Barclays introduces a 72 hour delay to its gambling block feature
Sep11

Barclays introduces a 72 hour delay to its gambling block feature

Barclays has added a ‘cooling off’ time delay to its gambling block feature to further support customers looking for additional control over their spending on gambling sites, apps or in venues. The new enhancement means that customers will have to wait 72 hours before they can make gambling payments, during which time any attempted transactions will be automatically declined. Barclays is the first UK high-street bank to introduce a...

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The future of British banks
Jul22

The future of British banks

New research by fintech company Deposit Solutions suggests that the country’s largest retail banking brands’ ascendency in the savings account market could be under threat. According to Deposit Solutions’ analysis, a fifth (20%) of British consumers are considering switching savings account provider in the next 12 months. The findings have been published today in Deposit Solutions’ latest report – ‘The Future of Big British Banks: The...

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Barclays helps close the advice gap with launch of Plan & Invest
Jul14

Barclays helps close the advice gap with launch of Plan & Invest

Barclays has launched a new digital advice service to tackle the UK’s advice gap and give more people the confidence and support to invest their savings. The new service, called Barclays Plan & Invest, will create a personalised investment plan that’s tailored to a customer’s goals, with Barclays then managing the investments on their behalf – traditionally known as discretionary portfolio management. Barclays has partnered with...

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FF Exclusive: ATM – A New Dimension Whitepaper
Jun17

FF Exclusive: ATM – A New Dimension Whitepaper

Following this month’s edition of “The Fintech Magazine”,  we also have just launched our exclusive white-paper on something banks need to give some serious thoughts to its future both from a cost-saving ideal, but also to financial inclusion – the cash machine!  “ATM – A New Dimension Whitepaper” For too long, terminal handlers have struggled to integrate ATMs into the omnichannel Bank....

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Invocap approved by the British Business Bank, to become an accredited Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) lender
Jun11

Invocap approved by the British Business Bank, to become an accredited Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) lender

Invocap has recently been approved by the British Business Bank as a new accredited lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The announcement comes as a group of the UKs leading FinTech’s were approved into the program, alongside major banks, such as Barclays and HSBC. From today, small businesses who are experiencing disruptions to their cashflow, will be able to gain access to term business loans...

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H4 announces $27 million investment from J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Linklaters
Jun09

H4 announces $27 million investment from J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Linklaters

H4 announces that it has received investments of approximately $27 million from a consortium including J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Linklaters. H4 is a digital platform for the creation and analysis of documents. Our technology is transforming how documents are created, data is captured and content is understood. H4 is headquartered in London with approximately 120 employees. In capital markets, our technology has already...

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Cloud9 Completes $17.5M Series B Funding Round Led by Strategic Investment from UBS
Jun05

Cloud9 Completes $17.5M Series B Funding Round Led by Strategic Investment from UBS

Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, has completed a $17.5 million Series B funding round led by a strategic investment from UBS, with participation from existing investors including J.P. Morgan and Barclays.  Agility, mobility, and resilience have come into sharp focus at financial institutions, accelerating demand for flexible remote working tools on and off the trading floor and...

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Cutover secures investment from Barclays in $17m Series A funding round
Jun03

Cutover secures investment from Barclays in $17m Series A funding round

Cutover, a cloud-enabled work orchestration and observability platform, enabling organizations to innovate at pace with operational resilience, announced today that Barclays has joined Index Ventures in its $17 Million Series A funding round.  With many leading global banks and wider financial services firms already on board, this new wave of funding will increase Cutover’s development capability fourfold while supporting the...

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Barclays chief executive: Flexible working will become the norm
May01

Barclays chief executive: Flexible working will become the norm

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has claimed that office blocks housing thousands of workers could become a thing of the past – and that flexible working will become the norm. Staley said in a press conference on Monday that “the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building” could be consigned to history and that, as employers adjust to the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be more remote and dispersed working. He...

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Leaked UBS document offers road map for how City may return to the office
May01

Leaked UBS document offers road map for how City may return to the office

A UBS consulting unit’s advice to clients on returning to work gives an eye-opening road map for how the new normal in City working life might play out. A 13-page document put together by UBS’s Capital and Consulting services division, seen by Financial News, recommends that firms come back to work in phases, prioritising key employees over others. Top of the list are traders, which are in the “highest operational risk...

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Nationwide U-turns on business banking debut over coronavirus
Apr03

Nationwide U-turns on business banking debut over coronavirus

The building society will return a £50m grant from a pool of RBS cash to foster competititon among British banks as it scales back ambitions in the face of the outbreak. “The impact of Covid19, including assumption changes to short and long-term interest rates, has meant that the option of entering the business banking market is no longer commercially viable,” Nationwide said. “As a consequence of its decision, Nationwide will cease...

