Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.08 – EWPN
Jul19

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.08 – EWPN

In this episode of The Paytech Show we send Doug Mackenzie to Amsterdam to find out what was happening at the European Women Payments Network event. With a star-studded Fintech awards ceremony, workshops and conference, there was a lot to...

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The Fintech Fix: Banks becoming Pubs?
Jul19

The Fintech Fix: Banks becoming Pubs?

In this episode of The Fintech Fix, we will be continuing to look at the Banker Summer transfer season as more top bankers move institutions. We will take a review of last week, when we saw the first real ripples of GDPR starting to kick in and also at how closed bank branches can transform the high...

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Money20/20 Europe 2019 Summary
Jul18

Money20/20 Europe 2019 Summary

The Fintech Finance team heads over to Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam to talk to Dennis Martens from Synechron, Daria Rippingale from Bankingblocks, Gabrielle Inzirillo from Plug and Play and, many, many more!

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All-in-one card startup Curve raises $55 million
Jul16

All-in-one card startup Curve raises $55 million

A startup that lets you use all your bank cards through one card has raised $55m (£44m). London-based Curve said on Tuesday that it has been valued at $250m (£200m) in the funding round, which takes its total funding to date to $75m (£80m). Curve lets people load their credit and debit cards on to an app and then use them all through one Curve card. Users select which card they want to use in the app and then the Curve card will work...

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Alan Turing to be the face of new £50 note
Jul15

Alan Turing to be the face of new £50 note

Alan Turing was chosen following the Bank’s character selection process including advice from scientific experts. In 2018, the Banknote Character Advisory Committee chose to celebrate the field of science on the £50 note and this was followed by a six week public nomination period. The Bank received a total of 227,299 nominations, covering 989 eligible characters. The Committee considered all the nominations before deciding on a...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.07 – The Cloud Global Payments Initiative
Jul12

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.07 – The Cloud Global Payments Initiative

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we look at how cloud-based technology is changing the way payments are being handled, especially cross-border. SWIFT’s gpi is revolutionising the way cross border payments are working and we find out from Citi’s Phil Hong and ACI Worldwide’s Craig Ramsey to find out how critical this initiative will be going forward....

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Financial services experts discuss the significant changes in the payments landscape
Jul10

Financial services experts discuss the significant changes in the payments landscape

The team at FinTech Connect has joined forces with payment technology provider Bottomline, alongside leading payment experts, to discuss the emerging innovative business models in payments.  The webinar, to be held from 11am – 12pm on Wednesday 17th July, will address the significant changes in the competitive landscape – through regulatory intervention such as Open Banking / PSD2 and exponential digital demand from consumers...

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Innotribe speakers set to shine at Sibos 2019
Jul08

Innotribe speakers set to shine at Sibos 2019

Innotribe has always brought dynamic and thought-provoking voices from outside the finance industry to Sibos. The year’s event maintains this tradition through a mix of the new and familiar. Over the course of a brimful four-day programme, insightful and provocative speakers from the fintech, bigtech and academic communities will help us to break down our core theme – The Evolution of Trust. Exploring trust and digital identity Andrew...

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The Fintech Fix: Transfer Window Round Up
Jul05

The Fintech Fix: Transfer Window Round Up

In this episode of The Fintech Fix we enter the transfer window as Banks look to shuffle their squad during the Summer hiatus. We hear about the first signing of this window with Revolut making the first move. BBVA in Mexico is leading the way for financial inclusion and Congress is getting ruffled over...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.06 – Swiftly Does It
Jul04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.06 – Swiftly Does It

In this episode of The Paytech Show we take another look at the power of Swift GPI, what it can mean for the institutions around the world. To get the best overview, we talk to a truly global bank, ING. Ali Paterson speaks with Evelien Witlox, Global Head of Payments for ING and Doug Mackenzie talks to payments guru Craig Ramsey from...

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The Fintech Fix: The End of an Era?
Jun28

The Fintech Fix: The End of an Era?

Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix. In this episode, we find out if the challenger banks have finally met their match? Is there a new financial Manifest destiny as Transferwise goes west and is Scandinavia ahead of time when it comes to wearables? Find out, in this episode of The Fintech Fix! So first up is the news that Nordea and Swedbank are partnering with Fidesmo, a tech company that’s also...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 2.01 – Open Banking, Eastern Outflanking?
Jun27

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 2.01 – Open Banking, Eastern Outflanking?

In this episode of The Regtech Show, we take a deep dive at the impact of Open Banking in Europe, from the lens of Central and Eastern Europe. We get great insight into the region from Birte Quitt, Erste Group’s Head of Group Retail Strategy who details how their App, George has been incredibly successful in Romania. Over in Bucharest, we speak with Ioana Guiman, Managing Partner of Allevo who are the country leaders in industry...

