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Fintech Buzz at Buzzacott

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Buzzacott, the UK’s largest single office accountancy practice, just hosted a particularly engaging event. It saw a wide spread of attendees and debated topics. The conversation included the origins of fintech, the variations between the US and the UK fintech sectors, (surprisingly little crossover), the practical applications of blockchain, and ...

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Fintech companies – over valued? Maybe not.

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There’s always a conversation to be had around company valuations, either they’re too high, or there’s not enough of them, or someone just made Unicorn status, or Unicorpse status, it’s a background chatter. But fintechs are different. And here’s why. Nowadays, the valuation of fintech companies isn’t so much dependent ...

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Synechron Digital Innovation Centre opens in London

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State-of-the-art Innovation Centre launches, giving firms the ability to see first-hand how technology is transforming the financial world and how it can be deployed to solve critical business issues.  Synechron Inc., a global consulting and technology innovator in the financial services industry, announces its new, state-of-the-art digital innovation centre in ...

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The Internet of Things

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Behind the hype is it just devices creating more data that will be under-utilised?  With massive investments and staggering predictions about the Internet of Things “IoT” (Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020), loan management software provider, Nostrum Group has looked at what ...

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Fintech flourishing in the Welsh capital – watch this space

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  Eric van der Kleij is Chairman of UKTI’s GEP Advisory Group specialising in FinTech and Blockchain, the managing director of specialist innovation practise Entiq, former head of the Level39 Fintech Accelerator Hub in Canary Wharf, and previously an advisor to 10 Downing Street and the first CEO of the ...

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There is something about Mondo

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Tom leads me into his office. It’s a cupboard with a plastic table, and a chair patched with green ducting tape. The contents of the office, in terms of desks, furniture, fittings, is worth less than nothing. This is not a typical bank. In fact, Mondo is not yet a ...

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Study entrepreneurship in Canary Wharf

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Stanford Ignite, the 11-week global innovation and entrepreneurship program, returns to Canary Wharf in September, but the time to apply is now. We quiz Yossi Feinberg, Faculty Director, in anticipation.    Yossi, could you tell us briefly about the program, who it’s aimed at firstly? “It’s intended for anyone who ...

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Capital One unveils tech start-up accelerator

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Entries invited to Capital One Growth Labs programme to shape the future of finance Capital One UK announced on 17 May the launch of Capital One Growth Labs, an accelerator programme for early-stage start-up and high-growth companies. The initiative, in partnership with corporate innovation specialist and tech investor L Marks, aims ...

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Why fight for an undeveloped market while a primed one waits in the wings?

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DesignMyNight have focused on the pre-order market to launch a multi-million pound hospitality fintech solution Two years ago, after 15 months development, Collins, arguably the first booking and enquiry management software developed solely for the bar and casual dining sector, was launched in the UK. Eight hundred clients later – including ...

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SWIFT shares industry insights from annual Business Forum London event

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SWIFT’s polling results identify securities settlement as an area to be most impacted by distributed ledger technology in the next five years On 20 April 2016, 1,200 financial services professionals gathered at the Tobacco Dock in London for SWIFT’s annual Business Forum London (BFL). Focused on ‘Building the Future of ...

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Ubeeqo, a car just when you need it

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Ubeeqo is the new travel solutions app/website providing all your transport needs within one unique app Ubeeqo was founded in 2008 in Paris, with one big idea: how can we change the urban car environment? For the last 60 years, the car has given us so much freedom. Except now, ...

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Synechron acquires Hatstand

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Synechron, Inc., a global consulting and technology innovator in the financial services industry, announced on 11 May the acquisition of Hatstand, a global financial services consultancy and capital markets specialist. This acquisition further builds Synechron’s consulting capabilities for world-leading financial institutions in key areas such as cybersecurity, market data and ...

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FinovateSpring 2016 Best of Show Winners Announced

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The two-day worldwide event FinovateSpring 2016 came to an end yesterday, Wednesday 11 May. During the afternoon the attendees took part to the ceremony that saw six Best of Shows trophies awarded. Two of them went to companies – SaleMove and Silver6 – that are helping make visual technology a bigger ...

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