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FF Virtual Arena: Top Five Fintech reactions to Covid-19
Mar30

FF Virtual Arena: Top Five Fintech reactions to Covid-19

Joining us today in the FF Virtual Arena, is Liz Lumley from VC Innovations and Hannah Duncan from HD Investment Content and we will be discussing the elephant in the room, COVID-19 and looking at it, in the only way we are qualified to do so – in relation to Fintechs. We look at the “Top Five” Fintech reactions to Covid-19… the rule is simple: it’s never five, and I’m sure we miss many people who should be at the...

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Exclusive: ‘A new trade order?’ – James Binns, Barclays in “The Fintech Magazine”
Mar17

Exclusive: ‘A new trade order?’ – James Binns, Barclays in “The Fintech Magazine”

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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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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Business Banking Chief Execs from Barclays, Santander and Tide discuss Impacts of Open Banking
Dec15

Business Banking Chief Execs from Barclays, Santander and Tide discuss Impacts of Open Banking

Other Business & Professional SME Banking Press Release Business banking chief execs from Barclays, Santander and Tide discuss impacts of open banking In the context of open banking and PSD2 developing rapidly next year, and with new players changing the pace of innovation in a growing eco-system, getting a comprehensive business banking strategy is top of mind for many banking leaders. For the first time, Barclays, Santander,...

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Flux Partners with Barclays to Trial Instant Digital Receipts with 10,000 Customers
Nov13

Flux Partners with Barclays to Trial Instant Digital Receipts with 10,000 Customers

Pilot also sees Flux and Barclaycard collaborating to enable major retailers to deliver digital receipts Flux is pleased to announce a ground-breaking trial with Barclays to offer itemised digital receipts to their customers. The upcoming trial will take place with the estimated 10,000 users of the Barclays Launchpad app, the bank’s platform for testing new features with real customers to learn more about how best to meet their needs....

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Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Above and Beyond Customer Experience
Oct23

Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Above and Beyond Customer Experience

Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK discusses going beyond customer experience.

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Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Human Element
Oct16

Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Human Element

Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK discusses the human element.

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Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Customer Experience
Oct09

Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Customer Experience

Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK discusses customer experience.

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Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Challenges
Oct02

Ashok Vaswani, Barclays: Challenges

Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK discusses the challenges being faced.

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Barclays Report: UK Retailers could Generate £10.5Bn more in Five Years
Sep07

Barclays Report: UK Retailers could Generate £10.5Bn more in Five Years

British retailers are losing out on £3.4 billion worth of goods left in virtual shopping baskets each year, as two thirds of the contents of all virtual shopping baskets are abandoned. Across all devices, 86% of browsers save items to online shopping baskets and wish lists but consumers switching from mobile phone browsing to laptop purchasing, a lack of discount incentives and desire for a variety of delivery options are key reasons...

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Barclaycard goes Cone-tactless for Summer
Aug24

Barclaycard goes Cone-tactless for Summer

Barclaycard today announces it is piloting ‘Contactless Cones’ – a refreshing solution to reduce long queues at ice-cream vans. The self-serve ice-cream van pilot will dramatically reduce the average wait time of almost eight minutes by introducing contactless technology to a typically cash-only service.  With ‘touch and go’ payments shaving 15 seconds off each cash transaction, Contactless Cones will let customers spend less time...

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Barclays Introduces Siri Payments – Fujitsu CTO Comments
Aug22

Barclays Introduces Siri Payments – Fujitsu CTO Comments

Banks – like big retailers – are beginning to realise that offering consumer choice is a key differentiator. Voice based personal assistants like Siri will be used by some consumers but rejected by others.  It’s also not a binary choice either, as the time, place, and context of any transaction will also come into play, and acceptance will improve over time.  Banks that offer more consumer choice early – assuming it is reliable and...

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Barclays and Angel Co-Fund – back Form3 in $5m Series A funding
Jul18

Barclays and Angel Co-Fund – back Form3 in $5m Series A funding

Form3 today announced it has secured a strategic investment from Barclays, the Angel Co-Fund and several individual investors who have joined the existing shareholders in raising $5m. This latest funding will be used to continue building on Form3’s momentum in the UK and expand services across Europe and North America. Form3 will use this round of funding to continue expanding its API based Payments-as-a-Service platform to offer...

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Barclays, State Street, Credit Suisse, Bank of Ireland and Fidelity Discuss the Future of Blockchain
Jun22

Barclays, State Street, Credit Suisse, Bank of Ireland and Fidelity Discuss the Future of Blockchain

Full speaker and sponsor line-up for the Blockchain for Finance Conference on October 3-4 in Dublin has now been announced: https://goo.gl/EyT84P Barclays, State Street, Credit Suisse, Bank of Ireland & Fidelity are among 10 host sponsors who will utilise the 2nd Blockchain for Finance Conference, Europe (October 3-4, Dublin) as a platform to debate critical challenges facing financial services when it comes to blockchain...

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