Payments in practice – Can one travel around the world only using one form of payment? Fintech Finance Presents ‘The Payment Race: Around the World”
Mar20

Payments in practice – Can one travel around the world only using one form of payment? Fintech Finance Presents ‘The Payment Race: Around the World”

The world of payments is about to become a playfield as Fintech Finance announces the “Around the World Payments Race”. The gamified travel experience will see 5 intrepid adventurers, set out across the globe to complete a 24,900-mile trip around the world, using nothing but a single method of payment. The Around the World Payments Race comes fresh off the back of the successfully received previous payments races in the US, in Asia...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 02
Mar19

The Paytech Magazine Issue 02

The latest edition of The Paytech magazine is now live, with special guest editor Tony Craddock from the EPA Tsuyoshi Notani, Managing Director at JCB, Japan’s only payments network details how they are going to be making waves across the rest of the world. Tony Craddock of the EPA, is our guest editor for this edition and he sets out his wisdom on partnerships and how they will ultimately help protect customers from fraud....

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.09 – The Digital Transformation of Payments
Mar18

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.09 – The Digital Transformation of Payments

In this episode of The Paytech Show we look at various different digital technologies are changing the payments landscape away. From increased security to improved customer experience, we listen to various different industry experts from Erste Bank with their marvellous app ‘George’ to Giesecke+Devrient who have been the back bone of the payments industry for centuries. Jukka Yliuntinen, Vice President at Giesecke+Devrient...

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The Fintech Fix: Upping the Ante on Fraud
Mar18

The Fintech Fix: Upping the Ante on Fraud

In this episode, Kimberley Paterson guest-hosts – guiding us through Mastercard’s security-focused acquisition of ethoca, Natwest’s (not so) revolutionary fingerprint enabled card release and N26 appointing Will Sorby as UK general manager!...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.05 – Collaboration in Insurtech
Mar15

Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.05 – Collaboration in Insurtech

In this episode of the Insurtech Show, we look at collaboration in the Insurance industry. How and what can integration bring to consumers? To find out more, we talk to Daniel Schmidheiny from vlot to about what collaboration means for them, and how easy it is to integrate their solutions. For a broader perspective, we also chat with Avaloq’s Esther Kaufmann to discuss PSD2, and how it can trigger opportunities for insurance companies...

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Global InsurTech Summit 2019 Summary
Mar14

Global InsurTech Summit 2019 Summary

The Fintech Finance team heads over to Global InsurTech Summit in London to talk to Clemmie McFall from Introhive, Dan Gumpright from Truepic, Timothy Attia from Slice Labs and many, many...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.08 – The Swift improvement of Corporate Banking
Mar13

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.08 – The Swift improvement of Corporate Banking

In this episode of the Paytech Show, we find out about how cross-border payments in the corporate banking sphere are being streamlined. Ebru Pakcan, Head of Treasury Solutions at Citi Bank tells us how they and their customers, in particular, has been benefitting from being connected together in the Swift Network. Craig Ramsey, the Cross border payments guru tells us about how the customer experience and the banks are both benefiting...

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MPE 2019 Summary
Mar13

MPE 2019 Summary

The Fintech Finance team heads over to MPE in Berlin to talk to David Gudjonsson from Handpoint, Paul Rodgers from Vendorcom, Rahul Pangam from Simility and many, many...

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Darryl Proctor, Temenos
Mar13

Darryl Proctor, Temenos

We sit down with Darryl Proctor, Managing Director at Temenos to talk challenges and opportunities, Temenos Infinity, what can Temenos offer and much, much more!

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Tony Coleman, Temenos
Mar12

Tony Coleman, Temenos

The Fintech Finance team talks to Tony Coleman, Cloud Technology Director at Temenos about changing in cloud technology, the partnership with NuoDB, Temenos customer and much, much more!

