ATMIA Announces the Winners of the ATMmys International ATM Industry Marketing Awards
Feb12

ATMIA Announces the Winners of the ATMmys International ATM Industry Marketing Awards

The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) is pleased to recognize the winners of the second annual ATMmys International ATM Industry Marketing Awards: CONTENT category 1st Place Winner – Cardtronics for their 2018 “Health of Cash” study. DIGITAL category 1st Place Winner – Payment Alliance International for the updated PAI website design. VIDEO category 1st Place Winner – Star Financial Services for their “MD DC Credit Union Trade Show”...

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Leading Welsh fintech expands home-grown presence and saves jobs with new tech hub in Swansea
Feb12

Leading Welsh fintech expands home-grown presence and saves jobs with new tech hub in Swansea

Fast-growing fintech company Delio is increasing its presence across South Wales by opening a new tech hub in Swansea. The announcement aligns with Delio’s strategy of building the core of its business in Wales, creating employment opportunities to attract the best local tech talent, while continuing to grow its international presence. Delio’s decision to open a second South Wales office comes during a period when a number of...

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CubeLogic and Numerix partnership yields rapid results – Two new client signings within eight months
Feb12

CubeLogic and Numerix partnership yields rapid results – Two new client signings within eight months

CubeLogic, the leading provider of Business Intelligence enabled Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance solutions announces two new client signings working in partnership with Numerix. Numerix is the premier provider of leading-edge solutions for pricing, market risk, credit risk, XVA and FRTB.  Within eight months of this new collaboration both CubeLogic and Numerix are delighted to announce that they have jointly secured two high...

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BitPay and Poynt Take Bitcoin to the Streets
Feb11

BitPay and Poynt Take Bitcoin to the Streets

BitPay, the world’s largest provider of blockchain payment services, together with Poynt, the world’s first open commerce platform, today announced the integration of BitPay’s Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments with Poynt’s Smart Terminal point-of-sale devices at more than 100,000 Poynt retailers worldwide. With just the scan of a QR code at checkout, consumers can now pay merchants using Poynt’s devices with the currency of their...

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Open Banking in the UK – giving power back to consumers
Feb11

Open Banking in the UK – giving power back to consumers

It was in August 2016, when the UK’s CMA had issued a ruling to the biggest banks in the country – to give direct access to their databases to licensed fintech companies – specifically the Financial data aggregation service providers, to start aggregating financial data within those institutions. The ruling that came into force at the start of 2018, and two years after Open Banking was introduced to the UK, brought about a...

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Esker Integrates Stripe Connect to Offer Secure Online Payment Capabilities to Its Customers
Feb11

Esker Integrates Stripe Connect to Offer Secure Online Payment Capabilities to Its Customers

 Esker, a worldwide leader in AI-driven process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, today announced the integration of Stripe Connect, the technology infrastructure powering the world’s most ambitious platforms, to its core product. This integration will expand Esker’s order-to-cash (O2C) solution by offering secure online payment capabilities globally and help businesses get paid faster.  Stripe Connect seamlessly...

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399. Will Goldman Sachs and Amazon conquer the SMB space?
Feb11

399. Will Goldman Sachs and Amazon conquer the SMB space?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and David Brear, 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: David Rosa, Co-Founder at Neat Lois Ollerenshaw, Ventures at Nationwide Sam Lathey, Co-Founder and CEO of Bippit We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Goldman Sachs in...

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398. Insights: Will Brexit break UK fintech?
Feb11

398. Insights: Will Brexit break UK fintech?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In today’s Insights show, we reflect on the past 4 years of Brexit and discuss the future of fintech in post-Brexit Britain. This week’s guests include: Emily Nicolle – Technology Editor at City AM James Hurley – Enterprise Editor at The Times Before diving into it, we revisit our very first episode of Fintech Insider. That show was a Brexit special, where David Brear, Jason Bates, Simon...

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397. News: Is N26 challenging the US banks?
Feb11

397. News: Is N26 challenging the US banks?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Ross Gallagher and Adam Davis are in the hosting seat this week and 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: Ian Fuller, CTO and Co-Founder of Freetrade Jonathan Lister Parsons, CTO at Pensionbee Roisin Levine, Head of Banks at Flux We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial...

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DNB set to dominate the mobile banking space with payment initiation from Nordic API Gateway
Feb11

DNB set to dominate the mobile banking space with payment initiation from Nordic API Gateway

The open banking platform, Nordic API Gateway, announces that it has extended its partnership with Norway’s largest bank to enable customers to pay from other banks within DNB’s mobile banking app. In this way, DNB has taken an important step to become the preferred mobile bank for all Norwegians. When DNB became one of the first Nordic banks to use account aggregation in their mobile banking app in 2018, customers with accounts...

