Thought Machine thinks up new core banking software

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UK-based start-up Thought Machine has emerged from two years in stealth mode with a new cloud-based core banking software, VaultOS. The company was founded by a core of ex-Googlers, and VaultOS was built from the ground up. The system was created with private blockchain-style technology and has cryptographic ledgers for “watertight” security. Paul Taylor, CEO […]

Fintechs be nimble, fintechs be quick, but DBS prefers the cloud trick

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DBS Bank says it is the first Singapore bank to adopt cloud-based productivity technology, Office 365, in the workplace. The bank says its “early” adoption of cloud among financial sector players comes amid Singapore’s “smart nation drive as well as a digital revolution that is redefining the banking industry”. DBS says fintech pose an “increasing […]

Top fintech stories this week – 1 July 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Brexit threat to UK jobs at Visa Should I stay or should I go? Swift hackers steal $10m from Ukraine bank Massive attack. New challenger bank readies for launch in UK Atten-shun! UK military personnel, veterans and their […]

Oracle’s new cloud-based banking solution targets default debtors

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Oracle has launched its cloud-based Oracle Banking Collections tool – offering lenders a look at debtors’ total financial pictures and features. The firm says each year financial institutions (FIs) “waste millions of dollars attempting to solve their debt collection problem with the age-old tactic of throwing third party debt collection agents who may use decades-old […]

IBM opens New York garage for blockchain on the cloud developers

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IBM has opened a new Bluemix Garage in New York, to offer the city’s developers, entrepreneurs, and fintech firms the use of blockchain on the cloud. The garage will be located at Galvanize’s (a network of campuses) newly launched New York campus. IBM says this location in “this tech learning community for students, start-ups and […]

Interview: Matteo Cassina, Saxo Bank

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During the two-day MoneyConf event in Madrid, there was an exclusive Banking Technology interview with Matteo Cassina, member of the global executive committee at Saxo Bank. Deputy editor Antony Peyton spoke to him about his opinions on the show and the industry. In terms of MoneyConf 2016, Cassina says: “I do believe there are a […]

OakNorth Bank heads to the cloud with Amazon


OakNorth says it has become the “first cloud-based bank” in the UK, eight months after launching. The bank, which provides loans of between £1 million to £15 million to “entrepreneurs and fast-growth” businesses, has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for six months on policies related to […]

BBVA teams with Red Hat for digital banking drive


BBVA is partnering with Red Hat to speed up innovation and digital banking growth. The agreement, which turns Red Hat into a “priority partner” for BBVA, is part of a series of alliances that BBVA is aiming to forge. Earlier this year, it signed an alliance with Cisco, also allowing it to become a “priority” […]

Top fintech stories this week – 13 May 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Perception brings to market new core platform UK credit unions, lenders and start-up banks take note. ING adds some zing to start-up ring It’s working with 45 start-ups on banking innovation. Punjab National Bank to modernise enterprise data […]

RBS puts on Red Hat for new innovation centre

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is powering its new Open Experience centre with Red Hat technologies, including the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat’s web-scale container application platform. Open Experience was launched by RBS in February at its HQ in Edinburgh (UK) to pursue “innovative new technologies for the bank and […]