RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Stuart Allison, Alogent
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Stuart Allison, Alogent

We talk to Stuart Allison, Alogent about their success, their work in the financial service and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Morten Jorgensen, RBR
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Morten Jorgensen, RBR

We talk to Morten Jorgensen, RBR about their work throughout the year, the event and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Mark Aldred, Auriga
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Mark Aldred, Auriga

We talk to Mark Aldred, Auriga about the event, their branches, customers and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Matt Phillips, Diebold Nixdorf
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Matt Phillips, Diebold Nixdorf

We talk to Matt Phillips, Diebold Nixdorf about the event, customer needs, their company and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: James White, Allen International
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: James White, Allen International

We talk to James White, Allen International about their work over the few years, clients, customer and more! https://vimeo.com/305974241

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Martyn Atkinson, Metro Bank on what are the big challenges with IT at the moment
Dec12

Martyn Atkinson, Metro Bank on what are the big challenges with IT at the moment

We talk to Martyn Atkinson Chief Information Officer at Metro Bank about the big challenges with IT at the...

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Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on banks improving their customer experience
Dec12

Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on banks improving their customer experience

Mark Bradbury, Founder at Apply Financial talks about what benefits are the banks starting to see from improving their customer experience.

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Kingdom of Bahrain Eyes Global Leadership in Open Banking
Dec12

Kingdom of Bahrain Eyes Global Leadership in Open Banking

Signalling the pace at which the Kingdom of Bahrain is embracing the new era of open banking, in just one week the Kingdom’s regulator, the Central Bank of Bahrain, has mandated open banking adoption for Bahraini retail banks that provide online banking services to their customers[1] and provided an in-principle confirmation to the first domestic open banking infrastructure provider, Almoayed Technologies.[2] Since April 2018, in...

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PARIS BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT: FIRST INTERNATIONAL EVENT DEDICATED TO THE BLOCKCHAIN INDUSTRY 10 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION OF BITCOIN.
Dec12

PARIS BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT: FIRST INTERNATIONAL EVENT DEDICATED TO THE BLOCKCHAIN INDUSTRY 10 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION OF BITCOIN.

Paris Blockchain Summit is the largest event of its kind in France. The event will gather major international key players of the Blockchain ecosystem including well-known influencers, investors, government representatives, blockchain developers, law firms and service providers. For the first edition, Paris Blockchain Summit will occur in an atypical place in Paris, La Palmeraie: 1500 m² of exhibition and conference area surrounded by...

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SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt has notified the Board of his intention to step down at the end of June 2019, after seven years in the role.
Dec12

SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt has notified the Board of his intention to step down at the end of June 2019, after seven years in the role.

“Gottfried’s tenure has been remarkable”, says SWIFT Chairman Yawar Shah. “During his time as CEO, the industry has faced unprecedented change and challenges, but under his leadership SWIFT has transformed itself to become a much stronger, more modern and agile organisation that is now driving change across the industry. As CEO, Gottfried has ensured SWIFT remains on a sound financial footing, reinforced SWIFT’s risk and security...

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Stuart Doignie appointed Head of SME Banking at Starling Bank
Dec12

Stuart Doignie appointed Head of SME Banking at Starling Bank

Starling Bank, the leading mobile-only bank, today announces the appointment of Stuart Doignie as head of SME Banking. Stuart brings with him 18 years of industry experience in business and consumer lending, fraud prevention and a keen interest in motor sport (he is a current UK National Drag Racing Champion.) He joins Starling from Ezbob, a leader in the Lending-as-a-Service market, where he served as Chief Risk Officer. At Ezbob,...

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Center for Financial Professionals announces new FinTech Research and Advisory Board
Dec12

Center for Financial Professionals announces new FinTech Research and Advisory Board

The Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro), a leading international research organization for the finance industry, has announced the launch of the FinTech 250 research program. Furthermore, CeFPro has announced the formation of its FinTech Advisory Board, a group of over sixty industry experts, to provide independent insight and rigor in evaluating key market trends and ranking FinTech companies. FinTech Advisory Board member...

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Protean Risk launches exclusive fintech insurance product
Dec12

Protean Risk launches exclusive fintech insurance product

Protean Risk, a specialist fintech insurance broker, has launched a new and comprehensive insurance product designed to target key operational risks impacting the sector – broadly categorised as theft, fraud, negligence, data compromise, and cyber-attacks – thus offering significantly more extensive protection than other insurance policies traditionally available. By combining previously separate policies into one seamless policy,...

