SiGMA welcomes a record breaking 12,500 through its doors
Dec14

SiGMA welcomes a record breaking 12,500 through its doors

SiGMA welcomed a record number of attendees through its doors. 12,500 delegates, speakers and sponsors converged for the SiGMA 2018 Summit, breaking previously held attendance records and setting the standard for future events. Held on the 28th to 30th of November, the event saw intense interest from both local and global quarters, bringing a truly worldwide perspective to proceedings. The Summit was kicked off by an elegant Awards...

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Western Union Works with TerraPay to Expand Payout Options to Millions of Mobile Wallets
Dec14

Western Union Works with TerraPay to Expand Payout Options to Millions of Mobile Wallets

Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announces an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers’ mobile wallets across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. TerraPay’s low value payments network connects financial instruments internationally. The...

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Partnership brings together one of the world’s fastest-growing brokerages and Galileo’s industry-leading technology
Dec13

Partnership brings together one of the world’s fastest-growing brokerages and Galileo’s industry-leading technology

Galileo, a leading and trusted technology partner for fintech and payments, today announced that its technology and know-how is helping to power Robinhood Checking & Savings, unveiled this morning in a blog post from Robinhood. Galileo’s highly customizable payments infrastructure has been integrated into Robinhood Checking & Savings, which earns three percent annual interest, has no fees, and offers access to over 75,000...

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Alexander Zwart, Rabobank on improving customer experience
Dec13

Alexander Zwart, Rabobank on improving customer experience

Alexander Zwart, Head of Digital Channels & CX at Rabobank talks about how the amount of data the bank has on the customer mean that you can improve their experience.

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Guy Thorne, Cennox
Dec13

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Guy Thorne, Cennox

We talk to Guy Thorne, Cennox about the company, their clients and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Steve Kenny, Axis Communications
Dec13

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Steve Kenny, Axis Communications

We talk to Steve Kenny, Axis Communications about the event, customer experience and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Jonathan Simpson Tarling, Banking Automation
Dec13

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Jonathan Simpson Tarling, Banking Automation

We talk to Jonathan Simpson Tarling, Banking Automation about the company, what they have been working on and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Javed Anjum, Glory
Dec13

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Javed Anjum, Glory

We talk to Javed Anjum, Glory about the importance of the event, their product and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Peter Strom, March Networks
Dec13

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Peter Strom, March Networks

We talk to Peter Strom, March Networks about the event, helping clients and more!

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Strong growth in card acceptance fuelled by consumer demand and government campaigns
Dec13

Strong growth in card acceptance fuelled by consumer demand and government campaigns

UnionPay maintains its position as the world’s largest card scheme Brand new research from RBR reveals that the number of payment cards in circulation worldwide reached 15 billion at the end of 2017, with UnionPay continuing to hold the largest share Financial inclusion initiatives drive growth in card issuing There were 15 billion payment cards in circulation around the world at the end of 2017, up by 6% since the end of 2016,...

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NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Foundation join forces to accelerate IoT identity management solutions
Dec13

NEXT Biometrics and IOTA Foundation join forces to accelerate IoT identity management solutions

NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, today announced a global collaboration with IOTA Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and permission-less ecosystem development. NEXT and the IOTA Foundation will work together to develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions integrating NEXT’s leading fingerprint sensor technology and IOTA Foundation’s...

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Swanest launches Risk & Return Scanner for financial media
Dec13

Swanest launches Risk & Return Scanner for financial media

Helps self-directed investors make more informed decisions by automating the risk and expected return analysis of their financial assets Swanest, a robo-adviser that makes intelligent investing simple, today launched Risk & Return Scanner, an investment calculator for financial media that automates risk and expected return analysis through the use of algorithms. For the first time, self-directed investors now have easy access to...

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Centtrip among Britain’s 100 fastest-growing companies
Dec13

Centtrip among Britain’s 100 fastest-growing companies

Research group Beauhurst and crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom have named Centtrip one of Britain’s Top 100 fastest-growing businesses in 2018 by valuation. “This is a fantastic achievement and testament to our strong growth,” said Brian Jamieson, CEO of Centtrip. “When we founded Centtrip, we wanted to make a difference in the fintech sector by bringing together a diverse and talented team and building smart technology to serve our...

