XERO REVAMPS PAYMENTS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES PAY AND GET PAID FASTER THAN EVER
Nov13

XERO REVAMPS PAYMENTS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES PAY AND GET PAID FASTER THAN EVER

Xero, the global small business platform, today announced major enhancements to payments on the platform, making it easier than ever for small businesses to set up card and debit payments for customer invoices, pay multiple bills quickly, and reconcile everything against their accounting ledger. Unveiled at Xerocon London 2019, where over 3,000 accountants, bookkeepers and partners have gathered, the announcements include: Pay and...

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Mesh and Visa Collaborate on a Supplier First B2B Virtual Commercial Card Payment Service
Nov13

Mesh and Visa Collaborate on a Supplier First B2B Virtual Commercial Card Payment Service

Mesh, today announced a collaboration with Visa to help suppliers and service providers around the world accept payment using Visa virtual prepaid commercial cards while benefiting from the speed, simplicity and transparency of the Mesh payment platform.  Consumer payments are easy – click, tap or swipe, and you’re done. But for global businesses, it’s not that simple. Traditional cross-border payments are often slow, with very little...

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London FinTech company BLEND Network to become a one-stop shop for property developers looking to finance their projects
Nov13

London FinTech company BLEND Network to become a one-stop shop for property developers looking to finance their projects

BLEND Network, the leading property investment platform specialising in providing development finance to experienced property developers outside London is pleased to announce that it has agreed a partnership with Aprao. The partnership will enhance its borrowers’ customer journey by streamlining the appraisal process and making the lending process faster. Aprao is a young and ambitious PropTech company leading the way in property...

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Mario Aransay, Santander on technology
Nov13

Mario Aransay, Santander on technology

We speak with Mario Aransay, Santander about how is Santander looking to leverage this technology.

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NIUM launches digital cross-border payments platform in Indonesia
Nov13

NIUM launches digital cross-border payments platform in Indonesia

Consolidating its strong position in the digital cross-border payments space in Southeast Asia, the recently-rebranded NIUM (formerly, InstaReM) has received the Fund Transfers license from the Bank Indonesia. With NIUM’s innovative payments platform, retail consumers, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Financial Institutions and the other payment service providers in Indonesia can look forward to a seamless digital experience...

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iBanFirst unveils pioneering technological stack to make it easier for businesses to manage foreign exchange payments
Nov13

iBanFirst unveils pioneering technological stack to make it easier for businesses to manage foreign exchange payments

Leading global financial services provider focuses efforts on designing an innovative customer-centric solution that enables the rapid deployment of services in companies and sets it apart from traditional banks and their outdated systems iBanFirst, global financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders, unveils its technological solution to meet the challenges faced by companies’ financial departments, and the...

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Loans, shopping, and rewards – Top 3 things crypto is not good enough for
Nov13

Loans, shopping, and rewards – Top 3 things crypto is not good enough for

Cryptocurrencies may be a marvel of modern fintech, but there are still things that they’re simply not good enough for. They may be one of the best investment options today when comparing them to Forex and stocks but considering them in other industries we immediately see the shortcomings of this technology or a digital asset as many governments like to refer to it. In this article, I’d like to showcase three industries or activities...

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temtum’s Super-Fast Web Wallet to Power Crypto Payments between Internet-Connected Devices
Nov13

temtum’s Super-Fast Web Wallet to Power Crypto Payments between Internet-Connected Devices

temtum (temtum.com), the efficient, quantum-secure, ultra-fast, and environmentally friendly cryptocurrency, today announced the launch of the temtum web wallet. The temtum web wallet is the first online wallet for storing the temtum cryptocurrency (TEM), advancing the company’s mission to allow any internet-connected device, from phones to cars, to conduct transactions. The temtum network was designed as a new architecture built from...

