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Interview: Robert Barnes, TradeIX – the IX in Trade

Robert Barnes, TradeIX

In an exclusive interview with trade finance specialist TradeIX, co-founder and CEO Robert Barnes explains how banks’ senior management is focusing on one goal and why product silos simply do not work.

IBM, KlickEx Group and Stellar unveil cross-border payments solution

IBM and friends launch cross-border payments solution on blockchain

IBM, KlickEx Group, a regional financial services company, and Stellar, a non-profit organisation that supports an open source blockchain network, have unveiled a new regional cross-border payments solution using IBM’s blockchain technology to provide clearing and settlement of trades on a single network in real time.

Mauritius looks to blockchain for financial inclusion boost

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The State Bank of Mauritius, SBM Group and SALT, creator of a blockchain-backed loan platform, have entered into an exploratory relationship to use blockchain assets as collateral for lending services. SALT, which stands for Secured Automated Lending Technology, says it offers risk mitigation software which allows financial entities, like SBM, to participate in this new […]

Fintech funding round-up: 13 October 2017

Funding concept with smartphone

Mongolia gets a mention in this concise fintech funding round-up. Features OakNorth Bank, AND Global and TransFICC. UK challenger OakNorth Bank has secured £154 million investment as it looks to lend a further £1.5 billion to businesses in the country in 2018, and then attempt to move on globally. The funding came from the Clermont […]

nCino is the one for ConnectOne’s cloud-powered lending

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New Jersey-based ConnectOne Bank has selected nCino’s Bank Operating System for account opening, lending and portfolio management. According to nCino, Bank Operating System gives ConnectOne a single cloud-based platform, built on Salesforce, that combines customer relationship management (CRM), loan origination, account opening, workflow, enterprise content management, business process management, digital engagement and instant reporting. Frank […]

P2Binvestor launches lending programme for banks

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Colorado-based P2Binvestor (P2Bi), a marketplace lending platform, has unveiled its bank partnership programme to let organisations access capital. Krista Morgan, CEO of P2Binvestor, says it’s “enabling banks to lend to businesses they otherwise wouldn’t be able to due to strict lending standards”. P2Bi’s strategy is to “build a lending relationship with banks at an earlier […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 12 October 2017

Circuit Board Projecting Bitcoin

Whether it’s prepaid card time or financial crime, the world of blockchain and Bitcoin is a lively one. This latest round-up features BitFlyer, Visa, Accuity, R3 and SIA. Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange BitFlyer has unveiled a Visa prepaid card that can be charged with Bitcoin in yen and used throughout Japan. It can be charged via […]

Venture into Accenture’s fintech innovation adventure centre

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Fintech start-ups are being invited to apply to Accenture’s sixth FinTech Innovation Lab London, a three-month programme offering mentoring and the chance to accelerate business development. Accenture says this year’s lab has introduced a new stream to help regtech start-ups, because banks are “being compelled to open up their customer data and ensure this data […]

Deutsche Bank jumps on IBM Watson for Germanic AI ambitions

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Wunderbar! Deutsche Bank has completed internal proofs of concepts (PoCs) with IBM for the deployment of an artificial intelligence (AI) powered Watson cognitive system in the German language. The system will be used in the bank’s Artificial Intelligence Client Communication Centre (AI-C³), and Deutsche Bank says it will use Watson for the development of a […]

apoBank opts for Avaloq Banking Suite

Avaloq gets new core banking customer in Switzerland

Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank (apoBank) has selected the Avaloq Banking Suite as it looks to increase operational efficiency via a digital strategy. As reported last year, apoBank was considering the implementation of Avaloq’s flagship core banking system. The two parties signed a contract to “analyse and elaborate how far the execution of the apoBank IT […]

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