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Temenos selected by its first public bank in Tunisia for digital transformation
Dec13

Temenos selected by its first public bank in Tunisia for digital transformation

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced that Banque de l’Habitat (BH) has signed for T24 Core Banking, Payments, Channels, Analytics, Financial Crime Mitigation and Enterprise Risk Management. Banque de l’Habitat selected Temenos for its best-in-class technology, superior functionality, and the lowest total cost of ownership over a five-year span. Banque de l’Habitat offers a diversified range of financial...

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The rise and fall of bitcoin mining: DAG-based solutions aim to cut costs and replace a once-booming industry
Dec13

The rise and fall of bitcoin mining: DAG-based solutions aim to cut costs and replace a once-booming industry

By: Dr. Byung Ik Ahn, CEO of Fantom Foundation The dynamic nature of cryptocurrencies has often lent itself to contentious conversation, with one ongoing debate being the future of crypto mining. Chinese crypto giant Bitmain announced that it would soon be rolling out a new firmware update to increase mining effectiveness, reinforcing the company as a proponent of mining profitability. Contrarily, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), a...

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aelf Partners With Cred to offer Crypto-Backed Financial Services to its Ecosystem
Dec13

aelf Partners With Cred to offer Crypto-Backed Financial Services to its Ecosystem

aelf, a multi-chain blockchain network and pioneer in blockchain for business, has announced a strategic partnership with Cred, a leading provider of crypto-backed lending and treasury management services. As a part of the partnership, Cred joins the aelf Innovation Alliance, to collaborate with influential blockchain industry actors to fast-track commercial adoption. As the treasury management partner in aelf’s...

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RSRCHXchange announces Partner Provider Programme 2018 intake
Dec13

RSRCHXchange announces Partner Provider Programme 2018 intake

RSRCHXchange, the research marketplace and aggregator, today announced the launch of its Partner Provider Programme including the first intake of sell side firms. Over the past few months, RSRCHXchange has witnessed a growing demand for a research marketplace from banks, brokers and independent research providers. The new Partner Provider Programme represents those firms who opt into the RSRCHX marketplace to sell their research...

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Australia’s first SME “challenger” bank selects VERMEG for their Regulatory Reporting
Dec13

Australia’s first SME “challenger” bank selects VERMEG for their Regulatory Reporting

VERMEG the banking and insurance software solution leader has announced today that Australian Challenger Bank, Judo Capital have selected VERMEG’s AgileREPORTER package, to meet its’ Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) reporting requirements as part of its’ full banking licence application. Judo Capital is a SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) lender, focused on re-introducing the craft of business lending and will use...

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MDX’s Project IOWA and FactEntry forge new content collaboration
Dec13

MDX’s Project IOWA and FactEntry forge new content collaboration

MDX Technology’s Project IOWA, the new market data business driven ecosystem, announces its first strategic partnership with FactEntry. FactEntry is an independent provider of bond data and documents which supports the needs of fixed income and credit professionals. MDX Technology is recognised as the industry standard in providing data capture & contribution solutions direct to end user consumers, Project IOWA brings these two...

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Decentralized Computing Platform Ultrain Secures Investment from NEO Global Capital to Build Its Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure
Dec13

Decentralized Computing Platform Ultrain Secures Investment from NEO Global Capital to Build Its Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure

Ultrain, the decentralized blockchain computing platform for large-scale business and industrial applications, has announced a strategic investment from NEO Global Capital (NGC), one of the world’s leading blockchain investment firms with over $400 million in assets, following previous investment from Arrington XRP Capital, Draper Dragon, and DHVC. Established in 2017, Ultrain’s founding team is comprised of leading cryptographers and...

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GROWTH IN BUSINESS R&D SPENDING  STAGNATES DESPITE TORY PLEDGE
Dec13

GROWTH IN BUSINESS R&D SPENDING STAGNATES DESPITE TORY PLEDGE

Spending on research and development (R&D) by UK businesses has stagnated since the EU referendum and needs a major boost to hit the Government’s target of 2.4% GDP by 2027, R&D tax relief specialist Catax warns today. R&D spending in UK businesses has hovered at just 1.1% of GDP for more than 10 years despite the introduction of R&D tax credits designed to reward and encourage innovation in 2000. Earlier this year...

