Raman Bhatia, former HSBC on how they look to collaborate
Mar27

Raman Bhatia, former HSBC on how they look to collaborate

Raman Bhatia, former HSBC on how they look to collaborate

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Stephen Walsh, Sensedia on how to leverage data
Mar27

Stephen Walsh, Sensedia on how to leverage data

Stephen Walsh, Sensedia on how to leverage data

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FF Virtual Arena: Acquisitions with Accuity & Apply Financial
Mar27

FF Virtual Arena: Acquisitions with Accuity & Apply Financial

Welcome to the first FF Virtual Arena! Earlier this week, we caught up with Mark Bradbury from Apply Financial and David White from Accuity to chat about the acquisition, what this means from a product perspective at Accuity, and the industry as a whole. Check the link below for when we go live!...

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Bis Das, Equifax on the value of transactional data
Mar26

Bis Das, Equifax on the value of transactional data

  Bis Das, Equifax on the value of transactional data

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Tim Fouracre, Countingup on how they fit into the fintech ecosystem
Mar26

Tim Fouracre, Countingup on how they fit into the fintech ecosystem

  Tim Fouracre, Countingup on how they fit into the fintech ecosystem    

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Tim Fouracre, Countingup on their partnership with Hooyu
Mar26

Tim Fouracre, Countingup on their partnership with Hooyu

Tim Fouracre, Countingup on their partnership with Hooyu    

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Angela Byrne, Royal Bank of Scotland on what onboarding means for SMEs
Mar25

Angela Byrne, Royal Bank of Scotland on what onboarding means for SMEs

Angela Byrne, Royal Bank of Scotland on what onboarding means for SMEs    

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Ebru Pakcan, Citi on what have been some of the pain points when it comes to payments and how can you solve them
Mar24

Ebru Pakcan, Citi on what have been some of the pain points when it comes to payments and how can you solve them

  Ebru Pakcan, Citi on what have been some of the pain points when it comes to payments and how can you solve them

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David Pope, HooYu on the future for onboarding process
Mar24

David Pope, HooYu on the future for onboarding process

David Pope, HooYu on the future for onboardfing process  

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Contactless card payment limit to rise in UK from £30 to £45 to stop spread of virus on PIN pads
Mar23

Contactless card payment limit to rise in UK from £30 to £45 to stop spread of virus on PIN pads

The £30 limit on contactless card payments is set to rise to £45 in a bid to stop people dawdling in checkout queues and spreading coronavirus. The contactless card payment limit in shops will increase by £15 as part of measures to combat coronavirus. Mark Barnett, Divisional President of Mastercard in the UK, said: “As we all collectively navigate the current unsettling and uncertain times, providing consumers and businesses with a...

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Max Liu, EMQ on how EMQ can improve the life of millions of small business owners around the world
Mar23

Max Liu, EMQ on how EMQ can improve the life of millions of small business owners around the world

Max Liu, EMQ on how EMQ can improve the life of millions of small business owners around the world  

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Richard Farrell, Netcall on how they can deploy core business tools and how important is speed to market
Mar23

Richard Farrell, Netcall on how they can deploy core business tools and how important is speed to market

    Richard Farrell, Netcall on how they can deploy core business tools and how important is speed to market

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Saket Sharma, BNY Mellon on scalability
Mar23

Saket Sharma, BNY Mellon on scalability

Saket Sharma, Managing Director, Chief Information Officer Payments & Treasury Service at BNY Mellon talks to us all about various aspects of scalability to consider  

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Raman Bhatia, former HSBC on how do you assess your customers correctly and in new ways with their data
Mar20

Raman Bhatia, former HSBC on how do you assess your customers correctly and in new ways with their data

Raman Bhatia, former HSBC on how do you assess your customers correctly and in new ways with their data

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FF on Covid-19
Mar20

FF on Covid-19

  So unless you have been Jared Leto’ing for the last few weeks, you’re probably working from home, signing up for a Zoom trial, and like me joining our friends at 11:FS team for daily 8am Yoga Over the past few days, we’ve cleared out our office and how have the whole team working remotely, and I have now spoken to all of our freelancers and suppliers… which took a lot longer then I expected as there is a fair few! Our Magazines...

