Fintech alliance round-up: 5 September 2017

FSB: fintech brings risks and benefits

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. And fintech is on hand to deliver with a pair of co-operation agreements. Features the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chongqing; and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and Israel. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Chongqing Financial Affairs Office and the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative […]

Mobile-only bank Pepper now live

Pepper – here to spice up your banking world. Image source: Pepper

Israel’s Bank Leumi has launched its new digital banking subsidiary, Pepper.

Bank Yahav live with TCS Bancs core banking platform: “the world’s most complex IT project”

First core banking site for TCS in Israel

Israel-based Bank Yahav has gone live with a new core banking platform, Bancs, supplied by TCS Financial Solutions. The “pure Java-based” solution is provided on a hosted basis.

The Monday mindset: 23 January 2017

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Fintech zeitgeist! Welcome to the second in a new series of brief reports. Every Monday, we might look back at last week; look ahead to this week; share a few thoughts (our own or others); or discuss anything that catches our eye. Anything goes, so here goes. Last week I was in Hong Kong, but […]

Microsoft and Qualcomm invest in Israeli cybersecurity firm Team8

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Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, an Israel-based cybersecurity company. Team8 also revealed a strategic partnership with Citi to assist with developing its products, and says this latest investment brings the total raised to more than $92 million. Team8 was founded by Nadav Zafrir, Israel Grimberg and Liran Grinberg, all former members of the […]

New mobile bank Pepper goes interactive with Playbuzz

Pepper – here to spice up your banking world. Image source: Pepper

Bank Leumi’s new mobile banking subsidiary, Pepper, is working with digital authoring platform Playbuzz “to enhance user experience and engagement through personalised content”. Content created with Playbuzz’s suite of interactive formats, such as polls, quizzes and flip cards, will be embedded into Pepper’s banking app (to be launched in Q1 2017).

Mobile-only bank Pepper gears up for launch in Israel

Pepper – here to spice up your banking world. Image source: Pepper

Israel’s Bank Leumi is gearing up for the launch of its new digital banking subsidiary, Pepper. It is expected to open its virtual doors for business before the end of 2016. The tech is provided by Temenos.

Intel moves into fintech as PC sales slump


Intel has teamed with The Floor, a fintech hub located at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, to create its own fintech innovation centre in Israel. This is Intel’s first move into the fintech sector as it looks to capitalise on the demand for bitcoin and blockchain solutions in banking and finance. It may also be […]

Bank Hapoalim searches for new core banking system

Bank Hapoalim in core banking software search

Israel’s largest bank, Bank Hapoalim, is believed to be in system selection mode. The bank is looking for a new core banking system, Banking Technology understands. It is believed that Temenos with its T24 offering, SAP with SAP for Banking and TCS Financial Solution with Bancs are among the contenders. TCS has recently made inroads […]