Centtrip Music reaches 500 client milestone
Aug21

Centtrip Music reaches 500 client milestone

Centtrip, a leading intelligent treasury management service, is delighted to announce they have reached the 500 music client milestone this month. Centtrip has signed up their 500th music client in August, just three years after launching Centtrip Music, a specialist division of the business that focuses on helping touring artists and their representatives to maximise their earnings. Since launching in 2016, the company’s growing...

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The rise of Fintech – over a third of Brits use finance apps
Aug21

The rise of Fintech – over a third of Brits use finance apps

New data has been released that gives a snapshot of how Brits use Fintech apps – as well as the reasons why some people avoid them. The study* from digital marketing agency for insurance and finance companies Speedie Consultants shows that overall, 76% of people surveyed use a finance app. Types of finance apps used · 88% of people use a banking app · 30% of people use budgeting apps · 18% use an app for investments · 18% use an...

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BMLL Technologies launches Derived Data Service for bespoke trading analytics
Aug21

BMLL Technologies launches Derived Data Service for bespoke trading analytics

BMLL Technologies, the cloud-based Capital Markets Data-Engineering-as-a-Service company, today announced the launch of its new Derived Data Service.  The platform enables market participants to consume bespoke metrics derived from the most granular message-by-message exchange data directly into their trading systems both at speed and at scale. Level 3 (L3) data displays all the individual messages in the limit order book (LOB) and...

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State Street ACS Multi-factor Global ESG Index Equity Fund Surpasses £1 Billion Assets under Management
Aug21

State Street ACS Multi-factor Global ESG Index Equity Fund Surpasses £1 Billion Assets under Management

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced that the State Street ACS Multi-factor Global ESG Index Equity Fund has surpassed total assets under management of £1 billion. The fund targets the MSCI World Select 5-Factor ESG Low Carbon Target Index and reached the milestone in just over six months. “We believe that superior long term performance can be achieved when...

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Craig Ramsey, on the GPI journey
Aug20

Craig Ramsey, on the GPI journey

We speak with Craig Ramsey from ACI Worldwide about the GPI journey.

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Richard Dratva, on banks lagging
Aug20

Richard Dratva, on banks lagging

We speak with Richard Dratva, CREALOGIX Group about why are some banks still lagging behind.

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RiskFirst’s PFaroe crowned the UK’s Most Reputable Risk Reporting Solution by CEO Monthly
Aug20

RiskFirst’s PFaroe crowned the UK’s Most Reputable Risk Reporting Solution by CEO Monthly

RiskFirst has won the award of the UK’s Most Reputable Risk Reporting Solution as part of CEO Monthly’s 2019 Business Elite programme for its market-leading asset, liability and risk management technology platform, PFaroe. CEO Monthly’s Business Elite programme recognises the outstanding achievements made by leading firms and individuals from across the globe that have dedicated themselves to innovating, growing and succeeding....

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Royal Bank of Scotland has left customers in the lurch at a crucial time
Aug20

Royal Bank of Scotland has left customers in the lurch at a crucial time

Royal Bank of Scotland has left customers in the lurch at a crucial time when monthly balances are due. IT outages have stopped customers from paying vital credit card bills forcing them to incur additional costs. Staff at RBS credit card call centres were also unable to help as they had “no operational systems”. Software veteran Lev Lesokhin at CAST, the MRI scanner for code, knows the financial services sector is burdened with...

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JCB partners with EVO payments to enable UK card acceptance
Aug20

JCB partners with EVO payments to enable UK card acceptance

Japan’s JCB International (JCBI) has partnered with EVO payments to allow JCB payment acceptance across the UK and Ireland. The new expansion will increase JCB acceptance at small-to-medium sized businesses, particularly merchants utilising integrated payments. It will also grant JCB additional access to independent software vendors (ISV) who are active in the UK. Darren Wilson, President International, EVO Payments, Inc., said: “Our...

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Trustly announces appointment of new CMO
Aug20

Trustly announces appointment of new CMO

Trustly, the leading online banking payments company, announces today the appointment of Louise Nylén as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The CMO position is a newly established role which entails overall responsibility for Trustly’s marketing and brand-related activities. Louise Nylén will report to the CEO, be part of the management team and play an important role in driving Trustly’s growth towards becoming the next-generation global...