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Stephen Walsh, Sensedia on how open APIs change the industry and how can a bank leverage open banking
Mar20

Stephen Walsh, Sensedia on how open APIs change the industry and how can a bank leverage open banking

Stephen Walsh, Sensedia on how open APIs change the industry and how can a bank leverage open banking

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Tim Fouracre, Countingup on their customer onboarding process
Mar19

Tim Fouracre, Countingup on their customer onboarding process

  Tim Fouracre, Countingup on their customer onboarding process  

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Jana Lvova, Visa on how important is cross border payments are today
Mar18

Jana Lvova, Visa on how important is cross border payments are today

Jana Lvova, Visa on how important is cross border payments are today  

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Angela Byrne, Royal Bank of Scotland on the previous state of customer onboarding
Mar18

Angela Byrne, Royal Bank of Scotland on the previous state of customer onboarding

  Angela Byrne, Royal Bank of Scotland on the previous state of customer onboarding  

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Revolut launches Revolut Junior, a safe way to teach kids money management skills for life
Mar18

Revolut launches Revolut Junior, a safe way to teach kids money management skills for life

Revolut, the global financial platform with over ten million customers in the UK and Europe, has today launched its latest product, Revolut Junior – a specially created money management app for parents and kids aged 7-17. Revolut Junior aims to promote good money habits at an early age within safe parameters, guided by a responsible adult. Revolut Junior accounts can only be created by a parent or legal guardian who is an...

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Bis Das, Equifax on collaboration in the industry
Mar17

Bis Das, Equifax on collaboration in the industry

  Bis Das, Equifax on collaboration in the industry

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Ebru Pakcan, Citi on how important are value added services when it comes to payments now that we are in a digital instant payments world
Mar17

Ebru Pakcan, Citi on how important are value added services when it comes to payments now that we are in a digital instant payments world

Ebru Pakcan, Citi on how important are value added services when it comes to payments now that we are in a digital instant payments world  

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Advisory firm Avonhurst closes two major deals Italy and UK
Mar17

Advisory firm Avonhurst closes two major deals Italy and UK

Avonhurst today announced that it successfully closed two major transactions in Italy and the UK, for Guardian Managers Luxembourg and Salary Finance Limited, respectively. Avonhurst partner Ian Frost advised fintech company Salary Finance Limited on the acquisition of its competitor, Neyber Limited, out of pre-pack administration, creating a company that has access to over 3 million employees. Salary Finance specialises in providing...

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Business banking fintech Penta raises another €18.5M
Mar17

Business banking fintech Penta raises another €18.5M

Penta, the Berlin-based business banking challenger that also now operates in Italy, has raised €18.5 million, described as the first closing of a new funding round. Leading the round is new investor RTP Global and existing investor HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. Also participating is ABN AMRO Ventures and Berliner Volksbank Ventures, and Finleap (the fintech company builder that has a majority stake in Penta). The new investment sees Alex...

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Businesses can now apply for a Monzo Business Account – comments from CTO of Financial Services at Fujitsu
Mar17

Businesses can now apply for a Monzo Business Account – comments from CTO of Financial Services at Fujitsu

This morning Monzo has announced that it is launching free and premium business accounts. This means that from today, businesses can apply for a Monzo Business Account for £5 per month, or a Business Lite account with no monthly fee. You can read more on the news here. If you are looking to cover this story and would be interested in comments, I’ve inserted thoughts below from Ian Bradbury, CTO of Financial Service at Fujitsu whose...

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deVere launches Contactless Advice service amid coronavirus outbreak
Mar17

deVere launches Contactless Advice service amid coronavirus outbreak

One of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations is offering free financial advice to anyone in the world on a remote basis as social distancing is universally embraced as the best tool to fight coronavirus. deVere Group, which operates in more than 100 countries worldwide, is launching its Contactless Advice service with immediate effect. The chief executive and founder of the $12bn organisation, Nigel Green,...

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EMQ expands global reach into Africa
Mar17

EMQ expands global reach into Africa

EMQ, a global financial settlement network, today announced its footprint expansion into Africa, offering customers from around the world secure, affordable and real-time cross-border settlements across multiple markets in the continent. Connecting EMQ’s global network to Africa provides greater access to the rapidly growing digital financial services across the region. “Africa is one of the most important strategic growth markets for...

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Hong Kong’s AMTD Digital to acquire Singapore insurtech startup PolicyPal
Mar17

Hong Kong’s AMTD Digital to acquire Singapore insurtech startup PolicyPal

AMTD Digital, the digital finance arm of Hong Kong-based AMTD Group, announced that it will acquire a controlling stake in PolicyPal, an insurtech company with a digital insurance broker license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The deal, valued at more than US$20 million, is yet to be approved by MAS, PolicyPal founder and CEO Val Yap told Tech in Asia. After the deal closes, AMTD Digital will have a 51% stake in...

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Tech Nation Report 2020: UK Fintech investment more than doubled from 2018-2019, with £4bn invested in fintech firms in 2019
Mar17

Tech Nation Report 2020: UK Fintech investment more than doubled from 2018-2019, with £4bn invested in fintech firms in 2019

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has today announced the release of its annual Tech Nation Report.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the UK’s tech ecosystem, exploring the drivers that underpin and power economic growth within the sector.This year, the report explores the current state of the UK tech sector, how high value scaleups and tech unicorns are fuelling...

