Litecoin hard fork – comment from eToro
Feb19

Litecoin hard fork – comment from eToro

Iqbal Gandham, UK Managing Director at eToro, one of Europe’s largest cryptocurrency retailers: “Unlike with Bitcoin Cash, which was aimed at solving scaling problems, there appears to be little value in this fork for Litecoin. A split from the original coin does not seem to improve on the technology, nor does it offer any obvious benefit to the Litecoin platform. “The reality is that a few users wish to create a fork which allows...

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HelloGold’s GOLDX Cryptocurrency is World’s First to Earn Shariah-Compliance
Feb16

HelloGold’s GOLDX Cryptocurrency is World’s First to Earn Shariah-Compliance

GOLDX has earned the world’s first Shariah-compliance certification. Certified by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors, GOLDX is the world’s first fully operational Ethereum ERC20 token backed by 99.99% investment-grade gold. GOLDX received Shariah-compliant certification because its issuance process and audited asset holdings ensure transparency, certainty and immediacy of transactions. Robin Lee, CEO and Co-founder of...

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Interest rates: BoE plans could be taking advantage of pre-Brexit conditions
Feb09

Interest rates: BoE plans could be taking advantage of pre-Brexit conditions

Stuart Law, CEO at Assetz Capital “The Bank of England should be cautious about raising interest rates by too much in a short space of time. There’s a high probability that any rises could simply be a way to take advantage of the opportunity, whilst it exists, to hike up interest rates ahead of Brexit in case there is a need to then drop them again. “It’s also unlikely that peak interest rates will rise above 2% in this cycle, and...

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Sysnet clients up for a hat trick of Security Awards at 2018 Card & Payments Awards
Feb01

Sysnet clients up for a hat trick of Security Awards at 2018 Card & Payments Awards

PCI DSS compliance clients shortlisted at UK and Ireland’s leading industry awards Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry, is delighted to announce that three of its clients – Elavon Merchant Services, Worldpay, and Lloyds Bank Cardnet – are all shortlisted for ‘Best Security or Anti-Fraud Development’ at the 2018 Card & Payments Awards. The Card &...

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Wojciech Rybak, Bank Millennium: Industry Evolution
Jan30

Wojciech Rybak, Bank Millennium: Industry Evolution

Wojciech Rybak from Bank Millennium speaks to us about how the industry will evolve.

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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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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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FICO Partners with 4most Europe to Accelerate Banks’ Regulatory Compliance
Jan23

FICO Partners with 4most Europe to Accelerate Banks’ Regulatory Compliance

Analytics software firm FICO today announced a partnership with risk analytics consultants 4most Europe to help European financial institutions comply with banking regulations. 4most, a leading European firm in regulatory risk analytics and programme management, will deliver FICO® Decision Central™ software for analytic model governance to customers, and provide consulting. Under European regulations, it is increasingly important for...

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Atos launches three new services to enhance its global FinTech Partner Program
Jan17

Atos launches three new services to enhance its global FinTech Partner Program

Atos announces three new initiatives to strengthen its global FinTech Partner program; FinLab, its cloud-based platform to facilitate the creation of new joint services; FinHub, a Fintech on-boarding program and FinNet, an insights and trends knowledge portal. Uniting FinTechs, InsurTechs and RegTechs with top Financial Services businesses, Atos FinTech Partner program aims to co-create and bring-to-market new services. FinLab: A...

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Record Sales Ensure Successful Year for Checkprint
Jan04

Record Sales Ensure Successful Year for Checkprint

Hinckley-based Checkprint has enjoyed its most successful year to date after achieving a record turnover for 2017. The organisation, a member of the TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, reached a pre-audit, unconsolidated sales figure of £5.2 million, representing a like for like rise of 19.5% on the previous year. This growth is attributable to a number of...

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WHAT is MiFID II and How Will It Impact SMEs?
Jan03

WHAT is MiFID II and How Will It Impact SMEs?

MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directives II) is a law that comes into force today – and it’s going to radically transform the way assets are traded and how money is managed for investors. For those that don’t have the time to read the 7,000-page document, here’s a quick summary of the new law– and why it could – inadvertently – make it harder for small and medium businesses (SMEs) to grow. MiFID II is the EU ‘s...

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LogRhythm introduces standalone User and Entity Behaviour Analytics offering
Dec20

LogRhythm introduces standalone User and Entity Behaviour Analytics offering

LogRhythm UEBA provides increased security coverage, faster threat detection with minimal investment LogRhythm announced it has entered the User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) market with the introduction of LogRhythm UEBA, an independent analytics product that enhances the security of environments for customers that wish to augment a non-LogRhythm SIEM or introduce a standalone UEBA product if there is no formal SIEM in place....

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Can You Accept Global Payment Standards?
Dec15

Can You Accept Global Payment Standards?

Arnaud Crouzet, General Secretary, nexo standards, reviews key highlights from the global payment acceptance standards body’s annual conference. I hadn’t expected the sport of fencing to feature at the recent nexo standards annual conference in Berlin. When François Mezzina of nexo member, Total, however, used the sport to explain to the international audience of schemes, merchants, processors, acquirers and other payment stakeholders...

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Three Tips To Secure Your Crypto Assets – Inspired By Tether Case
Dec05

Three Tips To Secure Your Crypto Assets – Inspired By Tether Case

Recently Tether platform that used to claim its security and transparency thanks to blockchain technologies, lost $31 mln from its main wallet. It happened through malicious action by an external attacker. Given that Tether is not going to redeem any of stolen tokens, the key questions arises again – what’s about security? This case has shaken the global belief in crypto currency market, and even put the key digital...

