Fintech makes the world go around:

September, 2018


September 28, 2018  11:46 AM

The fintech interview: Part 2 CreditLadder

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Here in the second installment of the Fintech Interview series in this blog.  Meet CreditLadder. Beyond the buzzwords and marketing spiel the B2B...

September 25, 2018  10:25 AM

The fintech interview: Part 1 Taina Technology

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The fintech industry is made up of many small but fast growing companies, most of which are only known to a niche group of people. Just to confuse onlookers further these companies might be part of a fintech subgroup like regtech or insurtech. But beyond the buzzwords and marketing spiel the...


September 21, 2018  7:57 AM

What if a small fintech could replace global giant Allianz in corporate deal?

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One of the disadvantages cited in the past about fintech was that the companies in the sector were too small to offer the same services as some of the big traditional players. What if something goes wrong? Is the supplier capable of compensating the financial services customer if disaster...


September 20, 2018  10:12 AM

A battle between big tech firms and banks can only help fintechs

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Banks need fintechs more and more as satisfaction with their customer services remains low, while a large portion of customers are open to an Amazon-like banking service. Banks can’t become like Amazon and Google themselves but they can use third parties to be able to interact with customers like...


September 18, 2018  12:19 PM

What does a fintech do when the most experienced coders don’t want to code?

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Whenever I speak to fintechs, or pretty much any startup for that matter, getting the right people is always one of their biggest tasks. With competition for the best people rife and


September 13, 2018  12:23 PM

Fintechs: what do you want the UK’s immigration policy to look like after Brexit

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Today IT trade group techUK announced some of the things it wants the UK post-brexit immigration policy to include. Just yesterday I was talking to the fintech lead at Tech Nation about this very subject. I have not met anyone in the fintech industry that thinks brexit is a good idea, nor in...


September 11, 2018  7:53 AM

Fintech firms pay top executives top dollar

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Interesting article on Finextra about the pay packages of top fintech executives. According to research from Morlands Human Capital, cited by Finextra, the average package of a CEO at a...


September 7, 2018  10:37 AM

If Virgin Money combines with Clydesdale and Yorkshire its digital bank project could be canned

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I was chatting to a banking industry contact recently and was told that if the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Group (CYBG) bank merger with Virgin Money goes ahead, the project to create a digital bank at the latter will be scrapped. In February


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