Money20/20 Europe 2018: Myles Stephenson, Modulr on their thoughts about the open API’s and Open Banking
Aug15
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Harm Vollmuller, InsureApp on what kind of pain points are InsureApp looking to remove for the customer
Aug15
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Crystal Stranger, PeaCounts on enjoying Money20/20
Aug15
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Dan Jones, Capco on what developments they have helped financial institutions with
Aug15
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Leonidas Koukoutsas, Matica Technologies on enjoying Money20/20
Aug15
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Fintech Power 50 Recruits Global Expert
Aug15

Fintech Power 50 Recruits Global Expert

With an outstanding Fintech pedigree, Mark Walker has joined The Fintech Power 50 as Head of International. Working closely with the final 50 members, Mark’s wealth of experience and extensive network will help in connecting them with strategic partners in the Fintech industry from around the globe. Mark said, “After spending the last three years in London specialising in the UK tech ecosystem and Fintech sector, I’m excited to be...

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Craig Ramsey, ACI Worldwide on what are some of the biggest challenges facing the financial industry at the moment
Aug15
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Pranav Seth, OCBC Bank on what work they are doing with chat bots
Aug15
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What to look out for when investing in cryptocurrency for the first time?
Aug15

What to look out for when investing in cryptocurrency for the first time?

By Thomas Hulme, a specialist in cryptocurrency law at Mackrell Turner Garrett Solicitors in London. The volatile price of cryptocurrencies over the last 12 months has attracted people to set up companies to facilitate this new, digital asset. This includes exchanges, wallet providers, market makers and cryptocurrency-based contracts (Contracts for difference, CFD). As such, investors have made significant amounts of money by buying...

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FreeAgent first UK company to secure Open Banking registration from FCA
Aug15

FreeAgent first UK company to secure Open Banking registration from FCA

FreeAgent, the award-winning, and innovative cloud accounting software provider, has received new credentials from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enabling it to provide Open Banking services to freelancers, contractors, micro-business owners and their accountants. The company is now registered as an official Account Information Services Provider (AISP) under the terms of PSD2 – the new EU-wide legislation designed to...

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Temenos and LUXHUB collaborate to deliver PSD2 solution for Fortuna Banque
Aug15

Temenos and LUXHUB collaborate to deliver PSD2 solution for Fortuna Banque

Temenos (SIX:TEMN), the banking software company, and LUXHUB, the European Open Banking API platform service provider, announced today that Fortuna Banque, which signed with Temenos for T24 Core Banking and Channels in March 2017, has chosen to use the LUXHUB service platform, in conjunction with the Temenos T24 Core Banking PSD2 module, as a first and immediate step, to comply with the PSD2 Directive and standards. Fortuna Banque’s...

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Applied Blockchain Becomes Energy Web Foundation Affiliate to Drive Blockchain Technology Implementation across the Energy Sector
Aug15

Applied Blockchain Becomes Energy Web Foundation Affiliate to Drive Blockchain Technology Implementation across the Energy Sector

Applied Blockchain, a leading developer of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, has become an affiliate of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), a global non-profit organisation focused on unleashing blockchain’s potential in the energy sector by building the first open-source, scalable core blockchain platform tailored specifically to the industry. As an EWF Affiliate, Applied Blockchain joins an innovative ecosystem of...

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DevOps adoption will accelerate over the next two years in the financial services sector, finds Claranet
Aug15

DevOps adoption will accelerate over the next two years in the financial services sector, finds Claranet

New research commissioned by managed services provider Claranet has revealed that there is significant appetite for embracing a DevOps approach to services in the financial services sector, with many looking to scale up their efforts as part of a wider application-first philosophy. Despite this, there are still hurdles to overcome if DevOps is to become the modus operandi in the sector, with a greater emphasis on cloud usage and...

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Insurance Companies start experimenting with Blockchain technology
Aug15

Insurance Companies start experimenting with Blockchain technology

The insurance sectors’ experiment with Blockchain technology is due to take place to help resolve disputes with car-liability claims in the pre-litigation phase. The initiative is led by ANIA (National Association of Insurance Companies), with the collaboration of Reply, CeTIF (Research Centre on Technology, Innovation and Financial Services) – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and with the participation of IVASS...

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HUOLETI ACCELERATES TOWARDS U.S. AND EUROPEAN MARKETS AT VERTICAL ACCELERATOR GROWTH TRACK
Aug15

HUOLETI ACCELERATES TOWARDS U.S. AND EUROPEAN MARKETS AT VERTICAL ACCELERATOR GROWTH TRACK

The community around a critical care patient affects his or her recovery and wellbeing today more than ever. Hospitals and pharma companies are determined to offer better service and care for their customers. Research shows that medicine is not the only treatment – community and social support drives between 70 and 80 % of the health and wellbeing of patients. Huoleti is a support service for patients and their friends and...

