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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Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business accounts
Mar29

Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business accounts

Starling Bank, after recently being voted the Best British Bank, has today become the first fully licensed mobile-only bank to launch business accounts for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK. Starling’s app is simple to use and allows small business owners to open an account in less than 10 minutes, direct from their smart phone. There are no fees for having an account, no fees for making a payment to another bank account,...

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Making the time for digital accounting ahead of MTD
Mar29

Making the time for digital accounting ahead of MTD

For months – years perhaps – we’ve been saying “it’s not too late to be early” to prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD). Now it is a bit too late to be early. It really is time to just get on with it and drive to the cloud as fast as you possibly can. But if you’re working to the last minute, what are the things you can do to get your clients transitioned to digital accounting in time? Stop trying to be a superhero At QuickBooks...

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Nishu Thukral, Pangea Money Transfer on Payment Sector
Mar28
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London Data Analytics Company Mosaic Smart Data Wins Inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards 2018
Mar26

London Data Analytics Company Mosaic Smart Data Wins Inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards 2018

London-based fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) data analytics company Mosaic Smart Data is the winner of the inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards. It was announced on 20 March by InvestHK in conjunction with the UK Department for International Trade. The UK Fintech Awards 2018 follow the launch last September of the UK-Hong Kong Fintech Bridge (“the Bridge”) to foster closer collaboration at government, regulator and...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Challenges in Digital Age
Mar26

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Challenges in Digital Age

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about what challenges are we facing within a digital age.

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: N26, Valentin Stalf & Nicolas Kopp
Mar26

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: N26, Valentin Stalf & Nicolas Kopp

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: N26, Valentin Stalf & Nicolas Kopp talking about mobile banking, regulatory challenges and future of lending. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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NatWest launch ClearSpend app to support business spending
Mar22

NatWest launch ClearSpend app to support business spending

NatWest has rolled out a new app to help businesses digitally manage company spending. ClearSpend is a free mobile app for NatWest Commercial Card customers enabling businesses real time visibility and control of their company card spending. The first of its kind, the app has been rolled out following a trial featuring over 100 customers last year. Alison Rose, CEO of Commercial and Private Banking at NatWest, said: “Administering a...

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Diwakar Choubey, MoneyLion on API Trends and FinTech
Mar22

Diwakar Choubey, MoneyLion on API Trends and FinTech

Diwakar Choubey, MoneyLion, talking to FinTech Finance about API Trends and FinTech Involvement.

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Anil Aggarwal, Money20/20 on Exploring Payment Networks
Mar20

Anil Aggarwal, Money20/20 on Exploring Payment Networks

Anil Aggarwal, form Money20/20 talking to FinTech Finance about payment networks and working with shoptalk. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Ali Paterson, Fintech Finance on GDPR and PSD2
Mar19
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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Jeremy Black, Every Financial
Mar16

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Jeremy Black, Every Financial

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Jeremy Black, Every Financial talking to FinTech Finance about evolving small business, small business solutions and future of fintech. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Cryptocurrency API
Mar14

Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Cryptocurrency API

Clay Wilkes, form Galileo, talking to FinTech Finance about the challenges of cryptocurrency. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Tandem Lead the Pack on Aggregation With New Acquisition
Mar13

Tandem Lead the Pack on Aggregation With New Acquisition

At 3pm today Pariti CEO Matthew Ford announced that his leading finance management app was being acquired by Tandem Bank on the stage of Millennial 20/20. This slick, design-led app was featured by Apple as one of its “Best New Apps”, and has over 95,000 users who will transfer over to Tandem. Pariti is integrated with leading financial institutions including Zopa and Lendable, and has helped its users manage over 32 million...

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