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The Monday mindset: 23 January 2017

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Fintech zeitgeist! Welcome to the second in a new series of brief reports. Every Monday, we might look back at last week; look ahead to this week; share a few thoughts (our own or others); or discuss anything that catches our eye. Anything goes, so here goes. Last week I was in Hong Kong, but […]

Lloyds, Halifax and TSB hit with online banking outages

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Customers of Lloyds, Halifax and TSB are unable to access their online accounts after a major outage. Based on Twitter feeds and the website monitoring service, Down Detector, there are problems across the UK. Many Twitter users, no strangers to tedious whinging at the best of times, are saying they can’t access accounts online or […]

Top fintech stories this week – 20 January 2017

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

HSBC to capitalise on tech innovation with technology advisory board

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HSBC has appointed a technology advisory board of top-level specialists from around the globe as the banking giant is keen to capitalise on opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics, blockchain and data science, combat cybercrime and leverage its global infrastructure.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management goes for digital client experience and “pizza” teams

The Big Factory – where ideas are incubated

BNP Paribas Wealth Management has unveiled its new Client Experience venture co-created with customers and fintech firms. The initiative focuses on digital solutions as the bank is keen to “create a new wealth management experience”.

Europe a pushover for machine takeover

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In another example of glacial bureaucracy, a committee from the European Parliament has written a report which recommends a meeting about robots and artificial intelligence (AI).

Microsoft and Qualcomm invest in Israeli cybersecurity firm Team8

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Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, an Israel-based cybersecurity company. Team8 also revealed a strategic partnership with Citi to assist with developing its products, and says this latest investment brings the total raised to more than $92 million. Team8 was founded by Nadav Zafrir, Israel Grimberg and Liran Grinberg, all former members of the […]

OCC flags risks facing US banks and financial institutions

Banks in the US continue to face many risks, the OCC finds

Strategic, credit, operational and compliance risks remain “top concerns” for the financial services industry in the US, according to the latest report by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Top ten fintech features in 2016

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Look back at some of the top-read feature articles on all matters fintech published by Banking Technology in 2016.

Top fintech stories this week – 23 December 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! The last weekly news round-up of 2016. Happy holidays from everyone at Banking Technology!

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