FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business
Sep18

FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business

In today’s Virtual Arena, Soldo’s Darren Upson chats with Doug Mackenzie about all the issues facing small businesses and how fintech can be used for good to overcome them! We find out about how improving financial visibility can ultimately improve businesses and their owners financial wellbeing. Join us live on LinkedIn at...

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The Fintech Fix: Swiftly Moving On
Sep18

The Fintech Fix: Swiftly Moving On

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie gets a Lion King style overview of the Fintech ecosystem from Appian and The Financial Times. And Swift seem to be heading in a brand new direction – payments just got real....

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FF Virtual Arena: XFW
Sep16

FF Virtual Arena: XFW

In today’s Virtual Arena join friends Don Ginsell from Fintech Holland and FF’s Ali Paterson as they catch up virtually. They will be discussing the state of fintech in the UK, Holland and the wider world as the Amsterdam Fintech Week kicks off in...

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Sep15

Do you have an award-worthy business intiative? Fintech Finance is proud to partner with the International Business Excellence Awards 2020. Hosted by Awards International, the International Business Excellence Awards 2020 recognize the best initiatives in a range of categories around business excellence and long-term sustainable profitability. Taking place LIVE Online on 30th November, the awards are accepting nominations until...

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ENBANTEC Retail Banking Conference EMEA
Sep15

ENBANTEC Retail Banking Conference EMEA

Sponsorship and delegate registrations are open for ENBANTEC Retail Banking Conference EMEA (www.enbantec.com) that will be held on 18-19 November 2020 as a live virtual conference in the digital format. ENBANTEC is a global and niche conference with its focus on Retail Banking, Banking Technologies, Digital Banking, Banking Innovation, Next Generation Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Digital Transformation, Secure Banking and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile
Sep14

FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, we ask Zumo’s Nick Jones and FF’s Douglas Mackenzie to solve financial literacy, inclusion and crypto in JUST half an hour. Can they do it? Find out here!...

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The Fintech Fix: On her majesty’s revenue
Sep11

The Fintech Fix: On her majesty’s revenue

On this week’s Fintech Fix its a brand new set up! Doug Mackenzie hears about all the new buy now, pay later schemes and HMRC’s new open banking project. Also if you can believe it – Starling Bank looks to be appealing to an even younger generation than ever before!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile
Sep11

FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile

In today’s episode of our Virtual Arena, we are joined by Cenap of Papara, where we delve into the cryptocurrency and neo banking landscape which continues to develop and evolve within Turkey! Tune in today here and on our LinkedIn page to find out...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.01: Nordic Innovation
Sep10

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.01: Nordic Innovation

In today’s episode we have brought together great minds from the ever innovative Nordics. We were tasked to find out how collaboration can still help provide the best service for banking customers. We bring in two excellent challenger banks from Sweden and Iceland with Rocker and Indo respectively and Enfuce a Finnish organisation that enables open banking. Joining us is Denise Johanssen from Enfuce, Haukur Skúlason from Indo...

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FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance
Sep09

FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena we host Moneyhub’s Samantha Seaton who discusses financial well being with Ali Paterson. With some institutions still grappling with open banking – Moneyhub are going one step further with Open Finance. Improving financial well being for people and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies
Sep07

FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies

In today’s Virtual Arena join Lumio’s Charlie Richardson, Co – Founder of Lumio and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie as they discuss how increased financial clarity can lead to greater financial planning. With new accounts and products all in one place we are starting to see open banking become open finance....

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FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem
Sep04

FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are joined by WeLab, the best new bank on the block! Jessica Lam and Doug Mackenzie discuss the incredible WeLab story, the Hong Kong fintech scene and of course, the new Virtual Bank ecosystem which looks to be shaking up the banking industry worldwide....

