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Banking Technology July/August 2017 issue out now

Banking Technology July/August 2017

Set sail for fintech! The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Money20/20 Europe: a finale for financial inclusion

Money20/20 Europe 2017:

For the finale of the final day of Money20/20 Europe, financial inclusion was discussed with resolute optimism for a bright future.

Fintech funding round-up: 22 June 2017

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It was only yesterday we did a fintech funding round-up. But as there’s a mad dash for cash, here’s another one. Features Digital Financial Services Lab, TrueLayer and Enterprise Ireland. Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab) will invest $250,000 in four separate fintech start-ups that are building products to help low-income consumers in developing markets. […]

Mastercard launches competition for African financial inclusion

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The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) has launched a new competition to find financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa. The 2017 competition will follow a rolling format and will be open throughout the year with applications submitted and evaluated periodically. The first submission […]

Eight fledgling fintech providers win capital from CFSI’s FinLab

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Eight fledgling fintech companies have won $250,000 each from the Centre for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI). Each FinLab winner in this third annual competition from the CFSI also receives resources to test, enhance and scale their products, in part via the expertise of JP Morgan Chase, a founding lab partner.

Yes, (financial inclusion) minister?

Yes, (financial inclusion) minister?

In today’s seemingly financially connected world, where we can send money to one another via our smartphones, and manage our spending habits via apps, it’s pretty hard to believe that financial exclusion is still a reality in the UK. Yet, a shocking 1.7 million adults in the UK still don’t have access to financial services.

Three clear winners clinch Citi integrity challenge

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Citi has revealed the three winners from its Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) Demo Day in Dublin – all part of its plan to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond. Fintech developers from eight countries presented their working prototypes; and the “award recipients” from the Demo Day included: T4I Award […]

Innotribe unveils ten start-ups for Africa challenge

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Innotribe, Swift’s innovation arm, has named the ten firms who will compete in its Start-up Challenge Africa. The start-ups will pitch their products in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 17 May 2017 during Swift’s African Regional Conference. Innotribe evaluated close to 100 applications received for the third edition of the Startup Challenge in Africa. The applications […]

BIM, Peru’s first mobile money wallet: lessons learnt

Mobile banking in Peru

Peruvian mobile wallet BIM, described as “the world’s first fully-interoperable national mobile money platform”, will launch new services in H2 2017. It will enable customers to pay electricity, water and telephone bills, as well as have access to micro savings and loans, and micro-insurance.

Singapore regulator and UN team up for ASEAN financial inclusion

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have teamed up to improve access to digital financial services in the ASEAN region. The partnership is under the ongoing UNCDF’s Shift (Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations) programme for development in this part of the world. Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer, MAS, […]

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