FinTech Connect 2019: Sarel Tal, Rapyd
Jan24

FinTech Connect 2019: Sarel Tal, Rapyd

We speak with Sarel Tal, Rapyd about three major challenges in global payments processing, scaling globally yet remaining local and attending FinTech Connect.

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Kevin Emery, UL on the future
Jan24

Kevin Emery, UL on the future

We speak with Kevin Emery, UL about the future of the company.

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Wirex: Crypto & Fiat Multi-Currency Accounts With Visa Card
Jan24

Wirex: Crypto & Fiat Multi-Currency Accounts With Visa Card

Wirex is a company that began as E-coin, providing online cards. Its activities later expanded to several regions, they now even have Wirex card services and a system which enables people to manage their crypto and even the traditional funds’ assets. Introduction  Wirex news always reveals that they provide personal banking which is a hybrid between cryptos and conventional banking. Entity owners says that they were the first ones...

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Insurance Nexus by Reuters Events Releases the Connected Auto Insurance 2020 Report
Jan24

Insurance Nexus by Reuters Events Releases the Connected Auto Insurance 2020 Report

The automotive sector is on the cusp of a huge wave of change, rivalled only by historic moments such as Ford Model Ts rolling off the construction line or the deep-seated impact of the 1973 oil crisis. This time, however, it is not just one technological frontier disrupting the sector, but multiple innovations that are already making their mark. Insurance Nexus by Reuters Events have produced the Connected Auto Insurance 2020 report...

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FinTech Connect 2019: Kit Atkinson, Link Asset Services
Jan24

FinTech Connect 2019: Kit Atkinson, Link Asset Services

We speak with Kit Atkinson, Link Asset Services about the new challenges faced, their audience and attending FinTech Connect.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Evgeny Likhoded, ClauseMatch
Jan24

FinTech Connect 2019: Evgeny Likhoded, ClauseMatch

We speak with Evgeny Likhoded, ClauseMatch about the background on their company and attending the FinTech Connect event.

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Europeans spend €4 trillion per year on payment cards
Jan24

Europeans spend €4 trillion per year on payment cards

Expenditure on European payment cards has grown by a third since 2014 to reach €3.9 trillion, as cards are used increasingly for everyday purchases Rapidly rising usage spurs card spending RBR’s latest research, Payment Cards Issuing and Acquiring Europe 2020, shows that in 2018 cardholders in the UK, France and Germany spent the most, with the total increasing by 26%, 19% and 22% respectively since 2014. The fourth largest market,...

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Temenos MarketPlace and Codat bring accounting integration for banks
Jan24

Temenos MarketPlace and Codat bring accounting integration for banks

Temenos, the banking software company, today announces that Codat has joined Temenos MarketPlace. Codat provides a universal API which connects to the most widely used business accounting platforms. Through Temenos MarketPlace, Temenos’ platform for connecting banks with the best in complementary fintech solutions, the company will provide pre-integrated access between banks and their Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) clients’...

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Cybercrime figures overlook the link with fraud
Jan24

Cybercrime figures overlook the link with fraud

Fall in ‘computer misuse’ disguises link with rise in fraud New figures which report a fall in ‘computer misuse’ and a rise in fraud shows the authorities are failing to grasp the true impact of cybercrime, according to a leading cybersecurity expert. Tim Thurlings of bluedog Security Monitoring says that the current figures disguise the full extent of the problem and demonstrate the need for more accurate ways to measure...

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Avaloq enters into partnership with atpoint, a leading fintech for digitalisation
Jan24

Avaloq enters into partnership with atpoint, a leading fintech for digitalisation

Avaloq, the fintech leader in digital banking and wealth management, is launching a long-term partnership with atpoint, a leading fintech company based in Baar in the canton of Zug. The partnership is the result of the successful cooperation on atpoint’s latest advisory tool: atpoint.FINAP360, the “credit highway” for mortgage and SME loans. atpoint.FINAP360 is both an internal expert tool for client advisers and the credit...

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BitPay Taps Simplex to Make BitPay App an All-In-One Solution
Jan23

BitPay Taps Simplex to Make BitPay App an All-In-One Solution

BitPay, the world’s largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced a partnership with Simplex, the best-in-class processor of fiat-to-crypto transactions, that gives BitPay app users the ability to buy Bitcoin and other supported cryptocurrencies directly in app with a credit card. Users can now buy cryptocurrency, transfer funds, make purchases, buy gift cards and pay friends around the world all...

