mid-market FS Firms

New solution brings digitised compliance approach to remove GDPR burden and offer continuous compliance and high level data security Mid-market Financial Services (FS) firms can now benefit from a fast, intelligent and effective solution to achieving GDPR compliance, thanks to the new GDPR EXPRESS from new generation GRC solution provider OXIAL. With the deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into...

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Haris Constantinidis, Mellon Technologies: Challenges
Dec08

Haris Constantinidis, Mellon Technologies: Challenges

Haris Constantinidis from Mellon Technologies speaks to us about challenges being faced.

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Leverj Concludes Successful Token Generation Event With Approximately $14 Million USD Raised
Dec08

Leverj Concludes Successful Token Generation Event With Approximately $14 Million USD Raised

Company will build decentralized platform for cryptocurrency derivatives trading Leverj has announced that it has concluded its Token Generation Event (TGE), raising contributions totaling 32,517 ETH, an amount approximately equivalent to $14 million USD at the close of the crowdsale. The LEV tokens, generated through Ethereum-based smart contracts, will be issued to contributors over the next seven days. Though the Leverj TGE was...

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Five Credit Unions Expand Relationships with Fiserv to Support Growth and Meet Changing Member Needs
Dec08

Five Credit Unions Expand Relationships with Fiserv to Support Growth and Meet Changing Member Needs

Fiserv solutions to create a unified member experience across digital and traditional channels Fiserv, Inc. announced that five credit unions, with assets between $400M and $2.7B, will leverage core account processing and additional solutions from Fiserv to enhance their ability to meet the changing needs of retail and commercial members. Each credit union will utilize DNA® from Fiserv together with a variety of integrated surround...

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Ustocktrade Securities Selects Wolters Kluwer’s GainsKeeper Brokerage Solution
Dec08

Ustocktrade Securities Selects Wolters Kluwer’s GainsKeeper Brokerage Solution

Wolters Kluwer announced that Ustocktrade Securities, Inc. (USTS), the first alternative trading system (ATS) designed exclusively for retail investors, has selected Wolters Kluwer’s GainsKeeper Brokerage solution for cost basis reporting. The solution uses a suite of smart tools that helps firms calculate, track and report cost basis, adjusted for corporate actions and wash sales, for 1099 tax reporting. “As a relatively new retail...

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Payment Rails Launches Global Payout API to Revolutionize Business Payments to 220+ Countries
Dec08

Payment Rails Launches Global Payout API to Revolutionize Business Payments to 220+ Countries

API-first payout platform world’s first to provide both SMBs and larger enterprises, via a single integration, access to global banking, international ACH, faster payment systems and real-time networks Payment Rails announced the official launch of the first truly global payout platform for sending payments to 220+ countries in 135+ currencies. Through a single simplified integration, businesses and platforms can now access global...

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Travis Perkins makes further strides to Improve Employees’ Financial Fitness
Dec08

Travis Perkins makes further strides to Improve Employees’ Financial Fitness

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest builders’ merchants, is bolstering its employee wellbeing programme by offering financial knowledge through Neyber to its 30,000 employees. Financial wellbeing fits with Travis Perkins’ people-led values, and overall the company aims to support employee engagement, reduce absence, improve safety, embrace their multigenerational workforce and be seen as an employer of choice. Neyber’s financial...

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Hitachi Vantara hosts Ground-breaking FCA Regulatory Reporting Techsprint
Dec08

Hitachi Vantara hosts Ground-breaking FCA Regulatory Reporting Techsprint

Participants Explore How Technology Can Provide Solutions to the Increasing Challenges Financial Institutions Face Implementing Their Regulatory Reporting Obligations Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), announced today the success of this autumn’s regulatory reporting TechSprint convened by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England. As strategic collaborators, Hitachi Vantara...