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Considered ‘Amazon Tax’ Could Cause Significant Impact on Warehousing and Logistics Sector, According to Midland Pallet Trucks
Aug15

Considered ‘Amazon Tax’ Could Cause Significant Impact on Warehousing and Logistics Sector, According to Midland Pallet Trucks

The UK government’s suggested ‘Amazon tax’ is likely to have implications that go beyond big online retailers, says Midland Pallet Trucks. While such a move could be positive for the traditional retailers, any proposed changes would need to consider the broader digital commerce supply chain, the leading pallet truck specialist has said. In an interview with Sky News, Finance Minister Phillip Hammond revealed that the UK government has...

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What makes a successful investor? Zopa lifts the lid on the quirks commonly shared by British investors
Aug15

What makes a successful investor? Zopa lifts the lid on the quirks commonly shared by British investors

A new study commissioned by Zopa, the pioneering financial services company, has revealed the interesting characteristics shared by British investors. The research, which polled 2,000 people with an investment of at least £2,000, found some surprising traits. While all Britons have their own individual superstitions and idiosyncrasies, those who invested were more likely to own a blue car than any other colour (one in five), one in...

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Los Angeles to host 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference on August 22
Aug15

Los Angeles to host 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference on August 22

The 2018 US China Blockchain and Digital Currency Conference at LAX Marriott Hotel on August 22, 2018 is organized by Blockchain China Connect, Artisan Business Group, Inc., and partnered with FundingPost.com. Event sponsors include Triphop, a social travel and rewards platform based out of Silicon Valley that aims to enhance the travel experience for hotel guests while simultaneously helping hotels leverage social media marketing,...

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BITBOX Exchange Adds TRON (TRX), as LINE Expands Cryptocurrency Businesses
Aug15

BITBOX Exchange Adds TRON (TRX), as LINE Expands Cryptocurrency Businesses

LINE Corporation announced today that it has added TRON (TRX) to BITBOX, LINE’s recently launched cryptocurrency exchange. TRON (TRX), a global decentralized blockchain platform, is the first coin project to pass the review process by the BITBOX open-listing committee. The open-listing committee and review process is part of BITBOX’s principle that all projects in the cryptocurrency community deserve an equal opportunity to be...

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NEW SERVICE INFORMATION TO HELP CURRENT ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS COMPARE PROVIDERS
Aug15

NEW SERVICE INFORMATION TO HELP CURRENT ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS COMPARE PROVIDERS

From today, consumers and businesses will have access to more information than ever before about the service offered by current account providers, helping them compare different offerings more easily. Banks, building societies and regulators have worked together to develop comprehensive information about the quality of service offered and individual financial providers will display the details on their websites and in branches. The...

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Banks scored on quality of service
Aug15

Banks scored on quality of service

New information, out today, means customers can more clearly see how their bank compares on quality of service, following CMA and FCA action. From today (15 August 2018), banks must publish information on how likely people would be to recommend their bank – as well as its online and mobile banking, branch and overdraft services – to friends, relatives or other businesses. The results come from an independent survey of thousands of...

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FICO Survey: Most UK Firms Have Cybersecurity Insurance — But Not Full Coverage
Aug15

FICO Survey: Most UK Firms Have Cybersecurity Insurance — But Not Full Coverage

The number of UK firms with cybersecurity insurance has risen in the past year — but less than half say their cyber insurance covers all risks. The second annual cybersecurity survey from research and consultancy firm Ovum, for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO, found that the number of UK firms reporting they have no cybersecurity insurance dropped from 31 percent in 2017 to 10 percent in 2018. While this is substantially better...

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Exchange Traded Funds- What do they mean for the future of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain?
Aug15

Exchange Traded Funds- What do they mean for the future of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain?

What is an ETF? An ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) trades like a stock and can be pegged to a commodity, an index, an index fund or a bond and is fully regulated by a country’s regulating body depending on the exchange jurisdiction it is trading within.  ETF’s tend to be liquid and were originally created to allow investment entities like Pension Funds gain exposure to the asset classes mentioned above in the form of trading shares....

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Fintech company Bud announced as a winner of £2 million prize to build AI engine helping renters become homeowners
Aug15

Fintech company Bud announced as a winner of £2 million prize to build AI engine helping renters become homeowners

“Generation Rent” has become shorthand for young people unable to get on the housing ladder due to rising house prices, high rental costs and thin credit files, something the UK government is looking to tackle with the Rental recognition Challenge: A prize for entrepreneurs looking to solve this problem. Bud, an open banking platform, is using the prize fund to build artificially intelligent software that automatically detects...

