PPRO Group Partners with Credorax to Increase Global Access to Alternative Payment Methods
Sep18

PPRO Group Partners with Credorax to Increase Global Access to Alternative Payment Methods

PPRO Group, a cross-border e-payment specialist, has formed a partnership with Credorax, a European merchant acquiring bank, to grow its Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) offerings across Europe. PPRO’s wide variety of APMs will now be extended to Credorax’s merchants and payment service providers (PSPs). The partnership between PPRO Group and Credorax will expand the highly active APM landscape in Europe. According to PPRO research,...

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Julie Connor, Bank of Ireland on Money 20/20 Europe
Sep18
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Nasdaq to Provide Morningstar with Nasdaq Basic Real-Time Market Data on Global Scale
Sep18

Nasdaq to Provide Morningstar with Nasdaq Basic Real-Time Market Data on Global Scale

Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, and Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ), a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, today announced an agreement under which Nasdaq will provide the Nasdaq Basic real-time market data feed to Morningstar. Nasdaq Basic is a leading exchange-provided alternative for real-time data, U.S....

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Christer Bergquist, Capco on telling us about Capco’s unique approach to consulting with the financial institutions
Sep18
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Janet Young, UOB on the opportunities with on-boarding customers
Sep18

Janet Young, UOB on the opportunities with on-boarding customers

Janet Young, Managing Director & Head at UOB talking about the opportunities with on-boarding customers.  

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BMC Survey Unveils Mainframes Are Supporting Digital Business Growth, with 93% of Executives Reporting a Positive Long-term Outlook for the Platform
Sep18

BMC Survey Unveils Mainframes Are Supporting Digital Business Growth, with 93% of Executives Reporting a Positive Long-term Outlook for the Platform

BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced the results of its 2018 Mainframe Research Report, revealing increasingly optimistic attitudes towards mainframes. With 93% of executives and 92% of all respondents viewing the mainframe as a strong long-term platform – the highest level in five years – this year’s survey also sheds light on how organisations are becoming more proactive with their...

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ANDERS LA COUR NOMINATED FOR PAYMENTS POWER 10 SHORTLIST
Sep18

ANDERS LA COUR NOMINATED FOR PAYMENTS POWER 10 SHORTLIST

Banking Circle CEO ranked alongside 34 other payment industry leaders www.bankingcircle.com London, September 2018 – Anders la Cour, CEO of Banking Circle, a next-generation provider of mission-critical infrastructure for payments, is among the list of nominees for the 2018 Payments Power 10. Leading payments event, PayExpo, sets out to recognise ten individuals that they believe have made an outstanding contribution to the payments...

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Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’platform for retailers, lenders and payment partners platform for retailers, lenders and payment partners
Sep18

Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’platform for retailers, lenders and payment partners platform for retailers, lenders and payment partners

 Divido, the consumer finance platform for retailers, lenders and payment intermediaries, today announces a $15 million USD Series A raise led by Dawn Capital and DN Capital, with additional participation from Mastercard, American Express Ventures and previous investors. The Divido board has also appointed Renier Lemmens as chairman. Mr. Lemmens has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of PayPal EMEA and Chief Operating...

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Jiten Varu, Avaloq on what does PSD2 mean for the financial institutions
Sep18

Jiten Varu, Avaloq on what does PSD2 mean for the financial institutions

Jiten Varu, Chief Product Officer at Avaloq talks about what PSD2 mean for the financial institutions.

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Travel Money Club chooses Onfido for modern identity verification that brings more users onboard
Sep18

Travel Money Club chooses Onfido for modern identity verification that brings more users onboard

Leading identity verification provider Onfido today announces that it has partnered with currency exchange platform Travel Money Club to deliver a modern identity verification experience. Onfido’s machine learning-based identity verification technology allows Travel Money Club to offer its next-day currency exchange service to more users as it continues to scale. Travel Money Club delivers cash currency to frequent travellers via...

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B-Hive joins forces with Projective for international expansion
Sep18

B-Hive joins forces with Projective for international expansion

The official collaboration between Projective and B-Hive has been launched at the festive opening of banking services provider Projective’s new offices. Projective, which already has a significant international footprint and offices in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, and Paris, will become B-Hive’s associate partner and assist them in expanding their fintech innovation platform at an international level. Belgium is at the cutting edge...

