Exclusive: ‘A question of standards’ – Eric Bayle, Société Générale and Edward Ireland, Bottomline Technologies in “The Paytech Magazine”
Nov23

Exclusive: ‘A question of standards’ – Eric Bayle, Société Générale and Edward Ireland, Bottomline Technologies in “The Paytech Magazine”

Eric Bayle, Head of UK-based global transaction banking team for Société Générale, and Edward Ireland, Global Solution Lead for Bottomline Technologies, believe ISO 20022 and SWIFT gpi show interoperability between crossborder payment schemes is not just desirable, but possible Legacy banks across the world, which have long enjoyed a highly lucrative near-monopoly on providing complex monetary transactions, such as crossborder...

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Fintech Finance Presents – The Fintech Show 4.06: AI vs Employee
Nov19

Fintech Finance Presents – The Fintech Show 4.06: AI vs Employee

In today’s episode of the Fintech Show we cover artificial intelligence and payments – two elements of a bank that are radically changing in a way that even half a decade ago, we couldn’t have conceived. Joining Ali Paterson in the studio we have Victoria Harverson in Singapore from Smartstream Technologies. Dialling in from New York we have Bjorn Austraat, SVP, Agile AI for Wells Fargo and bringing in the payments aspect we...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Magazine Issue 06
Oct19

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Magazine Issue 06

We at Fintech Finance are proud to present our latest edition of The Paytech Magazine! There has been so much going on this the Paytech sphere and we provide updates on key Neobanks, such as Banking Circle, Manzil and ESG. Included in this issue are commentaries by Marcel van Oost, who compares two leading neobanks as well as a delve into how ISO 20022 & SWIFT gpi show interoperability between crossborder payments. We finally look...

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Discover Sibos 2020
Oct05

Discover Sibos 2020

To celebrate what is turning out to be one of the biggest Sibos events ever, we are proud to present a special edition of “Discover Sibos 2020” “Although the pandemic has affected so many areas of our lives, we need to become united across the globe in looking for new ways to succeed and flourish… To not see the limitations but the opportunities of change.” That quote comes from Natalie Abalo-Ratcliffe. Natalie is a...

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Google Apigee’s Head of Strategy for Finance, Paul Rohan, teaches Open Banking in an online course
Aug27

Google Apigee’s Head of Strategy for Finance, Paul Rohan, teaches Open Banking in an online course

Open Banking is a game-changing innovation. With a global market so pivotal that it generated $7.29 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $43.15 billion by 2026. The first month of 2020 saw Plaid’s 5.3Bn acquisition, followed 6 months later by Mastercard buying Finicity, showing the industry’s interest in acquiring the fintech enablers of Open Banking. Large banking institutions like DBS, Société Générale and Wells...

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FinTech Connect Presents: DX Connect
Jul14

FinTech Connect Presents: DX Connect

FinTech Connect is bringing the sector 9 hours of digital keynotes and panels over a three day complimentary digital event that will help the ecosystem make sense of what is the ‘new normal’ in financial services. DX Connect Digital will challenge the status quo in financial services and address how players can adapt to the ‘new normal’. We are in a unique period of change where digital transformation is more than just a...

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FF Virtual Arena: Swift GPI & Universal Confirmations
Jul09

FF Virtual Arena: Swift GPI & Universal Confirmations

Today on The Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, join Bottomline Technologies, Société Générale and of course Fintech Finance’s General – Ali Paterson as they are going to be discussing the huge changes coming to...

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Major Eurozone banks start the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution, the European Payments Initiative (EPI)
Jul03

Major Eurozone banks start the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution, the European Payments Initiative (EPI)

A group of 16 major European banks from five countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) paved the way for the future launch of the European Payments Initiative (EPI).  The ambition of EPI is to create a unified pan-European payment solution leveraging Instant Payments/SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), offering a card for consumers and merchants across Europe, a digital wallet and P2P payments. The solution...

