Judopay expands support of touch-free payments with Mastercard partnership
Oct14

Judopay expands support of touch-free payments with Mastercard partnership

Judopay, a leading mobile-first payments provider, today announces its partnership with Mastercard, which will further increase Judopay’s network with a direct route to Mastercard’s Payment Gateway Services global acquiring ecosystem. For Judopay customers, this partnership adds acquirer optionality and enhanced resiliency, as well as faster deployment and additional support when businesses are looking to expand internationally....

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Auriga expands in Australasia with new partnership
Oct14

Auriga expands in Australasia with new partnership

Auriga, a leading supplier of technological solutions for the omnichannel banking and payments industries, today announced a new partnership with SprintQuip, an Australia-based cash handling specialist to distribute Auriga’s omnichannel banking software suite WinWebServer (WWS) throughout the Australasia region. The WWS software suite is a complete, modular system for the management of omnichannel banking services via mobile, tablets,...

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New year, no more for one in five online retailers if they fail this festive period
Oct14

New year, no more for one in five online retailers if they fail this festive period

Despite this festive period promising to be the most online ever, fears of failure threaten a fifth (21%) of online retailers. A new study from London-based online payment company, Checkout.com, shows one in five (19%) online merchants don’t think their e-commerce offering will cope with this year’s online festive sales rush, rising to 22% for smaller retailers*. Those retailers that don’t sort their ecommerce and digital payments...

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Goldex become first retail platform to adopt new global standards for gold trading
Oct13

Goldex become first retail platform to adopt new global standards for gold trading

The award-winning gold trading marketplace, Goldex, has become the first gold retail platform in the world to adopt a new initiative from the World Gold Council. The Retail Gold Investment Principles (RGIP) were recently launched by the World Gold Council in order to raise the bar for product providers across the global gold market and encourage individual retail investors to place their trust in gold, creating value and driving...

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Uncapped chooses Salt Edge to accelerate companies’ eligibility checks for funding
Oct13

Uncapped chooses Salt Edge to accelerate companies’ eligibility checks for funding

Uncapped, Europe’s first revenue-based finance provider, joined hands with Salt Edge, leader in offering open banking solutions, to verify data from client’s bank accounts at the touch of a button and to shift the funding process into the highest gear. Uncapped helps entrepreneurs raise crucial growth capital without giving up control of their businesses. Uncapped offers a unique service for the European market by offering start-ups...

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Global FinTech platform Nium announces expansion of remittance routes for E9pay customers
Oct13

Global FinTech platform Nium announces expansion of remittance routes for E9pay customers

Global fintech infrastructure platform Nium announced today a partnership with the Republic of Korea’s leading digital remittance provider E9pay to expand and enhance remittance offerings for E9pay’s corporate and individual customers. The expanded offerings include real-time international money transfers to new markets, such as major corridors in Europe, Indonesia, India, and the US for E9pay’s customers. The remittance industry in...

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Jamie Broadbent, RBS – How can you use customer data to provide a better value added service
Oct13

Jamie Broadbent, RBS – How can you use customer data to provide a better value added service

Jamie Broadbent, Head of Digital and Innovation at RBS talks to Doug Mackenzie about how customer data can be used to provide a better value service

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Avaloq launches Engage app
Oct13

Avaloq launches Engage app

Avaloq, a leader in digital banking solutions, has launched the Engage app, a solution that allows wealth managers and advisers to engage with clients through social messaging channels such as WhatsApp and WeChat in a secure and compliant manner. Avaloq Engage has been developed to help financial institutions capitalize on the growth of new sales and service channels and comes at a time when “conversational banking” has become a major...

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Fintech Vauban on track to create funds and SPVs worth £1bn by Q2 2021
Oct13

Fintech Vauban on track to create funds and SPVs worth £1bn by Q2 2021

Fintech start-up, Vauban, this morning announces impressive growth plans to revolutionise alternative investment. Founded in 2018, Vauban brings game-changing technology to a sector where the fax machine is still used for fund allocations. Vauban has secured significant investment, made significant hires and aims to administer over £1bn of capital on its platform by Q2 2021. Vauban’s Wealth container platform streamlines and...

