Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum London 2018. This event will focus on important issues affecting the financial industry, exploring how far and how fast the transformation of financial services will take place in the UK and beyond.
India's Yes Bank has moved to smooth out its digital lending processes through an API-based integration with Paisabazaar, a marketplace for loans and cards.
VC-backed fintech firms raised a record $5.4 billion in the first quarter of 2018, boosted by a dozen mega-rounds of at least $100 million, according to the latest figures from CB Insights.
RegTech startup ClauseMatch has raised $5 million to boost its mission to help financial institutions keep pace with the "broken" regulatory system, in a Series A round led by Index Ventures.
KAS Bank is to test a new blockchain-based service for shareholding voting at its own General Shareholders Meeting later this week.
Swedbank has invested EUR3 million in personal finance and data aggregation platform Meniga, as it begins the roll out of the firm's technology to customers in Sweden and the Baltic countries.
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Some customers of UK bank TSB are reporting serious data breaches after the bank's online and mobile channels were cobbled as it migrated accounts from a legacy Lloyds platform to the Proteo4 system from new owner Banco Sabadell.
Sberbank is collaborating with Russian venture capital outfit, Internet Initiative Development Fund, on a programme for accelerating intelligent robotics projects.
The Central Bank of Ireland is launching an innovation hub and industry engagement programme to keep step with the evolving fintech and regulatory landscapes.
JPMorgan and National Bank of Canada (NBC) have carried out a debt issuance simulation using a new blockchain platform.