Pascal Announces Integration with Fidelity Clearing Canada
Jun03

Pascal Announces Integration with Fidelity Clearing Canada

Pascal Financial, an emerging wealthtech company, has announced their AI-powered platform now offers integration with Fidelity Clearing Canada (FCC). Combining Pascal’s SaaS platform — Canada’s only fully integrated, AI-powered wealth management platform with active behavioural finance and FCC’s custody and clearing services creates a seamless, highly-intuitive wealth management solution. Working with Pascal, Portfolio Managers and...

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SumUp Supports Local Businesses with Gift Cards on  Instagram and Facebook
Jun03

SumUp Supports Local Businesses with Gift Cards on Instagram and Facebook

UK-based payments service provider SumUp today announces a new experience to enable customers to support small businesses via social media during COVID-19 and beyond, by discovering Gift Cards directly from eligible SumUp businesses on Facebook and Instagram. SumUp merchants can now create a new Sticker for their Instagram Stories or add a button to their Instagram accounts. People can then tap the stickers or buttons on Instagram to...

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As Cryptocurrency Use Grows, Worldpay from FIS Helps Crypto Brokers and Exchanges with New Chargeback Indemnification Service from Forter
Jun03

As Cryptocurrency Use Grows, Worldpay from FIS Helps Crypto Brokers and Exchanges with New Chargeback Indemnification Service from Forter

FIS™, a global leader in financial services technology, today announced Fraud Freedom, a new chargeback indemnification service designed for cryptocurrency brokers and exchanges. Worldpay’s Fraud Freedom service helps crypto brokers and exchanges optimise payment conversion and authorisation rates while providing indemnification from Forter, the leading eCommerce fraud prevention provider. The cryptocurrency market continues to grow...

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Capita’s software helps Westward Housing Group simplify payment processes
Jun03

Capita’s software helps Westward Housing Group simplify payment processes

Capita plc (Capita) has secured a five-year contract worth £560,000 with Westward Housing Group to deliver an integrated ‘multi-channel’ solution, simplifying its payment processes. Capita’s Pay360 will supply Westward Housing Group with a range of payment channels that are fully Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant, ensuring that sensitive card information is managed according to financial authority standards and tenants are able to...

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Barclaycard contactless payments data [UK Finance]
Jun03

Barclaycard contactless payments data [UK Finance]

Following today’s announcement from UK Finance around the latest UK payments trends, Barclaycard Payments has issued the below data around contactless payments: Since the introduction of the new £45 contactless limit in the UK, Barclaycard Payments has processed over 25 million contactless payments above the previous £30 limit, and up to the new limit of £45 The total value of these 25 million contactless payments is over £900...

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Landesbank Berlin chooses SIA for  the new payment card management system in Germany
Jun03

Landesbank Berlin chooses SIA for the new payment card management system in Germany

Landesbank Berlin, Germany’s largest issuer of co-branded credit cards, has chosen SIA, European hi-tech company, leader in the fields of payment services and infrastructures, for the realization of the new system for the management of payment cards co-branded with leading commercial partners in Germany, like ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) the German Automobile Club. With this agreement, the processing of over 2.8...

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FBAlliance Insurance Selects Sapiens for its Core P&C Platform and Advanced Analytics
Jun03

FBAlliance Insurance Selects Sapiens for its Core P&C Platform and Advanced Analytics

Sapiens Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sapiens International Corporation, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today that FBAlliance Insurance, a provider of Farm Bureau insurance protection, has selected Sapiens CoreSuite for Property & Casualty and Sapiens IntelligencePro to accelerate growth and meet demand for rapid launch of new products. Self-sufficiency and a...

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Real estate, hospitality and ICT are the UK sectors hardest hit by late payment, according to the Sidetrade tracker
Jun03

Real estate, hospitality and ICT are the UK sectors hardest hit by late payment, according to the Sidetrade tracker

A clear picture of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis per business sector A first of its kind, the Sidetrade tracker analyses the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on twelve business sectors. As of 25 May, the UK sectors hardest hit by payment delays tied to the crisis are: Finance, Insurance, Real Estate: 76% of invoices over 10 days overdue ICT (Information, Communication, Technology): 60% of invoices over 10 days overdue Leisure,...

