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EPAM Continuum 2020 Consumer Banking Report

EPAM’s latest Consumer Banking research uncovered five audience segments based on key behaviour patterns and summarises the motivations, attitudes, needs and expectations for each segmen.t These research insights will help the banking industry better understand the evolving needs of their customers and how to better serve them.

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PPS Powers Vybe, The fintech for Generation Z

Today, PPS is announcing its partnership with France-based payment expert and card provider for teenagers, Vybe.

Due to the systems in place across France when it comes to banking and owning your own account, around five million teenagers (between 13 to 18 years old) have been left with no access to financial services.

This is a problem that Vybe aims to solve and is working with PPS to make it happen, thanks to the company’s well-tested technology infrastructure and PPS-powered Mastercard virtual cards.

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Entersekt and ndgit partner on secure open banking

Entersekt, a leader in device identity and omnichannel authentication, has announced a strategic partnership with ndgit, a Munich-headquartered open banking platform provider. The agreement makes Entersekt’s state-of-the-art strong customer authentication and smart messaging solutions available on the ndgit Marketplace, where financial services providers can access a carefully curated set of fintech products in a secure hosting environment.

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Lets not let COVID steal Christmas 2020!!

For Good Causes clients are taking the fight back to COVID-19, with an alternative approach to celebrating Christmas 2020.

Steve Wilks describes a campaign that means companies can feel good about Christmas, and feel good about helping others feel better about it too.

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Europe First? The Future of the EU Single Digital Market

Is the European Union going to be the first major global economy to embrace the digital economy advancements, all the benefits it brings forward, and all the digital banking solutions that are coming along the evolution of tech services? What will the EU Single Digital Market bring up on the business horizon?

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Global Processing Services Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with Trio of Appointments

Leading payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), announces its appointment of three C-level executives: Richard Hodgson as Chief Financial Officer, Shaun Puckrin as Chief Product Officer, and Jerome Gudgeon as Chief Technology Officer.

The new hires bolster the executive leadership team of GPS, the payments processing partner for some of the most well-known and successful fintechs on the market, including Revolut, Starling Bank and Curve, as the business drives its global expansion plans forward beyond Europe and APAC. It’s also a great sign of confidence for the fintech sector.

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The State of Digital Banking in 2020

Across the world, traditional banking is transforming into something else entirely and the full outline and scope of the future of the industry, while not yet fully understood, already presents some amazing opportunities for firms looking for an edge, business innovation and revenue growth.

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The Future of Retail in the E-commerce Era

Few people have questioned whether e-commerce was the way of the future when it came to retail and shopping, but even fewer have asked what this brave new world will look like.

After all, as everyone moves online, other factors will play critical and distinguishing roles in determining who the winners and losers are from the e-commerce online future.

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Netcetera and Mastercard launch 3DS testing platform for retailers

Netcetera is Mastercard’s exclusive 3-D Secure testing partner to help retailers and other businesses ensure they are ready to comply with PSD2. Mastercard and Netcetera, the market leader for 3DS and EMVCo associate, are supporting merchants to improve their transactions and conversion rates. This is the first time that merchants are able to run tests in their live online shops.

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Modulr becomes first non-bank or building society to launch Confirmation of Payee

Modulr is the first non-bank or building society to join the Confirmation of Payee service.
Confirmation of Payee allows users to check if the payment details they’ve entered for a person or business match the details held by the recipient’s bank.
This provides reassurance that payments are being sent to the right recipient and protects Modulr customers from certain types of payment fraud.

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SIM swapping scams and behavioural biometrics

– How does SIM swapping work?
– SIM swappers struck – what next?
– The role of the bank in stopping SIM swapping fraud
– Behavioral biometrics analysis overcomes the failings of two-factor authentication
– Profiling cybercriminals, one simjacker at a time

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Form3 raises $33 million in strategic investment round with new investors Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society and VC 83North

FORM3 is delighted to announce it has raised $33 million in a strategic investment round with new investors Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society and VC 83NORTH.

Following our Series B funding round in November 2018, Form3 has trebled in size and increased its annual recurring revenue by 160%.

The funding will strengthen Form3’s market-leading cloud-native payment technology, building significant functional enhancements, and accelerating our global expansion plans in existing and new markets.

Michael Mueller, Chief Executive Officer at Form3 said, “Our latest equity round is a testament to our growth and maturity in delivering highly secure, best in class technology for major financial institutions globally.”

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Currencycloud secures e-money license from Dutch Central Bank to help drive European expansion

We are pleased to announce that we are now 1 of 7 non-banks to have secured an e-money license from the Dutch Central Bank.

Mike Laven says of the recent news, “Covid-19 has accelerated the rush towards digital payments and Europe represents a tremendous opportunity for Currencycloud. The Netherlands possesses the perfect blend of factors to support our expansion in the EU…”

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Starling, TranSwap and Remitr among first wave to sign up to Currencycloud Spark

Last year the pilot programme for our newest offering, Currencycloud Spark went live.

Over 30 Fintechs around the world, including Starling Bank, Remitr and TranSwap , signed up to benefit from the functionality, which gives businesses and their customers – the ability to receive, store funds and make payments in more than 30+ different currencies, almost anywhere in the world.

We’re pleased to now announce the wider rollout of Currencycloud Spark, our multi-currency wallet infrastructure!

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xpate launches xPP, a new strategic initiative to support worldwide partner community

xpate, a fintech services platform for both retail and business customers, launches xPP [xpate Partnership Program] to emphasize its major commitment to grow through and with its partners. xPP makes it fast and simple to refer businesses that will get access to a global payments platform along with the opportunity to expand their operations with value added services, local payment and wire transfer options across the globe.

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Fintech scene in Hungary at the time of coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and the expected economic downturn will definitely shape the global fintech landscape. The fintech scene in Hungary is still in its early days but it has been growing rapidly over the last few years. We hopped on a Zoom call with some of them to learn how they deal with the current situation and hear their thoughts and predictions about the upcoming trends, challenges, and potential opportunities.

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Privat 3 Money partners with FintechLab

Privat3Money (P3) a UK E-Money Institution who offers global citizens and corporates an intuitive digital platform to manage their financial needs, has selected Vilnius (Lithuania) based FintechLab to power its core payments platform and mobile app.

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B2B eCommerce Models – Growth Challenges and Opportunities

As brick-and-mortar firms come under increasing market pressure, eCommerce business models are starting to appeal to a larger segment of the global population and it is so for solid reasons. For one, they’re not only more nimble and agile firms when it comes to meeting customer demands and adapting to the market but also they are the first to take advantage of the latest innovations in B2B eCommerce solutions like virtual IBANs.

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How to build a better bank: Modulr’s step-by-step guide

~70% of consumers have considered switching to technology-led banking products. Whether you’re an incumbent or a challenger how do you stack up against cutting edge technology and design? Well that’s where our new 5-week audio/eBook series comes in – sign up today to learn How to Build a Better Bank.

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