Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge: Hackathon Winners Announced
Jan21

Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge: Hackathon Winners Announced

First prize awarded to the creation of Cirrus Swap, a decentralised exchange built with Stratis Smart Contracts that enables users to hold tokens and settle trades on the Cirrus Sidechain Stratis, an enterprise blockchain technology company, announces the winners of its latest hackathon, the Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge. Attracting nearly 200 participants and 13 high-quality submissions, the online hackathon produced a range of...

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JCB expands its merchant network with Nets Group in Finland
Jan21

JCB expands its merchant network with Nets Group in Finland

JCB International, Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Nordic-based payment service provider Nets Group, today announce the wider enablement of JCB payment acceptance by Nets merchants in Finland. This latest strategic expansion initially enables over 18,000 businesses across Finland to accept JCB payments through the Nets Merchant Services platform. This will provide JCB’s growing Russian and...

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Red Deer and Cappitech partner to offer a complete solution for MiFID II reporting, Best-Execution monitoring and MAR compliance
Jan21

Red Deer and Cappitech partner to offer a complete solution for MiFID II reporting, Best-Execution monitoring and MAR compliance

Red Deer, the financial technology company dedicated to enhancing the performance of active investment managers, and Cappitech, a leading provider of regulatory reporting and intelligence solutions for the financial services industry, today announced a partnership to deliver a combined MiFID II and MAR compliance solution for investment managers. Red Deer’s Holistic Surveillance solution helps compliance teams mitigate risk and...

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SteadyPay raises £2.9 million to help gig economy workers stay afloat with salary top-ups
Jan21

SteadyPay raises £2.9 million to help gig economy workers stay afloat with salary top-ups

SteadyPay, the FCA licenced app solving the issue of volatile pay in the growing gig economy, today announces that it has closed a £2.9m seed equity and debt funding round, with the equity investment led by venture firm Hambro Perks and Fair By Design, the social impact fund by Ascension Ventures. Hambro Perks backs and builds leading technology companies and with its recent investment, Elena Moneta, Principal at Hambro Perks, joins...

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FinTech Alliance and Diversio partner to create a more inclusive FinTech ecosystem
Jan21

FinTech Alliance and Diversio partner to create a more inclusive FinTech ecosystem

FinTech Alliance and Diversio announce their partnership to promote diversity & inclusion across the FinTech Alliance community and wider industry.  Diversio offers a range of tools to help companies increase diversity in their workforce and foster an inclusive environment. This means an environment that empowers employees from top to bottom to add value and recognises their work, regardless of factors like gender, ethnicity,...

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Bitfinex Launches Sub-Account Feature Amid Growing Institutional Demand in Crypto
Jan21

Bitfinex Launches Sub-Account Feature Amid Growing Institutional Demand in Crypto

Bitfinex, a state-of-the-art digital asset trading platform, has launched a sub-account feature that allows users of the exchange to set up multiple trading accounts within one master account. The addition of the sub-account feature meets institutional demand to deploy more complex crypto trading strategies. The feature will enable users to create up to 100 subsidiary trading accounts under one master account, which retains full...

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Davos 2020: delegates at World Economic Forum urged to commit to fintech
Jan21

Davos 2020: delegates at World Economic Forum urged to commit to fintech

Davos delegates urgently need to make a big, bold commitment this year to fintech, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial services and advisory organizations. The rallying call from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, comes as world leaders, CEOs, academics, influencers and celebrities head to the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the 50th annual World Economic Forum (WEF), starting...

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Broadridge Extends Regulatory Communications Capability for Global Funds, Enters Agreement to Acquire FundsLibrary
Jan21

Broadridge Extends Regulatory Communications Capability for Global Funds, Enters Agreement to Acquire FundsLibrary

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) and FundsLibrary Limited announce that Broadridge has entered into an agreement to acquire FundsLibrary, a leader in fund document and data dissemination in the European market, from its parent company Hargreaves Lansdown. Combining FundsLibrary’s capabilities with Broadridge’s existing regulatory communications offerings will enable Broadridge to significantly reduce complexity and cost...

