DAY ONE #TeamCard on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace
May24

DAY ONE #TeamCard on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace

Watch the video to see how Sophie, did on the day one of the...

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DAY ONE #TeamCash on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace
May24

DAY ONE #TeamCash on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace

Watch the video to see how Valentina, did on the day one of the...

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DAY ONE #TeamMobile on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace
May24

DAY ONE #TeamMobile on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace

Watch the video to see how Max, got on his day one of the...

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DAY ONE #TeamCrypto on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace
May24

DAY ONE #TeamCrypto on the #RTWrace #PaymentsRace

Watch the video to see how Alex got on his day one of the race!...

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Extended Payment Terms from Siemens Financial Services gives Siemens customers 180 days to pay
May24

Extended Payment Terms from Siemens Financial Services gives Siemens customers 180 days to pay

Siemens customers can now benefit from a new cash flow tool which allows them up to 180 days to pay for products. Extended Payment Terms (EPT) from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is now available to regular buyers of Siemens products. Through a revolving credit facility, SFS purchases the debt from Siemens on behalf of the customer and then gives the customer flexible payment options with a choice of when to pay, up to 180 days....

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DAY ONE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May24

DAY ONE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

At the close of day one, all four racers have arrived at the first checkpoint – Belfast! Watch the story so far below!...

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TD Bank Group to Issue NVCC Preferred Shares
May24

TD Bank Group to Issue NVCC Preferred Shares

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank Group” or “TD”) today announced a domestic public offering of Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares (non-viability contingent capital (NVCC)), Series 24 (the “Series 24 Shares”). TD has entered into an agreement with a group of underwriters led by TD Securities Inc. to issue, on a bought deal basis, 10 million Series 24 Shares at a price of $25.00 per...

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5 Must Attend Blockchain Events in  Hong Kong
May24

5 Must Attend Blockchain Events in Hong Kong

Catching the big fish in a pool of thousands of fishes may seem like a gruelling task and such is the case with blockchain events and conferences. Finding the right events to attend and creating value out of the time and money invested is important for both startups and investors. Here’s a list of 5 must attend events taking place in Hong Kong that would experience a gathering of some of the most influential industry leaders,...

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PPRO invites you to join them at Money 20/20 Europe, Amsterdam
May24

PPRO invites you to join them at Money 20/20 Europe, Amsterdam

Embracing local payments to boost global commerce The last 12 months has seen the payment industry locked in fierce debate over regulations, such as the second Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and the best routes towards a cashless society. However, one key factor has remained constant. Merchants continue to overlook the need to offer local payment methods when targeting international e-commerce markets, making all efforts to drive...

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Start line! #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May24

Start line! #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

The four teams assemble at the starting gate at Trafalgar Square in London. This is the moment we were looking forward to all year! We wish each racer the best of luck in their trials and tribulations round the...

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Hardik Shah, on SME’s
May24

Hardik Shah, on SME’s

We speak with Hardik Shah from Currencies Direct about the challenges faced by SMEs.

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John A. Hutton, on PSD2
May24

John A. Hutton, on PSD2

We speak with John A. Hutton, Nationwide about how PSD2 is going to galvanize Nationwide.

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ABCD’s: Vincent Kilcoyne, SmartStream and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, OeKB on Problems
May24

ABCD’s: Vincent Kilcoyne, SmartStream and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, OeKB on Problems

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Vincent Kilcoyne from SmartStream and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger from OeKB on the changing problems banks are having.

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Fintech start-ups challenged to improve financial services with £27k investment opportunity
May24

Fintech start-ups challenged to improve financial services with £27k investment opportunity

One lucky fintech start-up will win 12 months of unlimited access to EValue’s financial planning API stack and a custom-built user interface from 4xxi, with a combined value of £15,000, to get their financial services business dreams off the ground. Two runners-up will also win access and support. Hopeful applicants need to complete and submit a pitch pack online by 7th June. The shortlist will be announced on 14th June, and the...

