EstateGuru solves the problem faced by thousands of SME’s in Europe
Oct21

EstateGuru solves the problem faced by thousands of SME’s in Europe

EstateGuru has financed 1040 loans to the amount of €153M since 2014. Geographically, 68,27% of them were in Estonia, 17,92% in Latvia, 12,24% in Lithuania, 1,37% in Finland, 0,1% in Portugal, and 0,1% in Spain. “Although the majority of loans are currently financed in Estonia, we’re witnessing an increased inflow of loan requests from Spain, Finland, Portugal and Italy. By integrating different public databases into our data...

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bitFlyer makes cryptocurrency trading even easier with launch of bitFlyer app
Oct21

bitFlyer makes cryptocurrency trading even easier with launch of bitFlyer app

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of the bitFlyer app across Europe and the USA. The app, available for free on both iOS and Android, will allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monacoin (MONA) and Lisk (LSK).[1] The bitFlyer app will make it even easier for users to buy and sell, whilst still adhering to the same...

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GOODBOX, THE MANCHESTER FINTECH REVOLUTIONISING HOW WE DONATE TO CHARITY, HITS £2 MILLION RAISED USING ITS TECHNOLOGY
Oct21

GOODBOX, THE MANCHESTER FINTECH REVOLUTIONISING HOW WE DONATE TO CHARITY, HITS £2 MILLION RAISED USING ITS TECHNOLOGY

Manchester fintech startup GoodBox reaches a £1 million funding target on leading investment platform Seedrs to expand the team in all areas. This round is part of a larger Series A following a £1.3 million investment earlier this year. The share price for crowd investors remains the same. Backed by WorldPay and Visa executives, GoodBox is the startup helping charities embrace digital payments by providing a single point of entry...

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Traders Fair&Gala Night – 2019
Oct18

Traders Fair&Gala Night – 2019

The world of finance in one event. Would you like to have a chance to meet with trading experts face to face, ask them all the urgent questions and to know about the latest financial technologies and strategies from its developers? Traders Fair&Gala Night-2019 – the financial event with speakers and exhibitors from all over the world which is going to take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on November 9, 2019. Windsor Plaza...

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Open Banking Expo partners with Nationwide and The Money Charity
Oct18

Open Banking Expo partners with Nationwide and The Money Charity

Open Banking Expo announces today a partnership with Nationwide Building Society’s Open Banking for Good challenge and The Money Charity. At its flagship London event, Open Banking Expo will reveal the progress of Nationwide’s fintech partners who are creating apps to help solve financial capability problems, and donate a percentage of ticket sales to The Money Charity. Nationwide selected seven fintech companies earlier this year to...

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Julian Sawyer, on real-time payments
Oct18

Julian Sawyer, on real-time payments

We speak with Julian Sawyer, Starling Bank about the real-time payments.

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Andrew Smith, on cross-border payments
Oct18

Andrew Smith, on cross-border payments

We speak with Andrew Smith from ClearBank, about what have been some of the biggest issues when it comes to cross-border payments for financial services.

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Participants of Elevator Lab Program 2019/20 announced
Oct18

Participants of Elevator Lab Program 2019/20 announced

Yesterday, the jury of Raiffeisen Bank International’s (RBI) Elevator Lab selected from 14 finalists six winners who will be allowed to participate in the third round of the Fintech Partnership Program. Supported by RBI experts and mentors, the participants will develop so- called PoCs (Proof of Concept), which they will present on the Demo Day at the beginning of March 2020. On this basis, RBI will evaluate possible cooperations.  In...

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Joining The Dots
Oct18

Joining The Dots

Nadish Lad, Global Head of Payments Product describes how Volante is using Cloud-based payments technology to help banks monetise new opportunities arising from regulatory change Volante is the brainchild of a team of financial messaging experts who in 2001, realised that simplifying and automating the integration of financial messages and data to and from the back-office systems of financial institutions and trading platforms, would...

