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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Vesta to Raise £750k through Leading Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs
Dec10

Vesta to Raise £750k through Leading Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs

Vesta (www.vestaproperty.com) the new online marketplace for buying and selling rental property, today announces the opening of its latest equity crowdfunding round to new investors through leading European platform Seedrs.  Vesta is led by an impressive team including Chairman Bob Wigley, also Chairman of UK Finance, and CEO Russell Gould, previously operating in senior roles with several other successful scaled digital businesses....

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Linedata ushers in the next generation of electronic trading with Trade Informatics’ START
Dec05

Linedata ushers in the next generation of electronic trading with Trade Informatics’ START

Linedata (Euronext Paris: LIN), a global provider of credit and asset management technology, data and services, announced it is teaming up with leading quantitative analytics firm, Trade Informatics (TI) to usher in the next generation of trading and advanced pre-trade analytics beyond how the market has traditionally defined and imagined transaction cost analytics (TCA). This partnership marks the launch of Linedata’s suite of...

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We’re not concerned about Bitcoin’s most recent price plummet, says CoinCorner
Dec03

We’re not concerned about Bitcoin’s most recent price plummet, says CoinCorner

CoinCorner’s co-founder and CEO, Danny Scott, says: “If we look back over Bitcoin’s short 10-year history, it has experienced many price fluctuations – something that is to be expected given that the industry is still very young. It’s widely known that Bitcoin has allegedly “died” more than 300 times to date (source: 99Bitcoins). This ‘death’ refers to predictions from critics that bitcoin won’t survive the changing price...

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University of Sydney Partners with Fantom to Build a First-of-its-Kind Programming Toolchain for Smart Contracts
Nov28

University of Sydney Partners with Fantom to Build a First-of-its-Kind Programming Toolchain for Smart Contracts

Fantom, a fast, scalable and secure DAG-based smart contract platform for real-time cryptocurrency payments, has announced a research partnership with The University of Sydney (“USYD”), including a donation to the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Led by University of Sydney Associate Professor of Computer Science, Bernhard Scholz, the initial funding will support a dedicated research group in building...

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ARYZE partners with AmaZix to move stablecoins into mainstream market
Nov21

ARYZE partners with AmaZix to move stablecoins into mainstream market

ARYZE, the best Danish Fintech Startup of 2018, has announced its partnership with AmaZix, the community engagement platform. The collaboration will help improve and maintain ARYZE’s community channels, as it continues to make ground-breaking progress in the digital currencies market. As a well-recognized startup in the fintech sector, ARYZE issues fully redeemable stablecoins backed by and pegged to traditional assets. Its aim is to...

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AEVI Wins Best In-Store solution Award
Nov16

AEVI Wins Best In-Store solution Award

AEVI, the technology company helping merchant solution providers to move into the next-generation of acquiring services, won Best In-Store solution at the Payments Awards organized by FStech and Retail Systems. It is the second time in the past year that AEVI has been recognized for its high level of innovation. AEVI provides an open solution which comprises business apps, smart Point of Sales (POS) devices and payment services....

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TransferWise launches debit card for businesses to spend internationally
Nov14

TransferWise launches debit card for businesses to spend internationally

TransferWise today announces a package of enhancements to its business product, including the launch of its debit card to its European business customers. That means businesses can now spend from their account like a local in 45 currencies. A new phase of TransferWise for business The company also responds to other key wishes from its 150,000 active business customers. Alongside the debit card, TransferWise is launching a global...

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EastNets strengthens its investment in Artificial Intelligence; launches new solutions to combat fraud, money laundering at Sibos
Oct24

EastNets strengthens its investment in Artificial Intelligence; launches new solutions to combat fraud, money laundering at Sibos

EastNets, a leading global provider of compliance and payments solutions for the financial services industry will showcase real-time solutions that can detect and combat money laundering and payment fraud at Sibos 2018, the global financial services networking event organized by SWIFT. As part of their participation, EastNets will also showcase SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service that can help banks offer their customers...

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Orvium Recognised as Standard Technology Partner of Amazon Web Services Partner Network
Oct10

Orvium Recognised as Standard Technology Partner of Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Orvium, the first decentralized social platform for scientific collaboration, funding and publications management based on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, has today announced that it has been recognised as a Standard Technology Partner of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, enabling the organisation to provide software solutions that are integrated with the AWS Cloud. The AWS Partner Network helps companies with...