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Equifax Ignite™ data and analytics suite launches in UK
Dec13

Equifax Ignite™ data and analytics suite launches in UK

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, is launching its Equifax Ignite™ solution to the UK market, following a successful launch in North America. An integrated portfolio of data, analytics and visualisation tools, Equifax Ignite enables companies to understand and take advantage of data to innovate and inform their business decisions and strategy. Equifax Ignite offers a robust analytics environment, hosted in the cloud....

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Revolut scores European banking licence as it edges closer towards becoming the Amazon of Banking
Dec13

Revolut scores European banking licence as it edges closer towards becoming the Amazon of Banking

Revolut has today unveiled plans for full current accounts, consumer lending and commission-free stock trading, as the London-based fintech is granted a European banking licence. Revolut will begin implementing the licence next year, initially focusing on smaller European countries, before eventually passporting the banking licence to key markets including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Poland. Launched three years ago,...

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Revolut lands Specialised Bank license facilitated by Bank of Lithuania
Dec13

Revolut lands Specialised Bank license facilitated by Bank of Lithuania

Today, Revolut together with the Bank of Lithuania have announced that the challenger bank received a Specialised Bank License, which will allow offering and passporting an even wider range of solutions to customers in Europe. The move of getting a license in mainland Europe has been considered by many a hedge against Brexit. Having received both the Specialised Bank license and Electronic Money Institution facilitated by the Bank of...

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JUMO SECURES US$12.5M INVESTMENT FROM ODEY ASSET MANAGEMENT BRINGING TOTAL FUNDS RAISED TO US$103M
Dec13

JUMO SECURES US$12.5M INVESTMENT FROM ODEY ASSET MANAGEMENT BRINGING TOTAL FUNDS RAISED TO US$103M

JUMO, the largest and fastest growing technology platform for operating inclusive mobile financial services marketplaces in emerging markets, today announced a US$12.5 million investment from Odey Asset Management. In addition, James Hanbury, Partner at Odey Asset Management, joins the Board of JUMO. Odey Asset Management is a leading, London-based investment firm managing global capital for institutional investors, wealth managers,...

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First EU merchant live on unified neobanking & payments platform.
Dec13

First EU merchant live on unified neobanking & payments platform.

iSignthis Ltd subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney Ltd, trading as ISXPay® (“the Company”), is pleased to announce its first merchant has gone live on its own integrated and unified neobanking platform comprising principal acquiring platform for Visa, Mastercard and JCB, with fund settlements being deposited to ISXPay issued ISEMCY22 International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs). John Karantzis, CEO of iSignthis Ltd, said “We have passed yet...

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Banks can navel gaze at Silicon Valley – but they won’t find answers to their tech problems!
Dec13

Banks can navel gaze at Silicon Valley – but they won’t find answers to their tech problems!

By John Marks, CCO of financial markets technology consultancy Adaptive Pinstriped suits in the boardroom vs skinny jeans on a beanbag. One would think the trendy techies of Silicon Valley and City slickers of Wall Street have very little in common. So why, with the two culturally worlds apart, are we seeing some of the best and brightest tech minds across investment banking seeking inspiration from the likes of Facebook and Google?...

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Why cash and ATMs still have a major place in the payments landscape
Dec13

Why cash and ATMs still have a major place in the payments landscape

Mark Aldred, Banking Specialist, Auriga Don’t write an obituary for cash and ATMs – they still have a key role to play in our everyday lives and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Less than 12 months after the ATM celebrated its 50th birthday, it seems signs of a bright future are dimming fast. In the UK for example, ATMs are closing at a record rate and there are already so-called ‘ATM deserts’ in some areas where the...

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Overall Concerns Remain High in Wolters Kluwer’s 2018 U.S. Regulatory and Risk Management Indicator Survey
Dec13

Overall Concerns Remain High in Wolters Kluwer’s 2018 U.S. Regulatory and Risk Management Indicator Survey

Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business has released the results of its annual Regulatory and Risk Management Indicator survey for the U.S., showing a Main Indicator Score of 85, representing continued anxiety on certain risk and regulatory issues that demand close attention. However, there is a notable easing in the anxiety levels of U.S. banks and credit unions in managing their risk and regulatory compliance obligations as...