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Falk Rieker, on payments evolving in the last 10 years
Oct18

Falk Rieker, on payments evolving in the last 10 years

We speak with Falk Rieker, SAP about how has the volume of payments changed over the last 10 years.

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A Chartist  movement for cash
Oct18

A Chartist movement for cash

The erosion of payment choice isn’t just inconvenient, it’s anti-democratic, argues Ron Delnevo, Executive Director Europe for ATMIA Are you tired of being told what to do all the time? If so, join the club! Many of us have exactly that feeling. Democracy isn’t the most common system of government in the world – but even where it is nominally in place, many so-called democratic governments seem to want to unnecessarily limit the...

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RBR ATM & Cyber Security 2019: Steven Kenny, Axis Communications
Oct18

RBR ATM & Cyber Security 2019: Steven Kenny, Axis Communications

We speak with Steven Kenny, Axis Communications about the background on their company, what’s changed since Branch Transformation and their kit at the booth.

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OakNorth Bank completes £4.6m loan to support Literacy Capital’s investment in leading aluminium fabricator, AluFold Direct
Oct18

OakNorth Bank completes £4.6m loan to support Literacy Capital’s investment in leading aluminium fabricator, AluFold Direct

Founded in 2017 by Paul and Richard Pindar, Literacy Capital is a closed-end investment company focused on investing in and supporting growing UK businesses; Using the finance from OakNorth Bank, Literacy Capital has invested in AluFold Direct, a leading fabricator of premium aluminium residential and commercial building products including bi-fold and sliding doors, windows and roof lanterns, primarily in the home improvement market;...

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Lookout App Defence penetrates global markets with new customers and strategic partnerships, helping customers prevent data compromise in mobile apps
Oct18

Lookout App Defence penetrates global markets with new customers and strategic partnerships, helping customers prevent data compromise in mobile apps

Lookout, Inc, the leader in securing the post-perimeter world, has announced a record year for its App defence product with new customer acquisitions and strategic go-to-market partnerships. App defence helps enterprises protect their customer facing apps from data compromise and fraudulent transactions. Breaches can have a significant impact on brands as hackers can compromise consumers credentials, steal PII data and initiate...

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RBR ATM & Cyber Security 2019: Evgenia Ostrovskaya, Genetec
Oct18

RBR ATM & Cyber Security 2019: Evgenia Ostrovskaya, Genetec

We speak with Evgenia Ostrovskaya, Genetec about the background on their company, providing better customer service and the event.

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Brussels boosts European fintech with Digital Finance Summit
Oct18

Brussels boosts European fintech with Digital Finance Summit

B-Hive, the European Banking Federation, Febelfin and FinTech Belgium join forces and today announce the very first Digital Finance Summit, on November 27, 2019 in Brussels. At the event – the biggest fintech conference ever in Belgium – entrepreneurs, financial services providers and policy makers will gather in the heart of Europe to shape the future of the European fintech ecosystem. Innovative insights on the future of...

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Andrew Stevens, on personal touch
Oct18

Andrew Stevens, on personal touch

We speak with Andrew Stevens, Quadient about how can omnichannel hope deliver a personal touch.

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W H Smith and Funky Pigeon partner with Mastercard to launch online payments via ‘Pay by Bank app’
Oct18

W H Smith and Funky Pigeon partner with Mastercard to launch online payments via ‘Pay by Bank app’

Mastercard has entered into an agreement with WHSmith.co.uk, Funky Pigeon, Cult Pens & The Card Gallery to offer ‘Pay by Bank app’ to online shoppers. Pay by Bank app is an easy and secure way for customers to pay from their current bank account, using their trusted mobile banking app. It leverages the UK’s Faster Payments service to allow shoppers to pay retailers directly from their bank account, without the need to enter...

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Sibos 2019: Suresh Vaghjiani, Tribe Payments
Oct18

Sibos 2019: Suresh Vaghjiani, Tribe Payments

We speak with Suresh Vaghjiani, Tribe Payments about helping the institution with the process, regulation and much more!