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Nationwide’s Ada Lovelace event aims to inspire next generation of tech-leaders
Oct13

Nationwide’s Ada Lovelace event aims to inspire next generation of tech-leaders

Nationwide is today holding its fifth celebration of Ada Lovelace Day as it stages a virtual event to encourage young women into technology roles at the world’s biggest building society. The first Ada Lovelace Day in the UK was held back in 2009 and Nationwide Building Society has been hosting its own events for several years. It forms part of the Society’s ambition to encourage more women to take STEM (science, technology,...

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

FF 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, Soren Anderson from Danske Bank and...

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OakNorth Bank approves over £1bn in new loans and receives additional CBILS/CLBILS allocation
Oct13

OakNorth Bank approves over £1bn in new loans and receives additional CBILS/CLBILS allocation

OakNorth Bank – the UK bank powered by OakNorth – has approved £1.1bn in new loans since 23 March to support UK businesses through COVID-19, including over £400m through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). From June to August, OakNorth Bank experienced twice the lending volume going to credit committee compared to the same period last year, and...

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Winners of Worldline’s 3rd e-Payments challenge show the importance of putting customer experience at the centre of digital payments solutions and innovations
Oct13

Winners of Worldline’s 3rd e-Payments challenge show the importance of putting customer experience at the centre of digital payments solutions and innovations

Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, has announced the Fintech winners of its third e-Payments Challenge. Solutions presented by the winning Fintechs also highlight that positioning the customer experience at the center of innovation is key to build resilience, rapidly innovating to adapt to the shift in consumer behavior and prepare companies for success in the long term. The ongoing global...

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Yseop announces the expansion of its strategic committee to further accelerate growth
Oct13

Yseop announces the expansion of its strategic committee to further accelerate growth

Yseop, a pioneer in Natural Language Generation (NLG) and world-leading AI software company, today announces the expansion of its Strategic Committee. In this Covid 19 economic context, Yseop’s growth has been fueled by the strong demand from companies for report automation technology to gain in efficiency while lowering their costs, both in the finance industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The rich experience of its new members...

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Venio launches operations in Mexico in support of its international expansion
Oct13

Venio launches operations in Mexico in support of its international expansion

Venio, the mobile application providing “nano-credit” facilities to unbanked consumers in emerging markets accessed via a smartphone, today announces its launch in Mexico. Venio Aplicaciones de Mexico, the Company’s Mexican business arm, has been established to support Venio’s expansion across the high growth emerging market. Venio’s international rollout has been expedited on the back of an oversubscribed and successful...

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HPD LendScape partners with Emirates Development Bank to launch new national supply chain finance platform
Oct13

HPD LendScape partners with Emirates Development Bank to launch new national supply chain finance platform

HPD LendScape, a leading international secured lending platform vendor, today announces it has partnered with Emirates Development Bank (EDB) to launch UAE’s National Supply Chain Finance (SCF) platform, giving UAE businesses improved access to working capital, particularly as they cope with the added pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. SCF solutions enable suppliers to gain quicker access to money they are owed, while buyers...

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Real demand for open banking as user numbers grow to more than two million
Oct13

Real demand for open banking as user numbers grow to more than two million

The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), the body set up by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to deliver open banking in the UK, has today announced that over two million customers are now using open banking-enabled products*. This represents a significant upswing in the use of the innovative banking technology despite the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. OBIE figures show open banking user numbers have...

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Chris Crespo, Nordea – Whats on your to do list for 2020 and beyond?
Oct13

Chris Crespo, Nordea – Whats on your to do list for 2020 and beyond?

Chris Crespo, Chief Futurist at Nordea chats to Ali Paterson about Nordea’s plans for 2020 and beyond

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Google Pay, built for Singapore
Oct12

Google Pay, built for Singapore

When people in Singapore open the Google Pay app on their Android or iOS device, they’re met by some familiar sights—from the distinctive outlines of the Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands building to the island’s much-loved otters. The goal isn’t just to make Singaporeans feel at home. It’s part of a bigger effort to design Google Pay with local needs in mind. Google’s mission with Google Pay is to make money simple, secure and...

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Beyond the hype: Growing your business with AI
Oct12

Beyond the hype: Growing your business with AI

By Yann Stadnicki, Chief Data Officer, iBanFirst An underutilised innovation According to a survey by the World Economic Forum on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Financial Services industry, 77% of business leaders expect that AI will become an essential part of their business within the next two years. However, a large proportion of businesses are still underutilising AI services. This is mainly due to industry ‘hype’...

