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Blockchains & Procurement


Blockchain tech is the term poised to define our generation. As opposed to Brexit or Trump — which is definitely not a bad thing! But what are blockchains? How do they work, in plain English and zero jargon? A Blockchain is essentially a data record. It is a shared, secure record of ...

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Startup of the Month: Future Start Technology


What does Future Start Technology do? Future Start Technology is revolutionising and democratising investment management. The company’s mission is to give access to investment management and financial advice to anyone, regardless of their amount of money or knowledge of finance. In order for them to achieve this goal, they are ...

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Israel: The rise of the fintech hybrid


Special Counsel, Adv. Roy Keidar of Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm examines the rise of the Israeli fintech sector.  Israel is globally known as the ‘startup nation’, a small country that has developed a rich ecosystem in which thousands of startup companies are creating new and innovative technologies. What ...

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Time to make fintech small


After Iceland had beaten England in the European Football Championship I was reminded of a Barclays TV-commercial from 2000 where Anthony Hopkins explains why ‘a big world needs a big bank’. It’s a great commercial, and even though it’s 16 years old and we have had two serious global crises ...

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Startup of the Month: AimBrain

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AimBrain, a next-generation biometrics engineering company, helps financial institutions easily, securely, and accurately authenticate their mobile banking users. AimBrain delivers advanced biometric technology to banks so they can stay ahead of mobile fraud through a secure and frictionless authentication experience. AimBrain is helping some of the world’s largest financial institutions ...

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Startup of the Month: MOO.LA

Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 1.52.18 pm is a digital investment manager. Its disruptive way of helping you manage and grow your money to take control of your savings and investments could represent the future of investing, and its value has been recognised by FinTech50 which ranked Moo.La in its top ten fintech companies. One of ...

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Startup of the Month: MONEY MOVER

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Money Mover brings cutting edge technology to cross-border payments. Its online foreign exchange and global payments platform provides a secure and low cost way for businesses to make international payments. In other words, Money Mover is targeting the $500bn that 5 million SMEs make in international payments every year. Money ...

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Startup of the Month: KANTOX

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Kantox is a multinational fintech company offering FX management solutions, and was founded in order to simplify the process of currency exchange with a transparent and easy-to-use tool. The expertise and products offered by Kantox allow its customers to manage their currency exposure, build hedging strategies, automate FX transactions and ...

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Startup of the Month: DARWINEX

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Darwinex is the revolutionary marketplace which bridges the gap between traders and investors. Using this online platform, traders get listed as a new asset class that investors, by backing the traders, can buy and sell. For traders to succeed, they need a chance to show their skills. But the closed ...

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Attacks against financial services firms rocket in 2016.


Why is it happening, and what can be done about it? In 2016, financial services organisations have been under attack like never before, with a series of high profile data breaches that have rocked the global financial system. The February theft of $81m from the Bangladesh central bank was significant ...

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How to get investors chasing you, the owner of a Fintech Business


According to a recent Accenture study, investment in fintech across the globe, continues to rise.  In the first quarter of 2016, investments in fintech reached $5.3 billion, a 67% increase over the same period the year before. However, the landscape of investment in fintech is changing.  Fintech startups are no ...

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Will London remain the capital of fintech?


London is currently hailed as the global centre of fintech. This should come as no surprise, as it is by tradition a financial centre, with most of the leading banks operating in the European and African markets headquartered in the capital. Similarly, leading disrupting actors such as Funding Circle, Transferwise, ...

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Translating Cyber-Threats into Business Risks


Aside from the relentless barrage of cyber-attacks, one of the key challenges for IT security professionals is getting the rest of the business on board with efforts to keep these threats at bay. There is great potential for things to get lost in translation when cyber-threats and remedies for protecting ...

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