2020 TADS Awards Winners Announced At “TADS AWARDS GALA 2020” Presentation Ceremony Hosted in Hong Kong
Nov23

2020 TADS Awards Winners Announced At “TADS AWARDS GALA 2020” Presentation Ceremony Hosted in Hong Kong

TADS Awards (stands for “Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities Awards”) is the world’s first annual international award for the asset tokenization and digital securities sectors. Hosted annually, TADS Awards gathers individuals and businesses to share the energy that tokenization brings to the financial markets around the world. The global launch and inaugural TADS Awards Gala 2020 presentation ceremony was hosted and globally...

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FF Virtual Arena: AMLD5 and Crypto Firms
Nov23

FF Virtual Arena: AMLD5 and Crypto Firms

In today’s Virtual Arena we find out about the new regulation AMLD5 and its impact on the burgeoning Crypto industry. With new technologies like video chat and biometrics improving the onboarding process at an exponential pace, we get to hear from industry leaders Charlie Roberts from IDnow and Delphine Chen from...

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The Fintech Fix: Google Comes to Pay
Nov20

The Fintech Fix: Google Comes to Pay

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix: Doug hears about how Codat and Atom are colliding to help SME’s, Lanistar might have been a bit naughty and lastly Google are bringing the full weight of their financial offerings to...

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FF Virtual Arena: Time and the Importance of Accuracy
Nov20

FF Virtual Arena: Time and the Importance of Accuracy

In today’s Virtual Arena we will be discussing time and how businesses need to be measuring at picoseconds to be competitive. With increasingly demanding regulations in finance, being on time has never been more critical. Join James Beeken from Cisco, Leon Lobo from the National Physical Laboratory and Hugh Cumberland from txtsmarter who bring our host Doug Mackenzie up to speed – don’t be...

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SumUp acquires London-based Goodtill to expand services to restaurant and hospitality sectors
Nov19

SumUp acquires London-based Goodtill to expand services to restaurant and hospitality sectors

Global payments service provider SumUp (www.sumup.co.uk) today is announcing it has acquired leading POS software provider Goodtill (www.thegoodtill.com) for an undisclosed amount, in a move that underlines SumUp’s long-term commitment to the growth and development of its restaurant and hospitality sectors. The acquisition, which will see SumUp investing further into Goodtill’s team and products, is the latest in a series of strategic...

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Bunq selects phos for softPOS trial to support retail merchants during busiest shopping period
Nov19

Bunq selects phos for softPOS trial to support retail merchants during busiest shopping period

 Phos, the fintech behind the first-ever software Point of Sale (POS), has today announced that it is working with Dutch neobank bunq to revolutionise the way its retail merchant customers accept payments. phos enables users to receive payments directly on an NFC-enabled Android device. bunq will deploy the phos solution so that customers can replace physical POS terminals or cash with a software-based POS, via their phones or other...

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Fintech Finance Presents – The Fintech Show 4.06: AI vs Employee
Nov19

Fintech Finance Presents – The Fintech Show 4.06: AI vs Employee

In today’s episode of the Fintech Show we cover artificial intelligence and payments – two elements of a bank that are radically changing in a way that even half a decade ago, we couldn’t have conceived. Joining Ali Paterson in the studio we have Victoria Harverson in Singapore from Smartstream Technologies. Dialling in from New York we have Bjorn Austraat, SVP, Agile AI for Wells Fargo and bringing in the payments aspect we...

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Covid-19 challenges bring accountants and clients closer together
Nov19

Covid-19 challenges bring accountants and clients closer together

Covid-19 is helping to strengthen the relationships between accountants and their small business clients, according to new research from FreeAgent. The cloud accounting software specialist has revealed that an overwhelming majority (84%) of accountants say that their relationships they have with small business clients have improved since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – despite the challenging economic climate. In...

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AGM approves Listing of Nigerian Stock Exchange
Nov18

AGM approves Listing of Nigerian Stock Exchange

The members of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) voted overwhelmingly today at its 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) – a meeting which is expected to be its last as a mutual entity – to support the listing of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGXG) on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) once the demutualization of the NSE is completed.  Under the resolution passed by the AGM, subject to the receipt of requisite approvals of relevant...

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Nordic API Gateway launches platform to increase open banking innovation for all types of businesses
Nov18

Nordic API Gateway launches platform to increase open banking innovation for all types of businesses

Today, the open banking fintech Nordic API Gateway introduces a new platform called Aiia that is set to meet the opportunities of PSD2, for all types of businesses, making innovation possible without cumbersome and expensive tasks of acquiring and maintaining an AISP or PISP license.  With the new platform, Aiia, Nordic API Gateway believes that any industry will be able to benefit from the PSD2-enabled access to account-to-account...

