Galileo Powers MoneyLion’s RoarMoney
Aug03

Galileo Powers MoneyLion’s RoarMoney

Galileo, the company that powers world-leading fintech companies, financial institutions and investment firms, today announced that its powerful and customizable API-based payments processing platform is powering RoarMoney, the new demand deposit account offered by award-winning consumer digital finance platform and neobank MoneyLion. MoneyLion, which has soared to mass-market popularity in the U.S. with its all-in-one financial...

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FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #4 July 2020
Aug03

FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #4 July 2020

It’s that time of the month everyone – FF’s Lewis is here to deliver July’s financial fundraising round-up, delivered in a tidy little rap! This month’s one is faster than usual, but we still bring all the funding news July had to offer, sweetly put to the Men in Black theme tune. Please enjoy and...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 05
Apr30

The Paytech Magazine Issue 05

Many of the interviews for this issue were conducted when the world was a very different place… not that long ago! But if you look at our spine-tingler on our printed edition, “Life is 10 percent what happens to us, and 90 percent how we react to it.” So with that, we at Fintech Finance are very pleased to present, The Paytech Magazine! Payments as an industry has reacted to Covid-19 with imagination and fortitude,...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation
Mar23

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation

In this extra special episode of The Paytech Show we have the top payment specialists in the world discussing the biggest payment issues we could think of. We sit our interviewees down in one big round table with Mastercard’s Mike Cowen, BPC’s Evgenia Loginova and Wirex’s CEO Pavel Mateev to hear their views from financial inclusion to consolidation. We also catch up with Monese’s CEO Norris Koppel and CEO of...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.06 – Digital Customer Experience in an Analogue World
Feb20

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.06 – Digital Customer Experience in an Analogue World

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we look into the special world of digital customer experience for specialist financial institutions. To get the low down we visit Richard Farrell from Netcall the customer experience software specialists. Specialist lending banks are in a sector of the industry that typically relies on face to face contact for its CX. So we caught up with Charles McDowell and Russ Fitzgerald from Hampshire Trust...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.01 – Payment Rails and Globalisation
Feb18

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.01 – Payment Rails and Globalisation

In this episode of The Paytech Show we look at how the payments landscape has changed, the lessons that Europe and the Americas can draw from the APAC region and where payments will be going in the future. We speak with EMQ’s Max Liu over in SIBOS who is the go to leader when it comes to payments in Hong Kong and China. Over at Citi in Canary Wharf Doug Mackenzie picks Ebru Packan’s brains to see the incredible innovation...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.04 –  Guess Who? Part 1
Feb17

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.04 – Guess Who? Part 1

In this episode of The Fintech Show we find out about new approaches to KYC, or “Know Your Customer”. In a world where everyone expects the same level of personalisation and speed from their bank that they get from their smartphone, is it getting harder or easier for banks to manage their KYC? We’ve been lucky enough to have Doug Mackenzie sit down with the Natwest’s Angela Byrne, Chloe Butler speaks with Tim Fouracre from...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 15
Jan23

The Fintech Magazine Issue 15

Paris FinTech Forum is upon us – and what better way to kick off the new fintech decade!  In this of The Fintech Magazine, the Forum’s ever-energetic Founder Laurent Nizri takes stock of the five years since it launched and offers some 20/20 vision on the shape of financial technology to come. While the world heads to Paris, for this issue of The Fintech Magazine, we sent our intrepid digital explorers to the far side of the earth to...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.01 – Go MidWest For Fintech
Jan06

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.01 – Go MidWest For Fintech

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we have one of our location low downs! We constantly hear about how critical it is to be in London or New York to set up a fintech company however with rising real estate costs, how much innovation is being prevented just by the cost of living? JobsOhio, in the MidWest of the USA asked us to come and see what their State has done, to enable all fintechs and financial institutions to succeed and go...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 14
Nov18

The Fintech Magazine Issue 14

In our latest edition of The Fintech Magazine we’ve got the best features in the industry. Not only does it look like the best magazine around but it’s the most exciting too. We get incredible articles from RBC, JPMorgan Chase and even the EBA! Not only that but to kick it off we find out: Why you should Go (Mid) West. Find out why Ohio is leading the way for fintech with Terry Gore at JobsOhio. Rebel with a cause! Ambreen...

