Just Cash Flow PLC introduces merchant facilities
Feb13

Just Cash Flow PLC introduces merchant facilities

Just Cash Flow PLC has added merchant facilities to their suite of products and services, in response to customer demand. The decision highlights the inevitable shift of SMEs turning to alternative lenders for products beyond capital, as traditional banks move focus away from the small business sector. John Davies, Chairman of Just Cashflow, commented: “Increasingly, our customers tell us that they struggle to get access to things...

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Mastercard Selects Token.io as a Partner for its New Open Banking Hub
Feb13

Mastercard Selects Token.io as a Partner for its New Open Banking Hub

Turnkey open banking platform provider, Token.io Limited, today announces it has been selected by Mastercard to power the connectivity layer of its open banking hub. The hub will connect merchants, retailers and other regulated third parties to financial institutions in Europe for data and payment transactions. Further to the announcement in June 2018, Mastercard’s services will include: A pan-European directory to help financial...

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Citi Launches CitiDirect BE® Cash Concentration
Feb13

Citi Launches CitiDirect BE® Cash Concentration

Citi has announced the launch of its new global liquidity solution, CitiDirect BE® Cash Concentration, which allows clients to digitally manage their cash pooling structures through Citi’s online treasury management tool. Citi is one of the first global transaction banks to offer this innovation, which allows clients to modify their cash concentration structures within minutes. Clients will have the option to update parameters such as...

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Direct platforms still prioritise accumulation over decumulation
Feb13

Direct platforms still prioritise accumulation over decumulation

A new report from the lang cat, sponsored by GBST into platform decumulation functionality has found that four years on from pension freedoms, the focus remains more in building funds for retirement than in managing them once there. With the FCA consulting on the introduction of ‘investment pathways’ to help non-advised investors secure better outcomes through better decisions around how to invest their money, the report, Retirement...

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FinTech Connect 2018: Usman Khan, Algomi
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Usman Khan, Algomi

We talk to Usman Khan, Algomi about their company, how is technology changing and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Jean-Bernard Tanqueray, Finlight
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Jean-Bernard Tanqueray, Finlight

We talk to Jean-Bernard Tanqueray, Finlight about their company, accessing the right data and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Ado Fazlic, Zwipe
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Ado Fazlic, Zwipe

We talk to Ado Fazlic, Zwipe about their company, what’s changed since we last spoke to them, wearables and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Adrian Blidarus, Softelligence
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Adrian Blidarus, Softelligence

We talk to Adrian Blidarus, Softelligence about their company, about the event and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Fredrik Sjöholm, Precise Biometrics
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Fredrik Sjöholm, Precise Biometrics

We talk to Fredrik Sjöholm, Precise Biometrics about what they do, future for Biometrics and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Felix Simon, Smart Valor
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Felix Simon, Smart Valor

We talk to Felix Simon, Smart Valor about their company, blockchain and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: François De Lescure, DreamQuark
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: François De Lescure, DreamQuark

We talk to François De Lescure, DreamQuark about their company, data and much more!

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IBERIABANK Announces Orlando, Florida President
Feb13

IBERIABANK Announces Orlando, Florida President

IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), the 132-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to announce that Ross Breunig has been named Executive Vice President and Central Florida MarketPresident. Breunig joins IBERIABANK with an extensive background in the Orlando market banking industry. He most recently served as Corporate Group Head and Managing Director at Fifth Third Bank where he was responsible for three of its nine...

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OneSpan Launches AI-Based Risk Analytics to Stop Account Takeover and New Account Fraud
Feb13

OneSpan Launches AI-Based Risk Analytics to Stop Account Takeover and New Account Fraud

OneSpan, a global leader in software for trusted identities, e-signatures and secure transactions, today announced the launch of its open API, cloud-based Risk Analytics solution to help financial institutions stop fraud, including Account Takeover and New Account Fraud. Account Takeover and New Account Fraud are the top two types of fraud challenging financial institutions and in the U.S. alone, ID fraud accounted for $16.8 billion...

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MobiOcean Selects NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Technology for Aadhaar Payment Solution
Feb13

MobiOcean Selects NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Technology for Aadhaar Payment Solution

NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today announced that the Company`s Aadhaar-certified sensor module has been chosen by MobiOcean Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for use in MobiOcean`s Aadhaar authentication and Aadhaar payments mobile platform for the Indian market. The NEXT STQC and UIDAI certified sensor is part of MobiOcean`s Point of Sale (POS) solution comprised of hardware, software,...

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Akamai and MUFG Announce Joint Venture for Blockchain-Based  Online Payment Network
Feb13

Akamai and MUFG Announce Joint Venture for Blockchain-Based Online Payment Network

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MUFG), one of the world’s leading financial groups, today announced an expansion of their relationship through the establishment of a joint venture, the Global Open Network, Inc. (GO-NET) and their plans to offer a new blockchain-based online payment network enabling...

