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IBM BusinessConnect 2015: Banking on Innovation, FinTech, Blockchain and Watson

IBM BusinessConnect 2015: experience the latest trends and innovations in digital banking, big data, cognitive computing, blockchain and FinTech; meet Fidor Bank’s Founder, Matthias Kroener, our Watson robot advisor and the IAAF president, Lord Coe. On Thursday 19th November, IBM is hosting an event focused on banking innovation as part of our IBM BusinessConnect 2015 series of events. The event will take place in London at the IBM headquarters in South Bank. Over the last couple of months I’ve been working closely with my IBM colleagues to create a truly unique event on banking innovation aiming to fully maximise the quality of insights shared, the volume of engagement and interactions between the speakers and the audience, and the overall value for everyone joining us and participating. We created this event primarily for senior banking professionals working in digital, innovation, data and insights and IT. I invite you to use twitter to […] More

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P2P Lender Zopa Reaches £1BILLION Social Lending Milestone [INFOGRAPHIC]

It took about ten years to Zopa, one of the very first peer-to-peer lenders globally to launch back in 2006, to reach the social lending milestone of £1 billion. They aim to reach £2 billion by the end of 2016. Giles Andrews and his Zopa team reached a historical milestone this year: they’ve officially lent more than £1 Billion to 200,000 UK borrowers.  It took Zopa about ten years to reach that figure. But rest assured, Giles is committed not to rest on their laurels.  He’s aiming to fully leverage the lack of trust for traditional banks in the UK to accelerate Zopa’s growth and reach £2 billion by the end of 2016. To achieve his ambitious goals, Giles recently demonstrated that Zopa was prepared to partner with other UK financial institutions like the much loved Metro Bank. Zopa’s CEO quotes Giles Andrews – Co-Founder and CEO at Zopa: [quote_center]“Our rapid […] More

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