Bruno Macedo, FinTech specialist, five°degrees:
Dec05

Bruno Macedo, FinTech specialist, five°degrees:

Bruno Macedo is a leading FinTech specialist at five°degrees, a new generation digital core banking provider. Since joining the company in September 2017, Bruno has held roles as Business Architect, Head of Implementation Consultants, and Head of Delivery Implementations. In parallel, Bruno is Coordinator for AFIP – FinTech and InsurTech Portugal and lecturer for ISEG – Executive Education from the University of Lisbon. Bruno...

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From card issuers to retailers: how biometric smart cards benefit the entire payments ecosystem
Dec05

From card issuers to retailers: how biometric smart cards benefit the entire payments ecosystem

David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX Biometrics ASA With the roll-out of biometric fingerprint authentication smart cards, consumers will soon be able to make payments feeling more confident about the heightened security their new cards will offer. However, it’s not just consumers that stand to benefit from this advanced technology. Biometric payment cards will impact the entire ecosystem – from payment networks, smart card...

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Give Your Marketing Purpose – Championing Causes Through Purpose Driven Marketing
Dec05

Give Your Marketing Purpose – Championing Causes Through Purpose Driven Marketing

More than ever, more brands are focusing their marketing around a brand mission or positive cause. This balancing act between championing a worthy cause and cynical corporate gimmick can be a tricky one to master but there can be no more powerful tool to build a long-lasting relationship with your audience. We’ve seen fantastic examples of leveraging audience passions such as Mastercard’s partnership with UEFA which has seen the...

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CoinCorner comments on State Street’s job cuts to adjust blockchain strategy: ‘Businesses would be wise to listen to Bitcoin developers’
Dec05

CoinCorner comments on State Street’s job cuts to adjust blockchain strategy: ‘Businesses would be wise to listen to Bitcoin developers’

CoinCorner’s CEO, Danny Scott, commented: “It’s very unfortunate that people in the DLT team at State Street have lost their jobs recently, but it’s not unexpected. Large companies around the world have all been dipping their toes into this industry over the last few years, attempting to use some of the technology behind Bitcoin to solve their problems. Having been involved in the Bitcoin industry for the past 7 years,...

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CWB Financial Group partners with Temenos to deliver personalized, world-class digital experience for business owners
Dec05

CWB Financial Group partners with Temenos to deliver personalized, world-class digital experience for business owners

CWB Financial Group (TSX:CWB) takes another step forward as a disruptive force in Canadian financial services today with the selection of Temenos (SIX:TEMN), the leader in banking software, to deliver a seamless end-to-end digital banking experience for small- to medium-sized business owners. CWB will be the first bank in Canada to offer a differentiated digital banking experience powered by Temenos Data Lake with Explainable AI...

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OakNorth Bank completes £8m transaction to support a share repurchase for Security Plus, Europe’s largest independent volume cash carrier
Dec05

OakNorth Bank completes £8m transaction to support a share repurchase for Security Plus, Europe’s largest independent volume cash carrier

Founded in 1977 and based in Staffordshire, the family business has grown into one of the UK’s leading cash collection, cash processing and manned guarding services provider; The finance will be used to fund a share repurchase positioning the business well for future growth; OakNorth Bank was introduced to management by Julian Coy at KBS Corporate who provided advice to Security Plus on the transaction.  OakNorth Bank – the UK bank...

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New platform set to transform consumer investment experience
Dec05

New platform set to transform consumer investment experience

Visible Capital, a new Scottish fintech company founded by three Scottish tech veterans has secured £500,000 seed funding from TechStart Ventures and a group of eight private investors. Preston Rabl, co-founder of the advertising and public relations giant WPP plc will join the board, whilst Ian Steel, former senior partner of Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland; and Iain Mackay, an experienced director and NXD are joining the...

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70 top hackers from around the world gathered to Finland – the world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon was a success
Dec05

70 top hackers from around the world gathered to Finland – the world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon was a success

On Friday 29th November, top hackers from all over the world gathered to Oulu, Finland to test their skills against 5G and cybersecurity during the weekend. Oulu, located near the Arctic Circle, is known as a global 5G and 6G hotspot and is the home to research and development of top-tier cybersecurity. The world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon gathered 70 cybersecurity specialists from 15 different countries to compete in...