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FinTech Connect 2019: Arne Vidar Haug, Signicat
Jan20

FinTech Connect 2019: Arne Vidar Haug, Signicat

We speak with Arne Vidar Haug, Signicat about the biggest challenges in the KYC & onboarding industry and being at FinTech Connect.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Chris Chamberlain, Eggplant
Jan20

FinTech Connect 2019: Chris Chamberlain, Eggplant

We speak with Chris Chamberlain, Eggplant about how have financial services changed, being at FinTech Connect and technology at the event.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Rebecca Crook, Somo Global
Jan20

FinTech Connect 2019: Rebecca Crook, Somo Global

We speak with Rebecca Crook, Somo Global about being at FinTech Connect and what are Somo Global looking forward to at the event.

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How To Drive the AI Value Proposition in Insurance with Cutting-Edge Analytics and Innovation
Jan20

How To Drive the AI Value Proposition in Insurance with Cutting-Edge Analytics and Innovation

The insurance industry is facing the challenges of disruption caused by the technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Insurance carriers are now able to know more about their customers than ever before. They can use data mining with AI and ML to develop compelling product offerings. Customers may enjoy a more personalized experience that has faster and more accurate claims processing...

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Richard Benson, allen international on democratising financial services in the future
Jan20

Richard Benson, allen international on democratising financial services in the future

We speak with Richard Benson, allen international about democratising financial services in the future.  

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FinTech firm Countingup blurs the lines between accountants and bank managers with the addition of a built-in profit and loss report to its business current accounts
Jan20

FinTech firm Countingup blurs the lines between accountants and bank managers with the addition of a built-in profit and loss report to its business current accounts

Countingup is the first business current account in the UK to advance its web based accounting capability with the launch of profit and loss reports. Countingup, the UK’s number one small business banking and accounting app, has launched a web based version of its popular banking and accounting app for accountants, complete with profit and loss reports. Accountants can access, review and advise on their clients’ bank data as well...

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Temenos’ Commitment to Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Event Planning – in Accordance with ISO and PAS Sustainability Standards – Continues at Biggest-Ever Kick-Off Meeting
Jan20

Temenos’ Commitment to Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Event Planning – in Accordance with ISO and PAS Sustainability Standards – Continues at Biggest-Ever Kick-Off Meeting

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced its commitment to sustainable and carbon neutral events, following the successful delivery of TKO 2020, its biggest-ever internal kick-off meeting. The event, which took place on 11 – 16 January in Madrid, was in line with ISO 20121, ISO 14064 and PAS 2060 sustainability standards. This initiative forms part of Temenos’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy to...

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WISEALPHA SHORTLISTED FOR INDUSTRY-LEADING BANKING AWARDS
Jan20

WISEALPHA SHORTLISTED FOR INDUSTRY-LEADING BANKING AWARDS

WiseAlpha has been recognised as a leading investment provider for its bond market offering with the announcement of the British Bank Awards 2020 shortlist WiseAlpha has previously won the category ‘Best Investments Provider’ at the awards two years in a row and is nominated once again. Rezaah Ahmad, the founder and CEO of WiseAlpha Technologies says, “The British Bank Awards recognises the companies that are working hard to deliver...

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Global WealthTech Summit 2019: Suman Rao, Avaloq
Jan20

Global WealthTech Summit 2019: Suman Rao, Avaloq

We speak with Suman Rao, Avaloq about being at Global WealthTech Summit, fitting in the ecosystem and the biggest challenge in Wealth Management.

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RBR Branch Transformation 2019: James White, allen international
Jan20

RBR Branch Transformation 2019: James White, allen international

We speak with James White, allen international about the background on their company, how do they help by making bank branch a future and working with Bank of Ireland.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Suresh Vaghjiani, Tribe Payments
Jan20

FinTech Connect 2019: Suresh Vaghjiani, Tribe Payments

We speak with Suresh Vaghjiani, Tribe Payments about challenges around mobile and digital payments, trends in payments processing and being at FinTech Connect.