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E-commerce Fraud Sizable, says LexisNexis Risk Solutions True Cost of Fraud Study
Nov16

E-commerce Fraud Sizable, says LexisNexis Risk Solutions True Cost of Fraud Study

As mobile payments continue to grow in acceptance, fraud will likely increase, as well LexisNexis® Risk Solutions released its 2017 True Cost of Fraud℠ study on the e-commerce sector. The study notably finds that mid/large sized e-commerce retailers face higher costs of fraud than smaller outlets who see less than $10 million in e-commerce sales. According to the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Fraud Multiplier™, for every dollar of fraud,...

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FCA Proposed Ban on Inducements and Restricting Mandatory Qualifications for certain staff only, is a double blow for Consumers
Nov15

FCA Proposed Ban on Inducements and Restricting Mandatory Qualifications for certain staff only, is a double blow for Consumers

A proposal by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ban the offering or acceptance of inducements within the financial services profession could ultimately hurt consumers, says the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). In its response to the FCA’s consultation on the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) CP 17/28, the registered charity and professional body broadly welcomes the FCA’s proposals to ensure...

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GoodBox: The Contactless Solution that makes Giving to Charity as Easy as it should be
Nov13

GoodBox: The Contactless Solution that makes Giving to Charity as Easy as it should be

UK tech startup GoodBox announces a £2.4 million raise on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to accelerate production of thousands of additional GoodBox devices, making charitable giving seamless across the UK. This follows new partnerships with the Church of England and Imperial Health Charity, as both establishments roll out the pioneering GoodBox technology in 12 UK cathedrals, 5 hospitals including St Mary’s Hospital London as...

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PSD2 Prompt Banks to Rethink Fraud Intervention
Nov03

PSD2 Prompt Banks to Rethink Fraud Intervention

Steve Morgan, Managing Director of UK/Europe at Intelenet® Global Services, says banks can partner with external digital experts to tackle the problem of fraud Today the European Banking Association closes its consultation on draft guidelines for reporting fraud under revised PSD2. Banking fraud is one of the most challenging issues facing the industry, with more than 5,000 cases of fraud reported every day in Britain in the first...

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Will Amazon Accept Bitcoin this month, and will Crypto Currency become Mainstream?
Oct23

Will Amazon Accept Bitcoin this month, and will Crypto Currency become Mainstream?

In a thought-provoking viewpoint for ParcelHero, Forbes’ digital currency specialist Roger Aitken asks if Amazon will adopt Bitcoin as early as this month, and says we should all consider joining the crypto currency party. In a wake-up call to investors and consumers, the award-winning Forbes’ cryptocurrency journalist Roger Aitken has revealed that a global petition urging Amazon to accept Bitcoin has already gained...

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LendIt Conference 2017: David Pope, HooYu
Oct20

LendIt Conference 2017: David Pope, HooYu

David Pope from HooYu speaks to us at LendIt Conference 2017.

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Racefields’ Debt Trading Platform Lists £5.7 Million of Bridging Loans in Two Weeks
Oct09

Racefields’ Debt Trading Platform Lists £5.7 Million of Bridging Loans in Two Weeks

Racefields’ debt trading platform RCX has amassed a listings value of over£5.7 million just two weeks after launching. All of the listings have come from bridging lenders and are valued between £254,000 and £1.7 million. The listings are a mixture of development, residential, commercial and land. From this point on RCX expects a steady stream of product to hit the platform including more bridging loans, P2P loans and all other types...

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The Right International Payment Systems can be the Catalyst for Enabling Fast-growing Businesses.
Sep21

The Right International Payment Systems can be the Catalyst for Enabling Fast-growing Businesses.

Nick Pedersen, Managing Director of EQ Global comments: “It’s no surprise that the global economy is labelled – at the most diplomatic level – as ‘volatile’, given the uncertain political and economic situation. What is in fact being described is a deformed structure which is caught in a perpetual trap of boom-bust financial cycles, meaning the global economy is causing concern for businesses as debt ratios rise to...

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Expert Comment: Do we really need a new £10 Note?
Sep13

Expert Comment: Do we really need a new £10 Note?

On September 14, the Bank of England is set to replace the classic £10 note with a polymer alternative. The £10 paper banknote is the oldest Bank of England banknote currently in circulation, and is in need of being updated to take advantage of security features present in modern bank notes. The current £10 note is vulnerable to sophisticated counterfeiters, but as the UK becomes ever more cashless, the need for a revamped £10 note is...

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Deutsche Börse Wrangles Data with Trifacta to Create New Exchange Market Products
Aug24

Deutsche Börse Wrangles Data with Trifacta to Create New Exchange Market Products

One of the world’s largest market infrastructure providers selects Trifacta as a critical component of its modern big data technology stack Trifacta announced that Deutsche Börse AG has implemented Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise to accelerate the preparation of granular and complex data for new insights and data products. “As one of the few exchange groups globally, we operate across the whole trading and clearing value chain and deal...

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UAE-based FinTech Start-up Secures $700K Investment
Aug23

UAE-based FinTech Start-up Secures $700K Investment

NOW Money has secured an investment of $700,000 from two U.S. based venture capital investors – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, and Newid Capital. Both Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital make investments that target the financially underserved.  Venture Lab invests capital in, and provides support to, innovative FinTech start-ups that increase access to, improve the...

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