Arise joins FinForward movement

As part of its goal to promote financial inclusion on the African continent, Arise has partnered with FMO, the Dutch Development Bank and Above and Beyond Tech (a&b), a global...
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Earthport CFO Simon Adamiyatt steps down

Earthport (AIM: EPO), the leading payment network for cross-border transactions, announces that Simon Adamiyatt is stepping down from his position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, effective on 31st...
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Vantiv closes Worldpay acquisition

Vantiv, Inc., a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions in the U.S., announced today that it has completed its acquisition of...
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Seven things you probably should know about PSD2, but were never told

January 13 was the deadline for the much-anticipated Second Payment Services Directive, or PSD2, to become national law in EU Member States. In the UK, PSD2 was implemented within the 2017...
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Blackhawk agrees $3.5bn sale

Blackhawk Network Holdings, a US fintech outfit specialising in prepaid gift cards, has agreed to be acquired by PE firm Silver Lake and hedge fund P2 Capital Partners in an...
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IBM and Maersk form JV for blockchain-based global trade platform

IBM and transport and logistics outfit AP Moller-Maersk are setting up a joint venture that will build a blockchain-based cross-border supply chain programme to manage and track the paper trail...
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Fidesmo hires Ulrich Dreefs

Fidesmo strengthens its team with Ulrich Dreefs, an experienced manager in the field of IT-based B2B services. Coming from the field of web-based solutions, Ulrich has been active in the...
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Australia's ME Bank picks FIS as card platform provider

FIS (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial technology services and solutions, today announced that it has been selected by ME Bank, a direct bank based in Australia, as its...
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A Store That Heals Itself: How Automation is Changing In-Store Retail Technology


Retailers need to create an in-store experience that cannot be duplicated online. But to make this a success, a new approach to ensuring technology availability needs to emerge. Original link...
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CloudTrade and OpusCapita in e-invocing alliance

CloudTrade, the leading provider of cloud based e-invoicing services, was today named as one of OpusCapita’s worldwide e-invoicing partners and its proprietary, patent protected e-invoicing solution will be available to...
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China regulator says fintech must serve real economy

One of China's senior financial regulators has stated that the government will only support fintechs that serve the real economy, casting further doubt on the future of virtual currencies and...
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Swedbank Norway renews contract with EVRY for core banking

In order to be in a position to offer the banking services of the future, Swedbank has chosen to renew its agreement with EVRY for the delivery of solutions for...
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Fortumo collaborates with Shoal Games on direct carrier billing

The mobile software developer and publisher Shoal Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are today launching a direct carrier billing partnership.  Users in 100+ countries can now make payments...
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Bonn's Postbank selects FinReach for Account Switch service

In partnership with the Berlin-based software provider FinReach, Postbank today launches a quick and secure tool for its clients to switch their bank account in less than ten minutes. The...
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Vietnamese bank in alliance with JCB for card payments

Nam A Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Nam A Bank) and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI) , the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB) signed a cooperation contract to...
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Upgrade your banking software like TESLA

There’s a lot about TESLA’s way of doing business I admire; especially when I think about what it could bring to the world of financial technology. I don’t mean a...
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Data-Driven Disruption Starts in the C-Suite


Major strategies begin in the C-suite. Original link
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Europe begins Open Banking era in subdued style

The EU's second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) took effect on Saturday 13 January, bringing with it the start of Open Banking, however the prospect of a sudden revolution is likely...
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Precise Biometrics addresses fingerprint recognition in smart cards

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in smart cards, Precise BioMatch Embedded, has through the cooperation with Fingerprint Cards been deployed in the first market trial of dual-interface biometric...
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Canadians ready for biometrics - Visa survey

A new Visa survey of 1,000 Canadians exploring awareness and perceptions of biometric authentication confirms that consumers continue to have a strong interest in new biometric technologies that make their...
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