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Fintech News Daily 2019: 30 September – 06 October

Top fintech news from the global financial services industry

#11 BEBA explores the future of AI and Digital Management

"The conference was attended by Hala El Said, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, in addition to a number of high-profile government officials, Presidents and CEOs of major banking and IT companies, as well as Fintech sector representatives from major UK corporates that operate in Egypt."

Source: Zawya

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#12 Nationwide opens up collaborative working space for fintechs

"Nationwide Building Society has opened a collaboration space in London to support five start-ups building Open Banking-based apps and services as part of the second phase of their Open Banking for Good (OB4G) challenge.

With Nationwide experts, OB4G charities and other partners providing ongoing workshop support throughout the ‘incubator’ phase, the five FinTechs working together in the space are Openwrks, Ducit.ai, Trezeo, Toucan and Tully."

Source: uktech.news

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#13 “House of Klarna” pop-up opens to the UK public today

"Today the pay-later platform, Klarna, has opened its pop-up store in Manchester to the public. The event follows on from the successful event in Covent Garden, U.K, back in June 2019. Users of the platform can congregate at 35 Kings Street, Manchester, M2 7AT, where major partners of the brand such as ASOS, Oliver Bonas, Topshop, Topman, House of Holland, Missguided, BEAUTY BAY, My Protein and Schuh will showcase products and services."

Source: fintechmagazine.com

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#14 Wells Fargo: Banking of tomorrow relies on an ecosystem of players

"Lisa Frazier, Head of Innovation, Wells Fargo, discusses why innovation is so crucial to the future of banking, what the banking experience of tomorrow looks like, how AI driven data experience is a core expectation held by customers and the push toward building partnerships in the industry."

Source: Finextra

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#15 CreditLadder reaches £100m rent milestone with Experian

"CreditLadder has reached the £100m milestone in rent reported to Experian via its platform. 

The rent recognition platform said its success in persuading tenants to use Open Banking to report their rent payments is proof that consumers will engage with tech, if a need is fulfilled."

Source: Mortgage Introducer

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#16 More Filipinos prefer cash transfers over mobile wallets

"OUT OF THE 49 million Filipinos who do some form of money transfer — traditional or cashless — 4.9 million have used GCash, according to a GCash-commissioned Nielsen study."

Source: BusinessWorld

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#17 New Fintech envoy appointed for Northern Ireland

"Andrew Jenkins, Director of mobility data and analytics company Arity, has today (Friday 4 October) been appointed as the government’s new FintechEnvoy for Northern Ireland.

Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy, and Northern Ireland is increasingly recognised as an important destination for new development and investment in Fintech, with over 36,000 people employed in the financial services sector."

Source: gov.uk

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#18 SAP.iO Kicks Off First B2B European Startup Accelerator Focused on Fintech and Governance, Risk and Compliance

"The SAP.iO Foundry Berlin kicked off a dedicated financial technology (fintech) program with participants consisting of business-to-business startups focused on finance and governance, risk and compliance, SAP SE said today."

Source: WebWire

submitted by Christophe Langlois

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

Christophe's views on VisibleBanking.com are his own.

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