Results-Driven Claims Innovation: Unlock the Real Value of Claims Tech with AIG, Ameriprise and Metromile
Dec06

Results-Driven Claims Innovation: Unlock the Real Value of Claims Tech with AIG, Ameriprise and Metromile

In an age where customers are demanding their Insurance Carrier be more like Amazon or PayPal with a smooth, touchless customer experience, Insurance Carriers face multiple obstacles to satisfying this demand. Chief among them is the overwhelming multitude of technologies available to reach that touchless claims goal.  77% of insurance carriers will invest in automation in the next few years to achieve seamless claims. The incredible...

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RegTech: Optimising the role of the Compliance Officer
Dec06

RegTech: Optimising the role of the Compliance Officer

The role of a Compliance Officer is indeed a complex one. The International Compliance Association describes its purpose as “ensuring that all business activities are carried out within the regulatory framework”. Alongside, solutions and advice given need to reflect the company objectives and make good business sense, blocking risky moves and identifying opportunities triggered by regulatory change.  However, even the most seasoned...

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Dirk Haubrich, EBA on SCA setting European industries apart
Dec06

Dirk Haubrich, EBA on SCA setting European industries apart

We speak with Dirk Haubrich, EBA about SCA setting European industries apart.

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Connective Payments breidt uit met Jil Ebanoidze als Associate Partner, Order-To-Cash en Digital Transformation
Dec06

Connective Payments breidt uit met Jil Ebanoidze als Associate Partner, Order-To-Cash en Digital Transformation

Jil Ebanoidze treedt toe tot ConnecTve Payments als Associate Partner, Order-To-Cash en Digitale TransformaTe. Naast een breed internaTonaal netwerk brengt Jil unieke kennis en prakTsche ervaring met de ontwikkeling van ecosystemen voor marktplaatsen, digitale facturering en stroomlijning van betaalprocessen mee. Zij heeO meer dan 15 jaar werkervaring bij wereldwijd opererende e-commerce bedrijven, waaronder OLX Group (Naspers), eBay...

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CyFrica 2020: Accelerating Cyber Security for a Safer Africa
Dec06

CyFrica 2020: Accelerating Cyber Security for a Safer Africa

Tradepass has launched CyFrica (Cyber Africa Summit) 2020, scheduled to take place on 25 – 26 February 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria. With technology adoption continuing to rise in Africa and use of digital platforms experts are of the opinion that Africa has become fertile ground for cybercrime. To elaborate, BFSI sector accounts for nearly one-fourth of the continent’s losses to cybercrime, followed by government bodies, e-commerce,...

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Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2020: Transforming Innovation for a Better Africa
Dec06

Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2020: Transforming Innovation for a Better Africa

After a successful launch edition earlier this year, Africa BFSI Innovation Summit is back for a second round! With an all new agenda, 2nd Annual Africa BFSI Innovation Summit is scheduled to take place on 4 – 5 February, 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 300 BFSI industry gurus were a part of the first edition of the event which was inaugurated by Director – Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity Development of Kenya ICT Authority, Eunice...

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Dutch startup Givt in overfunding with Seedrs campaign
Dec06

Dutch startup Givt in overfunding with Seedrs campaign

Startup Givt, a digital giving solution, has already raised more than € 645,000 with the crowdfunding campaign it launched at the end of October. Currently the campaign stands at 108%. The crowdfunding will last until the end of December 2019. The success of the campaign is largely due to the high involvement of the users of the giving solution. Every additional euro gives the company room to introduce Givt on the English market at a...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.20 – How to give the customer what they want!
Dec06

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.20 – How to give the customer what they want!

In this episode of The Fintech Show we ask the question, how can customers actually know what they want from Open Banking, when they don’t even know what it is? To get to the bottom of what open banking can ACTUALLY provide customers going forward we sit down with industry specialists from Mastercard, UL and...

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Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle on their plan for the future
Dec06

Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle on their plan for the future

We speak with Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle about their plan for the future.

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Andi Dominguez, Quadient on omnichannel
Dec06

Andi Dominguez, Quadient on omnichannel

We speak with Andi Dominguez, Quadient about how critical is omnichannel and why is it critical to insurers.

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Fiscal Technologies partners with the Coalition for College Cost Savings to offer its NXG Forensics® purchase-to-pay risk management solution to over 900 US colleges and universities
Dec06

Fiscal Technologies partners with the Coalition for College Cost Savings to offer its NXG Forensics® purchase-to-pay risk management solution to over 900 US colleges and universities

FISCAL Technologies, a world leading provider of forensic financial solutions and services, and the Coalition for College Savings (The Coalition), announced today they are partnering to provide The Coalition’s member institutions consisting of over 900 private colleges and universities across 32 states, access to the best-in-class Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) risk management platform. The partnership will allow member institutions to benefit...

