FF Virtual Arena: Trends in Payments
Oct26

FF Virtual Arena: Trends in Payments

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Robert Courtneidge and Ali Paterson as they discuss the future of regtech, lawtech and how it all comes back to payments! With payment tech and culture changing rapidly and exponentially – how can governments, regulators and banks keep up? Find out here today at 14:30 BST...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Trade Finance Ecosystem
Oct23

FF Virtual Arena: The Trade Finance Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena we ask BNY Mellon – What will Main Street look like post pandemic? With SME’s being increasingly important to the business ecosystem Ali Paterson and Joon Kim find out how banks can offer up new services to enable the business to go and thrive. Watch here at 14:30BST...

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The Fintech Fix: Lockdown II
Oct23

The Fintech Fix: Lockdown II

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, we hear about Lockdown II, UniCredit and Barclay’s working from home efforts and how Ecosia are helping destroy desertification by enabling wooden cards!...

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North set to lose more years of economic growth than the rest of England due to Covid-19
Oct23

North set to lose more years of economic growth than the rest of England due to Covid-19

Research by iwoca, one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, has found that regions in the North of England could lose between 6 and 14 years worth of growth due to the financial hit created by the pandemic. The North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber have been forecast to lose 11.7%, 11.2% and 12% of GVA respectively in 2020. Analysis of the region’s GDP statistics from previous years suggests that these falls would...

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Temenos Launches Real-Time SaaS Data Platform for Core Banking
Oct22

Temenos Launches Real-Time SaaS Data Platform for Core Banking

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced the launch of Temenos Transact Data Hub, a real-time data platform that is integrated and embedded within Temenos Transact, the market leading core banking solution. Temenos Transact Data Hub delivers multiple essential data capabilities that are critical to modern banks leveraging the power of the data held within the core banking platform. Out-of-the box, real-time data...

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Bitpanda and Raiffeisen Bank International partner up to bring blockchain-interoperability to the banking industry
Oct22

Bitpanda and Raiffeisen Bank International partner up to bring blockchain-interoperability to the banking industry

Bitpanda, the leading investment platform, with their blockchain-interoperability project Pantos, today announces a partnership with Raiffeisen Bank International to implement their technology on RBI Coin, an e-money solution. About Pantos and RBI Coin  Pantos is a major European blockchain interoperability project developed by the Bitpanda team together with the Technical University of Vienna. Pantos’ aim is to enable token projects...

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Bitfinex Announces support for pNetwork to Bring Crypto Assets Cross-Chain
Oct22

Bitfinex Announces support for pNetwork to Bring Crypto Assets Cross-Chain

iFinex Inc. has announced today an integration with the pNetwork (pTokens network). pTokens is a cross-chain system enabling assets to move frictionlessly from one blockchain network to another. At launch, pTokens’ pBTC, pETH, and pLTC, will be listed on non-custodial digital asset exchange and iFinex brand eosfinex, bringing the top crypto assets to the EOS blockchain through the Bitfinex on-chain ecosystem. As decentralized finance...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.03: Biometrics in Finance
Oct22

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.03: Biometrics in Finance

In today’s episode of The Fintech Show, we get a grip on biometric technology! Joining Ali Paterson in the FF studio we have David Crawford from Natwest and Fergal Coburn of Allied Irish Bank fame. Luckily just before lockdown, Lea Jakobiak headed to Soho to meet up with biometric specialists Nuance!...

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Adyen alums get €3m to launch Silverflow, the first cloud-native card payments platform that connects directly to card networks
Oct22

Adyen alums get €3m to launch Silverflow, the first cloud-native card payments platform that connects directly to card networks

Silverflow, a global payment technology company, is announcing a €2.6m seed funding round, led by UK-based seed-stage investor Crane Venture Partners with participation from INKEF Capital and notable angel investors and industry leaders from Pay.On, First Data, Booking.com and Adyen. With this seed round, Silverflow has now raised €3m in total funding. Silverflow is a payments technology company building a modern and easy-to-use cloud...

