NatWest first UK bank to unveil biometric card
Apr24

NatWest first UK bank to unveil biometric card

The first biometric fingerprint card issued by a UK bank enters circulation today. As part of a national trial NatWest is piloting cutting edge, biometric fingerprint technology with 200 customers. Customers can now use their fingerprint to verify transactions above the £30 contactless limit, increasing security and making it easier for customers when paying for goods or services at the tills as no PIN is required. As well as...

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Omnio Group partners with Token for PSD2 & Open Banking
Apr24

Omnio Group partners with Token for PSD2 & Open Banking

Omnio Group, a leading global fintech, and Token.io Limited, a turnkey open banking platform provider, have partnered to deliver open banking and PSD2 compliance to Omnio’s financial institution customers. The new partnership follows Token’s recent wins with thinkmoney and Tandem Bank, both of which are integrating TokenOStm. Omnio’s award winning digital banking platform, bank.VISION, supports more than 300 companies globally with...

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TrueLayer partners with ANNA Money to bring Open Banking benefits to small businesses
Apr24

TrueLayer partners with ANNA Money to bring Open Banking benefits to small businesses

TrueLayer, Europe’s leading provider of Open Banking and financial APIs, has partnered with business current account and digital admin assistant ANNA Money. The partnership will enable ANNA to provide its customers with enhanced Open Banking-based services including account aggregation and financial data which will make VAT calculations via its assistant app much faster and easier. There are also potential plans to integrate...

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ABCD’s: Nadeem Shamim, SmartStream & Jasmin Ng, DBS on Cashflow
Apr24

ABCD’s: Nadeem Shamim, SmartStream & Jasmin Ng, DBS on Cashflow

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Nadeem Shamim from SmartStream and Jasmin Ng from DBS about managing the cash flow.

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Avaya partners with Standard Chartered to deliver multi-year CX transformation
Apr24

Avaya partners with Standard Chartered to deliver multi-year CX transformation

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) is partnering with Standard Chartered to deliver a multi-year client experience transformation project that will enable the Bank to more fully align its services with clients’ fast-paced, digitally connected lives. The Avaya OneCloud Private solution enables organizations such as Standard Chartered to hit the ground running with unified communications and contact center solutions delivered on their...

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CISI and ACIFMA deal extends mutual professional finance education programmes to combined 53,000 global membership
Apr24

CISI and ACIFMA deal extends mutual professional finance education programmes to combined 53,000 global membership

The ACI – The Financial Markets Association (ACIFMA), a global finance trade association with over 8,000 international members in five continents, has signed an agreement with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). ACIFMA, established in 1955 and based in Paris, France, represents the interests of the professional financial markets’ community, focusing on enhancing best market practice and supporting market...

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Vonage wins 2019 CUSTOMER Magazine Product of the Year Award
Apr24

Vonage wins 2019 CUSTOMER Magazine Product of the Year Award

Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, announced today that integrated media company TMC, has named its NewVoiceMedia (NVM) solution as a 2019 CUSTOMER Product of the Year Award winner. “We are delighted to have won the 2019 Product of the Year Award from CUSTOMER Magazine for our NewVoiceMedia solution”, says Chris Haggis, SVP Customer Success at Vonage. “Our cloud contact centre and inside sales solution is helping...

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Sterling Trading Tech and Nasdaq Publish Video Series Showcasing Nasdaq TotalView on Sterling Traderò Pro Platform
Apr24

Sterling Trading Tech and Nasdaq Publish Video Series Showcasing Nasdaq TotalView on Sterling Traderò Pro Platform

Sterling Trading Tech (STT), an innovative leader of professional trading technology solutions, and Nasdaq announced that they have created a video series outlining the primary features and benefits of utilizing Nasdaq TotalView on Sterling Trader® Pro, one of the most widely used professional trading platforms in the industry. Nasdaq TotalView is the standard Nasdaq data feed for traders, displaying the full order book depth for...