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.07 – Paying around the World
Mar11

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.07 – Paying around the World

In this episode of the Paytech show, we travel the world with PPRO, who give us the breakdown on Local Payment Methods or LPM’s. We get a broad picture of the payments industry with interviews in Asia, Europe and North America and how this diverse ecosystem can have a massive impact on merchants and cross border payments. We were interested to hear about the about the study PPRO conducted into cross-border payments. Steve...

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FinovateEurope 2019 Summary
Mar11

FinovateEurope 2019 Summary

The Fintech Finance team heads over to FinovateEurope in London to talk to Jo Howes from CREALOGIX, Roy Gunnar Blommedal from MONOBANK, Emma Steeley from AccountScore and many, many more!

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The Fintech Fix: Competition, Consolidation and Collaboration
Mar11

The Fintech Fix: Competition, Consolidation and Collaboration

In this episode, we look at how Raisin has gone onto to buy MHB Bank of Frankfurt, and the incredible movements as Ant Financial has released it’s first core Bank platform...

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Alexandre Duret, Temenos
Mar11

Alexandre Duret, Temenos

The Fintech Finance team catches up with Alexandre Duret, Product Director, Transformation at Temenos and we talk about re-engineered software, the appetite for cloud, benefits of cloud and much more!

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.16 – Payments, Cards & Biometrics
Mar08

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.16 – Payments, Cards & Biometrics

In this episode of the Fintech Show, we take a look at the future of payment technology through innovations in customer experience and security. We speak to giants in various stages of the ecosystem, from Klarna, Tinkoff Bank to Fingerprints. How are card payments in Europe developing differently from the rest of the world, we travel to Spain, China and Sweden to find out! Features from: Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO, Klarna gives an...

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Andrew Reeves, Temenos
Mar08

Andrew Reeves, Temenos

The Fintech Finance team heads over to Madrid to talk with Andrew Reeves, Managing Director, Temenos Cloud at Temenos about changes in technology, evolution, choosing Temenos Cloud and much more!

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.15 – The Disruption Dossier
Mar06

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.15 – The Disruption Dossier

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we find out about how and why some organisations are seizing the day when it comes to disrupting the industry and themselves. We speak with some of the biggest names in digital transformation: Jim Marous, gives us his opinion on disruption and innovation in the finance industry – Just how important is it? Derek White, Global Head of Client Solutions at BBVA shows the commitment BBVA have to...

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The Insurtech Magazine Issue 01
Mar04

The Insurtech Magazine Issue 01

Our first edition of the Insurtech magazine is now live! We’ve got incredible features from the biggest speakers in insurance: David Germain, Group CIO, RSA – Is the man responsible for making sure the sun never sets on one of the UK’s oldest insurers Gareth Howell, Managing Director, AXA – ‘Focus and transform’ as AXA positions itself at the intersection of consumer experience and tech Jacques...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.04 – How to be agile in a big data world
Mar04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.04 – How to be agile in a big data world

On this episode of the Insurtech Show, we explore Speed to market; just how important is it, and what level of speed do customers expect in today’s digital age. We sit down with: Zurich’s Head of Innovation, Mark Budd and Atradius’, Director of Strategy Dirk Hagener talk about how access to large amounts of data can help to create opportunities for more tailored experiences We find out from Daniel Schmidheiny, Co-Founder of...

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The Fintech Fix: The Busy Business Episode
Mar04

The Fintech Fix: The Busy Business Episode

In this episode, we look at how businesses, who have been famously underrepresented in the finance space are shaping up in the Fintech...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.14 – Enter Digiprise
Feb22

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.14 – Enter Digiprise

In this episode, we are investigating how institutions can adapt to the way people do business in a digital ecosystem. We get insight from the people who are innovating and breaking down this challenge to help their customers. Shamsh Hadi, Co-Founder and CEO of Zorrosign in Las Vegas, who told us how they have revolutionised the industry with one of their founders being the author of e-signature patent. Derek White, the Global Head of...

