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Finleap Tackles the French Market and Announces the Recruitment of its Managing Director

Finleap, the largest fintech ecosystem in Europe, supported by leading investors such as Ping An (via its "Voyageur Fund"), continues its international expansion and launches its activities in France . Nicolas Montes-Edwards will head Finleap France, based in Paris. This announcement is a logical continuation of the company's European development. Read more »

CaixaBank Named Spain’s Best Bank 2019, Western Europe’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility and Western Europe’s Best Bank Transformation by Euromoney

CaixaBank has been selected as Spain’s Best Bank 2019, Western Europe’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility 2019 and Western Europe’s Best Bank Transformation 2019 by the British magazine Euromoney. The three awards recognise the bank's transformation over recent years to become the leader in retail banking and digital banking in Spain and Portugal, and a benchmark in socially responsible banking in Europe. Read more »

Absa Group recognised as ‘Africa’s Best Transformation’ at Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2019

Absa Group has been named ‘Africa’s Best Transformation’ at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2019 held in London last night.  The award recognises a bank in each region that has made the most positive changes over the last 12 months and fundamentally transformed its business model or offering to clients in the period under review. Read more »

N26 Launches in the US

Today, N26 is launching its banking app in the US. Starting in a staged rollout, the 100,000 customers on the US waitlist will be invited to sign up and have full access to the product. A full public launch will follow later this summer. The launch in the US market marks the next step in the company’s mission to become a bank that millions of customers around the world love to use. Read more »

Changes in the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG

Commerzbank’s Supervisory Board has today appointed Roland Boekhout (56) to the Board of Managing Directors. Roland Boekhout, currently Member of the Management Board Banking at ING Group, will take on responsibility for Commerzbank's Corporate Clients segment by 1 January 2020, following the usual cooling off period. He succeeds Michael Reuther (60) who, as agreed and announced in December, will leave the Bank to embark on a new chapter in his... more Read more »

Callsign Partners with Lloyds Banking Group for Digital Identification and Authentication

Callsign has today announced that it will be working with Lloyds Banking Group on providing digital identification and authentication solutions. This latest partnership will see the bank rolling out Callsign’s platform to all customers across its core brands. The utilisation of the platform not only supports Lloyds' ongoing commitment to protecting customers from fraud but also provides an excellent and seamless customer experience. Read more »

Vedanta, YES Bank and MonetaGo join forces to pioneer digitalization in India’s USD 500 billion commercial paper market using R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain platform

Financial technology solutions provider MonetaGo has today announced that a commercial paper has been digitally issued in Asia for the first time using blockchain technology. MonetaGo completed this transaction through a partnership with banking services provided by YES Bank and the issuer Vedanta, a natural resources conglomerate. India’s highly-regulated commercial paper market involves huge amount of paperwork to be prepared by the Issuer for... more Read more »

Finantix Powers HSBC Private Banking’s Global Client Wealth Management Portal

Finantix, a leading supplier of transformational software to the wealth management, insurance and private banking industries globally, today announced that Finantix Components have been deployed by HSBC Private Banking as it launches a new global client wealth management portal for its clients. The new portal is a simplified, seamless and globally standardised platform. Read more »

The Trophy for Best Islamic Technology Provider goes to Path Solutions from the Asset

Path Solutions, the leading provider of Islamic software solutions and services, has won the title of ‘Best Islamic Technology Provider’ at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019. The award puts emphasis on the company’s Sharia-compliant financial software suite and recognizes innovation and impact in advancing the Islamic financial services industry. Read more »

Hawaii State FCU Chooses Baker Hill NextGen® To Support Rapid Growth in Commercial Lending

Baker Hill, a leading financial technology provider, delivering solutions for common loan origination, risk and relationship management, CECL, and smart data analytics, announced that Hawaii State FCU, Hawaii’s largest credit union lender, has chosen Baker Hill NextGen® to support its rapid growth in commercial lending. Read more »

SunTec Xelerate® helps Banks accelerate Digital Transformation by ‘Hollowing out the Core’

SunTec, the leader in revenue management and customer experience orchestration, announced the launch of Xelerate® Digital Core – an extremely low risk approach for banks to accelerate their Digital transformation journey, without having to replace their functionally stable legacy core systems. Read more »

Bank of Kigali Plc Selects Temenos to Power its Digital Transformation Strategy

Bank of Kigali Plc has selected Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, to power its digital transformation journey in order to support its regional growth plans and realize its financial inclusion objectives. Read more »

Lloyds Bank Collaborates with Blue Motor Finance to Develop Instant Payments

Europe’s fastest growing company, Blue Motor Finance, today announces a new collaboration with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking API Lab The companies are partnering on an innovative Faster Payments and Direct Debit API to ensure individual motor traders and dealerships receive instant loan payments. The new programme brings together Europe’s fastest growing FinTech start-up and one of the UK’s largest banks. The two companies have a longstanding... more Read more »

Research Reveals Investor Confusion Over Risks Involved when Investing through Property Investment Platforms

New research* from secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance reveals a lack of understanding of some of the fundamental risks involved through investing through property investment platforms. 75% of investors who have used these platforms wrongly believe first charge secured debt/loans are riskier than second charge mezzanine debt/loans.  A further 7% said they didn’t know which was riskier. It also revealed 18% of retail investors who have used... more Read more »

Fintech Firm Countingup Opens New Cardiff Office

Countingup, the UK’s number one small business banking and accounting app, has announced it is opening a new office on Cathedral Road. Countingup will focus on providing account management and out-of-hours customer support from the new Cardiff base.  The account management team has already seen several team members join with recruitment currently underway for the customer support team. The office came about following an initial approach from... more Read more »

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