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Unlock Financial Materiality – Take ESG Mainstream
Jan23

Unlock Financial Materiality – Take ESG Mainstream

Integrating ESG factors into investment decision making is no longer optional, it’s a must. Larry Fink’s recent letter to CEOs re-iterated that long-term decision-making is at the forefront of client demands. The talk has shifted to real investment action.  The Global Sustainable Investment alliance has valued sustainable investments as over $30trn, a 34% surge since 2016 with no sign of slowing down. However – investors and asset...

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Revolut enters UK savings market with easy-access account that offers a market-leading rate of 1.35%
Jan23

Revolut enters UK savings market with easy-access account that offers a market-leading rate of 1.35%

Revolut, the global financial platform with over ten million customers in the UK and Europe, has today entered the UK savings market, in partnership with Flagstone, offering an easy-access savings account with a limited market-leading interest rate of 1.35% AER. The new Savings Vault, which is FSCS protected up to £85,000 through Paragon Bank, is an addition to Revolut’s popular Vaults feature. Savings Vaults allow Revolut customers...

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WorldRemit announces global remittance partnership with Alipay
Jan23

WorldRemit announces global remittance partnership with Alipay

WorldRemit has announced a partnership with Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, enabling consumers to use the WorldRemit app or website for cross-border remittances to the Alipay app, bringing more convenient and inclusive transfer services to users around the world. “Our vision is to build a mobile-first, international payments service and we’re excited to work with Alipay as a partner,” said Tamer...

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Fenergo Spearheads KYC Utilities Efficiency Drive and Reduces Cost of Compliance
Jan23

Fenergo Spearheads KYC Utilities Efficiency Drive and Reduces Cost of Compliance

Fenergo, the leading provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management solutions (CLM) for financial institutions, today announces the launch of Fenergo e-KYC Connect, a solution which allows financial institutions to maximize the efficiency and economic benefits of know your customer (KYC) utility services. A component of Fenergo’s Digital Client Orchestration solution, e-KYC Connect enables financial institutions which subscribe to a...

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FinTech Connect 2019: Daan van den Eshof, Rabobank
Jan23

FinTech Connect 2019: Daan van den Eshof, Rabobank

We speak with Daan van den Eshof, Rabobank about the biggest challenges in banks when it comes to onboarding new people and being at FinTech Connect.

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Vicarius raises $5 Million in Seed Funding for its Predictive Cyberthreat Technology
Jan23

Vicarius raises $5 Million in Seed Funding for its Predictive Cyberthreat Technology

Automatically detects, patches and protects against yet-to-be-discovered software vulnerabilities before they are exploited by hackers Vicarius, the predictive cyberthreat provider, announced today seed funding of $5 million. The funding round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), with innogy Innovation Hub and Goldbell also investing. The funding will accelerate the company’s international growth and operating scale, it will...

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Cashplus hires Chief HR Officer as it continues to strengthen team ahead of bank licence approval
Jan23

Cashplus hires Chief HR Officer as it continues to strengthen team ahead of bank licence approval

Cashplus, the leading SME-focused UK bank challenger, has hired Helen Cowper as Chief Human Resources officer as it continues to strengthen its senior team in the run up to approval of its full UK banking licence. Cowper, who previously held senior HR and business change roles at Virgin Money, Sage and Barclays, and was most recently Chief of Staff to the CIO at the Co-op Group, will take responsibility for Cashplus’ people strategy...

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Validate API new release – Validate User Interface Builder 5.0
Jan23

Validate API new release – Validate User Interface Builder 5.0

Apply Financial has produced a new range of user interface build calls for our Validate API that allows our clients to understand the data they need to collect from their customers to ensure the straight-through processing (STP) of payments.   Validate User Interface Builder 5.0 gives clear information to our clients to enable them to simply and dynamically manage their user interface and present their users with only the required...

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Visa launches scheme to enhance access to cash through retailers
Jan23

Visa launches scheme to enhance access to cash through retailers

Visa is launching an industry-wide ‘access to cash’ scheme with its partner banks to incentivise retailers to offer cashback in areas of the UK where consumers currently struggle to access cash. The new initiative will incentivise shops and businesses to offer cashback to consumers using their Visa debit cards. The scheme aims to increase the number of locations where cashback is offered. While cashback has been available in the UK...

