OakNorth completes £60m facility to Affordable Housing & Healthcare Group for the development of three new retirement schemes
Jun24

OakNorth completes £60m facility to Affordable Housing & Healthcare Group for the development of three new retirement schemes

AHH is renowned for providing innovative solutions for healthy, affordable retirement living through its unique offering of beautiful age-friendly communities, bespoke healthcare and lifestyle services, and innovative home ownership options; Demand for retirement housing outweighs supply: over 11,000 new extra care units need to be built each year by 2026 to keep up with demand, yet only 3,220 have been built annually for the last...

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Trade Ledger launches new cloud technology  for Invoice Finance Providers
Jun24

Trade Ledger launches new cloud technology for Invoice Finance Providers

Trade Ledger, the world’s first open banking business lending platform has launched a new turn-key Automated Invoice Finance Platform for banks and alternative finance providers looking to deliver faster and more flexible working capital solutions to their business customers. Launched to coincide with the commercial finance sector’s key event, the NACFB Expo, the solution is designed to help financial institutions adopt...

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Wealth Dynamix expands global offering in wake of exponential growth
Jun24

Wealth Dynamix expands global offering in wake of exponential growth

Wealth Dynamix launched its WDX1 platform in response to a demanding regulatory climate, a new generation of more sophisticated clients and increasingly complex digital challenges. WDX1 comprises three modules in an integrated client lifecycle solution: WDX Engage, WDX Onboard and WDX Manage. Wealth Dynamix’s offering now provides an end-to-end Client Lifecycle Management solution to help engage and nurture prospects, onboard new...

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Glue42  appoints Sean  Stephens as Chief Revenue Officer
Jun24

Glue42  appoints Sean  Stephens as Chief Revenue Officer

Glue42, the company bringing an entirely new desktop experience to financial institutions, has appointed Sean Stephens as its Chief Revenue Officer. The position was created to further capitalize on the market opportunity and guide the  firm through its next growth phase.     TABB Group’s Monica Summerville highlights that capital market and asset management desktops can be very crowded, with literally hundreds of applications...

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James Smith, on Ethos
Jun21

James Smith, on Ethos

We speak with James Smith, Director of Digital at Nationwide Building Society about the Ethos, how do they try to maintain the balance between digital and keeping the branch experience the same.

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Hardik Shah, on the Future
Jun21

Hardik Shah, on the Future

We speak with Hardik Shah from Currencies Direct about use cases of the future.

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John A. Hutton, on Instant Payments
Jun21

John A. Hutton, on Instant Payments

We speak with John A. Hutton, Nationwide about how difficult is it to find the balance between instant payments and accuracy about where the payment goes.

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The Fintech Fix: The Fintech Hollywood Movement
Jun21

The Fintech Fix: The Fintech Hollywood Movement

In this episode of The Fintech Fix, we look at some of the biggest stories of the week – Facebook unveiling Libra, Monzo moving to the USA, and Sibos Ahoy!

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James Smith, on AI and digital banking
Jun21

James Smith, on AI and digital banking

We speak with James Smith, Director of Digital at Nationwide Building Society about do they think we are going to start seeing AI and digital banking move to demographics other than the younger generations.

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TransUnion response to the latest ONS retail sales figures
Jun21

TransUnion response to the latest ONS retail sales figures

Response to the latest ONS retail sales figures Ryan Kemp, director of retail at TransUnion comments on the latest ONS Retail Sales Index: “Overall, the volume of total retail sales in the three months to May increased by 1.6%. Whilst that’s positive news given the current economic uncertainty in light of the protracted Brexit negotiations, a closer look at the figures reveals that it’s online sales that continue to drive growth –...

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Majority of investors doubt Bank of England’s interest rate prediction
Jun21

Majority of investors doubt Bank of England’s interest rate prediction

54% of peer-to-peer lenders surveyed are not confident in the Bank of England’s claim that there will be more frequent increases to the interest rate in the next two years, according to the latest figures from Assetz Capital’s Q2 Investor Barometer. The peer-to-peer marketplace lender canvassed the views of its 34,400-strong investor community and found that 41% were confident in the central bank’s prediction that there will be more...