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Patriot Life Insurance Company Upgrades its Life & Annuities Underwriting Capabilities
Dec06

Patriot Life Insurance Company Upgrades its Life & Annuities Underwriting Capabilities

Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today that Patriot Life Insurance Company (Patriot Life Insurance), a North American life insurance provider with an extensive network of independent agents, upgraded to Sapiens UnderwritingPro for Life & Annuities version 10. UnderwritingPro has been a powerful vehicle to accelerate...

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Keystone Radiology Partners with GE Healthcare to Advance Diagnostic Services at MooiMed Private Hospital
Dec06

Keystone Radiology Partners with GE Healthcare to Advance Diagnostic Services at MooiMed Private Hospital

GE Healthcare (GEHealthcare.com) has partnered with Keystone Radiology at MooiMed Private Hospital, to provide advanced diagnostic solutions for its Medical and Surgical patients, as well as the Sports and Orthopaedic Institute. The advanced technology which includes GE Healthcare’s Revolution ACT Computed-Tomography (CT) Scanner, SIGNA™ Explorer Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System and OEC One C-arm, will aid their team in...

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Skyports raises £5.35 million in Series A funding
Dec06

Skyports raises £5.35 million in Series A funding

Skyports, the urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator, has raised £5.35 million in Series A funding. Jointly led by Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures (DBDV) and Groupe ADP, the round also includes significant new investment from Levitate Capital following their seed investment in the company in January 2018. This capital allows Skyports to continue its programme of acquiring sites for passenger and cargo...

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Winners revealed for FDATA Open Finance Awards
Dec06

Winners revealed for FDATA Open Finance Awards

The  winners of the FDATA Open Finance Awards have been announced. The Awards, which are in their second year, have been established to recognise organisations and institutions actively engaged in creating policies and delivering innovations that empower customers to leverage their financial data so that they can make better-informed decisions and take fuller control of their financial lives.  The winners were chosen on their ability...

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With over £2.2bn of qualified SME loans in the pipeline, OakNorth Bank expands debt finance team and opens Birmingham office to support businesses in the Midlands
Dec06

With over £2.2bn of qualified SME loans in the pipeline, OakNorth Bank expands debt finance team and opens Birmingham office to support businesses in the Midlands

Despite the general election being less than a week away and ongoing Brexit uncertainty, British businesses are clearly still keen to borrow and pursue their growth plans; In response to this and its over £2bn lending pipeline, the bank is once again expanding its debt finance team with four new hires; Steve Mitchell and Marcus Hook will be based out of the bank’s newly-opened Birmingham office (WeWork, 55 Colmore Row) aimed at...

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Finance 5.0: Agility Beyond Disruption
Dec06

Finance 5.0: Agility Beyond Disruption

In the race to go digital, traditional finance processes that are high-volume-low-value can now be easily automated. At the same time, the increasing availability of cognitive technology enables finance data to transform from statistical to analytical and predictive. The role of finance has therefore evolved. Finance leaders are now expected to play a more strategic role in businesses by creating added value and influencing business...

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How to Get a Personal Loan
Dec06

How to Get a Personal Loan

Everyone goes to a bank to take a loan at some point in their life. Whether it’s for a car, house or something else it doesn’t matter because most people just don’t have that amount of money. A personal loan is probably one of the best loans because the bank or lending company has no collateral against you. Banks and private lending companies aren’t the only institutions that you can get a personal loan from. Thanks to the internet...

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New research prompts call for guests to check their hosts’ accommodation insurance before booking
Dec06

New research prompts call for guests to check their hosts’ accommodation insurance before booking

New research, conducted by accommodation accreditation company Quality in Tourism, has found that, despite paying guests expecting that their accommodation hosts have adequate insurance, few of them actually bother to check this when booking. This has led to sharing economy insurance specialist Pikl calling for guests to make sure they check their accommodation hosts’ insurance before booking. In its white paper, published recently,...

