Time is money — how alternative payment methods are crucial to bringing the new omni-channel shopping experience in store
Aug17

Time is money — how alternative payment methods are crucial to bringing the new omni-channel shopping experience in store

While the phrase ‘time is money’ may seem clichéd, it is becoming increasingly relevant as technology-savvy but busy consumers turn to the Internet to make shopping faster and easier. News reports show that the traditional high street shopping experience is dying, and with it traditional methods of payment. In the UK, the use of payment cards outstripped that of cash for the first time recently, but very soon even cards...

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Lotta Loven, Swedbank on biggest developments they have pioneered in Sweedish-Baltic markets
Aug17
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Ghela Boskovich, FemTechGlobal on enjoying Money20/20
Aug17
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Looks flat and simple to navigate aBitcoin will stay at the $6,000 mark for now, but will hit $15,000 by Christmas
Aug17

Looks flat and simple to navigate aBitcoin will stay at the $6,000 mark for now, but will hit $15,000 by Christmas

CoinCorner’s co-founder, Danny Scott says: “For the last few months, the price of Bitcoin has been at $6,000 which we believe will continue for a while but we predict the price will reach $15,000 by the end of the year. We take this view because the retail market is continuing to expand at a very healthy rate based on both our own data and industry trends. “To add to this, we are also seeing huge amounts of investment coming through...

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David Thomasson, Metro Bank on frictionless payments that PSD2 would enable
Aug17
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The Expertise That Will Accelerate Your Growth
Aug17

The Expertise That Will Accelerate Your Growth

Financial services has always been competitive when it comes to talent. Headlines blare when a team is “poached” or a top trader leaves. But when it comes to people, a firm’s success relies on more than just the top contributors to the bottom line. That’s one of the key findings from our latest research, the FIS™ Readiness Report 2018. Based on a survey of more than 1,500 senior decision-makers at financial services firms around the...

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Pangea and Digital Knights join the Temenos MarketPlace
Aug17

Pangea and Digital Knights join the Temenos MarketPlace

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announces that Pangea, a firm specialized in finding and managing the best sales resources, and Digital Knights, which manages product development resources and projects, have both joined the Temenos MarketPlace as resource providers. The firms become the first resource partners on MarketPlace, expanding and enriching the burgeoning fintech ecosystem. Pangea, launched in 2017,...

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TANDEM BANK WELCOMES THE PUBLICATION OF NEW CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY
Aug17

TANDEM BANK WELCOMES THE PUBLICATION OF NEW CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

The Competition and Markets Authority and Financial Conduct Authority are enforcing new rules that require UK Banks to publish information on how likely customers are to recommend their services to friends and family. This means displaying it in their branches, on their website and apps. Tandem Bank CEO Ricky Knox says, “People should be able to make informed decisions about who they bank with. Thanks to these new measures you can...

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iPayment re-brands as Paysafe
Aug17

iPayment re-brands as Paysafe

Following its recent US acquisition of iPayment Holdings, Inc., Paysafe Group announces today it plans to sunset the iPayment brand and replace it with its own recently re-launched brand identity and ‘Plug into Paysafe’ proposition. The over-hauled Paysafe brand strategy, which was revealed in May, and is articulated through a new ‘Plug into Paysafe’ strapline, emphasises the global payment provider’s commitment to delivering an...

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ID Finance moves towards near prime lending as it reports 97% revenue growth in first half of 2018
Aug17

ID Finance moves towards near prime lending as it reports 97% revenue growth in first half of 2018

ID Finance, the emerging markets fintech company has reported 97 per cent revenue growth and revenues of $90.1 million for the first half of 2018 following continued strong growth of its LatAm and European operations. The data science, credit scoring and digital finance company issued $141m in loans in the first six months of the year, a 78 per cent increase on the same period last year. Founded in 2012 and now headquartered in...

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Kinesis Aims to Bring the Gold Standard of Currencies into Cryptocurrency
Aug17

Kinesis Aims to Bring the Gold Standard of Currencies into Cryptocurrency

Kinesis aims to bring the gold standard of a monetary system onto the blockchain. Kinesis is a yield-bearing digital currency backed 1 to 1 in gold and silver. The vision for Kinesis is to deliver an evolutionary step beyond any monetary and banking system available today. Kinesis is in its pre-sale ITO (initial token offering) and has already sold in excess of $15M tokens to date. Investors receive an allocation of 20% of fees...