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Staking our Future – Dividend Paying Bearing Digital Assets
May24

Staking our Future – Dividend Paying Bearing Digital Assets

One of the major criticisms of Bitcoin is in its mining as it uses the electricity of a small nation state. Even if this is renewable energy, the inconvenient truth in our nascent blockchain industry is that it is part of the problem, not the solution. There is however a better way for blockchain technologies to use less energy and at the same time provide investors in the space with an exciting new form of investment. It’s slowly...

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Trulioo Launches EmbedID: New Front-End Tool That Enables Fintechs to Verify Customers with Only a Snippet of Code
May24

Trulioo Launches EmbedID: New Front-End Tool That Enables Fintechs to Verify Customers with Only a Snippet of Code

Trulioo, a Vancouver-based leading global identity verification provider, announced that it has launched a new front-end tool, EmbedID, that enables businesses to query Trulioo’s API, GlobalGateway, to instantly verify customers in multiple markets by embedding a snippet of code to their website, particularly the sign-up or registration form. “EmbedID is a gamechanger, particularly for developers building fintech...

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How to protect yourself against APP fraud
May24

How to protect yourself against APP fraud

Authorised push payment (APP) fraud is where someone tricks you into sending them money from your bank account. The two main ways this usually happens are: Social engineering, where a fraudster manipulates you into sending them money by tricking or coercing you, like pretending to call from your bank and asking you to move money to a “safe account” that really belongs to them. Advance fee fraud, which is when you make a payment by...

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AT&T is the First Mobile Carrier to Accept Payment in Cryptocurrency
May24

AT&T is the First Mobile Carrier to Accept Payment in Cryptocurrency

Customers Can Now Use BitPay to Pay Online Bills AT&T* will now accept online bill payments through BitPay, a respected cryptocurrency payment processor. AT&T becomes the first major U.S. mobile carrier to provide a cryptocurrency payment option to customers. “We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” said Kevin McDorman, vice president, AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations. “We have...

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NatWest Northern Powerhouse PMI®
May24

NatWest Northern Powerhouse PMI®

The survey, produced in partnership between NatWest and IHS Markit, is based on responses from manufacturers and services companies across the regions of the Northern Powerhouse. The NatWest Northern Powerhouse PMI® (Purchasing Managers’ Index®) reveals that private sector companies across the region remained on a growth footing this spring, with a solid expansion of business activity and improved order books in April contrasting with...

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How do card machines work?
May24

How do card machines work?

How do card machines work?  Bank cards are ever growing as a method of payment in the UK and it is predicted that by 2026, 60 million card transactions will take place in the UK daily. As fewer and fewer people carry physical cash, cards become more and more responsible for all of the money moving around the economy. But how does it all work? The process of authorising and finalising a card transaction involves a number of different...

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Wirecard expands digital payment services within Nordic retail market with multiple new customers
May24

Wirecard expands digital payment services within Nordic retail market with multiple new customers

Wirecard provides a comprehensive digital financial technology platform for retailers, enabling unified commerce and an enhanced customer experience Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, has announced the expansion of its digital payment services within the Nordic retail market. Thanks to Wirecard, major retailers in the region – including Nymans Ur, Royal Design, Svenssons i Lammhult, Rizzo and...

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Emma Huntington, on Innovation
May23

Emma Huntington, on Innovation

We speak with Emma Huntington, Nationwide on how they maintain the culture of innovation.

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Details Announced of Exhibition at North America’s Largest Executive Claims Event, Connected Claims USA 2019
May23

Details Announced of Exhibition at North America’s Largest Executive Claims Event, Connected Claims USA 2019

More than 80 exhibitors from across the claims ecosystem confirmed at industry-renowned conference exhibition With new technologies enabling both operational efficiency and a superior customer experience, from artificial intelligence to drones and mobile customer communication methods, it is a critical time for claims executives to explore opportunities to innovate their processes. A recent survey of over 600 insurance executives...