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#HKfintechweek – The First Days in Hong Kong
Nov07

#HKfintechweek – The First Days in Hong Kong

I travel the world a lot. I typically spend at least two days of my life each week at an airport. Now I know this isn’t spectacular compared to other tallies but this isn’t a race to the bottom, or thirty thousand feet if you will. I fly economy, on economy airlines, and very economically if I might add, with the little single service toiletries already set in a plastic bag ready to be rifled through. Now you might be wondering why...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 2.01 – Open Banking, Eastern Outflanking?
Jun27

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 2.01 – Open Banking, Eastern Outflanking?

In this episode of The Regtech Show, we take a deep dive at the impact of Open Banking in Europe, from the lens of Central and Eastern Europe. We get great insight into the region from Birte Quitt, Erste Group’s Head of Group Retail Strategy who details how their App, George has been incredibly successful in Romania. Over in Bucharest, we speak with Ioana Guiman, Managing Partner of Allevo who are the country leaders in industry...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.06 – The Current State of Affairs
Jun24

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 2.06 – The Current State of Affairs

In this episode of The Fintech Show, we take a step back and take a look at an industry that has changed so much in the last year. Technology has changed so much that customers don’t even know what they want. So to find out the best and brightest we spoke to some of the biggest financial institutions and organisations to see what they’ve been working on. From Bank of America, SmartStream, BNY Mellon and DBS you can hear it...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.05 – It’s On the Cards
Jun03

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.05 – It’s On the Cards

In this episode of The Paytech Show, we’re asking the question, will the payment card still be relevant in 2020 and beyond? To find out we ask Mastercard’s Head of Fintech Partnerships Eduoardo Volta what the card giant is getting up to in the age of innovation. We also speak with the tech specialist G+D about how they are helping institutions around the world implement new card...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.01 – Solving the Oldest issue in Finance
May02

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 2.01 – Solving the Oldest issue in Finance

In the latest episode The Paytech Show we solve the oldest issue in finance. How can small enterprises and merchants improve their cash flow in a hyper-advanced digital environment, like Singapore?​​We speak with Jasmine Ng, Managing Director of DBS, who gives us an overview of the payment ecosystem in Singapore. Milind Sanghavi of OCBC describes how choice is critical for merchants and customers alike. Mishal Ruparel of Banking...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.09 – The Digital Transformation of Payments
Mar18

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.09 – The Digital Transformation of Payments

In this episode of The Paytech Show we look at various different digital technologies are changing the payments landscape away. From increased security to improved customer experience, we listen to various different industry experts from Erste Bank with their marvellous app ‘George’ to Giesecke+Devrient who have been the back bone of the payments industry for centuries. Jukka Yliuntinen, Vice President at Giesecke+Devrient...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.08 – The Swift improvement of Corporate Banking
Mar13

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.08 – The Swift improvement of Corporate Banking

In this episode of the Paytech Show, we find out about how cross-border payments in the corporate banking sphere are being streamlined. Ebru Pakcan, Head of Treasury Solutions at Citi Bank tells us how they and their customers, in particular, has been benefitting from being connected together in the Swift Network. Craig Ramsey, the Cross border payments guru tells us about how the customer experience and the banks are both benefiting...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.07 – Paying around the World
Mar11

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.07 – Paying around the World

In this episode of the Paytech show, we travel the world with PPRO, who give us the breakdown on Local Payment Methods or LPM’s. We get a broad picture of the payments industry with interviews in Asia, Europe and North America and how this diverse ecosystem can have a massive impact on merchants and cross border payments. We were interested to hear about the about the study PPRO conducted into cross-border payments. Steve...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.04 – How to be agile in a big data world
Mar04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.04 – How to be agile in a big data world

On this episode of the Insurtech Show, we explore Speed to market; just how important is it, and what level of speed do customers expect in today’s digital age. We sit down with: Zurich’s Head of Innovation, Mark Budd and Atradius’, Director of Strategy Dirk Hagener talk about how access to large amounts of data can help to create opportunities for more tailored experiences We find out from Daniel Schmidheiny, Co-Founder of...