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The Power 50
Sep25

The Power 50

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Avaloq announces strong H1 2018 results1, driven by increased customer activity and international expansion
Sep13

Avaloq announces strong H1 2018 results1, driven by increased customer activity and international expansion

ꟷ Adjusted EBITDA at CHF 36 million as at the end of June. Group revenues up 8% year-on-year to over CHF 273 million ꟷ Continued strong shift in customer demand towards Avaloq’s Software as a Service (SaaS) and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solutions from banks and wealth managers in Asia Pacific, Switzerland, the UK and EMEA ꟷ New customers in H1 2018 include UK wealth management firm Smith & Williamson, Industrial Bank...

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Saxo Capital Markets news release: CGS-CIMB Securities launches robo-advisory platform eWealth to bring personalised investment advisory services to retail clients anytime anywhere
Aug28

Saxo Capital Markets news release: CGS-CIMB Securities launches robo-advisory platform eWealth to bring personalised investment advisory services to retail clients anytime anywhere

CGS-CIMB Securities launches robo-advisory platform eWealth to bring personalised investment advisory services to retail clients anytime anywhere Singapore — CGS-CIMB Securities International Pte. Ltd. (“CGS-CIMB Securities”) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CGS-CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., launches its latest offering, CGS-CIMB eWealth. The robo-advisory platform taps on the Company’s strong research capabilities...

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£3.31m seed investment to further develop SenSat’s simulated reality technology
Aug10

£3.31m seed investment to further develop SenSat’s simulated reality technology

SenSat, the British technology company that simulates reality, today announces that it has raised £3.31m in seed funding. The round was supported by notable investors including Force Over Mass, Round Hill Venture Partners and Zag (the venture arm of global creative agency BBH). The investment will be used to develop SenSat’s technology, including its novel 3D computer vision workflows and cutting edge dimensional interpolation, both...

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Processing.com powers 1xBet with Convergent Acquiring
Aug08

Processing.com powers 1xBet with Convergent Acquiring

Processing.com has rolled out its innovative acquiring solution to the world’s* third largest online Sportsbook and casino, 1xBet. As a result of onboarding the solution, 1xBet has been able to increase the approval of credit and debit card transactions – boosting its customer experience as a result. This was most evident during the recent FIFA World Cup where the company was able to capture additional transactions, volume and...

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FIRST TRADE CREDIT RISK BOUND ON ELECTRONIC TRADING PLATFORM, TOREDO
Jul26

FIRST TRADE CREDIT RISK BOUND ON ELECTRONIC TRADING PLATFORM, TOREDO

Toredo, the web-based platform launched earlier this year for the transaction of specialised trade credit insurance, has underwritten its first risk. According to the London Credit Consortium – a partnership of Liberty Specialty Markets, Canopius and The Channel Syndicate – Toredo was utilised for its first risk in June and now has a developing pipeline of transactions. The London Credit Consortium provides capacity to the platform....

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Money20/20 Europe 2018: Ghela Boskovich, FemTechGlobal on which types are doing the best in regards to digital identity
Jul13
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trade.io Announces Official Launch Of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events
Jul02

trade.io Announces Official Launch Of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events

trade.io’s CEO Jim Preissler today announced during his keynote speech at the trade.io sponsored, Bloomberg event in London, England, that the Exchange, the flagship product of trade.io, will be launched on July 17th, 2018. The announcement comes after months of anticipation across the crypto world where they have eagerly prepared for the launch of trade.io’s live Exchange, and later its Liquidity Pool. For the first month of launch,...

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Citi Board Elects Jay Jacobs to Board of Directors
Jul02

Citi Board Elects Jay Jacobs to Board of Directors

Citi’s Board of Directors today announced that it has elected Jay Jacobs as a new independent director, with service commencing today. Mr. Jacobs most recently served as President and Managing Director of PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, prior to his retirement in September 2017. Citi Chairman Michael E. O’Neill said, “We are pleased to have Jay join Citi’s Board of Directors. Not only does...

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BB&T Insurance Services rebrands as McGriff Insurance Services
Jun11

BB&T Insurance Services rebrands as McGriff Insurance Services

BB&T Insurance Services will begin doing business as McGriff Insurance Services beginning June 25, 2018. The new name comes from affiliate McGriff, Seibels & Williams, which provides property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, life and pension plans, financial services and surety products, as well as specialty insurance programs. BB&T Insurance Services of California and BridgeTrust Title are not included in...

