23 November 2014

Start ups

Christina BowePerceptive Software - Maidenhead

Five Ways to Turn Bank Branches into Competitive Powerhouses

18 November 2014  |  1462 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There’s no shortage of startups in the financial services industry. Whether they’re online-only financial institutions or diversified financial services companies that are using the Web to expand into new markets, these competitive threats are pressuring established financial institutions to hold onto their traditional customers and develop their ...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

The romance of private equity: Liquity

11 November 2014  |  1387 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“You know what people say to us? They say ‘you’re inventing a new asset class. You’re inventing liquid shares in private companies” Liquity, the London-based startup taking part in the Startupbootcamp FinTech programme, is tackling a big problem for investors and shareholders in private companies: the laborious and lengthy process of matching buyer...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Bringing quality back to the web: milliPay

05 November 2014  |  1601 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“We hope to change the way content can be consumed – there is quality content on the web and we believe in it. It needs to be financed – and people must be willing to finance it.” Whether you like it ...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Breaking the cryptocurrency stigma: Epiphyte

28 October 2014  |  3525 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 Innot...

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Roman ItskovichEbury - London

Should SMEs be worried about Aldermore’s false start?

24 October 2014  |  2080 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Last week’s Aldermore news left some SMEs in doubt of the future for challenger banks. The British banking newcomer cancelled its planned IPO, despite a valuation of £880m, citing a lack of interest a...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A novel way of splitting the bill: going Dutch

20 October 2014  |  3153 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 pro...

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Bill GourlayIdea Group - London

Innovation is ...

13 October 2014  |  1373 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over recent weeks I seem to have spent a lot of time in the innovation space, with plenty of talk about being innovative, creative and forward thinking. However, given the very different angles that e...

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Manuj MukherjeeINFOSYS LTD - Bangalore


10 October 2014  |  1230 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The credit risk associated over a loan lifecycle can be best arrested at the time of originating the loan itself. So, Invariably there is a need to have a more robust process and an intelligent syste...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A superhero among lending villains: Creditable

08 October 2014  |  1526 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...

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Roman ItskovichEbury - London

Vince Cable: Smoke and Mirrors or the key to SME lending?

06 October 2014  |  2663 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The latest initiative in Cable’s crusade for UK SME lending looks to take the risk away from the high street banks and place it on the Government. This will be achieved by guaranteeing challenger bank...

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