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Standard Chartered and Assembly Payments set up new venture in next generation payments for USD 29 trillion global e-commerce industry
Feb11

Standard Chartered and Assembly Payments set up new venture in next generation payments for USD 29 trillion global e-commerce industry

Standard Chartered and leading payments solution provider, Assembly Payments, have set up a new joint venture to deliver next generation payment solutions for the USD 29 trillion global e-commerce industry[1]. The new company will be headquartered in Singapore with the intent to grow the business globally, and will offer a sophisticated digital payment platform to manage transactions across multiple payment types and countries,...

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Salt Edge celebrates the 1000+ integrated PSD2 APIs
Feb11

Salt Edge celebrates the 1000+ integrated PSD2 APIs

This is the right way to start the year: Salt Edge is happy to announce its most significant landmark so far – integrating with 1000+ open banking APIs so that businesses could develop smarter and better services for end-users. Having access to accounts is especially beneficial for businesses when the number of connected accounts is constantly growing, the size of the range really matters here. So, understanding the significance of...

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Klarna launches global ‘Consumer Council’
Feb11

Klarna launches global ‘Consumer Council’

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping provider, is proud to announce the launch of its ‘Consumer Council’. The global initiative sees Klarna invite consumers to a meet-up and share their thoughts on different themes related to their experiences using Klarna. The meet-ups will take place in all main markets, three times per year. This is yet another step demonstrating Klarna’s commitment to get even closer to consumers and...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Dorel Blitz, Personetics
Feb11

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Dorel Blitz, Personetics

We speak with Dorel Blitz, VP Strategy & Business Development at Personetics about the background on their company, attending Paris FinTech Forum and how has the FinTech industry evolved since the start of...

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Mode selects Onfido to deliver highest degree of compliance and user experience
Feb11

Mode selects Onfido to deliver highest degree of compliance and user experience

Mode, the UK’s new mobile banking app for everyday investors to buy, store and manage Bitcoin, and Onfido, the global identity verification provider, today announced their partnership, empowering Mode’s mobile application to seamlessly verify and connect UK and European citizens to a thriving Bitcoin market. Through the new partnership, Mode expands its network of industry-leading financial technology partners, each sharing Mode’s...

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Instantly fund card payments from crypto and other sources. Contis announces first use of new product – Buffer
Feb11

Instantly fund card payments from crypto and other sources. Contis announces first use of new product – Buffer

New advance in payments technology. With Buffer, Spend.com cardholders can now use secondary crypto wallets instantly, converting to fiat at point of sale in under 2.5 seconds. Potential to shake up banking, crypto, insurance, fintech and more. With Spend.com launching in Europe, Contis announces the first use of its innovative new Buffer service. Contis is a leading provider of banking, payment and processing solutions for the future...

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Love Island for fintechs
Feb11

Love Island for fintechs

A myriad of financial services, all looking for a fintech to embrace, makes Hong Kong a great destination, says Charles Ng, Associate Director General at InvestHK THE FINTECH MAGAZINE: Can you tell us more about the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong? CHARLES NG: We have 600-plus fintech companies in Hong Kong. It’s a sector that has enjoyed amazing growth. We see that from the survey we conduct with all the co-working spaces – innovation...

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King Kong
Feb11

King Kong

Hong Kong is uniquely positioned where China meets the Western world – geographically, culturally and politically. And it’s where fintech is pushing the boundaries, as The Fintech Magazine’s Doug MacKenzie discovered Hong Kong’s annual Fintech Week might have gone under the radar due to its proximity in timing and geography to the Singapore FinTech Festival – the world’s biggest. But, given recent events in China’s special...

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Lodes of good?
Feb11

Lodes of good?

There are plenty of ideas for tech-for-good. But finding funding for something that builds social rather than financial capital is desperately hard. David Hoghton-Carter challenges fintech to put its thinking cap on I’m wearing a few different hats at the moment – fintech founder, consultant, non-exec, occasional writer and advocate – and there’s an elephant in the room that I keep noticing across my different roles. There’s a big gap...

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Why insurers should stop fearing technology
Feb11

Why insurers should stop fearing technology

Insurtech has the potential to offer new revenue streams and to even help restore the public perception of the insurance industry, as Stephanie Smith, Chief Operating  Officer at Allianz, explains to financial data experts FinTech Global The insurance industry is no stranger to using the latest technologies, giving rise to an entire new sector dubbed insurtech. The innovators in this industry are utilising blockchain, artificial...

