Dirk Hagener, on tech-savvy customers and big data
Mar26

Dirk Hagener, on tech-savvy customers and big data

We speak to Dirk Hagener, Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at Atradius about tech-savvy customers and big data.

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Apple’s Credit Card Should Serve As Wake-Up Call To Incumbent Banks
Mar26

Apple’s Credit Card Should Serve As Wake-Up Call To Incumbent Banks

Michal Kissos Hertzog, CEO from digital-only bank Pepper said: “Apple is launching a credit card with better user privacy, more user control and transparency. With that, Apple is setting a new bar for the industry.”  “The latest news from Apple isn’t unexpected. Recent released by Pepper earlier this year found that two-thirds of decision-makers at UK retail banks believe that most of the major technology companies will...

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Money20/20 Asia 2019: Andy Li, Silot.AI
Mar26

Money20/20 Asia 2019: Andy Li, Silot.AI

We speak to Andy Li, Founder & CEO at Silot.AI about AI with banks, helping security, cloud and much more!

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An Lu, on India’s payment ecosystem
Mar26

An Lu, on India’s payment ecosystem

We speak to An Lu, PPRO about India’s payment ecosystem.

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Money20/20 Asia 2019: Richard Olsen, Lykke
Mar26

Money20/20 Asia 2019: Richard Olsen, Lykke

We speak to Richard Olsen, Founder of Lykke Corp about the background on their company, marketplace, cryptocurrencies and much more!

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Bank uses KYC Portal to streamline the review processes for Corporate Clients
Mar26

Bank uses KYC Portal to streamline the review processes for Corporate Clients

One of the biggest challenges within the KYC process is the ongoing relationship with corporate subjects. A challenge that banks face on a daily basis when reviewing corporate clients and ensuring that all the data is constantly up to date. KYC Portal has been chosen by an International Bank to be able to address this issue specifically. We started off the relationship by defining the specific use case that the bank was after –...

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Derek White, BBVA on The Future of The Payments
Mar26

Derek White, BBVA on The Future of The Payments

We talk to Derek White, Global Head of Client Solutions at BBVA about where the future of the payments landscape heading.

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307. News: Tinder for banking
Mar26

307. News: Tinder for banking

ABOUT THIS EPISODE This week we have some great stories for you as David and Jason are joined by two great guests: Caroline Plumb, CEO of Fluidly Simon Balmain, Operations and Community Specialist at Monzo We kick off the episode by taking a look at WorldPay selling to FIS and changing its tech stack. The group comments that it’s not a modern way to approach tech stack spending, it’s an oldschool way of doing things and...

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EMVCo Promotes Confidence and Consistency for EMV® Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method (CDCVM) Solutions
Mar26

EMVCo Promotes Confidence and Consistency for EMV® Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method (CDCVM) Solutions

The deployment of Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method (CDCVM) solutions across the payments ecosystem is increasing. EMVCo is therefore working to promote confidence and consistency by identifying and addressing specific security, functional and performance needs for CDCVM. With traditional Cardholder Verification Methods (CVM), consumer authentication is performed on the merchant system (a PIN entered into a merchant...

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Geneva Fintech Association launches, aims to push industry growth
Mar26

Geneva Fintech Association launches, aims to push industry growth

A group of Geneva’s most innovative organizations have come together under the patronage of the State of Geneva, to form the Geneva Fintech Association. Together they aim to promote the development of new technologies in the field of fintech (financial technologies), especially when it comes to crowdfunding and distributed ledger technologies (DLT). It aims to develop educational initiatives around these new technologies, connect key...

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investorID Is Launched in Europe to Allow Investors to Compliantly Access Tokenized Securities
Mar26

investorID Is Launched in Europe to Allow Investors to Compliantly Access Tokenized Securities

investorID is a market-driven decentralized application allowing investors to generate their on-chain identity to access and trade compliant tokenized securities. As an open initiative developed by key players in the blockchain and finance industries, the system aims to become the principal solution for investors to manage their own data and become identified on the blockchain infrastructure. For the compliant ownership transfer of...

