Payments Race… Call for Racers
Aug13

Payments Race… Call for Racers

The Money20/20 USA Payments Race is back! We’re hitting North America again, racing from the Money20/20 headquarters in New York City to Las Vegas this October. This time we want you (yes, you!) to get involved! We’re looking for the brightest personalities in Fintech to take up the mantle of a Payments Racer and join us on a wild ride to be the next Payments Race champion. Have you got what it takes? If you’re interested and want to...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.06 – Innovative Thinking with Open Banking
Jul30

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.06 – Innovative Thinking with Open Banking

In this episode of the Regtech show, we are looking at the benefits for embracing PSD2. We speak to Capco who consult institutions about how to implement ‘open banking.’ Doug Mackenzie went to Stockholm to hear from PSD2 legend Lotta Lovén to find out how Swedbank are not just compliant but are even looking to take PSD2 further. Wincie Wong from RBS gives us her take on the regulation and what it means for them....

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.06 – Moving Money Lickety Split
Jul27

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.06 – Moving Money Lickety Split

In this episode of the Fintech Show, we look at the fuel behind the payments revolution, instant payments. We kick off the episode with real-time payments guru – Craig Ramsey from ACI WorldWide who breaks down how and why ACI have been critical to the development and success of the industry for the last forty years. Over at Metro Bank, Ali Paterson spoke with David Thomasson about how PSD2 was fuelling the evolving Payments...

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Sibos opens its doors to FinTechs
Jul27

Sibos opens its doors to FinTechs

Sibos opens its doors to FinTechs Dedicated exhibition space, plus special ticket pricing is now available to the FinTech community In a bold move to fully embrace the FinTech community, Sibos has created a dedicated space and special ticket pricing for startup and growth stage FinTechs to participate in Sibos 2018, coming to Sydney this October.   Launched in 1978 as a banking operations seminar, Sibos has grown into an international...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.05 – Digital Interactions
Jul26

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.05 – Digital Interactions

In this episode of the Regtech Show, we breakdown how KYC compliance begins right at the start of any digital interaction. We also learn how keeping customers biometric data secure is now at the top of everyones list. Lea Jakobiak got the low down from Asignio’s Kyle Rutherford to take a look at their approach to safe access management. We spoke to Nationwide to see how GDPR is changing their entire organisation and how they...

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Death of the Spreadsheet
Jul26

Death of the Spreadsheet

Since its inception more than twenty years ago, the spreadsheet has become somewhat of a mainstay in corporate finance. In an increasingly security-conscious digital age, however, the old school spreadsheet is no longer fit for purpose. To find out why, we joined Manchester fintech innovators, AccessPay, for an exclusive Q&A with Lloyds Register, ITV, NSG Group, and Evershed; four companies that have called time on the...

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Bank of Asia to Officially Launch in the British Virgin Islands
Jul18

Bank of Asia to Officially Launch in the British Virgin Islands

Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited (the “Bank”), one of the world’s first fully digital global cross-border banks and the first digital bank in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”), is set to host an official launch ceremony in the BVI with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE, and other industry representatives on Thursday 19 July, 2018. Bank of Asia was licensed in the BVI in March 2017 to address the growing...

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Invoice Cycle Rebrands to InvoCap and Expands to Secured Business Loans
Jul17

Invoice Cycle Rebrands to InvoCap and Expands to Secured Business Loans

The Group Aims to Originate £100m in UK and German Commercial Debt London, UK – June, 2018 – Invoice Cycle, a leading UK fintech lender announced today that they have rebranded as InvoCap. Having already been awarded the prestigious “Independent Invoice Finance Provider of the Year” at the Receivables Finance International Awards , the ambitious group has now announced its intention to expand into the area of Secured Business...

