Ingo Weber, Digital Insurance Group on Data Collected on Customers
Feb15

Ingo Weber, Digital Insurance Group on Data Collected on Customers

We talk to Ingo Weber Group CEO & Co-Founder at Digital Insurance Group about what services can they provide the insurers due to the huge amount of data collected on...

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David Germain, RSA on AI
Feb15

David Germain, RSA on AI

We talk to David Germain Group Chief Information & Technology Officer at RSA about AI.

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Barclaycard partners with SAP to simplify corporate payments
Feb15

Barclaycard partners with SAP to simplify corporate payments

Barclaycard Commercial Payments, part of Barclays Bank PLC, today announces a strategic partnership with SAP (UK) Limited, which will see Barclaycard integrate its award-winning B2B payment product, Precisionpay, into SAP Ariba, the world’s largest B2B marketplace for modern business. The integration, which will become available later this year, will bring procurement and payment together in one place, Ariba® Network, giving users a...

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Booming global cross-border e-commerce trade drives 48% Retail growth for PPRO in 2018
Feb15

Booming global cross-border e-commerce trade drives 48% Retail growth for PPRO in 2018

 PPRO, a cross-border e-payment specialist and one of the fastest growing fintech businesses in Europe, has today announced 48% growth for the Acquiring business in Retail e-commerce in 2018. The growth comes after a strong year for PPRO, who now works with 130 global Payment Service Providers (PSPs) to offer merchants access to 140+ local payment methods to bolster cross-border trade and expand their international customer base....

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: David Parker, Polymath Consulting
Feb14

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: David Parker, Polymath Consulting

We talk to David Parker, Polymath Consulting at PFF about his job role/company, regulations, data and much more!

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MetLife Foundation and Visa Launch “Inclusive Fintech 50” to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Addressing Financial Inclusion
Feb14

MetLife Foundation and Visa Launch “Inclusive Fintech 50” to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Addressing Financial Inclusion

MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a new initiative to recognize the top 50 early-stage fintechs contributing to financial inclusion around the globe.  The “Inclusive Fintech 50” will culminate in a list of the most impactful, emerging fintechs that demonstrate the power of financial technology to expand access, usage and quality of financial services in...

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Joe Aoun, Tagnitecrest
Feb14

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Joe Aoun, Tagnitecrest

We talk to Joe Aoun, Tagnitecrest about making the cards, replacing the plastic cards and much more!

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Finastra announces Siobhan Byron as new Head of Technology Enabled Managed Services
Feb14

Finastra announces Siobhan Byron as new Head of Technology Enabled Managed Services

Finastra has appointed Siobhan Byron as Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Enabled Managed Services (TEMS). In this role, she oversees planning and execution, sales and marketing, research and development and product management across four lines of business including Checks, Enhanced Services, Student Lending and Canadian Mortgage Technology, all in the Canadian market. She oversees more than 1,300 employees that make up...

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Fidor partners with Finn AI to launch a  new AI-powered chatbot for banks
Feb14

Fidor partners with Finn AI to launch a new AI-powered chatbot for banks

FinTech pioneer Fidor, a leading digital banking group is announcing its new banking chatbot, designed  in collaboration with Finn AI, the world’s leading AI-powered conversational banking technology provider. This development distinguishes Fidor as one of the first digital banking service providers to embed a virtual assistant within its technology stack. Bank customers will benefit from a market-ready digital bank platform with...

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Malta AI & Blockchain Summit handing out 100 free booths to startups
Feb14

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit handing out 100 free booths to startups

The first edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 turned out to be a monumental success – no less than 8500 people attended the event. This year, the same team is throwing a massive show in May. To support the virulent startup scene, the organisers are now handing out 100 free booths. The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit (AIBC) has announced a stellar show for 2019. The highly anticipated show is...

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Linedata awarded Best Technology at Fund Technology & WSL Awards
Feb14

Linedata awarded Best Technology at Fund Technology & WSL Awards

Linedata (Euronext Paris: LIN) has won “Best Technology Provider Overall” in this year’s Fund Technology and WSL Awards in New York. These awards recognize and reward excellence in providers delivering technology solutions to asset managers who have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. Linedata was acknowledged for the robustness and agility of its overall...

