UniCredit buying Vodeno would bring some excitement to the European Banking market

An ‘artist’s impression’ of the engine room of a bank (thanks to the imagination of ChatGPT) Here’s an opinion piece from Ewan published earlier today on LinkedIn: UniCredit is rumoured to be interested in buying Banking-as-a-Service player, Vodeno. So says a Bloomberg report this morning. Just what would that do to the European banking landscape? […]

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Stockholm FinTech Week: Are you going?

It’s almost time for Stockholm FinTech Week and our editor Ewan is very much looking forward to attending. There is still time to purchase your tickets and flights. Will we see you there? Our editor Ewan is heading out tomorrow evening and will be on the hunt for interesting FinTech and financial services technology firms […]

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Digital Saudi: My super contactless journey in Riyadh

So following on from my fantastic contactless Dubai experiment, I flew to Saudi Arabia yesterday. I would normally use a local taxi from the airport – but this time I decided to check out Careem (Uber) and used that to summon a Lexus 350 with a local driver. “Kif Halik?” (How are you?) He asked […]

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Another interesting job: Head of Crowdfunding, Saudi Arabia

Now then I caught this one the other day and made a note to write about it – the job title is Head of Crowdfunding. That’s it. There’s a small write-up from the recruiter, Huxley, aaaaand that’s about all the information! Here’s what’s published on the LinkedIn add: On behalf of our client, we are […]

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Contactless Dubai: You can leave your cards at home!

DIFC, Baby First, some context. Back in September last year, I flew into Copenhagen for one of the world’s finest FinTech events: Nordic FinTech Week. I headed from the airport to the hotel and then changed out of my ’40 degree heat Muscat clothes’ and then raced off to Copenhagen FinTech Hub for their networking […]

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