India’s fintech valley gets pally with Mastercard for smart city plan


Mastercard has partnered with the Andhra Pradesh government in India to bring its digital payments into the Fintech Valley Vizag’s smart city plan. Under the agreement, Mastercard will help Andhra Pradesh in its ambitions to be a cashless society and develop the city concept. Mastercard president and CEO Ajay Banga says it can do this […]

Tascet teams with Secured2 to launch Algo5 data security offering

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Identification technology company Tascet is partnering with Secured2 to launch a new data security offering. The product, Algo5, aims to protect data against both internal and external breaches, hacks, and disasters, reports Julie Muhn at Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister company). The new data storage solution combines Tascet’s SuperToken, which verifies a user’s identity, with Secured2’s Beyond Encryption, […]

Bank of England fintech accelerator feels the fourth for innovation

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The Bank of England’s (BoE) fintech accelerator has unleashed four new initiatives in the fields of distributed ledger technology (DLT), data storage and analysis, machine learning and cybersecurity. As reported in July, BoE revealed the third stage – such as its work with machine learning Mindbridge AI, DLT darling Ripple, and regtech bouncer Enforcd. Now […]

UK government continues quest to ruin reputation of encryption

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The UK’s Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, is a woman on a mission, and that mission is to mutilate the reputation of platforms like WhatsApp in the pursuit of the destruction of end-to-end encryption, reports (Banking Technology’s sister publication). It isn’t new. Rudd must have been wronged by an online troll at some point and […]

Combat insider data breaches with privileged access management


The high risk of cybercrime for financial institutions means that they are generally quick to adopt new technologies which may alleviate the risk of a breach. However, banking institutions can often be held back by legacy infrastructure and applications, due to the sheer scale of their IT operations, which can prove costly to upgrade.

Blue chips are down as Deloitte hit by cyberattack


Yet again, another fintech firm has been hit by a cyberattack. This time it’s Deloitte’s turn – with confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients compromised, according to the Guardian. The cybersecurity attack went unnoticed for months and the Guardian says it understands that Deloitte clients across all of its sectors – […]

Are you data breach fatigued?

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Data breaches are nothing new – quite the contrary – in fact their very frequency makes it likely that we’re fatigued to the point of indifference by the number of leaks which are surfacing, reports (Banking Technology’s sister publication). Knowing the value of money is a lesson parents have been teaching children for years, […]

EU-US Privacy Shield faces its moment of truth

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While you were tucking into your ham sarnie European Commission Věra Jourová touched down in the US to start the first annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, reports (Banking Technology’s sister publication). It’s the reason why the internet giants of Silicon Valley can do business in the European bloc, or at least the reason […]

Equifax breach fallout far-reaching


The fallout from Equifax’s data breach, which compromised personal data of 143 million US consumers, continues with an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Mastercard and Visa warning issuers that more than 200 million cards are at risk.

Infographic: UK’s cloud computing job market

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According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), investment in cloud computing is expected to grow at over six times the rate of IT spending by 2020. Job meta-search engine Joblift has analyse the state of the UK’s cloud computing job market and found that, in line with the rise in investment, cloud computing vacancies have risen by over 7% on average monthly.