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Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie partners with Klarna ahead of peak
Nov18

Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie partners with Klarna ahead of peak

URBN lifestyle brands Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have today announced a partnership with shopping and payments provider Klarna, to offer customers across Europe a smooother online shopping experience. Through Klarna, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie will now be able to offer their customers flexible and convenient payment options that give them full control over when and how they pay.  Klarna will be available to...

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TradeCore partners with FIVE, creating a complete tool box for emerging fintechs
Nov18

TradeCore partners with FIVE, creating a complete tool box for emerging fintechs

Fast growth fintech TradeCore has today announced FIVE, a New York based development agency, as the newest member of the TradeCore ecosystem. The announcement will further cement the TradeCore platform as the go-to toolbox for businesses looking to launch or build a new fintech product. FIVE is the first agency to be welcomed into the TradeCore ecosystem, which offers partnerships with leading fintech providers and now app building...

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BearingPoint RegTech Unveils ‘RegTech Factory’ to Drive Down Cost of Compliance
Nov18

BearingPoint RegTech Unveils ‘RegTech Factory’ to Drive Down Cost of Compliance

BearingPoint RegTech, a leading international provider of innovative supervisory, regulatory and risk technology solutions (SupTech, RegTech and RiskTech), has launched an outsourcing solution for regulatory reporting that will diminish the cost of compliance for institutions. The UK banking industry is very complex and diverse, with 58,000 firms impacted by financial regulations, including banks, building societies, lenders,...

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UnionBank becomes the first bank from the Philippines to join BIAN
Nov18

UnionBank becomes the first bank from the Philippines to join BIAN

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) is now a member of global banking standard organization, Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN). UnionBank joins other leading international banks and technology partners to become the first and only bank from the Philippines to join BIAN.    BIAN, which was established in 2008, is a non-profit organization that aims to provide the world with the best banking architecture and to be the...

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Codat partners with Visa to give European banks access to SME financial data
Nov18

Codat partners with Visa to give European banks access to SME financial data

Codat – a London-based technology company that connects the internal systems of small businesses to banks, fintechs and other financial institutions, allowing business data to flow back and forth in real time – has formed a strategic partnership with Visa. Via a single API, Codat enables financial service organisations to integrate with a wide and growing range of accounting, banking, and commerce integrations platforms. It means...

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LHV Banking Services first to launch full-scale UK and European Agency Banking
Nov18

LHV Banking Services first to launch full-scale UK and European Agency Banking

LHV Banking Services, the leading provider of payment infrastructure to Financial Intermediaries and regulated FinTechs, is now offering full Agency Banking services to its clients and the wider payments industry. The Bank has extended its product suite to the full spectrum of financial intermediaries and will therefore allow them to gain a competitive advantage by delivering bespoke propositions LHV’s Agency Banking provides a...

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FF Virtual Arena: SMEs and the Need for Open Finance
Nov18

FF Virtual Arena: SMEs and the Need for Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena join Peter Lord from Codat and David McHenry from Silicon Valley Bank as we discuss the necessity for open finance when it comes to SME’s surviving the pandemic. With lockdown II in the UK and record breaking infections in the United States – we look across the pond to see how American businesses are looking to improve their finances with this new...

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How clear regulation holds the key to unleashing blockchain’s potential
Nov17

How clear regulation holds the key to unleashing blockchain’s potential

Bitcoin has proven itself to be more than just a fad over the past decade. Leading figures within the traditional Financial Services industry might still deride it as an elaborate Ponzi scheme, but even they will find it increasingly difficult to ignore the continued growth of the asset class and the soaring interest in it from institutional investors. Although regulation for cryptocurrencies might appear to be a contradiction in...

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#WorldAIShow – Qatar presented exclusive insights into Qatar’s burgeoning AI ecosystem and its bold journey to strengthen its AI capabilities
Nov17

#WorldAIShow – Qatar presented exclusive insights into Qatar’s burgeoning AI ecosystem and its bold journey to strengthen its AI capabilities

World AI Show served as a key catalyst for Qatar’s bold vision of leveraging innovation and technology to diversify its goals by bringing together an inspirational line-up of Artificial Intelligence experts & solution providers on 10th November 2020. The show virtually connected over 300 online participants from across the globe including major stakeholder of Qatar’s digital ecosystem. The theme for the virtual conference was...