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Paris Fintech Forum 2019 Summary
Feb22

Paris Fintech Forum 2019 Summary

Over in Paris, our FF team headed to Paris Fintech Forum 2019! We talk to Bankingblocks, Complytech, Cybertonica and many more!

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.13 – What Makes a Good Collaboration, Great?
Feb20

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.13 – What Makes a Good Collaboration, Great?

In this episode of Fintech Finance we find out, what makes a good collaboration, great. So for this, we asked thought leaders from around the industry, like Derek White from BBVA, an institution that is set on changing the paradigm. Also Signicat and Rabobank tell us about their partnership and how it can be an example for the industry in the...

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Halyk Bank Streamlines Cash Management with Fiserv
Feb20

Halyk Bank Streamlines Cash Management with Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that Halyk Bank, a leading privately-owned financial institution based in Kazakhstan, will centralise its cash management process to improve operational efficiency and meet the needs of customers. The bank has implemented a full range of cash and logistics solutions from Fiserv, including Integrated Currency Manager™ for web-based cash...

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The Fintech Fix: The ANT, the Bird and the Tree
Feb19

The Fintech Fix: The ANT, the Bird and the Tree

In this episode Doug Mackenzie talks about Starling Bank’s latest round of funding; Oaknorth’s US expansion and how Ant Financial are moving to Europe with...

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Anders la Cour, Banking Circle on Research
Feb19

Anders la Cour, Banking Circle on Research

We talk to Anders la Cour, Chief Executive Officer at Banking Circle about their research.

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The Fintech Fix: The Funding Round, Round Up
Feb11

The Fintech Fix: The Funding Round, Round Up

In this episode Doug Mackenzie breaks down the latest Funding Rounds which have galvanized some industry players. From Cats, Bud to Raisins catch it all here. #bud #annamoney...

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Goldman Sachs, Chime top the annual 11:FS Pulse Awards
Feb06

Goldman Sachs, Chime top the annual 11:FS Pulse Awards

11:FS, the challenger firm defining and building digitally  native financial services through technology, product and design expertise, today  announced the winners of its second annual Pulse awards, an in-depth review of the  most impressive and impactful work by banking and fintech brands in the last twelve  months. Pulse is the 11:FS benchmarking and research platform containing thousands of user  journey analysis videos from...

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The Fintech Fix: The Fight Show
Feb05

The Fintech Fix: The Fight Show

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Fintech Fix! Douglas Mackenzie breakdowns the biggest stories in the world of Fintech. This week we look at the Payments Revolution, is it getting bloodier? We touch on the ongoing saga of American Express and Curve; Mastercard and Visa bidding for Earthport, it’s all heating up. … and in the ongoing #Brexit negotiation Barclays are moving their Asset Management arm to...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 11
Feb01

The Fintech Magazine Issue 11

The latest Edition of the fintech magazine is now live! We’ve got features from: Jim Marous, our guest editor, talks risk on his Euro-American Tour ‘Disrupt Yourself’ How do you go from being risk-averse to ‘jumping in with both feet’? Gonzalo Rodriguez, Head of Retail Customer Solutions, gives us an incredible look at the future… or is it actually the present? Find out in his feature on pg 16. Daan...

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UPDATED: Amex blocks Curve users three days after launch
Jan30

UPDATED: Amex blocks Curve users three days after launch

Just 36 hours after American Express UK cardholders were told they could start spending on their accounts through all-in-one-card wallet Curve, the US payments giant has frozen them out. Incensed customers took to Twitter – some to warn they would be cancelling their Amex cards until the company reinstated its facility with the UK fintech. Earlier in the week they’d given an ecstatic welcome to news that Amex would be available – many...

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The Fintech Fix: The Church, The Software and the End of Branches.
Jan29

The Fintech Fix: The Church, The Software and the End of Branches.

Doug Mackenzie breakdowns the biggest stories in the world of Fintech. This week we look at a contactless church, the end of Microsoft…wallet and branches as we know...

