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Asia still top dog for payments innovation but Europe gaining ground

Asia still top dog for payments innovation but Europe gaining ground

22 June 2017  |  8531 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 9 linkedin

Asia remains home to most payments innovation but Europe is making a charge, leapfrogging Africa, North America and Latin America, according to a survey of industry execs which also calls out distributed ledger technology as over-hyped.

Swift offers €200,000 for two fintechs to leverage gpi platform

Swift offers €200,000 for two fintechs to leverage gpi platform

21 June 2017  |  7256 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets

Swift has launched an Industry Challenge to find two winning fintechs who will be granted €100,000 to further develop new overlay services that leverage its Swift global payments innovation (gpi) platform.

Live: EBAday 2017, day two

Live: EBAday 2017, day two

21 June 2017  |  15662 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

Payments professionals from across Europe are gathering in Dublin this week for EBAday 2017, hosted by the Euro Banking Association and Finextra. We're liveblogging events here.

AIG and Standard Chartered run multi-national insurance policy via DLT

AIG and Standard Chartered run multi-national insurance policy via DLT

16 June 2017  |  9378 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

American International Group, IBM and Standard Chartered Bank have converted a multinational, controlled master policy written in the UK, and three local policies in the US, Singapore and Kenya, into a 'smart contract' that provides a shared view of policy data and documentation in real-time.

FCA says regulatory sandbox growing in popularity as second cohort is unveiled

FCA says regulatory sandbox growing in popularity as second cohort is unveiled

15 June 2017  |  9737 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 6 linkedin

The Financial Conduct Authority has selected 31 firms for its second cohort of regulatory sandbox participants, narrowing down the field from an initial list of 77 submissions.

Emirates Islamic to put cheques on a blockchain

Emirates Islamic to put cheques on a blockchain

12 June 2017  |  8988 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 16 linkedin

Emirates Islamic is to use a combination of QR codes and blockchain technology to bolster fraud prevention for old-fashioned paper cheques.

Nasdaq joins €7M funding round in French blockchain outfit Stratumn

Nasdaq joins €7M funding round in French blockchain outfit Stratumn

09 June 2017  |  14600 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 7 linkedin

Nasdaq has joined a €7M series A funding round in a French startup, Stratumn, which utilises distributed ledger technology and advanced cryptography to streamline and secure the exchange of regulatory reporting data.

Winning in the digital moment; Leading banks explain what it takes

Winning in the digital moment; Leading banks explain what it takes

08 June 2017  |  15489 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 19 linkedin

A stellar line-up of 27 senior bankers and fintech experts will be onstage at the Finextra SAP Financial Services Forum in London next month to detail winning strategies for banks competing in a digitally-driven business market.

FinTech50: London continues to dominate European scene

FinTech50: London continues to dominate European scene

07 June 2017  |  16679 views  |  0 comments | 28 tweets | 23 linkedin

The Brexit cloud may loom large but, for now, the UK remains at the centre of Europe's financial technology scene, home to nearly two thirds of the firms that make it into this year's FinTech50.

Indian banks to work with five Startupbootcamp Mumbai graduates

Indian banks to work with five Startupbootcamp Mumbai graduates

02 June 2017  |  13501 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

Five of the eleven startups graduating from Startupbootcamp's 2017 Indian accelerator programme have secured pilots with bank sponsors RBL and Icici.

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