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CISI and Association of Professional Compliance Consultants new deal boosts business and professional development opportunities for members
Jun03

CISI and Association of Professional Compliance Consultants new deal boosts business and professional development opportunities for members

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC) are delighted to announce a strategic partnership with the aim of supporting professionalism across the compliance and wider financial services sector. The partnership will allow for reciprocal arrangements to be in place for members of both organisations to access events, mutual qualifications and...

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FinTech platform Bidwedge announces partnership with Born Free Foundation – Unused foreign currency gives rescued big cats a new life
Jun03

FinTech platform Bidwedge announces partnership with Born Free Foundation – Unused foreign currency gives rescued big cats a new life

Fintech platform Bidwedge has confirmed a partnership with international wildlife charity Born Free to support its big cat rescue and conservation work. For every transaction via the Bidwedge platform, the company will make a donation to Born Free. In addition, users can opt to donate their leftover foreign currency direct to the charity via Bidwedge. Bidwedge is an online platform that makes it easy to change your left-over cash...

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Cards used for half of payments for first time last year
Jun03

Cards used for half of payments for first time last year

Card and contactless payments continued to increase in 2019, with card payments accounting for over half (51 per cent) of all payments for the first time, according to the latest UK Payment Markets report from UK Finance. Debit cards were the most used payment method in the UK with 17 billion payments, of which 7 billion were contactless. Consumer use of credit cards also rose during 2019, up by 7 per cent to 3.3 billion payments,...

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Every Cloud: Covid-19 and the opportunity for digital transformation
Jun03

Every Cloud: Covid-19 and the opportunity for digital transformation

Alan Cole, Head of Cloud and Operations at JHC Financial Faced with tighter regulations and changing customer needs, over the last decade Wealth Managers have not had it easy – but with the development of new technologies, many have been able to create efficiencies, reduce costs and shrink operational risk. In 2020, add a global pandemic into the mix, however, and technology becomes vital to their very survival; the need for increased...

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Digital is expected to be a key driver of Standard Chartered’s retail growth in 2020
Jun03

Digital is expected to be a key driver of Standard Chartered’s retail growth in 2020

Standard Chartered Bank Singapore (“the Bank”) has recorded exceptionally high levels of digital adoption and foresees that digital will lead the way as a mainstream banking channel moving forward. The Bank expects digital services to be a key growth driver for its retail banking business in 2020. Historic growth in digital adoption While digital has always been a key touchpoint for the Bank’s retail clients, with two out of...

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Lisa Frazier, Wells Fargo – Paris FinTech Forum
Jun03

Lisa Frazier, Wells Fargo – Paris FinTech Forum

We speak with Lisa Frazier of Wells Fargo about Paris FinTech Forum  

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Hastee Launches World’s First ‘Earnings on Demand’ Card
Jun03

Hastee Launches World’s First ‘Earnings on Demand’ Card

Hastee, the Earnings on Demand company, today announces the launch of the world’s first Earnings on Demand contactless debit card, powered by Visa. Hastee Card enables users to access and spend their accrued earnings in real-time, as they earn it, anywhere in the world, with the card’s balance dynamically increasing as earnings accrue. Hastee launched the UK’s first Earnings on Demand solution via an app in August 2017; working with...

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The blockchain platform Factorin has transformed the trade finance market in Russia in only a year since its launch
Jun03

The blockchain platform Factorin has transformed the trade finance market in Russia in only a year since its launch

In just a year since its launch, Factorin is one of the largest B2B blockchain platforms in Europe Factorin transformed the highly competitive trade finance market in Russia since it outperforms legacy technology and offers incredible value to the financial and supply chain industries The team behind Factorin is launching a new platform in Europe soon In only a year, a young technology company was able to change the trade finance...

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Making Virtual a Reality: The Nations Using Digital to Distance
Jun03

Making Virtual a Reality: The Nations Using Digital to Distance

New Expert Market​ study investigates which countries are most prepared for living online using 9 data points including digital infrastructure, access to digital technology and government investment to rank the most digitally-prepared nations  South Korea who used technology to tackle the virus comes top  Denmark, Sweden, and Norway all sitting in the top five  The USA came fifth, scoring highest for intelligent connectivity but was...

