Mike Cowen, Mastercard on the payments industry going in the future
Jun15

Mike Cowen, Mastercard on the payments industry going in the future

We speak with Mike Cowen, Mastercard about the payments industry going in the future.

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Angus Burrell, Is The Highstreet Dead?
Mar09

Angus Burrell, Is The Highstreet Dead?

Douglas MacKenzie speaks with Angus Burrell, Valitor about the high street dead?

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Angus Burrell, The Retail Experience
Feb20

Angus Burrell, The Retail Experience

Douglas MacKenzie speaks with Angus Burrell, Valitor about how has the retail experience changed for shoppers since the introduction of online shopping. https://vimeo.com/376117064

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The DATA merchants
Feb19

The DATA merchants

Retailing is all about making an emotional connection with customers, according to Angus Burrell and Andrew Howell of global payments solutions specialist Valitor. And, in an omnichannel world, you need data to feel the love With Brexit uncertainty paired with a December election, the UK high street was bracing itself for a gloomy festive season in 2019. Visa’s Christmas marketing campaign even tried to drum up retailer footfall with...

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Digging this gig
Feb18

Digging this gig

With mobile treasury services, build-it-with-the-customer dev ops and an open mind when it comes to payment rails, Bank of America’s Brian Bonds says it’s meeting app-based corporate clients on their own terms Paying suppliers instantly for their services has not been the traditional way that firms do business. But in the gig economy, it is becoming the norm – driven by a desire by companies to keep their suppliers on side in a...

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Trulioo Extends Image Capture Capability to ID Document Verification To Offer Customers End-to-End ID Verification solution
Feb18

Trulioo Extends Image Capture Capability to ID Document Verification To Offer Customers End-to-End ID Verification solution

Trulioo, the leading global identity verification provider, today announced that it has added enhanced image capture capability as part of its GlobalGateway ID Document Verification solution. Businesses can now deploy a single image Software Development Kit (SDK) to optimise their document verification performance, ensuring smooth and instant onboarding, reducing abandonment rates and enabling advanced fraud protection. The addition...

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Spicing up realtime payments
Feb18

Spicing up realtime payments

ACI Worldwide’s Craig Ramsey explains how it’s looking east to develop a new wave of ‘overlay services’ – the secret ingredients that make alternative payment rails irresistible The urgent need for universal, realtime global payments has been recognised across the financial services industry and beyond for some time. And universal payments facilitator ACI Worldwide (ACI) has been helping to make them happen for some time. Now, it is...

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E-asy does it
Feb17

E-asy does it

G+D Mobile Security’s Convego suite of solutions offers banks a way to future-proof their payments services against what appears to be an irresistible move among consumers to open their ewallets. The company’s VP Jukka Yliuntinen shares his thoughts Consumers may still prefer plastic to pay, but ever-increasing smartphone use and a proliferation of industry players means digitisation of payments looks inevitable. Such a shift could...

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Fast, smart, secure…
Feb17

Fast, smart, secure…

… are the ambitions driving Bank of America’s investment in digital infrastructure to facilitate transactions in the supply chain. Julie Harris, Head of Global Banking Digital Strategy, and Geoff Brady, Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance for GTS, discuss the impact From bringing together global female leaders of economic growth and mentoring them at the Global Ambassadors Program in November, to being recognised for...

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Andrew Howell, Keeping up with the pace of change when it comes to marketing
Feb17

Andrew Howell, Keeping up with the pace of change when it comes to marketing

Douglas MacKenzie speaks with Andrew Howell at Valitor about how can organisations keep up with the pace of change when it comes to marketing.

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eToro reveals why fintech fashionistas of London’s Silicon Roundabout are now setting the trend in financial fashion
Feb14

eToro reveals why fintech fashionistas of London’s Silicon Roundabout are now setting the trend in financial fashion

Fintech is not only disrupting banking, it’s re-defining financial fashion too with conservatism of the City now eschewed in favour of ‘informal elegance’  To mark the first London Fashion Week of the new decade eToro looks at how financial fashion has evolved over the last 80 years  Fashion influencer Chris Modoo illustrates how the definitive look of the 2020s is emerging and what it means  To mark the first London Fashion Week of...

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400. Insights: Love and partnerships in fintech
Feb14

400. Insights: Love and partnerships in fintech

Love is in the air at 11:FS HQ. In our 400th instalment of Fintech Insider, your hosts Leda Glyptis, David Brear, and Jason Bates get together to talk about their favourite industry partnerships. Whether that’s big banks merging, fintech team-ups or collaborations between fintechs and incumbents, we spend this episode digging into the best relationships in this industry and our hosts’ personal favourites. Plus, for the...