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Julie Connor, Bank of Ireland on Open API-based architecture
Aug14
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Giorgi Mirzikashvili, Optio.Ai on enjoying money 20/20
Aug14
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Christer Bergquist, Capco on the biggest developments that they have helped the financial institutions through
Aug14
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Erik Voorhees, ShapeShift.io on whats next for them
Aug14
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Vidar Thorkelsson, Valitor on how worried they are when it comes to online fraud
Aug14
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You can now use Jiffy to pay for your Bergamo public transport season ticket thanks to an agreement between the ATB, UBI Banca and SIA
Aug14

You can now use Jiffy to pay for your Bergamo public transport season ticket thanks to an agreement between the ATB, UBI Banca and SIA

Starting today you can purchase an ATB season-ticket using your smartphone thanks to the jiffy service, provided by UBI Banca and SIA. This service allows you to transfer cash in real terms between individuals and to pay using a cell phone, which now joins cash and the more traditional methods of digital payment such as credit cards as a means of payment. By using Jiffy ATB customers can purchase or renew a season ticket in a few...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Anders la Cour, Banking Circle on enjoying Money20/20
Aug14
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Interxion Announces Direct Connectivity to Google Cloud Platform Across its European Footprint
Aug14

Interxion Announces Direct Connectivity to Google Cloud Platform Across its European Footprint

INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, today announced that dedicated access to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available across its European footprint through Cloud Connect, Interxion’s multi-cloud interconnection platform. With Google Cloud deploying its Cloud Interconnect points of presence (PoPs) in Interxion’s Paris Marseille, Frankfurt and...

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Double or Nothing: Are Millennials Gambling with their Financial Future?
Aug14

Double or Nothing: Are Millennials Gambling with their Financial Future?

Canadian Millennials are rolling the dice and not seeking financial help or professional advice when they receive an inheritance, according to a new survey from TD Bank. The survey uncovered that while 83 per cent of Millennials who have received, or who anticipate receiving, an inheritance feel confident in their ability to manage their inheritance, nearly half (46 per cent) of those who have already inherited wish they had sought...

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Neal Cross, DBS Bank on real time cross-border payments and why are they still an issue
Aug14
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Dr. Carsten Wengel & Gabrielle Bugat, Giesecke+Devrient on the effects of mobile banking on security
Aug14
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EMVCo Launches EMV® 3-D Secure Test Platform
Aug14

EMVCo Launches EMV® 3-D Secure Test Platform

EMVCo today announces the availability of the full EMV® 3-D Secure (EMV 3DS) Test Platform, which enables the functional testing of EMV 3DS solutions. 3DS product providers can now confirm whether their solutions will perform in accordance with the EMV® 3-D Secure Protocol and Core Functions Specification v2.1.0, or its EMV® 3-D Secure – SDK Specification, and receive Letters of Approval from EMVCo. EMV 3DS is a messaging protocol...

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UK Start-up, Capital On Tap Secures £140 Million in Funding
Aug14

UK Start-up, Capital On Tap Secures £140 Million in Funding

Capital On Tap, one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, has secured a total of £140 million in additional funding in the form of £90 million in debt funding from London-based investment houses, M&G Investments and Triple Point Investment Management LLP; and a second £50 million debt line from international bank, Citibank and private equity fund manager Pollen Street Capital. Capital On Tap is not publicly disclosing its...

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Over a quarter of Generation Z employees unable to pay off credit card bills because of outstanding company expense
Aug14

Over a quarter of Generation Z employees unable to pay off credit card bills because of outstanding company expense

Recent independent research of UK employees commissioned by expenses management software company Expend has highlighted that Generation Z and Generation Y employees are the most negatively impacted by facilitating their employers’ expenses. Over a quarter (27%) of Generation Z employees (18-24 year olds) have not been able to pay off credit card bills because they have outstanding company expenses due to them from their employer. This...

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New FCA rules double pressure on traditional banks to provide seamless customer experience
Aug14

New FCA rules double pressure on traditional banks to provide seamless customer experience

Today the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has enforced new rules requiring providers of personal and business current accounts to publish information that will help customers to compare bank accounts from different providers. Under the new rules, banks will be required to publish details such as contact centre numbers, opening hours, complaints records, and security breaches, as well as specifying how long it will take to open...

