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Pandemic driving fintech collaboration

24th August 2020

“[Fintechs] wants to be the platform. They want to be the leader but no one wants to be the follower”, said Don Ginsei, CEO of Holland Fintech during a panel at the Money Next Summit. “It's pretty hard. In the end, if you really want to be successful, you might not be the platform, you might be collaborating with the right...
Webinar invite: Starling Bank & Feedzai to discuss machine learning, fraud and trust

11th March 2019

On 28, March at 3PM, bobsguide is hosting a webinar along with the machine learning anti-fraud specialists, Feedzai and the UK challenger, Starling Bank. Recently ranked as the UK's leading bank by Forbes, Starling blends hassle-free app-based banking along with an ecosystem marketplace to offer current account customers additional...
Fresh start: TSB appoints new IT-heavy CEO

19th November 2018

It was today announced in a press release that Debbie Crosbie, currently group chief operating officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank (CYBG), will join the TSB board as CEO in 2019 (date to be confirmed).  Crosbie came to CYBG in 1997, holding roles within the IT and development field before being appointed chief...
Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector
Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector

14th September 2018

A consortium of international Fintech companies together with Fife Council, Fife College and Fintech Scotland, have joined forces to launch Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’. The consortium, which includes Renovite Technologies and Ingenico Group, officially launched the Fintech Skills Academy at the premises of Paywizard...
Absa Group Launches in UK
Absa Group Launches in UK

13th September 2018

Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services group, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the...
The cost of compliance: have financial services done all that they need to?

1st August 2018

Two months into GDPR, the costs and impacts are starting to be felt across the financial service sector. Bobsguide speaks with Jon Szehofner, founding partner of GD Financial Markets, to discuss what he has seen so far. What has been the impact so far of GDPR on customers? The May 25 deadline for GDPR has come and gone and for most people the...
QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Client Management In UK
QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Client Management In UK

25th July 2018

QRails, Inc. a financial technology company offering sophisticated processing services and other solutions to banks, credit unions, and the digital payments industry today announced that Anthony Jarman, Head of Product & Pre-Sales of London based Global Processing Services, has joined QRails as Vice President of Client Relations reporting to...
Big changes to Ripple leadership

11th July 2018

  Ripple has today announced that David Schwartz, who previously served as Ripple’s chief cryptographer, has been appointed to chief technology officer (CTO). Separately, Kahina Van Dyke has joined Ripple as senior vice president, Business and Corporate Development. “David and Kahina exemplify success. At every step in their...
Alipay to be used on London tourist attractions
Alipay to be used on London tourist attractions

29th June 2018

Alipay, the world’s largest lifestyle and mobile payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”, “Ant”), today announced that it is partnering with Merlin Entertainments – a world leader in visitor attractions. The deal will enable Chinese tourists to use their Alipay lifestyle...
Patel: "SWIFT gpi the new norm" as SEB go live

27th June 2018

SEB, the Nordic financial services group, has today launched live on SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service.   With SWIFT gpi, SEB now offer the improved cross-border payments experience – with real-time payments tracking and transparency on bank fees and foreign exchange rates.  Nearly half of gpi...