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Klarna is the ring-bearer as Lady Gaga says yes… to herself
Feb14

Klarna is the ring-bearer as Lady Gaga says yes… to herself

Her ring of choice was the ‘Knight Finger’ ring created by fashion activist B. Åkerlund for Klarna In the ultimate act of female empowerment, pop phenomenon Lady Gaga has put a ring on her own finger to celebrate that we are all free to propose to anyone at any time. The ‘Knight Finger’ ring was recently launched by Klarna, together with fashion activist Bea Akerlund, to give the finger to outdated traditions. This year being a leap...

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Of banks and butterflies
Feb14

Of banks and butterflies

Peter Hazou, Director of Solutions for Financial Services at Microsoft, discusses why moving to a Cloud-based platform is an evolutionary step that will help the banking industry soar on digital wings Banks today face the butterfly challenge: unless they entirely transform their business models to become fully-fledged digital beings, they will cease to be competitive and will be replaced by new entrants who are unencumbered by legacy...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Nikolaus Suehr, Kasko
Feb14

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Nikolaus Suehr, Kasko

We speak with Nikolaus Suehr, CEO and Co-Founder of KASKO about the background on their company, services and what sets them apart from their competitors.

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Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions Triumphs in Finance Monthly Awards
Feb14

Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions Triumphs in Finance Monthly Awards

Wolters Kluwer’s Lien Solutions business has won four major accolades from Finance Monthly magazine. The awards, all decided by an independent editorial panel, recognize the company’s leadership, as well as its leading technology solutions. Finance Monthly is a global publication from the Universal Media stable, providing news, comment and analysis, distributed to more than 195,000 people each month. Raja Sengupta, Executive Vice...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Daria Rippingale, Bankingblocks
Feb14

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Daria Rippingale, Bankingblocks

We speak with Daria Rippingale, CEO at Bankingblocks about how their technology can help payment service companies, regulatory compliance and open banking.

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Folloze Continues Strong Momentum as Customer Journey Personalization Becomes a Top Priority for B2B Companies
Feb14

Folloze Continues Strong Momentum as Customer Journey Personalization Becomes a Top Priority for B2B Companies

Folloze today announced the achievement of several key milestones in 2019 and the hiring of new vice presidents for marketing, and alliances and business development. Folloze closed 2019 with strong product performance and record revenue growth. The company doubled booking revenue, driven by strong customer adoption of its personalized marketing platform, which has been widely adopted by top Fortune 500 customers including Autodesk,...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Michael Reitblat, Forter
Feb14

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Michael Reitblat, Forter

We speak with Michael Reitblat, CEO & Co-Founder at Forter about the background on their company, working with retailers and fraud. https://vimeo.com/389699956

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OakNorth Bank provides £27m funding for the development of a new 12-storey aparthotel in Aldgate, operated by Edyn Group
Feb14

OakNorth Bank provides £27m funding for the development of a new 12-storey aparthotel in Aldgate, operated by Edyn Group

The Edyn Group was sold last year for approx. £430m making it the largest investment in the UK aparthotel sector to date; The new development will consist of 103 units, office space on the mezzanine level and a ground floor restaurant; The site is a short walk from Aldgate East Station and the new Crossrail station at Whitechapel, with proximity to numerous restaurants, bars and shops. OakNorth Bank – the UK bank powered by OakNorth –...

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CoinDCX Partners With Global Cryptocurrency Exchange, OKEx, To Unveil New Futures Product, DCXfutures
Feb14

CoinDCX Partners With Global Cryptocurrency Exchange, OKEx, To Unveil New Futures Product, DCXfutures

CoinDCX, India’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform and liquidity aggregator, has announced its partnership with the leading global cryptocurrency exchange for futures and derivatives, OKEx. With this partnership, OKEx will gain unprecedented access to the Indian market—opening doors to massive liquidity in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. At the same time, CoinDCX will have access to OKEx’s extensive experience in...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Jeppe Klausen, Penni.io
Feb13

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Jeppe Klausen, Penni.io

We speak with Jeppe Klausen, Penni.io about the background on their company, challenges insurers are facing today and where do they operate.