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Norway’s State Housing Bank Selects Temenos to Rapidly Offer Billions in Loans, Grants and Housing Support to Residents and Municipalities
Jun03

Norway’s State Housing Bank Selects Temenos to Rapidly Offer Billions in Loans, Grants and Housing Support to Residents and Municipalities

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that the Norwegian State Housing Bank, Husbanken, will replace its legacy IT system and deploy Temenos Transact to digitalize and optimize its lending operations. Temenos’ partner, Syncordis, will support the implementation. Temenos’ cloud-native core banking product will drive operational efficiencies across the bank’s back-office operations and reduce cost and complexity....

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Tink extends open banking support for PayPal and receives strategic investment
Jun03

Tink extends open banking support for PayPal and receives strategic investment

Tink and PayPal’s extended commercial agreement now includes all countries within the European Economic Area (EEA). As a first step, PayPal will implement Tink’s open banking and account aggregation technology into some user experiences for customers. The expanded relationship is supported by a second strategic investment from PayPal, carried out in connection to Tink’s latest €90 million investment round that was announced in January...

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Sparkle officially launches: a new digital ecosystem to transform the lives of Nigerians across the globe
Jun03

Sparkle officially launches: a new digital ecosystem to transform the lives of Nigerians across the globe

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, launches today. Sparkle, which has been granted a banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been built to help Nigerians fulfil their potential. Sparkle offers comprehensive support for individuals, including flexible payments, savings and analytics to provide greater freedom, flexibility and...

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OurCrowd Launches $100 Million Pandemic Innovation Fund
Jun02

OurCrowd Launches $100 Million Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, today announced the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund. The Fund plans to raise $100 million for investment in urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies. “The rapid spread of the coronavirus has validated our vision of a connected digital world poised to...

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Mark Cuban, Citizens Bank of Edmond and Teslar Software Team Up to Help All Small Businesses with PPP Forgiveness
Jun02

Mark Cuban, Citizens Bank of Edmond and Teslar Software Team Up to Help All Small Businesses with PPP Forgiveness

Who: Mark Cuban; Jill Castilla, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond; and Teslar Software have collaborated to help small businesses, non-profits and sole proprietors across the country manage the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application. What: The website, PPP.bank, is a free resource built by Teslar Software that any PPP loan borrower can leverage to get an estimate of the forgiveness for their PPP...

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PAYMENT TERMS, SHIPPING AND ONLINE TRADE SHOWS ON ALIBABA.COM: THREE NEW WAYS U.S. BUSINESSES ARE ACCELERATING DIGITALIZATION AMID PANDEMIC
Jun02

PAYMENT TERMS, SHIPPING AND ONLINE TRADE SHOWS ON ALIBABA.COM: THREE NEW WAYS U.S. BUSINESSES ARE ACCELERATING DIGITALIZATION AMID PANDEMIC

As American small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) fight through the challenges of COVID-19, Alibaba.com, one of the world’s largest B2B ecommerce marketplaces and a business unit of Alibaba Group, today unveiled three new products and services to help these businesses advance their efforts to digitize and pivot online. The products and services include Alibaba.com Freight to enable American SMBs to secure ocean and air shipping for...

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Binance Korea Partners with Coinfirm and Deploys AML Solution
Jun02

Binance Korea Partners with Coinfirm and Deploys AML Solution

Binance, the company behind the leading global cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain ecosystem, announced today that Coinfirm, a global regulatory technology company for blockchain, will provide anti-money laundering compliance solutions to Binance Korea. Based on Binance’s new infrastructure for launching digital asset exchanges called Binance Cloud, Binance Korea opened up in April. The integration comes not long after Binance and...

