Tagged: financial services

IBM Partners Bank of America to Launch Public Cloud Platform for Major Banks

New York-based tech giant IBM revealed on November 6 that it has developed financial services-specific cloud-based technology through a partnership with Bank of America, which will be the first major financial institution to use the new platform. The publicly accessible platform, IBM’s first industry-specific cloud,… Read More

American Express Reimagines Corporate Program; Announces Custom Offering For Startups

American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced on Thursday it has reimaged its American Express Corporate Program with new offerings to meet the needs of both companies and their employees. The new suite of products includes  American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum Card. Each of the cards will… Read More

Bank of England Reports that Machine Learning Methods in Financial Services Could Enhance Business Processes

A report from the Bank of England (BoE) notes that the application of machine learning (ML) methods in the financial services sector could enhance routine business processes.  Improved software and hardware and increasing volumes of data have enhanced the pace of ongoing ML development, BoE’s… Read More

Digital Experience Platform For Financial Services Creator Kasisto Secures $15 Million Through Series B Extension Funding Round Led By Rho Capital Partners

Kasisto, the creators of KAI, a digital experience platform for the financial services industry, today announced on Tuesday it secured $15 million through its Series B extension funding round, which was led by new investor Rho Capital Partners with participation from Oak HC/FT, Propel Venture… Read More

Accenture Announces Acquisition of Global Financial Institutions Advisor & Consulting Partners Parker Fitzgerald

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Tuesday it has acquired global financial institutions advisor and consulting partner, Parker Fitzgerald. According to Accenture, Parker Fitzgerald advises financial services companies on financial and non-financial risk, regulation and financial technology. The company also provides strategic advice, independent assurance, and… Read More

Fintech: Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Sandbox Express For Faster Financial Services Market Testing

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Wednesday it launched Sandbox Express to provide firms with a faster option to test financial products and services in the market. MAS reported that eligible applicants can begin market testing in the pre-defined environment of Sandbox Express… Read More

FIS Completes Acquisition of WorldPay

FIS (NYSE: FIS), a financial services technology firm, announced on Wednesday it has completed the acquisition of WorldPay, a global payment technology provider. FIS notably acquired WorldPay for $35 million. As previously reported, WorldPay claims to be a “global leader” in payments processing technology and… Read More

Wirecard Expands Digital Payments Services Within Nordic Retail Market

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has expanded of its digital payment services within the Nordic retail market. Wirecard reported that thanks to its services, major retailers in the region, including Nymans Ur, Royal Design, Svenssons i Lammhult,… Read More

FIS Acquires WorldPay For $35 Billion

Global payment technology provider Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY) announced on Monday it has been acquired by FIS (NYSE: FIS), a financial services technology firm. FIS reportedly purchased the payment processor for $35 billion. Founded in 1993, WorldPay claims to be a “global leader” in payments… Read More

UK Digital Financial Platform Arro Money Now Seeking 1 Million Through Crowdcube Initiative

Arro Money, a UK-based authorized current account provider that offers accessible accounts to both individuals and businesses, is now seeking £1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2016, Arro Money stated it is on a mission to create the most straightforward current… Read More

InterAmerican Development Bank Group Teams Up With MAS to Promote Inclusive Financial Services in Latin America, the Caribbean, & ASEAN Regions.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, led by IDB Lab, the Group’s innovation laboratory, announced on Tuesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to collaborate on projects and initiatives that will foster innovation in financial services… Read More

Nordea Announces Roll Out of Google Pay

European financial group Nordea announced on Tuesday it has expanded its digital payment offering by adding Google Pay. According to Nordea, customers in all Nordic countries can now use Google Pay at contactless payment terminals and in apps and online stores. All Nordea’s consumer cards and Nordea First… Read More

Swiss Blockchain Startup Smart Valor Receives Regulatory Approval by FINMA to Operate as Financial Intermediary

Smart Valor has gained regulatory approval to operate as a financial intermediary in Switzerland from theSwiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). According to multiple reports, Smart Valor will add an investment platform to its current services of operating as an incubator in Zug, Switzerland.  As… Read More

Fintech Startup PayActiv Joins ADP Marketplace

PayActiv, a U.S.-based provider of employment-based holistic financial wellness services, announced on Wednesday it has joined the ADP Marketplace, an HCM industry’s ecosystem for business applications, to offer its full suite of employment-centric financial wellness solutions. PayActiv reported that through the integration, ADP clients gain access to… Read More

Money20/20 Launches Rise Up Program to Foster Gender Inclusivity Within the Financial Services & Fintech Industries

On Wednesday, Money20/20 announced the upcoming launch of Rise Up, a program that was created in an effort to foster gender inclusivity within both the financial services and fintech industries. According to Money20/20, Rise Up is also designed to empower the next generation of female… Read More

Envestnet | Yodlee Debuts Financial Wellness Assistant For Financial Service Providers “AI FinCheck”

Envestnet | Yodlee (NYSE: ENV), a data aggregation and analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, announced on Tuesday enhancements to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Financial Wellness Solution at CFSI’s Emerge Financial Health Forum. The company unveiled its new Financial Wellness Assitant for… Read More

Ally Financial Set to Open New Innovation Hub in North Carolina

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), a Michigan-based digital financial services company, is set to open a new innovation hub in the Camp North End, which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company describes itself as an award-winning online bank and one of the largest full-service… Read More

Investment Platform Motive Partners Opens Innovation & Investment Center in London to Serve Next Generation Fintech Companies

Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry, announced on Wednesday it was opening of its new European Innovation and Investment Center in London. According to Motive Partners, the 14,000 sq. ft. space that will facilitate and drive collaborative… Read More

Ride-Hailing Company Grab Teams Up With Credit Saison to Launch Financial Services: Looks to Expand Access to Credit for Southeast Asia’s Unbanked

Grab Inc. (Grab), an on-demand transportation and fintech platform in Southeast Asia, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (Credit Saison), one of Japan’s largest consumer financing companies, to provide loans and lending services to millions of unbanked and underbanked consumers, micro-entrepreneurs… Read More

Fintech Platform Current Announces Strategic Investment from Fifth Third

Current, the fintech platform that allows teens to connect their money with the people, brands and experiences they value, announced on Tuesday that Fifth Third Capital, a direct equity investment subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), has joined the recently announced Series A funding,… Read More

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