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HID Global Risk-Based User Authentication Solution Goes Live on Temenos MarketPlace
Nov13

HID Global Risk-Based User Authentication Solution Goes Live on Temenos MarketPlace

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has collaborated with Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, to integrate HID’s risk-based authentication solution with Temenos Infinity, a breakthrough digital front office product, and Temenos T24 Transact, the next generation in core banking. The joint offering, available on-premise or in the cloud, provides an agile, simplified path to...

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Symphony and Identitii partnership to add auditable information sharing to Symphony’s collaboration platform
Nov13

Symphony and Identitii partnership to add auditable information sharing to Symphony’s collaboration platform

Identitii Limited (Identitii, Company) (ASX:ID8), the FinTech reducing last mile payment hold ups for banks and corporates, announces it has partnered with Symphony Communication Services, LLC (Symphony) to integrate its Overlay+ platform that enables secure and auditable data sharing, with Symphony’s leading global markets collaboration platform tool. The combined solution will enable Symphony’s 450,000 licenced users to securely...

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ClauseMatch helps facilitate Revolut’s Singapore launch
Nov13

ClauseMatch helps facilitate Revolut’s Singapore launch

ClauseMatch, the regulatory technology company that helps financial institutions automate governance, risk and compliance processes across jurisdictions, has announced details of how its partnership with Revolut helped facilitate the fintech’s Singapore roll-out. Revolut, global fintech and one of Europe’s fastest-growing private tech companies, described how its use of ClauseMatch’s compliance technology aided its expansion in...

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Robocash Group reached the milestone of $ 500 million issued loans
Nov13

Robocash Group reached the milestone of $ 500 million issued loans

n the third quarter of 2019, the cumulative volume of consumer financing granted by lending companies of the financial holding Robocash Group amounted to $ 500 million. The group continued to strengthen its position in the Asian market. Showing a 92% increase year-over-year in the volume of the issued loans in the first nine months in 2019, the company has targeted to hit $ 294 million by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the number of...

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GLOBAL PROCESSING SERVICES LAUNCHES APAC HUB IN SINGAPORE
Nov13

GLOBAL PROCESSING SERVICES LAUNCHES APAC HUB IN SINGAPORE

Today, leading payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), announces the launch of its APAC hub in Singapore. Announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival, GPS has chosen Singapore as its new regional headquarters to best support its existing clients and leading regional banking providers through its Apex platform.    At the epicenter of Europe’s fintech revolution, GPS is recognised as the tech behind the tech, having...

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Caspian partners with CoinRoutes to become leading algorithm provider in crypto
Nov13

Caspian partners with CoinRoutes to become leading algorithm provider in crypto

Caspian, the full-stack crypto trading and portfolio management platform for institutional investors and sophisticated traders, today announced it will partner with CoinRoutes to offer their sophisticated trading algorithms to the market. The new partnership will enable CoinRoutes clients to gain access to Caspian’s leading suite of institutional grade trading solutions that include: OEMS, PMS, ability to trade derivatives, and...

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Mojo Mortgages announces partnership with Credit Kudos
Nov13

Mojo Mortgages announces partnership with Credit Kudos

Online mortgage broker, Mojo Mortgages, has partnered with Credit Kudos to announce the launch of MortgageScore™, a market-first service for thousands of first time buyers who want to get on the property ladder. Bringing transparency and openness to a secret market For first time buyers, purchasing a home has never been harder, with barriers such as raising a deposit, poor credit ratings and house prices that have risen faster than...

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MyChargeBack Warns Consumers to Beware Online Holiday Shopping, Auction, Charity, and Travel Scams
Nov13

MyChargeBack Warns Consumers to Beware Online Holiday Shopping, Auction, Charity, and Travel Scams

In advance of the coming holiday season, MyChargeBack, the world leader in fund recovery for victims of online scams, is warning consumers that scammers are ready and waiting to cash in on their purchases. In particular, this year MyChargeBack advises to look out for URL redirects that point to fake “mirror” websites that duplicate the content, look, and function of their legitimate counterparts. “In the United...

