Bank of England launches youthful cybersecurity challenge

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The Bank of England (BoE) has unleashed a cybersecurity challenge for the young at heart as it seeks to maintain monetary and financial stability. It cites recent cyberattacks on high-profile systems and organisations such as the Bank of Bangladesh as something to be wary of. To that end, it’s calling for people to: “Think big. […]

UK banks join the iPhone X Face ID rush

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Customers of TSB and Tesco Bank are now able to use facial recognition technology, Face ID, for mobile banking app and make payments. The new technology is exclusive to Apple’s iPhone X. Carlos Abarca, TSB’s chief information officer, says: “Providing customers with biometrics logon to their mobile banking, such as Face ID, means all of […]

UK challenger banks: who’s who (and what’s their tech)

UK challenger banks: who is who

With so many new entrants trying to muscle into the UK banking sector, Banking Technology has put together a comprehensive list of the known challengers to date and the technology they are using.

Payments round-up: 7 November 2017


A distinctly European feel in our latest payments round-up. Stars Facebook Messenger, the UK’s Payment Systems Regulator, Concardis and AliPay. The UK will be the first country outside the US to get the Facebook Messenger payments service. Messenger was launched in the US in 2015 and lets people transfer cash during any conversation within the […]

AMX selects InvestCloud to power exchange solution


The Asset Management Exchange (AMX) has selected US-based InvestCloud to build a bespoke digital solution for its client base of asset owners and asset managers. The digital interface will let clients access and monitor some $2 billion of investments already on the exchange. Established by advisory firm Willis Towers Watson earlier this year, AMX is […]

Redline’s lendtech powers new motor finance platform at Shawbrook Bank

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UK-based challenger bank Shawbrook has launched a new lending platform for the motor finance marketplace, powered by Cognition Direct, a direct-to-customer loan decisioning engine from Redline.

Starling Bank bolts to Yolt money app

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Yolt, the money app backed by ING, has integrated with its first digital challenger bank, Starling Bank. Yolt says its aggregation functionality now enables Yolt users to view their Starling Bank account details and transactions alongside their other bank accounts, together in one place. Since launching in June 2017, Yolt states that its users have […]

No laughing matter as Smile and Co-op online banking goes down

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The customers of the UK’s Co-operative Bank and its digital arm, Smile, have been affected by an online banking glitch that is preventing access to accounts. As with all these problems the banks say they are investigating. There are no more details on specifics or when the systems will be back up. However, the mobile […]

Bank of Scotland pilots AI tech for customer iPhone chat

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Bank of Scotland, a subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group, has launched a pilot artificial intelligence (AI) project – a virtual assistant for customers using the iPhone app.

Cashplus licence = new UK challenger bank

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London-based financial services provider Cashplus is making the bold move into the challenger bank ring by unveiling its next move: applying for a banking licence.