EY and Innovate Finance to Launch of a FinTech Secondment Programm

EY and Innovate Finance announced the launch of a FinTech secondment programme. As the only Big Four member of Innovate Finance, EY will second members of staff into Innovate Finance member firms for three month periods to help accelerate innovation programmes and startup growth. In this first round of the programme, EY will second five people into FinTech firms. Read more »

ExperienceLab Announces Partnership with Vipera

ExperienceLab, Serco’s user experience design agency, and Vipera, the specialist digital financial services provider, has today announced a worldwide non-exclusive partnership to collaborate on next generation, mobile centric, user experience design, leveraging each other’s highly complementary offerings in their respective markets. Read more »

CQCL Named As One of Bloomberg Business’ Top 50 Innovators 2016

Bloomberg has announced its “Bloomberg Business Innovators” list, naming Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQCL) as one of the breakthrough businesses that is has identified in its inaugural 2016 group of innovators that will change the way we live and work. An expert judging panel convened by Bloomberg, comprising leaders of finance, technology, social enterprise and fast growth sectors, selected CQCL for inclusion as one of the top 50 companies. Read more »

GFT Analyzes Global Technology and Business Landscape Trends in 2016

GFT, the leading business, design and technology consultancy working with the top 10 global investment banks, today announced the trends that will impact the global technology and business landscape among financial services and institutions in 2016. These trends outline how the industry continues to be shaped by shifting regulations, Big Data, the need for increased transparency, and the emergence of distributed ledger concepts and new FinTech... more Read more »

Cambridge Blockchain Announced Winners of the Santander InnoVentures Distributed Ledger Challenge

 Santander InnoVentures, the $100 million fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, in partnership with Onevest, a leader in the startup ecosystem operating CoFoundersLab and 1000 Angels, today announced Cambridge Blockchain as the winner of itsDistributed Ledger (DL) Challenge. Massachusetts based Cambridge Blockchain was among five finalists, selected from more than 100 applications, to pitch directly to the judging panel at the... more Read more »

Thomson Reuters Partners with SBC to Bosst Singapore Fintech Market

Thomson Reuters announced today it has partnered with Startupbootcamp FinTech to bring technology and market data access to startups undergoing the Singapore accelerator program. Under the partnership, Thomson Reuters will be involved in the evaluation process and mentorship for the program as well as gaining access to innovative and promising startups at their early stages. Read more »

Major Banks Join SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative

SWIFT announces that 45 leading banks have signed up to its global payments innovation initiative, announced at the end of December 2015. The 45 participating firms include major transaction banks from Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas. More banks are expected to join this initiative in the coming months. Read more »

Metamako Nominated for Most Disruptive Financial Sector Technology

 Metamako has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Disruptive Financial Sector Technology’ category at the FStech Awards 2016. Metamako is the leading specialist in deterministic network devices for the world’s financial institutions. Read more »

Commonwealth Bank Announces Launch of Innovation Lab

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is to launch an innovation lab in both Hong Kong and London to create a joined-up global approach to new tech initiatives across the bank. The Hong Kong Lab - opening today - includes an incubation space, collaboration hub and usability room for live testing of new applications. Read more »

Neyber Releseas Unique Consumer Lending Platform

Neyber, a provider of financial employee benefits, today launches a unique consumer lending platform enabling employers to offer loans at more affordable rates than are accessible on the High Street. Loan repayments are taken through a unique salary deduction technology that integrates directly with employer payroll systems. Neyber plans to lend over £100M throughout the UK over the course of 2016. Read more »

Xura Teams Up with Wikot to Create Contextual Communication App for Financial Industry

Xura, Inc., a leading provider of digital communications services and innovator in Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) technology, is today pleased to announce its partnership with Wikot, a leading digital marketing agency. Specializing in creating innovative communication and digital experiences for businesses and consumers based on IP technology, Wikot's app development expertise, combined with Xura's real-time web and mobile engagement... more Read more »

Maybank to Release Contactless Wristbands

Customers of Malaysia's Maybank can now make payments with a wave of the wrist using NFC wristbands developed by the bank in association with Visa. The smart wrist band uses Visa's PayWave technology to enable contactless payments at more than 1000 locations across the country. The Maybank PayBands follow the PayWave microtags previously issued by the bank for customers to stick to their mobile phones for contactless payments. Visa expects the... more Read more »

InvestCloud is Shortlisted for the FStech Awards

 InvestCloud is shortlisted for the FStech Awards 2016, in the ‘Most disruptive financial sector technology’ category. InvestCloud is a first class integrated platform based in the cloud, allowing the investment community to connect deeper with their clients through digital experiences. Read more »

Frost & Sullivan and Malaysia Innovation Hub Signed MoU to Boost Innovation Ecosystem

- Frost & Sullivan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysia Innovation Hub (MIH) to promote co-operation in the areas of business advisory, commercialization and marketing across sectors. The formal signing of the memorandum took place at MIH's headquarters at the University of Malaya yesterday witnessed by the representatives from the Alibaba Group and the Ministry of Higher Education. The agreement was signed by Tan Sri... more Read more »

GlobeOne Announced Strategic Partnership with VNPT-Vinaphone

GlobeOne, committed to bringing socially-conscious innovation to the financial sector, today announced that VNPT-Vinaphone has signed a Letter of Intent with GlobeOne. VNPT-Vinaphone is the first Mobile Network Operator in Vietnam that has decided to align itself with GlobeOne as it builds up its rapidly expanding network of Corporate Members and Member Banks around the world. Read more »

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