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Fintech Power 50 Announces Nominees
Jul17

Fintech Power 50 Announces Nominees

Tipped to be recognised higher than other programmes and accolades, the Fintech Power 50 is not just a list of the most influential and up-and-coming Fintech businesses around the world but a global community striving to help each other shape the future world of Fintech. More like an accelerator programme with a hub-like community, being part of the Fintech Power 50 gives businesses the chance to showcase their product, network, seek...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.05 – The Customer and Collaboration
Jun25

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.05 – The Customer and Collaboration

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we look at how the institutions are looking at improving their customer experience. We spoke to four thought leaders on the topic: Karen Wheeler from Affinion, Benoit Legrand at ING,a s well as Iain Kirkpatrick and the legendary Vernon Hill from Metro Bank. With the regulation PSD2 in affect we hear how the Institutions are collaborating with the fintech companies while also providing new services...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.04 – Knowing your Allies
Jun21

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.04 – Knowing your Allies

In this episode of Fintech Finance’s The Regtech Show, we look at the importance of KYC. We headed over to Cologne to speak with 4Stop who detail how with the advent of mobile and digital on-boarding they can help solve the costly and risky issue of bringing in a new customer. Ali Paterson went to the Netherlands to sit down with Innovation wizard Benoît Legrand who discusses how they collaborate to innovate, and strive to build...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.04 – Collaboration and Innovation
Jun19

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.04 – Collaboration and Innovation

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we look at how the Financial Institutions are adapting to the change of pace when it comes to innovating. Doug Mackenzie sat down with HSBC’s Josh Bottomley who describes how changing customer demands have led to the financial institutions to actively look at collaboration and innovation. Ali Paterson spoke with Ron Kalifa from Worldpay who gave us the lowdown on how the Payments...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.04 – Data Innovation
Jun14

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.04 – Data Innovation

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we’ll be looking at digital security. We will be investigating how the institutions are protecting themselves from digital security attacks. We will be getting insights from Link11, AIB and Metro Bank. So firstly, Ali Paterson headed to Frankfurt, to sit down with Link11’s managing director, Marc Wilczek who describes how they prevent these attacks. Meanwhile in Dublin, Douglas...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.03 – Your own Personal Finance Assistant
Jun12

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.03 – Your own Personal Finance Assistant

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we are looking at how Banks are trying to find the best way to start to increase their digital customer engagement and interactions. We speak with Exagens who assist financial institutions in navigating and shaping the exciting possibilities in a digital world. We also speak with OCBC who detail what they can do with the data they have on their customers. In addition Ali Paterson chats with...

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Latest Edition of Fintech Finance now out!
Jun08

Latest Edition of Fintech Finance now out!

The latest edition of Fintech Finance Magazine is now live! In this edition we have big features on: Money20/20 Europe – Our coverage of the event and the Payments race, this time from Istanbul to Amsterdam Regtech – Welcome to a world of GDPR! CRM – We head to Canada to talk to Desjardins and the use of AI Paytech – how payments can inspire loyalty Insurtech – knowing us better then we know ourselves...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show 1.01 – Lifestyle Insurance
Jun08

Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show 1.01 – Lifestyle Insurance

In this, our first episode of the Insurtech show, we look at how the Insurance industry is changing the very way it interacts with its customers. We sat down with InsureApp’s Jochem Davids and Harm Vollmuller who make the worlds first lifestyle based insurance platform. Later in the episode we spoke with Covera and Allianz who breakdown how they maintain customer engagement when it comes to insurance. PSD2 features too as our...

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Payments Race IV: Day 6
Jun08

Payments Race IV: Day 6

Day six is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables. #Team Mobile  #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto    #Team Card    #Team Cash...

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Viva Wallet offers 0% acquiring fee to all European retail merchants
Jun06

Viva Wallet offers 0% acquiring fee to all European retail merchants

Viva Wallet, an official sponsor at Money 20/20 Europe, announced today an offer of 0% acquiring fee available from July 2, 2018. Retail merchants who use Viva Wallet acquiring services to accept European MasterCard and Visa cards, will benefit from a 0% acquiring fee when they use their Viva Wallet business cards to utilise their funds. The new offer applies both to card-not-present (e-commerce) transactions as well as to...

