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Accenture to acquire payments consulting firm First Annapolis

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Accenture will acquire First Annapolis, a privately held payments consulting and advisory firm. Alan McIntyre, senior managing director, and head of Accenture’s Banking practice, says the acquisition “will enhance our capabilities in the payments sector”. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close […]

UnionBank launches New EON, the first “selfie” banking in the Philippines

Making banking delightful

UnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has launched the New EON, a new digital banking platform (a revamped version of the original EON, launched at the start of the millennium). The mobile biometric authentication tech is provided by Daon.

TSB Bank automates loan origination with Cloudcase

New Plymouth, New Zealand, home of TSB Bank

TSB Bank in New Zealand is rolling out a new lending solution from Australia-based fintech start-up Cloudcase.

New Avaloq go-live for BT Financial Group

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Australia-based BT Financial Group, a wealth management subsidiary of Westpac, has added new functionality – superannuation administration – to its core banking platform, supplied by Avaloq.

Shrewd surfer dude behind Visa’s contactless payment sunglasses move

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An Australian start-up has been revealed as the key technology partner of Visa’s new contactless payment sunglasses which were launched at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Visa unveiled the WaveShades sunglasses at the festival in Austin, Texas. Behind the scenes, the bright idea came from FinTech Australia member Inamo who came up with the […]

Double delight for Accenture innovation in US and Singapore

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Accenture has opened innovation centres in New York and Singapore for finance and risk, and software application development cycles respectively. The New York hub focuses on developing solutions for finance and risk data management, data engineering, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and reporting. It will offer consulting, development and operations services, and Accenture says it already […]

China’s CredEX Fintech lending app surges past $4.3bn mark

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China-based CredEX Fintech says its mobile lending app’s total credit extended has exceeded CNY 30 billion ($4.3 billion) since its launch ten months ago. According to the firm, its user base has gone beyond five million, daily credit has been extended up to CNY 100 million ($14.4 million), and the average credit extended stands at […]

Singapore and Japan set up fintech framework

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The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have established a co-operation framework for fintech links between both countries. The framework enables MAS and JFSA to refer fintech companies in their countries to each other’s markets. It also outlines how the referred companies can initiate discussions with the regulatory […]

IOB Singapore looks for new regtech system and vendor

Singapore-listed stocks can now be traded in London

IOB Singapore, a subsidiary of Indian Overseas Bank, is looking to modernise its regulatory reporting tech.

Monetary Authority of Singapore and R3 power blockchain payments project

Singapore-listed stocks can now be traded in London

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with R3, and a consortium of financial institutions on a proof-of-concept project to conduct inter-bank payments using blockchain. This project, which is seen as a rival to Swift’s network, will potentially create a payment system for participants to transact in different global markets round-the-clock. Sopnendu Mohanty, chief […]

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