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IBM teams with Dream for payments on the cloud

Finicity teams with DataVerify

IBM has teamed with Toronto-based firm Dream Payments – bringing its cloud and security capabilities to help the firm offer mobile point of sale solutions and business-to-business (B2B) payments.

Samsung loses its CEO despite record profits

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The CEO of Samsung Electronics – Oh-Hyun Kwon – has thrown in the towel, citing an “unprecedented crisis” at the company as his reason, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology’s sister publication). The specifics of that crisis were not revealed in “an emotional letter” (according to the Samsung press release) sent to all employees by Kwon, who […]

Infographic: demystifying the cross-border remittances ecosystem

InstaReM Infographic - Demystifying Cross-Border Remittances

With a large chunk of the global workforce migrating to foreign countries in search of lucrative career opportunities or better living, the World Bank estimates that migrants will send up to $636 billion home in 2017, with three-quarters of that being remitted to developing countries. In 2015, $440 billion in remittances was sent back to […]

Commerce platform Omnyway raises $12.75m in Series A funding

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In a round led by Nyca, CommerzVentures, and CEFIF, augmented digital commerce platform Omnyway has raised $12.75 million in new funding, reports David Penn at Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister company). The Series A will give Omnyway (formerly Omnypay) the ability to launch new services, expand operations, and add to its customer base both in the […]

Doxo surpasses 30,000 payable billers on its platform

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Seattle-based consumer bill pay service Doxo now has more than 30,000 billers on its platform, allowing users the ability to pay even more companies from a single website, reports Julie Muhn at Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). This achievement also gives Doxo a new status – the company now has more billers on its platform […]

Fintech funding round-up: 13 October 2017

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Mongolia gets a mention in this concise fintech funding round-up. Features OakNorth Bank, AND Global and TransFICC. UK challenger OakNorth Bank has secured £154 million investment as it looks to lend a further £1.5 billion to businesses in the country in 2018, and then attempt to move on globally. The funding came from the Clermont […]

Taiwan fines Qualcomm $773m for antitrust violations

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US mobile chip giant Qualcomm has been the recipient of yet another fine for claimed anti-competitive business practices, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). This time it’s Taiwan, where its Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) has concluded that Qualcomm abused its dominant position in the mobile chip market for at least seven years by refusing to […]

Ovamba and Microsoft team for first African language driven chatbot

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Fintech firm Ovamba says it is working with Microsoft to create “the first African language driven chatbot designed to serve the millions of African SMEs who face exclusion from financial services due to the challenges of functional and business literacy”.

O-Bank goes all-digital with Avaya’s tech

O-Bank goes all-digital

US-based tech company Avaya says it has helped O-Bank to become “Taiwan’s first, all-digital, online-only bank”.

Corporate client self-onboarding

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Know this feeling when you are asked by a check-in clerk where you’d like to sit on a plane? A torrent of thoughts rushes through your head: being able to see the actual seat map with available options would make your choice much easier. Otherwise it’s kind of like a child describing his/her favourite movie.

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