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Archax selects R3’s Corda Enterprise platform for digital exchange DLT infrastructure
Oct18

Archax selects R3’s Corda Enterprise platform for digital exchange DLT infrastructure

Archax, the London-based institutional digital securities exchange, today announced a partnership with R3, the enterprise blockchain software firm. Under this partnership, Archax will use R3’s Corda Enterprise platform to handle post-trade activities on a distributed ledger. Archax, is focused on providing an exchange for institutions and professional investors to trade in all types of digital securities globally. Its application to...

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Sibos 2019: Cate Kemp, SWIFT
Oct18

Sibos 2019: Cate Kemp, SWIFT

We speak with Cate Kemp, SWIFT about being at the event and bringing together the new talent.

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EstateGuru launches a data science team
Oct18

EstateGuru launches a data science team

EstateGuru, like most other companies in the financial sector, is concentrating on data. Data and the quality of this data is the key to successfully building the ecosystem for universal global real estate financing and investing. “This year’s focus has been on building a more data-driven organization for which we have created a data science team within the risk department. I’m happy to announce that, as of October,...

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Santander InnoVentures leads €35 million funding round in pan-European digital debt marketplace CrossLend
Oct18

Santander InnoVentures leads €35 million funding round in pan-European digital debt marketplace CrossLend

Santander InnoVentures, Santander Group’s fintech venture capital fund, has announced today it is leading the funding round (Series B) of CrossLend, the Berlin-based pan-European digital debt marketplace. The round also includes funding from existing investors Lakestar, ABN AMRO Ventures, and Earlybird.  Founded in 2014, CrossLend provides a digital debt marketplace for consumer, SME, invoices, mortgages and other forms of debt...

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The identity challenge: How can banks know who’s who?
Oct18

The identity challenge: How can banks know who’s who?

By Ian Holmes, Global Lead for Enterprise Fraud Solutions at SAS Technology has transformed the world of banking, bringing all manner of new services to the table and revolutionising the way that customers manage their finances. Gone are the days of fixed branches and localised appointments. Today’s banking is done with the click of a button. However, technology has also brought with it new challenges, particularly in regard to...

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INVIOU Appoints Accounts Receivable and Invoice Finance
Oct18

INVIOU Appoints Accounts Receivable and Invoice Finance

INVIOU, the financial records and charges registry based on distributed ledger technology, has announced the appointment of Phillip Kerle to its Advisory Board. Based in London, Phillip Kerle is the Founder of the merchant cash advance business Tranzacta, and is a partner in Culpis a Stockholm-based working capital advisory firm. Prior to Tranzacta, he was the CEO of Demica, a market leading provider of working capital solutions to...

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Sibos 2019: Yin Xu, SWIFT
Oct17

Sibos 2019: Yin Xu, SWIFT

We speak with Yin Xu, SWIFT about API product, how critical are open API’s and brining developers to Sibos.

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Ed Adshead-Grant, on faster payments
Oct17

Ed Adshead-Grant, on faster payments

We speak with Ed Adshead-Grant, Bottomline Technologies about the journey for a bank to get onboard with faster payments.

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Portfolio for change
Oct17

Portfolio for change

Mario Aransay, who oversees Santander Innoventures’ portfolio, discusses fintech partnerships, AI-based predictive banking and the future of his industry The Santander Group is on a mission. The Spanish banking giant is investing heavily to climb the digital banking tree, shaking out the best fintechs and specialists to work with as it moves on up. Santander’s Innoventures portfolio was set up with $100million back in 2014 as a...

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LendIt Europe 2019: Tom Little, ComplyAdvantage
Oct17

LendIt Europe 2019: Tom Little, ComplyAdvantage

We speak with Tom Little, ComplyAdvantage about the background on their company, being at the event and what makes their solutions better than their competitors.

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Experts discuss the latest technologies issues related to BFSI at Indonesia BFSI Innovation Summit 2019
Oct17

Experts discuss the latest technologies issues related to BFSI at Indonesia BFSI Innovation Summit 2019

Indonesia BFSI Innovation Summit 2019, hosted by Tradepass, brought together 350+ BFSI professionals from all over Indonesia and abroad on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2019 at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta. The summit served as an excellent networking and knowledge-sharing platform for the top industry experts. Over the course of the two days, topics of discussion ranged from the need for innovation in Indonesia’s BFSI sector,...

