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.

German mobile challenger bank N26 expands to UK

N26 runs on Mambu's core banking tech

German-based mobile challenger bank N26 will enter the UK market in the first half of 2018. According to N26, the UK is “one of the most advanced markets” in Europe in terms of digital payment methods. It says “non-cash payments and e-commerce are the accepted norm” and reckons there is a demand for a “fully-fledged […]

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland hit by system outages

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The customers of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland have been affected by an online and mobile banking glitch that is preventing access to accounts or telling users they don’t have an account with the bank. The banks say their phone lines are back to normal, but online and mobile banking are facing “intermittent issues”. […]

OneSavings Bank in regtech project with Lombard Risk

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UK-based regtech vendor Lombard Risk Management is supplying its regulatory reporting platform, AgileReporter, to OneSavings Bank.

MarketInvoice rebrands, moves into UK business lending


UK-based MarketInvoice has expanded into the business lending space, complementing its suite of invoice finance solutions. The firm says it has rebranded itself into “a business finance company”.

CYBG brings next working day cheque depositing to mobile banking

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks (CYBG), through its digital banking service B, is launching new technology in November 2017 to enable customers to pay in cheques using its mobile banking app, B.

Case study: the technology behind P2P

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The UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market has flourished in the last decade. Lending volumes among the major platforms are increasing rapidly, pushing the cumulative total above £7 billion for the first time, as the understanding of the investment model continues to grow.

WorldFirst’s multi-currency platform puts UK SMEs world in their hands

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WorldFirst, an international payments business, has unveiled its new World Account platform for UK corporate customers, providing a range of international banking services to SMEs trading overseas who find it difficult to access through traditional banks.

RBS reaches Landmark for mortgage valuation risk management

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will adopt Landmark Valuation Services’ (formerly Quest) valuation risk model (VRM) service for its mortgage valuation process for both RBS and NatWest. Using property analytics and land and environmental data, VRM helps the banks to apply an automated valuation where the risks are considered “low”. Where a physical inspection is […]