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Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business account for the UK’s 3.4 million sole traders
Jun04

Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business account for the UK’s 3.4 million sole traders

Starling Bank, the leading mobile-only bank recently voted Britain’s Best Bank 2018, has today announced it is making its business account available to the UK’s 3.4 million sole traders. This expansion comes just two months after Starling launched the nation’s first mobile-only business bank account. Starling customers who are sole traders can apply for an account for their business in less than 10 minutes, directly from their...

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Italy: Waiting for the white smoke
Jun01

Italy: Waiting for the white smoke

What’s happened? Political turmoil in Italy is nothing new. According to Deutsche Bank researchers there have been 90 governments in the past 116 years. This equates to an average tenure of just 1.3 years. The Italian election was nearly three months’ ago, since when the far-right League and anti-establishment Five Star Movement have failed to form a coalition. Events over the weekend imply even the resulting caretaker government may...

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TransferMate launches Global Receivables, an innovative new solution for overseas payments
May29

TransferMate launches Global Receivables, an innovative new solution for overseas payments

TransferMate, the world’s leading cross-border B2B payments provider, today announced the launch of Global Receivables, a new solution for businesses to bill and collect overseas payments from thousands of customers in seconds. The new Global Receivables solution offers businesses an improved, transparent and same-day transaction solution, allowing them to simplify the process of collecting multiple overseas payments and improve cash...

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Challenger Banks are Winning the Battle for Customer Satisfaction in the UK: 2018 FIS PACE Study
May29

Challenger Banks are Winning the Battle for Customer Satisfaction in the UK: 2018 FIS PACE Study

Britain’s challenger banks are outperforming incumbents when it comes to overall customer satisfaction, according to new research from leading financial services technology provider FIS (NYSE: FIS). 76 per cent of digital-first direct bank customers say they are ‘very satisfied’ with their banking relationships, compared to 69 per cent of those who bank with one of the top 50 global banks. These direct banks also outperform...

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Brickendon Achieves 300% Growth
May29

Brickendon Achieves 300% Growth

Brickendon, the award-winning transformational consultancy, has today announced 300% growth since 2012.[1] This month the brand is celebrating eight years of success, experiencing significant growth despite challenging market conditions. With reports speculating that Brexit is set to shrink the financial services market by as much as 9.5% in value by 2020,[2] it is imperative that the sector continues to innovate and find alternative...

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Sharetribe raises €1.1M+ as new kind of company structure inspires investors from 42 countries worldwide
May22

Sharetribe raises €1.1M+ as new kind of company structure inspires investors from 42 countries worldwide

Finland, May 16th – Sharetribe, the Finnish software provider, has raised a significant investment as their unusual equity crowdfunding campaign smashed the minimum target of €500k within the first 48 hours – and went on to raise €1.1M+ from a record-breaking 42 countries worldwide. The campaign was unusual because, unlike most tech startups, Sharetribe is not working towards an exit. Instead, the company was seeking an investment to...

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Solgari releases GDPR & MiFID II Compliant SMS service as part of Integrated Omni-Channel Cloud Communications platform
May17

Solgari releases GDPR & MiFID II Compliant SMS service as part of Integrated Omni-Channel Cloud Communications platform

Solgari, the global provider of compliant, integrated omni-channel cloud communications services today announced the release of our compliant SMS service which is now available as part of our cloud communications suite to existing and on-boarding customers. Solgari provides our customers all the digital communication channels – including voice, WebRTC video, chat, IM & SMS – while automatically addressing GDPR, MiFID II &...

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Money20/20 Asia 2018: Govind Setlur, Wibmo
May03

Money20/20 Asia 2018: Govind Setlur, Wibmo

Govind Setlur, from Wibmo, talks about Money 20/20.

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Pivotal Software, Inc. Marks First Day of Trading on New York Stock Exchange
Apr20

Pivotal Software, Inc. Marks First Day of Trading on New York Stock Exchange

Pivotal Software, Inc. (“Pivotal”), is proud to announce that it has opened for trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), under the ticker symbol “PVTL.” Rob Mee, CEO and co-founder, marked the momentous occasion by ringing the First Trade Bell at the NYSE at 9:30 EDT. In a blog post accompanying the announcement, Mr. Mee said, “Since Pivotal’s founding, we’ve worked toward an ambitious mission—to transform...