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Ed Adshead-Grant, on Open Banking use cases
Nov12

Ed Adshead-Grant, on Open Banking use cases

We speak with Ed Adshead-Grant, Bottomline Technologies about Open Banking use cases.

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Halt! Who goes there?
Nov12

Halt! Who goes there?

Zac Cohen, General Manager of Trulioo, explains how companies can protect themselves against a growing army of imposters, while extending financial inclusion to those who legitimately need it Global identity verification provider Trulioo is already able to validate some five billion people in more than 100 countries – and its reach is only growing as its market expands. The fintech recently entered Georgia, Qatar, Iceland and Bahrain...

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Dennis Khoo, UOB on the idea of tomorrow
Nov12

Dennis Khoo, UOB on the idea of tomorrow

We speak with Dennis Khoo, UOB about where did the idea of tomorrow come from and why did they decide to launch in Thailand.

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Sean Ringsted, Chubb on their partnerships in Latin America
Nov12

Sean Ringsted, Chubb on their partnerships in Latin America

We speak with Sean Ringsted, Chubb about their partnerships in Latin America.

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DriveWealth Partners with Bamboo to Bring Nigerian Investors Easy Access To U.S Stock Market
Nov12

DriveWealth Partners with Bamboo to Bring Nigerian Investors Easy Access To U.S Stock Market

 DriveWealth, LLC, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, today announced a partnership with Bamboo, a digital investment platform that gives Nigerians real-time access to invest in or trade over 3,500 stocks listed on the U.S. stock market or their local exchanges, directly from their mobile phones or computers. Bamboo CEO Richmond Bassey said that Bamboo is “on a mission to even out the playing field for access to...

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Future Digital Gold Award for Banking Circle
Nov12

Future Digital Gold Award for Banking Circle

Banking Circle has been named as a Gold winner in the Juniper Research Future Digital Award for Payment Innovation: Best B2B Payment Platform. Banking Circle is a next-generation provider of financial services infrastructure that is leading the rise of a super-correspondent banking network and increasing financial inclusion. Juniper Research has been delivering thought leadership and analysis in the Fintech and Payment industries for...

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FreedomPay announces an agreement with Marriott International
Nov12

FreedomPay announces an agreement with Marriott International

FreedomPay, an innovative leader in commerce technologies, today announced an agreement with Marriott International to adopt FreedomPay’s award winning commerce platform to be used across Marriott’s lodging portfolio beginning in the United States and Canada and expanding into other global regions. The agreement couples a technology powerhouse that is recognized as the technology engine for many of the world’s leading brands across...

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TheIMPACT Launched at London Digital Impact Week
Nov12

TheIMPACT Launched at London Digital Impact Week

By Fintech Worldwide and Molinari Media, PBC Fintech Worldwide today announced a partnership with the New York based Molinari Media, PBC to launch TheIMPACT television and social media platform.  TheIMPACT will be global and focus on bringing stories on how digital technologies and digital assets are creating social impact and accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals globally.  It is a new initiative that...

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Emmanuel de Rességuier & Raphael Barisaac, UniCredit on authentication
Nov12

Emmanuel de Rességuier & Raphael Barisaac, UniCredit on authentication

We speak with Emmanuel de Rességuier & Raphael Barisaac, UniCredit about strong authentication.

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Migros Genève becomes a significant shareholder of Geneva fintech b-sharpe, a key Swiss player in online currency exchange, and will support its development.
Nov12

Migros Genève becomes a significant shareholder of Geneva fintech b-sharpe, a key Swiss player in online currency exchange, and will support its development.

The cooperative Migros Genève and b-sharpe SA, a key Swiss player in online currency exchange offering preferential rates, have today announced the signing of a strategic and financial partnership. This alliance, the first of its kind in Switzerland, opens up new opportunities for the two companies who, as they roll out the b-sharpe solution, are looking to respond to the current and future challenges of the currency exchange market....

