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

Fintech Finance 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, Søren Rode Jain Andreasen from Danske...

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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 Insurance Disconnect: Bringing Teams and Customers Closer Together
Oct06

The Insurance Disconnect: Bringing Teams and Customers Closer Together

Earlier this year, INSTANDA surveyed 500 UK-based senior Insurance and Reinsurance leaders in IT, Marketing, Strategy, Distribution, and Product Innovation on the ability of their systems to understand how capable they are in meeting their intended purpose, their legacy investment intentions, and how COVID-19 has impacted digital transformation. Take a deep dive into the apparent disconnect between insurers and the opportunity to...

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The Insurance Disconnect: Bringing Teams and Customers Closer Together
Oct05

The Insurance Disconnect: Bringing Teams and Customers Closer Together

Earlier this year, INSTANDA surveyed 500 UK-based senior Insurance and Reinsurance leaders in IT, Marketing, Strategy, Distribution, and Product Innovation on the ability of their systems to understand how capable they are in meeting their intended purpose, their legacy investment intentions, and how COVID-19 has impacted digital transformation. Take a deep dive into the apparent disconnect between insurers and the opportunity 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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FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3
Sep28

FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3

On today’s Virtual Arena we host @R3’s @Daniel Eidan to discuss the very future of the payments industry. With the advent of Central Banks around the world bringing in their own Crypto Currencies are we going to see the way we pay for things change...

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Fintech app fills gap in lenders’ client knowledge
Sep28

Fintech app fills gap in lenders’ client knowledge

A Fintech firm which helps accountants analyse their clients’ data is launching a new service to enable banks and financing firms make better lending decisions. The cloud-based service uses an API (app programming interface) to extract financial data in minutes and present it to the lender in an easy to understand standardised format. Ledgerflow, the brainchild of professional accountant Adrian Pearson and his team at Ledgerscope,...

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The State of Digital Onboarding of Banks in Europe
Sep28

The State of Digital Onboarding of Banks in Europe

Mobiquity have produced a whitepaper on the state of digital onboarding of banks in Europe. The whitepaper also discusses the digitisation of payments, lending, personal finance and international transfers are few of the examples where banks have been able to provide value to their customers and build an engaging relationship. Please click on the link below to download

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Open Banking Expo Canada returns virtually this November
Sep25

Open Banking Expo Canada returns virtually this November

Open Banking has the potential to play a pivotal role in Canada’s economic recovery according to financial services and fintech pioneers speaking at Open Banking Expo Canada this November 3–5. Returning for a second year as a three-day virtual event, delegates will access informative bite-sized sessions hosted by the innovators, disruptors and visionaries who are driving forward the consumer directed finance movement. The program is...

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The Fintech Fix: Golden Jubilee Episode
Sep25

The Fintech Fix: Golden Jubilee Episode

In this week’s the fintech fix, join our celebratory Golden Jubilee episode as Doug Mackenzie finally reaches 50 weeks of The Fix. My! Hasn’t he grown? Not only is this cause for celebration but we hear about the big parties @Robinhood and @Chime are going to be having this weekend. Over in Russia we hear the tingle of a @Tinkoff Bank and @Yandex marriage so be sure to check this episode out now...

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FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking
Sep25

FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking

In today’s Virtual Arena join Plaid’s Keith Grose and Douglas Mackenzie as they weave together a discussion about the future of open finance. If you weren’t ready for open banking, you will be left on the bottom of the cutting room floor. With Plaid any company can become the fintech of the...

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Finastra helps redefine the future of finance to improve millions of lives worldwide
Sep24

Finastra helps redefine the future of finance to improve millions of lives worldwide

Finastra has announced plans around a range of initiatives which will enable its customers to accelerate through change, as well as creating positive outcomes for millions of people around the world. The move is part of the company’s ongoing innovation and open cloud platform strategy. Through technology and collaboration, Finastra and its customers are set to positively impact more than nine million lives around the world, with key...

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Banking Circle -Home Away From Home. No place like home? Domestic European markets hold the key for growth
Sep24

Banking Circle -Home Away From Home. No place like home? Domestic European markets hold the key for growth

Part 3 of the ‘Ready for the re-build? Re-thinking the value of digital infrastructure’ series, our latest white paper takes a more detailed look at financial institutions’ attitudes towards international markets and cross border customers. Respondents and interviewees were located across Western Europe, providing opportunity to compare responses between regions. The latest Banking Circle white paper, HOME AWAY FROM HOME: No place...