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Funding Options Appoints Dean Spencer as new Sales Director
Feb14

Funding Options Appoints Dean Spencer as new Sales Director

Funding Options today announced that Dean Spencer has joined as their new Sales Director. Dean will be responsible for building and growing the sales function at Funding Options to achieve its growth ambitions by expanding the company’s existing customer base. Award-winning business finance marketplace Funding Options helps small businesses access alternative and innovative funding sources. As Sales Director, Dean will play a leading...

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Nomo Banking and Raisin team up to offer the self-employed more return on their savings
Feb14

Nomo Banking and Raisin team up to offer the self-employed more return on their savings

Nomo Banking and Raisin will collaborate to offer the self-employed better returns on their savings. The neobank will offer its customers overnight accounts and fixed-term deposits adapted to their needs, via Europe’s #1 deposit marketplace: Through Raisin they will have access to over 65 different products from more than 12 European countries and 15 partner banks. Thus Nomo Banking customers will benefit from higher interest...

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Senior Partner at Thompson&Stein, Artur Kuczmowski, Will Talk About AML & KYC Policies for Crypto Exchanges
Feb14

Senior Partner at Thompson&Stein, Artur Kuczmowski, Will Talk About AML & KYC Policies for Crypto Exchanges

AML & KYC standards for crypto platforms will be discussed on March 22 at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague. Senior Partner at Thompson&Stein, Artur Kuczmowski, will deliver the presentation “AML and KYC Best Practice for ICO and Crypto Exchanges.” Artur Kuczmowski is a qualified lawyer with many years of experience in the field. Currently, he has a position of the Senior Partner at the international law firm...

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Fineco Asset Management to act as its local Transfer Agent in Italy for its foreign funds and to provide depositary & trustee services, fund administration and transfer agency in Luxembourg
Feb14

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Fineco Asset Management to act as its local Transfer Agent in Italy for its foreign funds and to provide depositary & trustee services, fund administration and transfer agency in Luxembourg

Fineco Asset Management selected SGSS as its unique local Transfer Agent for its Luxembourg UCITS funds labeled “CoreSeries” and for its Irish UCITS funds “Fam Series UCITS ICAV” and “FAM EVOLUTION SICAV”. For its “CoreSeries” funds in Luxembourg, Fineco AM will rely on SGSS who will provide depositary and trustee services, fund administration and transfer agency for an amount of EUR 6 billion of assets under management. Thanks to the...

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Zopa appoints former Virgin Management CEO, Gordon McCallum as new Chairman as it ramps up challenge to Britain’s largest banks
Feb14

Zopa appoints former Virgin Management CEO, Gordon McCallum as new Chairman as it ramps up challenge to Britain’s largest banks

Zopa, the Feelgood Money company, has today appointed Gordon McCallum as its new Chairman, moving forward its plans to take on Britain’s largest banks. Gordon McCallum joins Zopa with over four decades’ worth of professional, executive, and non-executive experience. He served as CEO of Virgin’s UK management company and architected the Group’s strategy from the mid-1990’s until 2012, with particular focus on Virgin Money and Virgin...

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deVere acquires UAE-based wealth adviser, Prosperity
Feb14

deVere acquires UAE-based wealth adviser, Prosperity

One of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations is continuing its “ambitious vertical and horizontal growth strategy” with the acquisition of Prosperity, a UAE-based IFA firm. deVere Group founder and CEO, Nigel Green, announced the acquisition to his existing teams across his global network on Wednesday morning, before being presented as Prosperity’s new owner to the firm’s 50-plus staff. Prosperity will...

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Klarna confirms ‘great eight’ retailers for ‘Smoooth Stores’ competition shortlist
Feb14

Klarna confirms ‘great eight’ retailers for ‘Smoooth Stores’ competition shortlist

Klarna has confirmed its eight finalists for the recently launched ‘Smoooth Stores’ initiative. After scouring the UK and encouraging businesses to put themselves forward, Klarna has found the best of the best retail SMEs, bringing them together for the final of its latest competition. Since the competition closed In January, a judging panel headed up by fashion and retail titans Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh have whittled down...

