Venio, the mobile application providing "nano-credit" facilities to consumers in emerging markets accessed via a smartphone, has begun offering easy-to-access credit facilities to unbanked consumers in its maiden emerging market, the Philippines.
IQPC Ltd, the organiser of FinTech Connect which is the UK’s largest financial technology trade show with over 6,000 attendees in 2019, has announced that the 2020 edition will take place as an online event.
NatWest have announced a partnership with Synalogik, a member of their Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, to provide an innovative software platform that will allow the bank to automate their compliance and intelligence checks.
- 24.07.2020 10:22 am
Flowe, the benefit corporation of Mediolanum Group, an emerging Italian e-money institution that aims to educate young people on innovation and economic, social and environmental sustainability, chooses SIA, a leading European hi-tech company in the payment services and infrastructures sector controlled by CDP Equity, as its partner to support the offer of innovative digital services in the areas of e-money, payments, current accounts, loans and... more
Orange and NSIA launch Orange Bank Africa to provide greater access to financial services in West Africa
- 24.07.2020 07:43 am
Orange (www.Orange.com), a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA (www.GroupeNSIA.com), a leader of bancassurance, are pleased to announce the launch of Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan and Côte d’Ivoire. Orange Bank Africa, headed by Jean-Louis Menann-Kouamé, will offer clients a range of simple savings and credit services available at all times via mobile phone.
Global analytics software provider FICO today released its May 2020 analysis of UK card trends, which shows the impact of COVID-19 on the credit market. FICO monitors the UK credit market using data reported by the UK’s leading credit card issuers, through its FICO® Benchmark Reporting Service. FICO’s analysis of May 2020 activity provides a clear picture of the impact of COVID-19.
- 23.07.2020 11:02 am
As consumers increasingly leverage digital channels for their banking needs, Finzly, a modern fintech provider of banking applications for foreign exchange, trade finance, payments and digital banking, announced the availability of its contactless consumer digital account opening solutions that empower community financial institutions to deliver convenient, modern banking experiences to account holders while eliminating manual processing and... more
- 22.07.2020 06:22 am
Chip, the clever savings app that has helped its users put aside more than £150 million to date, has begun the roll-out of Interest Accounts in a move towards democratising savings. The first savings account to be available via the new platform is eligible for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and offers a highly competitive easy access rate of 0.90% AER (Annual Equivalent Rate). The rate is above inflation and significantly... more
SEED Group partners with ABAKA to bring the world’s first AI-powered digital saving and retirement platform to the UAE
SEED Group, a subsidiary company of The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, today announced a strategic partnership with ABAKA, the global leader in digital saving and retirement enterprise SaaS solutions, that will allow United Arab Emirates (UAE) financial institutions to integrate ABAKA’s
A fifth of Brits consider switching savings account in the next year, making the savings market a key battleground between incumbents and challenger banks
- 21.07.2020 09:05 am
New research by fintech company Deposit Solutions suggests that the country’s largest retail banking brands’ ascendency in the savings account market could be under threat. According to Deposit Solutions’ analysis, a fifth (20%) of British consumers are considering switching savings account provider in the next 12 months.
- 20.07.2020 11:32 am
Tide, the UK’s leading business banking platform, has announced the start of a new multi-year strategic partnership with Mastercard to further enhance its innovative SME banking services, with Tide becoming a principle Mastercard issuer. This partnership cements Tide’s position as a leader in digital business banking, and means Tide will now settle funds directly with Mastercard.
Banks must resolve explainability and “black box” risk governance challenges to succeed with AI post-pandemic, says Economist Intelligence Unit report supported by Temenos
Data bias, “black box” risk, and lack of human oversight are the main governance issues for banks using AI, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report “Overseeing AI: Governing artificial intelligence in banking”. The report is based on a review of global regulatory guidance on AI risks and governance in banking carried out by the EIU on behalf of Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company.
- 14.07.2020 11:32 am
Digital banking software provider, Backbase, has today announced the launch of its new offices in Sydney and Melbourne. With the expansion, Backbase is well positioned to cater to the evolving digital banking landscape in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
- 13.07.2020 01:58 pm
London Lanistar, the hassle free banking alternative set to revolutionise how customers streamline their money, has today announced that it has agreed terms in its latest funding round, raising £15 million. Milaya Capital’s investment sees the VC value Lanistar at £150 million ahead of its winter 2020 launch, after agreeing terms to contribute £15 million in exchange for a 10% stake in the company.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Leverages Mphasis’ Testing Centre of Excellence to Support Business Alignment Objectives
Mphasis (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specialising in cloud and cognitive services, has signed a multi-year deal with Royal Bank of Scotland plc, one of the largest international banking and financial services companies.