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Brits back Brits: UK SMEs unfazed by negative impact of Brexit but abandon plans for international trade, research reveals
Oct22

Brits back Brits: UK SMEs unfazed by negative impact of Brexit but abandon plans for international trade, research reveals

 FreeAgent, which provides cloud and accounting software to small businesses, freelancers and their accountants, has today released research focused on the current state of UK small businesses with regards to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. The research has revealed that the outlook of UK small businesses with regards to Brexit has fluctuated between October 2019 and October 2020. Specifically, the number of SMEs...

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Banking Circle Lending and Cardstream Payment Gateway named most innovative fintech solution
Oct21

Banking Circle Lending and Cardstream Payment Gateway named most innovative fintech solution

A panel of industry experts has selected Banking Circle’s SME lending initiative, delivered by Cardstream, as winner of the 2020 Tech Ascension FinTech Award for Most Innovative FinTech Solution. In partnership with Banking Circle, Cardstream is providing its 200+ Channel Partners with access to affordable, flexible business loans. The joint initiative sees the two businesses’ platforms technically integrated so that Cardstream can...

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Banorte Partners with Volante Technologies For Payments Modernization
Oct21

Banorte Partners with Volante Technologies For Payments Modernization

 Volante Technologies Inc., a leading provider of payments and financial messaging solutions in the cloud, today announced that Grupo Financiero Banorte is partnering with Volante to modernize the bank’s cross-border payment architecture. Going forward all related systems, including channels, will connect to Volante’s VolPay to orchestrate and process cross-border transactions, thereby accelerating the bank’s digital strategy and...

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Atom bank Chooses SurePay to Prevent Fraud and Misdirected Online Payments
Oct21

Atom bank Chooses SurePay to Prevent Fraud and Misdirected Online Payments

SurePay has today announced another successful implementation of it’s UK Confirmation of Payee solution for the UK’s first app-based bank, Atom bank. The Financial Technology company from the Netherlands is already responsible for checking over 95 per cent of all Dutch payments with the IBAN-Name Check and its Confirmation of Payee solution checks 25 per cent of all online payments in the UK. According to research from UK Finance in...

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Independence Starts Here – Now gohenry teen account gives bank of Mum and Dad a backseat and teens money skills for life
Oct21

Independence Starts Here – Now gohenry teen account gives bank of Mum and Dad a backseat and teens money skills for life

Family money app, gohenry, has released a new Teen account and card today in a bid to up the independence stakes for its customers aged 13 to 18. The Teen account builds on the existing gohenry app offer to give its 1 million plus members further financial freedom, along with a new sleek design for teen customers, who are offered the app upgrade when they turn 13. Teens will be able to have a salary paid into the account from any...

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TransferGo partners with Visa to bring global real-time transfers to users
Oct21

TransferGo partners with Visa to bring global real-time transfers to users

TransferGo, one of the world’s fastest growing money transfer companies, today partners with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, to bring real-time[1] international money transfers to consumers’ bank cards. This service is currently live in 32 markets, including Germany, Spain, Romania, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey and has the potential to expand to a total of 178 countries in the future with additions such as the UK, Italy...

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The Central Bank of Ireland grants Modulr an EMI licence
Oct21

The Central Bank of Ireland grants Modulr an EMI licence

UK and Ireland-based FinTech Modulr has today announced it has secured an electronic money institution (EMI) licence from the Central Bank of Ireland for its Dublin-based entity, Modulr FS Europe Limited (638002), (hereafter referred to as Modulr Europe). Modulr Europe was granted an EMI licence by the Central Bank of Ireland and plans to provide services to customers across the European Union. Following strong business growth in the...

