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Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing?

Craft ale

Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing? If so, what can banks learn from the rise and rise of craft ale? Aden Davies, principal consultant at ABZD, looks at ten trends seen in the craft ale industry that have interesting parallels with the rise of fintech.

Infographic: why your moat is no longer enough to protect your castle

Infographic Fortify Your Castle Q2

In the 1600s, Spain built an impregnable defence system to protect the San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico. This defence in-depth system fortified San Juan with three lines of defence, marking a high point in military engineering for the time period. A similar model could be used to protect your institution’s account holders from today’s cyberattacks. But with 15.4 million Americans falling victim to identity fraud last year, three lines of defence are no longer enough.

Infographic: UK’s blockchain job market

Infographic blockchain jobs UK

Blockchain vacancies in the UK increase by 25% with Britain posting three times as many jobs as Germany – and more findings in this infographic.

Top fintech stories this week – 18 August 2017

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

Physical containers – reused in novel ways. Does that include nextgen branch offices?

Shipping container reimagined

With standards as simple as what we see with shipping containers, creative folks will begin considering options for almost anything that can benefit from these containers being mobile. The user experience that today we enjoy with mobile devices has changed the very heart of today’s data centre even as we see on-premise IT moving to clouds. Couldn’t a case be made that such flexibility be embraced even more aggressively in the future and couldn’t that change the very way we view banking as it continues to transform?

DFCU in $20m upgrade of Infosys’ Finacle core banking system

DFCU Bank

Uganda-based DFCU Bank is also upgrading its core banking software to the tune of $20 million. DFCU is moving from version 7 of its Infosys’ Finacle core banking platform to version 10.

White paper: digital trust is transforming online and mobile banking

Digital Trust by Vasco

Banks are beginning to re-align their internal processes and external-facing products to take advantage of, and more fully realize, the potential of digital transformation. One of the biggest challenges they come up against in this pursuit is how to balance customer experience and security. In other words, implementing a framework that accounts for all the […]

Behalf and FinWise Bank team to boost SME lending options

FinWise Bank and Behalf team up

Utah-based FinWise Bank, a subsidiary of All West Bancorp, has partnered with alternative small business lender Behalf.

SEFCU outsources core processing to Fiserv DNA

SEFCU swaps in-house legacy tech for Fiserv

SEFCU, a top-50 credit union in the US, is modernising its core processing software with Fiserv.

Industry bullish on promise of fintech – Opimas research

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Market players are bullish on the near- and longer-term promise of fintech, according to new research by Opimas, “Fintech Spending and Innovation in Capital Markets”. In 2017, it estimates fintech spending across all capital markets participants to exceed $127 billion.

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