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Jo Howes, on collaboration
Aug20

Jo Howes, on collaboration

We speak with Jo Howes, CREALOGIX Group about the importance of collaboration.

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Customer currently not number 1 for CFOs as 32% of companies still yet to start their digital transformation
Aug20

Customer currently not number 1 for CFOs as 32% of companies still yet to start their digital transformation

According to almost two-thirds of CFOs (65%), digital transformation will result in fewer jobs, despite the fact that 32% of organisations aren’t currently undergoing this change, with 23% not planning to look at digital transformation for at least a year or more, as discovered in the FinTech Barometer 2019, the annual survey by fintech company Onguard. For CFOs, there are significant reasons to start digital transformation, with...

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349. News: Get rich quick!
Aug20

349. News: Get rich quick!

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week’s guests include: Stephen Lemon – Cofounder and VP at CurrencyCloud Carl Hazeley – VP at Finimize Caroline Plumb – CEO of Fluidly We also hear from Sam Maule, 11:FS MP and Wander Rutgers, VP MD at Robin...

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HSBC Signs New Licence Agreement for Identitii’s Overlay+
Aug20

HSBC Signs New Licence Agreement for Identitii’s Overlay+

Identitii Limited (Identitii, Company) (ASX:ID8), the FinTech reducing last mile payment hold ups for banks and corporates, announces it has signed a new licence agreement (Agreement) to provide its Overlay+ platform to HSBC Bank Australia Limited (HSBC Australia). This represents the second licence agreement for Identitii’s technology under its existing Global Framework Agreement (Global Framework Agreement) with HSBC Global Services...

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Payments, fintech and banking experts to unite at PayExpo 2019
Aug20

Payments, fintech and banking experts to unite at PayExpo 2019

The UK’s leading payments conference, PayExpo, is back once again, bringing the world’s leading fintech, banking, retail and gaming experts together for the seventh year running. Taking place on 8-9 October at the Business Design Centre, London, this year will see more than 2,000 strategists, disruptors, innovators and implementers gather to connect and discuss the future of business, regulations and the technologies shaping each...

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Scott Johnson, Western Union Business Solutions on the biggest challenges
Aug20

Scott Johnson, Western Union Business Solutions on the biggest challenges

We speak with Scott Johnson, Western Union Business Solutions about what are the biggest challenges facing large financial institutions when it comes to Open Banking and PSD2.

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Oliver Dlugosch, NDGIT on Open Banking
Aug20

Oliver Dlugosch, NDGIT on Open Banking

We speak with Oliver Dlugosch, NDGIT about Open Banking.

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Survey Reveals Bankers’ Views on Industry More Optimistic Than They Have Been in Nearly Two Years Despite Impacts of Ongoing Trade War
Aug20

Survey Reveals Bankers’ Views on Industry More Optimistic Than They Have Been in Nearly Two Years Despite Impacts of Ongoing Trade War

A recent, deep-dive, nationwide survey of more than 480 bank leaders indicated that their confidence in industry conditions continued to rise. Building on last quarter’s upswing in confidence, Promontory Interfinancial Network’s proprietary Bank Confidence IndexSM (measuring access to capital, loan demand, funding costs, and deposit competition today versus 12 months from now) measured 50.1 for the second quarter of 2019, rising above...

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Leumi UK appoints Roy Shilo as Deputy Head of International, Commercial & Hi-Tech Finance
Aug20

Leumi UK appoints Roy Shilo as Deputy Head of International, Commercial & Hi-Tech Finance

Leumi UK – the London-based subsidiary of Israel’s international bank – has appointed Roy Shilo as Deputy Head of International, Commercial and Hi-tech Finance (ICH). With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Roy has previously held positions at Bank Leumi USA and Bank Leumi Israel.  In his new role, Roy will work with Shalhevet Mandler who is heading the activity and will work across the desks to ensure that...

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VERMEG appoints Paul Thomas to lead its UK operation as it looks to capitalise on a new phase of growth
Aug20

VERMEG appoints Paul Thomas to lead its UK operation as it looks to capitalise on a new phase of growth

VERMEG, the software services specialist, which provides core technology for managing compliance, regulatory requirements and digital transformation across the banking, wealth management and insurance sectors, has appointed Paul Thomas as UK General Manager. Paul joins with more than 20 years’ experience in the FinTech and RegTech industry having worked at organisations such as Misys, ION Trading and most recently AxiomSL. In his most...

