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Ripple expands to South America with Brazil launch

Blockchain payments company Ripple has launched in Brazil marking their first step in expanding across South America. Hoping to develop Ripple’s business in the region,...

BUSINESS

TradeIX to add 70 more staff to its Dublin HQ

Blockchain startup TradeIX is looking to expand its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland with the hiring of about 70 more staff. Technology partner for the Corda-based...

Standard Chartered to launch digital platform for Indian SMEs

Standard Chartered's SC Ventures is planning to set up a standalone digital platform to provide small and medium enterprises in India with solutions for...

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BNP Paribas partners with MGI to launch AI FX index

BNP Paribas has partnered with Millennium Global Investments (MGI) to launch BNP Paribas MGI Systematic Currency Alpha Index, a foreign exchange index that works...

Amaiz introduces app-based banking service for UK ‘solopreneurs’

UK-based startup Amaiz has announced the launch of a specialist banking app for freelancers, gig workers, entrepreneurs, and contractors. The all-in-one business banking app aims...

TradeIX to add 70 more staff to its Dublin HQ

Blockchain startup TradeIX is looking to expand its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland with the hiring of about 70 more staff. Technology partner for the Corda-based...

Dubai International Financial Centre unveils $10m fintech fund

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has unveiled a $10 million fintech fund managed by Wamda Capital and Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) for start-ups...

FSS takes 46% stake in Ecentric

Global payments technology company, Financial Software and Systems (FSS) has made a strategic investment in Standard Bank subsidiary Ecentric.  The financial terms of the deal...

Barclays brings BPay to Pingit apps

Barclays is looking to merge its Bpay wearable products with more popular Pingit money transfer app, as it struggles to attract more users. Bpay was...

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Sibos 2018: The DLT to cement robust financial markets

A central theme during the day one Sibos session was the future for distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in helping emerging financial markets infrastructure establish...

Amazon looks to bring its digital wallet in brick-and-mortar stores

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is looking to get its brick-and-mortar retailers to adopt its mobile payment system for in-store purchases by...

Akbank’s mobile facial recognition receives consumer consent

Turkey-based Akbank's facial recognition technology is reported to be widely popular, with 250,000 customers already using the feature to unlock their mobile banking app. Claiming to be...

How to run a bank from a cloud: Satandar’s Openbank, Spain shows the way

In one of the path-breaking initiatives in Spain’s banking history, Banco Santander is overhauling the operations of Openbank, its direct banking subsidiary in that...

UOB invests and partners in AI-based fintech startup Personetics

United Overseas Bank has invested an undisclosed sum in Israeli fintech firm Personetics to boost its use of artificial intelligence (AI) across its markets...

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Ripple expands to South America with Brazil launch

Blockchain payments company Ripple has launched in Brazil marking their first step in expanding across South America. Hoping to develop Ripple’s business in the region,...

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