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Big Society Capital chooses AML Group to drive social investing
May23

Big Society Capital chooses AML Group to drive social investing

Big Society Capital was set up by the government and the four big banks in 2012 to find ways of using the many millions of pounds lying idle in dormant bank accounts to make the UK a better place. It has been a success so far, and now award-winning creative agency AML Group has been hired to update the brand and bring its mission to life. AML Group does simple ideas for complicated businesses – connecting them with hard to reach...

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Avelacom partners with Seed CX to Increase Speed and Stability For Institutional Investors Globally
May23

Avelacom partners with Seed CX to Increase Speed and Stability For Institutional Investors Globally

Avelacom, the high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry, today announced a landmark partnership with Seed CX, the leading digital asset exchange built expressly for institutional investors. Avalecom’s institutional investors will now have access to Seed CX’s real time market data and order-routing solutions. This will meet global institutions’ desire to trade digital assets...

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INDX to offer stable passive Masternode income
May23

INDX to offer stable passive Masternode income

Despite a challenging 18 months, the crypto-sector still represents a considerable investment opportunity. INDX, a London-based index-linked crypto fund, has developed a proprietary algorithm that will make it simple and safe for investors of all sizes to enjoy stable, secure passive income from the fast-growing Masternode infrastructure that is supporting the blockchain and crypto sectors as they move into a more mature, regulated...

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Mark Bradbury, on Companies to Implement
May23

Mark Bradbury, on Companies to Implement

We speak with Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on how easy is it for companies to implement validate.

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ABCD’s: Darryl Twiggs, Vincent Kilcoyne & Andreas Burner, SmartStream on Technology
May23

ABCD’s: Darryl Twiggs, Vincent Kilcoyne & Andreas Burner, SmartStream on Technology

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Darryl Twiggs, Vincent Kilcoyne & Andreas Burner from SmartStream about their technology.

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IHS Markit and Informa to Exchange Business Units
May23

IHS Markit and Informa to Exchange Business Units

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, and Informa (LSE: INF.L), the international exhibitions, events, information services and scholarly research group, today announced the exchange of the majority of the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business for Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence group. “This agreement is very positive for both IHS Markit and...

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Secure Trading/acquiring.com begin life working in cryptocurrencies with CoinLoan
May23

Secure Trading/acquiring.com begin life working in cryptocurrencies with CoinLoan

Secure Trading and acquiring.com have announced today that they have begun life in the cryptocurrency vertical after being chosen to provide payment gateway and merchant acquiring solutions for CoinLoan, a peer-to-peer lending platform for crypto-asset-backed loans. CoinLoan allows users to borrow up to 60% of the cryptocurrency’s current market value, thereby allowing and encouraging people to invest on crypto currencies without...

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Link Asset Services supports Finablr IPO
May23

Link Asset Services supports Finablr IPO

Link Asset Services (LAS), part of Link Group (ASX: LNK), a leading global provider of financial administration services, supported Finablr’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and will continue to act as the registrar. Finablr is a global platform for payments and foreign exchange solutions with capabilities spanning the full spectrum of the payments value chain, from origination and processing to...

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Open Banking Revolution on hold as Banks fail to prioritise fixing outages
May23

Open Banking Revolution on hold as Banks fail to prioritise fixing outages

SMEs are set to lose out as Growth Street, the SME lender, has found; when reviewing the public available data which the Open Banking Implementation Entity published on their API monitoring tool, 62% of banks have shown a decrease in Open Banking availability to customers last quarter. In Q1 2019, Open Banking was only available 83% of the time, amounting to 5,000 hours of total down-time. During down-time, Open Banking customers...

