- 14.07.2021 03:00 pm
Ralf Ohlhausen Executive Advisor, at PPRO:
- 14.07.2021 12:55 pm
The Bank of England’s latest Financial Stability Report, released this week, points to the particular vulnerability of the SME sector as the economy emerges from COVID-19 restrictions. The twice-yearly reports, compiled by the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee, sounded a warning about increased corporate indebtedness, in particular amongst smaller firms with weaker balance sheets. SUMMARY
New structured message formats for exchanging information around Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit are crucial in supporting the digitalization of trade finance
- 14.07.2021 11:05 am
Railsbank, the leading global Embedded Finance platform, has raised USD$70 million in its latest funding round. The latest fundraise was led by Anthos Capital and attracted a range of investors including Central Capital (VC arm of Indonesia’s largest privately held bank), Cohen and Company (the founder of Bancorp), and Chris Adelsbach’s new fund Outrun Ventures. Existing investors also participated.
2020 Retail Banking Radar revealed 25% of bank branches expected to close in the next three years Only 30% of European consumers surveyed anticipate using a branch for product advisory or purchases Customers willing to purchase products digitally increased to 50% from 33% a year before Up to 18% of consumers use price comparison websites to research financial products
Today Ascenda, the technology company that makes banking rewarding, revealed consumer confidence in travel is returning quickly according to leading indicators from its bank solution TransferConnect, the world’s largest global exchange for frequent traveller miles and points.
Unbound Security, leader in cryptographic key management and protection solutions, today announced that Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB) has deployed Unbound CORE to tokenise credit card and other personally identifiable information (PII) to improve data security as part of its migration to the cloud.
APImetrics and tomato pay Partner to Provide Accurate Production Performance Metrics for UK Open Banking APIs
APImetricshas partnered with tomato pay, QR-code-based payments app for businesses and sole traders, to launch the first independent production monitoring dashboard for Open Banking APIs.
Hardbacon Encourages Canadians to Shop for Financial Products With First National Advertising Campaign
Hardbacon, a personal finance application that helps you achieve your financial goals, launches a national advertising campaign today encouraging Canadians to shop for financial products, while shining light on the best way to do it.
The London Institute of Banking & Finance Partners with ADGM Academy and LendIt Fintech to Launch Ground-Breaking new Certified Fintech Practitioner MENA Course
- 13.07.2021 12:30 pm
Certified FinTech Practitioner MENA is a new programme developed jointly by The London Institute of Banking & Finance and LendIt Fintech, and delivered in partnership with ADGM Academy in MENA, which aims to help bank and fintech executives get to grips with this new world of fintech. It’s open for registrations now, with the course starting this September.
Frothy Stock Market Valuations, a Dash for Cash and Digital Money – All on Bank of England’s Risk Radar
- 13.07.2021 10:55 am
The economic outlook has improved, but risks to the recovery remain. Banks have the capital and liquidity to be able to support the economy. Risky asset prices have continued to increase, partly due to higher risk taking. New monetary tools being explored to stop a ‘dash for cash’. Bank of England testing financial sector’s resilience to climate change. Spotlight turned on digital money.
Retail banks have been issued a warning by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about continuing weaknesses and failings surrounding their financial crime controls.
Leading AI-powered credit decision platform provider, Scienaptic, announced that American Cycle Finance (ACF) has successfully deployed its platform. The implementation empowers ACF to assist its partner motorcycle dealers in selling more vehicles to customers with limited or no credit history through sharper, AI-driven credit decisions.
he National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) and Finastra have partnered to bring about positive change in the mortgage industry, meeting the needs of underserved communities and developing a more diverse mortgage workforce. As a Diamond Plus Partner to NAMMBA, Finastra will support the purpose-driven organization’s efforts to enrich and improve the situations of women and minorities who work in the real estate... more
New Service Model Designed Specifically for Institutional Investors in the Middle East and North Africa First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC (FAB) and State Street Corporation today announced a new strategic alliance that leverages FAB’s regional securities services expertise, incorporating the largest direct custody network in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and State Street’s global strength and capabilities.