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GSX Announces New Member Firms to Steward Listing Applications
Feb11

GSX Announces New Member Firms to Steward Listing Applications

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) has announced a number of new Member Firms including Exponential Capital & Markets Inc., Constant Capital (Seychelles) Limited, Mine Digital, and Razlin Capital Limited. GSX Member Firms are responsible for bringing listing applications to market and maintaining ongoing reporting obligations. GSX offers the benefits of listing on a regulated and recognised stock exchange, enhancing marketability...

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ACI Worldwide’s Rawan Shawar Wins ‘Rising Star’ Award at Women in Payments USA Symposium
Feb11

ACI Worldwide’s Rawan Shawar Wins ‘Rising Star’ Award at Women in Payments USA Symposium

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Rawan Shawar, senior software engineer, has been recognized at the U.S. Women in Payments Symposium, receiving the ‘Rising Star’ award for her technical excellence, leadership capabilities, mentorship and advocacy efforts. Since joining ACI, Rawan has held numerous roles in the Product Development...

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CAPITALRISE SURPASSES £25M REDEMPTION MILESTONE
Feb11

CAPITALRISE SURPASSES £25M REDEMPTION MILESTONE

CapitalRise, the prime property investment platform, has announced today that it has returned over £27m to investors since launching in 2016, with an average return of 9.4 percent per annum. In January 2019, just £5m had been returned to CapitalRise investors, but only twelve months later, the platform surpassed the £25m mark with the redemption of two development loans, taking the total to £27m. The two loans in question funded...

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TotallyMoney launches next-generation energy switching platform
Feb11

TotallyMoney launches next-generation energy switching platform

The award-winning and rapidly scaling FinTech TotallyMoney has just launched a brand-new next-generation energy switching platform. Its unique energy profile works in the background to help customers make total sense of their financial essentials so they can move on up to a better financial future. Innovation follows £29 million investment funding in early 2019 from Elliott Advisors (UK) and Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) Energy...

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Revolut launches Open Banking for all UK retail and business customers
Feb11

Revolut launches Open Banking for all UK retail and business customers

Revolut has today announced the launch of Open Banking for all UK retail and business customers. The new Open Banking feature allows UK customers to connect their external UK bank accounts to Revolut, making it possible to see all of their balances and transactions in one single app. Currently, external bank account details like account numbers, balances and transaction histories sit solely with a customer or business’ individual...

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additiv partners with QCENTRIS to accelerate digital banking transformation in key markets
Feb11

additiv partners with QCENTRIS to accelerate digital banking transformation in key markets

additiv, a leading SaaS provider for credit and wealth management, has teamed up with QCENTRIS, an IT services firm focused on implementation of digital transformation projects, as it seeks to expand its presence in key countries in Middle East and North Africa. QCENTRIS will provide implementation and delivery services for new additiv customers, particularly for new takers of its Hybrid Wealth Management and Digital Wealth Inclusion...

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Governor Software and Waymark Tech Announce Global Financial Regulatory Content Agreement.
Feb11

Governor Software and Waymark Tech Announce Global Financial Regulatory Content Agreement.

Governor Software Ltd, an innovative governance and oversight solution provider, today announced it has become a global reseller of Waymark Tech’s, global financial regulatory content, including current regulations, regulatory news and regulatory change. This agreement launches Governor Software’s Governor Reg, regulatory compliance solution onto the world stage, as Governor Reg can now support compliance teams across all financial...

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HTB chooses Ping Identity to improve security and customer experience
Feb11

HTB chooses Ping Identity to improve security and customer experience

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) today announces that it has partnered with Ping Identity to provide intelligent access for customers and brokers. This forms part of HTB’s wider strategy to improve customer and broker experience by unifying credentials across all platforms. Ping Identity will enable secure access to HTB’s products and services through multi-factor authentication. This market leading platform delivers 24/7 monitoring,...

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Liquid.com Introduces First FF Token Listing & Continuous Token Offering from Two Prime
Feb11

Liquid.com Introduces First FF Token Listing & Continuous Token Offering from Two Prime

Global cryptocurrency exchange Liquid.com (“Liquid”) announces today that Two Prime’s inaugural FF Token — the FF1 — will be live and available for trading exclusively on the exchange starting 25 February, 2020. Unlike other tokens available on the market, the majority of which are single-asset, the FF1 token will offer purchasers a type of cryptocurrency that has safeguard mechanism using a well-diversified and...