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Al Baraka Banking Group overhauls Islamic Core Banking Systems with iMAL
Dec08

Al Baraka Banking Group overhauls Islamic Core Banking Systems with iMAL

Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG), a leading international Islamic banking group and one of the largest Islamic banking players in the world, today announced that it has opted for Path Solutions’ iMAL, the multi-award winning Islamic core banking system. ABG runs a number of Islamic core banking systems. iMAL was selected to be the new Islamic core banking system in four of its subsidiaries, in addition to its newly established subsidiary...

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Pelican is Recognised as Comprehensive Solution Provider
Dec08

Pelican is Recognised as Comprehensive Solution Provider

In today’s era of digital-first, cloud-first technology innovation, consumers and businesses expect easy, convenient and secure payments services, when they want, where they want. Gartner’s extensive A Banker’s Guide to Transaction Banking Service Providers* report reviews three of the most significant functional Transaction Banking capabilities for specific use cases: Open Banking (Open API) Channel, Mobile Online Channel, and Web...

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Mortgage Market “Ripe for Disruption” according to UK”s First Digital Buy-to-Let Mortgage Broker
Dec07

Mortgage Market “Ripe for Disruption” according to UK”s First Digital Buy-to-Let Mortgage Broker

Angus Stewart, founder & Chief Exec of Property Master will be speaking at FinTech Connect Live! at ExCel London on December 7 as part of a panel convened to discuss the future of the mortgage market in the light of regulatory changes brought about by Open Banking and technological advances such as Blockchain. The advent of Open Banking, the next phase of which rolls out in January 2018, threatens to unbundle the mortgage market...

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​More than Half of Consumers moving away from Traditional Banking​
Dec07

​More than Half of Consumers moving away from Traditional Banking​

Relay42 research uncovers generation-wide appetite for use of technology to deliver better banking customer experience Digital banking is growing in popularity with 53% of consumers using or willing to move to an online or mobile only bank — 27% have moved already, while 26% are considering the switch. This is according to research commissioned by Relay42, the leading data management platform (DMP) company that empowers marketers to...

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Innovation Taken to a New Level: Alior Bank to Launch Fintech Accelerator
Dec07

Innovation Taken to a New Level: Alior Bank to Launch Fintech Accelerator

Alior Bank has announced the development of a unique acceleration programme for technology start-ups. The mission of the Warsaw-based accelerator is to identify innovative ideas of technology start-ups, support them in the development of their business, help them create added value for Alior Bank clients, and provide funding. The bank will accept seed projects in the programme, as well. As a part of the accelerator, the bank will open...

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Aspect Software calls for better Relationships between Banks and Authorities to Combat Cyber-crime
Dec07

Aspect Software calls for better Relationships between Banks and Authorities to Combat Cyber-crime

FCA claims financial services firms in the UK are not reporting successful cyber-attacks According to Megan Butler, a Director at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), financial services firms and banks in the UK are not reporting successful cyber-attacks. In response, Keiron Dalton, a digital identity expert from Aspect Software, is calling for a more open relationship between authorities and banks, to help eradicate the threat of...

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AFEX Partners with Ascent Software to Simplify Payments for Financial Services Firms
Dec07

AFEX Partners with Ascent Software to Simplify Payments for Financial Services Firms

AFEX’s API adds FX layer to Trident Connect straight-through payment processing software AFEX has partnered with Ascent Software, to enhance its award-winning straight-through processing pre-payment and post-payment software, Trident Connect. Used by financial services firms globally, Trident Connect is designed to electronically automate the manual process of preparing, validating and approving local and international payments,...

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European Travel Ventures appoints EQ Global as its Payments Processor
Dec07

European Travel Ventures appoints EQ Global as its Payments Processor

EQ Global today announced it has partnered with European Travel Ventures, a travel tour operator and unique experience provider, to act as its global payments processor. Founded in 2008 as the result of a very successful sailing holiday, European Travel Ventures initially launched, The Yacht Week, a series of sailing festivals staged in 7 hand-picked destinations around the world. The company’s travel experiences have since evolved...