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First PSD2-specific anti-fraud solution available for merchants
Apr24

First PSD2-specific anti-fraud solution available for merchants

Forter, the leading e-commerce fraud prevention company, today launches its PSD2-compliant merchant offering, Forter PSD2 Solution for Merchants. The comprehensive, payment processor-agnostic solution enables merchants to dynamically route customers to the path of least friction required, prevent all types of fraud and violations of business policies, and optimise the customer’s payment experience – all while meeting full PSD2...

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Payworks extends partnership with Lightspeed providing integrated payments to merchants across Belgium
Apr24

Payworks extends partnership with Lightspeed providing integrated payments to merchants across Belgium

Payworks, a leading provider of Point of Sale payment infrastructure, and Lightspeed, a global Point of Sale Software company, have added integrated payments connectivity via Payworks’ Pulse platform for merchants in Belgium. Payworks and Lightspeed have extended their partnership with the addition of market coverage in Europe with the addition of Belgium. Merchants across the United Kingdom and now Belgium have access to integrated...

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FLA launches new SAF training options to improve industry skills
Apr24

FLA launches new SAF training options to improve industry skills

The Finance & Leasing Association’s (FLA) Specialist Automotive Finance (SAF) programme has been relaunched in partnership with The London Institute of Banking & Finance, with an improved range of training options for dealership staff that will further increase the professionalism, skills and knowledge in this sector. From today, those who successfully pass their yearly SAF online test – now called SAF Expert – will accrue...

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Eurasian Bank Modernizes Cash Management with Fiserv
Apr24

Eurasian Bank Modernizes Cash Management with Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that Kazakhstan-based Eurasian Bank will streamline and automate its cash management processes with technology from Fiserv. The bank is implementing a range of cash and logistics solutions to enable web-based cash supply chain management and provide real-time visibility into cash needs. This can allow the bank to centralize currency...

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Marqeta Launches New Digital Banking Solution For European Fintech Innovators, Announces Three Major Customer Signings
Apr24

Marqeta Launches New Digital Banking Solution For European Fintech Innovators, Announces Three Major Customer Signings

Marqeta, the global leader in modern card issuing, announced today it has launched a new digital banking solution for European fintech innovators, with three customers already signed on to use it: digital banks Morning and YAPEAL and point-of-sale lender Aplazame. These first three customers represent a strong endorsement for the appeal of Marqeta’s open API card issuing technology across Europe, representing fintech innovators from...

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Resolve Accelerates Shift to B2B eCommerce with Automated Net Payment Terms
Apr24

Resolve Accelerates Shift to B2B eCommerce with Automated Net Payment Terms

According to Forrester Research, business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce is poised to reach over $1.8 trillion by 2023. To help power this explosive growth, Resolve today announced that it has formally spun out of Affirm to launch an automated payments platform offering extended net terms. Early customers using Resolve’s payment automation technology have realized significant increases in B2B sales, growth in order size, and faster sales...

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Unisys Launches New Version of Elevate™ Omnichannel Banking Platform to Facilitate Shift to Open Banking
Apr24

Unisys Launches New Version of Elevate™ Omnichannel Banking Platform to Facilitate Shift to Open Banking

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the availability of the latest version of its Unisys Elevate™ omnichannel banking software platform, which enables banks to adopt an open banking approach to deliver an unrivaled customer experience. Open banking allows financial institutions to share data with other organisations and easily access third party applications and services that they can then offer to customers as a way to...

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Over two thirds of Europeans believe cryptocurrency is here to stay – but they have no idea what it will be used for
Apr24

Over two thirds of Europeans believe cryptocurrency is here to stay – but they have no idea what it will be used for

A brand-new study into consumer confidence in cryptocurrencies has been released today, revealing two-thirds of Europeans have faith the digital assets will still exist in 10 years’ time, however the majority are still uncertain to how they will be used. The research, commissioned by bitFlyer, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange by trading volumes1, polled 10,000 respondents across 10 countries in Europe. The research reveals Norway...

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Digital Banking and Third Party Data Centers
Apr24

Digital Banking and Third Party Data Centers

Banking is changing. Banking apps, payment apps, contactless, quick response codes for ATM withdrawals, real time digital payments, the rise of fintech. The disruptions to the banking sector keep coming. The tech race in digital banking has only just started and the pace is accelerating. Contactless payments have overtaken chip and pin transactions in UK shops. There is an ATM for every 650 Americans. Customer experience is king....