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FSS commits support to Canada’s payments future
Oct12

FSS commits support to Canada’s payments future

FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a global  payments technology company, confirmed today its expansion strategy for Canada in order to  support the realization of the country’s payments infrastructure modernization plan set for roll out in 2021.  Payments Canada (the Government delegated payments association), Banks and numerous  financial, payments and technology providers are unifying efforts to provide Canadian consumers  with...

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Tech sector surges back as job numbers rise to pre-lockdown levels
Oct12

Tech sector surges back as job numbers rise to pre-lockdown levels

Hiring in the tech sector is back to pre-pandemic levels, data from jobs site Otta suggests, and it’s fintech, social and gaming unicorns leading the way. September saw 3,495 tech roles advertised in the UK, nearing the number in March (3,552) before the country’s coronavirus lockdown began. For some roles, such as engineers, the number of advertised positions is now higher than it was before the pandemic. Last month’s figure was a 71...

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Gemini and BCB Group Announce Partnership
Oct12

Gemini and BCB Group Announce Partnership

BCB Group, the global digital asset financial services group, today announced a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini to provide UK users with faster ways to send and receive GBP.  Gemini is connected into BCB’s API, facilitating minimal manual intervention in processing transactions, and streamlining Gemini’s interactions with multiple banks and currencies. With a dedicated focus on institutional payment...

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How Fintech can help people save the planet
Oct12

How Fintech can help people save the planet

One of the largest crises our humanity will ever face is global warming and climate change. Can fintech help us to face this global crisis?  Mitto, the Barcelona-based startup that promotes sustainable consumption rewarding its users for buying responsibly, was born in 2019 as a prepaid card for children and parents to promote financial education, although in 2020 it has definitely evolved towards what originally motivated its CEO,...

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Fintech 2021: from crisis to consolidation
Oct12

Fintech 2021: from crisis to consolidation

For most people, life and work have changed fundamentally since the Covid-19 crisis began – and there are concerns that the crisis could still worsen again . Most areas of the world’s economy have been profoundly affected too, and the Fintech sector is no exception. Fintech has been both an epicentre of the crisis – and has also been central to recovery efforts, as payments have moved online and governments have sought to disburse...

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Meniga expands operations to the US to help American banks stay ahead of ‘Big Tech’ and challengers
Oct12

Meniga expands operations to the US to help American banks stay ahead of ‘Big Tech’ and challengers

Meniga, a global leader in AI-powered digital banking solutions, today announces that it has expanded its business to the US, with a dedicated team appointed to drive sales operations by targeting the nation’s biggest banks and financial institutions. The new US team – operating remotely before opening planned premises in New York in 2021 – will be headed up by North America Heads of Sales, Wim Van Lerberghe and Paul...

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FlowBank Selects Temenos to Launch Digital Bank
Oct12

FlowBank Selects Temenos to Launch Digital Bank

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that FlowBank has selected Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS to power its new digital bank in Switzerland. Temenos Transact core banking technology will enable FlowBank to rapidly launch and offer a new investing experience to private and institutional investors in Switzerland and internationally. FlowBank has recently secured its banking license in July 2020 and is planning to...

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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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Loqbox expands to the United States to take on the credit building industry
Oct12

Loqbox expands to the United States to take on the credit building industry

Multi-award winning UK Fintech LOQBOX today announces the launch of the only free credit building solution (irrespective of where they bank) across 40 states of America. From today, 80% of Americans now have the chance to build their credit score while they save money without it costing them anything. UK based LOQBOX was started in 2017 by Tom Eyre and Gregor Mowat. In 2012, when Tom’s little sister was refused credit to buy a sofa,...

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Capify announces £8 Million equity round
Oct12

Capify announces £8 Million equity round

Capify, a leading fintech SME lending platform, today announced it has closed an £8 million equity round as well as continued support from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division through its existing credit facilities. “The fact that we were able to raise £8 million for an online small business lender in the midst of a global pandemic from sophisticated investors with industry experience speaks to Capify’s business model, the...