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Assetz Capital celebrates success with cashback offer
Sep18

Assetz Capital celebrates success with cashback offer

Leading peer-to-peer business lender, Assetz Capital, has launched a new promotion which rewards its investors with a 1% or 2% cashback bonus on newly lent funds. To benefit from the cashback offer investors simply need to invest new cash and leave it on the platform until 17th December 2018 – resulting in a 1% cash back on those funds – and if they leave those funds invested until 17th June 2019 they will receive an additional 1%...

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Kantox appoints former Goldman Sachs Director, Tim Muehlenbach, as Head of Partnerships and Bank Relationships
Sep18

Kantox appoints former Goldman Sachs Director, Tim Muehlenbach, as Head of Partnerships and Bank Relationships

Kantox, a leader in FX solutions for businesses, has today announced the appointment of Tim Muehlenbach as Head of Partnerships and Bank Relationships. The former Goldman Sachs Executive Director, with experience in global capital markets and asset management solutions across multiple European countries, brings over 17 years’ experience to the newly created position. Having previously also held senior positions with the Royal Bank of...

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Mambu Extends Capacity with Integration Platform as a Service
Sep18

Mambu Extends Capacity with Integration Platform as a Service

Mambu, the SaaS banking engine powering modern digital financial services, today announced the launch of Mambu Process Orchestrator (MPO). An Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) built around the core engine, MPO enables clients to rapidly and intuitively compose, run and monitor API-driven and cloud-based processes. The platform is a natural extension of the Mambu core solution and is specifically designed to support the...

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JUMO CLOSES USD$52M FUNDING ROUND TO DRIVE FURTHER EXPANSION
Sep18

JUMO CLOSES USD$52M FUNDING ROUND TO DRIVE FURTHER EXPANSION

JUMO, the largest and fastest growing technology platform for operating inclusive mobile financial services marketplaces, today announced the close of an equity funding round of USD$52 million led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from other leading investors including Proparco, the private sector financing arm of the French Development Agency (AFD), Finnfund, Vostok Emerging Finance, Gemcorp Capital, and LeapFrog Investments. This...

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ANTHEMIS’ SAMANTHA GHIOTTI JOINS THE CURRENCYCLOUD BOARD TO SUPPORT WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
Sep18

ANTHEMIS’ SAMANTHA GHIOTTI JOINS THE CURRENCYCLOUD BOARD TO SUPPORT WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Leading international payments platform Currencycloud has today announced the appointment of Anthemis partner and payments expert Samantha Ghiotti as a new board member, to underpin Currencycloud’s ambitious international growth plans. Samantha is a partner at Anthemis Group where she leads enterprise business development, bringing a unique blend of executive, entrepreneurial and deal-making experience to the firm. As the founder of...

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Perpetual enters into global strategic agreement with FundRock
Sep18

Perpetual enters into global strategic agreement with FundRock

Perpetual Corporate Trust has entered into a global strategic cooperation agreement, a first for the business, announcing a partnership with FundRock Management Company (FundRock). The collaboration will enable clients from both brands to leverage the expertise and services offered in their respective core markets. FundRock is the premier independent fund management company in Europe employing over 100 industry professionals with...

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WorldRemit becomes first UK fintech company to integrate with the WhatsApp Business Solution
Sep18

WorldRemit becomes first UK fintech company to integrate with the WhatsApp Business Solution

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit has added WhatsApp notifications to its service. Through its integration with the WhatsApp Business solution, customers who use WhatsApp to chat with family and friends can now also receive instant notifications on the status of their transactions. Given the challenges of SMS delivery in many markets, customers can often miss out on real-time information about their transfers....

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optile Open Payments 1.0 Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® Applications
Sep18

optile Open Payments 1.0 Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® Applications

Today, optile, a next-generation open payment platform for global online businesses, announced that optile Open Payments 1.0 has achieved certified integration with SAP® Applications. optile’s innovative solution can deliver faster growth opportunities to businesses while providing a frictionless, unified payment experience to their customers. The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that optile Open Payments version...

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Banks will reign supreme in the battle against fintech giants
Sep18

Banks will reign supreme in the battle against fintech giants

Temenos at The Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Tianjin, China, 17 – 20 September Asia-Pacific (APAC) is leading the world in the adoption of digital banking due to consumers’ constantly evolving demands, combined with the unbanked potential and benign regulation. Non-traditional challengers such as Ant Financial and Tencent are shaking up the market. Temenos argues that in the battle between banks and fintech giants, banks that...