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Ziglu celebrates Mastercard Debit Card launch with Christmas Charity Campaign
Nov17

Ziglu celebrates Mastercard Debit Card launch with Christmas Charity Campaign

Ziglu celebrates its Mastercard debit card launch by donating the price of a meal1 to Fareshare every time a customer uses their card for their supermarket shop online and in store, regardless of the size of the transaction until the end of the year. Almost 1 million people a week access FareShare food from over 10,000 charities including food banks, children’s clubs and domestic abuse refuges. Just £2 can provide five meals at a...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show – Down in Mexico
Nov17

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show – Down in Mexico

In this pre-lockdown episode we investigate the state of financial technology and inclusion in Mexico, so we sent Doug Mackenzie to Mexico City to speak with key members of the Mexican fintech ecosystem. Galileo are a platform that powers key fintechs around the world, so Tory Jackson, their country manager for Mexico gives us the low down. Payments are digitising in Mexico so who better to tell us where the future lies, than Stefan...

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FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies
Nov16

FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies

In today’s Virtual Arena join Brian Collings from Torstone Technology and FF’s Ali Paterson as we discuss how the pandemic has highlighted a significant strain on the middle office. How can financial institutions overcome these inefficiencies? The pandemic and working from home doesn’t look to be going anywhere...

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The Fintech Fix: Fintech for the world
Nov13

The Fintech Fix: Fintech for the world

In this week’s episode of the Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie hears about the news that all fintech payment firms might have been dreading. Also how fintech is working for good as Clim8 smash their funding round target and lastly how Prudential Insurance are looking to streamline their...

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FF Virtual Arena: Partnerships
Nov13

FF Virtual Arena: Partnerships

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Railsbank’s Louisa Murray and Kani Payment’s Aaron Holmes for a discussion that cuts into the nature of fintech partnerships. With collaboration being key to the DNA of fintech, how can organisations use it scale, pivot and adapt? With huge changes to payment technology and risk – how can you find the right partner to take your company global?...

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FinTech Connect unveils its 2020 agenda featuring speakers from Starling Bank, Tide, Facebook, Pinterest & HSBC
Nov12

FinTech Connect unveils its 2020 agenda featuring speakers from Starling Bank, Tide, Facebook, Pinterest & HSBC

 FinTech Connect, the trade show that connects the global fintech ecosystem, today revealed the agenda for its 2020 virtual event which will take place between 30th November and 4th December.  This year’s line-up includes the CEOs of major European challenger banks like Tide and Starling Bank, the global digital leads at some of the largest financial institutions in the world including Banco Santander and HSBC, and the fintech...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Future of Fintech
Nov12

FF Virtual Arena: The Future of Fintech

In today’s Virtual Arena we discuss the future of fintech with guests David Brear of 11:FS fame, Alex Reddish from Tribe Payments and of course, our host Ali Paterson. With an industry as creative and novel as fintech – we can write the next pages. So where will the industry be in...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.05 –  AI around the world
Nov12

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.05 – AI around the world

In today’s episode of the Fintech Show we look at how the banks – can be the best in class, even when it comes to adopting the newest technologies. Artificial intelligence is a buzzword that banks use all too often – but is the tech just too intricate for them now? Joining us, we have Haytham Kaddoura and Roland Brandli from SmartStream Technologies, Medhy Souidi from DBS and BNY Mellon’s Joon...

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FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies
Nov11

FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies

Plot twist – this Virtual arena will be broadcast at a later date. Until then, we are throwing back to last Months Virtual Arena with Curve Credit:     n today’s Virtual Arena join Brian Collings from Torstone Technology and FF’s Ali Paterson as we discuss how the pandemic has highlighted a significant strain on the middle office. How can financial institutions overcome these inefficiencies? The pandemic...

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Something for everyone with MoneyFest 2020
Nov11

Something for everyone with MoneyFest 2020

Adapt! Adapt! Adapt! The overriding message was loud and clear at this years’ MoneyFest event. Adapt for COVID. Adapt for the climate crisis. And most of all, adapt for changing customers. Presented by business journalist, Tanaya Macheel, the event was sleek, streamlined, and star-studded. Virtual attendees were treated to rare industry insights from the likes of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, President of BaFin, Felix Hufeld and...