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MediConnect appoints Gary Nelson as Head of Engineering
Aug20

MediConnect appoints Gary Nelson as Head of Engineering

MediConnect, the developer of a framework blockchain solution to trace and manage prescription medication, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Nelson, an IT development expert with over 25 years of experience in the IT sector and more recently in the blockchain industry, as Head of Engineering at MediConnect. Nelson is currently a Senior Technical Architect at IBM, focusing on Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business...

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Avaloq successfully onboards Banque Morval onto Intesa Sanpaolo’s BPaaS solution in just nine months
Aug20

Avaloq successfully onboards Banque Morval onto Intesa Sanpaolo’s BPaaS solution in just nine months

Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank (Suisse) SA and Avaloq have successfully onboarded Banque Morval onto Avaloq’s Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution in just nine months. The merger of Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank (Suisse), the Italian Intesa Sanpaolo group’s Swiss private banking subsidiary, and Banque Morval was completed in April last year and created the new legal entity Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank (Suisse) Morval....

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OakNorth Bank provides loan to Red Oak Taverns, the nationwide pub operator, to acquire 18 pubs in the South West of England
Aug20

OakNorth Bank provides loan to Red Oak Taverns, the nationwide pub operator, to acquire 18 pubs in the South West of England

OakNorth Bank – the UK bank powered by OakNorth – has provided acquisition funding to Red Oak Taverns, the leading tenanted pub provider. Red Oak Taverns tapped into the £10m Acquisition Facility arranged with OakNorth last year (£42m) as part of a wider refinance of the Red Oak Taverns business. The finance from OakNorth will be used to acquire 18 pubs from Wadworth Brewery, the Wiltshire-based brewery company founded in 1875 which...

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Plato Partnership to sponsor three more years of AIR Summit London
Aug20

Plato Partnership to sponsor three more years of AIR Summit London

Plato Partnership announced today that it will be extending sponsorship for a further three annual London-based AIR Summit events. Initially launched in 2014 in the United States, AIR Summit provides a forum for up-and-coming fintech firms to connect and demonstrate their products to investment managers, traders and other market participants. AIR Summit – London 1.0, sponsored by Plato Partnership, was the first AIR Summit event...

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Fintech Mega-Deals Lead to Record-Breaking $120 Billion Transaction Value – Hampleton Partners Repor
Aug20

Fintech Mega-Deals Lead to Record-Breaking $120 Billion Transaction Value – Hampleton Partners Repor

Three fintech mega-deals totalling $87 billion set the scene for a record-breaking $120 billion in disclosed transaction value for the sector in a ‘white-hot’ first half of 2019, reveals Hampleton Partners, in its latest global Fintech M&A Market Report. Hampleton Partners, which specialises in international technology M&A and corporate finance, noted that all three of the top transactions were in the payments processing...

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Olga Feldmeier, on their security
Aug20

Olga Feldmeier, on their security

We speak with Olga Feldmeier, CEO at SMART VALOR about their security.

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Olga Feldmeier, on getting people involved
Aug20

Olga Feldmeier, on getting people involved

We speak with Olga Feldmeier, CEO at SMART VALOR about getting people involved.

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Westpac transforms e-procurement to help business spend smarter and SMEs get paid faster
Aug20

Westpac transforms e-procurement to help business spend smarter and SMEs get paid faster

Westpac has delivered an Australian first in e-procurement, by partnering with Coupa, a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), to help businesses more efficiently manage their spending within a comprehensive cloud platform. The partnership enables customers to reduce risk, improve compliance, automate manual and inefficient tasks, and ultimately, deliver cost savings to the business.  Westpac is the first bank in Australia to...

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Wirecard and OYO, one of the world’s largest hospitality chains, exploring collaboration on a global scale
Aug20

Wirecard and OYO, one of the world’s largest hospitality chains, exploring collaboration on a global scale

Wirecard will explore ways to enable OYO with innovative digital financial services and solutions including payment acceptance, credential issuance and payments technology The collaboration would span across international markets where OYO is present, including the USA, UK, Europe and South-East Asia Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, and OYO, the fast-growing hospitality business and world’s...