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Almost half of finance professionals lack awareness of blockchain and its benefits
Dec05

Almost half of finance professionals lack awareness of blockchain and its benefits

More needs to be done to raise awareness of blockchain technology and its benefits, as 19% of finance professionals are unaware of its uses within finance and 29% have no idea what blockchain is, according to the FinTech Barometer, an annual survey of 1,000 finance professionals conducted by order-to-cash specialist Onguard. While 29% of finance professionals either already use or are beginning to plan using blockchain, this figure...

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Travelex establishes new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai
Dec05

Travelex establishes new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai

Travelex, a Finablr company and a market leading independent foreign exchange specialist, today announced that it has established a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. As part of the move, Travelex is one of four companies to participate in the prestigious Certificating Ceremony for Multinational Corporation’s Regional Headquarters and Research & Development (R&D) Centers. Travelex’s new Asia-Pacific headquarters is...

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OpenWrks launches Money Coaching application to encourage positive changes in financial behaviour
Dec05

OpenWrks launches Money Coaching application to encourage positive changes in financial behaviour

OpenWrks launched their new financial wellbeing product Money Coaching in partnership with Tully, the world’s first Digital Debt Advisor. The initial launch follows a successful beta as part of the Nationwide’s Open Banking for Good programme, where a closed user group of customers tested the solution. Money Coaching combines behavioural science and game design principles to help people create specific and realistic goals that could...

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David Williams, AXA Insurance on Omnichannel
Dec05

David Williams, AXA Insurance on Omnichannel

We speak with David Williams, AXA Insurance about Omnichannel.

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Charles Damen, FIS on changing the landscape of payments
Dec05

Charles Damen, FIS on changing the landscape of payments

We speak with Charles Damen, FIS about changing the landscape of payments.

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Acne Studios chooses payments company Adyen to deliver a first-class experience for shoppers globally
Dec05

Acne Studios chooses payments company Adyen to deliver a first-class experience for shoppers globally

The Stockholm-based luxury fashion house Acne Studios announces that they have chosen payments tech company Adyen today to deliver a first-class shopping experience for customers in APAC, North America and Europe – including its stores in the UK. With Adyen, Acne Studios will be able to connect shopper insights between their online and physical sales. This will allow for more personalised customer journeys and a more consistent...

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NatWest opens doors to UK’s entrepreneur community
Dec05

NatWest opens doors to UK’s entrepreneur community

NatWest has today announced it is opening its doors to new applications to join its in-house Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, offering a fully funded support programme for UK scale-ups and high growth businesses looking to scale and succeed. The bank is now accepting applications from growing businesses with ambition to scale to join the programme, with aims to support around 1,600 businesses through the programme next year....

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Smart Pension partners with Revolut to offer pan-European pension solution
Dec05

Smart Pension partners with Revolut to offer pan-European pension solution

Workplace pension innovator Smart Pension has partnered with leading digital financial services firm Revolut to provide a unique retirement savings solution for its business customers, it has been announced today. The collaboration will allow companies from across Europe that sign up for Revolut’s business account to set up a workplace pension for their UK employees within minutes. The announcement follows the news last week that...

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Pancreta Bank to optimize regulatory compliance with Finastra
Dec05

Pancreta Bank to optimize regulatory compliance with Finastra

Greek bank will implement Fusion Risk to automate regulatory reporting and reduce cost of compliance Finastra today announced that Pancreta Cooperative Bank, a leading cooperative organization in Greece with more than 85,000 active members, has selected its Fusion Risk solution to automate regulatory reporting and minimize the cost of compliance. The solution is also the first step towards modernizing the bank and streamlining its...

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bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible
Dec05

bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of Instant Buy on its Buy/Sell exchange platform in Europe. The feature, available on desktop and smartphone, allows users to buy cryptocurrency directly from bitFlyer, using credit card, debit card or local instant transfer methods such as Sofort, iDeal and GiroPay. Instant Buy is built for users looking for the fastest and simplest way to buy cryptocurrencies,...

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Dirk Haubrich, EBA on the spirit of the regulation
Dec04

Dirk Haubrich, EBA on the spirit of the regulation

We speak with Dirk Haubrich, EBA about the spirit of the regulation.

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Judopay CEO Selected To Join The EPA Advisory Board
Dec04

Judopay CEO Selected To Join The EPA Advisory Board

 Judopay’s CEO Jeremy Nicholds has been selected to join the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) advisory board. The EPA is managed by its senior leadership team and receives guidance and steering from the EPA Advisory Board. The EPA Advisory Board is composed of 14 highly effective CEOs from leading payments companies who all have a desire to change the payments industry and create a profitable, sustainable payments ecosystem. Since...

