23 October 2014

Future Finance

Finextra and Oracle have gathered together some of the industry's top thought leaders to discuss, debate and analyse the key trends and issues within transaction banking, regulations and retail banking. This group will focus on upcoming regulations, new service offerings and industry debate shaping the new financial services landscape with regular blog posts, video interviews, webcasts debates and surveys.
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A novel way of splitting the bill: going Dutch

20 October 2014  |  2363 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

"It's a seamless way to split the bill - as opposed to antiquated ways like sending money, or IOUs" Startups around the world are jumping at an opportunity to simplify the bill-splitting process. While the method of how we pay has improved vastly over the years - the way in which we split the bill is as much of a cultural problem as it i...

TagsRetail bankingStart ups
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A superhero among lending villains: Creditable

08 October 2014  |  1243 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“I don’t like hearing about people going to a payday lender for a loan. If they do, I’ve failed as a banker” says Sechaba Ngwenya, CEO of Creditable. His startup sits in a place where banks don’t want to go. A place overflowing with savage payday lenders - exploiting vulnerable people in problematic financial situations like professional loan shar...

TagsRetail bankingStart ups
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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Dragging insurance out of the stone age: Insly

24 September 2014  |  2263 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Fintech’s speed of growth hasn’t just surprised the technology sector but the global market too. It wasn’t that long ago when tapping cards to pay for coffee was an idea in a sci-fi writer’s mind. Tod...

TagsWholesale bankingInnovation
Karthick PrasadOracle - Bangalore

Credit Management in the Time of Quantitative Easing

22 September 2014  |  786 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Fed’s tapering of the Quantitative Easing (QE) program, followed by the tightening of the ‘easy-money’ policy by other central banks around the world, would indicate that the financial crisis has ...

TagsRisk & regulationTransaction banking
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Would you pay to put your mortgage out to tender?

18 September 2014  |  1427 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

An Aussie start-up with a new take on online mortgage brokerage is betting a good number of people will. Flongle encourages consumers to carefully map out their ideal mortgage for a new property or r...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

What Apple Pay means for China

18 September 2014  |  1497 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The launch of Apple Pay will likely have a profound impact on the payments industry in the US and potentially Europe, but what does it mean for China? A big bite or a small one? After Apple's launch...

TagsMobile & online
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Crowdfunding to the moon: InvestUP

16 September 2014  |  2185 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“Back in the 1960s when they were landing on the moon, everyone came together, it wasn’t the U.S. landing on the moon, it was mankind” says James Tuckett, founder and MD of investUP (or just UP), the...

TagsWholesale bankingStart ups
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Contactless payments are not a choice

29 August 2014  |  2933 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

If you want a new debit or credit card in Australia, you're getting PayWave or PayPass - there's no choice. And Australian police forces, and at least some consumers, don't like it. Police are bemo...

TagsCardsSecurity
Ambreesh KhannaOracle Financial Services - Greater New York City Area

The Next Generation of Analytics

25 August 2014  |  2233 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Are Financial Institutions Prepared? Today’s consumers have high expectations − and for good reason. They have become accustomed to, and are increasingly likely to demand, anytime/anywhere connectiv...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovation
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Cryptocurrency can cure cancer

07 August 2014  |  1425 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

There's been a lot of hype and controversy about Bitcoin. Exchanges have bloomed, been taken down, been hacked and evolved. Regulators are running this way and that. The tech and mainstream media has ...

TagsVirtual currencyInnovation
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