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Secutech Thailand to return in October alongside Digital Thailand Big Bang

In a boost to Thailand’s smart city and digital infrastructure sectors, the organisers of Secutech Thailand, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, have announced that the 7th edition of the fair will be co-located with Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019. The two fairs will take place from 28 – 31 October 2019 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, providing trade visitors with plenty of cross-sector sourcing opportunities.  

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:59
Nielsen report finds outbound Chinese tourists continue to embrace mobile payment while overseas merchants enjoy benefits of wider adoption

Nielsen and Alipay have jointly released a new survey titled “2018 trends of Chinese mobile payment in outbound tourism,” shedding light on the latest trends in outbound tourism and the consumption habits of Chinese travelers. 

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:56
Distressed Loan Settlement: A Time for Change

Settling LSTA distressed loan trades in the secondary market is complex and time-consuming. Unlike the par loan market, distressed features additional requirements for inventory management, due diligence and documentation. As a result, the average settlement time for distressed loans in 2018 was more than four times greater (T+67) than that of par/near par loans (T+16). 

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:48
QashBack to Launch Southeast Asia's First Blockchain-Powered Reputation Management & Permission-Based Marketing Platform in 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:36
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Objectway Acquires Algorfin From Unione Fiduciaria

Objectway, the leading Fintech group in Italy and one of the premier European players in software and services for the wealth, investment and asset management industries, acquired Algorfin, the software and services division of Unione Fiduciaria S.p.A.

Algorfin is specialised in IT and administrative outsourcing services for Asset Management Companies, Custodian Banks and other financial operators, through the Archimede, Diogene and Archimede Governance software platforms.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:34
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Intesa Sanpaolo signs agreement with the Italian Federation of Public Establishments

Intesa Sanpaolo and FIPE (Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi - Italian Federation of Public Establishments) have signed an agreement for the benefit of the Federation's member companies (more than 100,000) operating in the catering, entertainment and tourism sectors.

The purpose is to provide the companies with customised tools for their day-to-day operations and to respond to new needs: digital payments, electronic invoicing and loans aimed at improving the quality of services and their ability to compete.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:31
MineralTree Partners with Mastercard to drive accounts payable payments to commercial cards

Today MineralTree, the Accounts Payable and Payment Automation solution provider, announced that it integrates Mastercard In Control with its platform to drive the growth of Accounts Payable (AP) payments using commercial virtual cards.

“MineralTree is redefining how middle-market businesses manage AP,” said BC Krishna, MineralTree founder and CEO. “The success we’ve seen with this integration confirms our shared vision of enabling financial institutions to offer solutions that optimize cash flow, eliminate inefficiencies, and improve controls for their clients.”

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:26
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Fime enhances payments biz with new hires

As part of the ongoing expansion of its banking and payments security and consultancy offering, Fime has confirmed the appointments of Arnaud Crouzet and Edouard Baroin.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:22
Tech sector economic report: Tech sector growth weakest for three years as uncertainty begins to bite

Key findings

§  UK tech companies indicate loss of momentum in the final quarter of 2018

§  Business activity expands at slowest pace since Q4 2015

§  Tech sector much more upbeat than the rest of the UK economy regarding business outlook in 2019

KPMG UK Tech Monitor Index

Above 50 = growth, seasonally adjusted

Sources: KPMG, IHS Markit

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:11

The Nottingham Building Society has today announced its Chief Risk Officer, Charles Roe, has been appointed as an Executive Director of the Society.

Charles joined The Nottingham in April 2018 as Chief Risk Officer and is accountable for the design of the Society’s risk monitoring plans, ensuring they provide assurance and control over key risks; and assessing the effectiveness of The Nottingham’s Risk Management Framework.

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:06


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