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Winners of World’s Largest Blockchain and AI Hackathon Announced
Apr23

Winners of World’s Largest Blockchain and AI Hackathon Announced

Odyssey, an Open Innovation Program by DutchChain which connects innovative ideas with governmental, corporate, and non-profit partners to address complex challenges using emerging technologies, has announced the winners of the third edition of the world’s largest blockchain and AI hackathon. 100 teams co-created breakthrough solutions for 20 complex challenges, within 48 hours, with the help of 200 experts, corporate and governmental...

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This week’s market commentary from David Jones, Chief Market Strategist at Capital.com
Apr23

This week’s market commentary from David Jones, Chief Market Strategist at Capital.com

As markets get back underway after Easter, it’s a relatively quiet week for major economic announcements but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a boring one. Firstly, US earnings season continues with heavyweights such as Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon due to reveal their latest results. Aerospace company Boeing is due to announce its earnings ahead of the opening bell on Wednesday. These are likely to be very...

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ABCD’s: Nick Smith, SmartStream & Phil Hong, Citi on Scalability
Apr23

ABCD’s: Nick Smith, SmartStream & Phil Hong, Citi on Scalability

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Nick Smith from SmartStream and Phil Hong from Citi about cloud technology and scalability.

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Jukka Yliuntinen, on providing end to end service
Apr23

Jukka Yliuntinen, on providing end to end service

We speak to Jukka Yliuntinen, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security about what does providing end to end service really mean for G+D’s customers and their customers.

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Jukka Yliuntinen, on partnership with FIDO Alliance
Apr23

Jukka Yliuntinen, on partnership with FIDO Alliance

We speak to Jukka Yliuntinen, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security about what does being part of the FIDO alliance mean for G+D.

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Craig Ramsey, on benefits of GPI for bank and customer
Apr23

Craig Ramsey, on benefits of GPI for bank and customer

We speak to Craig Ramsey, Head of Real-Time Payments at ACI Worldwide about benefits of GPI for bank and customer.

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Leading executives from Manulife and Sun Life Financial demonstrate how to deliver market-beating customer experience at the point of Claim
Apr23

Leading executives from Manulife and Sun Life Financial demonstrate how to deliver market-beating customer experience at the point of Claim

Leading Canadian insurers to share strategies for keeping customers happy at the moment of truth, April 25th, 10am EDT Senior executives from two leading insurance carriers, Manulife and Sun Life Financial, will participate in a live, free webinar, hosted by Insurance Nexus, on the transformative effect of customer experience in Claims. These leading executives will explore how they are using automation and improved processes to...

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TD and Microsoft Enter into a Strategic Relationship to Power the Future of Digital Customer Experiences
Apr23

TD and Microsoft Enter into a Strategic Relationship to Power the Future of Digital Customer Experiences

TD Bank Group (TD) and Microsoft today announced a strategic relationship in which TD will use Microsoft Azure as the cloud foundation to provide its technology and design teams with tools designed for secure, agile and flexible access to data and AI resources. This will further enable the Bank to adapt and quickly respond to changing customer needs. “At TD we are shaping the future of banking in the digital age by creating...

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Yandex Launches Yandex.Plus Bank Card in Partnership with Leading Banks
Apr23

Yandex Launches Yandex.Plus Bank Card in Partnership with Leading Banks

Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, has partnered with two of Russia’s leading banks, Alfa-Bank and Tinkoff Bank, to offer consumers the new Yandex.Plus credit and debit card. Bank card users will receive up to 10% cashback on purchases on over fifteen Yandex services, as well as up to 5% cashback on other purchases. “With the new Yandex.Plus card, everyone will...

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Adyen study shows the value of omnichannel shoppers for retailers
Apr23

Adyen study shows the value of omnichannel shoppers for retailers

New data released today by Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, highlights the value of unified commerce to retailers. Its report The Unified Commerce Index analyses data across its global payments platform, which processed €159 billion in transactions in 2018. Providing a seamless omnichannel experience represents a significant opportunity for retailers to grow their market share. The data...