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Online retailers to accelerate growth plans to combat the COVID-19 crisis
Oct21

Online retailers to accelerate growth plans to combat the COVID-19 crisis

Three quarters (75%) of online UK businesses are experiencing a negative impact on their business due to COVID-19 and even in the long term, the number that say the pandemic will have a negative effect on them (45%) outweighs those that believe it will have a positive impact on their business (31%). That’s according to new research out today from specialist payments platform Paysafe as part of its ‘Lost in Transaction’ report...

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FF Virtual Arena: Eurofinance and Innovation in Treasury Departments
Oct21

FF Virtual Arena: Eurofinance and Innovation in Treasury Departments

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Bank of America Business’s Alex Young and Douglas Mackenzie as they recap the world’s best event for Treasurers, EuroFinance. Diving deeper, they also discuss how CFOs and Treasurers are changing in a data rich world, and becoming the diamonds of the executive board. Join us here today at 14:30BST...

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Worldpay from FIS Expands Operations in Argentina with Domestic Acquiring Capability
Oct20

Worldpay from FIS Expands Operations in Argentina with Domestic Acquiring Capability

 FIS®today announced the latest expansion of its global footprint in the Latin American market by securing domestic card scheme acquiring licenses in Argentina. With the ability to offer local merchants in-country payment processing, Argentine sellers will have access to a broader set of Worldpay from FIS merchant solutions products and services for online commerce. Worldpay processes billions of transactions annually across 146...

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Paxful Highlights Security and User Education Can Boost Trust in Crypto
Oct20

Paxful Highlights Security and User Education Can Boost Trust in Crypto

In acknowledging Cybersecurity Awareness Month during October this year, leading peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency marketplace, Paxful, is highlighting the importance of security awareness amongst users when trading in digital currency. A recent report says illicit cryptocurrency activity accounted for just 2% of Africa’s roughly $16 billion trading volume from July 2019 to June 2020. The cryptocurrency sphere is not immune to...

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Introducing LINE BK, Thailand’s First ‘Social Banking’ Platform
Oct20

Introducing LINE BK, Thailand’s First ‘Social Banking’ Platform

LINE Corporation today announced the launch of LINE BK, the first “social banking” platform in Thailand, connecting Thailand’s most popular social media platform and one of Thailand’s leading banks. Under the slogan “Banking in Your Hand,” LINE BK lets customers transfer money, open savings accounts, apply for loans, and make payments easily and conveniently from the LINE app. LINE BK is operated by KASIKORN LINE, a joint venture...

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Coinbase Custody added to Polymath’s Service Provider Ecosystem
Oct20

Coinbase Custody added to Polymath’s Service Provider Ecosystem

Coinbase Custody, a US-based qualified custodian specializing in digital asset custody for institutions, has been added to the Polymath Service Provider Marketplace. Polymath users now have access to Coinbase’s secure and battle-tested custody storage, while minimizing onboarding friction on all sides. The Polymath Service Provider Marketplace brings together an ecosystem that includes custody agents, broker-dealers, legal firms, cap...

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500 million ADDITIONAL touch-free VISA payments as european contactless limits increase
Oct20

500 million ADDITIONAL touch-free VISA payments as european contactless limits increase

Visa today announced that it has processed more than half a billion additional touch-free payments, where previously consumers would have needed to use a PIN pad, since contactless limits were increased in more than 29 countries across Europe. COVID-19 has transformed contactless payment from a nice-to-have to a must-have. The ability to pay digitally in-stores is no longer just a convenience but a necessity for consumers and...

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MYPINPAD takes next step towards safer omnichannel payments with Visa Ready
Oct20

MYPINPAD takes next step towards safer omnichannel payments with Visa Ready

Visa has granted Visa Ready certification for MYPINPAD’s Tap to Phone mPOS solution, with optional PIN capture for Android devices running Android version 8 and higher. This means that MYPINPAD’s Tap to Phone solution with PIN is now available to all interested Visa acquirers where PIN authentication is required.  This is a significant milestone as we move closer to a world where secure and safer omni-channel payments for consumers of...

