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Nov
28

HSBC to build the bank of the future by giving its 30,000 devs access to APIs

HSBC is building a new digital banking platform, with the organisation looking to power the bank of the future through the use of APIs. Turning to Salesforce-owned MuleSoft, HSBC chief architect of digital technologies Prakash Sethuraman said the bank is taking advantage of open banking to develop new, “connected” experiences for its more than 38 […]

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Nov
24

Sweden’s Central Bank lays out its plans for its digital currency

Stefan Ingves, the Governor of Sweden’s central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, has laid out his six-step plan for the introduction of is central bank digital currency. Part one of the plans is that both large value and retail payments must be settled in the central bank digital currency anywhere around the world, at any time, all year round. […]

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Nov
05

Santander takes big stake in UK FinTech

Spanish bank Banco Santander is acquiring just over 50 percent of the U.K. payments platform Ebury for £350 million ($453 million), Ebury announced in a press release on Monday (Nov. 4). The Ebury payments platform gives small and medium-size companies the ability to trade internationally. The acquisition is scheduled to close in the first quarter […]

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Nov
04

Nubank surpasses Revolut, Monzo and N26 combined with 18 million app downloads over the past year

If there was ever any doubt, you best believe that Nubank is growing exponentially fast and won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Making this all the more evident is the fact that the Brazilian fintech unicorn has seen over 18 million app downloads this past year. Based on a report from Apptopia, that’s more than […]

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Oct
28

Hungarian Central Bank reveals Fintech strategy to foster financial innovation

The central bank of Hungary, the MNB, has just published its first strategy on fintech. The plans aim to bring greater digitization to the domestic financial sector in the country. The report, titled ‘Financial Innovation and Stability,’ is the product of central bank collaboration with Hungarian companies working in the fintech industry. It is comprised […]

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Oct
21

Cambodia’s Central Bank tests out digital wallet to reduce cross-border payment fees

Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to curtail the cost of cross-border payments and is examining its in-house digital wallet, the Hyperledger Iroha-powered Bakong. Last week, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) signed an agreement with Malaysia’s Maybank. The banks will work together to cut down the remittance fees of their respective digital payment platforms – Bakong […]

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Feb
22

Fintech Raisin crosses the channel to offer services to UK Savers

Savings marketplace Raisin has launched in the UK. The Berlin based Fintech has been expanding across the European continent but today they have crossed the British Channel to offer their services to UK savers. Raisin provides an interesting service that leverages technology to help savers to save more. Users of their site can shop around […]

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Feb
02

Paris is city of Fintech love for startups seeking hookups

The fintech dating game is on in Paris. Entrepreneurs in Europe’s financial-technology sector are pushing low-cost payments solutions to steal market share from banks, hoping the challenge they pose will spur the lenders to buy them or seek partnerships with them. Many startups are eyeing deals or potential backing as they converge on Paris this […]

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