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Virgin Money UK awarded £35m grant from Capability and Innovation Fund
Sep24

Virgin Money UK awarded £35m grant from Capability and Innovation Fund

Virgin Money UK has been awarded a £35m grant following its successful application to the Capability and Innovation Fund, as part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Alternative Remedies Package.  The grant means that businesses across the country will benefit from the development and enhancement of Virgin Money’s proposition, including scaling its successful regional franchise, more time with relationship managers and access to new digital...

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Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions wins three International Business Awards
Sep24

Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions wins three International Business Awards

 Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business has earned three 2020 International Business Awards, including two Silver-level awards, as part of the renowned Stevie Awards program for innovation. The company has won Best Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solution: “Expere Language Translation: For Non-Speaking Bank Customers” (Silver); Best Financial Services Solution: “Enhancing Banking Through Online Loan...

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Temenos offering 90 second onboarding
Sep24

Temenos offering 90 second onboarding

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that Temenos Infinity now offers a real-time, end-to end account opening and onboarding digital experience in just seconds. The account is fully funded and ready for customer use. The simplicity and unparalleled speed of the Temenos onboarding process combined with KYC and AML checks helps banks and credit unions increase conversion rates and drastically reduce operating costs....

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Volante Technologies Collaborates with Goldman Sachs to Launch Digital Transaction Banking in the Cloud
Sep23

Volante Technologies Collaborates with Goldman Sachs to Launch Digital Transaction Banking in the Cloud

Volante Technologies, the global leader in cloud payments and financial messaging, today announced that Volante has been collaborating with Goldman Sachs Bank USA (“Goldman Sachs”) to provide the payments technology underpinning the bank’s recently launched digital transaction banking service built entirely from scratch in the cloud, an industry first. Volante has also become a client of the platform. The Goldman Sachs Transaction...

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Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) announces the awards of Capability and Innovation Fund Pool E (Application Period Two)
Sep23

Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) announces the awards of Capability and Innovation Fund Pool E (Application Period Two)

The Board of Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) today announces the results of Application Period Two of the Capability and Innovation Fund Pool E grant process. The Capability and Innovation Fund Pool E Application Period Two was open to organisations that meet the same eligibility criteria as previous Pool A, B and C bodies, which can be found here. The grants, which have a combined value of £80 million, are awarded as follows:...

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Lockdown tech trends here to stay
Sep23

Lockdown tech trends here to stay

Six months on from the official government lockdown, Robert McKechnie, Open Banking Expert at Equifax UK, believes technology and digital transformation will continue to play an increasingly important role for companies within financial services: “The intersection between financial services companies, customers and technology has been irrefutably and permanently altered. COVID-19 and the consequent restrictions on movement and...

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Metro Bank partners with Enterprise Nation in boost for its business customers
Sep23

Metro Bank partners with Enterprise Nation in boost for its business customers

Metro Bank has announced a new partnership with Enterprise Nation, a leading provider of advice and expertise to small businesses in the UK. The new collaboration offers a range of benefits for Metro Bank’s business customers, including a year’s free membership to Enterprise Nation which would usually cost £99. This will provide an array of online tools that connect business owners with the answers and advice they need to run and grow...

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Singapore-based Digital Wealth Manager Syfe Closes US$18.6 Million Series A Funding, Led by Valar Ventures
Sep23

Singapore-based Digital Wealth Manager Syfe Closes US$18.6 Million Series A Funding, Led by Valar Ventures

 Syfe, the Singapore-based digital wealth manager, today announced that it has successfully closed a SG$25.2 million (US$18.6 million) Series A funding round led by Valar Ventures, one of the world’s leading VC funds for high potential fintech companies. This latest capital injection will allow Syfe to accelerate its journey toward reshaping the future of investing and saving in Asia. The funds will be used to enter new markets,...

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Mouro Capital leads $26m financing round in Uncapped, which provides non-dilutive funding to European entrepreneurs
Sep23

Mouro Capital leads $26m financing round in Uncapped, which provides non-dilutive funding to European entrepreneurs

Mouro Capital, the $400 million successor fund of fintech-specialist Santander InnoVentures, has led a $26 million financing round including debt and equity in Uncapped, a company changing the way growing online brands fund marketing and inventory. Spain-based venture capital fund All Iron Ventures and existing investors Global Founders Capital, Seedcamp, and White Star Capital also participated. They were joined by notable European...