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temtum Launches World’s First Decentralized Text Message Payments
Dec04

temtum Launches World’s First Decentralized Text Message Payments

temtum (temtum.com), the quantum-secure, efficient, and carbon-neutral cryptocurrency network capable of 120,000 transactions per second, today announced the launch of its SMS payments system. As the first decentralized, network-based SMS payments solution, temtum allows anyone to send cryptocurrency instantly via SMS, with no fees and no need for a smartphone. temtum’s SMS payments allow the estimated 1.7 billion unbanked people to...

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ASA backs deposit replacement firm’s promise to protect landlords and tenants, as it throws out spurious complaint from rival
Dec04

ASA backs deposit replacement firm’s promise to protect landlords and tenants, as it throws out spurious complaint from rival

The Advertising Standards Authority has full confidence in flatfair’s protection offering to landlords and tenants ASA’s ruling makes it clear that flatfair has a 100 percent track record protecting landlords Rival Zero Deposit filed the claims, which have been thrown out by the watchdog The payment technology company raised $11 million in August from major VC investors including Index Ventures and founders of Transferwise and...

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DriveWealth Teams with Stockal, HDFC Securities to Make U.S. Stock Investing Straightforward, Affordable for Indian Investors
Dec04

DriveWealth Teams with Stockal, HDFC Securities to Make U.S. Stock Investing Straightforward, Affordable for Indian Investors

DriveWealth, LLC, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, today announced it has partnered with SV Capital in India to enable fintech firm Stockal and HDFC Securities – one of the largest stock brokerage firms in India – to increase accessibility to the U.S. stock market for Indian investors.  Through this arrangement, Stockal – which has launched its global investment platform for Indian investors – and HDFC...

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions secures win for Best FinTech/RegTech Firm at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards
Dec04

LexisNexis Risk Solutions secures win for Best FinTech/RegTech Firm at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, the global information solutions provider, has won Best FinTech/RegTech Firm at The Compliance Register Platinum Awards 2019. It was also the runner up in two further categories; Best Regtech Firm in Financial Crime and Sanctions Compliance award and Best RegTech Firm in Crime Intelligence Data. Taking place last week (28th November, 2019) in central London, The Compliance Register Platinum Awards...

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Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle on access to non-domestic markets
Dec04

Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle on access to non-domestic markets

We speak with Mishal Ruparel, Banking Circle about SMEs and access to non-domestic markets.

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Andi Dominguez, Quadient on integrated new technologies for customer experience
Dec04

Andi Dominguez, Quadient on integrated new technologies for customer experience

We speak with Andi Dominguez, Quadient about integrated new technologies for customer experience.

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Wolters Kluwer’s 2019 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator Score Increases 10 Points
Dec04

Wolters Kluwer’s 2019 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator Score Increases 10 Points

Notable regulatory compliance and risk challenges remain high in a number of key areas for U.S. banks and credit unions, according to the results of Wolters Kluwer’s 2019 Regulatory & Risk Management Indicator survey. This year’s survey generated a Main Indicator Score of 95, a 10-point increase from the 2018 score, that was influenced by concerns about the impact of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rules; cybersecurity, credit...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.15 – The Payments Probe
Dec04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.15 – The Payments Probe

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we have a bumper payments probe as we dive into some of the biggest issues facing the industry currently. From your SCA’s to your RTPs we’ve got it all here. So to kick things off we speak with Jean Christophe Lacour, at Amadeus who are THE authority in travel payments! We also speak with Mastercard’s Mike Cowen who heads of their digital payments. Over in central London, Doug Mackenzie hears from...

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Fingerprint Cards collaborates with Valid to launch contactless biometric payment card integrating T-Shape
Dec04

Fingerprint Cards collaborates with Valid to launch contactless biometric payment card integrating T-Shape

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints™) and Valid, a global payment technology provider, are collaborating to bring contactless biometric payment cards to the market. The card, recently demonstrated at Money 2020 USA, features Fingerprints’ T-Shape™ module which is part of the 1300-series. It has ultra-low power consumption and is tailored to be integrated in smartcards using standard processes....

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David Williams, AXA Insurance on mobile technology
Dec04

David Williams, AXA Insurance on mobile technology

We speak with David Williams, AXA Insurance about mobile technology.

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Veritas Tested and Validated for AWS Outposts
Dec04

Veritas Tested and Validated for AWS Outposts

Veritas Technologies, a worldwide market share leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, today announced that it has the capabilities to support AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts are fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with Amazon Web Services (AWS)-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in...