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TrakInvest launches The TrakCrypto Show, the world’s first digital reality show for crypto enthusiasts
Aug17

TrakInvest launches The TrakCrypto Show, the world’s first digital reality show for crypto enthusiasts

TrakInvest, the virtual social trading platform, today announces the launch of The TrakCrypto Show, the world’s first digital game show aimed at crypto enthusiasts. Participants stand a chance to win job opportunities and the equivalent of $100,000 USD in sponsored cryptocurrency prizes. There will also be weekly random draws for winnings, and an opportunity to appear on a twice weekly show, airing on YouTube. The show will also...

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Cozystay to Leverage Blockchain Booking Protocol to Provide Secure, Instant Bookings for Vacation Rentals
Aug17

Cozystay to Leverage Blockchain Booking Protocol to Provide Secure, Instant Bookings for Vacation Rentals

Cozystay, an online vacation property rental platform serving Chinese vacationers worldwide, is using blockchain to improve the security and overall experience of its customers on the platform. “The vacation rental industry is plagued by a number of issues, from the pressure on hosts to provide instant booking before verifying guests, to double-booking rentals, security concerns, uncertainty around the legitimacy of reviews and delays...

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Inc. Magazine Names Centage Corporation one of  2018’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for Third Consecutive Year
Aug17

Inc. Magazine Names Centage Corporation one of 2018’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for Third Consecutive Year

Centage Corporation (www.centage.com), a leading provider of cloud-based budgeting and forecasting solutions, announced it has been named in Inc. 5000’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the third consecutive year. The Inc. 5000 list honors the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America, and is an esteemed honor for growing private businesses and business leaders. Centage has been...

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Black Insurance is Revolutionizing Investments in Insurance Industry through Tokenized Crowdfunding
Aug17

Black Insurance is Revolutionizing Investments in Insurance Industry through Tokenized Crowdfunding

Black Insurance, a digital insurance company on blockchain, is opening historically centralized insurance market for crowdfunding. Crowdfunded capital gives retail-investors first-of-a-kind investment opportunities to invest in stable insurance portfolios with long-term financial profits that so far have been shared among insurance companies and re-insurers. The tokenized process allows cryptocurrency market to participate as well....

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Shyft Engages First Group of Trust Anchors With Over One Billion Data Points To Network, and Rolls Out TestNet
Aug17

Shyft Engages First Group of Trust Anchors With Over One Billion Data Points To Network, and Rolls Out TestNet

Shyft, a leading blockchain-based solution that is building a trusted ecosystem to enable secure and private data transfers, has announced its first group of companies that have signed an expression of interest to become Trust Anchors, including EnStream, BDO, Paysafe, Polymath, and Aion, with more than one billion data points across key sectors around the world. These companies represent a variety of use cases for the Shyft...

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Polymath Announces First Private Security Token in Partnership with 7Pass
Aug17

Polymath Announces First Private Security Token in Partnership with 7Pass

Polymath, the project bringing the multi-trillion dollar securities market to the blockchain via its industry-first security token platform, has announced that 7Pass, a hybrid investment company focused on the emerging global legal cannabis market, will be the first company to create a private security token (under 506b exemption) using the Polymath platform. The “7Pass” Token is being created using Polymath’s ST-20 standard to ensure...

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xRapid Brings on Three New Exchange Partners
Aug16

xRapid Brings on Three New Exchange Partners

xRapid, Ripple’s cross border payments product that minimizes liquidity costs, is powered by the superior speed, low transaction cost and scalability of the digital asset XRP. But for xRapid to be most successful, there needs to be a healthy ecosystem of digital asset exchange partners around the world. These exchanges allow xRapid payments to move from one currency – into XRP – and back into another currency quickly and...

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Benoît Legrand, ING on how they deal with security in this digital age
Aug16
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Starling launches first personal loan products
Aug16

Starling launches first personal loan products

Instant unsecured loans of up to £5,000 Customers choose how to structure repayments No penalty fee for early repayment Competitive interest rates Starling Bank, the leading mobile-only bank, is rolling out its first loan products, which will help customers plan their borrowing effectively and spread the cost of big ticket items. Flexible, competitive and tailored to customers’ personal financial circumstances, Starling’s unsecured...

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Vena Solutions Builds on Powerful Modeling Capabilities with New Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Product Release
Aug16

Vena Solutions Builds on Powerful Modeling Capabilities with New Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Product Release

Vena Solutions, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software, today announced its latest product release. The new release includes more than 20 new and enhanced features to support Vena’s already-robust business modeling capabilities, with augmented power BI integration, in-product customer support access, and more. “Vena’s ongoing technology innovation puts our customers first and...