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LEADING CEO CALLS FOR WOMEN IN FINANCE TO ‘BE EMPOWERED AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHANGING LANDSCAPE’
Dec05

LEADING CEO CALLS FOR WOMEN IN FINANCE TO ‘BE EMPOWERED AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHANGING LANDSCAPE’

One of the UK’s first female Corporate Banking CEOs, Diana Brightmore-Armour, has called for young women in business to embrace a wave of new opportunities available as companies in the City of London begin to implement fairer hiring practices. The number of women on UK FTSE Boards has more than doubled from 12.5% in 2010 to just over 30% in 2019 and Ms. Brightmore-Armour, the Chief Executive of the UK arm of international bank,...

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Dennis Khoo, UOB on financial inclusion
Dec05

Dennis Khoo, UOB on financial inclusion

We speak with Dennis Khoo, UOB about their views on financial inclusion.

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Bruno Macedo, FinTech specialist, five°degrees:
Dec05

Bruno Macedo, FinTech specialist, five°degrees:

Bruno Macedo is a leading FinTech specialist at five°degrees, a new generation digital core banking provider. Since joining the company in September 2017, Bruno has held roles as Business Architect, Head of Implementation Consultants, and Head of Delivery Implementations. In parallel, Bruno is Coordinator for AFIP – FinTech and InsurTech Portugal and lecturer for ISEG – Executive Education from the University of Lisbon. Bruno...

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From card issuers to retailers: how biometric smart cards benefit the entire payments ecosystem
Dec05

From card issuers to retailers: how biometric smart cards benefit the entire payments ecosystem

David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX Biometrics ASA With the roll-out of biometric fingerprint authentication smart cards, consumers will soon be able to make payments feeling more confident about the heightened security their new cards will offer. However, it’s not just consumers that stand to benefit from this advanced technology. Biometric payment cards will impact the entire ecosystem – from payment networks, smart card...

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Give Your Marketing Purpose – Championing Causes Through Purpose Driven Marketing
Dec05

Give Your Marketing Purpose – Championing Causes Through Purpose Driven Marketing

More than ever, more brands are focusing their marketing around a brand mission or positive cause. This balancing act between championing a worthy cause and cynical corporate gimmick can be a tricky one to master but there can be no more powerful tool to build a long-lasting relationship with your audience. We’ve seen fantastic examples of leveraging audience passions such as Mastercard’s partnership with UEFA which has seen the...

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CoinCorner comments on State Street’s job cuts to adjust blockchain strategy: ‘Businesses would be wise to listen to Bitcoin developers’
Dec05

CoinCorner comments on State Street’s job cuts to adjust blockchain strategy: ‘Businesses would be wise to listen to Bitcoin developers’

CoinCorner’s CEO, Danny Scott, commented: “It’s very unfortunate that people in the DLT team at State Street have lost their jobs recently, but it’s not unexpected. Large companies around the world have all been dipping their toes into this industry over the last few years, attempting to use some of the technology behind Bitcoin to solve their problems. Having been involved in the Bitcoin industry for the past 7 years,...

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CWB Financial Group partners with Temenos to deliver personalized, world-class digital experience for business owners
Dec05

CWB Financial Group partners with Temenos to deliver personalized, world-class digital experience for business owners

CWB Financial Group (TSX:CWB) takes another step forward as a disruptive force in Canadian financial services today with the selection of Temenos (SIX:TEMN), the leader in banking software, to deliver a seamless end-to-end digital banking experience for small- to medium-sized business owners. CWB will be the first bank in Canada to offer a differentiated digital banking experience powered by Temenos Data Lake with Explainable AI...

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OakNorth Bank completes £8m transaction to support a share repurchase for Security Plus, Europe’s largest independent volume cash carrier
Dec05

OakNorth Bank completes £8m transaction to support a share repurchase for Security Plus, Europe’s largest independent volume cash carrier

Founded in 1977 and based in Staffordshire, the family business has grown into one of the UK’s leading cash collection, cash processing and manned guarding services provider; The finance will be used to fund a share repurchase positioning the business well for future growth; OakNorth Bank was introduced to management by Julian Coy at KBS Corporate who provided advice to Security Plus on the transaction.  OakNorth Bank – the UK bank...

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New platform set to transform consumer investment experience
Dec05

New platform set to transform consumer investment experience

Visible Capital, a new Scottish fintech company founded by three Scottish tech veterans has secured £500,000 seed funding from TechStart Ventures and a group of eight private investors. Preston Rabl, co-founder of the advertising and public relations giant WPP plc will join the board, whilst Ian Steel, former senior partner of Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland; and Iain Mackay, an experienced director and NXD are joining the...