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P2P lending platform Ablrate raises funds to expand its reach internationally
Feb14

P2P lending platform Ablrate raises funds to expand its reach internationally

Ablrate, a UK based asset-backed Peer to Peer (P2P) lending platform, is now live on Crowdcube for investment up to Sterling £1million. Being an already successful business in the United Kingdom, Ablrate’s ambition is to expand its reach internationally and increase its origination. The team has been travelling in the past few months to Asia and has discovered new opportunities they want to seize and the potential to make Ablrate an...

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Abacus Group Acquires Proactive Technologies
Feb14

Abacus Group Acquires Proactive Technologies

Abacus Group, a global provider of IT services for alternative investment firms, today announced it has completed the acquisition of competitor Proactive Technologies. The two companies will merge under the Abacus Group umbrella, combining their leading-edge technologies, similar philosophies of premium customer service, operational synergies and talent pools. Since its founding in 2007, Proactive has grown to service over 120...

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300+ BFSI Professionals to Attend Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019 Organized by TradePass
Feb14

300+ BFSI Professionals to Attend Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019 Organized by TradePass

Over 300 BFSI industry professionals are scheduled to attend the Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019 on 19 – 20 February 2019 at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Kenya. The two-day event will serve as a key meeting and networking platform for the top CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, Heads of IT, ICT, Risk, Compliance, Retail Banking, Customer Experience, Analytics etc. from Banks, Micro-Finance, Credit Unions & Insurance...

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Time for endowments to better assess risk when making portfolio strategy decisions, says new RiskFirst report
Feb14

Time for endowments to better assess risk when making portfolio strategy decisions, says new RiskFirst report

Assessing both risk and returns together is crucial for effective portfolio management according to RiskFirst’s new report, A new approach to setting endowment and foundation investment strategy. The report concludes that risk should be assessed just as performance is and that, taken together, this could aid the design of an optimal portfolio geared to a specific E&F’s characteristics, goals and objectives. Simon Robinson, Head...

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PPM America Goes Live on CloudMargin Platform for Collateral Management, Optimization, Trade Reconciliation
Feb14

PPM America Goes Live on CloudMargin Platform for Collateral Management, Optimization, Trade Reconciliation

CloudMargin, creator of the world’s first and only collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, announced today that PPM America, Inc. (PPM), a subsidiary of UK-based Prudential plc, has just gone live on its platform. The investment manager with $119.16 billion in assets as of Jan. 31, 2019 – including $9.31 billion managed by PPM Finance Inc., an affiliate that manages commercial mortgage loans and certain real...

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Yandex.Checkout partners with Tinkoff Bank to offer online stores direct payments via its app and online banking
Feb14

Yandex.Checkout partners with Tinkoff Bank to offer online stores direct payments via its app and online banking

Yandex.Checkout provides its merchants with a new payment method—payments via Tinkoff Bank. It allows online platforms to issue invoices to those users who prefer Tinkoff bank’s mobile app or online banking account instead to the store’s website. As the payer doesn’t need to enter bank card details, the new service will help online stores to make the payment process faster and easier for the clients of Tinkoff Bank, and in turn,...

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Instantor releases report on how machine learning is revolutionising credit risk management in Europe
Feb14

Instantor releases report on how machine learning is revolutionising credit risk management in Europe

Instantor, the 3rd. fastest growing Swedish FinTech who makes tough calls easy within credit risk management presents “Credit Risk Management 2019 – How Do You Stack Up?”, a report based on a survey conducted by Instantor across Europe among top executives within leading financial organisations. The report reveals that two-thirds of these players are well underway to implementing machine learning (ML) and the majority benefits...