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UBX partners with Temenos on inclusive banking initiative to transform banking in the Philippines
May23

UBX partners with Temenos on inclusive banking initiative to transform banking in the Philippines

Temenos, the global banking software company, today announced a partnership with UBX, the fintech subsidiary of UnionBank of the Philippines, the seventh-largest bank in the Philippines. The UBX partnership with Temenos aims to deliver digital banking to millions of people in the Philippines in the next five years. The partnership will give UBX partner financial institutions access to Temenos’ integrated and highly scalable core...

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HSBC Launches Two Data & Innovation Labs
May23

HSBC Launches Two Data & Innovation Labs

HSBC today announced it has opened its first two data and innovation labs – in London and Toronto – in a bid to accelerate the development of innovative data, cloud and robotics solutions for clients of its Global Banking and Markets (GBM) division. The labs, which form part of a wider global strategy to simplify and enhance the bank’s technology, will serve as hubs in which to build creative partnerships and...

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IZNES announces new capital structure and reaching the 1 billion euros milestone of assets
May23

IZNES announces new capital structure and reaching the 1 billion euros milestone of assets

IZNES, the pan-European platform for subscriptions and redemptions of European funds using Blockchain technology, announces today it has completed the overhaul of its capital structure, leading to the strengthening of the six asset management companies which were its founding shareholders. Following this transaction, which saw the exit from the capital of SETL, the company which created the Blockchain technology underlying IZNES, the...

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LHV becomes the first bank to give fintechs access to instant pound and euro payments
May23

LHV becomes the first bank to give fintechs access to instant pound and euro payments

LHV, the fintech focused bank, is pleased to announce that it plans to start providing its fintech clients with pound payments in June. The innovative bank now has an account with the Bank of England and will join the Faster Payments scheme as a direct member. This makes LHV Connect the only  banking Application Programming Interface (‘API’) that gives fintechs access to Single Euro Payment Area Instant (‘SEPA Instant’) and pound...

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Revolut launches Group Vaults, transforming the way friends and family save
May23

Revolut launches Group Vaults, transforming the way friends and family save

Revolut, the innovative UK-based fintech, has today announced the launch of Group Vaults, a simple way for customers to save with family and friends towards a common goal. Customers will be able to pay into a Group Vault at anytime by rounding up spare change, making a recurring payment or adding a one-off contribution, making it one of the easiest ways to pool together to pay for household bills, an upcoming holiday, or a group gift....

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Money20/20 in association with Fintech Finance present the first ever Round The World (RTW) Payments Race
May22

Money20/20 in association with Fintech Finance present the first ever Round The World (RTW) Payments Race

Money20/20 in association with Fintech Finance will present the RTW Payments Race, launching at Trafalgar Square, London on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 12pm. Racers are tasked with making their way round the world, whilst facing a series of payments-related challenges along the way. The only catch is that each racer can use one payment method or face immediate disqualification. The payment methods are Cash, Card, Crypto and Mobile....

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Mark Bradbury, on Partnership
May22

Mark Bradbury, on Partnership

We speak with Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on their partnership with currencies direct.

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RTW Payments Race: Stu Thomas’s Endorsement Points!
May22

RTW Payments Race: Stu Thomas’s Endorsement Points!

RTW Payments Race: Stu Thomas’s Endorsement Points!

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Paragon Application Systems Enhances Its VirtualATM Solution
May22

Paragon Application Systems Enhances Its VirtualATM Solution

Paragon Application Systems, a leading independent provider of payment testing solutions to the financial services industry for more than 25 years, has announced several enhancements to Paragon VirtualATM®. This enterprise class, web-enabled application is helping ATM deployers virtualize, automate and streamline ATM system testing and maintenance to boost efficiency, improve delivery timeframes and increase reliability. Paragon is...

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Finastra announces innovative FX vacation spending money app as winner of FusionONE hackathon
May22

Finastra announces innovative FX vacation spending money app as winner of FusionONE hackathon

Finastra has unveiled the winner of the first public hackathon on its open development platform, FusionFabric.cloud. Team ‘HYBER’ scooped the prize for its FX vacation spending money app, after presenting the concept to more than 450 of the world’s Fintech leaders, banks, developers, analysts and a panel of prestigious judges at FusionONE yesterday afternoon. The team’s app was built using open APIs on FusionFabric.cloud, powered by...