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Fintech Finance Presents: Insurtech Show Episode 1.03 – How do you experience Insurance?
Jan23

Fintech Finance Presents: Insurtech Show Episode 1.03 – How do you experience Insurance?

In this episode of the Insurtech Show, we talk about how this industry is really excelling at improving the customer experience. We learn from David Germain, Group Chief Information & Technology Officer about how RSA are looking at what the customer might need in the future. Gareth Howell, Managing Director at Axa talks about how the Insurance industry has always been at the forefront of evolving with technological development....

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Location Intelligence provides the new truth in insurance
Jan23

Location Intelligence provides the new truth in insurance

Marc Hobell, director EMEA Pitney Bowes Software Insurers are facing a tough stance from regulators cracking down on unfair pricing, with some saying that certain customers are now disadvantaged.  Late in 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority launched an investigation into fairness around charging for home and motor insurance. ‘Loyalty pricing’, in which long-term customers are excluded from discounted insurance that new customers...

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Wondering how to weather the perfect cyber security storm? That’s exactly what we went to find out at a breakfast briefing hosted by Pushfor founder John Safa and PR veteran Mark Borkowsi
Jan22

Wondering how to weather the perfect cyber security storm? That’s exactly what we went to find out at a breakfast briefing hosted by Pushfor founder John Safa and PR veteran Mark Borkowsi

“Don’t have your pet name in your password” laughs Mark Borkowski as he opens the talk. Set against the backdrop of London’s The Ivy Club, a full audience loos forward to hearing entrepreneur and ex-hacker, John Safa, talk about his take on the future of cyber security. Staying on the topic of email security, Safa explains that email scams are getting more and more sophisticated. The problem is that email fraudsters can utilise...

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Fintech Finance presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.02 – Banking on Insurtech
Jan21

Fintech Finance presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.02 – Banking on Insurtech

In this episode of The Insurtech Show, we get a focus on the industry as a whole, looking at various pain points in the industry and how companies such as Banking Circle, AXA and Concirrus are solving these! From reconciliations in payments to customer experience we have the best thought leaders in Insurance! Firstly we sat down with Anders la Cour at Banking Circle’s London headquarters to discuss the challenges facing the Insurers...

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The Fintech Fix: Japan, Snoop Dogg and Marriage
Jan21

The Fintech Fix: Japan, Snoop Dogg and Marriage

Welcome to this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix! Doug Mackenzie breakdowns the biggest stories in the world of Fintech. This week we look at a mega-marriage, Japan and…Snoop...

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Fiserv to Combine with First Data Corporation to Create Global Leader in Payments and FinTech
Jan16

Fiserv to Combine with First Data Corporation to Create Global Leader in Payments and FinTech

Fiserv and First Data Corporation today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Fiserv will acquire First Data in an all-stock transaction. The transaction unites two premier companies to create one of the world’s leading payments and financial technology providers, and an enhanced value proposition for its clients. Under the terms of the agreement, First...

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Atom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bid
Jan16

Atom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bid

By Mark Kleinman, City editor One of Britain’s leading digital-only lenders is drafting in heavyweight advisers to steer it through a crucial period that could lead to its takeover by one of Spain’s biggest banks. Sky News has learnt that Atom Bank is in talks to appoint Citi to advise its board on options for the business. The appointment, which is expected to be confirmed shortly, comes nearly a year after Atom Bank...

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The Fintech Fix: Giants, Unicorns and Divorce
Jan14

The Fintech Fix: Giants, Unicorns and Divorce

The Fintech Fix: Giants, Unicorns and Divorce Welcome to the first episode of the Fintech Fix! Doug Mackenzie breakdowns the biggest stories in the world of Fintech. This week we look at Unicorns, Giants and...

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N26 Becomes Europe’s Largest Fintech with $300 million Funding Round
Jan10

N26 Becomes Europe’s Largest Fintech with $300 million Funding Round

N26 has announced a $300 million Series D funding round led by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners, valuing N26 at $2.7 billion. The round also includes participation from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and several existing investors.    The $300 million funding represents the largest private equity financing round for a fintech company in Europe in recent years. To date, N26 has...