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Starling Bank raises £75 million to fund its expansion
Feb13

Starling Bank raises £75 million to fund its expansion

Starling Bank, a leading digital banking platform, has raised £60 million in a Series C funding round led by Merian Global Investors, including the Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited (“Merian Chrysalis”). Starling has also raised a further £15 million from its existing investor, bringing the total to £75 million. The funding will support increased investment in Starling’s pioneering financial products in retail and SME...

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Catena Media resolves upon a directed new share issue as payment for assets acquired in December 2017
Feb13

Catena Media resolves upon a directed new share issue as payment for assets acquired in December 2017

The board of directors of Catena Media plc (“Catena Media” or the “Company”) has, under the authorization in the articles of association of the Company and in accordance with a press release on 4 December 2017, resolved upon a directed new issue of 468,132 shares at a subscription price of SEK 103.6742 per share, as payment of part of the upfront purchase price for acquired assets in Baybets Ltd. On 4 December 2017, the Company...

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Fenergo Deploys on Demand Regulatory Rules
Feb13

Fenergo Deploys on Demand Regulatory Rules

Fenergo, the leading provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) software solutions for financial institutions, today announces Rules as a Service (RaaS), a cloud-based regulatory rules offering. The unique plug and play solution will enable financial institutions to easily integrate Fenergo’s award winning regulatory rules capabilities into their existing digital platforms. Fenergo’s Rules as a Service is available as an...

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Avaloq wins “Best Outsourcing” and “Best Transaction Processing” at the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2019
Feb13

Avaloq wins “Best Outsourcing” and “Best Transaction Processing” at the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2019

Avaloq, a global fintech leader, is delighted to announce it has won the highly prestigious awards for ‘Best Outsourcing’ and ‘Best Transaction Processing’ at the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2019, which took place in Geneva on 7 February 2019. The awards recognise companies, teams and individuals at the forefront of the wealth management sector. Winners were judged by a panel of experts and selected as the firms demonstrating the...

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Modulr partners with Paxport to transform travel industry payments
Feb13

Modulr partners with Paxport to transform travel industry payments

Modulr, the Payments-as-a-Service API platform for digital businesses, and Paxport, the Travel Technology and Services giant, have today announced a partnership to provide a new flexible payment solution for online travel agencies (OTAs) and tour operators. Paxport connects providers and sales channels through its automated merchandising and distribution system for the travel industry. By partnering with Modulr, the company will be...

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Banks Set To Invest In Legacy Systems To Combat Challenger Bank Threat
Feb13

Banks Set To Invest In Legacy Systems To Combat Challenger Bank Threat

More than three-quarters (80%) of bankers believe challenger banks are an increased threat to their business, while almost one-third (30%) believe they will be the single most disruptive threat in 2019. The survey, commissioned by fintech provider Fraedom, found that in response the challenger bank threat, bankers expect their organisations to invest heavily in updating legacy systems (44%) and new technology (26%) in 2019. “With...

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Instantor releases report on how machine learning is revolutionising credit risk management in Europe
Feb13

Instantor releases report on how machine learning is revolutionising credit risk management in Europe

Today Instantor, the 3rd. fastest growing Swedish FinTech who makes tough calls easy within credit risk management presents “Credit Risk Management 2019 – How Do You Stack Up?”, a report based on a survey conducted by Instantor across Europe among top executives within leading financial organisations. The report reveals that two-thirds of these players are well underway to implementing machine learning (ML) and the majority...

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FinTech Connect 2018: Alexa Fernandez, BBVA
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Alexa Fernandez, BBVA

We talk to Alexa Fernandez, BBVA about movements in innovation, integration between BBVA and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Luke Griffiths, Klarna
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Luke Griffiths, Klarna

We talk to Luke Griffiths, Klarna about payments revolutions, new product launch and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Steve Pomfret, Cygnetise
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Steve Pomfret, Cygnetise

We talk to Steve Pomfret, Cygnetise about what they do, blockchain and much more!

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PrePay Solutions Powers First UK Business Banking App with Invoicing and Expense Capabilities
Feb12

PrePay Solutions Powers First UK Business Banking App with Invoicing and Expense Capabilities

PrePay Solutions (PPS), subsidiary of Edenred the world’s leading corporate payments organisation, is supporting Countingup to become the first mobile bank in the UK to offer invoicing and expense tools. First launched in 2018, the revolutionary PPS-powered mobile app initially allowed small businesses to do banking, bookkeeping and stay on top of their taxes. Building on this comprehensive product offering, the new invoicing and...