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World’s First Dog Coat Stripper, Patented By a Finnish Startup, Is Already Used In At Least 26 Countries
Aug20

World’s First Dog Coat Stripper, Patented By a Finnish Startup, Is Already Used In At Least 26 Countries

All wire-haired dogs should be groomed regularly by removing the old hair by plucking (also known as stripping) it amongst the new hair. Traditionally, plucking is done manually by fingers, which is slow and highly straining on the fingers. Karhia Innovations Ltd has developed and patented the world’s first coat stripper, KarhiaPro, which speeds up the stripping, eliminates strain on fingers and produces a smoother trimming...

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Neptune and CME Group provide high-quality composite for the Global Bond Market
Aug20

Neptune and CME Group provide high-quality composite for the Global Bond Market

Neptune Networks Ltd. (Neptune), today announced the release of their composite product, working in collaboration with CME Group, to provide clients access to a higher quality representation of the market. This latest addition to Neptune, a consortium of sell-side banks that provide bond market data to buy-side clients, has been sourced from invaluable data calculated from a combination of AXE/INV positions and two-way streams. Due to...

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PayByPhone expands into Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain
Aug20

PayByPhone expands into Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain

The rapidly-growing global leader in mobile parking payments, PayByPhone, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services, expands into Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. This follows PayByPhone’s recent announcement of its UK acquisition of Mirada Connect Ltd. The addition of these markets means PayByPhone is now available in more than 500 cities in 12 countries around the world (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada,...

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Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World
Aug19

Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World

Blockchain solutions are available, ready to use and are poised to revolutionise business, government and community – but organisations lack an awareness of the massive potential of this revolutionary new technology. A practical and accessible resource, Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World is a timely and non-technical guide to how blockchain can level the playing field between large and small...

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Poll reveals low confidence in month-end close process
Aug19

Poll reveals low confidence in month-end close process

Almost three-quarters *(73%) of respondents to an MHR Analytics Twitter poll revealed they are not confident about their data and numbers on month-end closes and audit submissions. The findings from the survey of 1,000 respondents underline the increasing pressures facing finance teams. A separate **survey showed the new IFRS 16 lease accounting legislation to be taking its toll, with 30% of respondents calling it ‘complex,’ 17%...

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Olivier Guillaumond, ING on the fintech collaborations
Aug19

Olivier Guillaumond, ING on the fintech collaborations

We speak with Olivier Guillaumond, ING about the fintech collaborations that ING have been working on.

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Phil Hong, on improving interactions with regulations
Aug19

Phil Hong, on improving interactions with regulations

We speak with Phil Hong, Citi about how they using cloud-based tech to improve interactions with regulations.

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Just 3.5% of mortgage shoppers eligible for every deal on market
Aug19

Just 3.5% of mortgage shoppers eligible for every deal on market

The amount of people searching for a mortgage who meet the qualifying criteria for every deal on the market is as low as 3.5%, according to new analysis from Experian. One in five (22%) of those using pre-qualification websites to find a mortgage meet the initial qualifying criteria for every lender on the market. But this figure falls to just 3.5% once their affordability for their desired loan is considered with an eligibility...

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LINE Pay Begins Integrating WeChat Pay
Aug19

LINE Pay Begins Integrating WeChat Pay

LINE Pay Corporation, operator of the LINE Pay mobile money transfer and payment service available on the LINE messaging app, announced today that its merchants have been integrating WeChat Pay since August 9. https://linecorp.com/en/pr/news/en/2018/2516 Once system integration is complete, WeChat Pay users simply scan a Japanese LINE Pay merchant’s QR code to pay with their WeChat Pay balance. Since WeChat Pay is heavily used...

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348. Interviews: Nick Ogden, Founder of ClearBank and WorldPay
Aug19

348. Interviews: Nick Ogden, Founder of ClearBank and WorldPay

ABOUT THIS EPISODE On this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, David Brear is joined by fintech “founding father” Nick Ogden to talk about a variety of topics, including: Nick’s background and who he is today The businesses he’s founded and run including WorldPay Why he set up ClearBank Where he sees the fintech industry in 5 years What drew him into joining Funding Options as a Non Exec Chairman The most...

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Bank Hapoalim Opts for Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX Software for Measuring
Aug19

Bank Hapoalim Opts for Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX Software for Measuring

Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel’s largest banks has selected Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX solution for Risk Management, specifically using the software for managing its credit risk profile. The bank will now utilize Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX software for Measuring Counterparty Credit Risk (SA-CCR). This is a revised rule under Basel III Standardized Approach, applied to calculate the exposure at default of derivatives, meaning banks need to...