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MoneySuperMarket To Offer Energy Price Comparison In Yolt, The Smart Thinking Money App
Feb14

MoneySuperMarket To Offer Energy Price Comparison In Yolt, The Smart Thinking Money App

MoneySuperMarket is set to expand its presence in the UK energy price comparison market by partnering with Yolt, the smart thinking money app, a venture of ING Bank. Yolt is the fast-growing money app that has attracted over 500,000 registered users since its UK launch in June 2017 and is at the forefront of Open Banking.  From March 2019 Yolt users will be able to find better energy deals quickly and easily with MoneySuperMarket,...

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Cashplus appoints Aris Asimakis as Chief Risk Officer
Feb14

Cashplus appoints Aris Asimakis as Chief Risk Officer

Cashplus, the leading UK bank challenger, today announced the appointment of Aris Asimakis to the newly created role of Chief Risk Officer. He takes up his role with immediate effect. Asimakis joins from Vanquis Bank where he was responsible for developing and maintaining a second line of defence for liquidity, capital and prudential regulatory risk. He has broad risk management experience across regulatory and UK banking institutions...

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YouTrip assists the Singapore Police Force to Uncover Credit Card Fraud
Feb14

YouTrip assists the Singapore Police Force to Uncover Credit Card Fraud

Multi-currency mobile wallet, YouTrip, has taken a stand against financial fraud by assisting the Singapore Police Force in uncovering a case of syndicated credit card fraud. Over 85 fraudulent credit card transactions were flagged by YouTrip’s Fraud Monitoring System. The Singapore Police Force has arrested and charged 4 individuals with syndicated credit card fraud with another 15 individuals currently under investigation for...

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Yolt, the smart money platform, opens up its single and secure open banking API to businesses across Europe

Yolt has today announced the launch of Yolt for Business, as it furthers its ambition to empower people to unthink money. Yolt for Business will offer a single API that covers account aggregation services (AIS) and payment initiation services (PIS) along with an ambitious future roadmap, which will continue to develop dynamic solutions for a fast-changing market – enabling businesses to achieve their goals quickly, easily and...

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Romana Ibrahim, Icontrends – Keep Warranty
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Romana Ibrahim, Icontrends – Keep Warranty

We talk to Romana Ibrahim, Icontrends – Keep Warranty about their company, implications and much more!

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Gabrielle Inzirillo, Plug and Play
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Gabrielle Inzirillo, Plug and Play

We talk to Gabrielle Inzirillo, Plug and Play about their job role, what the company does, Abu Dhabi market and much more!  

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Dave Cunningham, Priviti
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Dave Cunningham, Priviti

We talk to Dave Cunningham, Priviti about PSD2, GDPR and much more!

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Matt Cockayne, Envestnet | Yodlee
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Matt Cockayne, Envestnet | Yodlee

We talk to Matt Cockayne, Envestnet | Yodlee about their company, big data and much more!

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: April Rudin, The Rudin Group
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: April Rudin, The Rudin Group

We talk to April Rudin, The Rudin Group at PFF about their company, wealthmanagent changes and much more!

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Everything You Need To Know About Digital Banking and Digital Currencies
Feb13

Everything You Need To Know About Digital Banking and Digital Currencies

The world is changing fast as new technologies alter the way that we live our lives. We now have technologies that are reminiscent of the 1950’s vision of the future. We have cars that can drive themselves, virtual reality, and high-functioning robots. Everything You Need To Know About Digital Banking and Digital Currencies As industries adapt to meet the changing demands of their clients, such as Uber’s response to taxis, and Air...

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Eugene Danilkis, Mambu
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Eugene Danilkis, Mambu

We talk to Eugene Danilkis, Mambu about what they do, banking industry, how to stay ahead and much more!

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Wim De Waele, B-Hive
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Wim De Waele, B-Hive

We talk to Wim De Waele, B-Hive at PFF about what they do, paring financial companies and much more!

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INSHUR closes $7M in Series A funding and a $2M credit facility
Feb13

INSHUR closes $7M in Series A funding and a $2M credit facility

Following a record year of growth for the insurtech business, INSHUR has today confirmed it has closed a Series A investment round, securing $7M in equity funding and a further $2M credit facility.  The investment, led by Munich Re Ventures with participation from MTech Capital, will support expansion into new territories and accelerate reach into new insurance verticals. INSHUR is a 100% digital provider of commercial auto insurance,...

