Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa will be Hosted by SWIFT

SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) 2016 will take place from 17-19 May 2016 in Mauritius. ARC, now in its 23rd year, brings together policy makers, industry leaders and the broader financial community from across the African continent. Typically attracting up to 500 delegates from around 40 countries, ARC is a unique forum for networking, education, discussion and debate. Read more »

The Winners of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge are Announced

UBS has announced the winners of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge at the Global Final held in Zurich, Switzerland Three winners of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge were selected from over 600 participants from 52 countries. The Global Final is the culmination of a four-month competition that aims to identify innovative and potentially disruptive technological ideas and solutions to support the transformation of the banking industry. Read more »

Swave to Get a Boost from Lloyds Banking Group

Fintech start-up Swave has secured an unrivalled opportunity to benefit from the expertise of Britain’s biggest banking group after recently winning the Consumer Financial Literacy category of an open innovation challenge run by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Read more »

Startup LISNR Accelerated By PowerMoves.NOLA And Morgan Stanley

 LISNR, the creator of SmartTones, a new communication protocol that sends data over audio, recently announced that it closed $10 million in Series B funding. The company's founder attributes participation PowerMoves@Detroit sponsored by Morgan Stanley as a flashpoint in the startup's growth. Read more »

Startupbootcamp FinTech Heads to New York to Launch Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp, the global family of industry-focused startup accelerators, announced the launch of a brand new Startupbootcamp FinTech program in New York. Following the success of programs in London and Singapore, the evolution of the FinTech program to the US ensures coverage of the three main FinTech hubs around the world. Read more »

Apps World 2015 London Announces £150,000 Startup Investment

Investment and startups are a key focus for this year’s Apps World event at London Excel on the 18th and 19th November 2015. Budding entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to meet with leading digital industry figures and given the opportunity to secure investment for their business. London has been named the number one city in Europe for digital entrepreneurs, startups and scale-ups and this success will be evident at this year’s event... more Read more »

Hyperledger wins the 2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge

 Innotribe announces today that Hyperledger has won the 2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge, which includes a cash prize of USD 50,000. Hyperledger is a distributed ledger platform tailored for regulated financial institutions to eliminate reconciliation costs, prevent trade breaks and reduce settlement times and risk. Read more »

Kerv to Launch First Contactless Payment Ring

Kerv, the London fintech startup, today launches the world's first contactless payment ring on kickstarter.com in a bid to raise £77k mass-production capital via crowdfunding.  Read more »

Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard Invite Startups to Apply for Commerce.Innovated.

 Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard are inviting startups from across the United States to apply for Commerce.Innovated., a program designed to help companies that are working in payments, fintech and commerce grow their businesses. Commerce.Innovated. Read more »

NICE Actimize to Support UAE Exchange with Financial Crime Solutions

NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions for the financial services industry, will support the Abu Dhabi headquartered UAE Exchange, with a portfolio of financial crime solutions, including Actimize Anti-Money Laundering and Actimize Integrated Fraud Management (IFM) solutions. The NICE Actimize AML and Fraud implementations are currently being... more Read more »

SME alternative finance now worth £76 billion a year

UK SMEs are now using £76 billion of alternative finance*, up 43% from £53 billion a year ago as banks continue to pull back from lending to smaller businesses, says Funding Options, the online business finance supermarket. Funding Options says that alternative lending to SMEs is now equivalent to 46% of the value of traditional term loans and overdrafts, which have fallen to £163 billion**. That represents a fall of 5% from £172 billion a year... more Read more »

Factoring: A Powerful Tool in the World of Finance

Notion Press is extremely proud to present authors Partho Chakraborty and Arvind Sonmale who are creating waves in the finance sector with their book - Factoring: A Powerful Tool in the World of Finance, which is now available to readers all over the world! https://notionpress.com/read/factoring#learnmore Read more »

Barclaycard expands range of ‘bPay’ wearable payment devices

Barclaycard is to roll out a range of wearable payment devices that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ contactless payments across the UK, following a successful launch of its bPay band last year. Following the successful launch of its bPay band last year, Barclaycard unveils three new wearable payment devices – a wristband, fob and sticker.  Read more »

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Wins More Asian Clients

Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank and Hatton National Bank sign up to use leading solution for IFRS  Sri Lanka’s two largest private commercial banks – Commercial Bank of Ceylon (CBB) and Hatton National Bank (HNB) – are the latest Asian institutions to have signed up to use the OneSumX Finance solution developed by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. The firms will use the solution for the implementation of IFRS. They are the first banks in the... more Read more »

SWIFT Turns Securities Traffic Data Into Valuable Business Insights For Its Clients

SWIFT announces the availability of Watch for Securities, a new business intelligence solution that helps securities market participants to monitor and gain valuable business insights from their network traffic. Following the completion of a successful early adopter programme, SWIFT’s Watch for Securities is ready for full scale use by local and global custodians, investment banks, asset managers and broker/dealers. Read more »

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