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Small businesses in NE ready and willing to make MTD switch
Mar26

Small businesses in NE ready and willing to make MTD switch

With less than a week to go the majority of small businesses in the North East are ready for Making Tax Digital, a quick-fire poll by Sage has revealed. The poll, carried out at a joint event between Sage and the Federation of Small Businesses, also showed that the majority of small businesses in the region understood the implications of the new tax changes – and that they can see the benefits it will bring to their businesses....

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Money20/20 Asia 2019: Daniel Kornitzer, Paysafe
Mar26

Money20/20 Asia 2019: Daniel Kornitzer, Paysafe

The Fintech Finance team heads over to Money20/20 in Singapore and talks to Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer at Paysafe Group about the background on their company, payments technology in the future, customer experience and much...

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Insurance Nexus today announced the opening of the Insurance Nexus Awards 2019
Mar26

Insurance Nexus today announced the opening of the Insurance Nexus Awards 2019

Designed to recognize genuine, truly innovative and meaningful approaches to excellence in the North American insurance arena, the Insurance Nexus Awards 2019 will be presented at an exclusive ceremony being held in Chicago on September 12th, 2019. Given the depth and pace of innovation taking place within the insurance industry, Insurance Nexus decided it is crucial to put a spotlight on the achievements of the insurance carriers,...

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Airwallex achieves unicorn status, and expands operations in Europe with new office in London
Mar26

Airwallex achieves unicorn status, and expands operations in Europe with new office in London

The international payments startup has raised a new round of $100m USD investment led by DST Global, becoming a fintech unicorn Airwallex, an international payments fintech that specialises in low-cost, seamless cross-border payments, has today confirmed its unicorn status following successful series C funding of $100m USD, leading to a valuation at more than $1bn USD. Series C is led by DST Global, a leading investment firm, which...

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Shamsh Hadi, on pricing
Mar26

Shamsh Hadi, on pricing

We talk to Shamsh Hadi, Co-Founder and CEO at ZorroSign about pricing themselves.

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Apple’s decision to enter the banking sector comes as no surprise to fintech experts – comment from Crealogix
Mar26

Apple’s decision to enter the banking sector comes as no surprise to fintech experts – comment from Crealogix

Jo Howes, Commercial Director at digital banking software provider CREALOGIX, commented: “Apple’s announcement that it is to launch its own credit card – Apple Card – comes as no surprise to many in the banking industry. It was only going to be a matter of time before one of the major tech giants got involved in the banking sector, as challenger brands have already demonstrated that it is possible to grow quickly in this space from a...

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Avaloq announces strong 2018 results, driven by international expansion, new solutions and client growth
Mar26

Avaloq announces strong 2018 results, driven by international expansion, new solutions and client growth

Group revenues for 2018 up to CHF 579 million, a year-on-year rise of 6% on an underlying basis1 Adjusted EBITDA for 2018 was CHF 90 million while cash on hand ended the year in excess of CHF 144 million Growth spurred by demand for Avaloq’s SaaS, BPaaS and on premise solutions driving increased recurring software fees, strong project activity and growth within its existing customer base Notable highlight for the year was the...

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Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple
Mar26

Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple

Apple today announced Apple Card, an innovative, new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Apple Card is built into the Apple Wallet app on iPhone, offering customers a familiar experience with Apple Pay and the ability to manage their card right on iPhone. Apple Card transforms the entire credit card experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees,...

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itGive Partners with US-Based NGO to Provide Aid to Venezuela
Mar26

itGive Partners with US-Based NGO to Provide Aid to Venezuela

BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced a partnership to assist with aid in Venezuela. They have partnered with a US-based non-profit organization that is providing large-scale humanitarian aid in Venezuela. The ongoing economic crisis and political unrest has left the country in desolation with masses of refugees fleeing the country and thousands of innocent lives lost. Together, they have worked to onboard...

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Entersekt and BioCatch Collaborate to Deliver Streamlined and Enriched Digital Banking and Payments Experiences
Mar26

Entersekt and BioCatch Collaborate to Deliver Streamlined and Enriched Digital Banking and Payments Experiences

–Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, and BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, today announced a partnership, answering market demand for streamlined and fully secured digital banking and payments experiences. With online and mobile banking user growth leveling off in many countries, financial institutions’ focus is switching from driving adoption to deepening engagement and fostering...