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Jim Wadsworth, Mastercard on exciting projects
Jan20

Jim Wadsworth, Mastercard on exciting projects

We speak with Jim Wadsworth, Mastercard about exciting projects they are working on.

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Martin Kearsley, Post Office on new technology
Jan20

Martin Kearsley, Post Office on new technology

We speak with Martin Kearsley, Post Office about how new tech is vital for non-bank branches improving customer experience. 

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Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on changing how branches operate
Jan20

Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on changing how branches operate

We speak with Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland about the changes in how branches operate.

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Janngo pledges €60 million at Davos to back African startups leveraging technology to achieve the SDGs
Jan20

Janngo pledges €60 million at Davos to back African startups leveraging technology to achieve the SDGs

Janngo unveils Janngo Capital Startup Fund, its €60m Venture Capital fund dedicated to financing tech-enabled startup accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, with a €15m anchor investment by the European Investment Bank ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 20, 2020/ — On the eve of its participation to the 50th World Economic Forum, Janngo (http://www.Janngo.Africa) pledges 60€ million to back...

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What the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) actually means…
Jan20

What the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) actually means…

By Dhanum Nursigadoo, Financial Crime Specialist,  Comply Advantage The EU’s regime to address anti-money laundering, and to counter the financing of terrorism is reinforced this week, with the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) coming into force. It impacts five main areas: cryptocurrencies, prepaid cards, high value goods, beneficial ownership, high-risk countries, and politically exposed persons. Cryptocurrency Virtual...

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FinTech Connect 2019: Jay Singer, Mastercard
Jan20

FinTech Connect 2019: Jay Singer, Mastercard

We speak with Jay Singer, Mastercard about being at the event, keynote speech at the event and meeting new innovate companies.

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Freedom Finance expands board with new Non-Executive Director
Jan20

Freedom Finance expands board with new Non-Executive Director

John-Paul Wilkins has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Freedom Finance, a fintech lending platform that uses smart sourcing to generate more personalised loan offers for customers. J-P will play a key role in supporting the company in delivering its ambitious growth strategy over the years ahead. As Managing Director of Runpath, J-P was instrumental in growing the business to become the pre-eminent trading platform that...

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Open Banking platform Tink completes €90 million investment round
Jan20

Open Banking platform Tink completes €90 million investment round

Tink today announces it has completed a €90 million investment round. This investment round follows Tink’s €56 million investment round in February 2019, which makes today’s funding Tink’s largest to date. This new funding will fuel Tink’s continued expansion across Europe and support further development of its open banking platform that enables banks, fintechs and startups to develop data-driven financial services. Through one API,...

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METRO BANK WELCOMES SECOND COHORT OF COLLEAGUES STUDYING FOR MSC IN RETAIL AND DIGITAL BANKING
Jan20

METRO BANK WELCOMES SECOND COHORT OF COLLEAGUES STUDYING FOR MSC IN RETAIL AND DIGITAL BANKING

20 Metro Bank colleagues have joined the second cohort of the UK’s first masters-level apprenticeship for senior banking professionals A fifth of Metro Bank colleagues who started the course last year have already been promoted internally Since launching the course a year ago, exclusively for Metro Bank colleagues in partnership with Cranfield School of Management, the degree has now been opened up to applicants from other banks Metro...

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Rabo Frontier Ventures invests in online UK mortgage broker Trussle
Jan20

Rabo Frontier Ventures invests in online UK mortgage broker Trussle

Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), the strategic investment fund of Rabobank, is investing in online UK mortgage broker Trussle. RFV participated in the funding round of £7.5m alongside existing investors, Goldman Sachs Growth, Finch Capital and San Francisco-based Propel Venture partners. This round of funding demonstrates investors’ confidence in the opportunity to revolutionise the UK mortgage market. Every year, millions of people in...

