Weekly News Highlights – 1 April 2021

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  Stay up to date with the latest news from fintech! This week, we bring you updates and developments on SEC’s fresh inquiries on SPACs, mergers and acquisitions of insurtech companies, partnerships and supports, Visa’s acceptance of crypto purchases, new legislative proposition for Open Banking, potential losses for banking, and the opportunity that arise with […]

Weekly Research Highlights – 23 March 2021

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  What are the latest tech findings worth being discovered this week? Read the research piece below to get a check on the latest edition of the Fintech Ireland Map, find out how data sharing will change in the future, explore policy options for big techs in finance, and get an update on the corporate […]

Replay: Flash Friday – Staying Ahead of the Fintech News with Paul Scholten

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Flash Friday is a weekly live show that brings the latest fintech news and developments to the audience Today, Don Ginsel – CEO and Founder of Holland Fintech was joined by Paul Scholten, CEO at Buckaroo to share insights on the development and opportunities for the payment sector within fintech space. Buckaroo started as a […]

Wirecard and YES BANK partner to boost financial inclusion in India

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Wirecard, a Germany-bases digital payments and commerce solutions provider, and Mumbai-based YES Bank, will team up to broaden the availability of India’s Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. This partnership will make digital payments and banking accessible to more Indians, with an eye on those residing in remote areas of the country. To increase financial inclusion, Wirecard’s […]

Franx launches PSD2 APIs

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Franx, a Dutch company who assists globally operating entrepreneurs to make international payments and handle FX transactions via its platform, has launched payment initiation and account information APIs in a production environment. In this setting, third parties can access the Franx platform. As PSD2 is poised to increase competition in banking and related services, such […]

NIBC Bank inks tech deal with OakNorth

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NIBC Bank and Europe’s second most valuable fintech OakNorth have signed a five-year commercial deal to use the UK-based lender’s credit decisioning platform. The partnership comes after a pilot implementation of the platform. In the deal, much of NIBC’s corporate loan book will be onboarded to the platform. In addition to using the bank’s credit […]

ABN AMRO levels up international operations with Temenos

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The Dutch bank rolled out the Switzerland-based financial services software provider’s WealthSuite, a digital banking platform. ABN AMRO will use Temenos’ WealthSuite to support international operations in corporate and private banking. ABN AMRO’s Belgian offices will be the first to implement WealthSuite, with ABN slating in two more countries over the next few years. The […]

Five Degrees and Bankingblocks team up on banking and payments

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Digital core banking outfit Five Degrees and wholesale banking provider focusing on fintechs and payments companies, Bankingblocks, partnered to offer new services and products for challenger banks and payments companies. The partnership strengthens Five Degrees’ position in the global market for companies who provide digital core banking services in the cloud. The collaboration sees Bankingblocks […]

More than money: how NIBC helps build the fintech landscape

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Introduction  Founded in 1945 and focusing on funding visionary entrepreneurs to help rebuild the Netherlands after the Second World War, NIBC today continues the legacy of building and developing by actively supporting and developing the fintech ecosystem. The bank has mobilised a range of vehicles to achieve this, including a commitment to financially support alternative lenders (indirectly financing visionaries); directly ensuring fintechs have access to traditional financing options without the traditionally […]

Yields.io to integrate AI in family bank’s risk management practices

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Argenta, a BeNeLux focused family bank and insurance provider has enlisted the services of fintech Yields.io to propel themselves to “the forefront of the European market for the use of artificial intelligence in the risk management process”. Yields.io will provide their platform that uses AI for automated model validation and real-time monitoring on an enterprise-wide […]