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Broadridge Adds New Private Market Data to its Distribution Insight Platform for Institutional Asset Managers
Jun21

Broadridge Adds New Private Market Data to its Distribution Insight Platform for Institutional Asset Managers

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, has entered into an agreement with Preqin, the leading provider of global private market data, to offer clients private assets and flows data for alternative products. The Preqin data comprises intelligence on approximately $10.42 trillion of assets in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure,...

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PrePay Solutions Partners with Amaiz
Jun21

PrePay Solutions Partners with Amaiz

PrePay Solutions (PPS), subsidiary of Edenred, the global leader in payment solutions for the working world, today announces its official partnership with mobile-only B2B banking company, Amaiz. The deal represents PPS’ continued commitment to the support of emerging fintech companies and innovative B2B solutions. With entrepreneurs and sole traders already playing a big part in the UK economy, experts predict this to continue...

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Emma Huntington, on The Future
Jun20

Emma Huntington, on The Future

We speak with Emma Huntington, Nationwide on where does she see the future of the financial services.

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Toby Triebel, on the future of Wealthsimple
Jun20

Toby Triebel, on the future of Wealthsimple

We speak with Toby Triebel, CEO at Wealthsimple, about the future of the company.

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FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Twan Burghouts, Software Group
Jun20

FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Twan Burghouts, Software Group

We speak with Twan Burghouts, Software Group on what they are building at the Hackathon, payments ecosystem and much more!

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FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Mitesh Soni, Finastra
Jun20

FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Mitesh Soni, Finastra

We speak with Mitesh Soni, Finastra on the background on the Hackathon, strong ideas within the hackathon and open banking.

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FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Chirine BenZaied Bourgerie, Finastra
Jun20

FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Chirine BenZaied Bourgerie, Finastra

We speak with Chirine BenZaied Bourgerie, Finastra about the background on the hackathon, their mission and what types of apps are being built.

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FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Eyal Dushansky, Rewire
Jun20

FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Eyal Dushansky, Rewire

We speak with Eyal Dushansky, Rewire about what they are building, background on their company and the FabricCloud.

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FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Finastra
Jun20

FusionONE Hackathon 2019: Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Finastra

We speak with Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Finastra about what they are building, how it works and working together as a team.

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James Smith, on digital experience
Jun20

James Smith, on digital experience

We speak with James Smith, Director of Digital at Nationwide Building Society about how do they marry the digital experience with also helping people when they get into a branch.

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Leading European cryptoasset platform launches its institutional custody service with the integration of the Ledger Vault system
Jun20

Leading European cryptoasset platform launches its institutional custody service with the integration of the Ledger Vault system

Coinhouse, the leading European platform that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to buy and sell digital assets, announces it has integrated Ledger Vault’s multi-authorization cryptocurrency wallet management solution. Coinhouse’s vault as a service solution has been battle-tested and is now available for European qualified investors who expect full transparency and protection from crypto hacks. The...

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James Smith, Nationwide on keeping up with digital banks
Jun20

James Smith, Nationwide on keeping up with digital banks

We speak with James Smith, Director of Digital at Nationwide Building Society about what are some of the challenges facing large institutions and how are they keeping up with the digital-only banks....

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Toby Triebel, on providing low fees
Jun20

Toby Triebel, on providing low fees

We speak with Toby Triebel, CEO at Wealthsimple, about how they provide low fees to their customers.

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Wolters Kluwer Wins Risk Magazine’s Prestigious Regulatory Reporting
Jun20

Wolters Kluwer Wins Risk Magazine’s Prestigious Regulatory Reporting

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business has won a major award from Risk magazine. For the second year running its OneSumX for Regulatory Reporting solution has been named Regulatory Reporting System of the Year in the publication’s annual Technology Awards which celebrate excellence and innovation. The awards, which are widely regarded to be among the most prestigious accolades for financial technology, were...

