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November 28, 2018  1:21 PM

Lloyds Banking Group in Google maps mash up

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Lloyds banking Group is introducing a service that enables its online banking customers to see where and when they spend their money on Google Maps. This is a fintech mash-up...

November 14, 2018  10:03 AM

CYBG scraps Virgin Money digital bank project

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As  predicted a couple of months ago Clydesdale and Yorkshire Group (CYBG) has ended a project to build a digital bank, following its £1.7m takeover of Virgin Money. Mind you it was hardly surprising given the overlap that would occur. Back


November 6, 2018  11:41 AM

The fintech interview: Part 9 TrueLayer

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In the latest fintech interview I feature a company which doesn’t provide financial services to businesses or consumers, but enables other fintechs to do just that. It is one of those companies that fits into the second syllable of the noun fintech and is a product of the open banking...


November 2, 2018  7:44 AM

Fidor Bank to separate from BCPE after short marriage

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French banking giant BCPE is selling challenger bank Fidor which it acquired In July 2016, to accelerate its digital transformation. The short lived coming together reflects the...


November 1, 2018  10:20 AM

IR35 changes could see banking IT jobs offshored

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The latest changes to the rules around how much tax contractors pay sees the IR35 rules move to the medium and large private sector companies. This means...

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October 31, 2018  10:32 AM

The fintech interview: Part 8 InvestCloud

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In this edition of the fintech interview series I caught-up with a fintech that is quite a bit further along on its journey than some of the previously featured companies. Founded in 2010 InvestCloud offers investment managers a software as a service based platform that allows them to run any...


October 24, 2018  1:03 PM

The fintech interview: Part 7 ClauseMatch

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In my latest Fintech Interview I feature another company in the RegTech space.  Meet London based ClauseMatch. The company’s cloud based software automates the process for banks to prove they comply with regulations. This is done through a centralised...


October 23, 2018  1:11 PM

Blockchain not the best technology for every use considered, says Australian government report

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Interesting article on innvationsaus.com about an investigation into using blockchain for government services, carried out by the Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA). The DTA was given...


October 19, 2018  12:12 PM

The fintech interview: Part 6 Rebuilding Society

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In the sixth interview in this series I speak to Rebuilding Society, a fintech operating in the peer to peer lending sector. It is a great example of how fintechs can offer customers a better deal and have different revenue streams in tech and...


October 17, 2018  7:41 AM

The fintech interview: Part 5 Honcho

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In this instalment of my fintech interview series meet Honcho, a startup created to take on the price comparison websites in the car insurance market. This is a case of a startup disrupting the existing disrupters. Price comparison companies were the early tech pioneers in insurance, and have...


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