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CryptoCompare and Fintech Worldwide Announce London Blockchain Week Partnership
Jan20

CryptoCompare and Fintech Worldwide Announce London Blockchain Week Partnership

CryptoCompare, the global leader in digital asset data, and Fintech Worldwide (FWW), the world’s leading network for fintech, blockchain and digital impact, today announced an event partnership.  The partnership will convene the 6th annual London Blockchain Week, during which more than 4,000 participants are expected to participate in major conferences and community events throughout 4th-11th March 2020. The series of events will...

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ComplyAdvantage Hires Vatsa Narasimha as COO and CFO
Jan20

ComplyAdvantage Hires Vatsa Narasimha as COO and CFO

Former OANDA CEO joins award-winning regtech as they launch the next phase of global expansion ComplyAdvantage, the regtech company transforming the compliance industry through data science and machine learning to neutralize the risk of financial crimes, today announced the appointment of Vatsa Narasimha as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Narasimha is the former President and CEO of OANDA Global Corporation...

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Crypto banking startup Cashaa launches broker account for crypto businesses to enforce new FCA rules
Jan20

Crypto banking startup Cashaa launches broker account for crypto businesses to enforce new FCA rules

London-based crypto banking startup Cashaa is announcing the launch of a “Crypto Business/Broker” account to ensure crypto businesses/brokers are compliant with the FCA’s new rules for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance and Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD).  Cashaa’s mission is to help crypto businesses get access to banking who have always struggled with traditional banks. Finally, in 2019, it started...

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Insurance Nexus Unveils Agenda and Announces Brand-New Speaker Line-Up for Fourth Annual Connected Claims USA Summit 2020
Jan17

Insurance Nexus Unveils Agenda and Announces Brand-New Speaker Line-Up for Fourth Annual Connected Claims USA Summit 2020

As customer expectations have risen thanks to new platforms and products, so too has the level of technological sophistication as artificial intelligence, chatbots, drones, telematics and apps have become common in multiple industries. The insurance industry is now at a critical juncture as carriers seek to transform their claims processes, using new technologies to meet rising customer expectations and reduce costs. According to a...

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NICE Actimize Adds Cryptocurrency Innovator CipherTrace to  X-Sight Marketplace to Enhance Due Diligence and Reduce Risk
Jan17

NICE Actimize Adds Cryptocurrency Innovator CipherTrace to X-Sight Marketplace to Enhance Due Diligence and Reduce Risk

With cryptocurrency-related compliance issues on the rise, and an increase in enforcement actions anticipated, the need for financial institutions to adopt solid AML programs addressing this market segment is expected to escalate this year. With this activity at the forefront, NICE Actimize, a NICE business (Nasdaq: NICE) and leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management, today announced that CipherTrace, a leading provider of...

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FinTech Connect 2019: Benoît Legrand, ING
Jan17

FinTech Connect 2019: Benoît Legrand, ING

We speak with Benoît Legrand, ING  about how they are finding the event, keynote speech and what’s next for human interaction in finance.

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Kevin Emery, UL on providing payment choice for consumers
Jan17

Kevin Emery, UL on providing payment choice for consumers

We speak with Kevin Emery, UL about how can traditional merchants and PSPs come together to provide payment choice for consumers.

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Richard Benson, allen international on omnichannel
Jan17

Richard Benson, allen international on omnichannel

We speak with Richard Benson, allen international about how can they help financial institutions grapple with the omnichannel concept.

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Shell Launches Uconnect Market In-vehicle Fuel Payment
Jan17

Shell Launches Uconnect Market In-vehicle Fuel Payment

Shell Oil Company (Shell), the largest fuel network in the United States announced today that Shell-branded stations across the U.S. will now accept payment through Uconnect Market, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) new in-vehicle commerce platform. Shell now becomes the only vendor in Uconnect Market allowing consumers to find the nearest gas station, purchase fuel and services, and save money on Shell fuel purchases, all from the...

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FinTech Connect 2019: Anurag Bhatia, Mphasis
Jan17

FinTech Connect 2019: Anurag Bhatia, Mphasis

We speak with Anurag Bhatia, Mphasis about the biggest trends within customer-centric finance, investing in customer-centric and how has the event been for them.

