Tagged: financial data

Financial Institutions are at Forefront of Embracing Cloud Native Architecture to Lower Costs, Remain Competitive: Report

Financial Services TechnoVision, currently in its third year of publication, aims to offer businesses with a “robust” and “proven” foundation for technology adoption. It provides thought leadership to assist firms with navigating the “complex yet critical technology environment.” As noted in the report, “agility” and… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Secures $70M via Series D led by Addition, Company has Raised $142M in Total to Date

UK-based Open Banking solution provider TrueLayer has secured $70 million in capital through a Series D round. TrueLayer‘s latest investment round was led by Addition and included contributions from several angel investors. Following this latest fundraise, the Fintech firm has acquired a total of $142… Read More

Middle East Fintech Firms to Operate Under New Guidelines from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has provided an updated set of regulatory guidelines that are meant to serve as a framework to support the operations of Fintech companies. Many of these startups offer third-party services to clients of… Read More

Open Banking in the US Is Popular with those Earning $250k+ and Younger Generations: Report

Open Banking adoption or usage in the US has been increasing due to a significant rise in customer demand and growing pressure or competition. This, according to a recent from the Financial Technology (FT) Partners. As noted in a report titled, Open Banking: Rearchitecting the… Read More

Open Banking May Lead to New Revenue Streams for Financial Service Providers, PaymentComponents Reveals

The team at PaymentComponents, a UK-based firm that’s empowering Open Banking with agile PSD2 and API frameworks (developing solutions for banks, corporates, and developers including BaaS while supporting Fintech payments), notes that Open Banking could translate into additional revenue streams for financial institutions and other… Read More

Former OCC Acting Head Brian Brooks Joins Board of Directors at Spring Labs, which Facilitates Secure Data Exchange via DLT

Brian Brooks, Former Acting Head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has now joined the board of Spring Labs, a firm that develops innovative tech for exchanging data securely and in an anonymous manner via a shared blockchain or distributed ledger… Read More

Open Banking in Vietnam Is On Track to Become Widely-Adopted, but Lags Behind More Developed Southeast Asian Countries

Vietnamese banks are becoming a lot more aware of Open Banking policies and are beginning to realize that they should look into leveraging open APIs in order to remain relevant in the evolving digital financial services sector. There are at least two local banks in… Read More

Open Banking Regulatory Framework in Thailand has Not Yet Been Fully Launched, but Digital Tech Adoption Remains Steady

There are no extensive regulations yet on Open Banking in Thailand, however, the government’s digital transformation strategy (and the Thailand 4.0 strategy) along with the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) in 2020 indicate that the country may soon offer an Open Banking… Read More

Open Banking related Services are Now Key Focus Area for Professional Bankers Globally: Report

Banking software firm Temenos (SIX: TEMN) has released a report, titled “Open Banking: Revolution or Evolution?”, which was authored by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and it’s also based on a survey of more than 300 senior banking professionals. The report revealed that almost half… Read More

Fintech Consumers of 2030 could be More “Data-Aware” and “Discerning” in What Information They Share, KPMG Report Predicts

Big Four auditing firm KPMG in Australia has released a report, titled, The 30 Voices, which aims to cover “every facet” of financial services and beyond. It features insights related to developments from incumbents to banking challengers, Big Tech firms to investors, legislators to academics…. Read More

Open Banking: Australian Financial Institutions Plan to Fully Support Responsible Customer Data-Sharing Practices by Nov 2022

The introduction of Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) laws on July 1, 2020 marked the initial phase of Open Banking in the country, which may improve the services offered by the local banking sector. More than 6 months into CDR and Open Banking in Australia… Read More

Open Banking: HM Revenue and Customs Selects Ecospend to Build Out its Digital Payments Infrastructure

HM Revenue and Customs revealed on February 3, 2021, that Open Banking service provider Ecospend has been selected to build-out its digital payments infrastructure. In September 2020, HMRC had placed a £3 million contract out to tender in order to upgrade the group’s bank transfer… Read More

New Open Banking API Solution has Now been Integrated by Swiss Cantonal Bank Berner Kantonalbank

The Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB) has reportedly integrated with an Open Banking API platform in order to connect partners and various third-party companies. The BEKB is able to easily and efficiently connect with other service providers through the new platform. For customers, this means that they’ll… Read More

UK Fintech App Dozens to Work with Open Banking Provider Bud to Give Easy Access to Services without Doing Full KYC

UK-based banking challenger app Dozens will be working with Open Banking provider Bud in order to give prospective clients access to some of its services without having to fully complete the sign-up process (which may be more time-consuming). Dozens provides users various analytics and budgeting… Read More

Financial Data Streaming Prototype for Handling 2,000 Data Points Per Second Now Being Developed by Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global financial institution that’s owned by reserve banks and aims to “foster international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” is reportedly developing a data-streaming prototype that will be able to handle 2,000… Read More

The Data Revolution has led to Development of New IT Systems for Storing Large Amounts of Unstructured Financial Information

Like many other sectors of the global economy, the financial services industry is experiencing what many consider to be a data revolution. The international banking sector (along with other major industries) generates large amounts of user data when handling hundreds of billions of transactions. Data… Read More

Open Banking: UK Fintechs have Asked FCA to Adopt a More Market-led Approach to Open Finance Services

Fintech companies are reportedly urging the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to “break” banks during 2021. A group of London-based startups is asking the FCA to look into ending the control and dominance of traditional banking institutions, specifically their use of consumer data. The companies… Read More

Fintech Lending Apps are Increasingly Using AI and Machine Learning to Accurately Determine Borrower’s Creditworthiness, According to Researchers

The financial sector is undergoing major technological advancements and changes. Traditional banking institutions now face a lot of competition from online or digital startups that have no physical branches. Social media and other online platforms are branching out into payments and credit. The rise in… Read More

Mark Goldberg, Partner at Index Ventures and Fintech Plaid Investor, Predicts User Data Privacy Will be Major Digital Trend, Digital Banks will be Huge

Mark Goldberg, partner at Index Ventures and an investor in Plaid, Intercom, and Transcend, has shared some interesting predictions around where Fintech might be heading in the next 10 years. 1/ Using the end of year to look ahead — here are 5 predictions around… Read More

Trade Analytics Solution Provider Tradefeedr Secures $3 Million in Early-Stage Funding

IPGL, the private investment firm that’s managed by Michael Spencer, the Founder and former chief executive at Icap and NEX, has reportedly invested in London based Tradefeedr, a trade analytics solution provider. Spencer remarked: “Tradefeedr is a really promising financial technology business, with the right… Read More

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