Come over to my Marketplace says Starling Bank

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UK-based challenger bank Starling has gone live with its Marketplace, a new ecosystem of financial products accessible through its app. As reported in June, Starling said it would launch Marketplace at some point. This idea was first discussed back in April, when its developer portal went live. Now the marketplace is alive and kicking and […]

Collinson Group buys Linkable Networks platform to expand in US


Another day, another acquisition – this time with a focus on card-linked offers. London-based Collinson Group is purchasing “a number of assets” from Boston-based Linkable Networks, including Linkable’s card-linked-offers (CLO) platform.

Aegon Cofunds to oust IFDS and its tech

Aegon nurtures tech (just not that of IFDS)

Pension, insurance and investment management firm Aegon has embarked on a large technology project with a number of specialist tech providers – to move the acquired Cofunds business from the International Financial Data Services (IFDS) platform.

MiFID II compliance: the essential confluence of regulation, compliance and artificial intelligence

James Foley, Resilient

With the July 2017 publication of its MiFID II Policy Statement, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signaled the final countdown to the most sweeping changes of governance, protection and transparency for a generation.

Paytech cybersecurity firm Payfont goes bust

Payfont is no more

Payfont, an Edinburgh-based paytech company, has gone bust. Business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has been appointed as administrator.

Tech City UK calls for start-ups for financial inclusion challenge

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Tech City UK is looking for start-ups for a competition to find the best products and services from the fintech sector that promote financial inclusion. As part of the UK Government’s Digital Strategy, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has asked it to hunt for the best across the country. The competition […]

Most of us are worried about AI rules

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With every technological breakthrough there needs to be updates to the rules, and the UK general public think the government needs to pull the finger out when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), reports (Banking Technology’s sister publication). That rules need to be changed in relation to everyday life is a given, but it would […]

Saffron Building Society swaps Sopra’s MSS for DPR Consulting’s new core banking system

Saffron Building Society in tech revamp

EXCLUSIVE: UK-based Saffron Building Society is modernising its technology with DPR Consulting, Banking Technology understands. On the way out is the legacy MSS core processing solution, supplied by Sopra Banking Software.

Challenger bank Redwood takes tech to the cloud

Redwood Bank takes tech to the cloud

EXCLUSIVE: Redwood Bank, a new SME-focused bank in the UK, has opted for a cloud-based banking platform. The front-to-back office solution is supplied by a local fintech firm, DPR Consulting, Banking Technology understands. It is hosted in a private cloud.

Fern Software launches first of its kind API offering

Banking API is now a reality Image source: Serpstat

Core banking software provider Fern Software has opened its Abacus HUB Cloud platform to third parties in the UK and Ireland.