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Blockchain fuels IBM and Standard Chartered insurance policy pilot

SAP launches Blockchain-as-a-Service

American International Group (AIG), IBM and Standard Chartered have piloted the “first” multinational, smart contract based insurance policy using blockchain. The trio converted a controlled master policy written in the UK, and three local policies in the US, Singapore and Kenya, into a smart contract that provides a shared view of policy data and documentation […]

Finastra heads to IBM cloud for digital banking

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Fintech titan Finastra is turning to IBM to power its banking operations with cloud and cognitive technologies. As reported yesterday (14 June), Misys and DH Corporation (D+H) joined forces to create Finastra, the third largest financial services technology company in the world. With Finastra now officially alive and kicking, it’s wasted no time in showing […]

Top fintech stories this week – 9 June 2017

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

Mizuho goes open banking on IBM cloud

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Mizuho Bank has opted for a suite of IBM services to power its open banking ambitions in Japan. The bank will use IBM’s FinTech API solution, API Connect on the IBM Cloud and IBM DataPower Gateway. The shift to API banking is a common theme for many in fintech at present. According to IBM, the […]

Top fintech stories this week – 2 June 2017

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Cisco and IBM team up to tackle cybercrime

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

Cisco and IBM Security have joined forces for products, services and threat intelligence as they seek to improve their market share and combat cybercrime. Cisco will integrate its security solutions with IBM’s QRadar for network, endpoint and cloud protection. IBM says this also establishes a new relationship between its IBM X-Force and Cisco Talos security […]

Skills over degrees in IBM’s new cybersecurity initiative

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IBM Security has launched fintech programmes and partnerships to overcome the projected 1.8 million-person cybersecurity worker shortage and boost its market share. As part of its initiative, IBM is sponsoring alternative education models such as Hacker Highschool and Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). It is also looking to change traditional hiring models […]

Cognitive computing is not cognitive at all

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IBM are not doing “cognitive computing” no matter how many times they say they are.

IBM unleashes blockchain accelerator for start-ups

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IBM has launched its Blockchain Founder Accelerator to help enterprises and enterprise developers power up their blockchain networks. The programme provides one-on-one mentorship and support by network founders and technologists for business case development, network membership incentives, technical development, governance and legal issues. In addition, members of the Founder Accelerator will receive early access to […]

Top fintech stories this week – 19 May 2017

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