ING unveils new branch concept that “feels like home”

ING Belgium has opened doors to its first “client house” branch, which the bank describes as “a place where retail, business and private banking customers can walk in and enjoy a good coffee and receive personal service”.

Interview: Fabian Vandenreydt, B-Hive

In an exclusive interview with Daily News at Sibos, Fabian Vandenreydt, executive chairman of collaborative innovation platform B-Hive, explains what it’s doing for creativity and how it will form a separate company for scale-ups.

“Jihadi capital” Belgium most lenient country on money laundering

Belgium – the “Jihadi capital of Europe” – is the European Union’s (EU) most lenient country on money laundering despite its role in terrorist financing, according to anti-money laundering (AML) firm Fortytwo Data. With refreshing frankness in the usually jargon-soaked and platitude-drenched world of fintech, Fortytwo Data says the EU’s disjointed approach to the fight […]

Android Pay heads down Belgium way

Android Pay is now available in Belgium – becoming the tenth country in the world to get it. It can be used at more than 85,000 retail locations throughout Belgium that accept contactless payments. Its purchase button can also be seen in apps like Deliveroo, TransferWise and Vueling, with other unspecified apps on the way. […]

Belgium gets sweet on London fintech

Belgium is making overtures to London’s fintech scene as it looks a build a bridge between both communities. Innovate Finance, a UK-based fintech membership association, held talks today (11 January) in London with a delegation from Belgium’s digital finance community led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt. As part of this meeting, Overtveldt […]

Belgian bank offers real-time tools to mobile users

Belgium’s Record Bank has introduced a new mobile banking platform that it says will help customers better manage their money in real time. The features of the new mobile banking service include SEPA payment abilities and the ability for customers to check the status, transaction history and details of their own account. Established in 2001, […]