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Digital Transformation: Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority to Migrate Online Services to Microsoft Cloud

The Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) recently revealed that it will be migrating its online services to the Microsoft Cloud in order to move forward with its digital transformation strategy. The move to Microsoft Cloud comes after the Middle Eastern nation’s Ministry of Transport… Read More

Fintech and Digital Solutions Provider Thales to Assist Commercial Bank of Kuwait with Offering Secure Contactless Payments

Digital solutions provider Thales is reportedly supplying the Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) with its Gemalto Trusted Services Hub (TSH), which will allow the bank’s customers to perform secure contactless payments from their smartphones. According to a release, a tokenization process will be used to… Read More

European Central Bank Warns Against Potential Threat of Dominance of Big Tech in Financial and Cloud Services

The European Central Bank (ECB), the reserve bank of the Eurozone, which is a monetary union of 19 EU member states which employ the Euro, has noted that there doesn’t seem to be an EU challenger that’s capable of matching the capabilities of Big Tech… Read More

UK’s Nationwide Building Society Introduces Cloud Native Speed Layer for Quickly Launching New Products and Services

The UK’s Nationwide Building Society (NBS), a British mutual financial institution, the seventh largest cooperative financial institution and the world’s largest building society with 15 million members, has introduced a cloud-native Speed Layer so that it can quickly launch new products and services. Headquartered in… Read More

Blockchain Platform Ontology (ONT) Aims to Establish Trust in the Automotive Sector with Decentralized Digital ID Solutions

The developers of Ontology (ONT) have noted that they’re focused on establishing trust in the automotive industry through the implementation of a blockchain-enabled, decentralized digital identity solution that allows driving data to be recorded, stored, and verified in “a safe and secure” manner. The developers… Read More

UK Fintech Paymentology, which Offers Cloud based Payments Services, Introduces Global Credit Card Processing Solution

UK-based Fintech Paymentology, a company that offers a cloud-powered payments processing solution, has introduced a global credit card processing platform, called Credit Works. Credit.Works aims to fill a key requirement in the Fintech and financial sector’s credit card processing space which Paymentology claims have lagged… Read More

Overfunding: Plant-Powered Cloud Caterer Farmland Quickly Secures £750,000 Crowdfunding Target on Seedrs

Farmstand, a UK-based plant-powered cloud caterer, has successfully raised its £750,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Seedrs campaign. Founded in 2016, Farmstand stated it is on a mission to feed the world plants. The company wants to reinvent the way people eat in canteens and… Read More

Greek Payments Firm Viva Wallet Is Reportedly Planning to Secure €500 Million to Support Digital Banking Business

Greek payments firm Viva Wallet is reportedly planning to secure €500 million in capital to support its virtual banking business, according to Reuters which cited two sources familiar with the matter. As reported, Viva Wallet officially acquired the banking license of Praxia Bank after the… Read More

SME Accounting and Payroll Software Provider Clear Books Integrates with Payment Processor Stripe

Clear Books, which offers accounting and payroll software to more than 13,000 SMEs, has teamed up with payment processing company, Stripe. The integration should make it easier or more seamless for Clear Books customers to take card payments, which means that businesses will be able… Read More

BNY Mellon, Citi, Visa, Others Invest $35 Million in Volante Technologies to Accelerate Fintech Firm’s Cloud Expansion Globally

Volante Technologies Inc., a provider of payments and financial messaging solutions in the cloud, revealed on August 3, 2020, that it has secured $35 million in growth equity financing. The latest investment into Volante’s operations was led by Wavecrest Growth Partners, along with participation from… Read More

Fintech Firm Thought Machine, a Core Banking Tech Provider, Secures $42 Million in Additional Capital as Part of $125 Million Series B

Thought Machine, a core banking technology firm, has acquired an additional $42 million in capital as part of its massive Series B round – which brings the total funds raised during the round to $125 million. Thought Machine had secured $83 million via the Series… Read More

Chengdu’s Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks and Dubai International Financial Center to Take Advantage of Fintech Opportunities in the UAE and China

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks, a Chengdu, China-based Fintech innovation platform, have agreed to allow financial technology firms in both China and the UAE to take advantage of new opportunities by accessing each others’ respective markets. Under the agreement, the… Read More

Artificial Intelligence: Royal Bank of Canada Shifts Apps Under Development at AI Reserach Unit, Borealis AI, to Private Cloud Platform

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), a multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada by market cap, has reportedly shifted applications under developments at its AI research division, Borealis AI, to a private cloud infrastructure. The high-performance cloud platform will be supported… Read More

Digital Transformation: Financial Giant BNP Paribas to Use IBM Cloud for Financial Services Framework for Improved Security, Compliance

BNP Paribas, a French international banking group that’s ranked as the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets (appr. €2 trillion), will reportedly become an anchor client in the European Union for tech giant IBM’s Cloud for Financial Services framework. The… Read More

Lloyds Bank to Acquire Minority Stake in Form3, a Cloud enabled Payments Technology Provider

Lloyds Bank, a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales with around £436 billion in assets, will be acquiring a minority stake in Form3, a cloud-powered payments technology provider. The acquisition is part of Lloyds’ plans to upgrade its legacy payments… Read More

64 Decentralized Applications Now Live on Blockchain Network Ontology, which Recently Became Google Cloud Partner

In June 2020, the Ontology (ONT) team celebrated two years since the launch of the Ontology mainnet, which aims to serve as a “high-performance” enterprise blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. Last month, the blockchain developers also launched Ontology 2.0, which involved the integration… Read More

Ethereum Compatible Skale Network’s Native Token Set to Launch on ConsenSys’ Codefi Activate on August 17, 2020

Activate, by ConsenSys Codefi, is reportedly the first platform developed specifically for creating decentralized networks and allowing users to purchase, manage, and use their digital tokens through a single application. Leading Ethereum development studio ConsenSys announced on July 16, 2020, that the SKALE Network’s SKALE… Read More

HSBC Partners with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. to Assist Startups with Open Banking, Also Signs Cloud Deal with AWS

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has partnered with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) in order to assist startups with their Open Banking programs (in Hong Kong). The API EcoBooster… Read More

Core Banking Modernization Firm NYMBUS Partners Digital Payments Company Payrailz to Enhance its Cloud Banking Products

NYMBUS, a core banking modernization firm, has teamed up with digital payments company Payrailz in order to enhance its cloud-powered “Smart Ecosystem” of digital-first banking products and services. NYMBUS aims to serve as an effective alternative to the legacy business model. The company plans to… Read More

The Need to Modernize with the Cloud will “Supercharge the Competitive Advantage” of Innovative Banks over Slower Rivals, Fintech Professional Explains

The global COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted businesses in many different industries throughout the world. Remote working is increasingly becoming the “new normal” for many people. Employees are able to perform most of their daily tasks from home, and don’t need to be at a… Read More

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