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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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: June 2018
Dec19

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: June 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: June 2018 June sees the longest day of the year, and believe me, we know how it feels. We’ve been filming back to back all day. It also is the month when we celebrate ‘National Insurance Awareness Day!’ We’ve risked assessed our team and accept no liability for how this lot do. Quizzing for Team “Trade Hong Kong” is… Roger Vincent from Trade Ledger Thorsten Terweiden from Invest Hong...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: May 2018
Dec19

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: May 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: May 2018 As T.S Eliot once wrote ‘April is the cruellest month’… so let’s forget all about that and move swiftly into May. Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day, we’ll tuck into some stories about the church, hair appointments and Hollywood. And thankfully, I’m not alone, I’m joined by some Fintech A-Listers…   Quizzing for “MVT: Most Valuable Team” we have … Robert Courtneidge from Moorwand...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: April 2018
Dec19

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: April 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: April 2018 In April, the world celebrates National ‘Take A Wild Guess Day’ – and that may well come in handy as we try to crack some of fintech’s toughest anagrams and answer that age old question. Is Cash still King? We’re joined by some kings and queens of Fintech to help us do just that.   Quizzing for “Fin-Win” we have … Harrie Vollaard from Rabobank Caroline Vaughan...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: March 2018
Dec18

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: March 2018

In March, we saw the Government announce a new fintech strategy, and applying the same amount of logic we’ll be talking Cake, Nuns and Football…   Quizzing for “The Rockers we have … Mark Curran from CYBG Virgin Laura Bedborough from Apply Financial Tony Craddock from Emerging Payments Association   And for “The Internationalists” we have… Sylvia Carrasco from Goldex Shaul David Andy Ramsden from G+D Mobile Security...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: February 2018
Dec18

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: February 2018

We started off the year with a bang, but now LOVE is in the air as we head into February. And what is more romantic than bench pressing your wife, as former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Alexander Debelius was seen doing! February was a month where money was made easy, payments got international, and we started making intergalactic plans. Quizzing for Team “and the winners are…” Karl Turnbull from Apply Financial Roger...

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The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: January 2018
Dec18

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: January 2018

The Big Fat Fintech Quiz of the Year: January 2018 A month that saw John McAfee get very nervous as the price of Bitcoin fell, and we heard the news that whilst 16% of millennials have over $100k in savings, if you’re a top exec you don’t even need to work for the whole month to earn a living wage. And speaking of top execs, we’re joined by 6 industry legends! Quizzing for Team F for Fintech is… From Bud – Jamie Campbell...

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RBR Branch Transformation 2018 Summary
Dec17

RBR Branch Transformation 2018 Summary

Here in London, the FF team headed to the RBR’s Branch Transformation, to talk branch design, ATM’s, people, and the physical point of contact with the likes of Diebold Nixdorf, Allen International, Glory, and many, many more!   … and on Vimeo…  ...

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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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FinTech Connect 2018
Dec10

FinTech Connect 2018

Newbie here! And what better way to spend my first day than getting up to speed on all things Fintech at the annual FinTechConnect conference? Held at Excel London on 5th and 6th of December, the two-day event put top fintechs in the same room as leading banks, insurers, and capital investors. Over 175 companies occupied the exhibition booths, including Mastercard, BBVA, and Quadient to name but a few. Nestled amongst these stalls was...

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Money20/20 China 2018 Summary
Dec10

Money20/20 China 2018 Summary

Over in Hangzhou, the FF team headed to the first ever Money 20/20 in China! We caught up with Natalie Ceeney CBE, David Birch, Stanley Yong, and many, many...

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Money20/20 USA 2018 Summary
Dec07

Money20/20 USA 2018 Summary

Check out our summary from Vegas for the 2018 Money 20/20! We get insights from Feedzai, Broadridge, AEVI, and of course the Shaquille O’Neal backed start-up, Steady, plus… we have a special series around AI & Blockchain with Smartstream shot at the event, plus many...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Lendtech Show 1.02 –  will.i.am Special
Nov30

Fintech Finance Presents: The Lendtech Show 1.02 – will.i.am Special

In this episode of the Lendtech Show, we take a look at some of the methods Banks are implementing to improve their financial inclusion efforts. Atom Bank, a digital bank challenger Bank, has asked will.i.am, a multi-faceted innovator to help implement a new creative policy. Ali Paterson took the trip up to Newcastle to get the low down on this new partnership. Leda Glyptis from Fintech Insiders & 11:FS dives deeper into what...

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Fintech Finance presents: The Paytech Show 1.06: Speed, Cross border & GPI
Nov27

Fintech Finance presents: The Paytech Show 1.06: Speed, Cross border & GPI

In this episode of the Paytech Show, we find out about how cross-border payments are being revolutionised with SWIFT’s GPI network. Harry Newman, Head of Banking at SWIFT gives us the low down on how they are making the biggest development in the payments ecosystem for decades. In a digital economy, speed to market is now crucial to the financial institutions so we talk to ACI Worldwide’s Craig Ramsey – the...

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GapCap expands invoice finance offering with new Invocap partnership
Nov27

GapCap expands invoice finance offering with new Invocap partnership

Invocap, the 2018 BCR Invoice Finance Provider of the Year and fellow finalist GapCap today announced that they had reached an agreement to consolidate their invoice finance businesses. GapCap will be taking over the client management and the day to day operations of the Invocap invoice finance book allowing Invocap to focus on its other business lending products; such as business loans, developing its core technology platform and...