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Major Card Issuers Opt to Secure e-commerce Payments With Entersekt and Netcetera
Jan23

Major Card Issuers Opt to Secure e-commerce Payments With Entersekt and Netcetera

Entersekt today described the latest implementations of its authentication technology in Europe’s DACH region. The fintech firm announced that Netcetera, a payments technology specialist and long-standing regional partner, has implemented the system for Bank-Verlag, which builds and operates secure digital services on behalf of Germany’s banks, among other things. Two major Austrian card issuers are also deploying the technology....

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LifeYield Surpasses $1 Trillion in Assets on Platform, Providing Tax-Smart Software to Over 90,000 Financial Advisors
Jan23

LifeYield Surpasses $1 Trillion in Assets on Platform, Providing Tax-Smart Software to Over 90,000 Financial Advisors

LifeYield LLC, the leading cloud-based solution that facilitates tax-smart, risk-smart management of an investor’s entire household portfolio, announced today it has surpassed the $1 trillion mark in assets under administration, with over 90,000 financial advisors actively using its LifeYield Advantage Suite. LifeYield began as a collaboration between Paul R. Samuelson, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, and his father, Nobel...

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Travala.com Partners with NEM to offer XEM as Payment Option For Over 2 Million Hotels Globally
Jan23

Travala.com Partners with NEM to offer XEM as Payment Option For Over 2 Million Hotels Globally

Today the NEM Foundation and Travala.com, the leading crypto-friendly hotel booking platform, announced the integration of NEM’s XEM token with the travel website’s platform. In addition to a range of crypto and fiat currencies, Travala.com will now accept XEM, a popular cryptocurrency with a current market cap of over three hundred million dollars. With the acceptance of XEM, Travala.com continues to provide a secure and accessible...

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How Fintech & Digital Structural Change Is Pressuring Traditional Banks
Jan23

How Fintech & Digital Structural Change Is Pressuring Traditional Banks

FinTech’s are innovative, clever companies are changing the face of the traditional financial services industry. This is most prevalent in the UK which is expected to produce more FinTech’s than New York and tech-hub San Francisco, producing companies from payday loans direct lenders to AI advisors and online-only banking accounts, like Monzo.    Reports and studies on the US Fintech market have found that these companies are...

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EMQ BOLSTERS INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFERS INTO CHINA
Jan23

EMQ BOLSTERS INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFERS INTO CHINA

Providing customers globally with direct access to the world’s second largest remittance-receiving country EMQ, a global financial settlement network today announced that customers from around the world can make secure and reliable cross-border money transfers to their family or friends leveraging the company’s extensive real-time pay-out network. EMQ has the widest coverage in China, currently covering 126 banks and will be expanding...

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Geneva-based Banque Cramer & Cie SA selects Avaloq’s BPaaS solution to underpin continued growth
Jan23

Geneva-based Banque Cramer & Cie SA selects Avaloq’s BPaaS solution to underpin continued growth

Geneva-based Banque Cramer & Cie SA has selected Avaloq’s Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution for a further 10-year term to support the institution’s future growth ambitions. Avaloq, a long-term technology partner for the institution since 2011, was awarded the contract after a competitive tender process. The win underscores Avaloq’s commitment to serving, and growing its market share among, the Geneva-based private...

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OakNorth Bank completes £4.4m loan to promoters of long-established Indian property developer, Kolte-Patil, for two major developments in Surrey and Greenwich
Jan23

OakNorth Bank completes £4.4m loan to promoters of long-established Indian property developer, Kolte-Patil, for two major developments in Surrey and Greenwich

Founded in 1991, Kolte-Patil Developers Limited has over 25 years’ experience in property development, having delivered 15m sq.ft. of projects across Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru; These will be Kolte Patil Limited’s (company is wholly owned by Kolte-Patil Family Office) first developments in the UK; The bespoke £4.4m facility from OakNorth Bank will be used to develop a three-storey residential building in Surrey and a seven-storey...