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Visa Selects Episode Six as a Fintech Fast Track Partner in APAC
Dec04

Visa Selects Episode Six as a Fintech Fast Track Partner in APAC

Episode Six, a next-generation financial technology provider, has been selected by Visa as a partner in its Fintech Fast Track program for hosted financial and payments product solutions in Asia Pacific (APAC). This follows closely after Visa announced its collaboration with the technology provider to streamline the way fintechs build, test and launch new products. As part of their relationship, Episode Six has implemented Visa...

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The EPA Strengthens 2020 Advisory Board with International, Entrepreneurial and Diverse Talent
Dec04

The EPA Strengthens 2020 Advisory Board with International, Entrepreneurial and Diverse Talent

The Emerging Payment Awards (EPA), a celebration of collaboration and innovation within new and existing finance companies, has today appointed three of Fintech’s top minds to its Advisory Board. Jeremy Nicholds, CEO at Judopay, Anna Tsyupko, CEO at Paybase, and Muhammad Asim, CEO at Arro Money join the current EPA Advisory Board from January 2020, as voted by EPA members and with a three-year term. All three candidates bring a unique...

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Tribe Payments launches Bankbox to improve access to banking systems
Dec04

Tribe Payments launches Bankbox to improve access to banking systems

Tribe Payments, a team of industry experts dedicated to delivering the future of payments, today announced the launch of Bankbox. Bankbox is an API-led, agnostic module that provides issuers and acquirers access to banking systems and rails such as Faster Payments in the UK and Automated Clearing House in the U.S.. Part of Tribe Payment’s modular platform ISAAC, Bankbox is designed to help programme managers – who have card...

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Monzo, Bud and Apple veterans start platform for renters.
Dec04

Monzo, Bud and Apple veterans start platform for renters.

Fronted, launching next year, will start out by paying people’s rental deposits. Most renters, according to the 2017-18 English Housing Report*, have no savings at all. So when it comes to finding a down payment for a new place, renters either go to mum and dad, high-cost short term lenders or stay put, often with less than desirable outcomes. “If you can’t pay the months rent upfront and the deposit then you can’t move for a new job,...

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Zerion Raises $2M to Fuel Next Phase of Decentralized Finance
Dec04

Zerion Raises $2M to Fuel Next Phase of Decentralized Finance

Zerion, the first simple interface to the protocols of decentralized finance (“DeFi”), has raised $2M in seed funding from Placeholder, Blockchain.com Ventures, and Gnosis. The team will use the investment to accelerate development and add support for more DeFi services. Zerion has processed over $47M in transaction volume over the last five months and won an award for the Best UX in the Ethereum ecosystem at Devcon in October 2019....

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Worldline enables customers of Swiss health insurer Sanitas to manage their insurance claims using mobile and digital payment functionality
Dec04

Worldline enables customers of Swiss health insurer Sanitas to manage their insurance claims using mobile and digital payment functionality

Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, has announced the roll-out of a bespoke recurring payment solution for Swiss insurance companies. The system provides insured people with a method to manage their insurance claims via the insurance’s mobile app or online portal. The Swiss medical insurance claims and payment process is complex, both in terms of financial remittance and claims settlement...

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Thumbs up for payment fobs
Dec04

Thumbs up for payment fobs

The first biometric fingerprint payment fob issued by a UK bank begins a three-month national trial today (4 December 2019). NatWest is piloting the cutting-edge, biometric fingerprint technology with 250 customers. The bank has previously piloted biometric cards, but this will be the first-time payments have been made possible over £30 without a bank card or mobile phone. The biometric fobs will offer contactless payments using...

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CISI signs agreement with Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia
Dec04

CISI signs agreement with Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia

Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) today entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). At the exchange ceremony, IBFIM was represented by Yusry Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of IBFIM, while CISI was represented by Kevin Moore Chartered FCSI, Director, Global Business Development of CISI. Mohammad Khairi Saat, Head Training & Talent...

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Wrisk and BMW Group Financial Services deliver an industry first with MINI Flex Car Insurance
Dec04

Wrisk and BMW Group Financial Services deliver an industry first with MINI Flex Car Insurance

As of 2 December 2019, all new MINIs will be sold with three months’ free insurance to eligible retail car buyers in the UK through BMW Group Financial Services’ new insurance product, MINI Flex Car Insurance (subject to terms and conditions, for a limited period). BMW Group Financial Services’ new customer-first insurance experience is powered by insurtech Wrisk’s new Pro Motion™ capabilities. The announcement comes just a year on...