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Citi and ISS Launch High Frequency Connection for Proxymity Voting Platform
Apr23

Citi and ISS Launch High Frequency Connection for Proxymity Voting Platform

Citi, in collaboration with Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), the leading provider of end-to-end responsible investment and governance solutions to the global financial community, have launched a high frequency connection that seamlessly links Proxymity SM , the pioneering digital proxy voting platform developed through Citi’s D10XSM program, with ProxyExchange, ISS’ platform, to expedite the delivery of proxy...

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Jukka Yliuntinen, on biometric technology
Apr23

Jukka Yliuntinen, on biometric technology

We speak to Jukka Yliuntinen, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security about where do you think biometric technology is going to take the payments revolution.

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Payments for Breakfast Summary
Apr23

Payments for Breakfast Summary

Fiona McFarlane heads over to St Pauls, London to attend ACI Worldwide and SWIFT’s Payments for Breakfast Conference! Check out her vlog to learn how today’s leading institutions are working together to problem solve cross-border payments and get everyone onboard with SWIFT gpi. Find out where the next International #Payments for Breakfast will be here!...

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FICO Delivers Latest Version of Industry-Leading, Cloud-Optimised Decision Management Platform
Apr23

FICO Delivers Latest Version of Industry-Leading, Cloud-Optimised Decision Management Platform

FICO announced the latest version of its industry-leading Decision Management Platform (DMP). FICO DMP is a platform for cloud-based, digital decisioning solutions. DMP enables organisations to create and rapidly deploy digital decisions across departments, functions, and customer lifecycle stages. FICO DMP spans the entire enterprise, helping organisations to make consistent, data and model-driven decisions. As a unifying platform it...

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Cashaa added Mastercard and Visa Credit/Debit Card for Crypto Purchases
Apr23

Cashaa added Mastercard and Visa Credit/Debit Card for Crypto Purchases

After launching its Business Banking services earlier this month, Cashaa announces the launch of its credit and debit card functionality to allow users to securely buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and CAS. The service is enabled on all Personal and Business accounts all over the world excluding the USA. “This functionality was constantly being asked by our existing personal users from more than 109 countries. There is no major wallet like...

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Debenhams Downfall Was Predicted as Early as June 2018
Apr23

Debenhams Downfall Was Predicted as Early as June 2018

The closure of high street store chain Debenhams was predicted as far back as June 2018 by a credit risk API. According to analysts at global credit checking business Creditsafe, the changing conditions around Debenhams’ credit rating were clear indicators of trouble in the PLC, which went into administration last week. Warnings from the London Stock Exchange were posted to the Creditsafe platform alongside trend data which uses the...

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Kick life’s bad habits. Get reviti life insurance
Apr23

Kick life’s bad habits. Get reviti life insurance

A new provider called reviti (rev-it-ti) is launching life insurance that will get cheaper as people improve their lifestyle, starting with quitting smoking. reviti will offer highly competitive insurance premiums, starting at £5 a month to make life insurance affordable, whilst at the same time incentivising better lifestyle choices – starting with abandoning cigarettes or better still, quitting tobacco and nicotine altogether....

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ID verification for council elections leave a third of Britons unable to vote
Apr23

ID verification for council elections leave a third of Britons unable to vote

As the government tests a scheme to avoid voter fraud, voters in ten areas of England will have to bring identity documents with them to the polling stations in next month’s council elections. In 2018, about 350 people in five areas of England were turned away from polling stations for not having the correct ID and did not return. Although the rationale behind this may be justified, it may lead to the exclusion of the 17 per cent of...

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Livsdal – the world’s most efficient consumer air purifier from the Nordics is opening up for public shareholders
Apr23

Livsdal – the world’s most efficient consumer air purifier from the Nordics is opening up for public shareholders

Livsdal engineer the world’s most efficient consumer air purifier capturing both fine particles and traffic emissions. They are sustainably designed and manufactured in Sweden featuring the same innovative technology used in nuclear power and health-care industry. The company is now looking to raise €300 000 for expansion through the award-winning Finnish Invesdor crowdfunding platform. Air pollution is the world’s largest health...

