Ingenico buys payments firm Bambora for €1.5bn


In payments, the big guys just keep getting bigger and more diversified. Paris-based Ingenico Group has announced its €1.5 billion ($1.74 billion) purchase of Stockholm-based payments company Bambora from Nordic Capital.

Lending tech provider Nostrum acquired by Equiniti

Equiniti and Nostrum agree M&A

Just a few days after Vantiv and Worldpay made merger and acquisitions headlines in the payments world, here come Equiniti and Nostrum with some M&A news of their own in the lending space.

Implications of triggering Article 50 on London’s banking sector

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Article 50, triggered just nine months after Brexit was officially announced, will give the UK exactly two years to strike a deal with the EU concerning its departure from the economic and trading bloc. What will be the impact of the referendum on the square mile? Will it cease to be the major financial hub this side of the Atlantic?

Cognizant plans: layoffs, automation, investment in digital and M&A

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Cognizant, a global provider of digital, technology, consulting and operations services, is to get rid of up to 4% of its workforce, it is understood. It is also keen on increasing automation, investment in digital and M&A.

Cloud tech: how to support cross-border M&A


Merging tech, avoiding “turf wars”, embracing change, careful planning and ensuring alignment between the companies – there is plenty to think about in any merger and acquisition (M&A) deal to ensure its success. Some relief, however, might come in the form of a cloud. When and how should this technology be applied? Banking Technology contributor, Graham Jarvis, […]

Fintechs, prepare for a wave of M&A

Jason Purcell, FirstCapital: M&A in fintech awaits

The financial services ecosystem is experiencing dramatic change, driven on the one hand by disruptive fintech models that are causing disintermediation of the financial incumbents, and on the other hand by rapid advances in technology that are disrupting the ancient, creaking core banking platforms. Fintechs, prepare for a wave of M&A, says FirstCapital’s CEO, Jason Purcell, as […]