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Bank of England Is Looking for a Cloud Build Partner to be a Part of its One Bank Service Transformation Strategy

The Bank of England (BoE) is reportedly looking for a cloud build partner, which will be a part of its One Bank Service Transformation strategy. The UK’s reserve bank notes that it is planning to work with “an experienced partner to assist in design, construction… Read More

Tradeteq CEO on European Companies Opening Offices in UK Post Brexit: The Outlook for UK Finance and Fintech is Positive

Last week, Crowdfund Insider covered a report on the UK and how European financial services firms were being compelled to open new offices in light of Brexit. While a good amount of digital ink has covered the number of firms shuttering offices or lowering headcount… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Fintech Hive Launches Investment Accelerator Program in Middle East, Africa, South Asia

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive has announced the introduction of their investment-focused accelerator program for startups and other small companies in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) regions. The Fintech Hive Scale Up program will provide partnership and investment opportunities for… Read More

BNP Paribas Partners Open Banking Platform Tink to Improve its Account Aggregation and Money Management Services

BNP Paribas has teamed up with Tink in order to improve its account aggregation, payment initiation and personal money management services. The partnership between the two companies will involve Tink working with BNP Paribas’ Italy-based retail network Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL). Tink’s solutions will… Read More

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse Join in Publishing Study on Usage of Distributed Ledger Technology

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have joined forces in publishing a study on the uses of distributed ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain. The bank and exchange believe that “DLT solutions can deliver substantial benefits” and “tokenized securities and baskets substantially improve collateral mobility.” The pro-blockchain… Read More

New Jersey’s NICE Actimize Confirms CipherTrace has Joined Financial Crime and Compliance Platform X-Sight MarketPlace

New Jersey-based NICE Actimize, a subsidiary of Israel-headquartered NICE Ltd, recently confirmed that CipherTrace, a leading provider of digital currency intelligence and blockchain security, has joined the X-Sight Marketplace – which is an established platform for combating financial crime and ensuring compliance. The X-Sight Marketplace… Read More

Barclays Partners Fintech Accelerator Graduate Nimbla to Offer SMEs Insurance Against Individual Invoices

Barclays Bank has teamed up with Fintech accelerator graduate and Insurtech platform Nimbla, which provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) the option to take out insurance against individual invoices, instead of the whole book. By using Nimbla’s platform, clients will be able to insure individual… Read More

Competition Chief Christopher Woolard Selected as Interim Chief Executive of Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority’s Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, Christopher Woolard, has been selected as the Interim Chief Executive of the FCA. HM Treasury announced the appointment today as current FCA Chief Executive Andrew Bailey has been tapped to take over the role of… Read More

85% of Blockchain Professionals Employed by Crypto Exchanges, App Developers, Mining Facility Operators: Report

The Digital Asset Human Capital Trends Report was recently commissioned by the Blockchain Association, an organization of active industry participants who promote efforts related to innovation and the collaboration needed to support US leadership of the crypto-assets sector. The companies included in the research sample… Read More

MoneyGram Partners with Suez Canal Bank to Help Egyptian Expats Conduct Remittance Payments

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a leading international peer-to-peer (P2P) payments and money transfer service provider, revealed on January 23 that it has teamed up with the Suez Canal Bank, an established financial institution that will allow MoneyGram clients to send funds directly to the… Read More

BitPay Joins Forces With Simplex to Make Mobile App An All-In-One Solution For Crypto Purchasing

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Thursday it has formed a fiat-to-crypto transaction platform Simplex to give Bitpay mobile app users the ability to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies directly in-app using a credit card. BitPay reported that through the partnership users may now… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Sees Bigger Crowdfunding Tickets for Later Stage Firms, Funding Startups is Still Core

Crowdcube is the largest investment crowdfunding platform in the UK and the first platform to launch in the robust UK crowdfunding market – a market that in many ways leads the rest of the world. Founded in 2011, Crowdcube has helped to raise growth capital… Read More

Bank of England and FCA to Introduce Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Forum

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England (BoE) will reportedly be running a public/private forum that will go into the relevant technical and public policy issues related to bank adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies and software…. Read More

Poland-based Fintech Autenti Secures $4.48 Million in Funding from Alior Bank, BNP Paribas, PKO Bank Polski

Poland-based Fintech firm Autenti has secured $4.48 million in funding from three banks including Alior Bank, BNP Paribas and PKO Bank Polski. Autenti offers a platform for digital agreement signing and provides a workflow for electronic documents. The firm’s management says that the capital will… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on Projected Returns, Says No Change For Now

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) posted an update on investor returns earlier today. Currently, the online lender offers two different investment opportunities for investors: Conservative or Balanced. The update effectively included no new news as projected rates remained the same as previously expected: Balanced: 4.5% to 6.5%… Read More

Visa’s UK-Wide “Access to Cash” Program to Provide Retailers a Fee for Handling OTC Cashback Transactions

Payments giant Visa is reportedly set to take its “access to cash” program industry-wide by teaming up with several financial institutions, in order to provide high street retailers in remote areas a fee for handling over the counter (OTC) cashback transactions. The launch of the… Read More

WorldRemit Announces New Global Remittance Partnership With Alipay

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new global remittance partnership with Alipay. According to WorldRemit, the collaboration will enable consumers to use the WorldRemit app or website for cross-border remittances to the Alipay… Read More

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) Partners UNICEF by Providing $1 Million to its Innovation Fund to Support Social Impact Blockchain Projects

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) is teaming up with the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) Innovation Fund by providing $1 million to support various ongoing projects. According to a press release, ETC Labs said it will be allocating $750,000 to global startup graduates of UNICEF’s… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Reports Two Estonian Crowdfunding Platforms to Enforcement Authorities as Questions Arise Regarding Withdrawal of Funds

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has reported two Estonian debt-based crowdfunding platforms to the relevant regulatory authorities in light of numerous complaints received by platform users. According to ECN,  Kuetzal and Envestio, both lending platforms, may be in trouble: “ECN has received a large number… Read More

Security Token Issuance Platform Tokeny Forms Partnership with PwC

Digital asset primary issuance platform Tokeny has announced a new partnership with PwC. Tokeny is a Luxembourg based Fintech that enables companies, banks, funds, real estate assets and more to tokenize these securities using blockchain technology. Tokeny enables institutional grade, issuance, transfer and servicing management… Read More

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