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Money20/20 USA 2019: Andrew Harper, Meniga
Nov12

Money20/20 USA 2019: Andrew Harper, Meniga

We speak with Andrew Harper, Meniga about the challenges in the US market and building brand awareness at the event.

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InCloudCounsel Enhances Leading Solution for Routine Legal Work with Advancements in AI
Nov12

InCloudCounsel Enhances Leading Solution for Routine Legal Work with Advancements in AI

InCloudCounsel, a legal technology company with a scalable, end-to-end solution that frees companies from routine legal work, has announced two new software automation enhancements powered by proprietary research in AI and machine learning. These advancements assist the expert freelance lawyers negotiating agreements on InCloudCounsel’s platform to work more efficiently and produce higher quality work. The news demonstrates...

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Hong Kong Fintech Week spotlights digital asset regulation, virtual banking, future technologies and FintechHK Global Competition final
Nov12

Hong Kong Fintech Week spotlights digital asset regulation, virtual banking, future technologies and FintechHK Global Competition final

The fourth annual Hong Kong Fintech Week ended last Friday (November 8) after five packed days that combined innovation lab visits, industry-driven side events and education, with a showpiece event at AsiaWorld-Expo comprising sessions on key aspects of financial technology, including virtual banks and future technologies, with regulator announcements, presentations, curated networking and the FintechHK Global Competition. All the...

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Funding Options partners with DueDil to reimagine how SMEs access funding
Nov12

Funding Options partners with DueDil to reimagine how SMEs access funding

Funding Options, the marketplace for business finance, has partnered with predictive company intelligence platform, DueDil, to simplify its customer journey and speed up finance applications. The DueDil Funding Options partnership aims to improve financing outcomes for customers by improving the fit between customer and lender and speeding up the application process. DueDil uses proprietary matching technology to link billions of...

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EY launches UK first ‘TaxChat’ – a quick, easy and cost effective digital solution for completing Self Assessment
Nov12

EY launches UK first ‘TaxChat’ – a quick, easy and cost effective digital solution for completing Self Assessment

EY has launched an innovative, on-demand tax service to help individuals complete their UK Self Assessment tax returns. EY TaxChat connects individuals with EY tax professionals in an easy-to-use digital environment, via app or online, making the process faster, easier and cost-efficient. Why it was devised 11.5m UK tax payers were required to complete Self Assessment in 2019, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). However, EY...

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NatWest announces integration with Xero
Nov12

NatWest announces integration with Xero

NatWest has today announced a new technology integration with global accountancy software provider Xero, which will allow its subscribers to access a NatWest financing service directly from the Xero platform. Using Single Sign On (SSO) technology, Xero users will have direct access to NatWest’s Rapid Cash service, which provides businesses with a flexible line of credit to cover unpaid invoices for up to £500,000, offering greater...

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Oodle Car Finance Appoints Equiniti Credit Services as Standby Servicer Following £350m Securitisation
Nov12

Oodle Car Finance Appoints Equiniti Credit Services as Standby Servicer Following £350m Securitisation

Oodle Car Finance has appointed Equiniti Credit Services (EQCS), the UK’s leading consumer credit technology and outsourced services provider, as its standby servicer following the successful completion of its first asset-backed securitisation, worth £350 million. The oversubscribed transaction saw the fast-growing, online, used-car finance provider attract demand from 14 European and international bond investors. With EQCS in place...

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Truphone and Movius partner to build new fintech product for financial compliance
Nov12

Truphone and Movius partner to build new fintech product for financial compliance

Today at Singapore Fintech Festival, Truphone will announce a partnership with Movius, an emerging leader in cloud-based secure mobile communications software, to enhance its world-class finance mobility product suite. Like many industries, global financial services companies are mobilizing their workforce and seeking innovative ways for employees to securely interact with their customers using the preferred communication vehicles of...

