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July, 2018


July 27, 2018  12:15 PM

Five things to consider when joining Open Banking revolution

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

In this blog I hope to open a forum for experts to share their thoughts and even expertise through guest posts. I am a journalist by trade so can only really scratch the surface of some of the issues in the fintech sector, so I need to hear from you on various subjects. Here is a guest blog post...

July 18, 2018  10:55 AM

London Fintechs: Could Saudi Arabia be your next stage growth opportunity?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

At the London Fintech Week event recently I attended a presentation from the Saudi Arabian general Investment Authority (SAGIA). Omar Rebhan, head of the UK office of the organisation, was talking about the opportunities...


July 16, 2018  10:10 AM

When was 28% of tech startups considering leaving London ever good news?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

When a 28% loss becomes a 72% gain? If there is one thing that appears to be certain about Brexit it is that it will be damaging to businesses, perhaps barring the odd hedge fund or two. As a result it is interesting to see how organisations are spinning Brexit in a positive light. I received...


July 13, 2018  9:38 AM

Venture capitalists fears for London’s fintech future is the starkest of warnings

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

While UK fintechs are playing whatever is in front of them amid the uncertainties caused by Brexit the people putting the money into them are clear that things could take serious turn for the worse. When I speak to fintechs or attend their presentations they will always try and be positive as...


July 12, 2018  7:47 AM

The sacking of a robot revealed the need for robot probation periods

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Swedish bank Nordnet has decided to stop using AI assistant Amelia, from IPSoft, after unsuccessful use for customer services. Despite not being...


July 5, 2018  8:22 AM

Trainline shaking up rail travel beyond making trains run on time

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

While announcements such as Network Rail’s plan to automate signaling through digital technology will help fix the age old problem of trains not running on time, data...


July 4, 2018  11:00 AM

London fintechs managed by Oracle’s Brussels arm: a shock a few years ago, but not today

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Let’s face it when a large software company announces it's going to dedicate more staff and resources to a fintech programme in Europe we all think “so what?” But when the same company selects Brussels over London to centre things, it is more of a “wait a minute” response. Prior to...


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