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60% of Financial Institutions Rate Themselves as Intermediate or Beginner in the Maturity of Their CLM Digital Transformation Strategy  Fenergo Survey Finds Lack of Departmental Collaboration Is Prohibiting Digital Transformation
Mar26

60% of Financial Institutions Rate Themselves as Intermediate or Beginner in the Maturity of Their CLM Digital Transformation Strategy Fenergo Survey Finds Lack of Departmental Collaboration Is Prohibiting Digital Transformation

Digital maturity is still a long way off for financial institutions, according to new research by Fenergo, the leading provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) software solutions for financial institutions. The findings of Fenergo’s CLM Report, which is the second in a three-part series, showed that fewer than half (40%) of the financial institutions surveyed are advanced in their CLM digital transformation strategy, with...

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trueDigital signs new distribution deals for its OTC digital asset reference rates
Mar26

trueDigital signs new distribution deals for its OTC digital asset reference rates

trueDigital Holdings, LLC, a global provider of financial infrastructure technologies and products for the digital economy, is collaborating with Kaiko and Inca Digital Securities (Inca) to expand distribution of its over-the-counter (OTC) reference rates for Bitcoin and Ether to investors worldwide. Through the strategic partnership, Kaiko, a provider of institutional-grade cryptocurrency market data, and Inca, a digital asset...

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52% of UK trades workers would be more productive if offered gamified rewards
Mar26

52% of UK trades workers would be more productive if offered gamified rewards

AMIFIED rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun into the workplace but also increase employee performance – and according to new research, 52% of trades bosses are losing out on increased productivity by not making use of them. The only industry that would have more increased productivity from the introduction of gamified rewards than Trades was Medical/Healthcare (56%), with Hospitality and leisure (51%) and Retail...

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Ronnie d’Arienzo, on cross border payments
Mar25

Ronnie d’Arienzo, on cross border payments

We speak to Ronnie d’Arienzo, Chief Revenue Officer at PPRO on how does the cross border commerce aspect play into this.

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Mark Budd, Zurich Insurance on Life Insurance
Mar25

Mark Budd, Zurich Insurance on Life Insurance

We talk to Mark Budd, Head of Innovation at Zurich Insurance about life insurance.

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Craig Ramsey, on consumer adoption to the Swift network
Mar25

Craig Ramsey, on consumer adoption to the Swift network

We speak to Craig Ramsey, Head of Real-Time Payments at ACI Worldwide about consumer adoption to the Swift network.

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Visa and MasterCard Evolution
Mar25

Visa and MasterCard Evolution

Interview with Dmitry Artimovich, Top PayTech Expert Yanina Noel Dmitry Artimovich is a well-known expert on online payment systems with over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. He is a popular keynote speaker at international FinTech and PayTech events and is called a “Russian hacker” by the world’s largest news sources (The New York Times, Associated Press). Recently Dmitry published his first book,...

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TISA initiates project to give consumers control of their savings and investments data
Mar25

TISA initiates project to give consumers control of their savings and investments data

TISA, the investing and saving membership organisation, has initiated its project to develop an Open Savings & Investment solution to enable UK consumers to more easily control their key holdings and valuation data.  The project will focus on non-banking product sets to ensure an alignment with the aims of Open Banking and the greatest benefit for consumers. 13 major financial services firms* from TISA’s membership have elected...

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Gabe McGloin, Head of International Merchant Sales and Business Development, Verifi
Mar25

Gabe McGloin, Head of International Merchant Sales and Business Development, Verifi

“As the collective voice for the banking and finance industry in the UK, UK Finance does well to draw attention towards the growing issue of card-not-present fraud – a £506.4 million problem. “What is surprising, is that the report fails to highlight a key consequence of card-not-present fraud – chargebacks. Similarly, the report doesn’t detail the two drivers of chargebacks – that of friendly and family fraud. “According to a report...

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Thomas Rex, on the jump to contactless
Mar25

Thomas Rex, on the jump to contactless

We speak to Thomas Rex, Fingerprint about the jump to contactless.

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MeaWallet Announces VC Financing
Mar25

MeaWallet Announces VC Financing

Digital payment solutions provider, MeaWallet, today announces the completion of its transition into a refinanced independent entity, following a management buyout enabled by a substantial capital injection fromventure capital firm Idekapital Fund 1. The refinancing enables MeaWallet to further develop its digital payment solutions for issuers, processors and payment-service-providers, and continue to provide uninterrupted service for...