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Zopa Group announces £140m fundraise
Dec04

Zopa Group announces £140m fundraise

Zopa has today announced it has raised £140m, signing its largest funding round to date. The additional investment is expected to enable Zopa’s banking entity to fulfil its regulatory capital requirements, a key requirement for the lifting of restrictions on its bank licence. The investment is subject to final approvals, including regulatory change of control. Zopa continues to hold its banking licence with restrictions and is working...

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Trade finance scale-up Stenn doubles credit capacity
Dec04

Trade finance scale-up Stenn doubles credit capacity

UK-based Stenn, a leading provider of cross-border trade finance, has closed a significant upsizing to its asset-backed financing programme. Stenn has now invested well in excess of $1bn in support of its clients’ global trade activities. The latest funding round doubles Stenn’s credit capacity and enables it to provide a greater number of businesses with faster access to trade financing than the traditional banking sector. Stenn...

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World’s-Largest Financial Institutions Utilizing Broadridge to Solve New Obligations Under European Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II)
Dec04

World’s-Largest Financial Institutions Utilizing Broadridge to Solve New Obligations Under European Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II)

Helping global financial institutions prepare for the European Commission’s updated Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II), Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, has developed an industry-level solution for both retail and institutional financial intermediaries that have been impacted by the new SRD II compliance requirements over voting and shareholder disclosure....

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Monese launches Joint Accounts in the UK and creates the EU’s first cross-border Joint Account
Dec04

Monese launches Joint Accounts in the UK and creates the EU’s first cross-border Joint Account

Monese, the leading banking service that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, today launches its joint account offering for UK customers. Monese is also offering EUR joint accounts between EEA registered users across mainland Europe, a first for the continent. All joint accounts come with free and instant transfers between EUR or GBP Monese personal accounts, as well as free and instant Monese to Monese transfers...

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Druva unveils powerful protection capabilities for key Amazon Web Services workloads
Dec04

Druva unveils powerful protection capabilities for key Amazon Web Services workloads

Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced extended data protection capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) enterprise workloads, including innovative backup and data management for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), long-term archiving for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots and new global policies for AWS accounts. With these latest additions, customers can more...

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Dennis Khoo, UOB on women becoming more predominant in the world of Fintech
Dec03

Dennis Khoo, UOB on women becoming more predominant in the world of Fintech

We speak with Dennis Khoo, UOB about women becoming more predominant in the world of Fintech.

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Solve.Care Academy Concludes Second React Native Course to Develop Young Talent
Dec03

Solve.Care Academy Concludes Second React Native Course to Develop Young Talent

Solve.Care Academy, an educational program run by Solve.Care, has concluded its second React Native course. The course gives young specialists and recent graduates the opportunity to gain professional training and serves to foster new developing talent for Solve.Care’s operational center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Following a rigorous two months of bi-weekly testing and the successful completion of a final exam, the four highest-performing...

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Bringing Blockchain technology to Basketball
Dec03

Bringing Blockchain technology to Basketball

Blockchain technology has found widespread use and adoption. It has survived the tryst of times, and has emerged as an integral part of transparency, logistics, and consumerism. Blockchain technology finds its application in the health sector, energy stratum, and travel sphere, among others. Bitcoin is blockchain technology’s proudest exponent, and as of the 30th of November, 2019, its price stands according to coinmarketcap at...

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Getting real with AI: 5 areas for stakeholders to activate
Dec03

Getting real with AI: 5 areas for stakeholders to activate

By Jelena Stankovic, Content and Communication Lead at SAS There is a lot of excitement about AI, but somehow the reality is not really living up to the hype. At the moment, we don’t see enough real results or use cases emerging, even though everyone agrees that there is huge potential. I polled some of our experts to find out why this might be happening and identified five critical barriers that need to be overcome for AI to move...

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Securing the next wave of banking: why Generation Z will shape the future of payment cards
Dec03

Securing the next wave of banking: why Generation Z will shape the future of payment cards

By David Orme, SVP, IDEX Biometrics ASA  Consumers in Generation Z (those born after 1995) are the biggest market disrupters right now. They are predicted to make up 40% of all consumers by 2020, and will account for 32%  of the global population overtaking millennials (31.5%, born between 1980-1994). As this generation’s spending power grows, they will change the consumer world in many ways. Now, Generation Z looks set to transform...

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