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES CAN BRING STABILITY TO THE UK AFTER BREXIT
Aug14

CRYPTOCURRENCIES CAN BRING STABILITY TO THE UK AFTER BREXIT

Historically, when people lost confidence in a currency they have looked to gold as a safe haven. Now, as the UK looks to leave the European Union, investors and business alike are turning to cryptocurrencies as an alternative to provide stability. Cryptocurrencies have a number of key advantages over normal currencies. They are not run by central bankers with political masters and agendas. The stability of digital currencies comes...

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Online marketplace ClickBank unsubscribes from chargebacks with Chargebacks911
Aug14

Online marketplace ClickBank unsubscribes from chargebacks with Chargebacks911

Global loss prevention and dispute expert, Chargebacks911, has integrated its comprehensive chargeback services into the internal CRM and existing payment processing infrastructure of online marketplace, ClickBank. As a Top 100 Internet Retailer with over 200 million customers and selling to 190 countries, ClickBank was experiencing a high volume of chargebacks. Chargebacks911 was brought in after a no-obligation risk assessment...

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Sweetbridge Joins the Accord Project to Provide Legal Smart Contracts for Trade Financing
Aug14

Sweetbridge Joins the Accord Project to Provide Legal Smart Contracts for Trade Financing

Sweetbridge, the worldwide alliance leveraging blockchain technology to power the next generation of global supply chain networks, has announced it has joined the Accord Project, the leading open-source initiative for smart legal contracts. Comprised of more than 50 leading law firms worldwide (including the renowned Magic Circle), the Accord Project provides a standard specification and framework for implementation of...

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The Turkish lira and the US dollar – market commentary from David Jones, Chief Market Strategist, Capital.com
Aug14

The Turkish lira and the US dollar – market commentary from David Jones, Chief Market Strategist, Capital.com

Much of the focus for markets in the latter half of last week was the economic turmoil in Turkey. This saw the country’s currency, the Turkish lira, lose a whopping 25% of its value against the US dollar over the course of the week. Some may wonder what impact this has in the wider world – but of course it is that word that we became familiar with during the various financial crises over the years: contagion. With a significant...

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State Street’s 2018 UK Institutional Press Awards Open for Entries
Aug14

State Street’s 2018 UK Institutional Press Awards Open for Entries

State Street Corporation announces its call for entries for its seventeenth annual State Street Institutional Press Awards, which recognises outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting in the UK. Building on the success of previous years, the 2018 Awards will honour the contributions of journalists covering institutional investment, pensions, investor services, diversity and inclusion and technology themes...

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Sheffield Financial and Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service, Inc. announce a new multi-year retail financing contract
Aug14

Sheffield Financial and Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service, Inc. announce a new multi-year retail financing contract

Sheffield Financial, a division of Branch Banking and Trust Company and Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service, Inc. (Mahindra), recently agreed to a multi-year financing services agreement, effective immediately. The agreement allows Sheffield to provide lending services to Mahindra customers through the Mahindra dealer network. The contract covers installment financing for the Mahindra ROXOR. “Because we’ve built our ROXOR...

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FCA lays out new rules for banks on reporting operational and security incidents to customers
Aug14

FCA lays out new rules for banks on reporting operational and security incidents to customers

On Wednesday 15th August, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will enforce new rules requiring providers of personal and business accounts to publish information that will help current customers to compare bank accounts from different providers. Banks will have to report major operational and security incidents that have taken place and disclose whether 24-hour customer helplines are available. The pressure for banks to report...

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InstaReM Announces Appointment of Nilesh Pathak as its New Chief Technology Officer
Aug14

InstaReM Announces Appointment of Nilesh Pathak as its New Chief Technology Officer

InstaReM, global digital payment provider announces the appointment of veteran technologist Nilesh Pathak as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The induction of Nilesh is aimed at strengthening InstaReM’s existing technology capabilities, while developing new ones. As CTO, Nilesh will lead InstaReM’s technology teams divided between India and Lithuania, driving the firm’s technology strategy, architecture, development as well as...

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UK research throws accuracy of mileage expenses into doubt
Aug14

UK research throws accuracy of mileage expenses into doubt

Research from SAP Concur, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions, has cast doubt over the accuracy of thousands of mileage expense claims across the UK. After surveying hundreds of business employees responsible for authorising claims, a worryingly high 59 per cent of respondents stated that mileage expenses were rarely, or never, queried in the sign-off process. Further reinforcing the idea...

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Alex Tsigutkin, AxiomSL on how to remain future proof in terms of further waves of regulation
Aug13
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Anette Tånneryd, Capco on the biggest developments that they have helped financial institutions through?
Aug13
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