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Accuity Rated a category leader in Chartis’ 2017 RiskTech Quadrant® for watchlist monitoring solutions
Apr17

Accuity Rated a category leader in Chartis’ 2017 RiskTech Quadrant® for watchlist monitoring solutions

Accuity, the leading provider of financial crime compliance, payments and counterparty know-your-customer (KYC) solutions, announced today that it has been recognised by Chartis Research as a category leader in the RiskTech Quadrant® for watchlist monitoring solutions. The watchlist monitoring solutions category features in Chartis’ 2017 Financial Crime Risk Management update report. The Chartis report examines financial crime risk...

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AxiomSL Recognized as “Data Integrity and Control Solutions in Financial Services”  Category Leader by Chartis Research
Apr12

AxiomSL Recognized as “Data Integrity and Control Solutions in Financial Services” Category Leader by Chartis Research

AxiomSL, the leading global provider of regulatory reporting, risk and data management solutions, today announced that Chartis Research, a provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology, has named AxiomSL a 2018 Category Leader in its FinTech Quadrant ®, “Data Integrity and Control Solutions in Financial Services.” This is the second year Chartis has recognized the company as a Category Leader for this...

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Philip Dodds, Pendo System Inc on Learning Curve with Data Utilisation
Mar21

Philip Dodds, Pendo System Inc on Learning Curve with Data Utilisation

Philip Dodds, from Pendo System Inc, talking to FinTech Finance about learning curve with data utilisation.

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Steve Minger, Invoice Cycle on Challenges Faced in the Financial Industry
Mar08

Steve Minger, Invoice Cycle on Challenges Faced in the Financial Industry

Steve Minger, from Invoice Cycle, talking to FinTech Finance about challenges faced in the financial industry.  

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Experts will discuss the global role of cryptocurrencies and prospects of financial technologies at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Turkey
Feb22

Experts will discuss the global role of cryptocurrencies and prospects of financial technologies at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Turkey

On March 1, Istanbul will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Turkey. The event is dedicated to cryptocurrencies, blockchain projects, and investments in these spheres. The conference program embraces three directions: Blockchain, Fintech, and ICO. Industry experts from Turkey and other countries such as Bulgaria, the USA, and Singapore will present presentations on these topics. Speakers will talk about sectors with high...

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As smart contracts get smarter, the rules of development will change
Feb19

As smart contracts get smarter, the rules of development will change

If 2017 was the year of Bitcoin, 2018 will be the year of the smart contract. Smart contracts — the self-executing coded contracts running on blockchain networks — enable decentralized apps (dApps) and the brand new economic models we are see emerging on blockchains. While it’s difficult to gauge exactly how many smart contracts are already out there, State of the dApps lists more than 1,000 built on Ethereum, the most popular...

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Trustbank Amanah uses iMAL Islamic core banking platform to power Suriname’s first Islamic Bank
Feb08

Trustbank Amanah uses iMAL Islamic core banking platform to power Suriname’s first Islamic Bank

iMAL enables banks converting to Islamic to provide customers with an enriching, transparent and modern banking experience Path Solutions announced that Trustbank Suriname, now Trustbank Amanah, has gone live on iMAL Islamic core banking platform with the successful transition of the bank from conventional to Islamic banking business model, a major milestone in the South American banking system as large banks in South America are...

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Commenting on how the Bank of England has Voted to Raise Interest Rates
Nov02

Commenting on how the Bank of England has Voted to Raise Interest Rates

Commenting on how the Bank of England has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, said: “Today’s announcement is momentous for the UK economy and should signal the start of a series of gradual increases. The Bank of England has decided that inflation is potentially getting out of control and the economy now requires higher borrowing costs. The decision also signals...

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KB Kookmin Bank Launches the World’s First Combined Payments and Messaging App
Sep08

KB Kookmin Bank Launches the World’s First Combined Payments and Messaging App

New Liiv TalkTalk app from Korea’s largest bank protected across Android and iOS devices. Korea’s largest bank, KB Kookmin Bank, has worked with Trustonic and ATsolutions to secure its new peer-to-peer (P2P) payment and messaging app, Liiv TalkTalk. The state-of-the-art Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) solution encrypts and secures both the bank’s and end users’ data across the full range of Android and iOS devices. KB Kookmin...