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Israel’s Premier Fintech Conference, Fintech Week Tel Aviv, Brings Together Fintech and Insurtech Leaders from Around the World
Feb13

Israel’s Premier Fintech Conference, Fintech Week Tel Aviv, Brings Together Fintech and Insurtech Leaders from Around the World

Fourth annual conference, held at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Barclay’s RISE,  brought together attendees from across the fintech and financial services world to discuss open banking, global collaboration, insurtech and more Fintech Week Tel Aviv, the leading Israeli fintech conference, wrapped up its fourth annual conference today. The conference brought together leading lights from across a range of fintech hotspots and the broader...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.03 – That Open Application Programming Interface Life
Feb13

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.03 – That Open Application Programming Interface Life

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we investigate how RBS, Sensedia and TSB are reshaping the financial industry by using open Application programming interfaces to collaborate and innovate. We speak with Jamie Broadbent, Head of Digital & Innovation at RBS International, Pol Navarro the Digital Director at TSB, and Stephen Walsh the Director of EMEA at...

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iProov’s cross-platform biometric technology now available beyond mobile
Feb13

iProov’s cross-platform biometric technology now available beyond mobile

iProov, a leading provider of biometric authentication technology, today announces that its Verifier product is now available to organisations needing to verify customer identities in a host of new physical environments, including kiosks. iProov has revolutionised the process of remote identity authentication, enabling banks and governments to authenticate customers and citizens via mobile or online app for access to secure services....

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Main Fintech trends worth of your attention
Feb13

Main Fintech trends worth of your attention

The 21st century is the technological era. Technologies keep evolving. More and more technological advancement is observed in almost every sector of the industry. One of the major changes brought by technological advancement is faced by the financial sector. Financial institutions and banks see the constant increase in the need for implementing more technologies in the sector. Through the past decade, we have already seen a lot of...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Diana Paredes, Suade Labs
Feb13

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Diana Paredes, Suade Labs

We speak with Diana Paredes, CEO & Co-founder at Suade Labs about attending Paris FinTech Forum, background on their company and the future of RegTech.

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Modulr launches Accountancy Innovation Roadshow in Edinburgh; driving FinTech innovation for SMEs, via accountants, across the UK
Feb13

Modulr launches Accountancy Innovation Roadshow in Edinburgh; driving FinTech innovation for SMEs, via accountants, across the UK

The leading FinTech Modulr will host its first Accountancy Innovation Roadshow on the 20th of February in Edinburgh, as the first of a six-city tour of the UK. The series of events forms part of the FinTech’s £20m investment to deliver simple, secure and reliable payments services for accountants and their SMEs clients. Payments, designed specifically for the needs of the UK’s 5.7m SMEs, have been historically neglected by established...

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Masthaven Founder to step back from executive role
Feb13

Masthaven Founder to step back from executive role

Masthaven Bank has announced that its founder, Andrew Bloom, is stepping back from his position as CEO at the end of April 2020, with chief financial officer Leigh Bartlett taking over the role. Andrew will continue as a shareholder and non-executive director. Andrew founded Masthaven in 2004 and went on to build the business from a specialist bridging lender into one of UK’s leading newly launched banks. Since the Bank’s launch in...

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Backbase appoints Thomas Fuss as CTO to build out its Banking-as-a-Service strategy
Feb13

Backbase appoints Thomas Fuss as CTO to build out its Banking-as-a-Service strategy

Backbase, the world’s leading digital banking platform provider, is delighted to announce Thomas Fuss as Chief Technology Officer, effective January 2020. With a proven track record of leading forward-thinking engineering and delivery teams, Thomas will lead Backbase’s overall technology strategy. He will particularly keep a strong focus on leveraging open standards and native cloud technologies to accelerate the development of next...

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Oxane appoints Andrew Tisdall to expand loan servicing business
Feb13

Oxane appoints Andrew Tisdall to expand loan servicing business

Oxane Partners (“Oxane”), a leading technology-driven solutions provider to the alternative investments industry, announced today the appointment of Andrew Tisdall as Director, Portfolio Management Solutions. Oxane recently announced its expansion into the European loan servicing market and has secured a MOR CS3 rating from DBRS Morningstar as a commercial mortgage servicer. The appointment of Andrew comes as part of a focused effort...

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Sujit Unni joins Paysafe as Chief Technology Officer
Feb13

Sujit Unni joins Paysafe as Chief Technology Officer

Specialised payments platform, Paysafe, announces it has further strengthened its technology leadership team with the appointment of Sujit Unni as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Unni is responsible for driving the technology strategy and the design and architecture of Paysafe’s end to end technology landscape and is based in Paysafe’s London office reporting to Roy Aston, Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). Unni joins Paysafe from...