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Zeux – The first mobile money app to pay, transact and invest in one place launches 5% interest savings alternative option
Jan17

Zeux – The first mobile money app to pay, transact and invest in one place launches 5% interest savings alternative option

Zeux (www.zeux.com), a UK financial institution has launched a safe, Easy Access Money Pot mobile solution which gives app users 5% interest AER. (This is up to 25 times higher than some high street banks saving interest rates).  The Easy Access Money Pot – your savings account alternative – is guaranteed by two financial institutions, Zeux Ltd and Wecash. The way Zeux has set up its savings-like account is widespread and...

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Visa To Acquire Plaid
Jan17

Visa To Acquire Plaid

Visa Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Plaid, a network that makes it easy for people to securely connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives. Visa will pay total purchase consideration of $5.3 billion to acquire Plaid. Plaid’s products enable consumers to conveniently share their financial information with thousands of apps and services such as Acorns, Betterment,...

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Jim Wadsworth, Mastercard on customers
Jan17

Jim Wadsworth, Mastercard on customers

We speak with Jim Wadsworth, Mastercard about how do financial institutions find out what the customers are looking for.

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FinTech Connect 2019: Max Liu, EMQ
Jan17

FinTech Connect 2019: Max Liu, EMQ

We speak with Max Liu, EMQ about the biggest challenges facing the global payments industry, what are they excited about FinTech Connect and their keynote speech.

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FinTech Connect 2019: James Borley, FSCom
Jan17

FinTech Connect 2019: James Borley, FSCom

We speak with James Borley, FSCom about the changes and the challenges in regulation and being at the event.

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Martin Kearsley, Post Office on trend in the financial institutions 
Jan17

Martin Kearsley, Post Office on trend in the financial institutions 

We speak with Martin Kearsley, Post Office about the trend in the financial institutions.

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Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on financial services
Jan17

Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland on financial services

We speak with Áine McCleary, Bank of Ireland about what financial services will customers be able to carry out in the future.

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TemTum Launches World’s Fastest Payment Mobile Wallet on iOS and Android
Jan17

TemTum Launches World’s Fastest Payment Mobile Wallet on iOS and Android

TemTum (temtum.com), the quantum-secure, ultra-fast, carbon-neutral cryptocurrency network, today announced the launch of its iOS and Android mobile wallet application. The TemTum network allows any internet-connected device to conduct transactions, including phones, drones, watches, and cars. With the TemTum mobile wallet application and keyboard payment functionality, anyone can manage their TemTum cryptocurrency with...

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Poorest areas of England face squeeze in SME finance
Jan17

Poorest areas of England face squeeze in SME finance

Across Great Britain, SME lending by major banks fell by 8% between 2014 and 2018 Small businesses in the North West saw the largest reduction in lending of more than 16%, whilst London had the smallest fall in SME lending out of all British regions The most deprived areas in England received £41 billion less in SME finance than the wealthiest areas in 2014-2018, despite having similar populations The local authorities where SME...

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Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) announces appointment of Non-Executive Director Richard Anderson
Jan17

Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) announces appointment of Non-Executive Director Richard Anderson

Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR), the independent body established to implement the £775 million Royal Bank of Scotland Alternative Remedies Package, today announces the appointment of Richard Anderson as Non-Executive Director to its board. Richard will join the BCR leadership team alongside John Howard as one of two non-executive directors working alongside the board. He is a former Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management...

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Ingenico Makes Dual Impact as Payment Partner for The Card and Payments Awards
Jan17

Ingenico Makes Dual Impact as Payment Partner for The Card and Payments Awards

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, today marks two significant milestones as the payment partner of the prestigious industry awards body, The Card and Payments Awards (TCPA). Not only is it celebrating a decade of supporting the awards, but also raising more than £100,000 through its payment terminals for TCPA’s chosen charities during that time. Each year, TCPA selects a charity to support and raise funds for on...

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