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Tandem Bank pays out £500k in credit card cashback
Feb13

Tandem Bank pays out £500k in credit card cashback

Tandem announce that in total customers have spent over £100 million on their credit cards and has paid £500,000 in cashback to its customers. Launched in February 2018, the Cashback Credit Card is a market-leading product, with a 0.5% cashback rate and zero fees on overseas spending. This spending milestone comes from well over 2 million card transactions across the world. These transactions help Tandem to build up a picture of the...

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Temenos strengthens its Executive Committee
Feb13

Temenos strengthens its Executive Committee

Temenos, the banking software company, today announces it is strengthening its Executive Committee, having already announced outstanding Q4 and full year 2018 results and the appointment of Max Chuard as Chief Executive Officer and Panagiotis “Takis” Spiliopoulos as Chief Financial Officer (more information can be found by following this link). Temenos has strengthened its Executive Committee by appointing Jean-Michel Hilsenkopf to...

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Ian Green, Fourstop GmbH
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Ian Green, Fourstop GmbH

We talk to Ian Green, Fourstop GmbH about KYC, company and much more!

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Fingerprints Launches ‘Out of the Box’ Enrollment Demo for Biometric Payment Cards
Feb13

Fingerprints Launches ‘Out of the Box’ Enrollment Demo for Biometric Payment Cards

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints™) has launched a new enrollment demo for biometric payment cards, a concept that enables consumers to quickly and securely add their fingerprints to cards before even taking it out of the box. The powered box solution has been designed to simplify and enrich the user’s first touch-point with their new payment card and reduce time-to-use. Upon opening the box, users are...

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Starling Bank expands Banking Services with three new partnerships
Feb13

Starling Bank expands Banking Services with three new partnerships

Starling Bank, the leading digital banking platform, is expanding its Banking Services offering with the addition of three new partners, providing them with access to its expertise and proprietary best-in-class banking and payments infrastructure. The partnerships come as Starling today announces it has raised £75million to accelerate its global expansion. Telleroo, PelicanPay and Vitesse, providers of business to business (B2B)...

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First direct announces new open banking features  coming to its mobile app in 2019
Feb13

First direct announces new open banking features coming to its mobile app in 2019

first direct is deepening its partnership with fintech Bud to deliver a new range of third party services and products through its mobile app in 2019, following the successful completion of its 12-month artha mobile banking app pilot.1 first direct’s development team will work with Bud to integrate some of the services that artha app users find most useful, such as reducing fixed monthly costs, aiding first-time buyers and increasing...

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BNP Paribas Asset Management and Caple complete first SME loan in the Netherlands
Feb13

BNP Paribas Asset Management and Caple complete first SME loan in the Netherlands

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) and strategic origination partner Caple have completed a EUR 700,000 eight year unsecured loan transaction for Elmet B.V. (‘Elmet’) of Papendrecht in the western Netherlands. Elmet is a specialist wholesaler of electrical components to sectors including offshore marine, petrochemicals and infrastructure. The loan supports a consolidation of the shareholder structure and future growth of the...

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Nuno Sebastiao, Feedzai
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: Nuno Sebastiao, Feedzai

We talk to Nuno Sebastiao, Feedzai about the event, their agenda for this year, scalability and much more!

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019: David Parker, Konsentus
Feb13

Paris Fintech Forum 2019: David Parker, Konsentus

We talk to David Parker, Konsentus at PFF about their company, a big announcement and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Nick Varnitski, Armada Labs
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Nick Varnitski, Armada Labs

We talk to Nick Varnitski, Armada Labs about their company, clients, helping them and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Ray Brash, PrePay Solutions
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Ray Brash, PrePay Solutions

We talk to Ray Brash, PrePay Solutions about their company, who they tend to work with and much more!

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FinTech Connect 2018: Callum Leary, Panaseer
Feb13

FinTech Connect 2018: Callum Leary, Panaseer

We talk to Callum Leary, Panaseer about their company, data, customer-driven and much more!

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