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Top fintech stories this week – 6 October 2017

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

Starling Bank expands to Ireland, eyes “the whole world”

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London-based challenger bank Starling has received a banking passport into Ireland. The bank says this is “its first step in its plans to provide services to European markets”.

Deloitte opens blockchain lab in Dublin

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Deloitte has launched its new EMEA blockchain lab at Whitaker Court in Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” district in the Republic of Ireland. The new lab follows Deloitte’s recent lab launch in New York. At that time, Eric Piscini, principal with Deloitte Consulting, said 2017 could be its “make-or-break year” for blockchain. The Dublin-based blockchain team will […]

Bank of Ireland ponders major IT overhaul

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Bank of Ireland, one of Ireland’s “big four” banking players, is looking to modernise its legacy software, Banking Technology understands. The bank’s current set-up is outsourced to Accenture, which manages its group technology and change division. The deal was signed in 2014, and around 200 staff transferred to Accenture from Bank of Ireland as a […]

Allied Irish Banks to modernise payments software with Dovetail

Allied Irish Banks in payments software modernisation

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is set to modernise its payments platform. The bank has recently concluded a system selection to that effect. The new supplier is Dovetail, Banking Technology understands. The new payments hub will support high-value, low-volume payments as well as high-volume, low-value ones. Dovetail’s solution will replace the Global PayPlus (GPP) legacy platform […]

Infosys sets up in Dublin following AIB services deal

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Financial systems vendor Infosys is setting aside $10 million for Irish start-ups in the wake of being selected as a strategic partner by the Allied Irish Banks financial services group. Infosys will also set up a facility in Dublin to house up to 200 staff, including some transferring from AIB.

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