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State Street Comments on Federal Open Market Committee Meeting
Jun20

State Street Comments on Federal Open Market Committee Meeting

In reaction to today’s US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, Lee Ferridge, head of multi-asset strategy, the Americas at State Street Global Markets; and Antoine Lesné, head of EMEA strategy and research for SPDR ETFs, offer their views. Ferridge commented, “As expected, the FOMC left rates unchanged in June’s meeting but opened the door widely to the prospect of a July cut. With the market pricing more than an 80 percent...

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NatWest current accounts can now be opened with a selfie
Jun20

NatWest current accounts can now be opened with a selfie

NatWest is the first high street bank to enable customers to open an account in minutes using a selfie and photo ID to verify who they are. Using state of the art AI, real-time biometric checks confirm their selfie matches the image in their photographic ID and ID documents are authenticated preventing fraudulent applications and removing the need to provide ID documents either by post or in branch. Frans Woelders, Chief Digital...

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Fintech Insider USA: Alex Sion, Citi Ventures (S1E6)
Jun20

Fintech Insider USA: Alex Sion, Citi Ventures (S1E6)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Welcome back to the 6th and final episode of this new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, Sam Maul meets Alex Sion, Co-Head of D10X at Citi Ventures! To start the episode, Alex explains what D10X actually is, and what the name stands for. The programme has been active for about 4 years and the consumer side is organised around two macro themes: modern life and economic vitality. Alex argues that the nuclear...

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Neil Morgan & Caroline Lucas-Conwell, GoCardless
Jun20

Neil Morgan & Caroline Lucas-Conwell, GoCardless

The Fintech Finance team heads out to Money20/20 in Amsterdam and catches up with Neil Morgan, CMO & Caroline Lucas-Conwell, International Marketing at GoCardless. We speak about the background on their company, how will the SCA impact the online recurring payments industry and insight into the global payments...

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LendingCrowd appoints General Counsel and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Jun20

LendingCrowd appoints General Counsel and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

LendingCrowd, Scotland’s only fintech lending platform, has appointed Robbie McKenzie to the newly created post of General Counsel and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer. A dual-qualified lawyer holding practising certificates in both Scotland and England, Robbie will lead LendingCrowd’s legal, risk and compliance function and act as anti-money laundering officer. A particular focus will be ensuring LendingCrowd adheres fully with...

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Legerity FastPost helps leading life insurer to automate new financial reporting and disclosures process
Jun20

Legerity FastPost helps leading life insurer to automate new financial reporting and disclosures process

Aegon UK, a leading savings, protection and investment service provider has selected Legerity Limited’s FastPost IFRS 17 solution to help it transition to the new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 17). The new standard takes effect from January 2022 and is one of the most significant changes to accounting in the insurance sector in years, Legerity will provide Aegon UK with its third generation FastPost Accounting Rules...

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N26 Review – Best Challenger Bank For Business?
Jun20

N26 Review – Best Challenger Bank For Business?

SIGN UP FOR N26 – https://n26.com/r/stuartt4754 Welcome back to Stu’s Reviews! Today I take a look at N26 – one of the newest challenger banks on the market in the UK… and what could be the best business account for smaller businesses? Support me on PATREON; http://www.patreon.com/stusreviews SOCIAL; Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/StusReviewsUK Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/StusReviewsUK...

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Finastra recognized as a global Fintech leader for second year running
Jun20

Finastra recognized as a global Fintech leader for second year running

Finastra has been named a global power seller in banking platform deals for the second year running. The research, “Don’t Select Banking Software Without Understanding The State Of The Banking Platform Market, by Forrester’s, Jost Hoppermann,” celebrates 104 new name deals for Finastra for last year, and 273 extended business deals. Separately, the firm has topped the IBS Intelligence Sales League Table as the overall global...

