Equiniti Credit Services and Credit Kudos Power Enhanced Credit Decisioning with Open Banking Partnership
Oct17

Equiniti Credit Services and Credit Kudos Power Enhanced Credit Decisioning with Open Banking Partnership

Equiniti Credit Services, the UK’s leading consumer credit technology and outsourced services provider, today announces it has partnered with FCA-authorised credit bureau and Account Information Service Provider (AISP), Credit Kudos. The partnership will enable Equiniti Credit Services to leverage Credit Kudos’ open banking APIs to deepen the credit affordability assessments that secured and unsecured lenders can perform via its...

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Finland’s Third Largest Financial Institution Selects Temenos
Oct17

Finland’s Third Largest Financial Institution Selects Temenos

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced that Municipality Finance Plc (MuniFin), one of Finland’s largest credit institutions, has selected Temenos T24 Transact, the next generation in core banking, to modernize its loan lifecycle system. MuniFin is the only credit institution specialized in the financing and financial risk management of the Finnish public sector. MuniFin is undergoing a digital...

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Strategic Investment by NGC Ventures Fastracks Babel Finance’s Growth
Oct17

Strategic Investment by NGC Ventures Fastracks Babel Finance’s Growth

Babel Finance, the global leader in cryptocurrency financial services, observes sustained, positive growth after a strategic investment by NGC Ventures, one of the world’s leading blockchain investment firms, in October 2018. Following NGC’s investment in the crypto-financial service provider just 12 months previous, Babel Finance has since recorded a growth in loan volume from USD 5 million to USD 380 million, grown its staff size...

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EstateGuru investors can now sell their investments on secondary market
Oct17

EstateGuru investors can now sell their investments on secondary market

EstateGuru launched its secondary market today, creating increased liquidity for its investors. By successfully creating the secondary market, EstateGuru has reached the next crucial milestone in its technological development agenda, with a variety of features set to follow in the near future. The secondary market can be used by all investors who are involved in EstateGuru’s investment opportunities. From the buyer’s side – all...

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Apiax raises $6.6 million Series A funding round to help global companies grow despite regulatory headwinds
Oct17

Apiax raises $6.6 million Series A funding round to help global companies grow despite regulatory headwinds

Apiax, a Swiss RegTech startup empowering enterprises with digital compliance solutions, today announced its completion of a $6.6 million Series A funding round. The round is co-led by e.ventures, based in the US and Germany, and XAnge, based in France and Germany. The funding round will support Apiax’s global growth plans for its solution for mastering complex regulations digitally. Apiax was founded to empower companies in major...

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Cognizant to Acquire Contino, a Premier Enterprise DevOps and Cloud Transformation Consultancy
Oct17

Cognizant to Acquire Contino, a Premier Enterprise DevOps and Cloud Transformation Consultancy

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contino, a privately-held technology consulting firm. Contino specialises in helping Global 2,000 clients accelerate their digital transformation by leveraging enterprise DevOps methodologies, a cloud-native development approach, and advanced data platforms.  Headquartered in London, Contino has approximately 350 employees worldwide with operations in...

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Insurtech Dinghy appoints new CEO to accelerate growth
Oct17

Insurtech Dinghy appoints new CEO to accelerate growth

London-based insurance start-up Dinghy has announced the appointment of Dorian Zanker as CEO as part of its strategy to accelerate its growth in the UK and international freelancer business insurance market. Dorian has a background in successfully building online insurance distribution platforms and has worked for a number of years for Dinghy’s parent company, the Kingsbridge Group. Dorian’s appointment is complemented by a number of...

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All aboard the  real-time express
Oct16

All aboard the real-time express

Bottomline Technologies is helping to supercharge transactions by offering an alternative plug-in to national and international payment rails. General Manager and Director of Payments Ed Adshead-Grant speculates on where this fast-moving journey could end Real-time everything is the destination for Ed Adshead-Grant. That’s because instant transactions have the power to not just transform payments but challenge the way companies do...

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Oct16

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

As Nationwide prepares to launch its first business account aimed at SMEs, Director of Payments, John Hutton, looks forward to the Open Banking journey After more than 170 years in financial services, Nationwide is making its first foray into business banking – with an account targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The building society is boosting competition in a sector traditionally dominated by big banks, where just five...

