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BFC FinTech Monitor 5th – 13th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.  Around the World: Amsterdam will play host to the Money 20/20 international FinTech conference in mid-June. Confirmed speakers include experts from Goldman Sachs, Netflix and Airbnb. According to a …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 27th February – 5th March

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave.   Around the World: ATMmarketplace.com has released a new report on the main digital banking trends. It revealed that (1) Apple has set new standards, …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 20th – 27th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and telegram channel FinTech Wave. Around the World: In 2019, FinTech startups attracted a total of USD 34.5 billion in investments (1,913 total transactions). Nearly half of this amount (USD …

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An overview of biometrics in the former Soviet Union

How are financial institutions in the former Soviet Union using biometrics? Are investments made into these solutions always justified? This short overview will get you up-to-date. Russia: Leading Russian developers are currently implementing the Unified Biometric System project, which is being led by biometric specialists who have strong experience in …

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Snapshot of biometrics across the world

Biometric identification has finally advanced to the point where it is starting to radically change the way we interact with the world, making life more convenient for users and helping businesses reduce costs, shorten customer service time, increase security, optimize business processes and, ultimately, increase profits. Here’s a quick look …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 13th-20th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor and in the telegram channel FinTech Wave.   Around the World: Analysts with Juniper Research predict that the volume of contactless payments will triple within just 4 years’ time. …

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BFC FinTech Monitor 3rd January – 12th February

Stay up-to-date on all the all the latest FinTech news and information from around the world in the BFC FinTech Monitor.   Around the World: American FinTech startup Remitly has launched a neobank for immigrants, allowing them to transfer funds to their homelands without documents establishing residency in the United …

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A quick glance at Asia’s FinTech prospects

Asia, driven by fierce competition, has been a global leader in terms of FinTech adoption. Let’s take a look at 3 key trends expected to define FinTech in Asia over the coming years: China continues to be a leader. China is still the market setting the pace for FinTech innovation …

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Top 10 digital transformation trends shaping 2020

Digital transformation continues to be a gamechanger in many industries around the world, including the financial industry. Given its importance in shaping our future, it is worth taking a quick look at 10 of the most significant digital trends expected to define 2020: Consumer experience connections – the consumer experience …

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5 key takeaways from Money20/20

Money20/20 was held earlier this year in Las Vegas. Here are 5 key takeaways from the event: The distinguishing lines between merchants and FinTechs continue to blur –  Uber created a team called Uber Money that will be responsible for its various FinTech offerings. And now Amazon is enabling utilities …

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How Gen Z will reshape digital banking

Generation Z (gen Z) presents a new breed of consumers for financial institutions. Technologically-savvy and highly-educated, they bring a new mindset and type of consumerism for financial institutions to grapple with. Here are 3 areas in digital banking that are likely to be reshaped by this new generation: Semi-autonomous digital …

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Talent deficit hinders digital modernization efforts

With the IT modernization movement moving beyond the initial euphoria of the promises of digital technologies and into an understanding of the realities of what it will take for full modernization, many companies are facing a serious issue on this long-haul journey – the huge talent deficit,  particularly for AWS, …

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2019 FinTech100

Now in its sixth edition, the FinTech100 highlights truly innovative companies that create products and services at the juncture of technology and financial services, especially those disrupting the existing processes and products that dominate the marketplace. This year’s FinTech 100 features companies from 29 countries and includes a balance of …

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Top 10 data breaches to impact the financial services industry

Consumers expect financial institutions to provide an expert level of security when it comes to sensitive data. Over the years, however, some of the biggest data breaches have involved, in some way or another, financial institutions. Here’s a quick look at ten of the biggest data breaches impacting the financial …

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Video: Big Data challenges and opportunities

Sui-Jon Ho discusses how data is being used in financial institutions and why Big Data is presenting them with unique challenges and, more importantly, opportunities.    Infographic: 10 biometric examples reshaping our world Sberbank joins IoT consortium Video: artificial intelligence in fraud processing

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3 Big Data trends in finance

Global investments in Big Data and business analytics is projected to grow from USD 130.1 billion in 2016 to over USD 203 billion in 2020. Here are 3 of the biggest Big Data trends, each represented by an innovative new solution: Business intelligence (Qlik Analytics Platform) – Qlik has developed …

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How to survive a data breach crisis: the Monzo case study

Monzo, a disruptive neo-bank working to expand into the U.S., recently experienced a hiccup in its data security that resulting in nearly 500,000 U.K. account holders being urged to change their PIN numbers. It is important to note that the vulnerability was discovered by internal engineers and quick and decisive …

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HSBC opens data innovation labs in London and Toronto

HSBC has opened two data and innovation labs, one in London and the other in Toronto. The labs will engage in activities aimed at improving HSBC’s products and services through the use of analytics and robotics. The labs will also cooperate with firms specialized in other important areas such as …

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Balancing data privacy rights

Data is quickly becoming a point of contention between companies working to collect, process and secure it and governments seeking to force companies to provide them the data they possess. The debate between the two sides revolves around an age-old debate: freedom vs. security. While governments argue that they should …

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