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Yandex, Russia’s NASDAQ-listed tech giant, announces its self-driving cars have driven 1,000,000 autonomous miles.
Oct17

Yandex, Russia’s NASDAQ-listed tech giant, announces its self-driving cars have driven 1,000,000 autonomous miles.

This important milestone firmly establishes Yandex as Europe’s largest driverless car developer, ranking the company in the top five autonomous vehicle companies globally, which have completed this distance. This group also includes Waymo, Cruise Automation, Baidu and Uber. The majority of these 1,000,000 miles were driven on public roads of Moscow and Tel Aviv, two of the world’s most congested cities under widely unpredictable...

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LendIt Europe 2019: Bo Brustkern, LendIt Fintech
Oct17

LendIt Europe 2019: Bo Brustkern, LendIt Fintech

We speak with Bo Brustkern, LendIt Fintech about the background on Lendit, key topics at the event and how important is it for Fintechs to share the floor at LendIt.

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Karen Arroyo, on LATAM market
Oct17

Karen Arroyo, on LATAM market

We speak with Karen Arroyo, ACI Worldwide about what is the biggest challenge for banks in the LATAM market.

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Carlos Marmolejo, on Open Banking and APIs
Oct17

Carlos Marmolejo, on Open Banking and APIs

We speak with Carlos Marmolejo, Banco Santander Mexico about innovations in open banking and APIs.

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Sibos 2019: Mark Churley, Equiniti
Oct17

Sibos 2019: Mark Churley, Equiniti

We speak with Mark Churley, Equiniti about their partnership with SWIFT, payments ecosystem and cross-border payments.

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Get your business ready for E-commerce Berlin Expo 2020!
Oct17

Get your business ready for E-commerce Berlin Expo 2020!

The E-commerce Berlin Expo 2019 gathered more than 55000 visitors, 150 exhibitors and 45+ speakers taking part in the annual fair. The numbers speak for themselves – EBE has become one of the most important e-commerce events in Europe. However, the team is hungry for even more success – that’s why preparation for EBE2020 has already started. E-commerce Berlin Expo is not a newbie in Berlin. The first edition took place in...

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ACI Worldwide to Spotlight Global Real-Time Payments Trends and Innovation Index Findings at Money 20/20 USA
Oct17

ACI Worldwide to Spotlight Global Real-Time Payments Trends and Innovation Index Findings at Money 20/20 USA

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced its participation at Money 20/20 USA 2019, held October 27-30 in Las Vegas. ACI will highlight the latest in real-time, open banking and cloud capabilities; additionally, ACI will participate in the ‘Spotlight on Asia’ track as well as the Rise Up program. Mandy Killam, executive vice president, Growth...

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Sean Ringsted, Chubb on the opportunities and challenges
Oct17

Sean Ringsted, Chubb on the opportunities and challenges

We speak with Sean Ringsted, Chubb about some of the opportunities and challenges that the financial institutions are facing.

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Belleron joins five°degrees Open Banking marketplace with CAPTURE
Oct17

Belleron joins five°degrees Open Banking marketplace with CAPTURE

Today five°degrees; a digital core banking provider announces its partnership with Belleron. The collaboration between these Dutch FinTechs, both companies are based in the Netherlands, strengthens the position of the two companies within a complete and secure banking platform proposition and safeguarding financial institutions against financial crime. As part of the partnership, Belleron becomes part of five°degrees Open Banking...

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Pan-European payment institution Lemon Way announces a €25 million investment from Toscafund
Oct17

Pan-European payment institution Lemon Way announces a €25 million investment from Toscafund

Pan-European payment processor Lemon Way, managing over 7 million payment accounts, announces today the signing of a €25 million investment from Toscafund Asset Management LLP (“Toscafund”), the London-based specialist financial services investor. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, marks Toscafund’s first private equity investment in France. Established in 2007, Lemon Way is a Paris-based regulated...