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BANK TO THE FUTURE: Why tomorrow’s idea of financial institutions is already here
Sep02

BANK TO THE FUTURE: Why tomorrow’s idea of financial institutions is already here

Part 2 of the ‘Ready for the re-build? Re-thinking the value of digital infrastructure’ series from Banking Circle, this white paper looks at attitudes to digital in the UK and Europe’s financial services sector, and how far these have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The results showed a pleasantly surprising industry-wide optimism. A substantially different picture from a decade ago. The paper also examines attitudes to...

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FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS
Sep02

FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by 11:FS’s Clouston Mahon and Lindsey Kistler as they bite into how banks around the world can now stay ahead of the pack in a constantly evolving ecosystem where only the strongest survive. Join us today at 14:30 BST...

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Fintech Nations Global Summit
Sep01

Fintech Nations Global Summit

New Finance for a new world – Join now!  – 22-25 September Open Banking, Payments technologies and Open API are revolutionizing the world of finance. Join Global financial leaders, venture capital firms, tech giants & promising start-ups on a 48H online summit exploring the future trends of Fintech, where industry leaders outline new insights and is a great networking opportunity with some key players in fintech. Fintech...

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FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️
Sep01

FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️

Why the long face? Come and join Hannah Duncan today as she talks to Andrew Amy, co-founder of Whickr. They’ll be discussing all the highs, the lows and the total mares of starting up the world’s first horse trading app!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom
Aug28

FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom

In today’s Virtual Arena, Adam Dodds at Freetrade teaches Ali Paterson how to invest on their super simple platform. You can now invest in the largest companies in the world from the touch of a button, so what are you waiting for. Download the app now....

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A C-Suite Take on Results Driven Technology
Aug27

A C-Suite Take on Results Driven Technology

Join CNA, Nationwide and Quadient for a C-Suite Take on Results Driven Technology: where, why and how you must invest to stay ahead It has been made abundantly clear that only the most innovative, fast-moving and customer centric carriers will survive. As the spotlight shines on our industry more than ever, now is the time to move digitalization and tech investment to the top of your agenda. With more options – and competition – than...

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Has Open Banking lived up to its potential?
Aug27

Has Open Banking lived up to its potential?

By Andries Smit, CEO and Founder of Upside A couple of years back, Open Banking forced the biggest UK banks to open up their precious data. We thought this could mean big changes in the way we use our money. When open banking first emerged, it was with a view to encouraging people to manage their finances better. At the time of launch in early 2018, Head of Open Banking Limited, Imran Gulamhuseinwala gave the key reason for banks...

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FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers
Aug24

FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Jay Palter and Ali Paterson as they look to grow their social capital. With fintech events feeling more like Tron than a meeting this has become more important than...

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Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – How has the financial industry changed since open banking?
Aug24

Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – How has the financial industry changed since open banking?

Doug Mackenzie speaks to Georg Ludviksson of Meniga on how the financial industry has changed since open banking.

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The Fintech Fix:  Lettuce have more Cabbage
Aug21

The Fintech Fix: Lettuce have more Cabbage

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Douglas Mackenzie has some catching up to do when it comes to Central banks and decentralisation and the Wirecard rescue mission. Also find out all about the fate of Cabbage as the American Express train pulls...

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ESG Investment Europe Virtual Summit – by Reuters Events Markets
Aug21

ESG Investment Europe Virtual Summit – by Reuters Events Markets

Join 9,000 Institutional Investors: Pioneering ESG Strategies to Deliver Investment Returns LIVE: 2nd-3rd November 2020 Reuters Events hosts the leading institutional investor forum for delivering strategic ESG insights to drive forward-thinking investment policy. Join a two-day agenda that provides market leading strategies alongside practical ESG guidance, delivered by leading asset managers, asset owners, senior regulators, policy...

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Has COVID permanently altered US retail?
Aug21

Has COVID permanently altered US retail?

Long before COVID-19 was even a blip on the radar, countless obituaries had been written for traditional shopping, mega malls, brick and mortar retailers, and mom and pop shops. According to a new survey of US shoppers, the ongoing global pandemic is on track to all but eliminate retail and commerce as we once knew it. Nearly three quarters surveyed (73.5%) reported that they are shopping online more now than they did prior to the...