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Ebru Pakcan, Citi on The Future
Mar25

Ebru Pakcan, Citi on The Future

We talk to Ebru Pakcan, Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions EMEA at Citi on Citi’s plans for the future.

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Ronnie d’Arienzo, on importance of APM’s
Mar25

Ronnie d’Arienzo, on importance of APM’s

We speak to Ronnie d’Arienzo, Chief Revenue Officer at PPRO on why are APM’s so important for online merchants today.

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NatWest launches its first SONIA linked benchmark issuance
Mar25

NatWest launches its first SONIA linked benchmark issuance

This follows the introduction of reformed SONIA by the Bank of England in April 2018, paving the way for SONIA-linked debt capital markets transactions as an alternative to the traditional LIBOR risk-free reference rate, which is due to be phased out from 2021. Robert Begbie, RBS Group Treasurer and Executive Sponsor for the RBS Group LIBOR Programme, advised that “by adopting SONIA as a reference rate in our Sterling covered bond...

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Feedzai Named Best in Class in Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Vendor Market by Analyst Firm Aite Group
Mar25

Feedzai Named Best in Class in Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Vendor Market by Analyst Firm Aite Group

Aite Group, the premier analyst firm focused on banking and payments, named Feedzai the best in class in the vendor market for helping banks, merchants and payment processors fight fraud and AML. The report focused on areas such as technology and domain expertise, scalability, flexibility, and customer references. The analyst firm named Feedzai as the market leader based on the Feedzai platform’s “flexible range of machine learning...

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Third Annual CPPO Prepaid Symposium Adds International Speakers and New Workshops
Mar25

Third Annual CPPO Prepaid Symposium Adds International Speakers and New Workshops

The Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO), the voice of the rapidly growing prepaid payments industry in Canada, has announced new speakers for the third annual CPPO Prepaid Symposium on May 13, 2019, at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. The CPPO Prepaid Symposium is the premier education and networking event for the $3.8 billion prepaid industry in Canada. The event will immediately precede The Payments Canada...

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306. Interviews: Benoit Legrand, CIO of ING
Mar25

306. Interviews: Benoit Legrand, CIO of ING

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Benoit Legrand is CIO of ING. Simon talks to Benoit about his unsuccessful startup experiences and what they taught him, how ING sees itself as a 20 year old fintech, why some banks are afraid of PSD2 and how to focus on the problems customers are facing. They also take a look at Yolt, developing resistence to change and the importance of having a team dedicated to delivering change, why the scale of partnerships...

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Secure electronic train tickets: Worldline supports Hamburger Hochbahn with SAM-Server
Mar25

Secure electronic train tickets: Worldline supports Hamburger Hochbahn with SAM-Server

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader for payment and transaction services, and Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN), Germany’s second-largest public transport company and the largest partner in the HVV, the Hamburg transport alliance, are collaborating in e-ticketing services. By the end of 2019 it is expected that approximately 6 million annual ticket purchases made by passengers via the online shop or the HVV...

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Businesses lose £93m to invoice scams in 2018 but four in ten unaware of risk
Mar25

Businesses lose £93m to invoice scams in 2018 but four in ten unaware of risk

Over four in ten businesses in the UK are unaware of the risks posed by invoice fraud, despite these scams costing firms almost £93 million in 2018, research by UK Finance has revealed. Invoice scams take place when fraudsters trick businesses into transferring money by posing as legitimate payees. £92.7 million was lost by businesses to such scams in 2018, according to UK Finance’s latest Fraud the Facts 2018 report. There were 3,280...

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OKEx Talks about OKB’s Eco-development Along Its 1st Anniversary
Mar25

OKEx Talks about OKB’s Eco-development Along Its 1st Anniversary

OKEx, a Malta-based world-leading digital asset exchange, welcomes the first anniversary of OKB, OKEx official global utility token. Officially launched on March 22, 2018, OKB has been applied to OKEx’s global ecosystem, which includes Happy Friday, OKB Trading Market, Listing Vote, OKETT, OKNodes, Global Partners, Prime Investors, and Designated Merchants. Meanwhile, OKEx also announced to launch OKDEX, the first decentralized...