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GoCardless and YayPay Form Partnership to Address YayPay’s Growing Global Customer Base
Jun02

GoCardless and YayPay Form Partnership to Address YayPay’s Growing Global Customer Base

GoCardless, the leading fintech for recurring payments, today announced a strategic partnership with YayPay, a leading predictive accounts receivable (AR) automation solution. This wide-ranging partnership will see YayPay integrate GoCardless’s global network with its AR offerings to provide direct debit payments to its expanding base of customers in North America and Europe. By offering bank debit as a payment option, YayPay will...

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WHISHWORKS adds CPQ, Field Service Lightning and Work.com expertise to their Salesforce offering
Jun02

WHISHWORKS adds CPQ, Field Service Lightning and Work.com expertise to their Salesforce offering

WHISHWORKS, a global IT services and consulting company, today announced that they are expanding their Salesforce practice to include implementation and support services for Salesforce Work.com1, CPQ2 and Field Service Lightning3.  WHISHWORKS joined the Salesforce Partner Programme at the end of 2019, after taking on and growing the existing practice from their parent company, NIIT Technologies. Following this transition, the company...

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Adaptive Behavorial Risk Models Automatically Protect Consumers
Jun02

Adaptive Behavorial Risk Models Automatically Protect Consumers

Fraud and financial crime continue to increase during societal changes. Data has altered due to a dramatic shift in consumer spending patterns. Machine learning models traditionally created on historic data need re-training to learn new consumer behaviors and be effective at identifying fraud and financial crime and optimizing payment flow. Featurespace’s customers are protected during these changes by our invention – Adaptive...

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Lumio chooses Moneyhub’s Open Finance APIs to help young professionals make their money work harder for them
Jun02

Lumio chooses Moneyhub’s Open Finance APIs to help young professionals make their money work harder for them

Lumio utilises Moneyhub’s data APIs to give customers a full view of their finances Moneyhub provides the only comprehensive Open Finance data aggregation source in the market Financial mentoring and money management app Lumio chooses Open Finance platform Moneyhub to provide their users with a true picture of their finances by having access to all their financial information in one place. The Lumio app automatically finds clever ways...

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New partnership will redefine the future of banking in the UK and Europe
Jun02

New partnership will redefine the future of banking in the UK and Europe

Sirma Business Consulting (part of Sirma Group) today announces a new strategic partnership with Madara Invest to change the future of banking in the UK and across Europe. Madara Invest will provide a new fintech solution to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the latest technology. The project will give people access to convenient banking services with a user-friendly interface and customer experience. The project will be...

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NICE Releases Integration of Trading Recording and Microsoft Teams to Drive Digital Transformation for Financial Services Organizations
Jun02

NICE Releases Integration of Trading Recording and Microsoft Teams to Drive Digital Transformation for Financial Services Organizations

NICE, a leading provider of financial communication compliance solutions, today announced the release of the integration of the NICE Trading Recording System (NTR) and the Microsoft Teams unified communications platform. NICE also announced that it is working with Microsoft to certify NTR under Microsoft’s new Certified for Microsoft Teams certification program for compliance recording solutions. Financial services organizations...

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Mastercard announces Fintech Express to empower European startups to launch and expand rapidly
Jun02

Mastercard announces Fintech Express to empower European startups to launch and expand rapidly

Mastercard’s new Fintech Express programme provides tailor-made solutions that boost market entry and expansion for startups The programme supports digital payment innovators by making it simple to collaborate with Mastercard and its extensive network to launch new fintech products. Mastercard Fintech Express enables participants to create new tech alliances designed to propel fintechs from concept to market in a matter of days...

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Rapyd Launches All-In-One Integrated Payment Solution in the UK
Jun02

Rapyd Launches All-In-One Integrated Payment Solution in the UK

Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service company, today announced the launch of a single, “full-stack,” payment solution in the UK allowing businesses locally and globally to access every major local payment method — such as cash, bank transfers, ewallets, and cards — through one easy to integrate connection. In partnership with several major payment partners including Visa, Mastercard, Payzone, and ClearBank, Rapyd’s...

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Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank – Does being digital only mean you’re future proofed against KYC-AML regulations
Jun02

Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank – Does being digital only mean you’re future proofed against KYC-AML regulations

We ask Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank whether being digital only means they’re future proofed against KYC-AML regulations-...