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Konsentus expands commercial team
Oct12

Konsentus expands commercial team

Konsentus today announced that Fredrik Neumann, Kathy Heath and Clare Haskins have joined Konsentus in senior leadership roles as Financial Institutions across the EEA embrace Open Banking. Fredrik Neumann, VP Business Development Nordics and Baltics, has over 20 years of experience within the Finance, Telecommunications and Payments sectors. He has held senior positions at Wirecard, Paysafe, Resurs Bank, Prove and Inmodo. Kathy...

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Wirecard UK and Ireland assets have been acquired by fintech and payment service provider Paynetics UK
Oct09

Wirecard UK and Ireland assets have been acquired by fintech and payment service provider Paynetics UK

Paynetics UK, a fintech, trusted payment service provider and part of the Paynetics Group, has today announced that it has acquired some of the assets of Wirecard UK & Ireland. The deal will see Paynetics work with corporate customers, who have previously relied on Wirecard for card issuing and payment services, to adopt Paynetics for the continuation of their existing card programmes. Paynetics is a regulated e-money institution,...

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Openpay strikes gold with Wolves
Oct09

Openpay strikes gold with Wolves

Openpay, the UK’s latest next-generation, interest-free payment solution, has today announced Wolves as its latest merchant. The deal marks a key period of growth for Openpay, with Wolves becoming Openpay’s second sporting partner, following last month’s agreement with Fulham FC.    Wolves fans will benefit from Openpay’s ‘Buy now. Pay Smarter’ payment solution, which spreads the cost of purchases over one to six months, without...

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Deutsche Bank announces new early warning service for securities settlement delays powered by elastic
Oct09

Deutsche Bank announces new early warning service for securities settlement delays powered by elastic

Deutsche Bank today announced that they will launch an enhanced securities settlement service that proactively identifies in-flight security transactions at risk of settlement delay, to debut in early 2021. The enhanced service, powered by the Elastic Stack and Elastic’s machine learning and anomaly detection features, will enable the bank’s clients to avoid hefty financial penalties under the upcoming implementation of the new...

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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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Tinkoff launches financial messenger built into its super app
Oct09

Tinkoff launches financial messenger built into its super app

Tinkoff has launched a financial messenger built into its super app for users to chat while making financial transactions. Customers will be able to share bookings, payments and gigabytes of traffic soon, as well as get quick access to chat bots and the Tinkoff ecosystem products and services, and more. Initially available to the Tinkoff super app users only, the financial messenger will be later integrated into other Tinkoff...

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Paula Solano, Banco Sabadell – What’s it like looking out for innovations for corporate customers down to retail?
Oct09

Paula Solano, Banco Sabadell – What’s it like looking out for innovations for corporate customers down to retail?

Paula Solano, Head of Investments at Banco Sabadell chats to Doug Mackenzie about what’s it like looking out for innovations for corporate customers down to...

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New digital first bank, Monument, receives banking licence from UK regulators
Oct08

New digital first bank, Monument, receives banking licence from UK regulators

Monument is delighted to announce that it has received an ‘authorisation with restriction’ (AWR) banking licence from the UK regulatory authorities, the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. It has achieved this milestone in just over 18 months, which is believed to be one of the fastest rates of progress for any new bank. Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Monument is in the process of...

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Backbase announces new digital banking platform with Banco Caja Social
Oct08

Backbase announces new digital banking platform with Banco Caja Social

Backbase, a digital-first banking platform, today announced that it has built a new cross-business platform for Banco Caja Social. The new platform, built from Backbase’s industry leading software, has improved the user experience and online access for the bank’s customers. This marks a new milestone in the digitization of Banco Caja Social, an institution that has been working for over a century on financial inclusion and serving...

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Feedzai grows +44% in the first half of the fiscal year and strengthens its C-suite
Oct08

Feedzai grows +44% in the first half of the fiscal year and strengthens its C-suite

Feedzai, the world’s leading risk management platform, announced today that its Q2 2020 has been one of the most successful ever from a new business generated perspective. The company has experienced a +44% growth in new Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) in H1 2020 when compared to H1 2019. A very successful renewal cycle and new large-enterprise deals closed in the US, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM, made the first half of the year a success....

