Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on helping the banks streamline their payment processing systems
Nov21

Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on helping the banks streamline their payment processing systems

Mark Bradbury, Founder at Apply Financial talks about how can Apply financial help the banks streamline their payment processing systems.

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Gavin Maclean, Lloyds Banking Group on what does innovation in payments mean for consumers
Nov21

Gavin Maclean, Lloyds Banking Group on what does innovation in payments mean for consumers

Gavin Maclean, Head of Product – Payments at Lloyds Banking Group talks about what does innovation in payments mean for consumers.

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Martijn Hohmann, Five Degrees on how does Five Degrees help institutions with on-boarding
Nov20

Martijn Hohmann, Five Degrees on how does Five Degrees help institutions with on-boarding

Martijn Hohmann, CEO at Five Degrees talks about how do Five Degrees help institutions with on-boarding.

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Jon Slater, MotoNovo Finance on where LendTech will be heading in the future
Nov20

Jon Slater, MotoNovo Finance on where LendTech will be heading in the future

Jon Slater, Head Of Strategy at MotoNovo Finance talks about where LendTech will be heading in the future.

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CryptoExpoAsia, Vietnam
Nov20

CryptoExpoAsia, Vietnam

Number 1 International blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICO event in Vietnam When – November 24, 2018 Where – Windsor Plaza Hotel, Saigon (18 An Duong Vuong Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) https://vietnam.cryptoexpo.asia/ The world of mysterious and extremely popular topic – crypto – is going to be opened to the world during Crypto Expo Asia, Vietnam which is going to take place in Ho Chi Minh on the 24th of November....

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GLOBAL VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY TRIPLES IN SIZE
Nov20

GLOBAL VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY TRIPLES IN SIZE

Octopus Ventures, one of the largest early stage investors in Europe, today publishes a new study that maps the evolution of the global venture capital industry. The research coincides with the publication of Question the Questions, a new report from Octopus Ventures that provides a stress-tested guide to international expansion and tracks the growth of start-up clusters across the US. It combines data analysis with practical advice...

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Perkbox launches Perkbox Medical, a private healthcare solution for employees that complements the NHS
Nov20

Perkbox launches Perkbox Medical, a private healthcare solution for employees that complements the NHS

Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, is today announcing the launch of Perkbox Medical, an affordable, accessible and easy to manage private healthcare solution designed to dramatically reduce health insurance costs for every company. With this new product, Perkbox aims to work alongside the NHS to complement the areas where public healthcare truly excels, whilst fast-tracking patients through the areas...

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Marco Witteveen, Garanti Bank on financial industry developing
Nov19

Marco Witteveen, Garanti Bank on financial industry developing

Marco Witteveen, COO, Member of the Managing Board at Garanti Bank talks about the financial industry developing.

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Andrew Stevens, Quadient on where should a bank begin its CX journey?
Nov19

Andrew Stevens, Quadient on where should a bank begin its CX journey?

Andrew Stevens, Product Marketing Manager – Financial Services at Quadient talks about where should a bank begin its CX journey?

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NFC Smart Card & Blockchain Technology  Integration
Nov16

NFC Smart Card & Blockchain Technology Integration

Innovative technologies transform our world. The progress started with a wheel a long time ago is continued with wireless gadgets and space travels now. Contactless data transfers (NFC) and decentralized systems (blockchain) are the most famous among recent inventions. Let’s explore potential approaches to integrating these technologies, their benefits, and real use cases. NFC Let’s start with the very basics. This abbreviation stands...

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Multiven and Eterbase Seal Strategic Cyber-defence Alliance
Nov16

Multiven and Eterbase Seal Strategic Cyber-defence Alliance

Multiven has today announced that Eterbase digital asset exchange has joined its B-Fence program. The agreement will see Eterbase harden its cyber-defences and infrastructure via Multiven’s specially-devised cyber-defence platform for Bitcoin nodes and their internet gateway routers. The B-Fence program, a world first, is aimed at preventing cyberthefts, which are increasing in number as more investment is ploughed into...