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New State Street Research Reveals Almost Half of Institutional Investors Cite Emerging Technology as Key to Growth
Dec12

New State Street Research Reveals Almost Half of Institutional Investors Cite Emerging Technology as Key to Growth

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced today the publication of its latest study, New Routes to Growth[1], which surveyed more than 500 global asset managers, asset owners and insurance companies to understand the challenges they face in achieving their growth objectives. This is the second annual Growth study led by State Street. The results of the survey show that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of institutional investors...

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PERFECT BANKING SOLUTION FOR PERFECTCARD
Dec12

PERFECT BANKING SOLUTION FOR PERFECTCARD

PerfectCard, the FinTech provider of employee reward and corporate expense solutions, has joined Banking Circle to streamline payment reconciliation. Financial utility, Banking Circle, provides ground-breaking financial services infrastructure, helping banks and FinTechs to provide their customers with fast and cost-effective banking and payment solutions, without having to make significant investment in in-house systems. PerfectCard,...

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Lancor Scientific proves the use of a digital token for global blockchain-based cancer screening
Dec12

Lancor Scientific proves the use of a digital token for global blockchain-based cancer screening

Early detection cancer screening start-up Lancor Scientific has validated an integrated system that will provide users with a seamless journey whilst they conduct cancer screenings, using its digital token. London-based Lancor Scientific has tested and linked the use of its smart-contract-driven Medici token to its global blockchain-based cancer registry – the Lancor Blockchain Platform (LBP). For the first time, people from all...

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PiggyBank honoured as UK Complaint Handling Finalists
Dec12

PiggyBank honoured as UK Complaint Handling Finalists

Having had a successful year of award nominations and wins PiggyBank, owned by the Bournemouth-based fintech company DJS (UK) Limited, has been shortlisted as a finalist at the UK Complaint Handling Awards 2019. The UK Complaint Handling Awards is the only programme in this country to recognise the organisations who are dedicated to successful complaint handling. They present the opportunity to celebrate and share techniques and...

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iwoca adds Barclays and HSBC to Open Banking connections
Dec12

iwoca adds Barclays and HSBC to Open Banking connections

iwoca,the UK’s fastest growing small business lender, today announces it has connected to Barclays and HSBC banks under Open Banking. This expands the number of Open Banking connections offered by iwoca to three, including Lloyds Bank, and will enable more than 60 percent of the lender’s customers to take advantage of the Open Banking service. Open Banking is the new regulation which allows customers to give verified third-parties...

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KAS BANK highlights cost transparency, ESG and CDC as key trends for 2019
Dec12

KAS BANK highlights cost transparency, ESG and CDC as key trends for 2019

1. Cost Transparency 2018 has been a pivotal year for cost transparency, culminating with the announcement of the Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI), aligning the PLSA, Investment Association and the Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board to take forward the valuable work done by the FCA Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).  The next big challenge is for the industry to agree on the final template and hash out some...

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Brave New Coin and Chainlink Bring New and Improved Crypto Tools to Institutions and Enterprises
Dec12

Brave New Coin and Chainlink Bring New and Improved Crypto Tools to Institutions and Enterprises

Brave New Coin (BNC), a leading provider of high-value cryptocurrency market data, has announced that its data integration with Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network that connects smart contracts with real-world data, is facilitating new applications across complex financial and legal instruments to meet growing demand from institutions and enterprise. Facilitating higher levels of responsiveness for smart contracts deployed in...

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Temenos acquires US-headquartered SaaS vendor Avoka to strengthen its leading Digital Front Office banking product
Dec12

Temenos acquires US-headquartered SaaS vendor Avoka to strengthen its leading Digital Front Office banking product

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announces it has agreed to acquire Avoka, a leader in digital customer acquisition and onboarding, subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition further strengthens the Temenos Digital Front Office product, which has over 300 banking clients and has been recognized as a leader by top analyst houses such as Forrester and Ovum. The Avoka platform will be integrated with the...

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Worldline scores 87/100 and confirms a steady improvement of its extra-financial performance
Dec12

Worldline scores 87/100 and confirms a steady improvement of its extra-financial performance

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, announces that it has obtained a score of 87/100 as part of its evaluation by the Gaia Rating, which distinguishes the most successful French companies in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  Gaining one point over last year and nearly ten points since its first evaluation in 2015, Worldline continues its upward...

