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Author: andrzej@digital-startup.com

Fintech Nation: Ukraine

August 12, 2019

From a country dominated by conflict and political turmoil to the location of one of Eastern Europe’s fastest-developing IT industries, Ukraine is enjoying increasing rewards from local fintech innovation Across East...

Budapest’s most sought after UX creator

August 12, 2019

Ignatius Bowskill interviews Dr András Rung, CEO and founder of Budapest-based UX designers Ergomania, on their rise from two-man-startup to leading partner for banks and fintechs across Europe. Ergomania’s team has...

“Forget protecting banks with the tools they already have.”

August 12, 2019

Why does it still seem so easy for cybercrime to occur? Yaron Hazan, financial crimes expert at ThetaRay, speaks to Fiona McFarlane about the the cyber security dilemma which means firms are bound to broken into (again...

Inside Standard Chartered’s eXellerator

August 12, 2019

Bank accelerators typically tap the startup world for their next ideas, but not Standard Chartered. Fiona McFarlane sits down with man in charge Dominic Maffei, SC Ventures Lead for Financial Markets and UK/EU, at the...

Paykey on helping banks ‘get in’ with social media payments

August 12, 2019

Mobile payment apps have played a major part in the fintech revolution so far, but the sudden turn towards social media payments threw banks off guard. As a result, the integration of banking with social media, shopping...

11:FS asks the questions which really matter

August 12, 2019

As new fintech companies take an increasing market share, David M Brear, Group CEO, 11:FS, lyrically considers the questions that incumbents should ask themselves as they develop new services in response There has be...

FACEBOOK and the future of money

August 12, 2019

The recent announcement of Facebook’s plans to launch its own digitalcurrency, Libra, in the early part of next year has sent shockwaves through the financial world and raised questions about the future of currency in t...

Alior Bank kickstarts acceptance of Open Banking in Poland with RBL_START Meetup

August 1, 2019

Despite being classified as a "digital transformation champion" Poland's adoption of Open Banking has been slower than most. To put things into perspective: third parties in Poland allegedly have access to less than 5...

Fintech flies the flag in Lithuania

May 31, 2019

As countries across Europe battle for their share of the accelerating fintechsector, Lithuania has emerged as one of the front runners. The number of fintech firms based in the country has swelled from just 10 in 2015 t...

Inside Accenture’s London FinTech Innovation Lab

January 23, 2019

Meet Accenture's 2019 cohort ready to shape tomorrow's technology. Globally, Accenture’s FinTech Innovation lab has achieved some impressive results, incubating 184 startups, and raising $1,464m since it’s 2012 inception...

Hackathons: Tapping into Tech Talent

January 11, 2019

Time-limited events in which teams of developers compete to address challenges and provide solutions to complex problems – are proving to be a great method of bringing top talent to the fore, not least in the field of fi...

Revolut reveals its latest European target

January 11, 2019

Revolut's European Target  With the market nearing saturation point, many challenger banks are becoming satisfied with breaking even at the end of year, but not London’s favourite fintech app. Despite a European custo...

The Chain of Dragons: BTC in the PRC

January 9, 2019

Bitcoin in China has had a turbulent time in the past few years, but recent developments mean it is now legal to trade and own the cryptocurrency in the country – a move that could mark the dawn of a new era for Bitcoin...

What is key to transformation on a corporate level?

December 10, 2018

No one is clueless to the difficulties which make change of any kind a slow-moving process in the legacy sector of finance. But, according to some, a touch of persuasive creativity may be the missing ingredient when&nbsp...

Raisin talks talent recruitment and the secret to bank relationships

December 1, 2018

In enabling access to continent-wide investment products for savers across Europe, Raisin has demonstrated a model for successful partnership between startups and the banking sector. In enabling access to continent-wide...

Joining the Conversation

November 7, 2018

Banking, like every other industry, is feeling the pressure to adjust to the age of instant gratification. This need for immediate delivery and satisfaction is pushing out old systems and practices to replace them with n...

What an industry could learn from a crypto exchange break-in

November 7, 2018

As recent hacks into crypto exchanges have shown, the methods of cyber criminals change rapidly, and firms require constant vigilance and planning to defend against their attacks. Rob Dartnall, Director of Intelligence a...

The impact of automation on jobs in the financial sector

November 7, 2018

As electronically driven workforces become a reality, employees ask themselves at what rate will their job sector be affected.  Brickendon CEO Christopher Burke considers the future impact of automation on jobs in...

Quants, the hidden superstars of finance

November 7, 2018

The disruptive change in the world of banking and finance over recent years can perhaps be most exemplified in the increasing use of algorithms in automating decision-making processes. Behind these complex sets of rules...

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