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Thales Secures Mobile Point-of-Sale Solution for Kashing, UK-based Payments Provider
Dec07

Thales Secures Mobile Point-of-Sale Solution for Kashing, UK-based Payments Provider

payShield hardware security modules help Kashing empower independent companies, meet PCI DSS compliance Thales announces Kashing Ltd. is deploying the Thales payShield 9000 hardware security module (HSM) to secure its online e-commerce and mPOS card reader. Using Thales HSMs to support end-to-end encryption of the payment data, Kashing developed a highly secure mPOS solution that allows merchants of all sizes to accept face-to-face,...

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2.5 Million Brits Expected to Lose Bank Card this Festive Period
Dec07

2.5 Million Brits Expected to Lose Bank Card this Festive Period

Metro Bank today predicts that 2.5 million people will lose, misplace or have their debit or credit cards stolen over the festive period, five times more compared to same time last year. If they do lose their card, in addition to the stress of not being able to access their hard-earned money, consumers could have to wait up to an average of 11 days for a replacement card to be posted to them from other high street banks. BANK/...

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Deep Learning Startup Chattermill Closes £600,000 Seed Round
Dec07

Deep Learning Startup Chattermill Closes £600,000 Seed Round

Chattermill, a company using deep learning to understand what customers are talking about and how they feel about their experiences, has just announced it has closed a seed round of £600,000. The startup has been backed by Entrepreneur First, Avonmore Developments and angel investors including Jeff Kelisky, CEO of Seedrs. This seed round is in addition to an earlier round in 2016 from the same group of investors, bringing the total...

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Esker moves to the Cloud to Transform Customer Service Experience
Dec07

Esker moves to the Cloud to Transform Customer Service Experience

NewVoiceMedia today announced that Esker has transformed its customer service experience and improved operational efficiencies with its ContactWorld for Service platform. Esker is a global leader in document process automation, helping organisations automate their manual business processes with a suite of on-demand solutions. Founded in 1985 with headquarters in Lyon, France, the multi-award-winning company now has 300,000 users of...

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German Start-Up Developing New Blockchain Infrastructure
Dec07

German Start-Up Developing New Blockchain Infrastructure

German start-up Herdius GmbH is set to revolutionise the cryptocurrency world through the development of an innovative new blockchain infrastructure. The Herdius system aims to lower entry barriers into the world of crypto assets and to make a lasting, positive impression on the blockchain market. “Herdius is not just another competitor in the cryptocurrency market. We see ourselves as a catalyst for Blockchain technology broadly,...

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Auraya Systems wins Export Awards for growth in Global Markets
Dec07

Auraya Systems wins Export Awards for growth in Global Markets

On the evening of 27th September, in Australia’s capital city of Canberra, the award finalist came together to celebrate yet another success in one of the country’s most prestigious award ceremonies. The ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards is highly competitive, and recognizes the efforts of Australian businesses for breaking new ground in various fields and making an impact globally. Auraya was crowned the winner in its category for...

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Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Security Spending Will Reach $96 Billion in 2018, Up 8 Per Cent from 2017
Dec07

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Security Spending Will Reach $96 Billion in 2018, Up 8 Per Cent from 2017

Security Risks Drive Growth in Overall Security Spending Gartner, Inc. forecasts worldwide security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017. Organisations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy. “Overall, a large portion of security spending is driven by an...

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Startupbootcamp Scale Launches for Growth Stage Companies in Emerging Markets
Dec07

Startupbootcamp Scale Launches for Growth Stage Companies in Emerging Markets

Startupbootcamp announces the launch of Startupbootcamp Scale, an innovation program for growth stage startups in emerging markets. The program is an addition to the traditional Startupbootcamp program, and will target startups post-accelerator stage (pre-Series A funding) looking for a customised approach to help them solve challenges in areas such as business development and expansion. Startupbootcamp Scale is backed by key players...

