Exclusive: ‘ Getting the right ideas’ – fscom in “The Paytech Magazine”
May01

Exclusive: ‘ Getting the right ideas’ – fscom in “The Paytech Magazine”

Operational resilience has never been more important, and regulators are keen to prevent past mistakes being repeated. fscom’s Jamie Cooke, Alison Donnelly,  Tony Brown and Simon Whittaker offer timely advice.           COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the world’s financial services, but they are also beset by another pandemic of problems for which there is also no panacea. As with the desperate search for a...

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Exclusive: ‘Eastern Promise’ – Chris Kiew-Smith, Financial Services Regulatory Authority in “The Paytech Magazine”
May01

Exclusive: ‘Eastern Promise’ – Chris Kiew-Smith, Financial Services Regulatory Authority in “The Paytech Magazine”

Low-cost global payments unicorn TransferWise is one of a number of fintech success stories to exploit the exciting opportunities emanating from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has set its sights on becoming the next financial services supercentre. The British-made paytech opened a new office in UAE capital city Abu Dhabi last October, attracted by the territory’s exceptional global payments demand, fuelled by a populace made up...

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Exclusive: ‘Fighting on the frontline of fraud’ – Rutherford Wilson, Trulioo in “The Paytech Magazine”
May01

Exclusive: ‘Fighting on the frontline of fraud’ – Rutherford Wilson, Trulioo in “The Paytech Magazine”

Trulioo’s new Director of Growth, Rutherford Wilson, on how the global regtech platform is supporting the identity verification process for regulated and non-regulated industries alike. Everyone should care about know your customer (KYC). Banks and other financial institutions have been wrestling with the problems of truly ‘knowing your customer’ for years – but what about the plethora of non-financial institutions and marketplaces...

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Exclusive: ‘Adapting to thrive’ – Lu Zurawski, ACI Worldwide in “The Paytech Magazine”
May01

Exclusive: ‘Adapting to thrive’ – Lu Zurawski, ACI Worldwide in “The Paytech Magazine”

With cashless and contactless becoming more important in the context of COVID-19, ACI Worldwide’s Lu Zurawski examines the evolving future of payments. When something of the magnitude of the COVID-19 outbreak sweeps the world, systems are forced to change, to adapt. Global crises, whether economic, military or biological, serve to expose society’s structural weak spots, which experts swiftly rally around to engineer future-proof...

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Exclusive: ‘Payments without frontiers’ – Mitch Trehan, Banking Circle in “The Paytech Magazine”
May01

Exclusive: ‘Payments without frontiers’ – Mitch Trehan, Banking Circle in “The Paytech Magazine”

With feet firmly on both sides of the English Channel, payments infrastructure provider Banking Circle is taking a leading role in promoting and defending the interests of the payments industry across the EU. Its UK Head of Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Mitch Trehan, explores the regulatory options. With Brexit negotiations rocked off course in 2020 and the option still on the table to extend the transition period...

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Exclusive: ‘Solving the cross-border payments puzzle’ – Accuity and Apply Financial in “The Paytech Magazine”
Apr30

Exclusive: ‘Solving the cross-border payments puzzle’ – Accuity and Apply Financial in “The Paytech Magazine”

As the payments industry learned of financial data giant Accuity’s acquisition of payment validation specialist Apply Financial, we sat down with the architects of the deal – fellow entrepreneurs David White and Mark Bradbury – to explore how it came about and the benefits that will follow for their combined global customer base. In March 2020, it was  announced that financial data giant Accuity had acquired Apply Financial, a...

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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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Exclusive: ‘A question of choice’ – Santosh Tripathy, SmartStream in “The Paytech Magazine”
Apr29

Exclusive: ‘A question of choice’ – Santosh Tripathy, SmartStream in “The Paytech Magazine”

As the pandemic sends normality into freefall, many question the ability of cash to withstand such an epic shock. Ron Delnevo, Chairman of Cash and Card Consultants, and Santosh Tripathy, Practice Lead for Digital Payments with SmartStream, share their prognosis for payments. There are many things we don’t know about the long-term effects of COVID-19. The strain it will put on our 2,600 year-old relationship with cash is one of them....

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Exclusive: ‘Innovating to guarantee a future for cash’ – Ron Delnevo in “The Paytech Magazine”
Apr26

Exclusive: ‘Innovating to guarantee a future for cash’ – Ron Delnevo in “The Paytech Magazine”

Unprecedented restrictions on where and when people can shop has caused a dramatic fall in cash use in the UK.But that does not mean that cash is a spent force, says Ron Delnevo, Chairman of Cash and Card Consultants. On 2 March 2020, the Daily Telegraph guaranteed a very bad year for cash in the UK with its headline ‘Dirty banknotes may be spreading the coronavirus, WHO suggests’. In case you have been on another planet and only just...

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Exclusive: ‘Heavy lifting  and pirouetting:  The response to C19’ in “The Paytech Magazine”
Apr23

Exclusive: ‘Heavy lifting and pirouetting: The response to C19’ in “The Paytech Magazine”

No one was prepared for the health crisis that swept the world – nor the financial crisis that followed. But paytechs are proving part of the solution. We often talk in this magazine about agility – the new tech companies’ native instinct to sense change on the wind, adapt fast and implement quickly. Well, now they’ve been well and truly tested.  How they, and the wider financial services industry, have met the challenges of the...

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Exclusive: ‘Showing the love’ –  Norah Ikoh, Kuda Bank in “The Paytech Magazine”
Apr21

Exclusive: ‘Showing the love’ – Norah Ikoh, Kuda Bank in “The Paytech Magazine”

Nigeria’s first mobile-only bank has seen rapid growth as it embraces the unbanked and underbanked in a country where nothing usually comes for free. Kuda Bank’s Head of Client Relations Norah Ikoh reveals the beating heart of the nation’s generous fintech The best things in life are free…or so the song goes. And tens of thousands of Nigerian account holders with Kuda Bank would tend to agree. With ambitions to be ‘the Monzo of...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 04
Oct25

The Paytech Magazine Issue 04

The latest edition of “The Paytech Magazine” is now live! In our latest edition of The Paytech Magazine, we are heading to Vegas baby! Not only that but we are solving the oldest issue in finance. SME Banking! We have incredible features from: Apply Financial’s Mark Bradbury cuts through the chaff keeps it real with Real-Time Payments Ricky Knox, CEO of Tandem Bank breaks down their ‘big jump’ Zac Cohen...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 03
Jun11

The Paytech Magazine Issue 03

The latest edition of “The Paytech Magazine” is now live! Here is our Money20/20 edition of The Paytech Magazine, we have incredible features from our Payments Race around the world. Also, you can find: A massive Banking Circle segment on how they are solving the oldest issue in financial services Evelien Witlox, Global Head of Payments at ING shows us how instant cross border payments are a reality Content Director at...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 02
Mar19

The Paytech Magazine Issue 02

The latest edition of The Paytech magazine is now live, with special guest editor Tony Craddock from the EPA Tsuyoshi Notani, Managing Director at JCB, Japan’s only payments network details how they are going to be making waves across the rest of the world. Tony Craddock of the EPA, is our guest editor for this edition and he sets out his wisdom on partnerships and how they will ultimately help protect customers from fraud....

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