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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Intelligent Environments to rebrand as ieDigital
Intelligent Environments to rebrand as ieDigital

31st May 2018

After a comprehensive brand review, Intelligent Environments, the global provider of financial services technology, is set to become ieDigital. Founded in 1985, and initially one of the UK’s leading home automation specialists, Intelligent Environments has grown to become a globally recognised fintech provider, creating innovative...
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Newly appointed CIO of digital bank Fidor dubbed "essential step"

30th May 2018

Fidor today announces that it has appointed Adam Woolford as its Group Chief Information Officer (CIO).  In his role, Woolford will be responsible for leading the IT operations, delivery and customer-facing innovation efforts of Fidor Group. He will also be tasked with setting the strategic IT direction, governance and execution of the...