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Sandro Camilleri, Matica: Challenges
Dec07

Sandro Camilleri, Matica: Challenges

Sandro Camilleri from Matica speaks to us about challenges being faced.

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Saxo Bank 2018 Outrageous Predictions
Dec07

Saxo Bank 2018 Outrageous Predictions

Saxo Bank has today released its 10 ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for 2018. The predictions focus on a series of unlikely but underappreciated events which, if they were to occur, could send shockwaves across financial markets. While these predictions do not constitute Saxo’s official market forecasts for 2018, they represent a warning of a potential misallocation of risk among investors who typically see just a one percent...

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World’s first cryptocurrency POS device appears at FinTech Connect Live 2017
Dec07

World’s first cryptocurrency POS device appears at FinTech Connect Live 2017

– Pundi X showcases its POS solution to make Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies available to the vast “unbanked” population Pundi X, a cryptocurrency point-of-sale (“POS”) solutions provider for retail stores, is making its debut appearance in Europe at the 2017 FinTech Connect Live Expo, where it will showcase its Pundi X POS device on booth P49 from December 6-7. Retail stores seeking to accept...

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WorldRemit raises $40m to target 10 Million Customers
Dec07

WorldRemit raises $40m to target 10 Million Customers

Series C funding round brings the total amount raised to $220m Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40 million to drive its next phase of growth, supporting its plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. The Series C funding round brings the total amount raised to $220m. Currently sending from over 50 countries to 148 destinations, the funding will be used to expand WorldRemit’s...

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IFC, Mastercard Foundation Study Examines Attitudes to Mobile Money in Africa
Dec07

IFC, Mastercard Foundation Study Examines Attitudes to Mobile Money in Africa

IFC and the Mastercard Foundation published an ethnographic study on the perceptions and attitudes to digital financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study will increase financial inclusion by helping financial services providers better understand the user of African digital financial services (DFS). The report, A Sense of Inclusion: An Ethnographic Study of the Perceptions and Attitudes to Digital Financial Services in...

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SBI BITS and nChain Announce Strategic Partnership to Support Cryptocurrency Security and Bitcoin Cash
Dec07

SBI BITS and nChain Announce Strategic Partnership to Support Cryptocurrency Security and Bitcoin Cash

SBI BITS Co., Ltd. and nChain announce a strategic partnership to collaborate on cryptocurrency growth initiatives, focused especially on the Bitcoin Cash network. For their first collaborative project, SBI BITS and nChain will work together to develop stronger cryptocurrency security solutions for institutions and customers, in particular, a next-generation advanced secure wallet system. nChain will contribute its intellectual...

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DataTracks MiFID II Reporting Solution
Dec07

DataTracks MiFID II Reporting Solution

DataTracks has been quick off its marks to offer assistance to filers testing transaction reports for MiFID II/MiFIR compliance. With the new filing mandate just a few weeks away, regulators are opening up portals to accept test submissions. DataTracks is currently helping its clients to do a test filing of their MiFID II/MiFIR compliance report with their home regulators across Europe, including the UK, Ireland, the...

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What does 2018 have in store for the Financial Services Sector?
Dec07

What does 2018 have in store for the Financial Services Sector?

This year has seen a great deal of instability in the financial services industry caused by new regulations and disruptive technologies, but is this set to continue? Graham Lloyd, Director and Industry Principal of Financial Services at Pegasystems, reveals the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2018. 1. Successful social media Social media content and its practices are notoriously untrustworthy, and banks are fearful to...

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Retailers must Invest in User Experience to Win over Christmas Shoppers
Dec07

Retailers must Invest in User Experience to Win over Christmas Shoppers

New research from Klarna shows Christmas preparation takes its toll, leaving almost a third of Brits exhausted by Boxing Day Retailers must invest in their ecommerce strategy to win over Christmas shoppers looking to avoid the high street, as a quarter of Brits say in-store crowds are the biggest source of stress at Christmas The average Brit spends 7.2 hours Christmas shopping, visiting 7 online retailers in the process With...

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