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Revolut Junior introduces Goals, an easy way for parents to teach kids about saving
Oct08

Revolut Junior introduces Goals, an easy way for parents to teach kids about saving

Revolut has today announced the launch of Goals on Revolut Junior, an easy and fun way for kids to learn about saving. Revolut Junior is designed for young people aged 7-17, giving them the freedom to manage their money and build essential financial skills, overseen by parents or guardians for added security and peace of mind. Parents can create a Goal for their kids and watch their progress as they save. Kids can also create Goals...

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Twenty7Tech launches CAPTURE Client Portal
Oct08

Twenty7Tech launches CAPTURE Client Portal

Leading mortgage technology provider, Twenty7Tec, today announces that it has completed the development of CAPTURE, a client portal that seamlessly integrates with the company’s CloudTwenty7 platform. The innovative portal will allow end customers who are provided access to CAPTURE by their mortgage adviser can enter data about their circumstances that will assist the adviser in both sourcing and applying for a mortgage for that...

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Capitec Bank partners with HPS to consolidate and modernise its payment activities in South Africa
Oct08

Capitec Bank partners with HPS to consolidate and modernise its payment activities in South Africa

HPS, the leading multinational provider of payment solutions, today announced that Capitec Bank, South Africa’s second largest retail bank, will use PowerCARD to consolidate and modernise its Back Office payment activities for both their Card Issuing & Merchant Acquiring businesses. Capitec Bank will replace their legacy payment systems with PowerCARD, HPS’ payment platform in order to launch new and innovative products to the...

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Machine Learning and biometrics key to fighting fraud in brave new digital world – Equifax comments
Oct08

Machine Learning and biometrics key to fighting fraud in brave new digital world – Equifax comments

Commenting on how lenders can fight back against fraudulent credit applications in the challenging COVID-19 landscape, Keith McGill, Head of ID & Fraud at Equifax UK, believes machine learning, biometrics and Digital ID progress are the answer:   “Businesses and consumers are grappling with an amalgam of new fraud and identity trends. At one end of the scale we have positive developments such as instant payments and new digital...

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Nucleus Commercial Finance appoints new Business Development Director to bolster property finance proposition
Oct08

Nucleus Commercial Finance appoints new Business Development Director to bolster property finance proposition

Nucleus Commercial Finance today announces the appointment of Andy Bird as Business Development Director of Property Finance. Andy brings with him 30 years’ industry experience and will be central to developing a new property proposition for Nucleus, to sit alongside the lender’s current offering. Andy joins from Santander where he was Relationship Director for Real Estate. In this role he was responsible for a portfolio of 140 real...

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Clearbanc launches in UK and will invest £500m growth capital in British startups
Oct08

Clearbanc launches in UK and will invest £500m growth capital in British startups

Clearbanc, the world’s largest ecommerce investor changing the way founders grow their business, today launches in the UK to invest £500m into online startups over the next year to help them resource their operations and drive future growth. The company is also announcing a groundbreaking inventory program, where Clearbanc will purchase directly from inventory suppliers and the company only pays Clearbanc after customers buy their...

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Dun & Bradstreet enters into agreement to acquire Bisnode
Oct08

Dun & Bradstreet enters into agreement to acquire Bisnode

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, through its subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Holdings BV, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the outstanding shares of Bisnode Business Information Group AB, a leading European data and analytics firm and long-standing member of the Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide Network. The estimated...

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Tink and French payment fintech Lydia enter European Open Banking partnership
Oct08

Tink and French payment fintech Lydia enter European Open Banking partnership

Following the partnership, Lydia will use Tink as its main open banking technology provider, for enhancing the app’s connectivity and adding new services. As a first step of the partnership, Tink’s account aggregation and payment initiation services are being integrated into the Lydia app. This will improve the way users connect their accounts across multiple banks, manage payment beneficiaries and initiate bank transfers without...

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Jordan Ahli Bank goes live with Temenos
Oct08

Jordan Ahli Bank goes live with Temenos

Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that Jordan Ahli Bank has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Infinity to rapidly develop and deploy new digital and mobile banking experiences, helping it differentiate and drive customer growth in Jordan and the Middle East. Working with Temenos, the bank has successfully achieved this while operating remotely, due to Covid-19. With Temenos Infinity, Ahli Bank was able to create...

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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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