19 October 2017

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Santander InnoVentures leads $6m funding round for Mexico's ePesos

Santander InnoVentures leads $6m funding round for Mexico's ePesos

13 October 2017  |  6109 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

Santander's fintech venture capital fund has led a $6 million funding round for ePesos, a Mexican mobile payments startup targeting underbanked small businesses.

Piraeus Bank hails automated 'e-branches'

Piraeus Bank hails automated 'e-branches'

14 September 2017  |  5999 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 20 linkedin

Greek bank Piraeus is hailing the performance of three new fully-automated bank branches, claiming that their popularity has freed up staffers at traditional branches to focus on more complex, higher value work.

Amazon brings cash option for the unbanked to UK

Amazon brings cash option for the unbanked to UK

25 August 2017  |  12966 views  |  1 comments | 22 tweets | 28 linkedin

Amazon has brought a service that lets people top up their accounts by handing over cash at the physical locations of partner retailers to the UK.

Santander InnoVentures pumps more money into digital ID firm Socure

Santander InnoVentures pumps more money into digital ID firm Socure

10 August 2017  |  11003 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 6 linkedin

Santander's fintech venture capital fund has joined a $13.9 million Series B funding round for New York-based digital identity startup Socure.

Abu Dhabi steps up fintech activity

Abu Dhabi steps up fintech activity

08 August 2017  |  14382 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 11 linkedin

Abu Dhabi is looking to strengthen its fintech position with a flurry of initiatives, including a tie-up with Switzerland and an innovation challenge for startups.

Mobile ID scoring startup Juvo raises $40 million

Mobile ID scoring startup Juvo raises $40 million

01 August 2017  |  6652 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

Mobile identity scoring startup Juvo has raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Wing Venture Capital.

World Bank's IFC targets financial inclusion through $15m CompareAsiaGroup investment

World Bank's IFC targets financial inclusion through $15m CompareAsiaGroup investment

11 July 2017  |  4328 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

World Bank Group member IFC is looking to boost financial inclusion and literacy in Southeast Asia through a $15 million investment into local online marketplace CompareAsiaGroup.

Providing knowledge and access to networks is the future of banking - Rabobank CEO

Providing knowledge and access to networks is the future of banking - Rabobank CEO

28 June 2017  |  7249 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 17 linkedin

Rabobank chairman of the executive board Wiebe Draijer has given an insight into his vision for the future of banking in the fintech age, arguing that providing knowledge and access to networks, not products, will be what drives his industry.

Live: EBAday 2017, day one

Live: EBAday 2017, day one

20 June 2017  |  16401 views  |  0 comments | 3 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.

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  |  18021 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.

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