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CyFence 2020: LIVE – ASEAN
Nov10

CyFence 2020: LIVE – ASEAN

Register Today: https://cyfenceasean.com/delegates/mkpercoursequestionnair.html Highlights: VIRTUAL EVENT 20+ | SPEAKERS | 1000+ | ATTENDEES | 200+ | COMPANIES | 15+| SOLUTION| PROVIDERS The ASEAN region is the fastest-growing digital market in the world, with 125,000 new users accessing the Internet every day. It is projected that regional GDP will increase by USD 1 trillion over the next ten years. As the demand for digital goods...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.04 – Moving Architecture to the Cloud
Nov10

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.04 – Moving Architecture to the Cloud

We go back to the future and see what banking architecture will look like in a couple of years. Are some financial institutions already there or is the industry about to get some culture shock? Speaking of a shock – up in the cloud, banks and fintechs that operate there are ready to strike like lightning. Joining us in the studio is Thought Machine’s Paul Taylor, Rana Bhattacharya from Atom Bank and last but not least is...

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E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021
Nov09

E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021

E-commerce Berlin Expo is the biggest pure-play e-commerce event in the (tech) capital city of Germany. Over 9,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected every year.  E-commerce Expo views itself as a community and a meeting point for all major decision-makers in the e-commerce sector. We bring together leaders in the e-commerce industry to offer online sellers and retailers the opportunity to develop their expertise and enhance...

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CyFence – ASEAN 2020 : LIVE
Nov09

CyFence – ASEAN 2020 : LIVE

The ASEAN region is the fastest-growing digital market in the world, with 125,000 new users accessing the Internet every day. It is projected that regional GDP will increase by USD 1 trillion over the next ten years.   After five successful Cybersecurity conferences that featured top solution providers, speakers and a cumulative attendee count of more than 5000 cybersecurity experts, Tradepass is pleased to host the upcoming event...

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WFIS – Indonesia 2020 : LIVE
Nov09

WFIS – Indonesia 2020 : LIVE

Indonesia is one of the most valuable untapped markets in APAC’s digital finance sector. Sixty-six percent of the country’s 260 million population are ‘unbanked’, presenting an incredible opportunity for banks and fintechs.   After the successful inaugural edition that featured top speakers and an attendee count of more than 400 BFSI experts, Tradepass is pleased to host the virtual event, ‘Word Financial...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Payments Prognosis
Nov09

FF Virtual Arena: The Payments Prognosis

In today’s Virtual Arena, we have our resident payments expert Jukka Yliuntinen from Gieseke and Devrient and FF’s own Douglas Mackenzie examine the state of payments after the first round of COVID19. Is it all doom and gloom, or are payments the standard to which all other fintech verticals can aspire to? Find out here at...

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The World’s First Annual International Awards for Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities Launched in Hong Kong
Nov09

The World’s First Annual International Awards for Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities Launched in Hong Kong

TADS AWARDS (which stands for “Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities Awards”) is the world’s first annual international award for the asset tokenization and digital securities sectors.  It celebrates these industries by recognizing and honoring significant contributions and distinguished achievements worldwide. Hosted annually, TADS Awards gathers together individuals and businesses to share the energy that tokenization...

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FF Virtual Arena: Banks Going Green
Nov06

FF Virtual Arena: Banks Going Green

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from ING and OP Financial Group about how banks are going green! Leonie Schreve from ING and Kati Ihamaki from OP Financial Group discuss with Douglas Mackenzie how they are improving the green offerings for their customers while also creating wholesale changes to their own organisations to empower our future, today. Join us today at 14:30GMT...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.03 – Get Data Smart
Nov05

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.03 – Get Data Smart

In today’s episode of The Paytech Show, we are going to be asking the question – whether payments changed the banks, or the banks changed payments? In a world with high volume, low value payments being transacted at real time, how can the banks keep up? Joining Ali Paterson in the studio is Santosh Tripathy from SmartStream, David McHenry from Silicon Valley Bank and Mark Buitenhek from ING....

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FF Virtual Arena: Customer Experience & Friction
Nov04

FF Virtual Arena: Customer Experience & Friction

In today’s Virtual Arena join Revolut, Mobiquity and Ziglu as we have the ultimate discussion on the state of mobile-app customer experience in banking. In an increasingly mobile friendly environment, we look at how customers are reviewing their banks and highlighting the newest forms of friction that maybe even the neobanks hadn’t thought of. Join guests Muhammed Salim, Matthew Williamson, Mark Hipperson alongside host...

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Leading Business Analytics Software and Services Powerhouse SAS Joins World AI Show as Lead Sponsor
Nov03

Leading Business Analytics Software and Services Powerhouse SAS Joins World AI Show as Lead Sponsor

Named as a Leader by top analyst firms, SAS will feature as the AI and Analytics Partner for the virtual edition of World AI Show – Qatar (#WorldAIShow) on November 10th. Olivier Penel, Data & Analytics Strategic Advisor at SAS and speaker for the event, will delve deep into how organizations can operationalize their analytics, inject analytical insight into every business decision and customer touchpoint, and quickly adapt to...

