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The future of insurance is collaboration

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To the outside observer the insurance industry may look very conservative with dominant global companies and local players operating in the way they have done for years and with very little interaction with their customers. But this is changing.

US EMV hits milestone: one billion Visa chip transactions in March 2017

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US EMV use has hit a milestone. For the first time, the number of Visa chip card transactions topped one billion last month, a 330% increase from March 2016.

2017: South Africa – blockchain fizzle or sizzle?

Tanya Knowles, Fractal Solutions

While the maturity of blockchain discussions and advances are at different stages of development around the world, blockchain is said to be at the height of the Gartner hype cycle. This implies that 2017 will be the year where disillusionment with the technology begins. However, 2017 may also see some real breakthroughs with its application and the emergence of pockets of the first concrete results.

Oracle shells out a Moat load of cash for online ad auditor

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Oracle has continued its quest to buy its way into the cloud game with the acquisition of ad tracking company Moat for a reported $850 million.

Fintech funding round-up: 24 April 2017

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The latest fintech funding round-up featuring Token, Ongo, National Bank of Canada (NBC) and a bunch of venture capitalist firms.

Banking Technology Awards 2017 – date announced!

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Save the date! 18th Annual Banking Technology Awards will take place on 6 December 2017 at the elegant Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. Visit our newly updated awards website for more info.

CFPB to delay final prepaid rule by six months, “revisit” aspects with new proposal

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It’s official. The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is pushing back the effective date of its final rule on prepaid accounts until 1 April 2018 – six months after the originally scheduled implementation date of 1 October 2017.

White paper: preparing for PSD2 – the role for data and the future for banking

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The implementation of the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will affect banking institutions of all sizes, opening up financial services and payments markets to new competitors and service providers. Download this free white paper to be ready!

Top fintech stories this week – 21 April 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

IBM promise in the cloud threatens to become false dawn

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

IBM has reported a mixed bag of results for the first quarter of 2017, with the strategic imperatives offerings up but overall revenues down 2% to $18.2 billion, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). While another quarter of decline is nothing new to report for Big Blue, what might be worrying for the team is […]

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