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Growth Street fuels growth in 2019 with new business development appointments
Dec12

Growth Street fuels growth in 2019 with new business development appointments

Alternative finance specialist Growth Street has announced the appointment of two new business development professionals as the firm targets significant growth in 2019. Rob Kelly has been appointed as Head of Sales (South), and Rhys Price joins the company as Business Development Manager (North). Rob will work from Growth Street’s London headquarters, while Rhys will expand Growth Street’s presence in the North West, working from...

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Blockchain banking with the Safety and Convenience of a German Bank Account StartsToday
Dec12

Blockchain banking with the Safety and Convenience of a German Bank Account StartsToday

No bank has done this before: Starting today, Germany’s cryptocurrency flagship company Bitwala is offering Europe’s first banking solution for early adopters and mainstream users of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It is the first time ever, that users can manage both Bitcoin and Euro deposits in one place with the safety and convenience of a German bank account. Bitwala is now starting to onboard 40,000 customers who previously...

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Omnio Appoints Keith Richbell To Head Its Australian Team
Dec12

Omnio Appoints Keith Richbell To Head Its Australian Team

Omnio Group, a banking and payment services provider formed by the merger of Payment Cloud Technologies (PCT) and Tuxedo Money Solutions, has welcomed payment industry leader Keith Richbell as Chairman of the group’s Australian business. Richbell has more than 35 years’ industry experience, working across retail banking, foreign exchange, real-time and card payments, as well as FinTech. He has worked for major international brands,...

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Banco BNI Europa and Belgian Fintech EDEBEX celebrate the first anniversary of the partnership to support Portuguese SMEs extending it to a new partner: Moloni – Online Billing Software
Dec12

Banco BNI Europa and Belgian Fintech EDEBEX celebrate the first anniversary of the partnership to support Portuguese SMEs extending it to a new partner: Moloni – Online Billing Software

Banco BNI Europa and Edebex celebrated in November the first anniversary of the partnership that makes available an online platform for the purchase and sale of invoices to Portuguese companies with working capital needs, offering an innovative alternative to financial credit and traditional factoring. In order to strengthen  the partnership and celebrate the date, BNI Europa and Edebex decided to go further, and in order to continue...

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Vernon Hill, Metro bank on what opportunities did you see after the trust was low after the financial crash?
Dec11

Vernon Hill, Metro bank on what opportunities did you see after the trust was low after the financial crash?

We talk to Vernon Hill, founder, and chairman of Metro Bank about what opportunities did you see after the trust was low after the financial...

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The world’s next major technology disrupter – Peter Alfred-Adekeye and the Making of Multiven
Dec11

The world’s next major technology disrupter – Peter Alfred-Adekeye and the Making of Multiven

The Information Technology (IT) industry is set for a seismic shake up next spring from serial tech-disruptors Multiven. With an established pedigree for innovation, Multiven, which was founded by technology visionary Peter Alfred-Adekeye, is poised to do it again with a significant move into blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In February 2019, the company will launch the Multiven Open Marketplace (MOM), the world’s first...

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genesis partners with OpenFin to accelerate digital transformation in capital markets
Dec11

genesis partners with OpenFin to accelerate digital transformation in capital markets

genesis, the international capital markets software firm and OpenFin are pleased to announce their partnership, to provide clients with scalable and interoperable technology and desktop solutions, built and deployed at great speed. The partnership helps drive front to back office digital transformation projects across capital markets – from the server to the desktop – bringing together genesis’ ability for agile software...

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Odysseus Alternative Ventures announces the launch of Insurtech Capital with the APICIL Group as a Strategic Partner.
Dec11

Odysseus Alternative Ventures announces the launch of Insurtech Capital with the APICIL Group as a Strategic Partner.

Odysseus Alternative Ventures (OAV), the private equity and venture capital arm of Reech Corporations Group, announces a partnership with the APICIL Group, France’s 4th largest provider of social protection, to create its first Insurtech fund: Insurtech Capital I. Launched with a commitment of €10m, the Fund will invest in a variety of French and European start-ups that are seeking to develop new technologies, new business models and...

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Cryptomathic and ZetesConfidens team up to deliver eIDAS-compliant remote qualified e-signatures as a service
Dec11

Cryptomathic and ZetesConfidens team up to deliver eIDAS-compliant remote qualified e-signatures as a service

Governments, banks and enterprises across Europe can now access everything they need to establish the highest level of non-repudiation in eIDAS-compliant remote Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) services via ZetesConfidens’ eaZyCert and eaZySign services. ZetesConfidens’ eaZyCert and eaZySign services provide eIDAS-compliant remote Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) as a cloud service. Easy to integrate into existing workflows,...

