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UK alternative finance market is now worth £4.6 billion

UK alternative finance market is now worth £4.6 billion

11 December 2017  |  5187 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 10 linkedin

The UK online alternative finance market grew 43% in 2016 to reach £4.6 billion, buoyed by increased institutional investment and a sustained pick up in innovative business lending models.

Nordea joins trade finance blockchain consortium we.trade

Nordea joins trade finance blockchain consortium we.trade

05 December 2017  |  6597 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 11 linkedin

Nordea has become the ninth banking member of the we.trade consortium, which is building a shared platform that aims at making domestic and cross-border commerce easier for European companies by harnessing the power of distributed ledger technology.

Swift Operations Forum Europe 2017, Amsterdam - Day 3 report

Swift Operations Forum Europe 2017, Amsterdam - Day 3 report

04 December 2017  |  4454 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 5 linkedin

The final day of SOFE 2017 was dominated by the topic of cyber security. The closing plenary covered three key elements to this challenge: the evolution of the threat landscape, new technology and the evolution of Swift's Customer Security Programme (CSP), and the regulatory perspective.

Swift Operations Forum Europe 2017, Amsterdam - Day 1 report

Swift Operations Forum Europe 2017, Amsterdam - Day 1 report

30 November 2017  |  5703 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 7 linkedin

The future of money, how we use data and the dizzying advances in digital technologies dominated the opening discussions at the annual Swift Operations Forum Europe (SOFE) convention in Amsterdam.

Swift warns of growing cyber-crook sophistication

Swift warns of growing cyber-crook sophistication

29 November 2017  |  5733 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 5 linkedin

Cyber-crooks have significantly upped their game in the last 18 months, developing sophisticated new tools and techniques to hack into bank systems, warns a new report from Swift.

Credit Suisse acquires majority stake in automated lender Tradeplus24

Credit Suisse acquires majority stake in automated lender Tradeplus24

29 November 2017  |  6151 views  |  1 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

Credit Suisse has acquired a majority stake in alternative finance startup Tradeplus24 and plans to offer the Zurich-based firm's lending platform to its own SME customers.

BBVA applies blockchain tech to Letters of Credit

BBVA applies blockchain tech to Letters of Credit

27 November 2017  |  22417 views  |  0 comments | 21 tweets | 35 linkedin

BBVA has applied blockchain technology from Wave to reduce the time taken to submit, verify and authorise an international trade transaction from seven to ten days, to just 2.5 hours

Axis Bank uses Ripple to open new payment corridors between the UAE and Singapore

Axis Bank uses Ripple to open new payment corridors between the UAE and Singapore

22 November 2017  |  14877 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 27 linkedin

Standard Chartered, Axis Bank and Rakbank have begun to use RippleNet to send live cross-border payments on behalf of corporate clients and migrant workers.

AIB invests EUR30 million in TransferMate

AIB invests EUR30 million in TransferMate

20 November 2017  |  5918 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 8 linkedin

Allied Irish Bank has invested EUR30 million in local B2B payments platform TransferMate, valuing the company at up to Eur300 million.

Ripple boss predicts central bank adoption of blockchain

Ripple boss predicts central bank adoption of blockchain

17 November 2017  |  30197 views  |  0 comments | 41 tweets | 42 linkedin

Central banks will use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to settle high-value interbank payments within the next five to ten years, predicts the chief executive of Ripple.

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