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InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme
Aug20

InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme

In today’s episode of the Virtual Arena, Hong Kong’s foreign investment department – InvestHK, showcases all that the SAR has to offer when it comes to innovating and staying at the head of the curve. Join Doug Mackenzie and King Leung as they discuss the new fintech programme – The Global Fast Track...

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The CFO SUMMIT XXXVIII Will Be taking place in San Diego, US
Aug19

The CFO SUMMIT XXXVIII Will Be taking place in San Diego, US

This marcus evans premium summit will look at how CFOs must take a proactive approach to pursuing growth while mitigating risk. The CFO Summit XXXVIII will be held November 12 – 14 2020 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, San Diego, CA, United States From the new Republican administration and regulation uncertainty to cost controls and acquisitions, CFOs have a lot on their plate for 2020. A strategic CFO...

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The CFO SUMMIT XXXVIII Will Be taking place in San Diego, US

This marcus evans premium summit will look at how CFOs must take a proactive approach to pursuing growth while mitigating risk. The CFO Summit XXXVIII will be held November 12 – 14 2020 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, San Diego, CA, United States From the new Republican administration and regulation uncertainty to cost controls and acquisitions, CFOs have a lot on their plate for 2020. A strategic CFO...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro
Aug19

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from Claro Money about how to plan ahead in a time of abject uncertainty. Alexander Ford shows Ali Paterson how easy it is to plan big, while still looking at ESG investments to have the ultimate clear conscience. ...

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Reuters Events Free Webinar – Unlocking ‘S’: Social Factors Driving Financial Returns
Aug18

Reuters Events Free Webinar – Unlocking ‘S’: Social Factors Driving Financial Returns

Fjarde AP-Fonden (Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund), The Builders Fund, New Markets Venture Partners and Hansa Impact Partners dissect the materiality, measurement, and importance of ‘Social’ Factors within ESG strategy LIVE: Wednesday 26 th August (15:00BST/10:00 EDT) Reuters Events hosts pioneers in the strategic integration of social factor into investment decision-making to give you exclusive insights: • How PE investors are...

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FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest
Aug18

FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest

In today’s #VirtualArena, Will Rainey the founder of Blue Tree Savings discusses why it’s becoming critical to teach parents how to invest for themselves and their kin. With cash becoming less widely used how will children learn how to save money? Join Doug Mackenzie today as he finds out about the changes in financial culture, literacy and what the future can hold for our digital savvy children....

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Hong Kong FinTech Week
Aug17

Hong Kong FinTech Week

The Hong Kong FinTech Week is an annual event led by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) and also driven by the public and private sectors. It brings together international FinTech companies, startups, and stakeholders who are looking to expand and scale their business in Hong Kong, China, and Asia, along with regulators, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and the FinTech community from Hong Kong and around the world. The Week...

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The Future of Insurance Canada
Aug17

The Future of Insurance Canada

The Future of Insurance Canada (Nov 3-4, Online) is where CEOs and C-level executives come together to redefine the future of insurance as we know it. You will access the defining strategies of the industry’s leading carriers so that you may increase overall efficiencies and improve customer experience. This is the only meeting in the world combining tech, innovation and strategy with a customer-driven agenda. The time’s up for siloed...

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Sustainable Payments Innovation: New Values For New Challenges
Aug17

Sustainable Payments Innovation: New Values For New Challenges

Register here Fintech innovation has moved at a lightning pace, forever changing the traditional banking experience. It now serves millions of customers and deals with hundreds of millions of transactions. That scale coupled with recent scandals and the pandemic have revealed gaps in governance and compliance that have been overlooked but threaten the reputation of the entire sector. The industry can’t ignore these problems any...