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Square launches new in-app payments SDK
Jan09

Square launches new in-app payments SDK

Today Square announced the launch of the Square In-App Payments Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling developers and sellers to process payments with Square within their consumer-facing mobile apps for the first time. With just a few lines of code, developers can easily and professionally build a fully PCI compliant, secure, and elegant Square-powered payments flow in their Android or iOS apps. With this SDK, developers leave the...

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Workplace workarounds: the hidden epidemic harming customer experience
Jan08

Workplace workarounds: the hidden epidemic harming customer experience

You might not have heard of a workplace workaround, but you could be using one right now and creating a negative customer experience without even realising it. What are workarounds? The technical definition of a ‘workaround’ is a plan or method to circumvent a problem without eliminating it completely. On an everyday level, a workaround is a process that you complete to plug a hole in your existing workplace systems. Need to move data...

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From Profit Police to Strategic Imperative: the Changing Face of Credit Compliance
Jan07

From Profit Police to Strategic Imperative: the Changing Face of Credit Compliance

For any FCA regulated firm, the risk and compliance function is an essential and integral part of the business – but it wasn’t always that way. Martin Kisby, Head of Compliance at Equiniti Credit Services, explores the motivations behind the evolution of compliance functions in consumer credit firms. Risk and compliance departments, once held in low esteem by other business units, have evolved into a crucial function for protecting...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: December 2018
Dec21

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: December 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: December 2018 Over the last two days at FinTech Connect we’ve been covering big news stories of 2018, from cards that miaow, to Noel Edmonds’ vendetta against Lloyds Bank. And now, we’re looking at the news in December so far, as well as what the future holds for Fintech.   Quizzing for Team “Santa Babies” is… Hanan Hassan from Softelligence Teana Banker-Taylor from Global Digital...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: November 2018
Dec21

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: November 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: November 2018 November is a time for fireworks, toasting marshmallows and spending an incredulous amount of money over Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Here’s a deal for you… not 1 but 6 incredible panellists.   Quizzing for Team “Fin-Team” is… Audelia Boker from Glassbox Peter Simon from Data Robot Arun Fernandez from Schroders   And on Team “Norfolk and Chance” we have…...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: October 2018
Dec21

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: October 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: October 2018 We’re into October, the nights are drawing in, and we’re preparing for a scare fest… Yep that’s right, Money 20/20 and Sibos happened at the same time! And we’ve got some other jet-setters with us today.   Quizzing for Team “Fintechisteria” is… Damian Bell from Cygnetise Ross Gallagher from 11:FS Thorsten Terweiden from Invest Hong Kong   And on Team “Prepare to...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: September 2018
Dec20

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: September 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: September 2018 September is a month when we celebrate one of our favourite National holidays… Talk Like a Pirate day, and with that mind, let’s find out who are panellists arrrrggghhhh!   Quizzing for Team “Pay-Gents” is… Matt Perks from Nationwide Valli Ardalan from Earthport Ron Delnevo from ATMIA   And on Team “Hi-Five” we have… Liz Lumley from VC Innovations Andy...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: August 2018
Dec20

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: August 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: August 2018 Hello, and welcome to the Big Fat FinTech Quiz of the Year. August is often a time for summer holidays, but it seems that UK holidaymakers are being charged £1 billion a year in overseas usage fees. It’s also National Catfishing Month… Let’s see if our panellists actually are who they say they are…   Quizzing for Team “City Fintechers” is… Graham Kellen from Schroders...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: July 2018
Dec20

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: July 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: July 2018 It is Day 2 of FinTech Connect and we’re here with another 6 rounds, covering news stories of the second half of 2018. And we kick off the day with July, a month where we celebrate National Nude Day… To celebrate all of our panellists have stripped off… their inhibitions and are ready to take on the toughest Fintech quiz known to man…   Quizzing for Team “Winners” is… Paul...

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