Top fintech stories this week – 20 January 2017

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

Fintech tour Hong Kong: Ayannah triumphs in start-up final

Next Money Fintech Finals 2017, Hong Kong

Philippines-based Ayannah, a provider of financial services to migrants and the unbanked, was the overall start-up winner in the Next Money Fintech Finals 2017 in Hong Kong.

DSB upgrades core and digital banking tech with Fiserv

Banking tech modernisation in Suriname

De Surinaamsche Bank (DSB), the largest commercial bank in Suriname, is implementing the latest version of Fiserv’s Signature core banking system and DigitalAccess for digital banking capabilities.

Schroders in digital drive with Capriza


Global asset manager Schroders has selected Capriza’s enterprise mobility platform “to power its drive to digitisation”, according to the vendor.

Smooth Commerce and Visa first in Canada for Visa Developer Programme


Smooth Commerce and Visa have completed the first integration of Visa’s Developer Programme in Canada and brought to market “a first of its kind innovation” in the mobile commerce space.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management goes for digital client experience and “pizza” teams

The Big Factory – where ideas are incubated

BNP Paribas Wealth Management has unveiled its new Client Experience venture co-created with customers and fintech firms. The initiative focuses on digital solutions as the bank is keen to “create a new wealth management experience”.

Deutsche Bank bans texting and messaging apps on work phones


No more texting or using messaging apps such as WhatsApp on company issued phones, Deutsche Bank tells its employees. According to a memo issued by COO Kim Hammonds and chief regulatory officer Sylvie Matherat, the functionality will be switched off this quarter.

Yes Bank opens fintech accelerator programme for start-ups

SBI to launch digital-only bank in India

India’s Yes Bank is inviting fintech start-ups to take part in its Yes Fintech Accelerator Programme. The application process is open until 2nd February 2017.

Top fintech stories this week – 13 January 2017

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

Airtel Payments Bank launches in India


Airtel Payments Bank, India’s “first” payments bank, has started national operations with services now live across the country. As Banking Technology reported in July 2016, telecoms giant Airtel was planning its own bank. It says it is a “fully digital and paperless” bank, and from today (12 January), over 250,000 neighbourhood Airtel retail stores across […]