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Add cryptocurrency to the national curriculum, say one quarter of Brits
Jan23

Add cryptocurrency to the national curriculum, say one quarter of Brits

Around one quarter (24 per cent) of British workers believe cryptocurrency should be taught in schools as part of the national curriculum, according to a new study from CoinBurp – a leading cryptocurrency trading platform. Breaking down the data by age bracket, 35 per cent of 16-24 year olds surveyed agreed that they would benefit from cryptocurrency being taught as a subject in school. This is compared to just 15 per cent of those...

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Monese signs-up two million customers with strong growth across European accounts
Jan23

Monese signs-up two million customers with strong growth across European accounts

Monese, the banking service that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, has today announced two million people have signed up to its service. In 2019, customer growth tripled with more than 9,000 people now joining Monese every day. At this current growth rate, Monese is on track to exceed five million sign-ups in 2020. In the last six months, Monese has doubled its customer sign-ups, with mainland Europe accounting...

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What Comprehensive Credit Reporting Means For Australian Consumers
Jan23

What Comprehensive Credit Reporting Means For Australian Consumers

Have you ever felt like improving your credit history is impossible? No matter how hard you try, it seems your credit score remains in place, like a stubborn stain. Well, something happened in July 2018 that will forever change the relationship between Aussies and their credit profile: comprehensive credit reporting (CCR). Comprehensive credit reporting requires credit providers to change the way they record your credit history; both...

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Data Protection Day 2020: De-Risking in the Era of Transparency
Jan23

Data Protection Day 2020: De-Risking in the Era of Transparency

By: Daniel Fried, General Manager (GM) and Senior Vice President (SVP), EMEA and Worldwide Channels, Veeam The issue of data protection and privacy was, until recently, a conversation confined to a specific group of people within an organisation. Unless you were an IT consultant or a corporate lawyer, privacy compliance was something somebody else took care of. So, how have we reached the point where many organizations are bound by...

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BNP PARIBAS AND OPEN BANKING PLATFORM TINK ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN EUROPE
Jan23

BNP PARIBAS AND OPEN BANKING PLATFORM TINK ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN EUROPE

BNP Paribas and Tink announce today a strategic partnership. The open banking platform Tink becomes BNP Paribas’preferred partner in Europe for account aggregation, payment initiation and personal finance management technologies. Open banking platform Tink and BNP Paribas today announce an extension of their partnership in Europe. In addition to Tink’s existing partnership with BNP Paribas Fortis — the retail network of BNP Paribas in...

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N26 achieves milestone of 5 million customers on five year anniversary
Jan23

N26 achieves milestone of 5 million customers on five year anniversary

Today, the global mobile banking made N26 announced the 5 million users have passed, five years after the bank launched on 26 January 2015. Mobile-only bank This announcement follows a period of unprecedented growth where the customer base of N26 bijkwamen within one year worldwide more than doubled and more customers than all previous years combined. In the Netherlands, N26 now has more than 100,000 customers, after an increase of...

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Martin Kearsley, Post Office on financial services
Jan22

Martin Kearsley, Post Office on financial services

We speak with Martin Kearsley, Post Office about financial services.

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Martin Kearsley, Post Office on the diminishing retail banking branch landscape
Jan22

Martin Kearsley, Post Office on the diminishing retail banking branch landscape

We speak with Martin Kearsley, Post Office about the diminishing retail banking branch landscape.

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Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on Workbench
Jan22

Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on Workbench

We speak with Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland about Workbench.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Matthew Sattler, HSBC
Jan21

FinTech Connect 2019: Matthew Sattler, HSBC

We speak with Matthew Sattler, HSBC about their experience at FinTech Connect and challenges in the AI.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Graham Bright, Euro Exim Bank
Jan21

FinTech Connect 2019: Graham Bright, Euro Exim Bank

We speak with Graham Bright, Euro Exim Bank about being at FinTech Connect, background on their company and challenges in the payments industry.

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Kevin Emery, UL on customer needs
Jan21

Kevin Emery, UL on customer needs

We speak with Kevin Emery, UL about how can institutions really know what their customers want?

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Richard Benson, allen international on helping SMEs
Jan21

Richard Benson, allen international on helping SMEs

We speak with Richard Benson, allen international about helping SMEs.