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N26 launches MoneyBeam for UK users
Jun20

N26 launches MoneyBeam for UK users

N26, Europe’s largest digital bank, has introduced MoneyBeam for its UK users, allowing them to send money instantly to fellow N26 users. For N26 customers, paying people they know just got simpler. Whether needing to share the fare for a taxi or splitting the bill over dinner, the feature allows users to transfer money to someone else’s bank account using just their mobile phone number or email address. N26 research has found that...

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Avelacom promotes Vincent Harrison to Managing Director, Global Sales amid expansion plans in the Americas
Jun20

Avelacom promotes Vincent Harrison to Managing Director, Global Sales amid expansion plans in the Americas

Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has promoted Vincent Harrison to Managing Director, Global Sales, to drive business growth and further develop Avelacom’s low latency network across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. In this newly created role, reporting to Aleksey Larichev, CEO of Avelacom, Vincent will be responsible for establishing and maintaining...

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SWIFT publishes paper on the future of payments
Jun20

SWIFT publishes paper on the future of payments

SWIFT has today released a landmark paper, “Payments: looking to the future”, in which the global co-operative articulates the future of cross-border payments. With the increase in cross-border flows, new technology enabling dramatic improvements and end-customers demanding a better customer experience, SWIFT is setting out its views on the future of cross- border payments in order to support the community. SWIFT’s view of the future...

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Student loans company appoints flywire to provide  additional repayment options to customers living overseas
Jun20

Student loans company appoints flywire to provide additional repayment options to customers living overseas

Student Loans Company (SLC) has partnered with Flywire to provide additional repayment options for customers living overseas. The new service went live at the start of June and since launch, SLC has received payments via Flywire from over 40 different countries, including Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Kuwait, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Spain and the United States With Flywire, customers can access an online portal to...

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India’s largest media group to invest up to USD $6.5m in Indorse’s skills verification platform
Jun20

India’s largest media group to invest up to USD $6.5m in Indorse’s skills verification platform

Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of India’s largest media house, The Times Group, will invest up to USD $6.5m in Singapore-based skills verification platform, Indorse. This includes an initial investment of USD $2m as a convertible note, with a valuation of USD $15 million, with the option of a further tranche of USD $4.5m. The investment will be used for Indorse’s expansion into India and to build the demand for its...

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Direct Line Group partners with digital bank Starling
Jun20

Direct Line Group partners with digital bank Starling

Direct Line Group has partnered with the UK’s leading digital bank Starling to allow current account customers to apply for home insurance directly through Starling’s in app-Marketplace. The partnership comes as part of Direct Line Group’s commitment to making insurance easier and more accessible for customers. Starling Bank launched in 2014 and is one of the fastest growing banks in the UK. It offers customers a fully digital...

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Trulioo’s Releases Brand New Parody Music Video, “Get Verified”
Jun20

Trulioo’s Releases Brand New Parody Music Video, “Get Verified”

Trulioo, the leading global identity verification provider, has launched its third parody music video – Get Verified, a take on the Bee Gee’s classic “Stayin’ Alive”. The video chronicles the journey of an aspiring entrepreneur with ambitions to become a fashion icon and launch her own clothing line. Many of today’s entrepreneurs are digital natives who have come to expect the speed and convenience afforded by modern technology....

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Sibos announces Amsterdam as host city for 2022
Jun19

Sibos announces Amsterdam as host city for 2022

Sibos has officially selected Amsterdam as the host city for its annual conference in 2022. It has also confirmed the dates for Sibos in Boston, which will take place from 5 to 8 October 2020 following this year’s event in London The last time Sibos was in Amsterdam was 2010, when it attracted more than 8900 delegates – the biggest attendance to date! In 2022 it will take place at the RAI Amsterdam, one of Europe’s busiest convention...

