31 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

Breaking the cryptocurrency stigma: Epiphyte

28 October 2014  |  2425 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"It's a sensitive space, people still associate it with criminality and dubious activities - like the internet in the early days" When Finextra wrote a story about Epiphyte winning the Innotribe startup award - it was received with scepticism by some of our readers. When you're talking about cryptocurrencies and banks - you're bound to...

TagsVirtual currencyStart ups
Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Revenue and Billing Management Sibos Roundtable

24 October 2014  |  1248 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On the heels of the recent Revenue and Billing Management Report, Finextra and Oracle held a breakfast roundtable with senior bankers at this year’s Sibos to discuss the real world experiences when dealing with the complex and changing world of revenue and billing management. In addition to representatives from Oracle, the roundtable was attende...

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulation
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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A novel way of splitting the bill: going Dutch

20 October 2014  |  2870 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 pr...

TagsRetail bankingStart ups
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A superhero among lending villains: Creditable

08 October 2014  |  1293 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 wan...

TagsRetail bankingStart ups
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Dragging insurance out of the stone age: Insly

24 September 2014  |  2445 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  |  814 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  |  1440 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  |  1512 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  |  2380 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  |  2966 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...

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