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Money20/20 USA 2019: Lance Hood, Neustar
Nov12

Money20/20 USA 2019: Lance Hood, Neustar

We speak with Lance Hood, Neustar about challenges with fraud, the balance between security and customer experience.

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BOPUS & Online Ordering Causes Surge of Restaurant Industry Chargebacks
Nov12

BOPUS & Online Ordering Causes Surge of Restaurant Industry Chargebacks

Impossible Burgers and boba tea are popular trends right now in the restaurant scene. However, nothing in the last decade has impacted the way we dine as significantly as online ordering. The “buy online, pick up in store” sales model (BOPUS, as it’s commonly known) involves merchants leveraging their web presence, often in the form of proprietary apps. The result is a faster, more convenient experience for customers, and greater...

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MarketFinance set to transform  business lending industry
Nov12

MarketFinance set to transform business lending industry

MarketInvoice has today updated its name to MarketFinance. The fintech business lender established in 2011, has provided over £2.6 billion in lending to thousands of UK businesses. Using its proprietary technology and risk engine, coupled with a personalised service to enhance the lending experience, MarketFinance has enabled businesses to seamlessly access credit lines to suit their needs and fulfil their growth ambitions....

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Avaloq’s e-banking solution live with another bank
Nov12

Avaloq’s e-banking solution live with another bank

Avaloq’s e-banking solution is now in operation at Thurgauer Kantonalbank (TKB). E-banking has been integrated into the bank’s existing customer portal, providing a comprehensive solution for end customers. TKB is one of Avaloq’s longest standing clients, having worked with the Swiss fintech since 2005. Avaloq’s e-banking solution has been fully integrated into TKB’s OLIVIA customer portal. The portal was already based on the Avaloq...

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Banking will be personalised to individuals, replacing traditional product sales and service
Nov12

Banking will be personalised to individuals, replacing traditional product sales and service

Banks will need to strike balance between technology innovation and risk mitigation · Technology and data will enable banks to serve customers in a hyper-personalised and automated way, but at the same time they will need to address risks around data and new areas of financial crime · Customers will take much more control of their own personal data through digital ID profiles · Banks could become the ‘trust brokers’ in the management...

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Fluidly launches free version of its AI-powered cashflow software
Nov12

Fluidly launches free version of its AI-powered cashflow software

Fintech startup Fluidly has launched Fluidly Lite, a free version of its AI-powered cashflow forecasting software. Fluidly Lite features a 90-day forecast and various tools to help business owners understand their financial position, monitor debt and identify actions to take next. Fluidly has also launched its reimagined credit control tool, Intelligent Chase, which is included in the Fluidly Lite offering. Intelligent Chase provides...

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DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF WOMEN COMPARED TO MEN ARE INTERESTED IN INVESTING  IN ALTERNATIVE FINANCE PRODUCTS
Nov12

DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF WOMEN COMPARED TO MEN ARE INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN ALTERNATIVE FINANCE PRODUCTS

Factors likely to include alternative finance firms often having a stronger purpose and cooler brands that appeal in particular to younger generations of women Findings are in contrast to a fear of failure among women and their overall more risk-averse approach to investment which has resulted in a £15bn gender investment gap BLEND Network calls for creation of supportive networks, a better balanced wealth management sector and plans...

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Swiss clients can now officially open an account with an integrated bank focusing on digital assets
Nov12

Swiss clients can now officially open an account with an integrated bank focusing on digital assets

SEBA Bank AG (formerly SEBA Crypto AG) is fully operational just 18 months after its foundation and a few weeks after being granted a banking licence by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. After an onboarding phase with a designated customer group, SEBA has now officially started the onboarding of customers based in Switzerland. Its comprehensive banking services are aimed at banks, asset managers, pension funds,...

