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Open Banking: Learning Lessons from Asia

With the implementation of PSD2 in Europe, Open Banking payment solutions are starting to be rolled out across the UK and Europe. But while the core Open Banking payment solutions are live, there is a long way to go until we see the widespread adoption… Read More

Everybody Wants it: Survey Indicates that 97% of Merchants Want Open Banking as Provided by PSD2

A recenty survey indicates that merchants are very interested in Open Banking. While the topic started as an esoteric policy goal with few people really understanding what it meant, a report from Sentenial/Nuapay indicates popular interest exists and that 97% of merchants are already looking… Read More

National Bank of Romania Announces Fintech Innovation Hub Project, Aimed at Providing Guidance to Financial Services Firms

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) has introduced the Fintech Innovation Hub project, which the institution describes as “a platform for dialogue with companies developing innovative public interest solutions in the area of payment and financial services (FinTech)”. The Fintech-focused project has been launched at… Read More

Fintech Talent Should “Flow Freely” After Brexit, Says JCB International Executive Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell, VP Development and Infrastructure Support at JCB International, writes that the UK will be struggling to maintain its position as a global Fintech leader, and the nation’s professionals are concerned that there may be challenges accessing engineering, product, and financial services after Brexit…. Read More

Fintech Emma Says Some Banks are Not Meeting Open Banking Rules

Beginning September 14, 2019, European Union rules regarding “Strong Customer Authentication” (SCA), part of PSD2, kick in. These rules, which also impact the UK, involve the way in which banks or payment services providers verify their customers’ identity and validate specific payment instructions. Mandated API… Read More

Wirecard Announces Fast Track PSD2 Onboading Through Financial Commerce Platform

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced it automatically offering all new customers a fast track to PSD2 onboarding through its digital Financial Commerce Platform. “From 14 September 2019, new rules will apply in the European Union that stipulate that every online… Read More

BudgetBakers, Creator of Wallet App, Receives License from Czech National Bank to Join the Bank APIs

Fintech startup BudgetBakers has received regulatory approval from the Czech National Bank to join the bank’s API’s, according to a release. BudgetBakers has developed a Wallet global personal finance management application. The European PSD2 Directive instructs banks to make their client account data available to third… Read More

SIA Group Launches Open Banking Platform for Banks, Corporates, Fintechs & More

SIA Group, a consortium of eight European companies, has launched a new platform for financial service firms as they move to become compliant to Open Banking rules under PSD2. Their new digital platform is said to allow European banks, Fintechs, corporates, SMEs and public sector… Read More

Alior Bank Partners with Raisin, solarisBank and Mastercard, Creating Digital Financial Ecosystem

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Alior Bank has announced a “pan-European collaboration” with Raisin, solarisBank and Mastercard. The four separate companies are seeking to create a new financial platform based on an open API model. This new model hopes to enable their clients “to benefit from truly open banking.” According… Read More

PSD2 Ready: Emma Banking App Receives FCA Approval

Following a closed beta launch in December, Emma Technologies has announced the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has give regulatory approval to the company under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 for the provision of payment services. In the UK on January 13th requirements under PSD2, as… Read More

Open Banking Arrives in the UK on January 13th. What Does this Mean?

Open Banking is kind of a nebulous term. Unless you are very engaged with the UK financial sector it probably means little to you. Yet the concept of Open Banking will have profound ramifications for consumers and businesses in both the UK and Europe. In… Read More

The UK Plows Ahead in Implementing PSD2 Compliant Open Banking

On Monday, October 9, Lendit Europe, the event gathering 1000+ representatives of the international fintech and lending scene on the banks of the River Thames, opened with a presentation by Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Global Head of FinTech at consultancy firm EY, who spoke about “The… Read More

FCA Publishes PSD2 Approach

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published their approach to the EU directive known as PSD2.  This directive defines the requirements for firms that provide payment services and impacts a wide range of financial service firms including Fintechs. PSD2 ostensibly aims to improve consumer… Read More

Will the Banks vs. Fintechs Dispute over PSD2 Derail the EU’s Progress towards Open Banking?

Banks represented by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and Fintechs represented through the Future of European Fintech are in profound disagreement about the technical standards for the implementation of the Second Directive on Payment Services (PSD2). Banks argue that screen scraping should be banned in… Read More

Signicat Launches MobileID to Satisfy PSD2 Requirements

ID assurance provider Signicat, one of the largest identity assurance providers in the world, has launched MobileID, a mobile authentication product. In addition to offering financial service providers speedy onboarding and identity assurance using a number of digital identity plans, Signicat now also offers Strong Customer… Read More

Championing French Fintech & Fintech Education: An Interview with Anaïs Raoux

Individual Fintech startups can’t disrupt financial services. It takes an ecosystem to do so. We spoke in Paris with Anaïs Raoux, the Managing Director of the industry association France Fintech about how the association helps build an effective ecosystem for French Fintechs ‒ tackling issues… Read More

Token Raises $15.7M in Series A Funding

Token, a Silicon Valley cloud-based payment network, has raised $15.7 million in Series A funding for its banking platform, which helps financial services comply with EU regulations. The capital infusion will be leveraged to expand the Token platform in Europe. The company has crafted itself… Read More

BBC: Fintech Provides Better Choices & Services, Enter Monzo, Square (Video)

In this brief video entitled “FinTech How technology is changing the world of finance,” BBC Newsnight spotlights some problems facing SMEs when it comes to collecting payments. Fees overwhelm. Payments delayed. Fintech maverick, Crowdcube campaigner and Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield addresses how lack of competition allows brick… Read More

figo Raises €6.8M, Supports its EU PSD2 Regulation Adherence

European fintech company figo, based in Germany, secured as a part of its Series B fundraising at the end of last month a €6.8 million (approximately $7.2 million) investment from Deutsche Börse Group.  The firm’s latest project is expanding its banking API products and services… Read More

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