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Revolut Users Set to Grow by 36% and Hit 16m by 2021, Amids COVID-19
Mar17

Revolut Users Set to Grow by 36% and Hit 16m by 2021, Amids COVID-19

Data compiled by Finbold.com indicates that Fintech startup Revolut’s user base will hit 16 million by 2021. This growth represents an increase of about 36%. Factors fuelling the growth The growth will be fuelled by certain factors like expansion into other countries. Additionally, the Coronavirus crisis might play a significant role in this growth. According to the report: “In a bid to fight the spread of the virus, many countries...

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Goldbell Financial Services selects Mambu to power GEN investment platform
Mar17

Goldbell Financial Services selects Mambu to power GEN investment platform

Goldbell Financial Services, one of Singapore’s leading business finance providers, has confirmed it will partner with Mambu, the market-leading pure SaaS banking platform, to power its private debt investment platform, the Goldbell Evolution Network, known as GEN. Launched in November 2019, GEN provides financing solutions to businesses, while offering investors alternative investment opportunities in private debt. Mambu’s...

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Coronavirus epidemic has not affected portfolios of P2P investors
Mar17

Coronavirus epidemic has not affected portfolios of P2P investors

While financial markets are experiencing instability due to the coronavirus epidemic, it seems that European P2P investors have not been affected by the situation. According to a poll of the P2P platform Robo.cash, 76.4% of them continue investing as before, without making any changes to their portfolios.   As for other respondents, in 18.1% of cases the share of P2P in their investment portfolios reduced, either because they withdrew...

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Manish Dugar appointed as the Chief Financial Officer at Mphasis
Mar17

Manish Dugar appointed as the Chief Financial Officer at Mphasis

Mphasis, global solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, announced the appointment of Manish Dugar as the Chief Financial Officer effective 15 May 2020. V Suryanarayanan will continue as the Chief Financial Officer until 14 May 2020, and will be available for transition support, until he retires in October 2020. Acknowledging Mr. Suryanarayanan’s contributions, Nitin Rakesh, CEO, Mphasis said, “I would...

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David Pope, Hooyu on how does Hooyu fits across different geographies
Mar17

David Pope, Hooyu on how does Hooyu fits across different geographies

David Pope, Hooyu on how to Identify & Investigate  

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Backbase and Finxact Partner to Help Financial Institutions in North America Innovate at Speed and Move Away from Vendor Lock-In
Mar17

Backbase and Finxact Partner to Help Financial Institutions in North America Innovate at Speed and Move Away from Vendor Lock-In

Backbase, the omni-channel Digital Banking platform and Finxact, the Core-as-a-Service platform, have entered into a strategic partnership to help banks and credit unions unlock the full potential of their digital transformation with a next-gen front-to-back solution. The partnership combines Backbase’s portfolio of turn-key online and mobile banking applications with Finxact’s next-gen cloud native core banking platform....

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Steve Munford Named President & Chief Executive Officer of Trulioo
Mar16

Steve Munford Named President & Chief Executive Officer of Trulioo

Trulioo, the leading global identity verification company, announced today that Steve Munford will join the company as President & Chief Executive Officer, effective March 30. Mr. Munford is an accomplished leader in security and enterprise software with extensive experience in leading companies through rapid growth. Stephen Ufford, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trulioo, assumes the role of Chairman of the Board of...

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Bricks & Clicks
Mar16

Bricks & Clicks

Specialist lender to the property market, Hampshire Trust Bank, is building a unique proposition based on best-in-breed technology, open banking and human experience. Charles McDowell and Russ Fitzgerald explain how it’s knocking on the future’s door Decade retrospectives are usually playful affairs, hopping energetically across the biggest stories of the previous 10 years: royal weddings, sporting upsets, Kardashian bottoms, that...

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A comfortable compromise
Mar16

A comfortable compromise

If endless headlines are to be believed, the rise of the digital-first generation and ubiquity of mobile phones, mean the days of branch banking are numbered. But are they? Ben Thorpe of cash technology innovator Glory thinks not. Why? Mainly because a deeper look into the numbers reveals that even tech-savvy millennials want the comfort of being able to talk to human beings, face to face, when it comes to making some of the biggest...

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Lodes of good?
Mar16

Lodes of good?

There are plenty of ideas for tech-for-good. But finding funding for something that builds social rather than financial capital is desperately hard. David Hoghton-Carter challenges fintech to put its thinking cap on I’m wearing a few different hats at the moment – fintech founder, consultant, non-exec, occasional writer and advocate – and there’s an elephant in the room that I keep noticing across my different roles. There’s a big gap...