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FinTech Connect 2018: Kevin Feeney, DataChemist
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Kevin Feeney, DataChemist

We talk to Kevin Feeney, DataChemist about their company, PSD2 and much more!

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Anders la Cour, Banking Circle on Helping the Insurers
Feb12

Anders la Cour, Banking Circle on Helping the Insurers

We talk to Anders la Cour, Chief Executive Officer at Banking Circle about how its solutions can benefit insurers struggling with legacy payment infrastructure.

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FinTech Connect 2018: Simon Hardie, MagnaCarta Communications
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Simon Hardie, MagnaCarta Communications

We talk to Simon Hardie, MagnaCarta Communications about their company, data-driven or customer driven and much more!

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iPipeline and dacadoo partner utilising health engagement app to deliver wellbeing propositions to the EMEA market
Feb12

iPipeline and dacadoo partner utilising health engagement app to deliver wellbeing propositions to the EMEA market

iPipeline® – a leading provider of digital solutions and services to the life and pensions market – today announce their partnership with dacadoo, one of the world’s leading health and insurtech companies, to deliver wellbeing propositions to the EMEA market. dacadoo has developed an innovative and secure digital health engagement platform for life insurers that has proven to positively impact wellness in users. dacadoo provides a...

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FinTech Connect 2018: Bohumir Zoubek, Profinit
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Bohumir Zoubek, Profinit

We talk to Bohumir Zoubek, Profinit about their company, what they provide with the data science application and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Yves-Laurent Kayan, CoinPlus
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Yves-Laurent Kayan, CoinPlus

We talk to Yves-Laurent Kayan, CoinPlus about their company, regulation and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Rory O’Kane, Department for International Trade
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Rory O’Kane, Department for International Trade

We talk to Rory O’Kane, Department for International Trade at FinTech Connect about their company, why this event and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Neri Simchoni, Reblaze
Feb12

FinTech Connect 2018: Neri Simchoni, Reblaze

We talk to Neri Simchoni, Reblaze at FinTech Connect about their company, financial institution and much more!

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Tomer Guriel,  Ezbob
Feb12

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Tomer Guriel, Ezbob

We talk to Tomer Guriel, Ezbob at PFF about their company, lending/innovation and much more!

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iProov launches brand new cross-platform biometric: Palm Verifier
Feb12

iProov launches brand new cross-platform biometric: Palm Verifier

iProov, a leading provider of biometric authentication technology and genuine presence assurance, today announces the launch of its Palm Verifier product at Finovate Europe 2019. For the very first time, users will be able to use palm verification on any of their personal devices, either as a standalone mode of authentication or as an additional authentication factor, with strong assurance of genuine presence. The launch provides a...

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Shield FC Named One of the Most Influential FinTech Companies for 2019
Feb12

Shield FC Named One of the Most Influential FinTech Companies for 2019

Specialist RegTech provider Shield Financial Compliance (Shield FC) is proud to announce it has been named as one of Financial Technologist Magazine’s List of the Most Influential FinTech Companies for 2019. Shield FC was chosen by a select panel of esteemed financial sector experts from Barclays, EY, Lloyds Banking Group, Baringa, The Realization Group, RBC, Simmons & Simmons, Everledger, Cruxy & Co, Man Group, Credit...

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Bank of England taps Wolters Kluwer for Regulatory Reporting Expertise
Feb12

Bank of England taps Wolters Kluwer for Regulatory Reporting Expertise

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business has been invited to take part in an industry roundtable, organized by the Bank of England, which will discuss proposals designed to ensure U.K. banks are accountable for their own resolvability – the Resolvability Assessment Framework (RAF). The roundtable takes place today and includes Partner level participants from law firms, consultancies and accounting firms....

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Societe Generale selects HPS to develop its payment operations in Africa
Feb12

Societe Generale selects HPS to develop its payment operations in Africa

Societe Generale, one of Europe’s largest banks with operations across the world, has selected HPS to improve the payment processing activities for ten African subsidiaries. HPS offers its PowerCARD software suite in a SAAS model covering the entire payment value chain and all international and domestic schemes to enable Societe Generale to launch electronic payment products on the market quickly and efficiently, reduce transaction...

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Jumio Launches First End-To-End Biometric Verification Solution Coupling Identity Proofing with Ongoing 3D Face Authentication
Feb12

Jumio Launches First End-To-End Biometric Verification Solution Coupling Identity Proofing with Ongoing 3D Face Authentication

Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, today announces the launch of Jumio Authentication. This new video-selfie authentication solution is the first in the market to leverage biometrics for initial identity proofing and ongoing user authentication — creating an online experience that is fast, secure, accurate and easy to use. This secure and rapid authentication method is ideal for account logins and...