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Andreas Burner, SmartStream on the innovations
Oct16

Andreas Burner, SmartStream on the innovations

We speak with Andreas Burner, SmartStream about some of the innovations they are working on at the moment.

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Paysafe launches Mobile Pay in US
Oct16

Paysafe launches Mobile Pay in US

Launch of Paysafe’s new mobile point of sale solution in the US market follows strong trial period Global payments provider Paysafe Group (Paysafe) today announced the US launch of Mobile Pay, its new cutting-edge mobile point of sale (mPOS). Featuring apps developed with Apriva, a leading omnichannel payments solutions company, and patented hardware from AnywhereCommerce, a mobile payments pioneer, Mobile Pay offers a highly flexible...

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Roland Lokkers, on ABN AMRO
Oct16

Roland Lokkers, on ABN AMRO

We speak with Roland Lokkers, Franx about their partnership with ABN AMRO.

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USAA, AmFam, Liberty Mutual join Connected Insurance USA 2019
Oct16

USAA, AmFam, Liberty Mutual join Connected Insurance USA 2019

Connected Insurance USA Summit (Nov 20-21, Chicago) is bringing together over 700+ senior insurance leaders to redefine the future of insurance. With over 350 executives already registered to attend, this will be the largest executive gathering for forward-thinking carriers. CEOs, COOs, CMOs, SVP and VPs from Product, Customer, Claims, Technology and Innovation know that this is the time to act and leverage innovative technology to...

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Andrew Smith, on fraud
Oct16

Andrew Smith, on fraud

We speak with Andrew Smith from ClearBank, about how can they help with some of the fraud issues from the back end.

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DriveWealth Partners with Chaka, New Global Trading Platform in Nigeria, to Increase Access to U.S. Stock Market
Oct16

DriveWealth Partners with Chaka, New Global Trading Platform in Nigeria, to Increase Access to U.S. Stock Market

DriveWealth, LLC, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, announced today a new partnership with Chaka, a global trading platform based in Nigeria that launched Oct. 15. Chaka’s technology-enabled platform, offering customers access to Nigerian and global financial assets, is using the DriveWealth platform to provide Nigerian clients access to U.S. stocks. DriveWealth CEO Robert Cortright said: “Chaka has developed...

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Habib Bank AG Zurich is ready for PSD2 with Salt Edge’s solution
Oct16

Habib Bank AG Zurich is ready for PSD2 with Salt Edge’s solution

The PSD2 API of Habib Bank AG Zurich went live on 13 September. This API is developed by Salt Edge for Habib Bank AG Zurich to enable new open banking capabilities and provide full PSD2 compliance. Habib Bank AG Zurich has chosen Salt Edge for fast and efficient implementation of the PSD2 regulatory requirements for interfaces. Habib Bank AG Zurich’s PSD2 API is developed to allow end-users to initiate payments and gather data from...

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MoreFrom Partners With Utrust to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments
Oct16

MoreFrom Partners With Utrust to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

MoreFrom, a UK based independent online IT retailer, has partnered with Utrust, the cryptocurrency payment solution offering instant transactions, buyer protection, and crypto-to-cash settlements. MoreFrom customers can now pay for more than 200,000  products from over 600 brands using cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), DASH, DigiByte (DGB) and Utrust’s own UTK. Founded in Sheffield, England in 1995, multi-award...

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Monese declares ‘Europe is Open’ with new advertising campaign
Oct16

Monese declares ‘Europe is Open’ with new advertising campaign

Monese, the banking service that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, launches its ‘Europe is Open’ campaign today. Monese’s new campaign delivers the message that we all need to ensure ‘Europe is Open’ to everyone, whatever happens with Brexit. The campaign encourages consumers to stay connected, whether they are travelling, working, studying or retiring across the UK and Europe, and this begins with keeping your...