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UK tech startup Temporall announces funding round from UK VC
Jun02

UK tech startup Temporall announces funding round from UK VC

UK tech innovator Temporall secures seven figure funding from UK-based VC Luminous Ventures Announces Blue Prism as a client; delivering pro bono programme to support  Anthony Nolan – the charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer Commits to 4x employee growth plan through 2022 – hiring two new senior tech leaders this week; 10 hires already this quarter Building a global partner ecosystem; two premium...

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Finastra appoints Margaret Franco as Chief Marketing Officer
Jun01

Finastra appoints Margaret Franco as Chief Marketing Officer

Finastra has appointed Margaret Franco as Chief Marketing Officer. Joining from Dell Technologies, she is based at Finastra’s London headquarters and takes responsibility for leadership of the global marketing organisation, including corporate communications, brand, digital, solutions and field and partner marketing. Margaret brings a wealth of marketing and product management expertise from her career in the technology industry. Most...

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Conductor, Leading Brazilian Card Processor, Enters Latin America Acquiring Market with ACI’s Cloud-Enabled Solutions Powered by Microsoft Azure
Jun01

Conductor, Leading Brazilian Card Processor, Enters Latin America Acquiring Market with ACI’s Cloud-Enabled Solutions Powered by Microsoft Azure

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Conductor, a leading Brazilian-based card processor, is spearheading its entrance into the Latin American acquiring market using ACI’s UP Retail Payments and UP Payments Risk Management solutions, which it will deploy in the public cloud powered by Microsoft Azure. Conductor, which has served financial institutions,...

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Jorge Madrigal, Belvo – The relationship with financial institutions and fintechs in Mexico
Jun01

Jorge Madrigal, Belvo – The relationship with financial institutions and fintechs in Mexico

We speak with Jorge Madrigal of Belvo about the relationship with financial institutions and fintechs in Mexico  

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Gala Technology extend secure payment capabilities to ‘Video Meeting’ platforms in world first
Jun01

Gala Technology extend secure payment capabilities to ‘Video Meeting’ platforms in world first

Gala Technology, the innovative Yorkshire-based company behind the multi-award winning ‘Cardholder Not Present’ (CNP) payment solution, SOTpay have announced that they have conducted a successful proof of concept by processing secure and PCI DSS compliant payments across numerous video meeting technologies, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex and GoToMeeting in what is believed to be a world’s first. The Fintech company...

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Britons Embrace Biometrics But Over Half Will Abandon Applications If Not Fully Digital
Jun01

Britons Embrace Biometrics But Over Half Will Abandon Applications If Not Fully Digital

Independent research commissioned by global analytics software provider FICO reveals that 89 percent of UK citizens would open a financial account online. 83 percent would open a current bank account online. 70 percent would take out a credit card online. 74 percent would open a mobile phone account online. Over three-quarters want to prove their identity digitally as part of the on-boarding process – by scanning documents or...

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METRO BANK PLC appoints new chief transformation officer
Jun01

METRO BANK PLC appoints new chief transformation officer

Metro Bank has today (01.06.20) announced that Martin Boyle has been appointed Chief Transformation Officer. He will report to the CEO, Dan Frumkin and will be a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee (ExCo). Martin, an experienced change and operations leader with extensive retail banking expertise, joins from Nationwide Building Society, where he was Chief Transformation Officer and sat on the society’s ExCo. He will be...

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Tech Nation Chair Announcement
Jun01

Tech Nation Chair Announcement

Tech Nation, the UK’s leading growth platform for tech companies and leaders, announces Stephen Kelly as the new Chair.  Stephen Kelly succeeds Eileen Burbidge MBE who has served as Chair since 2015. Stephen has a wealth of experience scaling technology businesses as a successful serial entrepreneur. As part of a Silicon Valley start-up team, Stephen grew a company to $70m revenues in 4 years which floated on NASDAQ, where he became...