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Fintech Firm Smart Pension picks up Two Awards for Digital Leadership
Jun26

Fintech Firm Smart Pension picks up Two Awards for Digital Leadership

Workplace pension provider Smart Pension has picked up two top tech awards in a global initiative aimed at rewarding effective digital transformation. The auto enrolment platform was named FinTech Innovation of the Year, and Overall Winner at the Digital Leaders awards last night/Thursday June 22, which has previously picked out promising tech talent like Eileen Burbage and Mike Bracken. Smart Pension was recognised by judges for...

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Economy Pushes on as Trump Approaches First 100 Days
Apr06

Economy Pushes on as Trump Approaches First 100 Days

Overview: The US economy may lead developed nations with over 2% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017. The benefits of Donald Trump’s proposed policies of lower taxes, higher infrastructure spending and less regulation should be realized more in 2018 than in 2017. However, the impact of his trade policies may offset some of the potential benefits of his fiscal policy. Solid employment should continue to support consumption...

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Research: Cloud Acceptance at Tipping Point in the Capital Markets
Dec12

Research: Cloud Acceptance at Tipping Point in the Capital Markets

Proliferation of trading venues and applications adding to connectivity challenges Explosion in regulatory requirements, macroeconomic uncertainty, cost pressures and fintech innovation key drivers for cloud move New research from Celent has found that the appetite for cloud-based services in capital markets has reached a critical point and that cloud is set to become the main delivery model for certain key functions in the near...

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Finery teams up with Online Payments giant Klarna to drive International growth
Nov22

Finery teams up with Online Payments giant Klarna to drive International growth

Klarna Checkout and Pay After Delivery now available to all Finery shoppers in the UK and internationally Today, one of Europe’s leading payment providers, Klarna, has partnered with UK’s most talked about online fashion label, Finery, to support its domestic and international scaling. On track for triple digit growth this year following an unprecedented £5m revenues in its debut year, Finery aims to make its online process smoother...

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Awards

We’re also in the middle of preparing our Fintech Finance Awards and we need your help! Nominations are now open for which person you wish to nominate to be your “Hero” in Financial Services. If you have someone that you think has gone above and beyond, whether it be a developer working day and night on an innovative design within an app, or the CEO of a disrupting start-up, we want to hear from you of who you think...

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Metro Bank’s Commercial Banking Team Strengthened
Oct05

Metro Bank’s Commercial Banking Team Strengthened

Metro Bank, the revolutionary high street bank, has today announced the appointments of Andy Hallett as Director of Property and Hannah-Louise Smith as Director of Cash Management and Deposits.  Both will report directly to Mark Stokes, Managing Director of Commercial Banking. Andy will be responsible for leading the bank’s commercial property business and Hannah-Louise will oversee growing the Metro Bank’s operational cash deposits...

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ACI Worldwide and VocaLink Join Forces to Speed up Adoption of Immediate Payments
Sep27

ACI Worldwide and VocaLink Join Forces to Speed up Adoption of Immediate Payments

Partnership will combine VocaLink’s market-leading IPS solution for central payment infrastructures and ACI’s UP Immediate Payments solution for financial institutions  Combined offering will accelerate the availability of real-time payments globally and speed up the adoption in new markets ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, and VocaLink, a global payments systems company,...

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RegTech Set to Revolutionize Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Argues in New White Paper
Sep16

RegTech Set to Revolutionize Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Argues in New White Paper

As regulators focus more on risk data aggregation, bankers would be well advised to devote more time and resources to RegTech and other next-generation systems. That’s according to a new white paper by Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business. RegTech is devoted exclusively to compliance and related issues, such as risk analysis and management. One promising feature of the technology is that it should be able to work...

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European ATMs 2016: Auriga Demo
Jul05

European ATMs 2016: Auriga Demo

Auriga demo at European ATMs 2016

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PayExpo 2016: Kevin Mcadam, Allpay Ltd
Jun20

PayExpo 2016: Kevin Mcadam, Allpay Ltd

Kevin Mcadam from Allpay Ltd talks to us at PayExpo

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Moneycorp Powered by Tempus Enters US Market
May11

Moneycorp Powered by Tempus Enters US Market

Moneycorp and Tempus Inc. bring US consumers incredible control over currency trading and international payments. The foreign exchange and international payments provider known as  moneycorp, is collaboratting with Tempus, Inc. – a Washington DC-based provider of corporate foreign exchange and international payments – to launch moneycorp Powered ByTempus in the US. The new proposals provides US customers access to an...

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Richard Char, Verifone
Apr01

Richard Char, Verifone

We spoke with Richard Char from Verifone

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