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Flywire Announces Foundation Scholarship Winners for Fall 2020
Sep23

Flywire Announces Foundation Scholarship Winners for Fall 2020

 Flywire, a high-growth vertical payments company, today announced the winners of its inaugural Flywire Charitable Foundation scholarship program. The scholarships were part of the Foundation’s pledge to invest in programs that remove the access and affordability gap for marginalized individuals and communities. The Flywire Charitable Foundation, launched in June 2020, is a 501(c)(3) focused on improving equality, access, and...

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AML specialist SmartSearch opens first US office
Sep23

AML specialist SmartSearch opens first US office

Leading UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm SmartSearch has opened its first office in the USA just two months after starting operations across the Atlantic. Building on the success of the initial launch, SmartSearch has confirmed it will have a presence on the ground in the western state of Utah. Recruitment is now underway for a team to support the office head Chad Rawlings, with group support from international strategy director...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra
Sep23

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra

In today’s Virtual Arena Doug Mackenzie is joined by Wissam Khuory, Finastra’s head of international, to talk about the biggest fintech mission in the world – making finance work for everyone. Financial Inclusion, disrupting the status quo and collaboration in a COVID19 environment are all on the cards....

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ClearBank in partnership with Tide granted £25m to help UK SMEs turn crisis recovery into an opportunity
Sep23

ClearBank in partnership with Tide granted £25m to help UK SMEs turn crisis recovery into an opportunity

ClearBank, the cloud-native clearing bank, in partnership with Tide, the UK’s leading business banking platform[1], have been awarded £25m to help UK SMEs turn recovery from the coronavirus crisis into a growth opportunity. The funding will be used to provide financial support and products to help SMEs address the challenges they will face in the post-coronavirus and post-Brexit economic environment and to seize on the opportunities...

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31 companies join Tech Nation’s Fintech programme as the UK leads fintech in Europe
Sep23

31 companies join Tech Nation’s Fintech programme as the UK leads fintech in Europe

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, announces the 31 tech companies that have been selected to join the Fintech Cohort 3.0, in conjunction with revealing new data that shows the UK is leading fintech in Europe. The cohort includes companies from across the fintech sector; operating in areas such as: insurance, regtech, open banking and digital ID. This year’s cohort features a high proportion of...

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Mesh Payments Launches its Cardless Payments Solution to Streamline Corporate Spending, Free of Corporate Cards
Sep22

Mesh Payments Launches its Cardless Payments Solution to Streamline Corporate Spending, Free of Corporate Cards

Mesh Payments announces the launch of its cardless payments solution for businesses that streamlines subscription, and on-demand payments while preventing organizational downtime. Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) use 40+ SaaS tools on average, many of which are mission-critical. Mesh Payments’ cardless payments solution provides complete visibility and control over businesses corporate spending and enables intuitive payment...

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Signal AI appoints Archie Norman to its board of directors
Sep22

Signal AI appoints Archie Norman to its board of directors

Business veteran and former MP, Archie Norman, has been appointed as Chairman of Signal AI, one of the UK’s fastest growing companies that is transforming how business leaders make sense of the world’s information. As one of Britain’s most accomplished business leaders, serving on the boards of M&S, Asda and ITV, Archie has a wealth of experience in business change and value creation that is an important addition to the Signal AI...

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Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions triumphs with four International Business Awards
Sep22

Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions triumphs with four International Business Awards

Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions has won four 2020 International Business Awards (IBA), including two Gold-level awards, as part of the renowned Stevie Awards program for innovation. The company has won Best FinTech Solution: “iLien Motor Vehicle: Driving Motor Vehicle Titling to Perfection” (Gold); Best Financial Services Solution: “Portfolio Sync: Mitigating Risk for Commercial Lenders” (Gold); Best FinTech Solution: “iLien Manage:...

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FF: Ultimate Sibos Pub Quiz – The Afterparty!
Sep22

FF: Ultimate Sibos Pub Quiz – The Afterparty!

We are very proud to partner with our friends at Sibos and Swift Innotribe for next months first ever virtual Sibos! Sibos has gathered speakers from all over the globe – Jamie Dimon, Amber Case, Mike Ebeling, Esther George, to name a few. They have live panels, virtual networking, the Sibos hackathon and of course Perfect Pitch –  it’s going to be brilliant! And as for an afterparty – that’s where we...

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