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Shield FC eComms Platform Finalist in Two Categories of Prestigious TradingTech Awards Europe 2019
Dec11

Shield FC eComms Platform Finalist in Two Categories of Prestigious TradingTech Awards Europe 2019

Shield Financial Compliance (Shield FC), a cross-regulation compliance platform providing a 360 view on electronics communications (eComms) and trades to make compliance more efficient and ROI driven, is proud to announce it is a finalist in two categories of the TradingTech Awards Europe 2019. This includes ‘Best Trade Reconstruction Solution for Best Execution’ and also the special ‘BSO Award for Fintech Innovation’, which is chosen...

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Amplify Launches New Brand and Diversifies Offerings
Dec11

Amplify Launches New Brand and Diversifies Offerings

Graduate recruitment disruptor, Amplify, has today announced the launch of its new brand to reflect the diversification of its technology offerings. Previously called Amplify Trading, the company will henceforth be known as Amplify, and its new website has gone live in sync with the brand launch. Established in 2009, Amplify continues to grow and add more elements to its business, diversifying its offerings from its beginnings in the...

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank Amends its Normal Course Issuer Bid to Repurchase for Cancellation up to an Additional 20 Million of its Common Shares
Dec11

The Toronto-Dominion Bank Amends its Normal Course Issuer Bid to Repurchase for Cancellation up to an Additional 20 Million of its Common Shares

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) (TSX: TD) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) have approved TD’s amended normal course issuer bid.  As previously announced, the purpose of the amendment is to increase the number of common shares that TD may repurchase from 20 million to 40 million. This increase represents approximately 1.1% of...

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Martijn Hohmann, Five Degrees on where is the industry heading
Dec11

Martijn Hohmann, Five Degrees on where is the industry heading

Martijn Hohmann, CEO at Five Degrees talks about where the industry heading.

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Inditrade Capital and Robocash Group sign MoU to join efforts in India
Dec11

Inditrade Capital and Robocash Group sign MoU to join efforts in India

The Indian financial company Inditrade Capital and Robocash Group announced the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an independent NBFC business “Inditrade-Robocash” that will provide short-term consumer lending in India.Last week, the Indian financial company Inditrade Capital and the international financial holding Robocash Group signed the MoU to work together in the lending market in India and launch an...

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Get your idea launched into the blockchain Space!
Dec11

Get your idea launched into the blockchain Space!

Are you passionate about blockchain technology and a decentralized future? – Do you have an idea that combines the world of gaming with blockchain technology? – Are you working on a blockchain project but need mentorship, feedback, resources or investment? SwissBorg have designed an ICO incubation competition to connect budding entrepreneurs to an international network of mentors, resources and investors in the blockchain...

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Three steps for banks to strengthen relationships with their SME customers
Dec11

Three steps for banks to strengthen relationships with their SME customers

by Russell Bennett, Chief Technology Officer, Fraedom According to our latest research, SMEs feel their needs are currently not understood by banks, with many saying they feel banks don’t provide the fair and transparent pricing they require. Instead, there is a strong sentiment that banks tend to put the needs of large enterprises ahead of SMEs. This is in spite of the fact that the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found that...

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Finantix announces a strategic growth investment by Motive Partners
Dec11

Finantix announces a strategic growth investment by Motive Partners

Finantix today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on growth investments in financial technology companies. Motive Partners will become a majority shareholder in Finantix and will support the company and the founders in extending the functional footprint of the product and in accelerating geographic expansion. The announced transaction follows strong financial results...

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OakNorth, the fintech valued at $2.3bn, to launch lending operation in Manchester as demand for its SME loans in the North of England continues to rise
Dec11

OakNorth, the fintech valued at $2.3bn, to launch lending operation in Manchester as demand for its SME loans in the North of England continues to rise

OakNorth – the bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs – has today announced that it will be expanding its lending operations to Manchester to deal with increasing demand for its loans across the North of England. The lender has always had an operations team based out of Manchester which since its launch in September 2015 has grown to 15 people. However, as more SMEs in the North of England approach the bank for loans, there is a...