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Tandem Bank announces financial education programme with Brightside
May22

Tandem Bank announces financial education programme with Brightside

Tandem Bank announce that they are partnering with Brightside, a social mobility charity that creates mentoring connections to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, to create a dedicated programme, Money Hacks. The first of its kind for both Brightside and Tandem, this programme aims to teach young people about the ins-and-outs of money, spanning everything from budgeting and saving, to sensible borrowing and retail...

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Electric Scooters “Quick” Launch with Straal Payments
May22

Electric Scooters “Quick” Launch with Straal Payments

Quick – a new player on the Polish market of shared electric scooters – selects Straal – an international provider of payment, optimization and fraud prevention solutions – for their exclusive payment & optimization partner. The contract includes providing Quick with a smart payment gateway, a suite of optimization logics and access to a Straal Kompas management dashboard. Thanks to Straal solutions, Quick users can save their...

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Kensington Mortgages completes MortgageApply integration with Twenty7Tec
May22

Kensington Mortgages completes MortgageApply integration with Twenty7Tec

Kensington Mortgages (“Kensington”), the specialist mortgage lender, and Twenty7Tec, a leading provider of technology solutions to the mortgage industry, today announce that they have completed an integration using Twenty7Tec’s application submission system, MortgageApply. Kensington joins other lenders adopting the system, further embedding leading technology into their mortgage application process. Users of MortgageApply will now be...

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Atos Named a Leader in Digital Banking in AI and Automation by Research Firm NelsonHall
May22

Atos Named a Leader in Digital Banking in AI and Automation by Research Firm NelsonHall

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced it has been positioned as a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services in banking by global research firm NelsonHall. The vendor profile highlighted Atos’ strengths in the space, including its portfolio of proprietary IP and BPS (Business & Platform Services) delivery in North America acquired with Syntel, Atos’ relationships...

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Paragon’s focus on SMEs sees asset finance loan book continue to grow
May22

Paragon’s focus on SMEs sees asset finance loan book continue to grow

Paragon’s Asset finance business has continued to grow its loan book as it focuses its attentions on helping British SMEs gain access to funding. Paragon’s half year results announced today show lending volumes for asset finance increased £47 million to 31 March 2019; a rise of 29% to £211 million compared to the same period last year. Award-winning asset finance, part of Paragon’s Commercial Lending division, retained its position in...

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ABCD’s: Pritesh B. Kotecha, SmartStream and Matt Richardson, Citizens Bank on Digital Payments
May22

ABCD’s: Pritesh B. Kotecha, SmartStream and Matt Richardson, Citizens Bank on Digital Payments

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Pritesh B. Kotecha from SmartStream and Matt Richardson from Citizens Bank on the evolution of digital payments.

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Getsafe Takes On Competition With Digital Contents Insurance
May22

Getsafe Takes On Competition With Digital Contents Insurance

After 60,000 liability policies sold, the Heidelberg-based startup Getsafe is launching a home contents insurance. This addition completes the company’s strategy to cater specifically to insurance starters. At the same time, Getsafe is taking a stand against competitors both from Europe and the United States. “In the past, many customers have asked us for home contents insurance that works just as easily on a smartphone as...

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RegTech stream at FinTech North gives delegates the opportunity to influence policy
May22

RegTech stream at FinTech North gives delegates the opportunity to influence policy

The RegTech session at FinTech North Leeds 2019 is hosted by DAC Beachcroft and will feature speakers from banks, building societies, tech companies, and the Financial Conduct Authority The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds will have a dedicated Regulatory Technology session for the first time, in partnership with DAC Beachcroft. FinTech North Leeds 2019 will take place on 23rd May at Cloth Hall Court. In the afternoon, delegates will...

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