Category Archives: Finance

25Aug/20

New smart money app sync. launches to compete with major challenger banks across Europe

sync. is aiming to become the first digital smart open banking app offering their easy-to-use financial services across Europe, promising to manage every aspect of a user’s financial life in one place.

sync. was created out of frustration with traditional banks and the niche offering of new challenger banks that are not responding to all the needs of the end customer. Read more

18Aug/20

eToro helps retail investors access cloud computing with new portfolio

Multi-asset investment platform eToro has today launched a new cloud computing portfolio to give retail investors access to some of the most exciting tech companies in the world.

Cloud computing underpins many of the technologies we use daily, including email, video streaming and social media. As the world retreated into lockdown this year, cloud services became increasingly important for companies big and small, and the sector is forecast to grow 17% worldwide in 2020 as a result. That growth is expected to continue, with analysts targeting a 14% compound annual growth rate for the sector globally over the next five years. Read more

10Aug/20

CIH Bank automates corporate banking services with Finastra

Finastra has announced that CIH Bank, a Moroccan-based commercial bank, has gone live with Fusion Corporate Channels and Fusion Trade Innovation, to digitize its end-to-end corporate banking services. The solutions are automating the bank’s trade and supply chain finance services, providing its corporate customers with access to services online, rather than in-branch. The solutions reduce manual processes, helping the bank to become more efficient and agile, grow its customer base by providing a more seamless digital customer experience and ultimately, generate new revenue streams. Read more

20Jul/20

Wirex Becomes World’s First Crypto-Native Platform to Secure Mastercard Principal Membership

Leading payments platform Wirex today announced their partnership with Mastercard, as they become the first cryptocurrency-native platform to secure Mastercard principal membership. The news further solidifies Wirex’s vision to bring cryptocurrency to the mainstream with the support of Mastercard, the renowned global payment technology company, by giving Wirex additional functionality and control. Read more

05Jul/20

Fincasa Announces Global Online Investment Summit “Next Generation Visionaries”

FINCASA VENTURES, UAE-based venture capital and advisor to Multi-Royal-Family Fund Houses, announces Investment summit with objective to syndicate USD 1.0 Bn investment in potential companies and start-ups during and post COVID-19 through its stellar consortium of international and domestic investors led by Family Offices, Angels, Funds. Read more

26May/20

Finastra Global Survey Shows Appetite for Open Banking Picking up Pace Worldwide

Finastra research reveals that 86% of global banks are looking to use open APIs to enable Open Banking capabilities in the next 12 months. In addition, 30% of banks surveyed believe Open Banking is already making a tangible impact in delivering improved overall customer experience. This is against a backdrop where regulation is perceived to be tighter than a year ago and close to half (48%) of those audited believe that regulators are holding back innovation. Read more

29Jan/18

Secret Service issues ‘ATM jackpotting’ alert

The U.S. Secret Service this week issued an alert to banks warning banks about an ATM exploit known called “jackpotting.” Continue reading

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

11Jan/18

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

The South Korean government says it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading