Tagged: financial services

U.S. Financial Service Platform Provider NYMBUS Announces New Industry Advisory Board

NYMBUS, a U.S. financial service platform provider, announced on Friday that Rilla Delorier and John Janclaes have joined its new industry advisory board. According to NYMBUS, the inaugural team of executives will provide valuable perspectives for helping more financial institutions accelerate their digital growth with… Read More

Fintech Division of Grab Secures $300 Million in Capital via Round led by Hanwha Asset Management

Grab Financial Group (GFG), the Fintech services division of Grab, has revealed that it has secured more than $300 million in capital through its Series A investment round – which was led by Hanwha Asset Management Co. Ltd., a South Korea based asset management firm…. Read More

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s Digital Banking Solution, DiskarTech, Is Now Number 1 Fintech App in the Philippines

DiskarTech, which is Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) digital banking platform, has become the number 1 finance or Fintech app in the Philippines to have launched services in 2020 across distribution platforms in terms of total downloads, according to App Annie (a provider of analytics… Read More

Regtech: Ireland’s Compliance and Regulatory Reporting Tool Provider Carne Group Acquires €100M Equity Investment

Ireland’s Carne Group, the provider of regulatory reporting and compliance tools to the asset management sector, has acquired a €100 million equity investment from Vitruvian Partners. Established in 2004, Carne has 350 professionals on its payroll who are based in 8 different locations across the… Read More

Private Capital Markets Present the “Greatest Opportunities” for Tokenized Digital Assets, According to Industry Professionals

Mike Kühnel, Partner, Frankfurt at Bain & Company, Thomas Olsen, Partner, New York at Bain & Company, John Fildes, Expert Partner, Sydney at Bain, and Karl Gridl, Senior Manager, Zurich at Bain, have all co-authored a brief, titled “For Digital Assets, Private Markets Offer the… Read More

Instant Payments via Bank of Lithuania’s CENTROlink Platform have Increased by 4x Year-over-Year, Overall Transactions Doubled

Bank of Lithuania, the nation’s central bank, has revealed that the number and value of payments completed via its platform, CENTROlink, had doubled last year, while instant payments surged by around four times (when compared to previous years). Keeping these developments in mind, Bank of… Read More

BitGo Appoints Former Coinbase Executive Jeff Horowitz as New Chief Compliance Officer

BitGo, a digital asset financial services provider, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Jeff Horowitz as its new Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). According to BitGo, Horowitz recently served as COO for Coinbase. He will oversee BitGo’s Compliance and AML programs across the entire enterprise to… Read More

Digital Financial Services from Chinese Banks are Generally Better than other APAC Countries, and Some European, North American Providers: Report

A recently published whitepaper from Massachusetts-based International Data Corporation (IDC) and Huawei examines how banking institutions across the globe have been dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The paper identifies or recommends the way forward in a post COVID world which is now considered the “new… Read More

Indonesia based Fintech Firm BukuKas Secures $10 Million in Funding via Series A led by Sequoia Capital India

A major part of Indonesia’s economy is supported by SMEs, which represent approximately 60% of the nation’s GDP. Many of the small businesses depend on a lot of manual processes and bookkeeping, however, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has led to SMBs becoming more… Read More

Machine Learning Tools and Algorithms are Now being Used by Canada based Scotiabank to Help Clients Impacted by COVID-19

Canadian banking group Scotiabank has noted that its strategic investments in machine learning (ML) technologies are beginning to pay off during the Coronavirus crisis, allowing it to effectively serve clients as they try to cope with these uncertain and challenging times. Analysts at the bank’s… Read More

Kava DeFi Platform to Release Robo-Advisor Service to Automate Strategies for Financial Services and Other 2021 Updates

The Kava decentralized finance (DeFi) platform is “coming out the gates swinging” in 2021 with a “feature-packed” product roadmap – which includes two new native apps and crypto tokens, “decentralized bridges” to onboard major cross-chain digital assets, and several other features to “reinforce the safety… Read More

Financial Infrastructure Developer Banking Circle Reveals that Direct Debit has Facilitated 78 Million Payments, Valued at £1.3 Trillion

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, reveals that one of the most notable observations from last year was the resilience that so many businesses had shown during the unprecedented socioeconomic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Banking Circle team has stated that they consider… Read More

Blockchain Security Firm CipherTrace Clarifies how Virtual Asset Service Providers, Money Service Businesses are Categorized by Regulators

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace recently explained and discussed the differences between virtual asset service providers (VASPs), money service businesses (MSB), money transmitters, digital asset customers, and how they impact crypto-related compliance measures. CipherTrace noted that cryptocurrency, digital assets, convertible virtual currency, and other terms seem… Read More

People’s Bank of China to Introduce Policies to Support Small Businesses, while Prohibiting Financial Service Providers from Offering Risky Products

China’s reserve bank stated on January 6, 2021 that it will be making its monetary policy more flexible, targeted and appropriate this year. The country will begin focusing on supporting smaller companies as the Chinese economy tries to recover following the COVID-19 outbreak. The People’s… Read More

Insurtech: Switzerland’s Digital Life Insurance Firm SafeSide Partners miira, a Comparison Site for Personal Retirement Planning

Switzerland-based SafeSide Life, a digital life insurance solution provider, has teamed up with miira, a comparison platform for enhancing personal retirement planning (that’s powered by PostFinance’s Innovation Lab). Through the partnership, the companies will aim to improve how consumers analyze financial protection requirements and subsequently… 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 Core Banking System Tech For Financial Services Provides TagPay Scores €25 Million From Long Arc Capital

  TagPay, a France-based provider of a scalable and open core banking system technology specifically for financial service providers, announced on Tuesday it secured a €25 million investment from Long Arc Capital. TagPay reported that through the investment, Long Arc Capital takes a majority stake… Read More

AI and Digital Tech Adoption in India to Help Banks and Financial Institutions with Streamlining Operations: Report

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (formed by the Reserve Bank of India) has revealed that the digital economy sector in India is expected to “double its output as early as 2025.” Digitization in India is expected to lead to “widespread economic… 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

Embedded and Bundled Financial Services are Increasingly Being Offered by Fintech Platforms, Industry Professionals Reveal

Sophie Guibaud, Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd, a UK-headquartered API-based Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, notes that Fintech and other industries have had an “extraordinary” 2020. She pointed out that major scandals (like Wirecard) have “rocked the industry,” however, we’ve also seen significant progress that should help… Read More

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