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Fintech Finance presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.02 – Banking on Insurtech
Jan21

Fintech Finance presents: The Insurtech Show Episode 1.02 – Banking on Insurtech

In this episode of The Insurtech Show, we get a focus on the industry as a whole, looking at various pain points in the industry and how companies such as Banking Circle, AXA and Concirrus are solving these! From reconciliations in payments to customer experience we have the best thought leaders in Insurance! Firstly we sat down with Anders la Cour at Banking Circle’s London headquarters to discuss the challenges facing the Insurers...

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The Expertise That Will Accelerate Your Growth
Aug17

The Expertise That Will Accelerate Your Growth

Financial services has always been competitive when it comes to talent. Headlines blare when a team is “poached” or a top trader leaves. But when it comes to people, a firm’s success relies on more than just the top contributors to the bottom line. That’s one of the key findings from our latest research, the FIS™ Readiness Report 2018. Based on a survey of more than 1,500 senior decision-makers at financial services firms around the...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Clear Spend / Natwest ‘Minisode’
Aug09

Fintech Finance Presents: The Clear Spend / Natwest ‘Minisode’

Fintech Finance Presents: The RBS ‘Minisode’  

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Zwipe ‘Minisode’
Aug06

Fintech Finance Presents: The Zwipe ‘Minisode’

Fintech Finance Presents: The Zwipe ‘Minisode’

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Fintech Finance Presents: The ACI Worldwide ‘Minisode’
Aug03

Fintech Finance Presents: The ACI Worldwide ‘Minisode’

Fintech Finance Presents: The ACI Worldwide ‘Minisode’

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Sibos opens its doors to FinTechs
Jul27

Sibos opens its doors to FinTechs

Sibos opens its doors to FinTechs Dedicated exhibition space, plus special ticket pricing is now available to the FinTech community In a bold move to fully embrace the FinTech community, Sibos has created a dedicated space and special ticket pricing for startup and growth stage FinTechs to participate in Sibos 2018, coming to Sydney this October.   Launched in 1978 as a banking operations seminar, Sibos has grown into an international...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show 1.01 – Lifestyle Insurance
Jun08

Fintech Finance Presents: The Insurtech Show 1.01 – Lifestyle Insurance

In this, our first episode of the Insurtech show, we look at how the Insurance industry is changing the very way it interacts with its customers. We sat down with InsureApp’s Jochem Davids and Harm Vollmuller who make the worlds first lifestyle based insurance platform. Later in the episode we spoke with Covera and Allianz who breakdown how they maintain customer engagement when it comes to insurance. PSD2 features too as our...

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Payments Race IV: Day 6
Jun08

Payments Race IV: Day 6

Day six is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables. #Team Mobile  #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto    #Team Card    #Team Cash 

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Payments Race IV: Day 5
Jun06

Payments Race IV: Day 5

Day five is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables. #Team Mobile    #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto  #Team Card  #Team Cash 

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Payments Race IV: Day 4
Jun04

Payments Race IV: Day 4

Day four is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables. #Team Mobile  #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto    #Team Card   #Team Cash 

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Payments Race IV: Day 3
Jun03

Payments Race IV: Day 3

Day Three is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables.   #Team Mobile   #Team Wildstyle   #Team Crypto #Team Cash   #Team Card

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Payments Race IV: Day 2
Jun02

Payments Race IV: Day 2

Day two is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables.   #Team Mobile    #Team Wildstyle    #Team Crypto    #Team Card    #Team Cash...

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Payments Race IV: Day 1
Jun01

Payments Race IV: Day 1

Day one is now live of The Payments Race. Our Five Racers will be making the journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only one form of payment – Card, Cash, Crypto, Mobile and Wildstyle, which by public vote is now Wearables.   #Team Mobile   #Team Wildstyle   #Team Crypto #Team Card #TeamCash 

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.02 – Digitising Data
Apr25

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.02 – Digitising Data

In this episode of Fintech Finance’s The Regtech Show, we look at how banks are changing the way they look at using data. While data was a massive buzzword before Smartstream tell us about how using their systems, they can actually reduce the amount of people working on the data, streamlining the whole process. We also get input from Société Générale and Crédit Agricole who tell us about the exciting challenges facing them when...