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Facebook Token Runs Into Instant Political Opposition in Europe
Jun19

Facebook Token Runs Into Instant Political Opposition in Europe

Facebook Inc.’s ambitious plan to roll out its own cryptocurrency ran into immediate political opposition in Europe, with calls for tighter regulation of the social-media giant. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the digital currency known as Libra shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for traditional currencies. “It is out of question’’ that Libra “become a sovereign currency,’’ Le Maire said in an interview on Europe 1 radio....

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Video banking helps banks extend financial services to new locations
Jun19

Video banking helps banks extend financial services to new locations

Video banking technology provides banks with the ability to extend their services to more customers at a lower cost than full-service branches Another banking touchpoint According to RBR’s Teller Automation and Branch Transformation 2019 report, which covers 23 key global markets, a number of financial institutions are turning to video banking technology to extend their services, in particular to serve customers in rural areas. The...

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Di Challenor, on regulation in the Asian Region
Jun19

Di Challenor, on regulation in the Asian Region

We speak with Di Challenor, Westpac on seeing more regulation in the Asian Region.

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RiskFirst and Insight partner to provide improved investment fund modelling and analytics to the UK DB pensions industry
Jun19

RiskFirst and Insight partner to provide improved investment fund modelling and analytics to the UK DB pensions industry

Insight Investment, one of the world’s largest global asset management companies, and financial technology company, RiskFirst, are joining forces to significantly improve ease of fund modelling for the UK defined benefit (DB) pensions market. Insight will upload data and characteristics of its LDI pooled funds and its buy-and-maintain funds into RiskFirst’s PFaroe modelling system, making them available for use across RiskFirst’s UK...

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From Pac-Man to Avengers, Ingenico dresses up European payments for Funidelia
Jun19

From Pac-Man to Avengers, Ingenico dresses up European payments for Funidelia

Ingenico Group, the world leader in integrated payment solutions, has today announced its work with Europe’s leading fancy dress costume and merchandise shop, Funidelia. Funidelia was established in 2011 when co-founders Carlos Larraz (CEO) and Toño Escartin (chief business development officer) spotted a gap in the market for a Europe-based fancy dress supplier, having seen friends import costumes from the US and paying costly customs...

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Money20/20 Europe 2019: Max Liu, EMQ
Jun19

Money20/20 Europe 2019: Max Liu, EMQ

We speak with Max Liu, EMQ about the background on their company, making sure on their scalability and how to make a perfect partnership.

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Banks must think beyond the mandatory to make revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) work for them – comment from Capco
Jun19

Banks must think beyond the mandatory to make revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) work for them – comment from Capco

With just three months to go until the PSD2 deadline, Lucia-Florentina Ionescu and Nicole Jaquemet from Capco highlight the remaining hurdles facing banks, and the importance of thinking beyond the mandatory requirements Comment from Lucia-Florentina Ionescu, senior consultant at Capco: “Banks across Europe are still grappling with their preparations for the final PSD2 compliance deadline on 14 September 2019, and changes to their...

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Zilliqa Celebrates its Second Birthday, Marks the Occasion with a New Incubation Programme in Collaboration with LongHash
Jun19

Zilliqa Celebrates its Second Birthday, Marks the Occasion with a New Incubation Programme in Collaboration with LongHash

Zilliqa, the high-throughput blockchain platform, yesterday celebrated its second anniversary since its initial launch in June 2017. Hosted at the National Gallery of Singapore, the event saw approximately 215 attendees, consisting of ecosystem partners, regional industry leaders, and community members. Zilliqa Day also saw the announcement of open applications for ZILHive, a new 12-week long incubation programme designed to support...

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Temenos successfully delivers a single, state-of-the-art digital platform for ABN AMRO’s private and corporate banking business
Jun19

Temenos successfully delivers a single, state-of-the-art digital platform for ABN AMRO’s private and corporate banking business

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced that ABN AMRO has gone live with Temenos’ WealthSuite digital banking platform, which will power the bank’s international operations for private and corporate banking. The shift to a single shared digital banking platform will allow ABN AMRO to reduce IT operational costs and achieve an improved cost/ income ratio. The open digital banking platform will future-proof...

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