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Future Banks Summit KSA
Oct20

Future Banks Summit KSA

Leading experts from the banking, finance and investment industry will come together for an exciting and informative two-day virtual conference called “Future Banks Summit KSA” schedule on 23-24 November 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (KSA time), organized by Verve Management, a UAE based business intelligence and event company. The virtual conference will focus on the future of financial industry in KSA driven by innovation and...

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AML specialist SmartSearch records busiest ever month in September
Oct20

AML specialist SmartSearch records busiest ever month in September

Leading UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm SmartSearch recorded its best ever month in September, with record revenues, record profits and a record number of new clients. It comes at a busy time for the firm, based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, which it says is due partly to the increasing threat of money laundering and financial fraud from organized crime gangs, which are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis. The property market...

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Finance Magnates London Summit Awards Going Virtual!
Oct19

Finance Magnates London Summit Awards Going Virtual!

The Finance Magnates Awards nominations are now under way, providing the ideal forum to showcase the best performing industry brands in 2020.  The awards represent some of the highest honors available for individual companies and brands. These are also amongst the most coveted titles, given the recognition bestowed by industry peers throughout the voting process. This year, the final winners for the awards will be announced at...

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How can Neobanks banks differentiate themselves?
Oct19

How can Neobanks banks differentiate themselves?

In today’s virtual arena, join Jo Dewar from GPS and Ziglu’s Mark Hipperson as they discuss, how can the new neobanks set themselves apart? In an ecosystem that is starting to get cramped, are we in danger of the fintech banks becoming one and the same? Find out here today at 14:30 how the new banks will beat the rest to be the best....

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FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance
Oct16

FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance

In today’s Virtual Arena join Deloitte’s Nigel Walsh, AXAXL’s Helene Stanway and Instanda’s Tim Hardcastle as they are grilled about the state of innovation in insurance from Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie. Has innovation in insurance been stagnant? Have customers finally woken up to the possibilities their policies can provide? Find out here at 14:30BST...

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Wirex Achieves Record Crowdfund for Crypto Company, Raising Over £3.7 Million
Oct15

Wirex Achieves Record Crowdfund for Crypto Company, Raising Over £3.7 Million

Wirex, the next-gen payments platform sending waves through the fintech and crypto spaces, has raised £1 million in just 90 minutes and smashed its crowdfunding target by 370%. Nearly 7,000 investors from 94 countries took part to support Wirex on its mission to democratise access to cryptocurrency. Having closed their crowdfunding 15 days early, the amount raised makes Wirex the best performing crowdfunding campaign by a crypto...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.02 – Payments, They Are Changing
Oct15

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.02 – Payments, They Are Changing

In today’s episode of The Fintech Show we are going to be looking at how the very nature of payments has changed over the last decade. With the digital economy moving at instant speed the way we buy and sell products is having to change: from subscriptions to pay later schemes there are a few players taking advantage of this revolution. But can we do more? To find out we talk to Ciran Chu, ACI Worldwide’s head of public cloud...

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The Future of Insurance Canada: An unprecedented online briefing from the industry’s CEOs
Oct14

The Future of Insurance Canada: An unprecedented online briefing from the industry’s CEOs

On the 3rd and 4th November, The Future of Insurance Canada (Online) by Reuters Events will provide the most senior strategic briefing and conference ever see in the industry. It will unite top decision makers from across the insurance ecosystem through a 2-day, C-level-led series of panels and discussions focussed on the huge wave of innovation we’re currently seeing in the market.  With so many opportunities for growth within the...

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FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese
Oct14

FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are talking partnerships! Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie chats with Norris Koppel, founder and CEO of Monese and CEO of PPS Ray Brash about how to create the perfect partnership...

