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Awards were presented to tech companies and banks and financial services providers from 15 countries around the world at the 1st Global FinTech Innovation Awards. London: IBS Intelligence (IBSI),...

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IBS Intelligence (www.ibsintelligence.com), a global leader in banking technology research, along with its group company Cedar Management Consulting LLC. (www.cedar-consulting.com), a leading global financial services consulting firm, successfully conducted...

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The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has published guidelines on digital assets, stating that all offerings of digital tokens should be carried out through an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform...

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Valk has announced its partnership with Archax with the aim to facilitate digital listing and issuance, according to media reports. The partnership realises two clients of R3’s enterprise blockchain platform...

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FinTech company Funding Circle announced the appointment of Oliver White as Chief Financial Officer following Sean Glithero’s plan to step down from his role and from the Board. Oliver...

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Rellevate, a digital banking FinTech startup, founded by former Western Union executive Stewart Stockdale, selected Technisys as its digital banking platform provider. Rellevate’s financial services are offered primarily through...

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Denver-based Western Union’s collaboration with Lahore’s MCB Bank has enabled customers in Pakistan to receive money from over 1,400 branches of the bank in major cities as well as...

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The World Economic Forum debate in Davos on creating a credible and trusted digital currency confirms that the topic has the attention of the entire world, according to Moorwand’s...

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Riyadh-headquartered Geidea, a payment systems provider, and Naples-based Linga, a cloud-based operating system provider, have signed a distribution agreement with the objective to improve the receipt of integrated payments...

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Remitly, a US-based online money transfer service provider announced its collaboration with Alipay, a mobile and online payment platform. The partnership will enable Remitly customers to transact money from...

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Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, has entered into a strategic partnership with Zug-based Crypto Valley Venture...

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) owned digital banking specialist Holvi, announced its expansion in the European market with its official launch in Great Britain. The company has its presence...

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London-based FinTech company Finastra has opened its new office in Kfar Saba, Israel, as the company aims to strengthen its position in the country. The office accommodates its 330...

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H2O.ai, open-source artificial intelligence and automatic machine learning platform provider, announced that the company is providing its ML capabilities to MarketAxess, an operator of electronic trading platform for fixed-income...

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Crowdfunder.co.uk was founded in 2014 and claims to be the UK's number one rewards-based crowdfunding platform, also working with corporates to help them leverage their philanthropic investments. In just under six years, Crowdfunder.co.uk has helped raise more than £100 million for charities, businesses and community projects across the UK as well as working with several corporates including Santander and RBS NatWest to distribute grants.

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An upbeat message about the exciting opportunities ahead in FinTech the keynote address at the 1st Global FinTech Innovation Awards. Vishal Mahadevia, managing director of Warburg Pincus India, delivered the keynote speech at the 1st Global FinTech Innovation Awards at the Four Seasons Mumbai on 22 November 2019. Read the excerpts of his address here.

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The Reserve Bank of India has released final guidelines for 'on-tap' licensing of small finance banks and opened the window for applicants. As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, payments banks have been allowed to apply for conversion to small finance bank (SFB) status. However, they may do so only after five years into existence as a payments bank and by meeting other eligibility norms, including promoters holding no more than 10%. The payments bank model was conceptualized by the RBI in 2014 to bolster financial inclusion in the country with the help of technology.

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Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB) is one of Jordan's leading investment and commercial banks that serves retail customers, large corporations and financial institutions. AJIB's retail department provides diversified products and services to its clients such as personal and housing loans and most types of credit cards; and AJIB's investment and corporate banking departments offer their clients a wide range of investment and commercial banking services including mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, transaction advisory services, project and trade finance and equity research.

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IBS Intelligence held its second FinTech Roundtable at the CedarIBSI FinTech Lab in Dubai Media City on 28 November 2019. Representatives from FinTech Lab members including i-Xceed Solutions, Fournxt, Clayfin, Expleo (formerly Thinksoft) and Clari5 came together with a clutch of banks based in United Arab Emirates (UAE); among them National Bank of Fujairah, Mashreq, Emirates NBD and Dubai Islamic Bank. The roundtable event was staged to discuss the need for innovation in treasury management systems and regulatory technologies in the banking ecosystem.

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This section is a monthly snapshot of activity in the banking technology system space. This is useful for anyone who wants to track banking system sales on a regular basis. The Who’s Bought What provides all the key details of the deal such as the bank that bought the system, the type of system, the supplier and the system name, and the country of sale.

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IBS Intelligence-Market Leader in FinTech News, Research and Consulting

Established in 1991, IBS Intelligence (IBSI) is the definitive source of independent news, analysis & research relating to global financial technology markets. IBSI's three-pronged FinTech approach is what gives strength to the firm and its clients. Its Editorial Team in London and Mumbai tracks important industry events as they happen, and in many cases leads the story. The Research Team updates the research material, daily and monthly, through active industry engagement and secondary research. This along with Cedar and IBSI's consulting team has over 30 years of experience in assisting banks develop and execute FinTech strategy, bringing real world insights to its research.

Global FinTech News at Your Fingertips

IBSI's website provides extensive daily coverage of in-depth news & analysis of events globally. The website provides the latest FinTech news, expert views and opinions, analysis, events and more. There is also the IBSI podcast section that showcases conversations between its editorial team and industry experts on various FinTech topics.

FinTech Research Offering for Competitive Advantage

IBS Intelligence is pretty much the only pure FinTech research firm. With over 350 FinTech research reports covering 250+ FinTech suppliers, covering all major banking technology systems (including new age FinTech) - IBSI basically has it covered. Which is why leading research providers such as Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ and Bloomberg, have selected IBSI to be on their platforms available to their clients.

FinTech Consulting for Mission Critical Projects

IBS Intelligence has under its belt several bespoke FinTech consulting projects that have provided valuable insights to a global mix of tier one banks and banking technology companies. Engagements typically include, feature & price benchmarking, market size & forecasting, amongst others. IBSI team is also able to provide insights over a call via our expert call/analyst call offering.