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FinTECH Talents 2018 Event Summary
Nov26

FinTECH Talents 2018 Event Summary

FinTECH Talents 2018 Event Summary

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VLOG! LendIt Europe 2018
Nov23

VLOG! LendIt Europe 2018

VLOG! LendIt Europe 2018

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Kotak Introduces Limited Edition Ranveer Singh Debit Card
Nov22

Kotak Introduces Limited Edition Ranveer Singh Debit Card

Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) today announced the launch of a limited edition debit card featuring its brand ambassador – Ranveer Singh. The celebrity image debit card, a first-of-its-kind in the country, gives customers and fans of the actor the option to choose from six images of the Bollywood superstar. The six card designs are displayed on the Kotak My Image Gallery – http://kotak.com/myimagecard/. The card will be...

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VLOG: starting Payments Race… AND SIBOS AND M2020… on the same week!
Nov21

VLOG: starting Payments Race… AND SIBOS AND M2020… on the same week!

VLOG: starting Payments Race… AND SIBOS AND M2020… on the same week!

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Vlog: Backbase Connect 2018!
Nov21

Vlog: Backbase Connect 2018!

Our own Chloe Butler travels to Amsterdam to cover Backbase Connect 2018

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How to become an innovator in InsurTech
Nov19

How to become an innovator in InsurTech

How to become an innovator in InsurTech By Timofey Volkov, CEO of CryptoIns Today’s insurance industry is not insulated from the technological revolution. However, insuring online is still a challenge only possible in a few sectors. When will real and functional products be introduced to the mass market? And how can one become an innovator in this industry? Technology is revolutionizing the insurance market New forms of technology are...

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Fintech Finance presents – The Fintech Show 1.12: The B-Hive Deep Dive
Oct29

Fintech Finance presents – The Fintech Show 1.12: The B-Hive Deep Dive

In this episode of the Fintech Show, we’re giving b-hive the deep dive. Their fintech ecosystem launched in 2015, and has since established itself as a powerhouse of innovation, opening hubs across the globe and striving to connect the dots between corporate partners and startups. In this special episode, we drop in on each of these hubs, and also take a look at the first annual Digital Finance Europe event, a collaboration between...

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Digital Finance Europe 2018 Summary
Oct29

Digital Finance Europe 2018 Summary

We talk to various people such as Wim De Waele, B-Hive, Sébastien De Brouwer, European Banking Federation and many...

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Discover/Innotribe – Day 4
Oct29

Discover/Innotribe – Day 4

Our team talks to Pieter Danhieux,  Co-Founder & CEO at Secure Code Warrior, Cecilia Boschini, Predoctoral Researcher at IBM and many more!

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Day 4 at Sibos
Oct29

Day 4 at Sibos

Our last day at Sibos 2018 and our team met with Teresa Connors, Director at RBS, Michael Lim, Head of Financial Institutions at ANZ and many more!

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Discover/Innotribe – Day 3
Oct25

Discover/Innotribe – Day 3

Day 3 at Sibos and our team talks to Michael Heffner, Vice President at Appian, Clara Durodié, Executive Chair at Cognitive Finance and many more!

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Day 3 at Sibos 2018
Oct25

Day 3 at Sibos 2018

Our third day at Sibos and our team met with William Borden, Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Olivier Denecker, Expert Partner at McKinsey & Company and many more!

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Discover/Innotribe – Day 2
Oct24

Discover/Innotribe – Day 2

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Day 2 at Sibos 2018
Oct24

Day 2 at Sibos 2018

Our second day at Sibos and our team met with Joseph Bognanno, VP of Strategy and Alliances at Accuity, Daniel Bardini, Managing Director at Bottomline Technologies, Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Finastra and many more!

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Discover/Innotribe – Day 1
Oct23

Discover/Innotribe – Day 1

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Day 1 at Sibos 2018
Oct23

Day 1 at Sibos 2018

Fintech Finance’s first day at Sibos 2018 in Sydney! Our team met with Darryl Twiggs, Chief Technology Officer at SmartStream Technologies, Joseph Stark, Head of Americas at Earthport, Martin Grunewald, Chief Payments Officer at BankservAfrica and many more!

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Payments Race V: Day 1 – The race is on #PaymentsRace #M2020Race
Oct19

Payments Race V: Day 1 – The race is on #PaymentsRace #M2020Race

Payments Race V – New York to Las Vegas #PaymentsRace #M2020Race Thursday saw the start of our 5th Payments Race, this time from New York to Vegas. After hosting a pre-race webinar at Money 20/20 offices in New York, the race got underway.   See what our racers got up to on Day 1, and continue to follow their progress on Twitter using the hashtags #PaymentsRace and #M2020Race   #TeamCash – Denis Trufin       #TeamCard...

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Insuretech Connect 2018 Summary Video
Oct19

Insuretech Connect 2018 Summary Video

Our summary from Insuretech Connect 2018 over in Las...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.11 – What Customers Want
Oct17

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.11 – What Customers Want

In this episode of the Fintech show, we try and find out, what does the customer really want? Why should the banks actually care about the customer experience? To learn more we asked thought leaders from: Revolut, Rabobank and Quadient. Andrew Stevens, Quadient has nearly 20 years in the financial industry and is fully aware why banks are starting to improve their offerings. Nikolay Storonsky, Founder and CEO of digital bank Revolut...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.05 – The Paytech Revolution
Oct16

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.05 – The Paytech Revolution

In this episode of the Paytech Show: Lloyds Banking Group, Apply Financial and Bank of America Merrill Lynch offer up their insight, as we start the fourth quarter of 2018. We met with Mark Bradbury, Managing Director of Apply Financial, to discuss the challenges that are accompanying the payments revolution. Gavin Maclean, Head of Product Payment, Lloyds Banking Group described what is fuelling the payments revolution. With that in...

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