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Stuart Allison, Alogent
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Stuart Allison, Alogent

We talk to Stuart Allison, Alogent about their success, their work in the financial service and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Morten Jorgensen, RBR
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Morten Jorgensen, RBR

We talk to Morten Jorgensen, RBR about their work throughout the year, the event and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Mark Aldred, Auriga
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Mark Aldred, Auriga

We talk to Mark Aldred, Auriga about the event, their branches, customers and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Matt Phillips, Diebold Nixdorf
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: Matt Phillips, Diebold Nixdorf

We talk to Matt Phillips, Diebold Nixdorf about the event, customer needs, their company and more!

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018: James White, Allen International
Dec12

RBR Branch Transformation 2018: James White, Allen International

We talk to James White, Allen International about their work over a few years, clients, customer and more!

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Martyn Atkinson, Metro Bank on what are the big challenges with IT at the moment
Dec12

Martyn Atkinson, Metro Bank on what are the big challenges with IT at the moment

We talk to Martyn Atkinson Chief Information Officer at Metro Bank about the big challenges with IT at the...

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Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on banks improving their customer experience
Dec12

Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial on banks improving their customer experience

Mark Bradbury, Founder at Apply Financial talks about what benefits are the banks starting to see from improving their customer experience.

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Kingdom of Bahrain Eyes Global Leadership in Open Banking
Dec12

Kingdom of Bahrain Eyes Global Leadership in Open Banking

Signalling the pace at which the Kingdom of Bahrain is embracing the new era of open banking, in just one week the Kingdom’s regulator, the Central Bank of Bahrain, has mandated open banking adoption for Bahraini retail banks that provide online banking services to their customers[1] and provided an in-principle confirmation to the first domestic open banking infrastructure provider, Almoayed Technologies.[2] Since April 2018, in...

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PARIS BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT: FIRST INTERNATIONAL EVENT DEDICATED TO THE BLOCKCHAIN INDUSTRY 10 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION OF BITCOIN.
Dec12

PARIS BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT: FIRST INTERNATIONAL EVENT DEDICATED TO THE BLOCKCHAIN INDUSTRY 10 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION OF BITCOIN.

Paris Blockchain Summit is the largest event of its kind in France. The event will gather major international key players of the Blockchain ecosystem including well-known influencers, investors, government representatives, blockchain developers, law firms and service providers. For the first edition, Paris Blockchain Summit will occur in an atypical place in Paris, La Palmeraie: 1500 m² of exhibition and conference area surrounded by...

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SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt has notified the Board of his intention to step down at the end of June 2019, after seven years in the role.
Dec12

SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt has notified the Board of his intention to step down at the end of June 2019, after seven years in the role.

“Gottfried’s tenure has been remarkable”, says SWIFT Chairman Yawar Shah. “During his time as CEO, the industry has faced unprecedented change and challenges, but under his leadership SWIFT has transformed itself to become a much stronger, more modern and agile organisation that is now driving change across the industry. As CEO, Gottfried has ensured SWIFT remains on a sound financial footing, reinforced SWIFT’s risk and security...

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Stuart Doignie appointed Head of SME Banking at Starling Bank
Dec12

Stuart Doignie appointed Head of SME Banking at Starling Bank

Starling Bank, the leading mobile-only bank, today announces the appointment of Stuart Doignie as head of SME Banking. Stuart brings with him 18 years of industry experience in business and consumer lending, fraud prevention and a keen interest in motor sport (he is a current UK National Drag Racing Champion.) He joins Starling from Ezbob, a leader in the Lending-as-a-Service market, where he served as Chief Risk Officer. At Ezbob,...

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FINTECH Bridge China UK
Dec12

FINTECH Bridge China UK

Tuesday 11th December Writing this blogpost from the back of an auditorium at Allen & Overy LLP’s London headquarters. The conference in question: FINTECH Bridge China UK—an invite-only event that commemorates the fintech connections made between the two nations. Susanne Chishti head of FINTECH Circle, Vice Chairman of China Britain Business Council (CBBC) Sir Tom Troubridge, and Sunan Jiang from the Chinese Embassy kicked off...

