Tagged: digitalization

Amazon Web Services Chosen by Sun Life as its Cloud Tech Provider, Aims to Become Cloud First Organization

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), recently revealed that Sun Life (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) has chosen AWS as its Cloud tech  provider in order to become a “Cloud-first” organization, supporting ongoing innovation, and develop digital client experiences. Sun Life… Read More

Tezos (XTZ) Selected to Support Smart Contracts for Major European Banks

Tezos (XTZ) has been chosen to enable smart contracts for “leading” European banks, according to a recent update. Crypto Finance Group, InCore Bank, and Inacta announced on August 24, 2021, that they are selecting Tezos for “innovative, compliant on-chain digital financial products.” As mentioned in… Read More

Digital Transformation: HSBC Qatar Introduces Mobile Payments and Seamless Collections Services

HSBC Qatar has introduced mobile payments and collections services for its personal and corporate clients, as part of its ongoing investment into digitizing banking services. These recent updates will aim to enable greater financial inclusion for the unbanked sector and  visitors in Qatar, which is… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Thailand Introduces Plans to Test a Retail Central Bank Digital Currency in Q2 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has introduced its plans (after an extensive study) to start testing a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) during Q2 2022. The BOT had carried out a research study on the implications and feasibility of issuing a retail CBDC, as… Read More

Digital Insights Platform Heap Adds Ahmed Quadri as Chief Customer Officer, Sean Andrew as CRO

Heap, the Digital Insights platform, reveals that it has made new additions to the firm’s C-Suite: Ahmed Quadri joins as Chief Customer Officer, and Sean Andrew is now serving as Chief Revenue Officer. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Quadri and Andrew represent… Read More

Low Code Software with A Service Platform CLEVR Acquires Digitread, a Product Lifecycle Management System

CLEVR, the low-code and no-code software-with-a-service specialist, reveals that it has acquired Digitread, one of the emerging companies focused on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system integration and a “platinum-level” solution partner of Siemens. The acquisition should help raise CLEVR‘s profile and support its geographic and… Read More

Ximena Alemán: Co-CEO at Prometeo, the LatAm Fintech Leading Open Banking Adoption, Reveals how They’re Enabling Financial Inclusion

Ximena Alemán, Co-CEO at Prometeo, the Latin American (LatAm) Fintech firm that’s leading Open Banking adoption throughout the region, recently shared key industry insights with Crowdfund Insider. Prometeo recently announced the launch of Spark, which is a free-of-cost program for high-potential startups, Fintechs, as well… Read More

Steve Pinado: President at Billtrust, a B2B Accounts Receivable Automation Firm, Explains how They Streamline B2B Payments

We recently caught up with Steve Pinado, President at Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable (AR) automation and integrated payments provider. Pinado explained how automation trends have been accelerating at warp speed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, the team at Billtrust had shared… Read More

London Fintech SumUp Teams Up with National Garden Scheme to Lead Digitalization of Charitable Donations

London-based Fintech firm SumUp has teamed up with the National Garden Scheme in order to lead the digitalization of charity by enabling “seamless” charitable donations via its card-reading tech, at an event supported by Dame Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme, at Chilworth… Read More

European Online Lender October Italy’s CEO Shares Latest Fintech Industry Insights

Online lender October is currently active in five different European countries and now it’s the turn of the CEO of October Italy Sergio Zocchi to share his views and insights (after the company’s Netherlands and Spain Chief Executives provided comments during interviews). Sergio Zocchi, who… Read More

Digital Transformation: Finaxct Cloud Core Now Being Used by First Horizon Bank in Memphis, Tennessee

Finxact, a Core as a Service banking provider, reveals that First Horizon Bank, the super-regional bank based in Memphis, Tennessee, has converted its VirtualBank brand from its legacy core to the Finxact Cloud-core. The conversion represents a key milestone for the new era of Cloud… Read More

London based Element Ventures, a B2B Fintech VC Firm, Establishes $130M Fund

London’s Element Ventures, a B2B Fintech-focused VC company, has established a $130 million fund with support from prominent investors. Launched by experienced financial services professionals Stephen Gibson and Michael McFadgen, and joined by Spencer Lake, who is HSBC’s ex- Vice Chairperson of Global Banking and… Read More

London based Infinity Maritime, an Alternative Finance Digital Platform, Partners Lloyd’s Register to Support Maritime Sustainability

Infinity Maritime has announced a partnership with Lloyd’s Register in order to enhance maritime sustainability As noted in a release shared with CI: “Following on from the announcement of collaboration with … international ship brokers, Infinity Maritime reflects the maritime ecosystem by announcing its partnership… Read More

Nearly 70% of Wealth Management Clients Now Expecting All-Digital Onboarding: Report

68% of wealth management customers in the post-COVID world are expecting a fully digital onboarding experience, according to an update from OneSpan, a company specializing in digital identity and anti-fraud solutions that “create exceptional and secure experiences.” OneSpan, which supports risk-based adaptive authentication and digital… Read More

Xero, a Cloud Accounting Software Solution for SMEs, Extends Partnership with UOB to Better Serve Small Businesses

Xero, a Cloud-powered accounting software application for SMBs, reveals that it has expanded its existing collaboration with UOB (SGX: U11) in order to provide companies with free access to the UOB Start Digital (for those that qualify). This offer will be available via the platform… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Fintech Paytm Explains how their Payouts Feature Streamlines Credit Access

India’s Paytm, which has approved plans for almost a $2 billion IPO on the Indian bourses, recently shared how to lend credit to your clients in an effortless manner with Paytm Payouts. Over 10 years ago, could you have really imagined offering a loan to… Read More

Fintech TrueAccord Says Financial Tech Firms are “Rethinking” Approach to Existing Problems to Build Better Solutions

TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health,” noted that halfway through 2021, digital commerce and consumer spending continue to witness the impact of government stimulus payments “while consumers look for new ways to invest and leverage their… Read More

Tejas Sherkar from October Explains How Credit Models Quantify Risk when Extending Credit to Borrowers

The team at European online lender October has published a blog post on credit risk analysis models including their construction and application. October notes in an update that the Covid-19 health crisis has led to two situations: a rise in the number of new loan… Read More

Insurtech: Hong Kong’s Digital Insurance Firm Blue Launches New Outpatient Plan

Hong Kong-based digital life insurance firm Blue has confirmed the launch of its WeMedi Top Up (Outpatient) Protector, which is a top-up outpatient plan offered as part of the digital life insurance market. As noted by its management: “Blue is Hong Kong’s first digital life… Read More

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