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TCS BaNCS Cloud is Now Available on Amazon Web Services
Feb12

TCS BaNCS Cloud is Now Available on Amazon Web Services

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced that its flagship SaaS platform for banks and financial institutions, TCS BaNCS Cloud, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help customers meet the operational demands of their businesses in the digital era, while lowering their cost of infrastructure. TCS BaNCS Cloud is a...

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Global card expenditure to reach $45 trillion by 2023 on back of contactless payments
Feb12

Global card expenditure to reach $45 trillion by 2023 on back of contactless payments

Card expenditure continues to rise with customers increasingly expecting to be able to use their cards, even for low value payments Convenience and speed drive increasing card usage for lower value payments Payment cards were used for purchases with a value of $25.1 trillion worldwide in 2017, an increase of 13% on the year before, according to RBR in its recent Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2023 research report. Although...

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Digital Technology is Essential to Successful Customer Service, According to UK Financial Services Leaders
Feb12

Digital Technology is Essential to Successful Customer Service, According to UK Financial Services Leaders

For two-thirds (66 percent) of UK financial services leaders, customers must come first if their organisation is to succeed in the long-term, with 8-in-10 citing ‘trust’ as a key factor for sustaining strong customer relationships. This is according to a global study commissioned by Fujitsu, which found that 76 percent of financial services leaders in the UK have found customers’ mistrust to have increased significantly over the past...

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UK FinTech Investment Reaches Record Levels
Feb12

UK FinTech Investment Reaches Record Levels

VC and private equity investment in the UK FinTech sector rose to a record $3.3 billion in 2018, up 18% year-on-year, a report from industry body Innovate Finance showed on Tuesday. Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion as the UK FinTech sector enters a new stage of its growth journey, ahead of its peers in Europe. The United Kingdom’s FinTech sector kept its position...

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Worldpay and Sage partner to provide fast and efficient Payments to businesses across the UK and Ireland
Feb12

Worldpay and Sage partner to provide fast and efficient Payments to businesses across the UK and Ireland

 Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY), a leading global payments technology provider, and Sage Pay, part of Sage Group (FTSE: SGE), a market leader in cloud business management solutions, have today announced a partnership that broadens the range of card payment solutions available to businesses. This partnership will open-up the opportunity for businesses of all sizes to deliver cost effective, simple and transparent card payments...

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FinFabrik Announces Seed Round Led by BitMEX Ventures
Feb12

FinFabrik Announces Seed Round Led by BitMEX Ventures

FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup focused on issuance, market making, and trading of digital assets has raised an undisclosed amount in its seed funding round. BitMEX Ventures, the investment arm of Seychelles-based HDR Global Trading Ltd., is the lead investor. Alex Medana, FinFabrik Co-founder and CEO, said: “The successful closing of our seed round with support from leading institutional investors is a major milestone...

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HelloGold Enters Africa partnering Baobab Group
Feb12

HelloGold Enters Africa partnering Baobab Group

Asia-based fintech savings platform HelloGold is entering Africa working with leading digital financial inclusion group, Baobab, as a partner. HelloGold will support Baobab in expanding its financial inclusion services through an integrated savings platform. HelloGold and Baobab will jointly develop products for Baobab’s 800,000 strong customers across nine (9) countries in Africa. Using its digital financial service infrastructure...

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SWIFT to open The KYC Registry to corporates
Feb12

SWIFT to open The KYC Registry to corporates

SWIFT announces that it is to open its world-leading Know Your Customer platform, The KYC Registry, to corporates. In a first step, from Q4 2019, all 2,000 SWIFT-connected corporate groups will be able to join The KYC Registry, and use it to upload, maintain and share their KYC information with their banks. Enabling corporates to join The KYC Registry will be transformational both for multi-banked corporates and for their banks, who...

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Understanding New Generations of Data – The Imperative for the Future-Focused Insurer
Feb12

Understanding New Generations of Data – The Imperative for the Future-Focused Insurer

It is generally accepted that for insurance to match the majority of customer-facing industries in terms of customer service, omnichannel engagement and personalized products, insurers must undertake a series of radical organizational and technological transformations. Of course, to effectively acquire customers, offer them personalized products and seamless service requires careful analysis of data from which insights can be drawn....

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Nationwide survey reveals UK banks are  lagging behind demand for instant account set up
Feb12

Nationwide survey reveals UK banks are lagging behind demand for instant account set up

Today a nationwide study of British consumers reveals that UK banks are struggling to keep up with the demand for instant bank accounts. The study of 2,005 UK adults, entitled ‘Rise of the Instant Bank,’ conducted by Censuswide and commissioned by Five Degrees, shows that challenger banks are leading the way in an instant bank account set up but traditional banks are catching up. 4 in 10 (40%) UK challenger banking users and over a...

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