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Microsoft Partners with SPIN Analytics to Dramatically Improve Regulatory Credit Risk Modelling with New AI-Powered Solution.
Jun06

Microsoft Partners with SPIN Analytics to Dramatically Improve Regulatory Credit Risk Modelling with New AI-Powered Solution.

Microsoft and SPIN Analytics, which has developed the most advanced solution for automating Credit Risk Model development and Validation, today announced the two have partnered to accelerate access to SPIN Analytics’ exclusive RISKROBOT® AI-engine. As part of the partnership, Microsoft is investing resources and expertise to accelerate SPIN Analytics’ go-to-market, bringing new efficiency and agility to the banking, corporate, and...

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Payments Race IV: Day 5
Jun06

Payments Race IV: Day 5

Day five is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables. #Team Mobile    #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto  #Team Card  #Team Cash...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.03 – Frictionless Biometrics
Jun05

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.03 – Frictionless Biometrics

On this episode of The Paytech Show, we look into frictionless payments and biometrics. Usually we attribute an increase in security to more friction when it comes to a payment, yet Zwipe have found an amazing solution to this problem. We met up with Zwipe’s André Løvestam and Kim Humborstad to look in detail at how they do this. We also sat down with Hilda Jenkins from Barclays to hear about their issues and plans surrounding...

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Payments Race IV: Day 4
Jun04

Payments Race IV: Day 4

Day four is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables. #Team Mobile  #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto    #Team Card   #Team Cash...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.02 – Servicing the SME Market
Jun04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.02 – Servicing the SME Market

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we’ll be looking at how to service the SME market. We will be investigating how the institutions are protecting able to enable firms to provide point of sale payments for small merchants, and either by lending or processing enabling them to access those funds rapidly. So firstly, Ali Paterson headed to speak with Anders la Cour, CEO of Banking Circle to look at how they can provide the...

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Intrapay Shows Momentum with Office Openings  and Senior Hires
Jun04

Intrapay Shows Momentum with Office Openings and Senior Hires

Payment solutions platform, Intrapay, is celebrating impressive growth since its launch in February 2018, opening new offices around the globe and unveiling an expanding senior team of industry big-hitters. Focused on bringing a more personal approach to payments, Intrapay has opened new offices in St Julian’s, Malta; Manila in the Philippines and Manchester, UK with a new London HQ on the horizon. This gives clients around the world...

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INVOICE CYCLE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL REBRAND TO INVOCAP
Jun04

INVOICE CYCLE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL REBRAND TO INVOCAP

The Rebrand Invoice Cycle, a leading invoice finance provider for SME’s across the European market, has announced the business’ rebrand to Invocap. The comprehensive rebrand elevates the focus on the expansion of the company’s product offering, attentive customer service, and user experience and accessibility. The rebrand includes a new logo, increased product offerings, updated market positioning and a new and improved website....

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Payments Race IV: Day 3
Jun03

Payments Race IV: Day 3

Day Three is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables.   #Team Mobile   #Team Wildstyle   #Team Crypto #Team Cash   #Team...

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Payments Race IV: Day 2
Jun02

Payments Race IV: Day 2

Day two is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables.   #Team Mobile    #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto    #Team Card    #Team Cash...