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Crown Agents Bank Appoints Susanne Chishti As Non-Executive Director
Sep18

Crown Agents Bank Appoints Susanne Chishti As Non-Executive Director

Crown Agents Bank has appointed Susanne Chishti to its board as a non-executive director. Chishti brings more than 20 years of financial expertise, board-level experience focused on organisational governance, and a strong understanding of the small and medium size enterprise market. Her experience draws on 14 years in banking, with senior positions held at Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Banking Group and Deutsche Bank. In 2014, Chishti...

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Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues’ confidence in them
Sep18

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues’ confidence in them

A new report amongst UK managers reveals attitudes towards training and confidence in the workplace. Worryingly, women were five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them, with a fifth (20%) of female managers admitting they would rather be managed by a male colleague. When it comes to confidence in their own abilities, almost half of men (48%) said that they were very confident in their management skills,...

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Bitfinex Introduces Decentralised Trading Platform For Ethereum Tokens
Sep18

Bitfinex Introduces Decentralised Trading Platform For Ethereum Tokens

Bitfinex, the world’s leading professional cryptocurrency trading platform, has today announced the complete launch of Ethfinex, a hybrid Ethereum-based exchange which allows users to take advantage of both centralised and on-chain trading opportunities. The full launch of Ethfinex coincides with a time of immense interest in the development of decentralised trading solutions to mitigate dependency on current centralised solutions and...

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Legal & General partners with GrowthEnabler
Sep18

Legal & General partners with GrowthEnabler

Legal & General, the FTSE 100 financial services group, has today announced a new strategic partnership with GrowthEnabler, the platform which delivers data, insights and intelligence on disruptive technologies and digital innovations. The partnership is part of Legal & General’s strategy to drive digital innovation and transformation across the business. Founded in 2015 by Aftab Malhotra and Rajeev Banduni, GrowthEnabler...

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Bitcoin will lose 50% of its market share to Ethereum in five years
Sep18

Bitcoin will lose 50% of its market share to Ethereum in five years

Bitcoin will lose 50 per cent of its cryptocurrency market share to Ethereum within five years, states an influential tech expert and business analyst. The comments from Ian Mcloed, from Thomas Crown Art, the world’s leading art-tech agency that he established with renowned art dealer, Stephen Howes, comes as Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, began a price recovery on Friday after being hit hard with a...

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Sébastien Glineur joins Synechron as Paris Head of Digital
Sep18

Sébastien Glineur joins Synechron as Paris Head of Digital

Synechron, the global financial services consulting and technology services provider, has today announced that Sébastien Glineur has joined as Head of its digital practice in Paris. Sébastien Glineur brings over 15+ years’ experience in the banking sector, including nearly 12 years in Strategy and Organizational Consulting within the largest French banking institutions such as BNP Paribas, Société Générale, and La Banque Postale,...

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“The status quo must change.” – Adesina tells FinDev Canada conference in Montreal
Sep18

“The status quo must change.” – Adesina tells FinDev Canada conference in Montreal

“No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export Development Canada (EDC), the country’s export credit agency. Launched six months ago, FinDev’s mandate is to support the growth...

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$16m Caspian Pre-Sale a Big Boost to Crypto Industry
Sep18

$16m Caspian Pre-Sale a Big Boost to Crypto Industry

Institutional-grade crypto trading platform Caspian, has raised US$16million in a pre-sale of its CSP token, it announced today. Accompanying this is the announcement that the platform is now live and no longer in beta testing. Caspian also revealed it has 170 institutional-grade customers interested in on-boarding to its platform, with 15 customers already using it – perhaps the strongest signal yet that financial institutions are...

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The Digital Transformation of Banking – Driving Constructive Economic Outcomes from the FinTech Ecosystem in Africa
Sep18

The Digital Transformation of Banking – Driving Constructive Economic Outcomes from the FinTech Ecosystem in Africa

FinTech is transforming the financial services by the impact of Blockchain, Mobile Money, Open Banking and Payments Innovation in Africa. The growth of FinTech has enabled consumers to sidestep traditional ways from using banking to mobile wallets for any transaction between each other. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The unique environment for financial services in Africa is fertile ground for innovative FinTech players who are not only...