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Thanks to Sopra Banking Software technology, La Banque Postale launches its instant payment service in Europe
Jun17

Thanks to Sopra Banking Software technology, La Banque Postale launches its instant payment service in Europe

Sopra Banking Software, global leader in banking and specialised financing software, supports La Banque Postale with its instant payment roll out. The French bank is using Sopra Banking Software’s Instant Payment solution to enable its customers to issue and receive instant payments in Euros, across the SEPA zone. Exchange access on a European level From November 2018, the bank’s customers can receive instant payments (IP) nationally....

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Societe Generale Securities Services strengthens client coverage with two new appointment
Apr28

Societe Generale Securities Services strengthens client coverage with two new appointment

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) announces the appointment of Stewart Gladstone as Head of Segment & Solutions for Banks and Financial Intermediaries and Steve Gutowski as Director of Sales and Relationship Management for Broker Dealers. In his new role, Stewart Gladstone will lead the strategy, sales and relationship management of new and existing global banking and financial intermediary clients. As part of Steve...

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Louis Dreyfus Company, ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro complete the first Agricultural Commodity Trade through Blockchain
Jan22

Louis Dreyfus Company, ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro complete the first Agricultural Commodity Trade through Blockchain

The enhanced Easy Trading Connect (ETC) blockchain prototype reduces time spent on processing documents and data from hours to minutes, and allows for a larger trading scope  Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd (Bohi), ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro have successfully completed the first full agricultural commodity transaction using a blockchain platform. For the first time ever in the agricultural...

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Societe Generale Launches its first Innovation Week in the UK
Nov07

Societe Generale Launches its first Innovation Week in the UK

Societe Generale today launched its very first Innovation Week in the UK, which will bring together staff, experts from the industry, and FinTechs to have open discussions to encourage collaboration, the sharing of ideas, as well as emerging opportunities. Based across three key themes, Tech Day, SG Innovation in Action and FinTech Day *, Innovation Week will showcase the bank’s progress and ambitions in terms of technological...

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Societe Generale Appoints Anthony Woolley as Head of Innovation for the UK
Oct17

Societe Generale Appoints Anthony Woolley as Head of Innovation for the UK

Societe Generale is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Woolley as Head of Innovation for the UK, effective 1st September 2017. Based in London, he reports jointly to Philippe Robeyns, Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa and Aymeril Hoang, Head of Innovation for the Group. In his new role, Anthony is responsible for strengthening connections between Societe Generale and the FinTech sector in order...

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Lombard Risk Extends its Global Strategic Partnership with Societe Generale
Mar01

Lombard Risk Extends its Global Strategic Partnership with Societe Generale

Lombard Risk Management plc  announces that it has extended its global strategic partnership with Societe Generale, one of the largest financial services groups in the world, for the Collateral Management Solution COLLINE. Societe Generale will use the award-winning collateral management solution to centralise and automate its cross-product collateral management operations across its various business lines. This includes both Societe...

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Blockchain oil-trade test ING and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Feb22

Blockchain oil-trade test ING and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

ING and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking present blockchain prototype testing results coinciding with IP Week in London together with trading house Mercuria The “Easy Trading Connect” platform is the first comprehensive and realistic use of blockchain technology focusing on commodity trade and finance Technology has the potential to transform the industry Testing indicates dramatic improvements are feasible in terms...

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Societe Generale Partners with American Express in Africa
Dec01

Societe Generale Partners with American Express in Africa

The agreement involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals Societe Generale announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal. The agreement involves both online sales and POS payments through...

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Société Générale Launch Next-Gen Card with OT Motion Code
Nov24

Société Générale Launch Next-Gen Card with OT Motion Code

As a leading e-commerce bank in France, Societe Generale’s priority is to continuously strengthen the security of online payments while making its customers’ everyday lives easier. Following successful testing among more than 500 people, Societe Generale is one of the first global banks to offer its retail customers in France these next-generation cards featuring a dynamic security code. This innovative solution, OT MOTION CODE,...

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La Banque Postale to be Merging Payments System in  a Partnership
Jun22

La Banque Postale to be Merging Payments System in a Partnership

  Société Générale and La Banque Postale have today just signed a memorandum of understanding to expand the operations of their joint venture Transactis, from card transactions to European and international wire transfers and direct debits. Since the successful payment card processing partnership that enabled the banks to achieve significant savings in unit-transaction handling costs between 2008 and 2015, and the inclusion of...

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