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Two thirds of IT and Telecoms workers don’t tell their employers about hidden health issue
Feb11

Two thirds of IT and Telecoms workers don’t tell their employers about hidden health issue

Two thirds of workers in the IT and Telecoms industry have a hidden health issue they’ve never disclosed to their employers, with younger employees the most likely to withhold information from their bosses, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 employees, carried out by the UK’s most trusted business healthcare provider, Benenden Health, revealed 65% of respondents working in IT and Telecoms have a health issue they have never...

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Be Invested in the Game – Media Blockchain Company BOLT Launches Stake for Users to Predict Games and Win Tokens
Feb10

Be Invested in the Game – Media Blockchain Company BOLT Launches Stake for Users to Predict Games and Win Tokens

BOLT, a blockchain-based media service, has announced the launch of ‘Stake’ – an exciting new gamification feature in their BOLT+ app that will allow users to win BOLT tokens ($BOLT) by correctly answering questions and predicting the outcome of football games.  BOLT+ is an interactive and data consumption-friendly web and mobile media platform where users can stream curated sports content as well as listen to and watch live...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Simon Paris, Finastra
Feb10

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Simon Paris, Finastra

We speak with Simon Paris, CEO at Finastra about some of the overtures Finastra are doing, ecosystem and onboarding their platform.

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Andreas Bodczek, IDnow
Feb10

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Andreas Bodczek, IDnow

We speak with Andreas Bodczek, IDnow about the background on their company, trends about AI and attending Paris FinTech forum.

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Janice Diner, Horizn
Feb10

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Janice Diner, Horizn

We speak with Janice Diner, Horizn about the background on their company and attending the event.

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13th New Age Banking Summit to look at challenges, future-forward strategies
Feb10

13th New Age Banking Summit to look at challenges, future-forward strategies

The 13th edition of the New Age Banking Summit (NABS), a leading platform for the banking and Fintech sector in the Middle East, will see nearly 200 leading bankers and technology speakers gather to discuss challenges and devise comprehensive strategies to negotiate the ever-changing banking ecosystem. The event, which will be held at Dusit Doha, Qatar, on February 12, 2020, will look at a range of topical issues like the future of...

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Tame your taxes
Feb10

Tame your taxes

ANNA expands into tax services  ANNA, the mobile business current account and financial admin app is significantly growing its suite of services.  Unveiled on Monday 10th February at an investors’ event in Shoreditch, ANNA launched new personal and business tax features that will calculate, file and pay taxes on behalf of self-employed, freelancers and small business customers. ANNA is inviting an initial set of customers to sign up...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Eugene Danilkis, Mambu
Feb10

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Eugene Danilkis, Mambu

We speak with Eugene Danilkis, Co-Founder & CEO at Mambu, about key trends at the event, attending Paris FinTech Forum and what are the key things they are looking forward to the most.

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SAS rated a Chartis credit risk 2.0 category leader
Feb10

SAS rated a Chartis credit risk 2.0 category leader

At the forefront of advanced analytics risk technologies, analytics giant SAS has been named a category leader in the Chartis RiskTech Quadrant® for Credit Risk Solutions (Banking Book). SAS’ risk management solutions help banks cover all the bases – from comprehensively and securely viewing risk at all levels, to model risk management, to summarising and visualising tangible results for key stakeholder decisioning. Chartis highlights...

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Andrew Howell, on What Changed In Retail Post Financial Crash
Feb10

Andrew Howell, on What Changed In Retail Post Financial Crash

Douglas MacKenzie speaks with Andrew Howell at Valitor about what has changed in retail, post-financial crash.

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SteelEye secures $10m in growth capital in round led by Eight Roads
Feb10

SteelEye secures $10m in growth capital in round led by Eight Roads

SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm, has raised $10m in Series A funding in a round led by the FinTech Strategic Investments team at Eight Roads, the proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, alongside existing investor Illuminate Financial. This takes the total amount raised by SteelEye to $20m to date. SteelEye was established in October 2017 to reduce the complexity and cost of compliance and to enable...

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HISCOX INTRODUCES SMART WATER LEAK TECHNOLOGY
Feb10

HISCOX INTRODUCES SMART WATER LEAK TECHNOLOGY

Specialist insurer Hiscox today announces a partnership with LeakBot, the smart water leak alarm, to provide its leading leak detection system to customers1. Helping to protect homes from water damage in the event of a leak, the partnership will make Hiscox the first UK insurer to offer a free Leakbot to all new and existing buildings insurance customers. With the average cost of damage caused by escape of water estimated to be...

