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OakNorth joins unicorn club with £154m funding round
Retail banking

OakNorth joins unicorn club with £154m funding round

12 October 2017  |  4570 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

OakNorth, a UK challenger bank targeting small- and medium-sized businesses, is looking to ramp up lending and license its technology around the world after raising £154 million from a group of international investors.

Thomson Reuters commits $100m to Toronto technology centre
Artificial Intelligence

Thomson Reuters commits $100m to Toronto technology centre

12 October 2017  |  4308 views  |  1 comments | 16 tweets | 11 linkedin

A year on from its launch, Thomson Reuters is doubling down on its Toronto technology centre, committing another US$100 million to the project, which will eventually be home to 1500 staffers working on areas such as cloud computing, big data and AI.

Ex-PayPal boss Thompson backs Canadian fintech Payment Rails
Retail banking

Ex-PayPal boss Thompson backs Canadian fintech Payment Rails

11 October 2017  |  6230 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 12 linkedin

Payment Rails, a Canadian startup building an API-first payouts platform for businesses, has won a high-profile backer in the shape of ex-PayPal president Scott Thompson, who has invested in the firm and signed on as a board advisor.

ECB ponders bigger liquidity requirements for 'fintech banks'
Start ups

ECB ponders bigger liquidity requirements for 'fintech banks'

22 September 2017  |  9823 views  |  0 comments | 22 tweets | 29 linkedin

The European Central Bank says that, because they pose unique risks, it may start asking fintech firms seeking banking licenses to hold bigger capital buffers and larger liquidity.

Ex-Barclays chief Jenkins gets Ping An backing for fintech startup
Start ups

Ex-Barclays chief Jenkins gets Ping An backing for fintech startup

21 September 2017  |  5088 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 4 linkedin

Former Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has raised £34 million in a funding round led by Chinese insurer Ping An to help bring his new fintech startup to Asia, according to the Financial Times.

IBM and UBS team on blockchain payments for cars
Payments

IBM and UBS team on blockchain payments for cars

12 September 2017  |  15169 views  |  1 comments | 26 tweets | 42 linkedin

UBS, IBM and car parts manufacturer ZF are working together to build a blockchain-based payments system that automatically collects fees for things such as parking and power charging.

Options lands $100 million PE investment
Trade execution

Options lands $100 million PE investment

16 August 2017  |  7473 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

UK capital markets technology outfit Options has scored a significant $100 million investment from New York-based private equity house Bregal Sagemount.

FS industry security concerns drive UK outsourcing market
Security

FS industry security concerns drive UK outsourcing market

04 August 2017  |  9600 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 12 linkedin

The financial services sector drove the UK outsourcing market to record levels in the first half of 2017, with big firms signing major IT contracts.

SAP Financial Services Forum, London - Day 2 live blog
Artificial Intelligence

SAP Financial Services Forum, London - Day 2 live blog

05 July 2017  |  14764 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 4 linkedin

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage from Day 2 of the SAP Financial Services Forum in London. The theme for this event is 'winning in the digital moment'. The agenda will examine how technologies such as AI, machine learning, analytics, blockchain, open APIs and the cloud can be best leveraged to deliver truly digitised financial services.

SAP Financial Services Forum, London - Day 1 live blog
Blockchain

SAP Financial Services Forum, London - Day 1 live blog

04 July 2017  |  10264 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 5 linkedin

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the SAP Financial Services Forum in London. The theme for this event is 'winning in the digital moment'. The two-day agenda will examine how technologies such as AI, machine learning, analytics, blockchain, open APIs and the cloud can be best leveraged to deliver truly digitised financial services.

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