Today, FORTUNE reveals its sixth annual “Change the World” list, which showcases over 50 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations this year. Companies are recognized for innovative business strategies that positively impact the world. This year’s list includes 28 companies from the U.S. and Canada; 10 from Asia and the Middle East; 8 from Europe; and 3 each from Africa and Latin America. Read more
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
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
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, European Customer Experience Outsourcing Services Market, 2020, reveals that outsourcers are increasingly relying on advanced technologies to meet client requirements in the customer experience (CX) outsourcing services industry. The European market is mature and characterized by demands for specific languages, cultural affinity, and nearshoring. COVID-19 has adversely affected the industry in 2020 and Frost & Sullivan expects total market revenue to reach €16.23 billion, a 7.5% decline. Read more
LONDON, Aug. 3, 2020 /Mastercard Foundation/– In its quest to add value to the human development of Africans, Mastercard Foundation embarked on extensive research projects that have been aggregated into one super report entitled, “Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work”.
Salvatore Ferragamo, the prestigious Italian fashion and luxury goods brand, has gone live with Centric Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals. Read more
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
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
NEW YORK, June 22, 2020 /World Bank/ — Zambia’s seventh national development plan (7NDP) sets ambitious targets for economic growth and poverty reduction. Technology can play an important role as Zambia advances this vision for economic transformation. The introduction of digital systems can also have a transformative effect on government.
The surge in online shopping caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce sales this year to make a total of £78.9bn. This is according to analysts at Edge Retail Insight, the global trend forecasting arm of retail insights firm Edge by Ascential, who have updated all pre-existing forecasts to account for the significant long-term impact of COVID-19 on consumer shopping behaviours and preferences. Read more