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Britain’s top lawyers and accountants in music industry revealed in first ever Legal & Accountancy 50
Nov16

Britain’s top lawyers and accountants in music industry revealed in first ever Legal & Accountancy 50

Centtrip Music and Music Business UK have scouted the most talented professionals in the music industry and profiled them in the inaugural Legal & Accountancy 50. The publication recognises lawyers and accountants who have set the ‘gold standard’ in the music world. Centtrip Music, a specialist division of Centtrip, a fintech expert in foreign exchange, international payments and treasury management, partnered with Music Business...

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Royal Bank of Scotland puts freeze on cancelled cards
Nov16

Royal Bank of Scotland puts freeze on cancelled cards

Thousands of credit card customers misplace their cards every year and have to request a new one, now Royal Bank of Scotland customers will be able to instantly freeze their card, reducing the number of cards that are unnecessarily cancelled. The bank’s Mastercard credit card customers can use a lock/unlock feature on the Royal Bank’s award winning mobile app which instantly freezes the card. The main benefit to freezing a card is the...

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Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, OeKB on development financing
Nov16

Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, OeKB on development financing

Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, member of the Executive Board talks about development financing.

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UAE becomes first country to adopt fully digitalised VAT refund system
Nov16

UAE becomes first country to adopt fully digitalised VAT refund system

The world’s first fully digital VAT refund system is being launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with visitors able to claim sales tax back on purchases made in the country from the 18th November. The system, managed by international payments provider Planet, is an industry first and is set to transform the way that tourists shop abroad. Planet will manage the entire process for tourist VAT refunds on behalf of the UAE Federal...

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AEVI Wins Best In-Store solution Award
Nov16

AEVI Wins Best In-Store solution Award

AEVI, the technology company helping merchant solution providers to move into the next-generation of acquiring services, won Best In-Store solution at the Payments Awards organized by FStech and Retail Systems. It is the second time in the past year that AEVI has been recognized for its high level of innovation. AEVI provides an open solution which comprises business apps, smart Point of Sales (POS) devices and payment services....

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Gavin Drescher, LV= on finding new customers in the age of data
Nov16

Gavin Drescher, LV= on finding new customers in the age of data

Gavin Drescher, IT Director at LV= talks about finding new customers in the age of data.

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Checkout.com ranks 2nd in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50
Nov16

Checkout.com ranks 2nd in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

International online payment solutions provider Checkout.com has ranked in 2nd place in the Deloitte 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 with a four-year growth rate of 15,548%. It was also named the fastest growing UK fintech and was ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes. It ranks the country’s 50 fastest growing technology...

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TANDEM OPENS COMMUNITY BETA TESTING FOR AUTOSAVINGS
Nov16

TANDEM OPENS COMMUNITY BETA TESTING FOR AUTOSAVINGS

Tandem was started with the help of 11,000 co-founders who shaped the bank they are today. Now, with over 325,000 customers, Tandem has returned to their customers to help test their forthcoming Autosavings proposition Autosavings will give every app user an interest-bearing account with Tandem and allow them to enable a set of smart savings rules to automatically find money that can be saved Tandem will leverage each customer’s...

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AVALOQ wins the prize in the BLOCKCHAIN category at the Banque & Innovation 2018 trade fair for its crypto investment solution
Nov16

AVALOQ wins the prize in the BLOCKCHAIN category at the Banque & Innovation 2018 trade fair for its crypto investment solution

The Banque & Innovation awards recognise innovation and performance by companies presenting products or services directly related to banking innovation. Avaloq, a leading fintech company and international provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions to banks and wealth managers, won the prize in the BLOCKCHAIN category. The trophy was presented at the Banque & Innovation 2018...

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Broadridge Asset Management Solutions Enhances Next-Generation Visual Analytics with Tableau Partnership  Clients
Nov16

Broadridge Asset Management Solutions Enhances Next-Generation Visual Analytics with Tableau Partnership Clients

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader and recent addition to the S&P 500® Index, today announced a strategic partnership with Tableau Software, delivering enhanced analytics and visualization capabilities to Broadridge’s investment management clients. Clients will have seamless integration between the Broadridge Investment Management Data Warehouse and Tableau to provide self-service access to...

