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Top fintech stories this week – 15 September 2017

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

Big Xyt going trading places with new data analytics hub

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Big Xyt, a smart data and analytics provider, has unveiled its new hub for trading firms to integrate tick data and analytics via a single API. According to the firm, the Xyt hub allows companies to consume, analyse and visualise data through cloud-based technologies, featuring Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and nice Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) functionalities. Bats has signed […]

Infographic: millennials’ financial regrets

Millennial regret

If you’re trying to cater to millennials, you need to understand how they think and feel about money, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Common Cents Lab, a financial research lab at US-based Duke University supported by MetLife Foundation, has released its first ever “Millennial Regret Spending Report”, which can help companies do just that. “While it’s […]

UK to get New Payment Systems Operator by year’s end

PSR calls for more competition in payments

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and Bank of England (BoE) have revealed that the UK will be getting the New Payment Systems Operator (NPSO) by the end of 2017. The duo says that the Payment System Operator Delivery Group (PSODG) has completed the necessary steps to deliver what was asked and so with the NPSO […]

AI is starting to get seriously smart, perhaps worryingly so

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We’ve seen a couple of artificial intelligence (AI) shout-outs this week with Microsoft targeting telcos’ worryingly poor customer service record and European scientists potentially creating the building blocks for Skynet, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology’s sister publication). Starting in the Microsoft offices, the team has paired up with Amdocs to provide an intelligent solution to one […]

FinovateFall 2017: Best of Show winners revealed

FinovateFall 2017 Best of Show Winners Announced

The seven companies that earned not just the admiration of FinovateFall 2017 attendees, but their votes for Best of Show, as well, have been revealed, reports David Penn at Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). With more than 70 companies demonstrating their technologies live on stage over the course of two days, some diversity in theme […]

Facebook feels sharp end of Spanish privacy stick

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Facebook has been slapped with a fine from the Spanish data protection watchdog for inappropriately collecting and using personal information on some of its Spanish users, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology’s sister publication). The fine, although a bit of a meagre one, is for violating Spain’s Organic Law on Data Protection (LOPD), with the Spanish data […]

Payments: where have all the correspondents gone?

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At the recent G20 meeting in Germany, Financial Stability Board (FSB) briefed leaders on its efforts to arrest the decline in correspondent banking relationships. FSB also presented the results of a survey of more than 300 banks in 50 countries, supplemented by Swift payments data, which showed that the number of correspondent banking relationships continues to decline globally.

France is not making many friends with new tech tax idea

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The French Finance Minister has put forward new proposals to shake-up the tax set-up for technology companies who are based outside of the European Union, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Under the current rules, internet giants such as Google or Facebook are taxed on profits which are generated in Europe, though French Finance Minister […]

The Monday mindset: 11 September 2017

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Fintech zeitgeist! 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. This week, Tim Rogers, engineer at London-based start-up GoCardless, asks do we need to kill screen scraping? If you work in this industry you’ll […]

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