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SugarCRM Partners with Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR for next phase of accelerated growth
Aug16

SugarCRM Partners with Private Equity Firm Accel-KKR for next phase of accelerated growth

The partnership is the latest milestone in SugarCRM’s journey and will accelerate its strategy of driving global growth with its award-winning relationship management platform. Accel-KKR has committed substantial investment dollars to drive product innovation, services, expanded capabilities and a strategic acquisition program. “Following several years of significant growth, market recognition and high customer satisfaction, this is...

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Wincie Wong, RBS on how are RBS looking to work with the Fintechs
Aug16
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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Bruno Peroni, Atlas Quantum on what advice would you give to someone investing in Crypto currency
Aug16
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Iain Kirkpatrick, Metro Bank on what’s next on the agenda for Metro Bank
Aug16
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L&C MORTGAGES’ ONLINE MORTGAGE FINDER RECEIVES OVER £2.6 BILLION IN MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS
Aug16

L&C MORTGAGES’ ONLINE MORTGAGE FINDER RECEIVES OVER £2.6 BILLION IN MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS

L&C, the leading fee free mortgage broker, has seen over £2.6bn worth of mortgage applications through its online tool since its launch 12 months ago. The Mortgage Finder service, available across all devices, enables customers to input their personal financial information and mortgage requirements, to find a borrowing amount and range of mortgage deals to suit them. The mortgage deals shown take into account eligibility criteria...

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deVere Group increases its investment into the UK
Aug16

deVere Group increases its investment into the UK

The deVere Group has today confirmed its UK subsidiary, UK Workplace Solutions Limited (UK WPS), has received the required Approval Notice from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), allowing it to finalise the acquisition of WPS Advisory Limited (WPSA), formerly trading as Priscum Direct. Nigel Green, deVere Group founder and chief executive, affirms: “We’re understandably thrilled with this development. “This latest group...

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CAPPITECH EXPANDS TRADE REPORTING SOLUTION IN AUSTRALIA WITH CME GROUP INTEGRATION
Aug16

CAPPITECH EXPANDS TRADE REPORTING SOLUTION IN AUSTRALIA WITH CME GROUP INTEGRATION

Cappitech, a leading provider of regulatory reporting and intelligence technology for the financial services industry, today announced that it has expanded its integrated reporting solution to CME Group’s Australian Trade Repository (ATR).  This integration provides investment firms with automation technology to comply with ASIC Derivative Reporting requirements and extends Cappitech’s existing cooperation with the CME Group on its...

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UK’s first paperless mortgage process a resounding success for both RBS and its customers
Aug16

UK’s first paperless mortgage process a resounding success for both RBS and its customers

The UK’s first completely paperless mortgage process has been launched by Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), powered by Vizolution. Since its launch in 2018 it has exceeded all expectations for both the bank and its customers. Available at RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank, the latest technology, DigiDocs, which is powered by two of Vizolution’s flagship solutions, vDoc and vScreen, allows bank customers to complete their mortgage...

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BFS appoints new Commercial Director for Europe and Asia
Aug16

BFS appoints new Commercial Director for Europe and Asia

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Paul Stack as Commercial Director for Europe and Asia. Paul started his new role on 1 August and will oversee product, pricing and commercial strategy implementation across the regions, reporting into Richard Carter, CEO for Europe and Asia. Paul joined BFS in April 2015 as UK Product Director, tasked with driving the development, management and innovation of the UK product portfolio....

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Ferenc Böle, OTP Bank on what the biggest challenges in the industry at the moment
Aug16
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Royal Bank of Scotland welcomes tech pioneers to Edinburgh
Aug16

Royal Bank of Scotland welcomes tech pioneers to Edinburgh

RBS’ annual Disrupt conference is today (Thursday 16 August) welcoming a range of world leading tech pioneers, including the founder of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to Edinburgh to discuss how technological innovation can be harnessed to address social needs. The event, now in its second year and dubbed Disrupt 2.0, will hear from an expert at a company breaking new ground in advanced life-like AI, the CEO of the world’s...

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Prudential’s PRU Fintegrate 2018 Focuses on  10 Fast-Growing Areas in Insurance
Aug16

Prudential’s PRU Fintegrate 2018 Focuses on 10 Fast-Growing Areas in Insurance

Prudential Singapore (Prudential) today announced the second edition of its digital innovation programme, the PRU Fintegrate Partnership (PRU Fintegrate), which is now open to scale-ups from around the world. This year, the insurer has identified opportunities for collaboration in 10 rapidly-growing areas, including preventative healthcare, enterprise solutions, customer engagement and underwriting [See Annex 1 for the full...