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FF Presents: The Fintech Show 4.01 – How to Build a Bank
Oct13

FF Presents: The Fintech Show 4.01 – How to Build a Bank

In today’s episode of the Fintech Show we take a look behind the scenes of a bank. In recent years there has been a change to the way banks are run – new technologies and slick front ends take all the headlines. But with the sheer volume of data that banks own on their customers, CFO’s and financial teams have found their roles and lives change, dramatically. Featuring speakers Jim Marous, Soren Anderson from Danske Bank and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Jimmy Nguyen & The Bitcoin Association
Oct12

FF Virtual Arena: Jimmy Nguyen & The Bitcoin Association

In today’s Virtual Arena join Jimmy Nguyen and Douglas Mackenzie as they discuss the incredible work crypto currencies can do when it comes to empowering people and democratising financial services. We hear how the Bitcoin Association is working to make Bitcoin SV move beyond a simple payment method and change the world forever....

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FF Virtual Arena: MoneyFest & USA
Oct09

FF Virtual Arena: MoneyFest & USA

In today’s Virtual Arena we will be speaking with Sanjib Kalita about Virtual Events, big and small. It certainly doesn’t look like lockdown will be over by Christmas and with the events backlog starting to pile up – what’s next for the beleaguered industry? Are digital events just a salve, or are they the next evolutionary step in sharing industry knowhow. Find out if you’re Darwin or a Dodo...

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Open Banking Expo Digifest coming soon to your desktop theatre
Oct08

Open Banking Expo Digifest coming soon to your desktop theatre

Open Banking Expo launches its Digifest virtual event from 24th to 26th November 2020. The newest event in the Open Banking Expo portfolio continues to deliver game-changing content delivered direct to a senior digital transformation audience across financial services and beyond. The agenda featuring more than 60 speakers and 40 sessions is now live at www.openbankingexpo.com/digifest, with free and premium access passes available....

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Coinstreet Partners’ Collaboration with UNLOCK – the First and Only Blockchain Media Platform in the MENA Region
Oct07

Coinstreet Partners’ Collaboration with UNLOCK – the First and Only Blockchain Media Platform in the MENA Region

Global Online Investor Roadshow (GOIR) is the next generation, institutional scale, online private placement platform for private equity, alternative investment, and digital asset opportunities. It is the biggest online investor roadshow of its kind, with the deepest reach and broadest coverage, spanning thirty (30) countries in fifteen (15) languages. By invitation only, the next GOIR will be held from October 19th to October 22nd...

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FF Virtual Arena: Curve Credit Profile
Oct07

FF Virtual Arena: Curve Credit Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena Curve Credit and Ali Paterson discuss the incredible importance of financial visibility and flexibility. Curve Credit are Ali Paterson’s favourite Fintech and with good reason. With open banking a thing of the past – open finance is here to stay and what better way to embody that than with a time bending, finance shifting, all in one Curve card....

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UK RegTech firm developing AI for tax forms sees a surge in US revenues
Oct06

UK RegTech firm developing AI for tax forms sees a surge in US revenues

In an ever-changing regulatory landscape, TAINA Technology’s innovative software expedites compliance, enabling businesses to validate tax forms in seconds and lower costs.  For many firms, RegTech – regulatory technology – has become key to ensuring compliance across jurisdictions at reduced costs. Using machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence in which computer algorithms improve through experience, TAINA’s...

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Wolters Kluwer shares expertise at Global FRR Client Conference
Oct06

Wolters Kluwer shares expertise at Global FRR Client Conference

Wolters Kluwer’s multiple award winning Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) business is holding its eagerly awaited annual FRR Client Conference this week. FRR Live 2020, as the virtual event is known this year, takes place October 7 – 8. The event brings together the company’s valued clients globally to discuss finance, risk and regulatory reporting trends and challenges. Notably, FRR Live 2020 also allows clients to...

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The Future Digital Transformation Landscape in Insurance is Laid Bare by Sunlife and Manulife
Sep30

The Future Digital Transformation Landscape in Insurance is Laid Bare by Sunlife and Manulife

Join this free and exclusive webinar: Digital Transformation for A New Era: Maximizing the Potential of Analytics, AI & Automation (Thursday 8th October, 11.00 EST) With new technologies enabling both operational efficiency and a superior customer experience, from artificial intelligence to IoT technology and mobile customer communication methods, evidence shows now is a critical time for insurance technology advancements in North...