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How blockchain can save lives
Mar20

How blockchain can save lives

Imagine if your life depended on medication but without realising, the medicine you receive is only chalk or worse, poison. Around the world, real medicines are swapped with fake medicines as they are transported through the supply chain to customers. One healthcare company estimates that around one million people die due to counterfeit cancer medicine each year. The European Commission is bringing in progressive new regulation to...

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Finastra unveils Fusion Treasury for Russia and the CIS markets
Feb20

Finastra unveils Fusion Treasury for Russia and the CIS markets

Finastra has unveiled a tailored Fusion Treasury solution for Russia and the CIS. The local language solution enhances customer experience in Russian speaking markets and demonstrates Finastra’s commitment to the regions. Boris Lipiainen, CTO, Retail Banking and TCM at Finastra said, “We are seeing a profound evolution of the role of the treasury within banks around the world. As these organizations strive to improve return on capital...

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Revamping Business Funding with Blockchain Technology
Feb19

Revamping Business Funding with Blockchain Technology

Crowdfunding is one way in which the invention of the Internet has brought about a massive shift in the funding landscape. “Crowdfunding offers the potential for a radical evolution of our largely institutional framework for allocating capital, through foundations, funds, and banks to a more individually driven and direct investment framework.” 1 Companies can now use non- traditional means to acquire much needed capital. As such, the...

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Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 20: Pushing Compliance
Feb16

Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 20: Pushing Compliance

In this episode of Fintech Finance, we look at secure messaging. With the advent of instant messaging and its obvious uses for internal comms, new regulations will be coming in to prevent some potential fiascos. Pushfor enable secure content sharing where the content is pushed rather than sent, as a result, your creation never leaves its source. We speak with Sabine Zucker from Raiffeisen Bank who details how they manage their...

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Crypto-currencies and Market Abuse Risks: It’s Time for Self-Regulation
Feb14

Crypto-currencies and Market Abuse Risks: It’s Time for Self-Regulation

This end of 2017 has been marked by a high price volatility on crypto-currency markets, where even the price of dominant market share crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and Ether has fluctuated substantially. While quite a bit of emphasis has been given to the reasonableness of the value of the crypto-currencies (or some would say, the lack thereof), and the regulatory oversight on the offering of such crypto-currencies to the...

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Open Banking is the Financial Industry’s Secure Revolution
Feb13

Open Banking is the Financial Industry’s Secure Revolution

Francesco Simoneschi, CEO and Co-founder of financial API provider TrueLayer, discusses whether security concerns surrounding Open Banking are justified. Since Open Banking came into force in mid-January, plenty has been written in the media about security and the risk of hacking. The vast majority of these stories are inaccurate and built on a misunderstanding of how Open Banking works. It is only natural in the current climate of...

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5 ways to build a Culture of Innovation in Finance Teams
Feb12

5 ways to build a Culture of Innovation in Finance Teams

For businesses that want to improve performance and grow, change is inevitable. And Chief Financial Officers and Financial Directors are playing an increasingly strategic role in driving these changes. According to research from EY, roughly one-third of CFOs play a major role in the development of their organisation’s strategy. Specifically contributing with insight and analysis to support decision making, ensuring business decisions...

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Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Effects On The Payment Processing Industry
Feb07

Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Effects On The Payment Processing Industry

“A purely peer-to- peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” These are the words of Satoshi Nakamoto, the still unknown creator of Bitcoin, in the abstract section of the original whitepaper describing the peer-to- peer electronic cash system. Ten years on and the idea described has developed into a network with a market cap...