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Experian launches powerful analytics solution to help businesses harness the benefits of big data
Aug16

Experian launches powerful analytics solution to help businesses harness the benefits of big data

Experian has launched a new analytics solution in the UK to help organisations make fast, reliable decisions with deeper insight than ever before. Experian Ascend Analytics on Demand is an integrated data and analytics platform which offers cutting-edge insights to businesses of all sizes. The UK launch follows a successful introduction in North America. Ascend allows Experian’s clients to access a full range of Experian’s anonymised...

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Abacus Group Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Aug16

Abacus Group Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today revealed that Abacus Group has been placed on its Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions and service for alternative investment firms, is ranked No. 3950 with three-year revenue growth of 90 percent. The 37th annual Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the U.S....

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ATM hackers steal $10m across 28 countries in audacious bank heist
Aug16

ATM hackers steal $10m across 28 countries in audacious bank heist

Lu Zurawski, Practice Lead Retail Banking, ACI Worldwide ATMs rely on operating systems just like domestic computers, so it is common for ATMs to use versions of Windows or Linux. And just like with home PCs, owners need to keep their systems up to date with the latest releases of security software patches. Without such defences, enterprising criminals may be able to discover vulnerabilities in the operating system. They may be able...

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JPMorgan Chase Announces 2019 Investor Day
Aug16

JPMorgan Chase Announces 2019 Investor Day

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) (“JPMorgan Chase” or the “Firm”) will hold an Investor Day in New York City on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with presentations given by Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and members of executive management. A live audio webcast and presentation slides will be posted on the day of the event to www.jpmorganchase.com under Investor Relations, Events &...

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Standard Chartered enhances its SWIFT for Corporates Trade solution
Aug16

Standard Chartered enhances its SWIFT for Corporates Trade solution

Standard Chartered has enhanced its SWIFT for Corporates Trade solution to provide a full suite of trade messaging capabilities which will enable the digitisation of trade and trade finance for their international clients. This is in line with the current wave of digital initiatives across the industry and in preparation for the impending changes in SWIFT Trade message formats. Samuel Mathew, Global Head, Documentary Trade,...

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iComply Launches Public Beta to Deliver Legitimacy to Security Token Platforms and Exchanges
Aug16

iComply Launches Public Beta to Deliver Legitimacy to Security Token Platforms and Exchanges

– iComply Investor Services (“iComply”), a leading global RegTech platform for digital finance and cryptocurrencies is announcing the launch of its public beta following the closure of a seven-figure seed round that was covered by Coindesk earlier this week. The announcement included exclusive interview questions with one of iComply’s investors, Deven Sharma. Sharma formerly served as President of Standard and Poor’s, and he...

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AGDELTA DEEPENS EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH NEW HONG KONG HIRE
Aug16

AGDELTA DEEPENS EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH NEW HONG KONG HIRE

AGDelta, the award-winning Asia-based B2B2C FinTech firm that connects the financial products supply chain, announces the appointment of David Roy as Managing Director – Product Management, based in Hong Kong. David comes from the leading global private bank, JPMorgan Chase. He has worked in both private banking and asset management technology in Asia, in Europe and in the USA across disciplines such as trading, compliance, data...

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Open Banking pioneer Deposit Solutions closes new investment round of USD 100m led by Vitruvian Partners and sees valuation exceed USD 500m
Aug16

Open Banking pioneer Deposit Solutions closes new investment round of USD 100m led by Vitruvian Partners and sees valuation exceed USD 500m

Deposit Solutions, the Open Banking pioneer and leading international platform for savings deposits, announced the closing of a new funding round today. The round was led by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. Vitruvian was joined by Kinnevik and existing shareholders including Deposit Solutions’ first institutional shareholder e.ventures in a transaction worth a total of USD 100m, valuing the company at USD 500m. Dr. Tim Sievers,...

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Industrial Bank Co., Ltd creates new Hong Kong Private Banking Business with Avaloq Banking Suite
Aug16

Industrial Bank Co., Ltd creates new Hong Kong Private Banking Business with Avaloq Banking Suite

Fuzhou-headquartered Industrial Bank Co., Ltd, one of China’s largest banking groups with total assets of CNY 6.09 trillion1, has selected Avaloq to provide a comprehensive front-to-back banking solution for its Hong Kong Branch private banking business. In conjunction with Avaloq’s premium implementation partner Orbium, the Avaloq Banking Suite was implemented in just six months. The solution is already live and will allow Industrial...

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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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