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CyFrica: Cyber Africa Summit 2020
Aug14

CyFrica: Cyber Africa Summit 2020

Re-imagining cybersecurity for a safer Africa 18 – 19 AUGUST 2020 | SOUTH AFRICA: 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM | KENYA: 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM |NIGERIA: 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register Today https://www.cyberafricasummit.com/contact Africa has the third highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide – losing around R2.2bn a year to cyber-attacks, states the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC). As...

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The Fintech Fix: Results Time!
Aug14

The Fintech Fix: Results Time!

In today’s episode we mark the fintech banks performance over the past year – see what the traditional banks have been innovating on when it comes to atm’s atm and whats been going on in Hong...

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New Report: 50% of World’s Bitcoin Mined in China, 14% in the U.S.
Aug14

New Report: 50% of World’s Bitcoin Mined in China, 14% in the U.S.

New Report: 50% of World’s Bitcoin Mined in China, 14% in the U.S. Only around half (50%) of the world’s Bitcoin (BTC) is being mined within the borders of China. This data comes from a new report that was put together by the combined efforts of crypto asset management company Fidelity and crypto research firm BitOoda, who released it this July. According to researchers, the data was sourced from a variety of public sources, including...

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Reuters Events launch MOMENTUM Virtual Forum, November 9-10 featuring C level technologists across big tech and business
Aug14

Reuters Events launch MOMENTUM Virtual Forum, November 9-10 featuring C level technologists across big tech and business

Reuters Events – today announced MOMENTUM Virtual Forum, taking place on November 9th – 10th. The 2-day strategic summit unites the most senior digital and tech executives from the world’s largest enterprises and innovative organizations to tackle the crucial tech trends shaping business strategy, leadership, and society today. The summit will deliver two days of strategic insights across a comprehensive program designed around...

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Global regional analysis: How well have different regions embraced fintechs to support SME lending?
Aug13

Global regional analysis: How well have different regions embraced fintechs to support SME lending?

Simon Cureton, CEO – Funding Options It is fair to say that back on the first of January, not one SME or fintech CEO would have predicted the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in. Covid-19 has brought seismic shock to the SME sector in particular, with many forced to pivot their operations overnight to adapt to the new normal, and others unable to trade and reliant on government schemes to stay alive in lockdown. Whilst...

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The Fintech Fix: The first guest!
Aug07

The Fintech Fix: The first guest!

In this week’s Fintech Fix, Doug has his first guest on the show, a sense of humour fail and more importantly hears what GRAB and Apple are doing in the financial services industry.

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FF Virtual Arena: European Payments Ecosystems: Target 2
Aug07

FF Virtual Arena: European Payments Ecosystems: Target 2

​In today’s Virtual Arena we learn all about the shifting nature of the advanced European payments infrastructure from UniCredit and TAS Group. Leading the conversation we bring in payments experts Raphael Barisaac and Mario Mendia who discuss how the delayed T2 consolidation will change payments forever! ...

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100 levées de fonds réussies sur WE DO GOOD!
Aug06

100 levées de fonds réussies sur WE DO GOOD!

C’est un nouveau cap que nous venons de passer : 100 projets, 100 équipes motivées, 100 levées de fonds qui ont permis de faire naître ou grandir ces projets, mais aussi le nôtre. L’expérience acquise à travers le financement de ces 100 entreprises nous a permis de challenger et de faire évoluer notre modèle au quotidien, dans l’optique de le rendre meilleur. Depuis 2015, nous mettons tout en oeuvre pour rendre la finance plus...

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Planet launches an integrated digital payments service for European Hospitality businesses together with 3C integration
Aug06

Planet launches an integrated digital payments service for European Hospitality businesses together with 3C integration

Payments company Planet has launched an integrated digital payments service for Merchants operating across Europe in the Hospitality and Food & Beverage sectors. The solution delivers all the required payment services, including acquiring and processing, on a single platform. This provides added value services for Merchants through a revenue generating payments partnership. It comes as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

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FF Virtual Arena: Outsourcing: Risk Vs. Reward
Aug06

FF Virtual Arena: Outsourcing: Risk Vs. Reward

In today’s Virtual Arena join Ray Brash from PPS, David Parker from Polymath Consulting as we discuss the elephant in the room. Wirecard, outsourcing and all the risks and rewards that fintech will now face in this post (Wirecard) apocalypse world. Join our host ALi Paterson today at...

