Fintech

How the cloud is helping Currensea create a more sustainable future
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startups

How the cloud is helping Currensea create a more sustainable future

From consolidating infrastructure to reducing the use of plastic, this challenger bank is taking its environmental role seriously
6 Sep 2021
What does it take to launch a successful Fintech startup?
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startups

What does it take to launch a successful Fintech startup?

Emerging and established Fintech startups explain how they have navigated the complexity of creating a tech stack and IT system that drives growth
12 Aug 2021
Visa to acquire cross-border payments expert Currencycloud
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Acquisition

Visa to acquire cross-border payments expert Currencycloud

Currencycloud lets users track foreign exchange transactions in real time
22 Jul 2021
Mastercard banned from taking on new customers in India after flouting data rules
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Policy & legislation

Mastercard banned from taking on new customers in India after flouting data rules

The country’s reserve bank found that the payment provider did not comply with a data policy established in 2018
16 Jul 2021
Visa acquires Swedish fintech Tink for €1.8 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Visa acquires Swedish fintech Tink for €1.8 billion

The financial giant is buying the startup to help accelerate the adoption of open banking
24 Jun 2021
UK first in Europe to reach 100 tech unicorns
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startups

UK first in Europe to reach 100 tech unicorns

Fintech firm Tractable is the 100th startup to reach a $1bn valuation, according to Tech Nation
18 Jun 2021
Panel Profile: RoosterMoney CTO Jon Smart
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chief technical officer (CTO)

Panel Profile: RoosterMoney CTO Jon Smart

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
31 May 2021
How Brexit fuelled Lithuania’s ambitions to become Europe’s fintech capital
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Business strategy

How Brexit fuelled Lithuania’s ambitions to become Europe’s fintech capital

More than 200 companies including Revolut and ConnectPay make up the Baltic nation’s thriving fintech scene
31 May 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Understanding our complicated relationship with AI
IT Pro 20/20: Understanding our complicated relationship with AI
artificial intelligence (AI)

IT Pro 20/20: Understanding our complicated relationship with AI

The 16th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the very human problems associated with artificial intelligence
4 May 2021
Creatio and PositiveEdge Solutions unveil BFSI-focused low-code, AI platform
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Creatio and PositiveEdge Solutions unveil BFSI-focused low-code, AI platform

The platform helps banks and insurance organizations make smarter business decisions
30 Apr 2021
Goldman Sachs invests £50 million in Starling Bank
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startups

Goldman Sachs invests £50 million in Starling Bank

This funding takes the unicorn’s Series D funding round to £322 million from £272 million
20 Apr 2021
Fintech startup raises $200 million to fight digital banking fraud
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cyber crime

Fintech startup raises $200 million to fight digital banking fraud

Feedzai develops AI and machine learning tech for digital banking
24 Mar 2021
Stripe raises another $600m in funding
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Business strategy

Stripe raises another $600m in funding

This latest round of investment brings Stripe’s valuation to $95 billion
15 Mar 2021
Starling Bank becomes UK's latest fintech unicorn
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startups

Starling Bank becomes UK's latest fintech unicorn

The milestone rounds off a successful year for the London-based startup
9 Mar 2021
Is the cashless society finally here?
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Business strategy

Is the cashless society finally here?

The cashless society has been forecast for decades, yet cash remains in rude health. Could the pandemic finally change that?
28 Jan 2021
Panel Profile: Yolt CTO Roderick Simons
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Panel Profile: Yolt CTO Roderick Simons

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
25 Jan 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Modernising money management
digital transformation

The IT Pro Podcast: Modernising money management

How cloud technology, APIs and DevOps are revitalising digital banking
20 Nov 2020
Unqork and TransferWise join Finxact Marketplace’s to modernize banking technology
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Technology

Unqork and TransferWise join Finxact Marketplace’s to modernize banking technology

Finxact Marketplace aims to keep banks up to date with the latest tech, including cloud technology
5 Nov 2020
The future of business banking now
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startups

The future of business banking now

Open banking and digital innovation mean banking is no longer about queuing at the branch. This is what you and your business need to know about chall…
4 Nov 2020
Banks sign pledge to strengthen UK’s fintech sector
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collaboration

Banks sign pledge to strengthen UK’s fintech sector

The Fintech Pledge aims to facilitate the UK’s economic recovery
14 Sep 2020
Global Payments to boost fintech services with AWS partnership
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software as a service (SaaS)

Global Payments to boost fintech services with AWS partnership

Contactless payments and digital banking services "can all be done better, faster and cheaper in the cloud", says CEO Jeff Sloan
4 Aug 2020
ComplyAdvantage raises $50M in Series C funding round
cyber security

ComplyAdvantage raises $50M in Series C funding round

Latest funding round brings the to-date investment to $88 million
28 Jul 2020
Mastercard announces acquisition of Finicity
Acquisition

Mastercard announces acquisition of Finicity

Acquisition of Finicity helps Mastercard as it advances its open banking services
23 Jun 2020