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InstaSupply Joins Sweetbridge Alliance Network as Reseller of Invoice Financing for Supply Chains
Sep18

InstaSupply Joins Sweetbridge Alliance Network as Reseller of Invoice Financing for Supply Chains

Sweetbridge Alliance Network, the worldwide organization driving liquidity and transparency for global supply chain networks, today announces it has added InstaSupply, known for digitizing and financing supply chains for mid-sized businesses using blockchain, to its Network and named it an official reseller of Sweetbridge protocol technologies. Through this collaboration, Sweetbridge’s liquidity protocol will provide low-cost access...

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ACI Worldwide and SWIFT Empower Banks to Take Advantage of Real-Time, Cross-Border Payments Revolution
Sep17

ACI Worldwide and SWIFT Empower Banks to Take Advantage of Real-Time, Cross-Border Payments Revolution

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced the launch of two new capabilities to support banks to fully enable SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service. ACI, the first certified vendor of SWIFT gpi solutions and a SWIFT partner for more than 20 years, is offering two new capabilities to help banks derive the full value of SWIFT gpi – ACI...

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NatWest to pilot UK’s first intelligent cash management system with automated account crediting
Sep17

NatWest to pilot UK’s first intelligent cash management system with automated account crediting

· NatWest and G4S to offer businesses an innovative cash system that allows customer accounts to be credited daily with their cash intake without needing to visit a branch · The cash solution is a secure technology that validates the cash as it’s passed into the safe, allowing for automated account crediting · Cash reliant businesses will benefit from the efficiency, cash management and security features of G4S cash technology NatWest...

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Anette Tånneryd, Capco on different markets adapting to open banking at different speeds
Sep17
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Josh Bottomley, HSBC on what can the banks can offer the smaller tech companies
Sep17

Josh Bottomley, HSBC on what can the banks can offer the smaller tech companies

Josh Bottomley, Global Head at HSBC talking about what the banks can offer the smaller tech companies.

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Hybrid wins at PIMFA FinTech Conference 2018
Sep17

Hybrid wins at PIMFA FinTech Conference 2018

PIMFA – the leading wealth management and financial advice association – held their annual FinTech Conference on Wednesday 12 September, hosted by BlackRock. It began with a welcoming address from PIMFA CEO Liz Field who reinforced the importance of digital transformation in the evolution of the financial advice and wealth management profession. Following this, Dr. Manuela Rabener, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder UK, Scalable...

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Ithmaar Bank and Eazy Financial Services announce plans to launch the region’s first biometric payment network,  and it will bring a revolutionary improvement in customers’ experience with banks
Sep17

Ithmaar Bank and Eazy Financial Services announce plans to launch the region’s first biometric payment network, and it will bring a revolutionary improvement in customers’ experience with banks

Ithmaar Bank and Eazy Financial Services today announced plans to launch the region’s first biometric payment network, supported by the Labour Fund “Tamkeen”, providing new and more efficient alternative for customers to conduct many of their financial transactions. When implemented, Ithmaar Bank customers will no longer be required to use their bank cards at ATMs. Instead, they will simply be able to use their fingerprint along with...

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Matt Briers, TransferWise on predictions for the future
Sep17
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Bibby Financial Services expands global headquarters in Banbury
Sep17

Bibby Financial Services expands global headquarters in Banbury

Independent financial services provider, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has announced the expansion of its global headquarters in Banbury, North Oxfordshire, in line with its strategic growth plan. First moving to Banbury Business Park in 2016, BFS has now relocated its Construction Finance, Trade Finance and Export Finance divisions from Packington House, Horse Fair, to the refurbished Pembroke House offices in Adderbury. Global...

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Derek Corcoran, Avoka on challenges and changes in 2018
Sep17

Derek Corcoran, Avoka on challenges and changes in 2018

Derek Corcoran, Chief Experience Officer at Avoka talking about challenges and changes in 2018.

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Uinsure Announces Partnership with L&C
Sep17

Uinsure Announces Partnership with L&C

The market-leading general insurance (GI) provider, Uinsure, is pleased to announce its new partnership with the UK’s leading fee free mortgage broker, L&C Mortgages. The multi-award winning GI provider was chosen by L&C after an extensive selection process. The arrangement means that L&C advisers and customers will benefit from a range Uinsure’s innovative features, which include: The quickest and easiest quotation...

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Oradian enters 10th market on its mission to drive financial inclusion globally
Sep17

Oradian enters 10th market on its mission to drive financial inclusion globally

Oradian, the fast-growth Software-as-a-Service company on a mission to boost financial inclusion, has entered its 10th market – in a new partnership with Jirani Smart, in Kenya. Jirani Smart, a microfinance institution (MFI) founded to offer better financial and non-financial services to the unbanked, joins Oradian’s global community of visionary financial institutions with 15,000 end-clients. Jirani Smart’s mission is to...