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Young entrepreneur wows Dragons with his ‘Irish Charm’ securing a 3 Dragon investment
Aug19

Young entrepreneur wows Dragons with his ‘Irish Charm’ securing a 3 Dragon investment

A multi-award-winning shower organiser, founded by a father and son, has secured investment from three Dragons in the new BBC Dragons’ Den series. The episode, which aired last night saw the founder impress the Dragons with his market knowledge and ‘Irish charm’.  On entering the Den, ShowerGem’s founder Sean McGarry Jr originally asked for £100,000 in return for 10% of his and his father’s family business. McGarry showcased his...

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Fnality adds key personnel to management team
Aug19

Fnality adds key personnel to management team

Fnality International (Fnality), delivering the means of payments on-chain for tomorrow’s financial markets, is pleased to announce key additions to the senior management and advisory team. Gary Chu joins as General Counsel and Adam Clarke as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with Daniel Heller joining as Head of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Fnality, Gary was Legal Counsel and an Executive Director at UBS and a key participant...

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Ex BCG Ventures and Apple Head of Talent Michael Curds joins 11:FS
Aug19

Ex BCG Ventures and Apple Head of Talent Michael Curds joins 11:FS

11:FS, the challenger firm defining and building digitally native financial services through technology, product and design expertise, today announced Michael Curds has joined the firm as Head of Talent. He brings a wealth of experience in scaling digtally-native business, having most recently led the talent team at BCG Digital Ventures. Curds was employee number two at the firm and helped establish a highly successful business,...

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Apple Card is reportedly approving customers with low credit scores to cast as wide a net as possible
Aug19

Apple Card is reportedly approving customers with low credit scores to cast as wide a net as possible

Apple’s first proprietary credit card, which is issued in partnership with Goldman Sachs and entered a limited launch last week, is reportedly approving customers with low credit scores in a move to cast as wide a net as possible, according to CNBC. Though Apple and Goldman haven’t published a score range, subprime is typically defined as consumers with FICO scores below 620; a customer with a 620 who was approved for the...

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David McHenry, Silicon Valley Bank on Blockchain
Aug16

David McHenry, Silicon Valley Bank on Blockchain

We speak with David McHenry, Silicon Valley Bank about blockchain.  

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Womble Bond Dickinson Advises Syndicate On £400M Revolving Credit Facility
Aug16

Womble Bond Dickinson Advises Syndicate On £400M Revolving Credit Facility

Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) London-based Real Estate Finance team has advised lenders Barclays, HSBC, NatWest and Wells Fargo on £400m loan revolving credit facility (RCF) for Helical Plc. The facility replaces its existing £150m RCF and the £200m development facility on the company’s largest asset, The Bower, London, EC1, both of which have been repaid. WBD were appointed as lead co-ordinator on the transaction managing...

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Birte Quitt, on digital banking
Aug16

Birte Quitt, on digital banking

We speak with Birte Quitt from Erste Group on why do they think the demand for the skip to go straight to digital banking has been so demanded in Romania.

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Richard Dratva, on future of Open Banking
Aug16

Richard Dratva, on future of Open Banking

We speak with Richard Dratva, CREALOGIX Group about how will open banking become more successful in the future.

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Open Banking Expo returns to shape the future of Open Banking
Aug16

Open Banking Expo returns to shape the future of Open Banking

Open Banking Expo will bring together the innovators, disruptors and visionaries who will shape the future of Open Banking. Leaders and experts from financial services, fintech and regulation will reveal  lessons learned from year one and what Open Banking 2.0 looks like.  This year’s event is again headlined by the developer of the first-to-market Open Banking API, OpenWrks, and will be held on Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at etc....

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Startup Business Financing With Crowdfunding
Aug16

Startup Business Financing With Crowdfunding

This article originally appeared on seekcapital.com by Jon Zacharias In the gig economy, you can crowdsource almost anything. From formal crowdsourcing, which often involves droves of freelancers doing data, writing or design work, to informal crowdsourcing, which might involve someone asking for recommendations or information on Facebook, millions of people reach out to the other millions on a daily basis. And you can do the same if...

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