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70 top hackers from around the world gathered to Finland – the world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon was a success
Dec05

70 top hackers from around the world gathered to Finland – the world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon was a success

On Friday 29th November, top hackers from all over the world gathered to Oulu, Finland to test their skills against 5G and cybersecurity during the weekend. Oulu, located near the Arctic Circle, is known as a global 5G and 6G hotspot and is the home to research and development of top-tier cybersecurity. The world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon gathered 70 cybersecurity specialists from 15 different countries to compete in...

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Almost half of finance professionals lack awareness of blockchain and its benefits
Dec05

Almost half of finance professionals lack awareness of blockchain and its benefits

More needs to be done to raise awareness of blockchain technology and its benefits, as 19% of finance professionals are unaware of its uses within finance and 29% have no idea what blockchain is, according to the FinTech Barometer, an annual survey of 1,000 finance professionals conducted by order-to-cash specialist Onguard. While 29% of finance professionals either already use or are beginning to plan using blockchain, this figure...

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Travelex establishes new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai
Dec05

Travelex establishes new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai

Travelex, a Finablr company and a market leading independent foreign exchange specialist, today announced that it has established a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. As part of the move, Travelex is one of four companies to participate in the prestigious Certificating Ceremony for Multinational Corporation’s Regional Headquarters and Research & Development (R&D) Centers. Travelex’s new Asia-Pacific headquarters is...

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OpenWrks launches Money Coaching application to encourage positive changes in financial behaviour
Dec05

OpenWrks launches Money Coaching application to encourage positive changes in financial behaviour

OpenWrks launched their new financial wellbeing product Money Coaching in partnership with Tully, the world’s first Digital Debt Advisor. The initial launch follows a successful beta as part of the Nationwide’s Open Banking for Good programme, where a closed user group of customers tested the solution. Money Coaching combines behavioural science and game design principles to help people create specific and realistic goals that could...

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David Williams, AXA Insurance on Omnichannel
Dec05

David Williams, AXA Insurance on Omnichannel

We speak with David Williams, AXA Insurance about Omnichannel.

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Charles Damen, FIS on changing the landscape of payments
Dec05

Charles Damen, FIS on changing the landscape of payments

We speak with Charles Damen, FIS about changing the landscape of payments.

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Acne Studios chooses payments company Adyen to deliver a first-class experience for shoppers globally
Dec05

Acne Studios chooses payments company Adyen to deliver a first-class experience for shoppers globally

The Stockholm-based luxury fashion house Acne Studios announces that they have chosen payments tech company Adyen today to deliver a first-class shopping experience for customers in APAC, North America and Europe – including its stores in the UK. With Adyen, Acne Studios will be able to connect shopper insights between their online and physical sales. This will allow for more personalised customer journeys and a more consistent...

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NatWest opens doors to UK’s entrepreneur community
Dec05

NatWest opens doors to UK’s entrepreneur community

NatWest has today announced it is opening its doors to new applications to join its in-house Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, offering a fully funded support programme for UK scale-ups and high growth businesses looking to scale and succeed. The bank is now accepting applications from growing businesses with ambition to scale to join the programme, with aims to support around 1,600 businesses through the programme next year....

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Smart Pension partners with Revolut to offer pan-European pension solution
Dec05

Smart Pension partners with Revolut to offer pan-European pension solution

Workplace pension innovator Smart Pension has partnered with leading digital financial services firm Revolut to provide a unique retirement savings solution for its business customers, it has been announced today. The collaboration will allow companies from across Europe that sign up for Revolut’s business account to set up a workplace pension for their UK employees within minutes. The announcement follows the news last week that...

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Pancreta Bank to optimize regulatory compliance with Finastra
Dec05

Pancreta Bank to optimize regulatory compliance with Finastra

Greek bank will implement Fusion Risk to automate regulatory reporting and reduce cost of compliance Finastra today announced that Pancreta Cooperative Bank, a leading cooperative organization in Greece with more than 85,000 active members, has selected its Fusion Risk solution to automate regulatory reporting and minimize the cost of compliance. The solution is also the first step towards modernizing the bank and streamlining its...

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bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible
Dec05

bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of Instant Buy on its Buy/Sell exchange platform in Europe. The feature, available on desktop and smartphone, allows users to buy cryptocurrency directly from bitFlyer, using credit card, debit card or local instant transfer methods such as Sofort, iDeal and GiroPay. Instant Buy is built for users looking for the fastest and simplest way to buy cryptocurrencies,...

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Dirk Haubrich, EBA on the spirit of the regulation
Dec04

Dirk Haubrich, EBA on the spirit of the regulation

We speak with Dirk Haubrich, EBA about the spirit of the regulation.