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CAPITALRISE SECURES FUNDING FROM REVOLT VENTURES
Nov12

CAPITALRISE SECURES FUNDING FROM REVOLT VENTURES

CapitalRise, the prime property investment platform, has secured the backing of Revolt Ventures. Revolt has provided £1 million equity funding to accelerate the growth of the business. This follows CapitalRise’s highly successful Seedrs crowdfunding raise earlier this year and brings the total funds raised in this round to £3.3 million. Revolt Ventures is the venture capital arm of multibillion-dollar real estate investment manager,...

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BFS Capital Names Brian Simmons as Chief Operating Officer
Nov12

BFS Capital Names Brian Simmons as Chief Operating Officer

BFS Capital, a leader in small business lending, today announced the appointment of Brian Simmons as Chief Operating Officer. Simmons will join the executive team reporting to the company’s CEO Mark Ruddock. Simmons comes to BFS Capital with more than 15 years of experience scaling venture-backed companies across North America, Europe and Africa. Before joining BFS Capital he held senior leadership roles at several hospitality,...

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Offline Payments App Selected as Winning Prototype at Biggest-Ever Temenos Innovation Hackathon
Nov12

Offline Payments App Selected as Winning Prototype at Biggest-Ever Temenos Innovation Hackathon

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced the winners of the largest Temenos Innovation Hackathon to-date, which used the extensive ecosystem of open APIs available on its Developer Portal. The winning team was recognized for its highly innovative offline payments app out of 157 participating teams made up of almost 800 participants from Temenos development teams across offices in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The...

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Interswitch and Visa enter into strategic partnership
Nov12

Interswitch and Visa enter into strategic partnership

Interswitch Limited (“Interswitch” or the “Company”), a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitisation of payments in Nigeria and other countries in Africa, and Visa Inc. (“Visa”), the world leader in digital payments, today announced a strategic partnership that will further advance the digital payments ecosystem across Africa.  As part of the agreement, Visa will acquire a significant minority equity stake in...

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Responsible credit scoring FinTech CredoLab bags ASEAN FinTech award at Singapore Fintech Festival 2019
Nov12

Responsible credit scoring FinTech CredoLab bags ASEAN FinTech award at Singapore Fintech Festival 2019

CredoLab, a Singapore-based developer of bank-grade digital credit scorecards based on anonymous smartphone metadata, has been awarded the ASEAN FinTech award (Open category) by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS). The award was handed out yesterday evening at the Singapore Fintech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH).  CredoLab edged out 245...

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SPS offer is fully aligned with the marketing needs of Fintech and traditional issuers of payment cards
Nov12

SPS offer is fully aligned with the marketing needs of Fintech and traditional issuers of payment cards

SPS, a world leader in contactless and dual interface card manufacturing technologies, supports Fintech as well as traditional financial institutions in reinforcing their customer relationship, by bringing them differentiation means and ways to satisfy the most demanding cardholders. In an always more competitive market, financial institutions are increasingly in need of differentiation when it comes to their payment cards. Typically,...

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Revolut bolsters senior team, appointing Martin Gilbert as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Nov12

Revolut bolsters senior team, appointing Martin Gilbert as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Revolut has today announced the appointment of Martin Gilbert as its Non-Executive Chairman, as the fast growing fintech continues to strengthen its senior leadership team in line with future growth plans. In recent months, Revolut has signed new global deals with Visa and Mastercard, expanded into Australia and Singapore, and opened one million new accounts in October. Martin, the former Co-Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen,...

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Codel joins the IOWA.rocks rapidly expanding partner community
Nov12

Codel joins the IOWA.rocks rapidly expanding partner community

IOWA.rocks, the new financial data marketplace today welcomes Codel into their rapidly expanding partner community. Codel’s CODELMARK provides an immutable audit trail, together with a series of applications which enables users to protect and control data and to prove integrity and validity. The IOWA.rocks collaborative partner ecosystem brings together content creators, content consumers and innovative technology partners into one...

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