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Masthaven receives UK banking licence; implements new core system

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Masthaven Finance, a UK-based specialist mortgage lender, has joined the “challenger banks” rush and secured a banking licence. It plans to open for business this summer. The new bank will offer mortgages and savings products to retail customers who struggle to get service from mainstream banks and lenders. These products will include specialist mortgages and […]

Scotiabank invests millions of dollars in digitalisation; simplifies operating models

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Canada’s Scotiabank named key components of its technology and operations strategy at the recent annual meeting of shareholders. These (unsurprisingly) focus on digital transformation, technology investment and the simplification of its organisational and operating models, as the nature of work and roles change. Brian Porter, president and CEO of Scotiabank, said that “a comprehensive change […]

Backbase’s omnichannel platform gains new live site in Kazakhstan

New digital bank – Altyn-i – launched in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Halyk Bank has launched a new digital banking subsidiary, Altyn-i, underpinned by the Backbase omnichannel solution. Backbase interfaces to Altyn-i’s core banking system, CBS, from Colvir Software Solutions. The new bank aims to offer a full range of financial services. At present, it offers account opening, debit cards and payment services. Consumer loans, mortgages […]

Western Union launches digital B2B payments platform for SMEs worldwide, WU EDGE

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Western Union Business Solutions has unveiled a brand new payments platform for SMEs, WU EDGE. The project has been 18 months in the making and is available to new and existing customers for free. WU EDGE is cloud-based, and is designed to be a single global payments tool for businesses worldwide. It will go live […]

KeyCorp and First Niagara merger – software revamp on the cards?

KeyCorp and First Niagara: merger ahead

As US-based KeyCorp prepares to take over its rival First Niagara to create the country’s 13th largest bank, Banking Technology muses what this might mean for the fintech market. A major system selection perhaps, as both banks are currently using dated systems? KeyCorp and its banking subsidiary, KeyBank, hope to finish acquiring First Niagara by […]

Splitska Banka live with Comarch’s SB SmartNet banking system

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Croatia’s Splitska Banka has gone live with SB SmartNet, a new internet and mobile banking system provided by Polish IT specialist Comarch. SB SmartNet, based on Comarch’s Smart Finance solution, will give Splitska’s retail customers access to account information as well as a multitude of transactional services. The mobile version is designed for iOS and […]

Top fintech stories this week – 24 March 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! As it’s Easter holidays in the UK, this time it’s published on Thursday. Deutsche Bank reduces branch network in Germany Rise of digital banking drives change. Polymer notes pose £45m problem for UK cash machines Slippery when plastic. […]

Vibrant Community Credit Union completes core software overhaul

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US-based Vibrant Community Credit Union (formerly DHCU) has completed its tech overhaul, with Fiserv’s DNA now supporting its core operations and Alkami’s ORB supporting digital banking activity at the front-end. The project was over a year in the making, and coincided with the brand overhaul at the credit union. It was formerly known as DHCU […]

Digital drives DNB to cut branches and staff numbers

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DNB will close more than half its branch offices and lay off 600 employees as the rise of digital banking takes its toll on the physical world. The Norwegian bank says “almost all” of its customers have become digital and points to the success of its Vipps app – the number one downloaded app in […]

Digital banking software vendor QTS goes bust

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QTS, a UK-based digital banking systems provider, has gone bust. Based on Companies House data (the UK’s registrar of companies), QTS’s accounts are long overdue and it has entered liquidation. Yesterday (21 March), Companies House announced an “extraordinary resolution to wind up on 26 February 2016” and the appointment of a voluntary liquidator. Calls and […]

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