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Payments Race IV: Day 1
Jun01

Payments Race IV: Day 1

Day one is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables.   #Team Mobile   #Team Wildstyle   #Team Crypto #Team Card #TeamCash...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.03 – Customer Data, Compliance and GDPR
May25

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.03 – Customer Data, Compliance and GDPR

In this episode of “The Regtech Show”, we commiserate and celebrate the launch of GDPR! With insights from Stuart Clarke, Nuix’s CTO, Graham Edwards Nationwide’s Group Head of Security and Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, we have a bumper episode for a momentous day. Firstly Stuart Clarke details how their software can pinpoint critical compliance threats and continue to adapt in the changing regulatory...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.01 – Innovating Mobility
May23

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.01 – Innovating Mobility

 In this episode of the Paytech Show, we look at how digital innovations are changing the customers’ journey and relationship they have with their bank. We speak with the mobile banking experts, G+D Mobile Security, who break down why banks are struggling to keep up with the changing pace that the ‘tech savvy’ consumers now demand. We also get insight from Rabobank’s Harrie Vollard who details how digital and...

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PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO
May18

PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO

Fintech giant PayPal confirmed on Thursday it’s reached a deal to buy payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion — the biggest acquisition in its history. U.S.-based PayPal already operates in more than 200 countries around the world but is working to expand its offerings. IZettle provides mobile card readers and other digital payment products to small businesses. A merger would catapult PayPal into hundreds of thousands of...

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The Fintech Power 50 is now open for nominations!
May11

The Fintech Power 50 is now open for nominations!

Too often, Fintech companies have a great solution put together by talented teams capable of disrupting the field of finance, but they don’t have the platform to showcase their superb innovations. We wanted to bring together these companies to a single spot where they can put their solutions on show and get the recognition their technology deserves. That is why we are announcing the Fintech Power 50 is now officially open for...

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Daryl Wilkinson joins United Outcomes
May09

Daryl Wilkinson joins United Outcomes

United Outcomes, a new strategy and transformation consulting group evolved out of Practicus Consulting, is delighted to announce the appointment of Daryl Wilkinson as Global Digital Lead. Daryl, a former banking executive, was an Advisor to the Practicus / United Outcomes team leading up to the launch of the new global firm. United Outcomes has offices in Hong Kong, Australia and the United Kingdom. Daryl brings first-hand experience...

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MetaBank® Announces Agreement with CURO to Bring Innovative, Flexible Credit Offering to Underbanked Consumers
May03

MetaBank® Announces Agreement with CURO to Bring Innovative, Flexible Credit Offering to Underbanked Consumers

MetaBank®; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (NASDAQ: CASH) (“Meta”) and a leader in delivering innovative payment, community banking and financing solutions to partners throughout the country, today announced an agreement with CURO Group Holdings Corp (NYSE: CURO) (“CURO”), a leader in providing short-term credit to underbanked consumers. Together, the organizations will launch a new line of credit product that...

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Managing three major eComms compliance challenges under MiFID II and MAR
May01

Managing three major eComms compliance challenges under MiFID II and MAR

By Shiran Weitzman, Shield Financial Compliance Under the MiFID II rules, effective since 3 January 2018, all communications that support the processing of order management and investment decision-making must be captured for the express purpose of understanding how and why decisions were made, regardless of whether those communications actually resulted in a trade. This means that compliance officers have to sift through a haystack of...

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Fintech Finance Spring 2018 Issue Is Now Live
Apr30

Fintech Finance Spring 2018 Issue Is Now Live

The Latest edition of Fintech Finance Magazine is now live!   With our special guest editor Liz “Badass Woman in Fintech” Lumley, we look at: Hidden Figures in Fintech The Payments Race III: Hong Kong to Singapore Money 20/20 ASia RegTech… and GDPR Customer Relationship Managment The Return of our 11:FS Superheroes PayTech Sandboxes and Collaboration AI and Data  ...

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GDPR and MiFID II can build a blueprint for data management
Apr27

GDPR and MiFID II can build a blueprint for data management

By Shiran Weitzman, CEO, Shield Financial Compliance Compliance teams who are able to bring the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) together with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will provide a sturdy yet flexible framework for data management within their firm. MiFID II’s reporting requirements are notorious, for the breadth and depth of data they require firms to collect. The scale of...

