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Can the UK FinTech industry weather Brexit’s storm?

With just three days to go until London FinTech Week, we invited the organisation’s founder, Luis Carranza, to answer this question: Can the UK FinTech community weather Brexit’s storm? —– If I was a weather forecaster, I would describe the outlook for the UK fintech industry as calm and cloudy with spells of uncertainty. But […]

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Zone Startups India

We have a piece for you today from Ajay Ramasubramaniam, Director of Zone Startups India, the international footprint of Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc. – the technology accelerator and early stage investment arm of Ryerson University. Their flagship program in India is set up as a joint venture with the BSE Institute, a subsidiary of the Bombay […]

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Finance – Latest fad or Reality?

    We have an article today from Steve Richardson, Co-founder and Commercial Director of Rimilla who are developers of award winning cash allocation software solutions.  Steve has been around blue chip organisations for over 20 years, leading large teams through process change and efficiency. Always looking at new initiatives that increase worth and helping teams to achieve more with […]

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Reduce operational risk with ClusterSeven

We have a special feature for you today from Nick Habgood, Managing Partner of private equity firm, Azini Capital Partners.  Nick talks about the benefits of end user computer management being fundamental to reducing operational and compliance risks.   More so than in any other industry, the financial sector has always been subject to an inordinate […]

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What does Brexit mean for London’s FinTech Community?

We have another comment back on our question – this time from Luke Lang of crowdcube, who we interviewed here on FinTech Profile last summer. Luke worked on this comment about the impact of Brexit on FinTech, together with the rest of the UK Crowdfunding Association, as follows: The UK Crowdfunding Association has worked hard […]

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What does Brexit mean for London’s FinTech Community?

In the wake of last week’s UK referendum result, FinTech Profile asked some of our previously published founders this question: What does Brexit mean for London’s FinTech Community? First back with this statement was Gary Turner, UK managing director and co-founder at Xero, interviewed here on FinTech Profile in December. Here’s Gary: Any protracted period of uncertainty is […]

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Traditional banking business model vs. focusing on the consumer: what’s next?

Today we have another opinion piece for you from By Guste Sadaunykaite – Brand and Communications manager @ TransferGo whose CEO, Daumantas Dvilinskas, we profiled here a couple of weeks ago. Guste talks about how the consumer focus of fintech niche product companies is challenging the traditional banking model of one size fits all.  Our thanks to Guste for […]

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THE BIG SHORT – by John Goodall of Landbay

Aside from our regular weekly profiles, we do like to mix things up from time to time and offer you some opinion pieces and a provide a platform for our founders to keep us up to date with what they are doing. Today we are pleased to publish an opinion peice, contributed by John Goodall, […]

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It’s time to reshape the global remittance market

This week’s post is an opinion piece from global money transfer firm, Xpress Money. Sudhesh Giriyan, company COO, has been campaigning for a change to industry regulations which allow some businesses to charge as much as 20% fees for money transfer. Here’s what he has to say:   A flawed system In 2009 the G8 […]

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How FinTech can reach the unbanked.

We are delighted, today, to feature the next of our monthly opinion pieces.  This contribution has been made by Georgia Hanias, Head of Global Communications at Innovate Finance, who we profiled here last month. Our sincere thanks to Georgia for putting together this valuable contribution for Fintech Profile. Cynics argue that nothing can be done to […]

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