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Cloudcover
Feb13

Cloudcover

  Ciaran Chu, Head of Public Cloud for ACI Worldwide, explains what Microsoft Azure means for ACI and its customers As a global provider of real-time payment and banking solutions, ACI Worldwide fully appreciates how the Cloud can grow its business and help banks and other organisations become more agile and enhance their products and services. It’s why ACI is looking to the digital skies as part of a major overhaul of its core...

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apoBank selects Avaloq’s BPaaS for securities processing
Feb13

apoBank selects Avaloq’s BPaaS for securities processing

Ärztebank eG (apoBank), headquartered in Düsseldorf, is further expanding its cooperation with the Avaloq group by offering securities settlement through Avaloq’s Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solution. Following its decision to replace its core banking system with the Avaloq Banking Suite in order to accelerate its digital transformation, apoBank has now decided to also rely on Avaloq’s BPaaS services for its securities...

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IHS Markit Adds Credit Benchmark Consensus Analytics to Securities Finance Platform
Feb13

IHS Markit Adds Credit Benchmark Consensus Analytics to Securities Finance Platform

IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced a collaboration with Credit Benchmark in which it will use Credit Benchmark’s credit risk analytics in its Securities Finance platform to offer additional performance measurement and reporting capabilities for global lending programs. “Consensus credit analytics brings new and much-needed transparency to the entire securities lending landscape...

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Fingopay announces world’s first bank to bank finger vein ID transaction
Feb12

Fingopay announces world’s first bank to bank finger vein ID transaction

The biometric VeinID platform, Fingopay, has announced it is trailing a strategic open banking retail pilot with payments company Reflow, which has enabled the fintech to successfully complete the world’s first bank-to-bank, face to face payment using Finger VeinID. The partnership allows retailers and merchants to handle bank-to-bank transactions (in addition to traditional card rails), reducing costs and receiving instant settlement...

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Rising to the challenge of global B2B Payments
Feb12

Rising to the challenge of global B2B Payments

Alan Koenigsberg, Global Head of New Payment Flows at Visa Business Solutions, on how businesses can find a way forward International businesses today increasingly expect global access to finance in real time. They also expect finance to be available to them in a way that works in any country and currency, without the process being stymied by the historical constraints of national boundaries. And they expect financial institutions...

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Don’t mention the ‘P’ word!
Feb12

Don’t mention the ‘P’ word!

Aegon’s Head of Customer and Workplace Propositions, Alasdair Rhind, explains how its digital approach to ‘wage after work’ is changing attitudes to financial planning The fintech revolution has seen many financial services furnished with flashy new paintjobs and impressive under-the-hood innovations. But what’s that hidden behind the Bank Bugattis and Paytech Porches at the very back of the showroom? Pensions could be the Ferrari of...

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Oracle and Microsoft Bring Enterprise Cloud Interoperability to European Customers
Feb12

Oracle and Microsoft Bring Enterprise Cloud Interoperability to European Customers

Oracle is announcing the continued expansion of its cloud interoperability partnership with Microsoft with a new cloud interconnect location in Amsterdam. Oracle’s new location in the Netherlands means enterprises can build workloads that seamlessly interoperate between Microsoft Azure and Oracle cloud regions within the European Union data jurisdiction. This announcement builds on an existing partnership and introduction of...

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Crypto Valley Association Announces Third Annual Crypto Valley Conference 2020
Feb12

Crypto Valley Association Announces Third Annual Crypto Valley Conference 2020

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a leading global blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystem, has announced that its annual Crypto Valley Conference will take place from 11th – 12th June 2020. This year’s conference will be held in the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts’ new campus in Zug-Rotkreuz. Located in Switzerland’s tallest wooden building, the campus houses the School of Information Technology and...

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Ecobank Group enters cross-border remittance partnership with Alipay to bring more inclusive financial services to users
Feb12

Ecobank Group enters cross-border remittance partnership with Alipay to bring more inclusive financial services to users

The leading pan-African bank, Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, that aims to bring more inclusive financial services by providing a fast, safe, affordable and convenient way for workers to transfer money back home. The partnership will facilitate instant transfers from Rapidtransfer, Ecobank’s remittance solution, to users of...

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OakNorth Bank completes seven-figure debt finance deal with Dow Schofield Watts to support strategic investment in Camlee Group
Feb12

OakNorth Bank completes seven-figure debt finance deal with Dow Schofield Watts to support strategic investment in Camlee Group

Independent advisory firm, Dow Schofield Watts, has made a strategic investment in Camlee Group, the Manchester-based corporate finance boutique which is a leading provider of business sales advice to SMEs; The deal was supported by a seven-figure debt facility from OakNorth Bank; Camlee will continue servicing the SME market under its existing brand, while co-operating closely with Dow Schofield Watts which focuses on mid-market...