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FF Virtual Arena: Stack Finance Profile
Sep30

FF Virtual Arena: Stack Finance Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena join Smriti Tomar from Stack Finance and Ali Paterson as they define ‘Sustainable Investments’. As more millennials are looking to invest their money they can find their financial freedom with Stack Finance with no fees and completely customisable card....

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Self Service Banking Asia 2020
Sep29

Self Service Banking Asia 2020

I’ll be honest. When Editor-in-Chief Ali Paterson asked if I wanted to attend a two-day event on ATMs, I started to question my career choices. It sounds like a bit of a snooze-fest, right? I imagined a lot of drab chat about god knows what, and a strong sense of the passing of time. So, with suitably managed expectations, I dragged open my laptop at 6am to tune into the Self Service Banking Asia event 2020. My preconceptions were...

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Deposit Solutions launches in the U.S.
Sep29

Deposit Solutions launches in the U.S.

 Deposit Solutions announced the U.S. launch of its deposits platform today, introducing its new savings portal SaveBetter.com. The SaveBetter portal offers U.S. banks national reach for distribution of their retail deposit products, thus providing Americans with better access, more choice and higher convenience when shopping for FDIC-insured savings products. The platform is the first and only of its kind in the U.S., bringing an...

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American Express and Amazon Business Launch Co-branded Credit Cards for Small Businesses in the UK
Sep29

American Express and Amazon Business Launch Co-branded Credit Cards for Small Businesses in the UK

American Express today announced the launch of the new Amazon Business American Express® Card and the Amazon Business Prime American Express® Card for small businesses in the UK. The Cards offer a host of rich rewards and payment flexibility designed to help businesses better manage their cash flow and gain greater insight into their spending. The Cards provide an enhanced check-out experience on Amazon Business UK...

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Insurwave secures £5 million in fresh funding to drive next phase of growth
Sep29

Insurwave secures £5 million in fresh funding to drive next phase of growth

Insurwave, the commercial lines insurtech platform, today announces the completion of a £5million fundraise to drive continued growth. The fundraise, led by existing shareholders, will be invested in expanding the features of the platform to deliver its mission to bring technology-enabled innovation to complex commercial lines insurance. Insurwave is a platform for the entire insurance ecosystem, serving multinational companies with...

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The European leader in alternative financing arrives in Finland
Sep29

The European leader in alternative financing arrives in Finland

EstateGuru, an international financial technology company and investment platform, starts operations in Finland in October 2020. Having grown into the largest operator in Europe, EstateGuru flexibly connects funding seekers and investors looking for a return on their capital. EstateGuru, with operations now in eight markets across Europe, launches its full service offering in Finland for the first time – thus expanding SME financing...

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RegTech 2020: Exploring financial crime and the emergence of RegTech in the USA
Sep29

RegTech 2020: Exploring financial crime and the emergence of RegTech in the USA

Today, financial institutions deal with increasingly complex transactions and regulations that are continually changing. For the financial services industry, the cost of regulatory obligations has dramatically increased in recent years and, as a result, there has been a strong demand for more efficient reporting and compliance systems to better control risks and reduce compliance costs. The complexity of regulation has made it more...

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My Digital Accounts brings essential payments flexibility to the UK’s flexible workforce, powered by Modulr
Sep28

My Digital Accounts brings essential payments flexibility to the UK’s flexible workforce, powered by Modulr

My Digital Accounts, the leading cloud-based contractor payroll and accounting software provider, has today announced it has partnered with the FinTech Modulr to provide flexible and scalable payment options to the UK’s flexible workforce. The temporary labour market has been significantly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. As many businesses turned to survival mode in March, contractors and temporary workers were among the first to...

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