Thursday , June 21 2018

April, 2018

  • 18 April

    Cover Story: Sink or Swim?

    Kate Goldfintch, Editor at The Fintech Times. Exponential growth and a complete transformation of the way future projects will acquire funding, is a key trend for wealth management and investment markets. We see numerous projects raising money through tokenisation, and cryptocurrencies; thereby allowing global access. The Fintech Times observes how …

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  • 17 April

    Expert Opinion: Simon Bussy on Wealth Management

    Our editor, Nathan Gore, spoke to Simon Bussy, Domain Director of Altus, about the benefits of AI/ML within the Wealth Management sector. What would be your brief outline of the benefits that AI/ML can bring to the Wealth Management sector? The successful firms will be those that demonstrate a willingness …

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  • 17 April

    Right Here, Right Now: Augmented Intelligence in the Wealth Management Industry

    Nathan Gore, editor at The Fintech Times. Whilst many predict Skynet or the complete takeover of AI-powered Robots, plenty of startups/companies are getting on with pragmatic AI solutions to helping humans, ones which are no less ground-breaking… “If you don’t have an AI strategy – you are going to die …

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  • 17 April

    “New technologies have the potential to offer increasingly sophisticated investment products”

    Jon Dawson, Manager, haysmacintrye for The Fintech Times. What technologies have the biggest potential to improve asset and wealth management industries? (data analytics and automation of asset allocation, areas typically associated with “robo advisors” etc) As with professional services, wealth management is a people-led industry where quality relationships, expertise and …

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  • 16 April

    Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Worry or a Natural Development

    Roman Filatov, FJM Solicitors, for The Fintech Times. Recent focus from the legal press has been on the change to the law that seemingly has no bearing on the fintech industry and start-up finance. Unfortunately “seemingly” is the key word here, because the change may, and very likely will, affect …

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  • 16 April

    InsurTech Investments Attracted $2bn in 2017

    Nearly $2bn-worth of capital was invested in InsurTech companies globally last year, according to research from FinTech Global. This growth was partly fuelled by incumbents showing increased interest in the sector as it undergoes digital transformation. Both Allianz and Munich Re were among the top ten InsurTech investors in 2017. …

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  • 16 April

    Cryptocurrency: Breaking the Silence

    Jon Dawson, Manager at haysmacintyre for The Fintech Times. Whether you believe in the power of blockchain technology or see it as the next ‘Dutch tulip bubble’ there is no doubt that Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies (CC) are having an impact around the world. According to predictions made by Santander, …

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  • 16 April

    2 Major Fintech Trends that are Set to Disrupt Banking and Financial Services

    Disruption is one of the biggest hype and buzzwords in the market right now. Every start-up armed with nothing more than a landing page and a whitepaper considers itself disruptive. Any new business that can manage to include the term “disruption” in its tagline gets free press coverage about its …

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  • 15 April

    Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech names 5 top startups to join inaugural Mexico City program

    Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City, the first innovation program for growth stage startups in Latin America, announces the five FinTech startups chosen to be part of its first program, based in Mexico City. The program is run in partnership between Startupbootcamp FinTech and Finnovista, the leading champion of FinTech innovation …

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  • 15 April

    Combating Fraud with Tokenised Identities

     by Suresh Rajagopalan, President Software Products, FSS for The Fintech Times Secure national identity infrastructure is foundational to delivering the benefits of a digital economy, where the bulk of transactions involve online interactions between remote entities. Whilst citizens in developed countries take identity for granted, in emerging markets governments are …

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  • 14 April

    Mobile payment technology is giving millions of Africans access to cheap and clean energy

    Mobile payment technology is giving millions of Africans access to cheap and clean energy by allowing them to stagger payments rather than paying hefty sums up-front. An estimated 16 percent of the world’s population – 1.2 billion people – have little or no access to electricity, with 625 million people …

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  • 14 April

    The impact of Brexit on the finance industry

    The Brexit clock is ticking. With now only one year to go, there’s still a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and what it means for UK businesses. Simon Black, CEO of PPRO Group shared his thoughts of the transition deal and what Brexit means for the financial industry: “Last Month marked a …

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  • 13 April

    $1.7bn worth of cryptocurrency stolen since 2011

    Crypto Aware has released figures showing that 1.7bn worth of cryptocurrency has been lost through hacks or fraud since 2011. Over a quarter of this – $670 million – was lost in the first three months of 2018. Leigh-Anne Galloway, Cyber Security Resilience Lead at ICO security company Positive.com, has made …

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  • 13 April

    World’s Leading Blockchain Minds and PE/VC Investors Gather in Singapore for De/Centralize 2018

    The world’s leading minds in blockchain met with venture capitalists, investors, and government regulators to explore the interplay of decentralization and centralization in technology and the economy at the De/Centralize 2018 conference. Taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, on 5-6 April 2018, De/Centralize 2018 …

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  • 13 April

    74% of survey respondents wrongly assume banks use Artificial Intelligence to detect money laundering

    New research by BAE Systems has found that 74% of business customers think banks use machine learning and artificial intelligence to spot money laundering. In reality banks rely on human investigators to manually sift through alerts – a hard-to-believe fact selected only by 31% of respondents. This lack of automation and …

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