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Snowflake announces $479 Million in Funding, Raising the Company’s Valuation to $12.4B
Feb10

Snowflake announces $479 Million in Funding, Raising the Company’s Valuation to $12.4B

Dragoneer and new strategic partner, Salesforce co-lead Series G funding round Snowflake, the cloud data platform, today announced $479 million in additional growth funding co-led by new investors, Dragoneer Investment Group and Salesforce Ventures. Existing Snowflake investors, including Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia, and Sutter Hill Ventures, are also participating in the round....

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Meet Your Future Investment Opportunity in Dublin at the 0100 Conference
Feb10

Meet Your Future Investment Opportunity in Dublin at the 0100 Conference

The 4th edition of exclusive Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference returns to Dublin this April. To celebrate past successes and offer new perspectives, 0100 Conferences organizes the 4th edition of its VC&PE event in Dublin on April 29th, 2020, at Alex Hotel, in the Dublin city center.  With Ireland now established as one of the EU hubs for private equity fund management, the conference brings together leading European...

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Temenos Included in the FTSE4Good Index Series as a Result of Strong Environmental, Social and Governance Practices
Feb10

Temenos Included in the FTSE4Good Index Series as a Result of Strong Environmental, Social and Governance Practices

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced it has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, created by the global index provider FTSE Russell. Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series denotes Temenos’ strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, which form part of its wider strategy to promote a culture of sustainability, responsibility and ethics across the business and its operations. The FTSE4Good...

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T. Rowe Price, Allianz Global Investors, Schroders, Credit Suisse International and Exane BNP Paribas join Plato Partnership
Feb10

T. Rowe Price, Allianz Global Investors, Schroders, Credit Suisse International and Exane BNP Paribas join Plato Partnership

Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit company bringing real innovation to today’s European equites marketplace, is excited to announce that T. Rowe Price, Allianz Global Investors, Schroders, Credit Suisse International and Exane BNP Paribas are now members of the Partnership. As five of the leading players in the modern equities marketplace, the participation of these new joiners marks the end of a milestone year for Plato...

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Starling Bank raises £60 million and gives shares to all employees
Feb10

Starling Bank raises £60 million and gives shares to all employees

Starling Bank, the leading UK digital bank, has raised £60 million from its existing investors, Merian Global Investors and JTC. The investment will bring the total raised by Starling to £323 million and follows two funding rounds of £105 million in aggregate led by Merian in 2019. Starling has opened 1.25 million accounts for consumers and small businesses, since launching its banking app in May 2017. It now holds more than £1.25...

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Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank and Xceptor today announced their partnership to automate the bank’s core processes in Indonesia, as part of its broader optimization and digitization strategy.
Feb10

Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank and Xceptor today announced their partnership to automate the bank’s core processes in Indonesia, as part of its broader optimization and digitization strategy.

Xceptor provides AI-enabled data centric automation software to easily automate processes thereby driving productivity and operational efficiency. As part of this partnership, Xceptor will help to automate reconciliations with multiple external parties for the bank’s Securities Services business. Computation of various components of tax such as Capital Gains and Withholding tax will also be transformed with the use of Xceptor. The...

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Fintech startup EasyEuro raises US$4 million funding to launch a Neobank for cross-border SME traders between Europe and Asia
Feb10

Fintech startup EasyEuro raises US$4 million funding to launch a Neobank for cross-border SME traders between Europe and Asia

Paris and Shenzhen based Fintech startup, EasyEuro, offering digital banking services to SME trading between Europe and Asia – with initial focus on China, has announced the completion of a US$4 million pre-A funding round. This round of financing is mainly to be used to accelerate company growth in product development, talent recruitment and market expansion. China and Europe are the largest trading partners in the world....

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Vietnam in banking’s fast lane
Feb07

Vietnam in banking’s fast lane

With demand for banking services in Southeast  Asia increasing rapidly as populations and economies grow, RBR’s flagship conference Self-Service Banking Asia 2020 will explore how innovation in banking can transform growth challenges into new opportunities. We caught up with Gillian Shaw, the conference producer, to find out more about the region’s hot topics and what we can expect from the event The Fintech Magazine: Why will this...

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Cash in the community
Feb07

Cash in the community

Ron Delnevo, Chairman of Cash and Card World, argues that hard currency qualifies as a public utility, so important is it to everyday life I have been making the case for a number of years that having only one access point for cash in any community is not an adequate provision. I reiterated this point at a round table event, sponsored by the UK Payment Systems Regulator In October 2019, only to have someone jump up to claim that...

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