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Smarter & Better Payments – How do Financial Institutions Migrate to ISO 20022, Hit Deadlines & Create New Business Opportunity?
Aug06

Smarter & Better Payments – How do Financial Institutions Migrate to ISO 20022, Hit Deadlines & Create New Business Opportunity?

DANIEL BARDINI, Managing Director – Financial Messaging at Bottomline Technologies What is ISO 20022 & how will it transform payments? In 2004 it was decided that the previous format of SWIFT’s message type (MT) wasn’t going to be ‘fit for purpose’ for the evolving demands of ambitious payments innovation, and so a new standard was needed. When MT was first created, payment messages didn’t have to carry a large amount of...

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American Financial Resources Gains Tangible Operational Savings  Through Advantage Systems’ ApprovalSoft® Mortgage Accounting Solution
Aug05

American Financial Resources Gains Tangible Operational Savings Through Advantage Systems’ ApprovalSoft® Mortgage Accounting Solution

Advantage Systems, a provider of accounting and financial management tools for the mortgage industry, announced that Parsippany, NJ-based American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) has realized significant operational savings through its use of the ApprovalSoft® system to manage vendor invoices and streamline internal approval processes. The capability for vendors to directly interact with the system is a key benefit for AFR. Lisa...

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FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending
Aug05

FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending

In today’s Virtual Arena we speak with Landbay the specialist in buy to let mortgages. Doug Mackenzie chats with CEO John Goodall about the lending ecosystem in a post and current corona world and where lending will go in the future. Lenders, renters, banks and fintechs bend your ear at...

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New study reveals the most-funded FinTech startup in each country
Aug04

New study reveals the most-funded FinTech startup in each country

Financial technology is literally where the money is in today’s startup landscape. Unlike some startup sectors which can be found primarily in the US, notable FinTech startups are found all over the world. But where in particular they come from? BusinessFinancing.co.uk analysed over 10,000 FinTech startups using business data platform Crunchbase as their source. They found out who these startups are, what they do, and how much funding...

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New report identifies the factors which will determine SMEs’ chances of a successful COVID recovery
Aug04

New report identifies the factors which will determine SMEs’ chances of a successful COVID recovery

Business bank, Allica Bank has combined data and insight from over 1,000 UK SMEs with a multiple regression analysis to determine what factors most closely aligned with an SMEs’ chances of success and separated the highest-performing businesses from their peers. These ‘rules for success’ have been compiled from the research data to support British businesses as they look to chart a course to post-Covid recovery.   The full...

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Cognistx AI powers community loan program, helping businesses access funds at record speed
Aug04

Cognistx AI powers community loan program, helping businesses access funds at record speed

Cognistx (Cognistx.com), a tech firm that builds artificial intelligence (AI) systems for clients across the U.S., developed a solution to speed up a Miami-Dade County community loan process, accelerating the disbursement of millions in COVID-19 relief funds to struggling small businesses.  Traditional loan programs, whether processed by the SBA, a bank, or in this case, a community development financial institution (CDFI), rely on...

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Absa ARO Completes Fully Virtual Implementation as It Moves to Fiserv for Card Management and Processing Across Nine African Nations
Aug04

Absa ARO Completes Fully Virtual Implementation as It Moves to Fiserv for Card Management and Processing Across Nine African Nations

Fiserv, Inc. a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology, today announced that Absa Regional Operations (ARO) has moved to Fiserv to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations. What started as a program to enable Absa to separate its card platform from Barclays PLC has resulted in ARO taking bold steps to remodel its business for increased agility and growth as it serves customers...

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