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Judopay CEO Selected To Join The EPA Advisory Board
Dec04

Judopay CEO Selected To Join The EPA Advisory Board

 Judopay’s CEO Jeremy Nicholds has been selected to join the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) advisory board. The EPA is managed by its senior leadership team and receives guidance and steering from the EPA Advisory Board. The EPA Advisory Board is composed of 14 highly effective CEOs from leading payments companies who all have a desire to change the payments industry and create a profitable, sustainable payments ecosystem. Since...

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temtum Launches World’s First Decentralized Text Message Payments
Dec04

temtum Launches World’s First Decentralized Text Message Payments

temtum (temtum.com), the quantum-secure, efficient, and carbon-neutral cryptocurrency network capable of 120,000 transactions per second, today announced the launch of its SMS payments system. As the first decentralized, network-based SMS payments solution, temtum allows anyone to send cryptocurrency instantly via SMS, with no fees and no need for a smartphone. temtum’s SMS payments allow the estimated 1.7 billion unbanked people to...

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ASA backs deposit replacement firm’s promise to protect landlords and tenants, as it throws out spurious complaint from rival
Dec04

ASA backs deposit replacement firm’s promise to protect landlords and tenants, as it throws out spurious complaint from rival

The Advertising Standards Authority has full confidence in flatfair’s protection offering to landlords and tenants ASA’s ruling makes it clear that flatfair has a 100 percent track record protecting landlords Rival Zero Deposit filed the claims, which have been thrown out by the watchdog The payment technology company raised $11 million in August from major VC investors including Index Ventures and founders of Transferwise and...

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DriveWealth Teams with Stockal, HDFC Securities to Make U.S. Stock Investing Straightforward, Affordable for Indian Investors
Dec04

DriveWealth Teams with Stockal, HDFC Securities to Make U.S. Stock Investing Straightforward, Affordable for Indian Investors

DriveWealth, LLC, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, today announced it has partnered with SV Capital in India to enable fintech firm Stockal and HDFC Securities – one of the largest stock brokerage firms in India – to increase accessibility to the U.S. stock market for Indian investors.  Through this arrangement, Stockal – which has launched its global investment platform for Indian investors – and HDFC...

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions secures win for Best FinTech/RegTech Firm at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards
Dec04

LexisNexis Risk Solutions secures win for Best FinTech/RegTech Firm at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, the global information solutions provider, has won Best FinTech/RegTech Firm at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards 2019. It was also the runner up in two further categories; Best Regtech Firm in Financial Crime and Sanctions Compliance award and Best RegTech Firm in Crime Intelligence Data. Taking place last week (28th November, 2019) in central London, The Compliance Register Platinum Awards...

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Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle on access to non-domestic markets
Dec04

Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle on access to non-domestic markets

We speak with Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle about SMEs and access to non-domestic markets.

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Andi Dominguez, Quadient on integrated new technologies for customer experience
Dec04

Andi Dominguez, Quadient on integrated new technologies for customer experience

We speak with Andi Dominguez, Quadient about integrated new technologies for customer experience.

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Wolters Kluwer’s 2019 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator Score Increases 10 Points
Dec04

Wolters Kluwer’s 2019 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator Score Increases 10 Points

Notable regulatory compliance and risk challenges remain high in a number of key areas for U.S. banks and credit unions, according to the results of Wolters Kluwer’s 2019 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator survey. This year’s survey generated a Main Indicator Score of 95, a 10-point increase from the 2018 score, that was influenced by concerns about the impact of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rules; cybersecurity, credit...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.15 – The Payments Probe
Dec04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.15 – The Payments Probe

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we have a bumper payments probe as we dive into some of the biggest issues facing the industry currently. From your SCA’s to your RTPs we’ve got it all here. So to kick things off we speak with Jean Christophe Lacour, at Amadeus who are THE authority in travel payments! We also speak with Mastercard’s Mike Cowen who heads of their digital payments. Over in central London, Doug Mackenzie hears from...

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Fingerprint Cards collaborates with Valid to launch contactless biometric payment card integrating T-Shape
Dec04

Fingerprint Cards collaborates with Valid to launch contactless biometric payment card integrating T-Shape

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints™) and Valid, a global payment technology provider, are collaborating to bring contactless biometric payment cards to the market. The card, recently demonstrated at Money 2020 USA, features Fingerprints’ T-Shape™ module which is part of the 1300-series. It has ultra-low power consumption and is tailored to be integrated in smartcards using standard processes....

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