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Center for Financial Professionals announces new FinTech Research and Advisory Board
Dec12

Center for Financial Professionals announces new FinTech Research and Advisory Board

The Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro), a leading international research organization for the finance industry, has announced the launch of the FinTech 250 research program. Furthermore, CeFPro has announced the formation of its FinTech Advisory Board, a group of over sixty industry experts, to provide independent insight and rigor in evaluating key market trends and ranking FinTech companies. FinTech Advisory Board member...

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Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches
Dec12

Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Our hosts Simon and Ryan are joined by Menno van Leeuwen, Head of Business & Customer Development at Moneyou, Guy Stiebel, VP Products at SCANOVATE and Paul Stamper, Head of Financial Services, Ipsos MORI. First up, all the misinformation in the world. Monzo attacked for lending customers money to buy its shares. Monzo, has been accused of “going beyond the pale” by allowing its customers to get into debt to...

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Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance
Dec12

Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In this week’s insights show we’re bringing you a deep discussion on what’s happening in the regtech space. We have some brilliant experts to take on these issues including: Jason Boud, CEO of Regtech associates Diana Paredes, CEO + Co-founder Suade Labs Nick Cook, Head of Regtech & Advanced Analytics FCA Nas Ahmed, General Counsel, 11:FS Our roundtable talks about what regtech is solving for,...

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Protean Risk launches exclusive fintech insurance product
Dec12

Protean Risk launches exclusive fintech insurance product

Protean Risk, a specialist fintech insurance broker, has launched a new and comprehensive insurance product designed to target key operational risks impacting the sector – broadly categorised as theft, fraud, negligence, data compromise, and cyber-attacks – thus offering significantly more extensive protection than other insurance policies traditionally available. By combining previously separate policies into one seamless policy,...

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New State Street Research Reveals Almost Half of Institutional Investors Cite Emerging Technology as Key to Growth
Dec12

New State Street Research Reveals Almost Half of Institutional Investors Cite Emerging Technology as Key to Growth

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced today the publication of its latest study, New Routes to Growth[1], which surveyed more than 500 global asset managers, asset owners and insurance companies to understand the challenges they face in achieving their growth objectives. This is the second annual Growth study led by State Street. The results of the survey show that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of institutional investors...

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PERFECT BANKING SOLUTION FOR PERFECTCARD
Dec12

PERFECT BANKING SOLUTION FOR PERFECTCARD

PerfectCard, the FinTech provider of employee reward and corporate expense solutions, has joined Banking Circle to streamline payment reconciliation. Financial utility, Banking Circle, provides ground-breaking financial services infrastructure, helping banks and FinTechs to provide their customers with fast and cost-effective banking and payment solutions, without having to make significant investment in in-house systems. PerfectCard,...

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Lancor Scientific proves the use of a digital token for global blockchain-based cancer screening
Dec12

Lancor Scientific proves the use of a digital token for global blockchain-based cancer screening

Early detection cancer screening start-up Lancor Scientific has validated an integrated system that will provide users with a seamless journey whilst they conduct cancer screenings, using its digital token. London-based Lancor Scientific has tested and linked the use of its smart-contract-driven Medici token to its global blockchain-based cancer registry – the Lancor Blockchain Platform (LBP). For the first time, people from all...

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PiggyBank honoured as UK Complaint Handling Finalists
Dec12

PiggyBank honoured as UK Complaint Handling Finalists

Having had a successful year of award nominations and wins PiggyBank, owned by the Bournemouth-based fintech company DJS (UK) Limited, has been shortlisted as a finalist at the UK Complaint Handling Awards 2019. The UK Complaint Handling Awards is the only programme in this country to recognise the organisations who are dedicated to successful complaint handling. They present the opportunity to celebrate and share techniques and...

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iwoca adds Barclays and HSBC to Open Banking connections
Dec12

iwoca adds Barclays and HSBC to Open Banking connections

iwoca,the UK’s fastest growing small business lender, today announces it has connected to Barclays and HSBC banks under Open Banking. This expands the number of Open Banking connections offered by iwoca to three, including Lloyds Bank, and will enable more than 60 percent of the lender’s customers to take advantage of the Open Banking service. Open Banking is the new regulation which allows customers to give verified third-parties...

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