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mBank moves into fintech vendor space with new digital banking system
mBank

Poland-based mBank has started to license its mobile and online banking system to other financial institutions outside Poland. The first taker is La Banque Postale (LBP) in France.

The Monday mindset: 26 June 2017
Banca D’Alba

Fintech zeitgeist! This week, a look at one bank that has managed to successfully converge its digital and “brick and mortar” journeys into a comprehensive strategy.

Insurtech firm Clark and N26 launch digital insurance service

Clark, a German insurance robo-advisor, has inked a deal with mobile bank N26. Clark says its Bancassurance-API will help customers of N26 “to better understand their current tariffs and improve their insurance situation”.

Backbase scores fintech deal in Norway with SSF Bank

Norway’s Sparebanken Sogn Og Fjordane (SSF) Bank is modernising its digital banking tech with Backbase.

Starling Bank expands to Ireland, eyes “the whole world”

London-based challenger bank Starling has received a banking passport into Ireland. The bank says this is “its first step in its plans to provide services to European markets”.

Banking Technology Magazine
Banking Technology June 2017 issue out now
Banking Technology June 2017

The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Industry Comment
Commercial banks join the retail revolution: three reasons to consider transformation
Rina Pandalai, SapientRazorfish

Long-term growth will require the commercial banking industry to embrace digital transformation in a way that benefits the institutions’ stakeholder base and satisfies the needs of its end-user clients. And here are three reasons why a commercial bank should consider transformation.

Bank to the future: five ways financial apps are changing banking
Ian McKenna, DigitalWealthInsights.com:

Less than half a year from now, PSD2 will revolutionise consumers’ access to their own financial information. In fintech hubs across Europe, bright young people are planning a consumer revolution. Their financial apps and tools are helping customers manage their money far more easily than they have before. Here are five important ways in which they are changing the face of banking.

PSD2 meets ISO 20022

How will service providers and banks implement ISO 20022 in the APIs being created for PSD2?

Why getting ready for real-time is a priority for Rabobank

When it comes to payments, the Netherlands, like its Scandinavian neighbours, is certainly one of the most advanced countries in the world. Banks and retailers have been working together for many years in an effort to decrease the amount of cash in circulation, working instead towards a “cleaner” and “safer” cashless environment.

Yes, (financial inclusion) minister?

In today’s seemingly financially connected world, where we can send money to one another via our smartphones, and manage our spending habits via apps, it’s pretty hard to believe that financial exclusion is still a reality in the UK. Yet, a shocking 1.7 million adults in the UK still don’t have access to financial services.

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