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Ripple: The Favorite for 2018
Feb02

Ripple: The Favorite for 2018

According to Coinmarketcap.com, Ripple (XRP) is currently the third most popular cryptocurrency by capitalization, holding steady at about 40 billion dollars. As of the start of this week, it has been the only top-5 cryptocurrency that has had a positive trend since it started trading. However, the Thursday sell-off took it to new lows around 0.92. However, it still has quite a bit of potential for future growth. The Ripple technology...

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Comply or Die: 3 Reasons Compliance Audits are Essential to FinTech Survival
Jan30

Comply or Die: 3 Reasons Compliance Audits are Essential to FinTech Survival

It’s 2018 and, already, the big word in FinTech is ‘compliance’. With swathes of new rules and regulations being introduced, most notably PSD2, GDPR and MIFID II, Heads of Compliance throughout Europe are now under major pressure to ensure their processes and procedures are up to date and adequate. Those attempting to outplay this line of regulation, risk substantial regulatory penalties, along with severe reputational damage that...

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Data Privacy Day: Who is Protecting Customer Data?
Jan30

Data Privacy Day: Who is Protecting Customer Data?

The latest research from cybersecurity expert Norton found that an excess of 17 million Brits were victims of cybercrime last year, with UK internet users losing an estimated £4.6bn to hackers. As the highest profile data breaches have had a catastrophic impact on a global scale, it’s hardly surprising. For example, the WannaCry ransomware attack became a worldwide disaster in 2017 which dominated the news agenda for weeks. A total of...

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2018: Year of the Customer Experience Officer for Retail Banks
Jan25

2018: Year of the Customer Experience Officer for Retail Banks

2017 saw the Bank of England raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Granted it was only by 0.25 percent but at a time when the average person is feeling the squeeze on living standards, 0.25 can be all it takes to make consumers switch banks. With 2018 set to be another year of financial uncertainty, retail banks need to start taking bold action to win and/or retain customers now. Executives need to move past incremental...

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Time to embrace the Open Banking revolution…
Jan23

Time to embrace the Open Banking revolution…

Last week saw the introduction of the Open Banking system, a new regulatory regime that has the potential to transform UK banking. Since then a whole host of concerns have been raised, including by some of the incumbent banks, who fear increased competition from the challenger banks and more empowered customers. Open Banking ensures that banks allow third parties to access the data of customers who authorise it, which – in turn – will...

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Cryptocurrencies – Does the Next Big Thing have Staying Power?
Jan15

Cryptocurrencies – Does the Next Big Thing have Staying Power?

Cryptocurrencies – not just bitcoin, but any of the hundreds of different currencies that have been created using blockchain technology – have caught the imagination of the public.  There are, seemingly, daily articles that predict either the demise of all traditional currencies in favor of cryptocurrencies, and just as many articles predicting the demise of cryptocurrencies.  While cryptocurrencies are just one of the many uses of...

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The GDPR Countdown – The Importance of a Data Protection Lead
Jan11

The GDPR Countdown – The Importance of a Data Protection Lead

With less than five months before GDPR compliance is law, it’s vital accountants take a strategic approach to GDPR as they would with any other regulatory changes. Leaving each member of the team to digest the intricacies of the upcoming changes would risk employees interpreting elements of the regulation differently and may result in disruption in the organisation caused by misinterpretation. This first in a series of articles...

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The Banking Revolution: Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO, talks what to Expect
Jan08

The Banking Revolution: Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO, talks what to Expect

Digital challenger banks are primed to spread into mainstream consumer finance following legislative changes on 13 th January 2018. Open Banking is here. On January 13 th 2018 the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will be implemented as national law. The directive puts forward a slew of opportunities and challenges for financial service providers, be they newcomers in the space or seasoned veterans. All banks across the EU...

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The Open Age of Banking: Technology’s Role in Driving Customer Trust and Loyalty
Dec20

The Open Age of Banking: Technology’s Role in Driving Customer Trust and Loyalty

In the age of choice, where consumers can switch services at the click of a button, the only provider that has remained constant for many is their banking provider. UK consumers generally give a high amount of trust to their banking provider, with 85 per cent of customers saying that they trust their bank with personal information and to manage accounts efficiently. While many banks interpret this as consumer loyalty, the reality is...

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