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Kevin Emery, UL on instant payments
Jan21

Kevin Emery, UL on instant payments

We speak with Kevin Emery, UL about how has instant payments affected society and customer demands

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Sapiens Recognized as a Decision Management Sample Vendor in the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Compliance Technologies
Jan21

Sapiens Recognized as a Decision Management Sample Vendor in the 2019 Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Compliance Technologies

Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions, announced today that Sapiens has been cited as a “Sample Vendor” in the Gartner 2019 Hype Cycle for Legal and Compliance Technologies for Decision Management.* Sapiens Decision (formerly called Sapiens DECISION) is a unique solution that allows the business to manage their business decision logic.  This capability effectively...

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Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on their digital approach
Jan21

Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on their digital approach

We speak with Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland about their digital approach.

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Backbase Opens New APAC headquarters in Singapore
Jan21

Backbase Opens New APAC headquarters in Singapore

Digital banking software provider, Backbase, has today announced the launch of its new regional headquarters in Singapore. Off the back of strong growth in the past few years, the regional centre in Singapore will strengthen its regional footprint to ensure greater proximity to clients and provide high-quality services and expertise to businesses in Asia Pacific (APAC). There is a rising demand for fintech solutions in the region...

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Temenos helps new U.S. digital banks go live in 90 days with the most functionally rich and technologically advanced, front-to-back SaaS digital banking offering
Jan21

Temenos helps new U.S. digital banks go live in 90 days with the most functionally rich and technologically advanced, front-to-back SaaS digital banking offering

Temenos, the banking software company, today launches a front-to-back banking software as a service designed uniquely for the US market – with pre-integrated U.S. banking products and services designed to deliver an outstanding customer experience.  Leveraging the power of its Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact banking products built on its modern cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and API-first technology, Temenos has developed the...

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Yolt celebrates two year anniversary of Open Banking by extending Yolt Pay feature to Monzo account holders
Jan21

Yolt celebrates two year anniversary of Open Banking by extending Yolt Pay feature to Monzo account holders

Yolt users can now make payments from their Monzo accounts within the app Monzo is latest bank connected to Yolt’s payment initiation service (PIS), allowing more users to initiate payments to friends & family and to move money between their own accounts, all powered by Open Banking Yolt has now made over 390 million API calls highlighting the sheer demand for open banking products and services Yolt, the smart thinking money app,...

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OakNorth Bank provides £2.3m loan to Moorlands Healthcare Limited for the acquisition of a specialist care home in Staffordshire
Jan21

OakNorth Bank provides £2.3m loan to Moorlands Healthcare Limited for the acquisition of a specialist care home in Staffordshire

The finance will be used to acquire Harewood Park Care Home in Cheadle, Staffordshire and add three more rooms, bringing the total to 37; This will be the first acquisition for Moorlands Healthcare Limited, part of the My Choice Healthcare Group, which is aiming to acquire more care homes in the Counties adjoining Staffordshire and other key locations across the Midlands and South Wales throughout 2020; The company’s management team...

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TONIK selects Finastra’s core banking solution to power Southeast Asia’s first pure-play licensed digital bank
Jan21

TONIK selects Finastra’s core banking solution to power Southeast Asia’s first pure-play licensed digital bank

Finastra announced today that TONIK, the first licensed digital-only bank in Southeast Asia, has selected Fusion Essence in the cloud to power its end-to-end core banking capabilities. The move will support TONIK as it launches its retail deposit and customer loans services in the Philippines, giving it agility and the ability to scale quickly. Greg Krasnov, Founder & CEO at TONIK, said, “The banking sector in the Philippines is...

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Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge: Hackathon Winners Announced
Jan21

Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge: Hackathon Winners Announced

First prize awarded to the creation of Cirrus Swap, a decentralised exchange built with Stratis Smart Contracts that enables users to hold tokens and settle trades on the Cirrus Sidechain Stratis, an enterprise blockchain technology company, announces the winners of its latest hackathon, the Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge. Attracting nearly 200 participants and 13 high-quality submissions, the online hackathon produced a range of...

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JCB expands its merchant network with Nets Group in Finland
Jan21

JCB expands its merchant network with Nets Group in Finland

JCB International, Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Nordic-based payment service provider Nets Group, today announce the wider enablement of JCB payment acceptance by Nets merchants in Finland. This latest strategic expansion initially enables over 18,000 businesses across Finland to accept JCB payments through the Nets Merchant Services platform. This will provide JCB’s growing Russian and...

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