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Worldpay founder Nick Ogden tops Payments Power 10 and other highlights from PayExpo 2019
Oct16

Worldpay founder Nick Ogden tops Payments Power 10 and other highlights from PayExpo 2019

Last week, fintech, banking, retail and gaming professionals attended the UK’s largest payments event, PayExpo 2019. Event attendees visited a series of conference sessions, debates and networking opportunities – and start-ups had the chance to consult the Department for International Trade (DIT) on how to scale their small businesses. On day one, attendees learnt about the banking revolution straight from its main players in a panel...

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Marieke Saeij appointed as new Onguard CEO
Oct16

Marieke Saeij appointed as new Onguard CEO

Onguard, the fintech company that offers a platform which streamlines the entire order-to-cash process, has announced the appointment of Marieke Saeij as CEO, effective as of November 1st. Saeij has been the CTO at Onguard for three years and is the successor of Bert van der Zwan, who held the positions of Chairman of the Board and CEO for over four years. Van der Zwan will continue to be involved in several other boards within the...

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Falk Rieker, on their role in the marketplace
Oct16

Falk Rieker, on their role in the marketplace

We speak with Falk Rieker, SAP about their role in this marketplace economy.

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Anne Boden, on The Money Revolution book
Oct16

Anne Boden, on The Money Revolution book

We speak with Anne Boden, Starling Bank about The Money Revolution book.

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Finger on the pulse! The Countdown to 2020 has Begun
Oct16

Finger on the pulse! The Countdown to 2020 has Begun

By Lina Andolf-Orup at Fingerprints With 2020 in sight, now is the perfect time to pause and reflect on the past three months and see how the world of biometrics has evolved since our last update. With everything from high profile announcements to some news you may not have heard, Q3 2019 has been fascinating. Here’s our run-down of the big biometrics news stories. Access all areas Excitingly, the use of biometrics continues to...

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Technology is creating both new challenges and new opportunities for the financial crime compliance community, says Singapore regulator
Oct16

Technology is creating both new challenges and new opportunities for the financial crime compliance community, says Singapore regulator

The evolution of technology is enabling myriad capabilities for regulatory and financial crime compliance, but it is also presenting complex financial crime risks, according to a representative from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) at the International Compliance Association’s 2nd APAC Conference this week in Singapore. Delivering the opening keynote speech on day one, Loo Siew Yee, AMD Policy, Payments & Financial Crime,...

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Fintech companies could help UK migrant workers send an additional £520m back home when transferring money
Oct16

Fintech companies could help UK migrant workers send an additional £520m back home when transferring money

Fintechs could save migrant workers a combined £520m when moving money from the UK to emerging economies, according to new analysis by UK fintech Paysend. Each year, migrant workers in the UK send £8bn back home. While the average global transaction fee is currently 7% of the money transferred, the fintech average is already well below 2%. Combined, these savings mean migrant workers in the UK could send up to £520m more back home...

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Broadridge Enhances Composition Capabilities for Regulatory Communications
Oct16

Broadridge Enhances Composition Capabilities for Regulatory Communications

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, has acquired Appatura Inc., an innovator in regulatory and marketing content management and automation. Appatura’s technology and operational capabilities enable clients to streamline the composition of regulatory and marketing communications, enabling greater consistency and accuracy in content through a more automated process,...

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Cogress Gives Everyday Investors Chance at Slice of $850m Hotel Portfolio
Oct16

Cogress Gives Everyday Investors Chance at Slice of $850m Hotel Portfolio

Award-winning property investment company Cogress today announced an £80m partnership with Latin-American hospitality startup Selina. The deal will give Cogress’s community of investors an exclusive opportunity to invest in the UK and Portuguese expansion of a global hotel chain valued at $850m. The ‘hotel of the future’, Selina delivers experience alongside accommodation and includes coworking spaces designed to appeal to local...

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Citi launches Cross-Currency Sweeps for Liquidity Management
Oct16

Citi launches Cross-Currency Sweeps for Liquidity Management

Citi has launched Cross-Currency Sweeps, a liquidity management solution that aggregates foreign currency balances into a currency and account of choice. By combining the capabilities of a cash concentration sweep with an automated currency conversion, clients are able to fund accounts and reduce FX risk exposure, across their global banking structure. The solution leverages Citi’s global cash concentration network along with its FX...