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Landbay introduces LTVs to 75% and recommences physical valuations
Jun01

Landbay introduces LTVs to 75% and recommences physical valuations

Landbay, one of the UK’s leading buy-to-let lenders, today launches a new product range, with loan to values up to 75% LTV. Landbay, which is institutionally funded, has continued to lend on buy-to-let properties throughout the lockdown.   Rates on the new range start from 3.39% and it will also lend both on large and small houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) of up 12 units, multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFBs) and new build...

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CoinSwitch Officially Launches CoinSwitch Kuber, the Crypto Exchange App for India
Jun01

CoinSwitch Officially Launches CoinSwitch Kuber, the Crypto Exchange App for India

CoinSwitch.co, the worldwide aggregator of cryptocurrency exchanges, has today launched CoinSwitch Kuber, the Indian rupee (INR) cryptocurrency exchange mobile application, exclusively for the Indian market. The launch comes amid unprecedented demand for cryptocurrency products in India, with CoinSwitch Kuber having signed up over 100,000 users during the pre-launch promotion period, far exceeding the 25,000 users initially targeted....

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Uinsure to save customers money at renewal, offering a great deal each year
Jun01

Uinsure to save customers money at renewal, offering a great deal each year

Uinsure, the multi-award-winning Home Insurance provider, has today announced a change to its renewal process. From July, Uinsure will rebroke all renewals by searching and comparing premiums from their panel of leading UK insurers, including AXA, Ageas, LV=Broker, RSA and UK General. If another insurer is cheaper, Uinsure will offer their customers the opportunity to switch to that insurers new business price at renewal.  If the...

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Microgen and Touchstone rebrand to become TrustQuay
Jun01

Microgen and Touchstone rebrand to become TrustQuay

Following the recent merger of Microgen and Touchstone, the company has today announced its new name and new brand for the combined business – TrustQuay.   TrustQuay is now the leading provider of technology to the trust and corporate services market, serving more than 450 clients and 15,000 users in over 30 jurisdictions. TrustQuay has 9 offices worldwide and an established physical presence in key markets including Australia,...

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Enfuce powers payments in MaaS Global’s revolutionary mobility app
Jun01

Enfuce powers payments in MaaS Global’s revolutionary mobility app

Maas Global, the leading Mobility as a Service provider, has partnered with Enfuce – Finland’s largest fintech startup – to launch a card payment offering in Whim, MaaS Global’s all-inclusive mobility app. The partnership enables MaaS Global to issue Mastercard prepaid cards securely, and expand its offering to new markets.  MaaS Global revolutionises urban mobility by gathering all public and private transport services in convenient,...

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Tory Jackson, Galileo – How have payment technology and financial services changed in last half a decade
Jun01

Tory Jackson, Galileo – How have payment technology and financial services changed in last half a decade

We speak with Tory Jackson of Galileo about how have payment technology and financial services changed in last half a decade

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bunq reveals it’s biggest (and simplest) update yet – entirely inspired by users
May29

bunq reveals it’s biggest (and simplest) update yet – entirely inspired by users

European challenger bank, bunq, today launches its most radical update yet, unveiling its ‘swiss army knife style’ approach to banking – drilling home the reality to users that it’s ‘your money, your choice’. In true bunq fashion, users are at the core of every decision. From today bunq is giving some users an exclusive opportunity to become the first to test, provide their all-important feedback and be included in the...

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bunq – the green challenger bank unveils radical update enabling you to easily give to charity during covid-19
May29

bunq – the green challenger bank unveils radical update enabling you to easily give to charity during covid-19

bunq’s new update enables users to give back to causes and charities of their choice easily, through the app, with no extra effort – whether that’s ridding the oceans of plastic or supporting your local small business during covid-19. bunq is launching its most radical update yet on the 29th May, unveiling it’s personalised and community approach to banking. This update is inspired by its users – 72% choose green companies...

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GCC set for fintech surge, reveals Mastercard study
May29

GCC set for fintech surge, reveals Mastercard study

The GCC is set for a surge in the use of fintech apps during the current global health crisis as new figures from Mastercard reveal a 70 percent increase in the use of contactless payments in the MEA region. Consumers are increasingly turning away from physical offerings during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, with startups and financial institutions continuing to offer services through digital channels. According to research by...

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