Banking Circle improves payments transparency with ‘payments on behalf of’
Sep10

Banking Circle improves payments transparency with ‘payments on behalf of’

Financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, is tackling the compliance and reconciliation issues often faced in global B2B payments with its new Payments on Behalf of (POBO) and Collections on Behalf of (COBO) solutions. Historically B2B payments have been received in the name of the payments business or bank rather than the underlying customer. This can result in reconciliation issues which, in turn, can cause delays in...

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Banking Circle adds same day local payouts in Polish Zloty to its payout capabilities
Aug17

Banking Circle adds same day local payouts in Polish Zloty to its payout capabilities

Banking Circle, the ground-breaking financial infrastructure provider, has added Polish Zloty (PLN) to its local currency payout capabilities. Payments businesses working with Banking Circle can now provide their merchant customers with same day settlement for payments to Poland in Polish Zloty via the local payment network, eliminating the need to use the SWIFT network and, therefore, ensuring the end party receives the full amount....

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Banking Circle secures five finalist places at 2020 Emerging Payments Awards
Aug06

Banking Circle secures five finalist places at 2020 Emerging Payments Awards

Banking Circle, the financial infrastructure provider to Payments businesses and Banks has secured 5 finalist slots in the 2020 Emerging Payments Awards. Designed to celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments, the Emerging Payments Awards recognise companies that have made significant advances in how businesses and individuals pay. As Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle, explains,...

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Exclusive: ‘A year of challenge, a year of change’ – Anders la Cour, Banking Circle in “The Fintech Magazine”
Jul14

Exclusive: ‘A year of challenge, a year of change’ – Anders la Cour, Banking Circle in “The Fintech Magazine”

Now more than ever, a financial utility is needed that provides banks and others with a ready-made way to offer real-time settlement for businesses, says Banking Circle CEO Anders la Cour. Six months in and 2020 has proved just how unpredictable life, business and banking can be. How can a business of any size plan and prepare for the realities of a pandemic, with little to no warning and lingering uncertainty regarding the resumption...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 16
Jun12

The Fintech Magazine Issue 16

In this of The Fintech Magazine, with Covid-19 putting a spotlight on the point of sale, we look at Regtech & SCA with G+D, Trulioo and Aptitude, and what it means for the future of payments. Neobanks galore! We catch up with exclusive interviews the CEO’s of the current and next wave of challengers to take on the world of financial services, including banks from five continents – Bunq, Rizq, free2, Mox, KudaBank, 220,...

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Quarter of SME merchants were borrowing funds to pay business costs or salaries – even before Covid-19
May27

Quarter of SME merchants were borrowing funds to pay business costs or salaries – even before Covid-19

Europe-wide research commissioned by innovative financial infrastructure provider Banking Circle has found that nearly two thirds (64.6%) of online merchants have needed extra finance in the past two years (excluding borrowing due to the current COVID-19 crisis). Nearly a quarter (23%) needed the additional funding to cover payroll, and a further 26.5% to cover regular business costs. Whilst needing to access extra funds is a fact of...

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Exclusive: ‘An invisible force’ – Anders la Cour, Banking Circle in “The Paytech Magazine”
May09

Exclusive: ‘An invisible force’ – Anders la Cour, Banking Circle in “The Paytech Magazine”

Banking Circle Co-Founder and CEO Anders la Cour explains how the ‘silent infrastructure behind the curtain’ enables banks to offer global, streamlined and faster services to their SME clients. In September 2019, PayExpo recognised the individuals who had made the most significant contributions to the payments industry over the preceding 12 months. For the second year running, Banking Circle’s Anders la Cour took his place on the...

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Banking Circle research reveals how payments businesses are adapting in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions
May06

Banking Circle research reveals how payments businesses are adapting in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions

Recent research commissioned by financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, following a webinar on the impact of COVID-19, has found that businesses are innovating rapidly to meet their customers’ ever-changing needs. Key highlights: 45.2% have already launched new or extended solutions 31.5% have seen demand for their services increase 50.7% of respondents have seen increased demand for online services 76.7% have adapted their...

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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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Anders la Cour – What Banking Circle has been working on
Apr02

Anders la Cour – What Banking Circle has been working on

We chat to Anders la Cour of Banking Circle to explore their current projects  

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Banking Circle CEO appointed as inaugural chair of new EPA EU
Mar09

Banking Circle CEO appointed as inaugural chair of new EPA EU

Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ground-breaking financial utility, Banking Circle, has been appointed Chair of the newly-launched non-profit business association, Emerging Payments Association EU. The new trade association builds on the international network of its London-based sister organisation, the Emerging Payments Association (EPA), which consists of 150 members from across the payments industry. Based...

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Exclusive: ‘Showing the love for SMEs’ – Anders la Cour, Banking Circle in “The Fintech Magazine”
Mar04

Exclusive: ‘Showing the love for SMEs’ – Anders la Cour, Banking Circle in “The Fintech Magazine”

Access to finance has undoubtedly improved in recent years, but for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), this improvement is not enough Anders la Cour, Co-founder and CEO of Banking Circle, looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead for SME payment providers, and their vital role in financial inclusion. Almost all of them need finance in their first few years, but while loans are an essential lifeline to many, they alone...

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Marie-Anne Van Den Derg joins Banking Circle
Mar04

Marie-Anne Van Den Derg joins Banking Circle

Financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, which announced it had secured its Banking Licence at the end of February, has added another member to its Executive Board, bolstering its banking expertise. Marie-Anne van den Berg brings more than 30 years’ experience in roles across the business and operational units of multiple banks in Germany and Luxembourg. She also brings an extensive network of contacts across the European...

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Banking Circle senior director shortlisted for Women in Credit award

Miranda McLean, Senior Director and Global Head of Marketing at Banking Circle has been listed as a finalist in the Women in Credit Awards, from Credit Strategy. Now in their third year, the Women in Credit Awards are the only awards programme dedicated to recognising and championing the inspirational work of women from across the credit and financial services industry. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by stand-up...

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Saxo Payments CEO Joins Emerging Payments Association Advisory Board
Dec12

Saxo Payments CEO Joins Emerging Payments Association Advisory Board

Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of industry-leading cross border payments innovator, Saxo Payments, has been appointed to the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) Advisory Board for 2017. Advisory Board members are nominated and elected to the board each year from the existing sponsors based upon their ability to lead and influence the payments industry.  Having been named Emerging Payments Entrepreneur of the...

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