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Israeli Commission Presents Guidelines on Innovative Payment Systems; Malits Applauds Alignment With U.S. Regulations
Oct16

Israeli Commission Presents Guidelines on Innovative Payment Systems; Malits Applauds Alignment With U.S. Regulations

The Capital Market Authority has circulated a draft memorandum in order to address “Promoting the Use of Innovative Payment Services” to government offices • The ISA has distributed a document containing proposed guidelines for the transfer of reporting public (non-banking, non insurance companies) and dual-listed companies, on the use of “iXBRL” technology that is accepted in developed markets. In a statement...

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MDOTM and Raiffeisen Capital Managment partner on Artificial Intelligence and sustainable investing
Oct16

MDOTM and Raiffeisen Capital Managment partner on Artificial Intelligence and sustainable investing

MDOTM, a leading provider in quantitative investment advisory services to institutional investors, and Raiffeisen Capital Management, one of Austria’s largest fund managers, announce a new strategic partnership. Thanks to this new initiative, the range of Raiffeisen Capital Management’s sustainable funds will be used by MDOTM to offer to the market SRI investment solutions that benefit from the efficiency brought by AI...

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Bottomline and Currencycloud Partner for Cross-Border Payments to Hargenant Group
Oct16

Bottomline and Currencycloud Partner for Cross-Border Payments to Hargenant Group

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that helps make business payments simple, smart and secure, today announced that Hargenant Group has selected a partnered service from Bottomline and Currencycloud for their cross-border payments. “With globalisation, many of our customers are asking for payments to be added in several currencies and our goal is to remove complexity, to make an...

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Ed Adshead-Grant, on the opportunities coming from this revolution
Oct15

Ed Adshead-Grant, on the opportunities coming from this revolution

We speak with Ed Adshead-Grant, Bottomline Technologies about some of the opportunities coming from this revolution.

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Edward Thurman, on blockchain
Oct15

Edward Thurman, on blockchain

We speak with Edward Thurman from Lloyds, about blockchain.

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Edward Thurman, on their agenda
Oct15

Edward Thurman, on their agenda

We speak with Edward Thurman from Lloyds, about what else is on their agenda.

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Return  of the  Zombie LIBOR
Oct15

Return of the Zombie LIBOR

The sequel to the LIBOR scandal threatens to be a chiller for financial institutions sitting on an undead graveyard of unstructured data. But Ann Heron, Chief Strategy Officer at Pendo Systems, is teaming up with the good guys to drive a stake through its heart So, what was it that so moved the Federal Bank of New York’s General Counsel Michael Held – not an office holder given to using inflammatory language – to describe it as ‘a...

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Good vibrations
Oct15

Good vibrations

  Former banker David Reiling says it’s perfectly possible for financial institutions to do well by doing good. Tom Dickinson joins him on the road to digital Damascus I recently had a conversation with a representative of a fintech at a networking event that descended into us joyfully trading fintech clichés. It was perhaps a reflection of the hard slog that corporate networking events can be sometimes, or maybe my sarcastic...

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Bill Zielke Joins BitPay as Chief Marketing Officer
Oct15

Bill Zielke Joins BitPay as Chief Marketing Officer

BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, today announced it has added Bill Zielke as its first Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Mr. Zielke is responsible for executing BitPay’s marketing strategy that supports the company’s growth objectives, builds a strong business and consumer brand, and cultivates increased cryptocurrency acceptance and use. “As BitPay looks to maintain and expand its leadership...

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LendIt Europe 2019: Nikhil Sengupta, five°degrees
Oct15

LendIt Europe 2019: Nikhil Sengupta, five°degrees

We speak with Nikhil Sengupta, five°degrees about the background on their company, being at the event and what separates them from their competitors.

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Karen Arroyo, on solutions
Oct15

Karen Arroyo, on solutions

We speak with Karen Arroyo, ACI Worldwide about what solutions do ACI have.

