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Malta AI & Blockchain Summit

Fintech
May 9, 2019

Two weeks to go: Malta AI & Blockchain Summit launching exclusive pool party on 22-25 May at the Hilton, St. Julian’s - Malta The second edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit (AIBC) is wrapping things up fo...

Standard Chartered launches African eXellerator

Fintech
April 15, 2019

On April 8th, Standard Chartered Bank announced the opening of a new innovation hub branch in Kenya. The Africa eXellerator, located in the bank’s head office in Chiromo, Nairobi, will provide a much awaited regional pla...

JSE and NASDAQ renew tech agreement

Fintech
April 2, 2019

The Jamaica Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc. have signed a new agreement for a term of seven years for Nasdaq to provide their market surveillance technology (SMARTS) and the matching engine to the Jamaica Stock Exchange (...

BlackRock set to acquire eFront

Fintech
April 1, 2019

Blackrock has announced a binding offer for 100 % of the equity interests in eFront for $1.3 billion in cash. Following completion of the notification and consultation process, the parties are expected to enter into a de...

Klarna launches an Open Banking Platform

Fintech
March 29, 2019

Klarna has announced the launch of its own Open Banking Platform. This platform will enable access to more than 4,300 European banks through a single Access to Account (XS2A) API in line with Payment Services Directive (...

Fintech Startup Raisin Buys MHB Bank

Fintech
March 20, 2019

Banks today are looking to either invest in, partner with, or simply buy fintech startups with great market prospects. Startups do not, typically, buy banks. But Open Banking fintech  Raisin has reserved the trend w...

Rabo Ventures ready to expand

Fintech
March 8, 2019

The Netherland’s second largest banking and financial services firm has recently announced a  £69.9 million injection into their venture fund arm Rabo Frontier Ventures, bringing their fund to a total value of...

Coinfirm Brings Transparency and Trust to Crypto

Fintech
February 27, 2019

Coinfirm is the world's leading provider of anti-money laundering (AML) risk assessment products and services, offering a variety of off-the-shelf and tailored AML products for companies and financial institutions operat...

Opinion piece: Anonymisation vs. encryption

Fintech
February 25, 2019

Peter Lancos and Sonal Rattan, co-founders of data protection and date privacy specialists Exate Technology, explain the limitations of encryption for data privacy and why anonymisation offers a better solution. Many com...

Lloyds partners with Thought Machine

Fintech
February 5, 2019

Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) has announced a strategic partnership with Thought Machine to accelerate the digital transformation of the bank’s business. Thought Machine is a UK-based growth stage technology company who...

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