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Bank to the future: five ways financial apps are changing banking

Ian McKenna, DigitalWealthInsights.com:

Less than half a year from now, PSD2 will revolutionise consumers’ access to their own financial information. In fintech hubs across Europe, bright young people are planning a consumer revolution. Their financial apps and tools are helping customers manage their money far more easily than they have before. Here are five important ways in which they are changing the face of banking.

Moneythor at heart of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa’s fintech start-up

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French bank Crédit Mutuel Arkéa has chosen Moneythor’s analytical engine to be at the heart of “Max”, a personal finance assistant app for its new start-up Nouvelle Vague. Max is a mobile-only initiative of Nouvelle Vague, which operates in several cities in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Brest, Rennes etc). It will be available on 1 September […]

Saving and investing service Moola launches

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After 18 months of development, UK-based online saving and investing service Moola has launched. The firm says there are 5.4 million “mass affluent people in the UK who have no access to financial advice, but disposable income and a desire to save and invest”. It wants to tap into that market by doing the “hard […]

CKB in digital channels modernisation project with Misys

Misys gains new customer in Montenegro, CKB

Montenegro-based Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka (CKB), member of Hungarian financial services group OTP, is implementing a new digital channels banking platform, Misys Fusionbanking Essence.

New online banking platform for AmeriChoice FCU

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Pennsylvania-based AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union has launched a new online banking platform based on the Symmetry e-banking software from Wescom Resources Group (WRG).

Acorns Australia goes live with Moneythor for personal finance

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Micro-investing service Acorns Australia has chosen Moneythor’s machine-learning solution to help it analyse customers’ spending patterns and offer insights into savings. The new “My Finances” features of the Acorns app were developed with Moneythor’s engine. The solution’s predictive analytics and data classification techniques are also used to provide customers with an estimate of their future […]

Liberty Bank goes Geezeo for digital finance revamp

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Connecticut-based Liberty Bank has chosen Geezeo’s retail and business financial management solutions for more data and insights for its customers. Geezeo is a white-label personal financial management (PFM) provider for banks and credit unions in the US. The bank will use “Responsive Tiles” – which offers digital money management features that can be integrated into […]

Unauthorised transactions vex US prepaid consumers – CFPB’s latest report

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Prepaid complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the US hit 2,500 in 2016, accounting for about 0.9% of the 291,400 complaints in agency’s latest Consumer Response Annual Report.

The Monday mindset: 3 April 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, Soumik Roy looks at how India has quite a lot of fintech activity in its retail market. Did you notice? For the […]

Fintech funding round-up: 28 March 2017

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Enjoy a word-lite delight with our brief fintech funding round-up. Features Clarity Money, The Glue and OOjiBO. US-based Clarity Money, a personal finance app, has announced a $11 million Series B funding round led by RRE Ventures and Citi Ventures. This financing comes three months after Clarity Money launched its product and eight months after […]

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