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Trulioo’s Releases Brand New Parody Music Video, “Get Verified”
Jun27

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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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.06 – The Current State of Affairs
Jun24

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.06 – The Current State of Affairs

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we take a step back and take a look at an industry that has changed so much in the last year. Technology has changed so much that customers don’t even know what they want. So to find out the best and brightest we spoke to some of the biggest financial institutions and organisations to see what they’ve been working on. From Bank of America, SmartStream, BNY Mellon and DBS you can hear it...

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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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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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Sibos Summer Snapshot! 
Jun19

Sibos Summer Snapshot! 

The Fintech Finance team heads over to Canary Wharf for the Sibos Summer Snapshot!

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The Rise of the Merchant Cash Advance
Jun18

The Rise of the Merchant Cash Advance

Bank Loans to SME’s is Declining Oxford Economics recently published research titled “the big business of small business”, which states bank lending to SME’s has fallen 3% since 2015. This is in the face of a rise in credit provisions to large companies of 43%. The report states that SME’s are being given the ‘cold shoulder’ resulting in an impact on recovery against small businesses. Sam Moore, Managing Director of Oxford Economics,...

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The Fintech Fix: Banking Everywhere
Jun14

The Fintech Fix: Banking Everywhere

In this bumper Money20/20 round-up episode of The Fintech Fix, we learn about all the partnerships that have been happening in the lead up to the Summer Break, Uber grabbing Grab’s ideas and Amazon providing...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 03
Jun11

The Paytech Magazine Issue 03

The latest edition of “The Paytech Magazine” is now live! Here is our Money20/20 edition of The Paytech Magazine, we have incredible features from our Payments Race around the world. Also, you can find: A massive Banking Circle segment on how they are solving the oldest issue in financial services Evelien Witlox, Global Head of Payments at ING shows us how instant cross border payments are a reality Content Director at...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 12
Jun10

The Fintech Magazine Issue 12

The latest edition of “The Fintech Magazine” is now live! In this post Money20/20 edition of the Magazine, we had incredible features from the one and only 11:FS crew, who assembled to lead our front page. Also inside you can find: A massive Nationwide series, from innovation, open banking to liberating banking! Milind Sanghavi from OCBC bank in Singapore, details how they have seen QR code transactions increase by 450%...

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FusionONE Summary
Jun07

FusionONE Summary

The Fintech Finance team heads over to FusionONE in London to talk to Eli Rosner from Finastra, Elizabeth Lumley from VC Innovations, Lauren Harris from Hyber and many, many more!

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THE WINNER! DAY THIRTEEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race
Jun06

THE WINNER! DAY THIRTEEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race

DAY THIRTEEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments...

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DAY TWELVE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race
Jun06

DAY TWELVE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race

DAY TWELVE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.05 – Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground
Jun03

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.05 – Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

In this episode we’ve got our head in the cloud, investigating how cloud-based architecture is taking the industry by storm. We speak with Citi Group and Starling Bank about their experiences embracing cloud tech and security, and get an insight from iboss, who provide secure cloud access anywhere in the world, on any...

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DAY ELEVEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race
Jun03

DAY ELEVEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race

DAY ELEVEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.05 – It’s On the Cards
Jun03

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.05 – It’s On the Cards

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we’re asking the question, will the payment card still be relevant in 2020 and beyond? To find out we ask Mastercard’s Head of Fintech Partnerships Eduoardo Volta what the card giant is getting up to in the age of innovation. We also speak with the tech specialist G+D about how they are helping institutions around the world implement new card...

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DAY TEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race
Jun02

DAY TEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race

DAY TEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments...

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DAY NINE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race
Jun01

DAY NINE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race

DAY NINE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments...

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DAY EIGHT #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race
May31

DAY EIGHT #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race

DAY EIGHT #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights Payments Race...

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ABCD’s: Peter Moss & Andreas Burner, SmartStream and Patrica Kemp, Oak HC/FT on Data
May31

ABCD’s: Peter Moss & Andreas Burner, SmartStream and Patrica Kemp, Oak HC/FT on Data

In this episode of the ABCD’s, we speak with Patrica Kemp from Oak HC/FT, Ryan Miller from Wells Fargo, Peter Moss & Andreas Burner from SmartStream about artificial intelligence driven by data.