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Yule be surprised by how much you can save at Christmas…
Dec11

Yule be surprised by how much you can save at Christmas…

Earlier this year, debt advice charity National Debtline reported that 16 per cent of UK citizens say they are likely to fall behind with their finances in January after spending too much at Christmas. DJS (UK) Limited, fintech owner of PiggyBank, the UK’s fastest growing responsible short-term lender, also see an increase of short-term loan applications over the festive season. Dan Ware, CEO of DJS (UK) Limited, commented: “It’s easy...

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New anti-money laundering technology sees UK fraud rings frozen
Dec11

New anti-money laundering technology sees UK fraud rings frozen

Pay.UK’s Faster Payments team is today announcing the official launch of the anti-fraud Mule Insights Tactical Solution (MITS) following a successful pilot by participants of the UK’s real-time payment service.  This ground-breaking technology – developed by Vocalink, a Mastercard company – enables suspicious payments to be tracked as they move between bank and building society accounts regardless of whether the payment amount...

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International Bank of Azerbaijan Chooses FICO TONBELLER Solution to Prevent Financial Crime
Dec11

International Bank of Azerbaijan Chooses FICO TONBELLER Solution to Prevent Financial Crime

The International Bank of Azerbaijan will use FICO TONBELLER software to take an integrated approach to fighting money laundering and terrorist financing, it was announced today by analytic software firm FICO and its partner in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, RDTEX. The bank will use the FICO® TONBELLER™ Siron™ modules for customer behavior and transaction monitoring (Siron™ AML), for screening and risk rating its...

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Equiniti Riskfactor wins US client Eagle Business Credit
Dec11

Equiniti Riskfactor wins US client Eagle Business Credit

The contract will see Equiniti provide its specialist risk management software, EQ Riskfactor, to the Atlanta-based factoring company Equiniti Group plc, the FTSE-listed share services and fintech business, is delighted to announce that its risk management business, Equiniti Riskfactor, has been awarded a contract with Eagle Business Credit, the Atlanta-based factoring company which launched in 2013 and provides flexible funding...

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Instantor releases eBook:  “The Rise of Onboarding Abandonment Rates: How to Adapt to Shifting Consumer Demands and Reduce Application Abandonment Rates for Your Business”
Dec11

Instantor releases eBook: “The Rise of Onboarding Abandonment Rates: How to Adapt to Shifting Consumer Demands and Reduce Application Abandonment Rates for Your Business”

Today, Instantor, the fast-growing Swedish FinTech that makes tough calls easy within credit risk management, releases the eBook The Rise of Onboarding Abandonment Rates. How to Adapt to Shifting Consumer Demands and Reduce Application Abandonment Rates for Your Business. Increasing consumer demands for convenient financial services, along with the wave of industry regulations around KYC and AML processes, have prompted Instantor to...

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Global Governments Investment and Trade Policy not understood by the Fintech Sector
Dec11

Global Governments Investment and Trade Policy not understood by the Fintech Sector

A survey by FINTECH Circle, the leading global community of Fintech investors, entrepreneurs and financial services professionals has revealed stark figures showing a lack of knowledge and understanding amongst fintech stakeholders of a key Governmental Fintech Sector strategy. [1] Fintech Bridges are a key trade strategy and an integral part of many governments’ policies to support their financial services sector, providing links...

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FinTech Connect 2018
Dec10

FinTech Connect 2018

Newbie here! And what better way to spend my first day than getting up to speed on all things Fintech at the annual FinTechConnect conference? Held at Excel London on 5th and 6th of December, the two-day event put top fintechs in the same room as leading banks, insurers, and capital investors. Over 175 companies occupied the exhibition booths, including Mastercard, BBVA, and Quadient to name but a few. Nestled amongst these stalls was...

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Money20/20 China 2018 Summary
Dec10

Money20/20 China 2018 Summary

Over in Hangzhou, the FF team headed to the first ever Money 20/20 in China! We caught up with Natalie Ceeney CBE, David Birch, Stanley Yong, and many, many...

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Money20/20 China 2018: Sunny Parikh, Partnership Fund
Dec10

Money20/20 China 2018: Sunny Parikh, Partnership Fund

We talk to Sunny Parikh, Partnership Fund about their company, ecosystem and...

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Money20/20 China 2018: Dan Xian, Swiftpass Technologies
Dec10

Money20/20 China 2018: Dan Xian, Swiftpass Technologies

We talk to Dan Xian, Swiftpass Technologies about the company, customers and...

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