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Tandem Bank Partners with Token to Leverage Opportunities in Open Banking
Mar25

Tandem Bank Partners with Token to Leverage Opportunities in Open Banking

Tandem Bank today announces that it is partnering with turnkey open banking platform provider, Token.io Limited, to achieve PSD2 compliance and leverage open banking opportunities. Tandem is a digital-only bank that provides a money management app, credit cards and fixed-rate savings accounts to more than 500,000 consumers across the UK. It is integrating Token’s full suite of open banking solutions into its core platform, including...

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London-based ClauseMatch is expanding into Asia Pacific launching Southeast Asian operations out of Singapore
Mar25

London-based ClauseMatch is expanding into Asia Pacific launching Southeast Asian operations out of Singapore

London-based ClauseMatch, an award-winning regulatory technology (RegTech) venture with a unique SaaS-based offering that automates compliance management for banks and financial institutions (FIs), is expanding into Asia Pacific (APAC) with the launch of operations in Singapore. Founded by CEO Evgeny Likhoded, ClauseMatch solution is based on his experience working in legal and compliance roles at Morgan Stanley and Gazprom UK....

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Seeking to feed the world as alternative investments to soar to $14Trillion by 2023
Mar25

Seeking to feed the world as alternative investments to soar to $14Trillion by 2023

Investors are increasingly seeking out rewarding opportunities that help feed the world, according to Peter Rockefeller. This view from the legendary family of investors supports the now almost universally recognized investment trend: Impact Investing is growing.  And fast. The considerable – and growing – opportunities for both impact investors and social entrepreneurs is one of the key themes to be discussed, and moderated by...

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ING to host Investor Day 2019
Mar25

ING to host Investor Day 2019

ING will host an Investor Day on 25 March 2019 in Offenbach am Main, near Frankfurt, Germany. Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING, will provide an update of ING’s Think Forward strategy, discuss compliance and share his view on the future of banking. He will be joined by the members of ING’s Management Board Banking and other senior leaders, who will offer insights into the bank’s financials, operations and business segments. The conference...

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FIX Trading Community 2019: Anita Karppi, Buy-side Trading Community
Mar25

FIX Trading Community 2019: Anita Karppi, Buy-side Trading Community

We speak to Anita Karppi, Buy-side Trading Community about the conference, challenges in the industry, regulation, the future of the industry and much more!

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European investors are interested in investing in Philippine loans
Mar25

European investors are interested in investing in Philippine loans

Since the integration with the Philippine loan originator in December 2018, the European P2P platform Robo.cash has funded €2.4 million of Philippine loans. This is the highest volume of financed loans among all loan originators of Robocash Group for the first 3 months after the integration with the P2P platform. The first loan originator of Robocash Group in Southeast Asia, Robocash Finance Corp. integrated with the P2P platform...

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Objectway’s financial chatbot at the cini national conference on artificial intelligence
Mar25

Objectway’s financial chatbot at the cini national conference on artificial intelligence

Objectway presented the contribution “A Financial Chatbot for the Unified Wealth Management Platform Project” during the workshop “AI for Finance, Commerce and Legal Issues” within Ital-IA, the first national CINI (National Inter-university Consortium for Computer Science) Conference on artificial intelligence, held on 18 and 19 March in Rome, at the Confindustria headquarters. The event was created to develop common...

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Secure Trading Launch Merchant Education Series
Mar25

Secure Trading Launch Merchant Education Series

Secure Trading, a market leader in providing online payment solutions, have today announced the launch of a 2020 Merchant Education Series. The education series is designed to provide resources and tools for merchants to help them fully understand the evolving world of payments. Secure Trading will partner with thought leaders in areas including customer engagement, security, point of sale and local payment methods. “We recognise that...

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FS Investments Hires Vincent Amatulli as Chief Technology & Operations Officer
Mar22

FS Investments Hires Vincent Amatulli as Chief Technology & Operations Officer

FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager, has hired Vincent Amatulli as Chief Technology & Operations Officer. Mr. Amatulli reports to Michael Forman, Chairman and CEO of FS Investments, serves on the Executive Committee and is based in the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters. “Vincent is a seasoned financial services industry and technology executive with a strong background in software development, infrastructure and...

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