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Tick, tick, tick…
Feb12

Tick, tick, tick…

Could AI-based digital platforms radically change people’s saving habits and defuse the pensions timebomb? Fahd Rachidy, CEO and Founder of Abaka, believes so Ageing populations, growing at scales that have never been experienced before, are putting strains on economies across the globe. In the UK alone, the Office for National Statistics estimates that, by 2066, the number of residents aged 65 or more will rise to 20.4 million, more...

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A new world trade order?
Feb12

A new world trade order?

Barclays is using new technology to help steer through unpredictable economic seas. We explore how it’s applying blockchain, AI and the Cloud to give clients safer passage Global trade is slowing and, some say, could be on the point of stagnating, not least as a result of markets struggling to come to terms with shocks such as the Brexit vote (which wiped $2trillion off the markets in 2016) and the US/China trade standoff that rumbled...

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PAYONEER DOUBLES DOWN ON REGULATORY INVESTMENTS; OPENS NEW DUBLIN HUB TO SUPPORT CONTINUED GROWTH IN EUROPE AND ENSURE POST-BREXIT CONTINUITY
Feb12

PAYONEER DOUBLES DOWN ON REGULATORY INVESTMENTS; OPENS NEW DUBLIN HUB TO SUPPORT CONTINUED GROWTH IN EUROPE AND ENSURE POST-BREXIT CONTINUITY

Payoneer, the digital payment platform empowering businesses around the world to grow globally, announced today its continued global expansion with the establishment of a new office in Dublin, Ireland. This announcement, in conjunction with the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) authorising the Dublin entity of the fintech unicorn as an Electronic Money Institution, demonstrates Payoneer’s commitment to being a reliable, secure and...

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StorkCard granted EMI licence as life stage banking grows in popularity
Feb12

StorkCard granted EMI licence as life stage banking grows in popularity

FinTech startup and parenting phenomenon StorkCard has received its Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), guaranteeing the security of its customers’ money at all times. Possessing an EMI licence signifies trust, something that is essential and highly demanded in today’s modern financial world. As soon as customers transfer money into their StorkCard account, it is securely held in a...

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Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Barnabás Ferenczi, Giesecke+Devrient
Feb12

Paris FinTech Forum 2020: Barnabás Ferenczi, Giesecke+Devrient

We speak with Barnabás Ferenczi, Giesecke+Devrient about the payments landscape, improving the security of the physical card and regulatory issues.

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Major re/insurers and brokers complete complex placements on B3i’s blockchain platform
Feb12

Major re/insurers and brokers complete complex placements on B3i’s blockchain platform

30 contracts completed on B3i’s platform B3i Services AG has announced that 30 contracts of reinsurance have been concluded on its platform by major re/insurers and brokers, including some of the world’s most complex Catastrophe Excess of Loss (XoL) reinsurance treaties. A total of 9 insurers, 4 major brokerage firms, and 8 reinsurers participated in the placements, which were conducted as a parallel run with 1/1/20 renewals or as a...

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DIGITAL INSURER POLICY EXPERT REACHES 600,000 LIVE POLICIES MILESTONE IN YEAR OF GROWTH
Feb12

DIGITAL INSURER POLICY EXPERT REACHES 600,000 LIVE POLICIES MILESTONE IN YEAR OF GROWTH

Policy Expert, the digital insurer, has reached the landmark of 600,000 live home insurance policies, adding over 100,000 new policies in the last ten months. The business enjoyed sustained growth in 2019, with highlights including its entry to the motor insurance market following the successful acquisition of Sure Thing! and the expansion of its rapid response capabilities to quadruple the size of its fleet to 22 first response vans...

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Bitcoin’s price jumps to $10,300 – what’s the REAL driving force of the rally?
Feb12

Bitcoin’s price jumps to $10,300 – what’s the REAL driving force of the rally?

Bitcoin’s price has soared to $10,300 on comments made on Tuesday by the U.S. Federal Reserve Chair – but there are other major factors at play driving the price, which has jumped more than 40% since the beginning of 2020. This is the warning from Nigel Green, deVere Group CEO and founder, as the world’s largest cryptocurrency jumped more than 4% on comments made by Jerome Powell that the Fed is investing a significant amount into...

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