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Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing?

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Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing? If so, what can banks learn from the rise and rise of craft ale? Aden Davies, principal consultant at ABZD, looks at ten trends seen in the craft ale industry that have interesting parallels with the rise of fintech.

Infographic: UK’s blockchain job market

Infographic blockchain jobs UK

Blockchain vacancies in the UK increase by 25% with Britain posting three times as many jobs as Germany – and more findings in this infographic.

Top fintech stories this week – 18 August 2017

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

Physical containers – reused in novel ways. Does that include nextgen branch offices?

Shipping container reimagined

With standards as simple as what we see with shipping containers, creative folks will begin considering options for almost anything that can benefit from these containers being mobile. The user experience that today we enjoy with mobile devices has changed the very heart of today’s data centre even as we see on-premise IT moving to clouds. Couldn’t a case be made that such flexibility be embraced even more aggressively in the future and couldn’t that change the very way we view banking as it continues to transform?

Hong Kong regulator grins thanks to financial inclusion wins

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is in a happy mood as the region’s financial inclusion initiatives are progressing well. Norman Chan, HKMA chief executive, visited three retail bank branches in northern Tin Shui Wai area of Hong Kong today (17 August) to understand the situation of branch services from bank representatives and staff, and […]

Credit Union Australia pivots with Pivotus Ventures’ digital banking

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Credit Union Australia (CUA) has joined a group of banking providers, becoming the exclusive Australia and New Zealand partner of Pivotus Ventures. The deal – which also includes the UK’s Nationwide Building Society, US bank Umpqua and the Netherlands’ De Volksbank – will let CUA develop new digital banking opportunities. The ideas are being developed […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 16 August 2017

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Blockchain and Bitcoin are flying high – literally in one case – as we now have satellites in space. Our latest round-up features Bitcoin Cash, Blockstream, Falcon Private Bank and Bitcoin Suisse. Bitcoin’s value doesn’t need to be discussed every day, but today (16 August) on the US-based Bitfinex exchange, it has been holding at […]

Samsung to power biometric authentication pilot for Bank of America

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Samsung will launch a pilot programme that enables Bank of America (BofA) customers to log into their mobile banking app by taking a picture of their eye, reports Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister company). According to a report from American Banker’s Penny Crosman, half of BofA’s customers are using fingerprint authentication to log into their app, […]

Behalf and FinWise Bank team to boost SME lending options

FinWise Bank and Behalf team up

Utah-based FinWise Bank, a subsidiary of All West Bancorp, has partnered with alternative small business lender Behalf.

Shoeboxed launches Fetch to remove blood, sweat and tears from expense reporting

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For anyone who spends hours completing their expense reports, the news that receipt and business card digitisation company Shoeboxed is ushering a travel and expense reporting system out of beta is welcome news.

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