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Blockchain Expo Summary
Apr26

Blockchain Expo Summary

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.02 – Digitising Data
Apr25

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.02 – Digitising Data

In this episode of Fintech Finance’s The Regtech Show, we look at how banks are changing the way they look at using data. While data was a massive buzzword before Smartstream tell us about how using their systems, they can actually reduce the amount of people working on the data, streamlining the whole process. We also get input from Société Générale and Crédit Agricole who tell us about the exciting challenges facing them when...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Future of Digital Services
Apr23

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Future of Digital Services

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about what digital services can we be seeing from Bank Leumi in the future.

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Dating With Benefits
Apr16

Dating With Benefits

Dating With Benefits, an ICO which aims to revolutionize the sugar dating industry by using blockchain technology, has just begun the pre sale for their new token: BENEFIT. The team behind the project includes online dating experts with several decades of experience, a world renowned dating coach, several successful online ICO marketers as well as blockchain experts and developers. Dating with benefits will be a brand new Sugar Dating...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.02 – A Good Time to be a Banker?
Apr12

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.02 – A Good Time to be a Banker?

In this episode of the FinTech Show, we look at how the relationship between a Bank and their customer is changing in a digital world. We speak with the CMO of Meniga, Bragi Fjalldal, to find out how they help financial institutions capitalise on the changes offered in this exciting period. Also Doug Mackenzie went to Swedbank to find out from Lotta Loven how they have already exceeded with their customer offerings in the face of the...

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Verifone to be Acquired by Francisco Partners for $3.4 Billion
Apr10

Verifone to be Acquired by Francisco Partners for $3.4 Billion

Verifone Systems, Inc. a world leader in payment and commerce solutions, and Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which an investor group led by Francisco Partners and including British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“BCI”) will acquire Verifone for $23.04 per share in cash, representing a total consideration of...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.01 – Opportunities with GDPR
Apr09

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.01 – Opportunities with GDPR

In this episode of the RegTech show, we look to the future. We learn how the incoming regulations of GDPR and PSD2 are going to galvanise the entire Finance Industry. We speak with Chris Perram from FileFacets, the anti tech AI company, who speak with us on organising data during this mercurial period. Benoit LeGrand with the enviable position of Chief Innovation Officer at ING gives us the low down for their five year plan. Ryan...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Methods of Interaction
Apr09

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Methods of Interaction

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about methods of interaction with the Fintechs.

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.01 – How well do you know your bank?
Apr05

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.01 – How well do you know your bank?

In our first episode of “The Fintech Show” we sit down with Smartstream to discuss the advantages for a Bank to remain transparent and compliant. We get commentary on the topic from a range of institutions from a Commercial, Investment and a Retail Bank. Saxo Bank CEO, Kim Fournais talks to us of the value of the regulatory changes in the long term benefit them. Sophie Heller, COO at BNP Paribas reveals how they expect...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Becoming Leader in the industry
Apr02

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Becoming Leader in the industry

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about how they are working to be a leader in the industry.

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Jagdeep Sidhu, Syscoin on Future of the Industry
Apr02

Jagdeep Sidhu, Syscoin on Future of the Industry

Jagdeep Sidhu, from Syscoin, talking to Fintech Finance in Galileo Conversations about cryptocurrency, future of currency and blockchain revolution. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Peter Read, Peoples Trust on Technology
Mar30

Peter Read, Peoples Trust on Technology

Peter Read, from Peoples Trust, talking to Fintech Finance in Galileo Conversations about the importance of technology and open APIs. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Fintech and Open Banking: Will it reach its potential?
Mar29

Fintech and Open Banking: Will it reach its potential?

Why Fintech must navigate awakening on data to realise Open Banking potential. By Jordan Campbell, Account Director, Instinctif Partners Financial Services. How many times in 2017 did you read about the revolutionary tide set to hit financial services via Open Banking? Open Banking, or PSD2 as it sometimes known, was set to have a transformative impact as the nine biggest banks in the UK would be obliged by law to open up their...

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