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Abacus Group Wins Best Technology-Overall at 2018 Alt Credit European Services Awards in London
Nov16

Abacus Group Wins Best Technology-Overall at 2018 Alt Credit European Services Awards in London

Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions and application hosting for alternative investment firms, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Technology-Overall” at the 2018 Alt Credit European Services Awards which took place in London on 31st October. The Alt Credit European Services Awards recognize best in class for services to alternative credit fund managers, including excellence in customer service and...

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Equidate Announces the Tech30 Capped Index and Spins Out Asset Manager EQUIAM
Nov16

Equidate Announces the Tech30 Capped Index and Spins Out Asset Manager EQUIAM

Equidate Inc. (“Equidate), the leading stock market for private companies, today launched the Tech30 Capped Index on the heels of the Company’s $50 million Series B financing and appointment of Kelly Rodriques as Chief Executive Officer. Concurrent with the announcement, Equidate has spun out the company’s asset management arm, EQUIAM. The global market value of tech unicorns has grown exponentially over the past six years to more...

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Earthport wins Best Cross-Border Payments Solution at the 2018 Payments Awards
Nov16

Earthport wins Best Cross-Border Payments Solution at the 2018 Payments Awards

Earthport, the global payments specialist, has been named ‘Best Cross-Border Payments Solution’ at the Payments Awards 2018. The award recognises Earthport’s excellence and innovation in international cross-border payments, settled via its global ACH network, offering a cost-efficient, viable alternative for international payments. In 2018 alone, Earthport increased its global network reach by over 30%, including new routes into both...

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Alexander Zwart, Rabobank on keeping up with innovation
Nov15

Alexander Zwart, Rabobank on keeping up with innovation

Alexander Zwart, Head of Digital Channels & CX at Rabobank talks about how they keep up with the pace of innovation.

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PIMFA comments on draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
Nov15

PIMFA comments on draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

In response to the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement defining the process by which the UK will leave the EU in March 2019, PIMFA welcomes the certainty that these proposals can provide on the transitional arrangements and on allowing for a one-step Brexit, both of which PIMFA has consistently argued for since the referendum. The enshrining of this period within the Withdrawal Agreement therefore provides a surety for...

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Bitfinex lists Pigzbe’s Wollo (WLO) listed as first Stellar XLM token
Nov15

Bitfinex lists Pigzbe’s Wollo (WLO) listed as first Stellar XLM token

Today, world-leading crypto trading platform Bitfinex listed its first Stellar (XLM) token – Wollo (WLO) –  marking the start of an ongoing relationship with Pigzbe to promote financial education and access to cryptocurrencies. Bitfinex will open trading for WLO/USD and WLO/XLM trading pairs on 19th November 2018. Wollo (WLO), created by London fintech startup Pigzbe, is a family-friendly cryptocurrency that teaches financial...

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Blacklist from RiskIQ reveals hundreds of potentially malicious Black Friday apps
Nov15

Blacklist from RiskIQ reveals hundreds of potentially malicious Black Friday apps

RiskIQ, the global leader in digital risk management, today released its 2018 Black Friday E-commerce Blacklist, a cyber research study analysing the results of keyword queries of their Global Blacklist and mobile app database for the most trafficked e-commerce brands of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend in the U.S. and U.K. The results revealed the methods cyberthreat actors could employ this Black Friday shopping season, as well as...

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Mark Mullen, Atom Bank on rebuilding banking from the ground up
Nov15

Mark Mullen, Atom Bank on rebuilding banking from the ground up

Mark Mullen, Chief Executive at Atom Bank talks about rebuilding banking from the ground up if they could.

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Wolters Kluwer Wins Regulatory Reporting Category Award in Chartis RiskTech100® Rankings
Nov15

Wolters Kluwer Wins Regulatory Reporting Category Award in Chartis RiskTech100® Rankings

Wolters Kluwer is this year’s Category Winner for Regulatory Reporting in the annual RiskTech100® report. This comprehensive study of the world’s leading risk and compliance technology companies is compiled by Chartis Research. Notably, this is the seventh time in eight years that Wolters Kluwer has achieved this honor. OneSumX for Regulatory Reporting, offered by Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business, uses a...

