"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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
"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."