Temenos MarketPlace and Codat bring accounting integration for banks

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announces that Codat has joined Temenos MarketPlace. Codat provides a universal API which connects to the most widely used business accounting platforms. Through Temenos MarketPlace, Temenos’ platform for connecting banks with the best in complementary fintech solutions, the company will provide pre-integrated access between banks and their Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) clients’... more Read more »

State Street Announces New Partnership With iCapital Network

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced it has entered into a new partnership with iCapital Network[1], the financial technology platform setting the industry standard for delivering access and efficiency in alternative investing. Read more »

EMQ Opens Gateway to China

EMQ, a global financial settlement network today announced that customers from around the world can make secure and reliable cross-border money transfers to their family or friends leveraging the company’s extensive real-time pay-out network. EMQ has the widest coverage in China, currently covering 126 banks and will be expanding to over 150 banks in the coming months. Read more »

Revolut enters UK savings market with easy-access account that offers a market-leading rate of 1.35%

Revolut, the global financial platform with over ten million customers in the UK and Europe, has today entered the UK savings market, in partnership with Flagstone, offering an easy-access savings account with a limited market-leading interest rate of 1.35% AER.  The new Savings Vault, which is FSCS protected up to £85,000 through Paragon Bank, is an addition to Revolut’s popular Vaults feature.  Read more »

Monzo and Starling Among Account Switching Winners

Just five UK banks, two of them challengers, managed a net gain of customers in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures from the Current Account Switch Service. Nationwide Building Society continues to have the largest net switching gain among the Current Account Switch Service’s 49 participant, putting on 25,355 customers in the quarter. Digital challenger Monzo gained 21,576, HSBC 17,204, Starling 7,075 and tiny ethical player Triodos... more Read more »

Barclays announces new fintech partnership with insurance pioneer, Nimbla

In a high street banking first, Barclays has announced a partnership with Nimbla, a pioneer of single invoice insurance. Barclays’ one million SME clients will have the opportunity to benefit from the partnership, with the new ability to take out insurance against individual invoices, rather than the whole book. Read more »

PeoplesBank Selects NYMBUS SmartMarketing™ & SmartOnboarding™ Platform

NYMBUS, a provider of the world’s most advanced financial services platform, today announced PeoplesBank has selected NYMBUS SmartMarketing and SmartOnboarding to unify key aspects of their marketing, onboarding and CRM. The integrated business strategy will create dynamic connections for attracting new consumers while maximizing the experience and value of the institution’s existing banking customers. Read more »

Bankingblocks Teams up with WL Payments

Bankingblocks, an Amsterdam-based wholesale banking provider for fintech and payment companies, teams up with WL Payments to provide a true omni-channel, universal payment gateway. Read more »

New Digital Bank Vive Receives Banking Licence

New UK digital bank Vive has received a banking licence with restriction from the Bank of England. The new bank will be offering personal loans and a fixed-rate savings account and launching with with an Open Banking-based money management app. Vive is aiming to capture the underserved market of customers who struggle to access affordable credit. Read more »

Tencent and DST Global Pump $115 Million into Qonto

French neobank Qonto has raised $115 million in Series C funding from Tencent and DST Global to double down on existing markets, develop new features to tailor its products to specific markets, and grow staff numbers from 200 to 300 during 2020. The online-only bank for SMEs, freelancers, and startups offers expense management, company card issuing and cash flow services to 65,000 accounts internationally. Earlier this month, the bank announced... more Read more »

Temenos helps new U.S. digital banks go live in 90 days with the most functionally rich and technologically advanced, front-to-back SaaS digital banking offering

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today launches a front-to-back banking software as a service designed uniquely for the US market – with pre-integrated U.S. banking products and services designed to deliver an outstanding customer experience.  Leveraging the power of its Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact banking products built on its modern cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and API-first technology, Temenos has developed the... more Read more »

Backbase Opens New APAC headquarters in Singapore

Digital banking software provider, Backbase, has today announced the launch of its new regional headquarters in Singapore. Off the back of strong growth in the past few years, the regional centre in Singapore will strengthen its regional footprint to ensure greater proximity to clients and provide high-quality services and expertise to businesses in Asia Pacific (APAC).  Read more »

TONIK Selects Finastra’s Core Banking Solution to Power Southeast Asia’s First Pure-play Licensed Digital Bank

 Finastra announced today that TONIK, the first licensed digital-only bank in Southeast Asia, has selected Fusion Essence in the cloud to power its end-to-end core banking capabilities. The move will support TONIK as it launches its retail deposit and customer loans services in the Philippines, giving it agility and the ability to scale quickly. Read more »

Rabobank Invests in Digital Mortgage Broker Trussle

Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), the strategic investment fund of Rabobank, has contributed to a £7.5 million funding round in online UK mortgage broker Trussle The Dutch bank was joined by existing investors Goldman Sachs Growth, Finch Capital and BBVA-backed Propel Venture in backing the firm, which last raised £13.6 million in Series B financing in May 2018. Trussle is one of a new breed of fintech startups that uses proprietary automation and a... more Read more »

CaixaBank applies artificial intelligence to augment employee training

CaixaBank has started to use artificial intelligence to improve the acquisition of new skills among its employees. The financial institution, chaired by Jordi Gual and with chief executive officer Gonzalo Gortázar, has launched a new version of Virtaula, an online training platform for its entire workforce, incorporating artificial intelligence to identify each employee's areas of interest and recommend courses tailored to their individual... more Read more »


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