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Lendingblock partners with Vo1t to offer digital asset custody
Nov15

Lendingblock partners with Vo1t to offer digital asset custody

Lendingblock, the securities lending exchange for digital assets, today announces that it has partnered with digital assets custodian Vo1t to provide a military-grade cold storage capability for its institutional lending exchange. Vo1t will support Lendingblock’s platform by offering a 24/7 global custody service that will ensure funds are kept in high security cold storage while still being accessible within 30 minutes by...

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Yandex.Checkout brings WeChat Pay to Russian merchants
Nov15

Yandex.Checkout brings WeChat Pay to Russian merchants

Yandex.Checkout provides its partners with a new payment method, WeChat Pay. This service is integrated into the popular Chinese app WeChat. The new feature is well suited for merchants working with Chinese tourists in Russia or looking for an opportunity to start doing so. According to the company’s data, WeChat has over 1 billion active monthly users, and the number of WeChat Pay users has recently reached 800 million. Millions of...

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Nikolay Storonsky, Revolut on innovations in the lending space
Nov15

Nikolay Storonsky, Revolut on innovations in the lending space

Nikolay Storonsky, Founder & CEO at Revolut talks about innovations in the lending space.

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Monzo, the Money Advice Service and the Behavioural Insights Team partner to use behavioural science to help people manage their money better
Nov15

Monzo, the Money Advice Service and the Behavioural Insights Team partner to use behavioural science to help people manage their money better

Monzo will work with the Financial Capability Lab, a partnership between the Money Advice Service and the Behavioural Insights Team, to use behavioural insights to give people more control over their money The digital challenger bank will develop card controls to help customers work towards financial goals and set limits on their spending The partnership has been announced during Talk Money Week, which aims to improve the financial...

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‘Mobility as a Service’is Already Here but Accessibility is Not
Nov15

‘Mobility as a Service’is Already Here but Accessibility is Not

Over recent years, the term ‘mobility as a service’ (MaaS) has become increasingly dominant in research and industry events, as the automotive sector seeks to re-shape itself to meet changing consumer travel habits. The term, which describes the shift away from personally-owned methods of transportation and towards mobility solutions that are consumed as a service has gained increasing coverage in the trade and wider media. However,...

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IDG Capital, Matrix Partners, and Neo Global Capital

IDG Capital, Matrix Partners, and Neo Global Capital, industry leaders in technology and venture capital investments, jointly announced today a partnership with Singapore-based international cryptocurrency platform KuCoin, to bring cryptocurrency trading into the mainstream world via the KuCoin exchange. IDG Capital, Matrix Partners, and Neo Global Capital have combined to invest a total of $20 million (USD) in KuCoin through this...

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LLOYDS BANK: Boosting digital skills could unlock £85 billion a year for UK businesses
Nov15

LLOYDS BANK: Boosting digital skills could unlock £85 billion a year for UK businesses

UK businesses are missing out on £85 billion* each year due to a lack of digital capability, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business and Charity Index. The report highlights that this issue is particularly acute for sole traders, of which 41% have low digital capability. Despite this, UK business looks set to enter a new digital age. The new report shows that 99% of SMEs and charities have now moved online, up from 92% and 76%...

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genesis secures $3m Series A funding from Illuminate Financial and Tribeca Angels
Nov15

genesis secures $3m Series A funding from Illuminate Financial and Tribeca Angels

genesis, the international capital markets software firm, today announced the completion of its Series A financing round, securing a total of $3m from Illuminate Financial, a U.K. based capital markets venture capital firm and Tribeca Angels, a New York venture group. genesis was founded in 2015 by Stephen Murphy and James Harrison, who have held senior roles at leading investment banks and capital markets software vendors around the...

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Evidence highly informed traders are driving cryptocurrency prices
Nov15

Evidence highly informed traders are driving cryptocurrency prices

New research has found evidence that informed traders and investors’ information asymmetry is driving the huge price swings in cryptocurrencies. Daniele Bianchi and Alexander Dickerson, of Warwick Business School, used intraday prices and volume data to investigate whether the dominant view that trading activity in cryptocurrency markets predominantly consists of investors speculating on information asymmetries has any foundation. The...