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Sibos 2019: Karen Bradbury, Invest Northern Ireland
Oct17

Sibos 2019: Karen Bradbury, Invest Northern Ireland

We speak with Karen Bradbury, Invest Northern Ireland about the Fintech market and how they found Sibos.

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Cappitech Recognized as a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Banking”
Oct17

Cappitech Recognized as a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Banking”

Cappitech, a leading provider of regulatory reporting and intelligence solutions for the financial services industry, has been recognized by the world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner, as one of four 2019 “Cool Vendors in Banking”1. According to the report, “Gartner’s company wide Cool Vendors initiative — which selects some of the most exciting and innovative technology providers in dozens of markets — is always one...

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Sibos 2019: Travers Clarke-Walker, Thought Machine
Oct17

Sibos 2019: Travers Clarke-Walker, Thought Machine

We speak with Travers Clarke-Walker, Thought Machine about the background on their company, cloud-based technology and offering new services to challenger banks.

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Atilio Velaz, on UX
Oct17

Atilio Velaz, on UX

We speak with Atilio Velaz, BBVA about what makes a great UX for customers.  

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The State of European FinTech 2019 – Europe’s most value creative and vibrant investment sector
Oct17

The State of European FinTech 2019 – Europe’s most value creative and vibrant investment sector

Finch Capital in partnership with Dealroom released a detailed data analytical report titled ‘The State of European FinTech, 2019 edition’, and reveals the drivers behind the strong value creation, the investors and the buyers of the fintech over the last five years. According to the report, Fintech is Europe’s largest investment category (20% of all global investments) and is more prevalent in Europe than in Asia and the USA....

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Filling the gaps
Oct17

Filling the gaps

A trend towards outsourcing is redrawing the ATM cash replenishment map on the continent of Europe. Robert Chaundy, Associate at retail banking research group RBR, explores where the opportunities lie RBR’s latest global ATM survey has revealed how different European countries approach ATM cash replenishment. The study, Global ATM Market And Forecasts To 2023, shows how central Europe increasingly resembles western Europe, while...

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches Accounts Payable Optimization Solution
Oct17

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches Accounts Payable Optimization Solution

Businesses large and small have a common challenge: choosing the best, most efficient payment channels for hundreds or thousands of recipients. Deciding between card, wire, automated clearinghouse (ACH) or supply chain finance depends on the nature of each individual supplier and is a complex, time-consuming task. To address that client need, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has introduced Accounts Payable Optimization. This new...

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Financial Organisations Prioritising Investment in Technology Over Upskilling
Oct17

Financial Organisations Prioritising Investment in Technology Over Upskilling

Financial executives recognise that technology is key to driving their business forward, however only a few plan to significantly increase investment in upskilling their workforce to leverage this technology. This is according to a report by employment industry leader, Adecco, part of the Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions partner. The research titled, People, Technology and the Future of Upskilling, which surveyed...

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NatWest reaffirms commitment to support customers through Brexit with SME Finance Charter
Oct17

NatWest reaffirms commitment to support customers through Brexit with SME Finance Charter

As the European Council meets today to discuss a number of important issues including Brexit, and the signatories of the SME Finance Council are announced, NatWest outlines its ongoing Brexit support, including the increase in the Growth Funding Package, and the launch of a series of Customer Events covering Brexit. NatWest has built on the success of its £6bn Growth Funding initiative, having increased it and offered £8.2bn in...

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Ingenico and Pennies donations hit huge £2million mark
Oct17

Ingenico and Pennies donations hit huge £2million mark

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, is celebrating a focus campaign on Corporate Social Responsibility with an extra charitable boost. In the UK, the group has unlocked a milestone of £2M with fintech charity partner Pennies in micro-donations made through Ingenico POS terminals in the UK. Supporting causes such as Macmillan and Make-a-Wish through retailers like Boot’s Opticians, Topps Tiles and Bupa Dental Care,...

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