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Saudi Arabia’s tech leaders unite to push for a more Cyber-Resilient future for the region
Nov03

Saudi Arabia’s tech leaders unite to push for a more Cyber-Resilient future for the region

World Cyber Security Summit (#TresconCyber) gathered key stakeholders from Saudi Arabia and the world to discuss effective cyber-resilience strategies for the kingdom in a post-pandemic age. WCSS included leading cyber security experts and solution providers who succeeded in highlighting trends, challenges and key business opportunities in the region’s cyber security industry.  In a bid to support Saudi Arabia’s bold vision of...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.02: eCommerce & The Future of How We Will Pay
Nov03

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.02: eCommerce & The Future of How We Will Pay

In today’s episode of The Paytech Show we will be finding out how e-commerce became the only way to shop. Joining me in the studio we have Alex Marsh from Klarna, the e-commerce company that got so big, it became its own bank. Over in Munich we have our resident payments expert Jukka Yliuntinen from Gieseke and Devrient – the payments company with such expertise countries even asked them to make their money and last but...

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Paxful Partners with BlockCard To Offer A Crypto Debit Card
Nov02

Paxful Partners with BlockCard To Offer A Crypto Debit Card

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, and BlockCard, a crypto fintech platform by Ternio, announced today a partnership that offers a crypto debit card. Initially available in the USA, with global expansion in development, the debit card will give users the ability to convert cryptocurrencies to USD, make purchases, get a checking account, and withdraw funds from any ATM worldwide. The partnership aims to fill a gap in the...

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Clim8 Extends Crowdfunding Round as Campaign hits £1.5 million
Nov02

Clim8 Extends Crowdfunding Round as Campaign hits £1.5 million

Clim8 Invest (Clim8), the first digital investment platform to help consumers invest exclusively in companies focused on tackling the climate crisis, is smashing its latest Crowdcube campaign. Initially set at £400,000, the total secured now stands at over £1.5 million – almost 4x its original target. London based: Clim8 is keen to have even more new investors on board and so has extended the campaign by another 7 days. The...

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FF Virtual Arena: Data Transparency and Fraud
Nov02

FF Virtual Arena: Data Transparency and Fraud

In today’s Virtual Arena join Bottomline’s Omri Kletter, The Ethical Hacker – Ralph Echemendia and Doug Mackenzie as they ask the question: How Does Increased Data Transparency Help Combat Fraud? With payments getting faster and crooks getting quicker – how can banks cope? In the Virtual Arena we will be weighing up people power, company culture and data quality to see what will be the most critical weapon in...

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The Fundraising Rap-Up #8 October 2020
Nov02

The Fundraising Rap-Up #8 October 2020

We don’t miss a beat here at Fintech Finance, so let Lewis take you through October’s fintech fundraising news – from Arctic Wolf to Wirex!

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The Ziglu Rap-Up!
Nov02

The Ziglu Rap-Up!

Lewis is back with his Ziglu Rap! Listen as we take you through some of the best features that Ziglu has to offer!  

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2020 Top Five Financial Sector Security Challenges
Nov02

2020 Top Five Financial Sector Security Challenges

Security measures within the financial sector have evolved dramatically, with regards to combining elements such as key codes, two factor authentication, voice ID, behavioural analysis, one-time passcodes, protective messaging, digital fingerprinting, and so on. But, with more security measures in place, there are arguably more elements to infiltrate. This week SecurityHQ released a white paper on the ‘Financial Sector, Threat...

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The Fintech Fix: Lest We Not Forget
Nov02

The Fintech Fix: Lest We Not Forget

On the Fintech Fix this week Doug Mackenzie discusses the ECB’s Target2 crashing – the consensus was that it wasn’t a cyber attack. Consensys partners with central banks and retail banks alike – to bring about the future of CBDC’s and HSBC Canada and The Royal Canadian Legion join together to make fintech work for good....

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Sokin Inks Deal with Mastercard in Europe
Nov02

Sokin Inks Deal with Mastercard in Europe

Sokin today announces a new partnership with Mastercard as it prepares for the roll-out of its UK and European fixed-price subscription service. The partnership is founded on Sokin delivering its instant payment services with Mastercard’s trusted and secure digital banking solutions and card services. Sokin is launching its subscription-based payment platform, with no hidden charges. Through its multiple partners, Sokin offers...

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