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Exscudo Channels App Receives a Redefining Update!
Nov15

Exscudo Channels App Receives a Redefining Update!

Exscudo channels app is a wallet and encrypted chat application which was developed by an innovative fintech company Exscudo. Based on the in-house blockchain of Exscudo, EON, Channels offers a unique user experience by allowing to hold and transfer various digital assets while securing all transactions within the ecosystem with the EON blockchain. In addition, Channels supports encrypted messaging and gives a unique opportunity to...

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UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice
Nov15

UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice

The UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice has launched today following an extensive consultation and input from across the sector. The Code, which has been produced to provide charities with practical advice on incorporating digital technology into their work, has been funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. It has been managed by a steering group of representatives from across the sector and chaired by...

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Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America positions itself as genuine launchpad for regional FinTech startups
Nov15

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America positions itself as genuine launchpad for regional FinTech startups

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America – a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista – celebrated the end of its second batch during Demo Day this week. In front of key players from across the financial services industry, the nine FinTech startups showcased their innovation stories and evolution during the acceleration process, and also their roadmap for the following months. Seven of them announced their...

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Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on improving payment processing systems
Nov14

Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on improving payment processing systems

Mark Bradbury, Founder at Apply Financial talks about why are the institutions trying to improve their payment processing systems.

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Gavin Maclean, Lloyds Banking Group on Open banking
Nov14

Gavin Maclean, Lloyds Banking Group on Open banking

Gavin Maclean, Head of Product – Payments at Lloyds Banking Group talks about Open Banking.

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Alex Tsigutkin, AxiomSL on Sibos
Nov14

Alex Tsigutkin, AxiomSL on Sibos

Alex Tsigutkin, CEO at AxiomSL talks about their mission goal at Sibos

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Tandem partners with Stripe to launch Auto Savings, enabled by Open Banking
Nov14

Tandem partners with Stripe to launch Auto Savings, enabled by Open Banking

Today Tandem Bank announces that their new ‘Auto Savings’ service will be powered by global payments platform Stripe, allowing customers to set up rules that automatically move money from their current accounts with other providers to a savings account with Tandem. Tandem can create sets of saving rules that suit their personal needs, such as rounding any payment up to the nearest pound, to make saving money each week effortless....

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UK Finance Leaders Vote to Stay in EU or Very Close to It
Nov14

UK Finance Leaders Vote to Stay in EU or Very Close to It

Finance leaders from over 200 UK-based companies, including household names like Standard Chartered, Rolls Royce, TSB, Balfour Beatty, British Airways and Centrica, last night sent a strong message that staying in the European Union or very close to it would be best for their businesses. Polled at a dinner in London hosted by Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm, 42% said the preferred outcome of the Brexit...

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Wolters Kluwer Triumphs in Regulation Asia Awards
Nov14

Wolters Kluwer Triumphs in Regulation Asia Awards

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business has won a major award for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Regulation Asia has named Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX for Regulatory Reporting the “Best Solution in Regulatory Reporting” in its Awards for Excellence, 2018. Regulation Asia is a leading online publication, providing actionable regulatory intelligence for APAC markets. Since its inception in 2013, its audience has...

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MarketInvoice-Barclays partnership will transform invoice finance landscape
Nov14

MarketInvoice-Barclays partnership will transform invoice finance landscape

MarketInvoice is set to showcase, for the first time, their partnership with Barclays bank. Accountants, financial directors and entrepreneurs attending Xerocon 2018 will see first-hand how this fintech-bank partnership is helping UK businesses manage cash flow and supporting their growth. The partnership Earlier this year, Barclays became the first UK high street bank to partner with MarketInvoice, Europe’s largest online invoice...

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NATIONWIDE ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PLATFORM EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH THEIR MONEY
Nov14

NATIONWIDE ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PLATFORM EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH THEIR MONEY

Nationwide has today announced it is investing in Moneyhub, a financial management platform that consolidates accounts, including those from different providers, into one place to give complete clarity and actionable insights that improve lifetime financial wellbeing. This investment will mean Nationwide has a minority stake in the company. The investment marks Britain’s biggest building society’s third deal as part of a £50 million...

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