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OSPT Alliance Membership nears 100 as it Increases Influence on Mobility Services
Sep17

OSPT Alliance Membership nears 100 as it Increases Influence on Mobility Services

OSPT Alliance, a global community that enables the future of mobility services across a variety of markets including transport, ticketing, access control and micro-payment, is close to attracting 100-member companies and organisations following a highly successful first half of 2018. A total of 17 new members have joined the association over the last six months, representing a wide range of players across the mobility ecosystem...

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A guide to embracing the Automation Revolution
Sep17

A guide to embracing the Automation Revolution

Despite the market hype and doom-mongering hyperbole, automation is not going to bring about the apocalypse anytime soon. But it is going to change the way we work dramatically. As automation specialists, we see it as our duty to make sure the automation revolution brings about a new normal that will improve industry not destroy it. So we’re helping organisations to adapt and thrive in the digital age. And that means not just...

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Avaloq upgrades open software architecture designed to make banks more agile
Sep17

Avaloq upgrades open software architecture designed to make banks more agile

Avaloq, the leading global provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions to banks and wealth managers, has upgraded its open software architecture. The key components of Avaloq’s new software architecture are self-contained systems that banks and wealth managers can easily adopt individually. Avaloq’s clients will benefit from greater business agility and scalability, improved...

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Vested Appoints Financial Services Communications Veteran to Lead U.S. Professional Services Division
Sep17

Vested Appoints Financial Services Communications Veteran to Lead U.S. Professional Services Division

Vested, an integrated communications firm focused on the future of finance, today announced it has further strengthened its senior leadership team by appointing Amber Roberts as chief executive officer of its professional services operation in the United States. In her role, Roberts will focus on expanding the firm’s programs and services, new business development, and staff leadership. Reporting into Vested Group President Binna Kim,...

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Paysafe launches ‘Accelerated Funding’ to enable fast settlements for SMBs in the US
Sep17

Paysafe launches ‘Accelerated Funding’ to enable fast settlements for SMBs in the US

Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, today announced the launch of Paysafe Accelerated Funding, a comprehensive suite of fast and flexible same or next day settlement options for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) based in the U.S. This new funding settlement product offering leverages the company’s collaboration with Company.com and Ingo Money, announced back in June, to help digitize merchant settlement for instant...

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Almost 1 in 2 UK transactions are now contactless
Sep17

Almost 1 in 2 UK transactions are now contactless

Contactless technology continues to proliferate as the most widely adopted form of electronic payment in European history, with almost one in two in-store card transactions in the UK now being contactless. Transport is one of the main areas fuelling the growth of contactless transactions as they enable faster transactions and greater security. Transport for London is a shining example of the increasing number of commuters using...

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Kidbizo making child’s play of cryptocurrency
Sep17

Kidbizo making child’s play of cryptocurrency

Every parent knows that their kids can manipulate, be bossy at times and, use their powers of persuasion to get what they want. They are smart, switched on and never miss a trick, right? But what if those ‘talents’ could be channelled into a project that could give them an unbelievable future in business? What if there was a kind of entrepreneurial academy that could harness their natural abilities and then show them how to become...

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Banks turn to technology innovation, as global regulation continues to increase KYC complexity for 75 percent of compliance and correspondent banking professionals
Sep17

Banks turn to technology innovation, as global regulation continues to increase KYC complexity for 75 percent of compliance and correspondent banking professionals

The annual Accuity Financial Counterparty KYC Survey has revealed that 75 percent of senior compliance and correspondent banking professionals have encountered added complexity in interpreting and adhering to local legislation. As global regulators continue to introduce and enforce more stringent compliance standards in efforts to mitigate the risk of financial crime, compliance officers are under pressure to have all relevant due...

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MortgageGym closes £3.8m funding round
Sep17

MortgageGym closes £3.8m funding round

MortgageGym, the FCA-regulated mortgage robo-adviser, has announced the successful completion of a funding round of £3.8m from investors, including LSL Property Services plc (LSL), which is the parent company of the UK’s second largest mortgage network. Leading fintech pioneer GoCompare Group plc (GoCompare) has also increased its shareholding as part of this investment round. Following the LSL investment MortgageGym is valued at £12m...

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