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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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At 50 %, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has emerged as the most preferred mode of loan repayment followed by 47% of ECS payment on P2P lending platforms, as per...

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Global Digital Finance (GDF), the industry body advocating and accelerating the adoption of digital assets, has announced a partnership with Washington DC-based advisory and advocacy firm FS Vector, along...

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), the country’s central bank, has gone live with real-time financial market infrastructures for users in the APAC region, provided by Italian technology...

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A new exchange-traded product (ETP) that tracks the inverse value of Bitcoin BTC is now available for trading on the Boerse Stuttgart in Euro. Boerse Stuttgart is Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, reporting trading...

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Bengaluru-based Rupeek, an online gold loan brand, announced the raise of $60 million from separate funding rounds. Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm GGV Capital, Bertelsmann India Investments, Co-Founder...

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Global payments and shopping provider Klarna, has announced figures showing sustained growth both in the UK and globally. Year-on-year global volumes and revenue increased by 32% and 31% respectively...

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Payment solutions provider Checkout.com has made its first-ever acquisition with French payment company ProcessOut, following its $230 million Series A funding round in 2019. The acquisition will enable Checkout.com...

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Globitex, a FinTech bridging crypto and fiat currencies for businesses, has decided to boost its anti-money laundering (AML) capabilities by partnering with Bitfury Group’s Crystal Blockchain. The decision comes...

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India’s online payment solutions provider PayU which is regulated under the Reserve Bank of India, announced the appointments of Sudhir Sehgal as Country Head – Enterprise Business and Manas...

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FinTech startup Zaggle based in Mumbai, announced its selection by Microsoft’s 100X100X100 program which entails the gathering of 100 companies and 100 early and growth-stage start-ups. Zaggle will have...

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WSFS Institutional Services, a division of WSFS Bank has announced a partnership with Intain Inc., to develop a platform offering trustee reporting on asset-backed transactions on a blockchain-backed platform. “We are...

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SIX Group has announced an investment in Omniex, a provider of institutional trading platform for digital assets. The companies have signed a partnership agreement last week, in a bid...

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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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India's banking regulator has finally released guidelines allowing a video-based customer identification process (VCIP) as a method for conducting KYC (know your customer). The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came out with the video-KYC process in January following pressing demand from banks and other regulated entities seeking another alternative to existing recognised KYC solutions, which involve physical verification thus making customer acquisition a tedious and expensive affair.

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Visa offers top dollar for Plaid, marking the increasing importance of data access . In January, Visa announced the purchase of financial services API start-up Plaid, signing a $5.3 billion deal, subject to regulatory approval the deal will close in three to six months. Plaid has been hot in the market with Visa reportedly beating Mastercard in a bid battle. A few days after the Visa deal was announced, UK-based Banking-as-a-Software platform Bankable revealed that it had signed a mutually beneficial agreement with the start-up.

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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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Established in 2006, BanCoppel S.A. operates as a commercial bank in Mexico and is part of Grupo Coppel, which is one of Mexico's largest department store chains catering to low and medium-income demographics. The group was founded in 1939 by Enrique Coppel Tamayo. The banking unit received its certification as a bank by the Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV; the National Banking and Securities Commission), an independent agency of Mexico's Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit in 2007.

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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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