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moneycorp announces new Head of London Outbound Corporate Sales
Mar16

moneycorp announces new Head of London Outbound Corporate Sales

Foreign exchange (FX) and international payments specialist, moneycorp, has announced Alex Price as the new Head of London Outbound Corporate Sales. Formerly Managing Director, Head of FX Sales EMEA at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Alex will deliver moneycorp’s state of the art international payments platform and extensive product expertise in global payments, online FX payments and derivatives to moneycorp’s broad range of...

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Max Liu, EMQ on the importance of cross border payments
Mar16

Max Liu, EMQ on the importance of cross border payments

Max Liu, EMQ on the importance of cross border payments

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Why insurers should stop fearing technology
Mar16

Why insurers should stop fearing technology

Insurtech has the potential to offer new revenue streams and to even help restore the public perception of the insurance industry, as Stephanie Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Allianz, explains to financial data experts FinTech Global The insurance industry is no stranger to using the latest technologies, giving rise to an entire new sector dubbed insurtech. The innovators in this industry are utilising blockchain, artificial...

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Branching Out
Mar16

Branching Out

Following the revelation that digital natives do actually enter banks, Áine McCleary, Director of Distribution Channels for Bank of Ireland, outlines its vision for a future-facing physical presence with branches to suit everyone Digital natives, we’re told, are so immersed in digital technology – so comfortable in the binary landscape that links their phones to their friends and their finances – that physical, real-life experiences...

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Delta Exchange Launches XAUT Perpetual Contracts Against USDT With Up to 20x Leverage.
Mar16

Delta Exchange Launches XAUT Perpetual Contracts Against USDT With Up to 20x Leverage.

Delta Exchange, a digital asset derivatives exchange, announced today the launch of XAUT (Tether Gold) Perpetual Contracts. It will allow users to trade XAUT with up to 20x leverage against USDT. Trading of XAUT (Tether Gold) Perpetual Contracts on Delta Exchange begins March 16, 2020, at 9:00 am EST. “The introduction of Tether Gold (XAUt), the digital token, backed by physical gold onto the Delta Exchange platform is significant in...

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Fast, smart, secure…
Mar16

Fast, smart, secure…

… are the ambitions driving Bank of America’s investment in digital infrastructure to facilitate transactions in the supply chain. Julie Harris, Head of Global Banking Digital Strategy, and Geoff Brady, Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance for GTS, discuss the impact From bringing together global female leaders of economic growth and mentoring them at the Global Ambassadors Program in November, to being recognised for...

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GIRO goes live with instant payments in Hungary powered by Nets
Mar16

GIRO goes live with instant payments in Hungary powered by Nets

Nets has provided the technology – RealTime24/7 – behind the new instant payment platform now launched in Hungary. The commercial launch on 2nd March included all Hungarian banks, delivering a massive volume of over one million successful transactions in the first three days. GIRO has now launched its new instant payments platform based on the well-established platform – RealTime24/7 – powered by technology from Nets. The high volumes...

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CPP Group joins forces with German insurer to combat online identity theft
Mar16

CPP Group joins forces with German insurer to combat online identity theft

CPP Group Plc is announcing today that is has joined forces with Germany’s market leading home insurance and pension product provider, SparkassenVersicherung (SV), to tackle online identity theft. SV will be incorporating CPP Group’s innovative dark web monitoring solution, OwlDetect, into the services it provides to its insurance customers. CPP Group is a global product and services company specialising in the financial services and...

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Richard Farrell, Netcall on how they can remedy issues in customer experience
Mar16

Richard Farrell, Netcall on how they can remedy issues in customer experience

  Richard Farrell, Netcall on how they can remedy issues in customer experience

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TradeTech 2020 – event postponed
Mar16

TradeTech 2020 – event postponed

UPDATE: due to the current circumstances, TradeTech 2020 has been postponed, new dates are TBD TradeTech 2020 unites Europe’s top equity trading leaders including regulators, sell side, trading platforms, technology partners and over 500 senior buy side. This is your unique opportunity to join the leading buy side in using data and technology to thrive in the post-MiFID II liquidity landscape. Brand new for our 20th and best-ever...

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Cash in the community
Mar16

Cash in the community

Ron Delnevo, Chairman of Cash and Card World, argues that hard currency qualifies as a public utility, so important is it to everyday life. I have been making the case for a number of years that having only one access point for cash in any community is not an adequate provision. I reiterated this point at a round table event, sponsored by the UK Payment Systems Regulator In October 2019, only to have someone jump up to claim that...

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