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Data Remains Critical Barrier to B2B Customer Experience  According to Annual Dun & Bradstreet Report
Oct15

Data Remains Critical Barrier to B2B Customer Experience According to Annual Dun & Bradstreet Report

Dun & Bradstreet today released its fifth annual Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising Outlook, which shows a strong focus on customer experience (CX) and personalised marketing approaches, as B2B businesses try to keep pace with B2C practices. The study confirms that, though B2B Marketers overwhelmingly think they should be as focused on the customer experience as their B2C counterparts (88 percent), a quarter of respondents feel...

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Carlos Marmolejo, on innovation in Mexico
Oct15

Carlos Marmolejo, on innovation in Mexico

We speak with Carlos Marmolejo, Banco Santander Mexico about fostering a culture of innovation in Mexico.

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Sean Ringsted, Chubb on the background of their company
Oct15

Sean Ringsted, Chubb on the background of their company

We speak with Sean Ringsted, Chubb about the background of their company.

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“The death of Libra may be a lot sooner than previously thought”, says CoinCorner
Oct15

“The death of Libra may be a lot sooner than previously thought”, says CoinCorner

CoinCorner’s CEO, Danny Scott, commented: “Last week saw the departure of some of the most influential members from the Libra Association before it had even really got going. On Friday, core financial companies PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago announced they were leaving the Libra Association, followed by the online travel giant, Booking Holdings on Monday. “While we can appreciate there has been increased...

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Incite Group announces Chief Product Officers from Groupon, Macy’s and Mastercard to join Customer Experience Summit in San Francisco
Oct15

Incite Group announces Chief Product Officers from Groupon, Macy’s and Mastercard to join Customer Experience Summit in San Francisco

Incite Group –part of Reuters Events- today announced the global brands that will share their customer experience strategies at this year’s Open Mobile & Digital Experience Summit in San Francisco.  The Summit will bring together more than 400 globally recognized brands at the forefront of customer experience on November 7-8th.  Those taking to the stage, to publicly share their CX commitment include: Jill Ramsey, Chief Product...

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Samsung.com partners with Klarna to offer hassle-free payment plans
Oct15

Samsung.com partners with Klarna to offer hassle-free payment plans

Klarna today announces its partnership with Samsung Electronics to give customers a convenient and hassle-free way to pay later at Samsung.com The partnership introduces new payment methods for Samsung.com customers, where shoppers will be able to check-out with 3 new payment options: Buy now, pay in 30 days Buy now, pay in 3 monthly payments Spread the cost up to 4 years What’s more, Klarna will continue to support Samsung.com’s...

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Mastercard’s Mark Barnett joins UK Government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership
Oct15

Mastercard’s Mark Barnett joins UK Government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership

Barnett joins 14 UK CEOs to tackle Britain’s most pressing societal issues Mark Barnett, Mastercard’s Divisional President in the UK is the latest business leader to join the Government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership. The Partnership was set up by the Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2017, to find innovative ways to solve the most pressing social and economic problems facing the UK. It is...

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Mythbusting: debunking the common misconceptions around biometric payment cards
Oct15

Mythbusting: debunking the common misconceptions around biometric payment cards

David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX Biometrics ASA From mobile phone access to passport control, the use of biometrics is on the rise. Now, with biometric trials taking place across the payment sector, fingerprint authorisation payment cards look set to reach the market tipping point by next year. As these biometric smart cards become a daily fixture in our lives, they will bring many benefits, including extra security,...

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Sibos 2019: Rob Horton, BAE Systems
Oct15

Sibos 2019: Rob Horton, BAE Systems

We speak with Rob Horton, BAE Systems about their partnership with SWIFT and how they have found Sibos.

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LendIt Europe 2019: John Erik Setsaas, Signicat AS
Oct15

LendIt Europe 2019: John Erik Setsaas, Signicat AS

We speak with John Erik Setsaas, Signicat AS about the background on their company, keynote speech and using their new technology to know customer identity.

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6 Best Mobile Phone Insurance in UK
Oct15

6 Best Mobile Phone Insurance in UK

In this modern world, smartphones have become an important aspect of our lives. We depend on these devices so much, personally and professionally. However, despite their advances, smartphones are still susceptible to various risks such as damage, theft and loss, to name a few. This is why there’s now mobile phone insurance in UK and other countries. If your phone gets damaged, you can try fixing it yourself using these Android cell...

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