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DAY SEVEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May30

DAY SEVEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

DAY SEVEN #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

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ABCD’s: Peter Moss & Andreas Burner, SmartStream and Darrell Sansom, AXA UK on Automation
May30

ABCD’s: Peter Moss & Andreas Burner, SmartStream and Darrell Sansom, AXA UK on Automation

In this episode of the ABCD’s we speak with Peter Moss & Andreas Burner from SmartStream and Darrell Sansom from AXA UK on Automation and AI.

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.04 – Digitising Payments and Cards?
May29

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.04 – Digitising Payments and Cards?

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we ask the question, how are banks digitising their payment methods, when payment cards are still so prevalent in Europe. We look at Crédit Agricole’s brilliant attempt at innovating and digitising in the payments space. To get a deeper look at how payment cards can maintain their relevance in the future we speak with Mikko Kähkönen from G+D, the premier technology group who details how they...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Retailtech Show 1.01 – Is the High Street Dead?
May29

Fintech Finance Presents: The Retailtech Show 1.01 – Is the High Street Dead?

On our first episode of The Retailtech Show we ask the question, is the high street dead? And if so, how can it be resurrected? With omni-channel solutions, retailers now have an incredible amount of customer data, in-store and online. We find out how they’re using this data to provide a better customer experience and ensure future loyalty. We kick off with Angus Burrell from Valitor who details what the retailers need to and can do...

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SmartStream Innovations Forum Summary
May29

SmartStream Innovations Forum Summary

The Fintech Finance team heads over to SmartStream Innovations Forum in London to talk to Bharat Malesha from SmartStream, Andy Shiel from Swiss Re, Devie Mohan and many, many more!

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DAY SIX #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May29

DAY SIX #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

DAY SIX #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

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ABCD’s: Peter Hainz, SmartStream and Ebru Packcan, Citi on Cloud Technology
May29

ABCD’s: Peter Hainz, SmartStream and Ebru Packcan, Citi on Cloud Technology

In this episode of the ABCD’s, we speak with Peter Hainz, Nick Smith from SmartStream, Ebru Packcan from Citi and Ken Merrill from Bank of America about the cloud technology and data regulations.

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The Fintech Fix: The end of May
May29

The Fintech Fix: The end of May

In this episode of The Fintech Fix, we look back at May’s reign as PM and what she did for the Fintech space. Also, we hear about Loot, a startup bank going into administration.

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DAY FIVE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May28

DAY FIVE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

DAY FIVE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.04 – No Branches, No Problem
May28

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.04 – No Branches, No Problem

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we find out how an institution as popular as Starling Bank can know all its customers, without ever actually meeting them. We speak with the one and only Anne Boden, CEO and Co-Founder of Starling Bank to discuss what their ideas were when starting this tremendous enterprise. To find out how an institution of their size can actually manage it all, we look to KYC wizard, Zac Cohen from Trulioo who...

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ABCD’s: Andreas Burner, SmartStream and Ebru Pakcan, Citi on Blockchain
May28

ABCD’s: Andreas Burner, SmartStream and Ebru Pakcan, Citi on Blockchain

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Ebru Pakcan from Citi, Christian Wolf from Raiffeisen Bank International and Andreas Burner from SmartStream about the value of blockchain!

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DAY FOUR #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May27

DAY FOUR #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

DAY FOUR #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

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ABCD’s: Peter Moss, SmartStream and Paul Cobban, DBS on Accurate Data
May27

ABCD’s: Peter Moss, SmartStream and Paul Cobban, DBS on Accurate Data

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Peter Moss from SmartStream and Paul Cobban from DBS about accurate data & customer science.

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DAY THREE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May26

DAY THREE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

DAY THREE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

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DAY TWO #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May25

DAY TWO #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

See all the highlights from DAY TWO of The Payments...

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DAY ONE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May24

DAY ONE #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

At the close of day one, all four racers have arrived at the first checkpoint – Belfast! Watch the story so far below!...

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Start line! #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights
May24

Start line! #RTWrace to #M2020 Highlights

The four teams assemble at the starting gate at Trafalgar Square in London. This is the moment we were looking forward to all year! We wish each racer the best of luck in their trials and tribulations round the...

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ABCD’s: Vincent Kilcoyne, SmartStream and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, OeKB on Problems
May24

ABCD’s: Vincent Kilcoyne, SmartStream and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, OeKB on Problems

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Vincent Kilcoyne from SmartStream and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger from OeKB on the changing problems banks are having.

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ABCD’s: Darryl Twiggs, Vincent Kilcoyne & Andreas Burner, SmartStream on Technology
May23

ABCD’s: Darryl Twiggs, Vincent Kilcoyne & Andreas Burner, SmartStream on Technology

In this episode of The ABCD’s Conversation, we speak to Darryl Twiggs, Vincent Kilcoyne & Andreas Burner from SmartStream about their technology.

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