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ABCD’s: The Future of AI in Banking
Apr22

ABCD’s: The Future of AI in Banking

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Andreas Burner from SmartStream, David Birch from Consult Hyperion and Ricardo Leite from Discover Financial Services. We focus on the future of AI in banking, machine learning and dominant...

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An Lu, on ewallets going well in China
Apr19

An Lu, on ewallets going well in China

We speak to An Lu, PPRO about why ewallets going well in China.

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ABCD’s: Andreas Burner, SmartStream & Matt Richardson, Citizens Bank on The Digital Payment Trial
Apr19

ABCD’s: Andreas Burner, SmartStream & Matt Richardson, Citizens Bank on The Digital Payment Trial

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation with Andreas Burner from SmartStream & Matt Richardson from Citizens Bank, we speak about data formatting, machine learning and the main focus on the digital payment...

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FODOx2019: Niall Humphreys, Daon
Apr18

FODOx2019: Niall Humphreys, Daon

We speak to Niall Humphreys, Senior Project Manager at Daon about the future of passwords, financial industry and implementation into banks.

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Boursorama renews its agreement with IBM to accelerate its hybrid cloud strategy
Apr18

Boursorama renews its agreement with IBM to accelerate its hybrid cloud strategy

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Boursorama, a subsidiary of Société Générale group, today renewed their agreement by signing a hybrid cloud contract for five years to help enrich the bank’s offerings of new products and services. Boursorama is a pioneer and leader in online brokerage, Internet financial information and, since 2005, online banking. Designated the least expensive bank in France for eleven years, Boursorama pushes the borders to...

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FODOx2019: Malte Christensen, CryptoMood
Apr18

FODOx2019: Malte Christensen, CryptoMood

We speak to Malte Christensen, Cryptoood about the uses of CryptoMood in other industries, data and the event.

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FODOx2019: Jed Grant, KYC3
Apr18

FODOx2019: Jed Grant, KYC3

We speak to Jed Grant, KYC3 about the background on their company, future of digital KYC and what unique about KYC3.

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FODOx2019: Satvik Katyal, Group Futurista
Apr18

FODOx2019: Satvik Katyal, Group Futurista

We speak to Satvik Katyal, Founder & CEO at Group Futurista about the financial sector in the future, being heard in the industry and the event.

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Andrew Shikiar, on biometrics
Apr18

Andrew Shikiar, on biometrics

We speak to Andrew Shikiar, FIDO Alliance about how are the developments in biometrics increasing the security and customer experience.

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FODOx2019: Charles Earle, Equiniti
Apr18

FODOx2019: Charles Earle, Equiniti

We speak to Charles Earle, Director of Business Development at Equiniti about the background on the company, digitisation and being at the event.

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ABCD’s: Haytham Kaddoura, SmartStream and Rick Striano, Deutsche Bank on Trust & Strategy
Apr18

ABCD’s: Haytham Kaddoura, SmartStream and Rick Striano, Deutsche Bank on Trust & Strategy

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Haytham Kaddoura from SmartStream and Rick Striano from Deutsche Bank about problem-solving, trust and strategy in financial institutions.

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Flywire, TRUE North Partner for International Student Programs in Canada
Apr18

Flywire, TRUE North Partner for International Student Programs in Canada

Flywire, a company that solves complex payment problems for educational institutions and their students around the world, today announced the next strategic step in its partnership with TRUE North, a Canadian-based provider of online systems for information management, tracking, collaboration, and reporting for international student programs. The companies have integrated their solutions – connecting the application, enrollment and...

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Sebastian Siemiatkowski, on near future tech advances
Apr18

Sebastian Siemiatkowski, on near future tech advances

We speak to Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO at Klarna about near future tech advances.

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Customer engagement key differentiator for banks as total redress payments increase
Apr18

Customer engagement key differentiator for banks as total redress payments increase

Statistics from the recent FCA complaints handling report show that the total redress paid to consumers was £2.26 billion, a 12% (£216 million) increase compared to £2.57 billion in 2018 this time last year. This news comes after Gartner stated that over the next 12 years, 80 per cent of firms will either go out of business or be rendered obsolete by new competition, changing consumer behaviour, and advancements in technology. As...

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