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What African Banks are Prioritising Today

Join FinextraTV at the Temenos Community Forum 2024 as Lee Allcorn, Managing Director, MEA, Temenos and Deribie Asfaw, President, Cooperative Bank of Oromia talk about the priorities for banks across the African continent and the speed at which business and innovation operates here. Today, clients are prioritising trust, security and ensuring that their investments are as risk-free as possible. In addition to this, providing services to those that are unbanked and underbanked in a low cost manner continues to be an issue to be resolved. The conversation also turns to scalability, as financial institutions in Africa look to reach new channels and new markets.

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Embedded finance, card programmes, and scaling payments solutions

Join FinextraTV at Money2020 2024 as Marcin Glogowski, UK CEO and European SVP/Managing Director, Marqeta, chats about their recent office opening in Warsaw, Poland, the opportunity that the company see in the European Union, and expanding their product offering. A lot of this change is due to demand for embedded finance solutions and the different interpretations of the technology capabilities involved, as well as how advancements in card programmes are enabling businesses to launch and scale their payment solutions more effectively. The industry must explore the potential value that exists behind their technology, grow embedded finance beyond tradition, and utilise the pockets of new use cases that open up.

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Instant Payments and Fostering Interoperability

At EBAday 2024, Marianne Demarchi, Chief Executive Europe, Middle East & Africa, Swift, focused on the incoming Instant Payments Regulation and Swift's recently released research on SMEs and cross border payments. Exploring the impact of the regulation on the industry and Swift's role, the discussion covers how interoperability can be facilitated between domestic Verification of Payee providers, enhancing their reach across Europe and beyond, while simplifying compliance with the regulation for financial institutions.

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Bank of America backs Simply Asset Finance

The Bank of America has moved to support Simply Asset Finance, a fintech that focuses on lending to SMEs, with a loan facility worth up to $120 million.

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Visa Foundation focused on empowering women entrepreneurs

Visa Foundation is supporting women in growing their small businesses and making them more resilient, increasing economic mobility and creating wealth for themselves.To learn more about the financial inclusion efforts made by the organisation, Finextra spoke to Najada Kumbuli, vice president and head of investments at Visa Foundation.

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Lord Christopher Holmes of Richmond MBE on what the AI Regulation Bill Means for Fintech

At IFGS 2024, Lord Christopher Holmes provides his view on announcements such the Open Finance Task Force, which were revealed by Bim Afolami MP. Lord Holmes also dives deep into the AI Regulation Bill and how the industry can better align technology for financial inclusion and to benefit vulnerable customers.

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CFIT CEO Ezechi Britton MBE on How to Unlock Barriers to Fintech Growth

At IFGS 2024, Ezechi Britton MBE, CEO of the Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology (CFIT), explores their recently released report on the benefits of open finance, what needs to be done to implement successful change and how open finance will change UK fintech going forward.

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Cognizant, Rabobank, and Microsoft: Partnering to harness generative AI

Join FinextraTV as Gregory Verlinden, Vice President of Analytics & AI at Cognizant; Fred van Pouderoijen, IT Domain Manager for Payments at Rabobank; and Annette Harris, Head of Financial Services Netherlands at Microsoft, discuss the transformative impact of Generative AI on the financial services industry. Discover how engineers can leverage emerging technologies, how GenAI is reshaping the market for FSIs, and the benefits for SMEs. Learn about the role of strategic partnerships in navigating and responding to the complexities of the payments ecosystem.

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RBI encourages fintech self-regulation with new framework

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has finalised its Framework for Recognising Self-Regulatory Organisations for the Fintech Sector (SRO-FT), after inviting feedback for a draft framework in January thus year.

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IFC and SocGen’s Romania deal marks sustainable finance milestone

Societe Generale (SocGen) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have signed a Collaboration Framework Agreement to bolster sustainable finance in developing countries.

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Tide partners with Adyen in German market

Tide has announced that it will offer business accounts in Germany, marking the beginning of the company's expansion into Europe.

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Mulberri and Acronis partner for US SMB cyber insurance

Mulberri, an AI-driven insurance platform, today announced it has partnered with Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, to embed Mulberri’s Cyber Insurance to Acronis small & medium-sized businesses customers based in the US.

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Manchester Digital launches manifesto to boost fintech in the North

Manchester Digital has launched a Manifesto for the Northern Tech Economy ahead of the mayoral elections that will take place on May 2nd.

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Satago partners with mmob on embedded finance proposition

Today, Satago, a leading fintech that provides Working Capital solutions, and mmob, the universal API adaptor, announced the launch of a new partnership. This collaboration enables lenders and corporates to embed Satago’s flexible Invoice Finance and Cash Flow solutions, using mmob’s hyper-efficient integration capabilities.

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Adapting to B2B Payments: What businesses need to consider

Speaking at MPE 2024, Kevin Baker, Head of Merchant Services, EMEA, Bank of America, discusses the B2B payment system evolution, challenges, and digital transaction benefits. We explore ERP integration, emerging trends like wearables and local payments, and evolving payment expectations for consumers and companies.

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Maybank collaborates with Doxa

Maybank announces an MOU signed with Singapore-headquartered fintech, Doxa Holdings International (Doxa), to collaborate on providing and elevating supply chain financing (SCF) solutions for market players in the building and construction sector, and later expanding into other industries.

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EBAday 2024: Calling early-stage startups to showcase products

The 19th edition of EBAday, the largest annual European event for payments and transaction banking, will return on 18th – 19th June 2024 at CCL in Lisbon, Portugal.

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MPE 2024: What’s new for merchant payments and the role of digital wallets?

At the annual Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference in Berlin, businesses and leaders in payments come together to exchange ideas, perspectives, and visions in the merchant payments industry.

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Navigating Biodiversity Impact: A review of 100 Nordic Companies

Mads Steinmüller, Head of Climate & Nature, Danske Bank Asset Management, discusses what Danske Bank found when they reviewed the quality of companies' management of their impact and dependencies on biodiversity on 100 of the largest companies in the Nordics, and unpacks what’s needed next to fulfil the recommendation and guidance that the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) have set out in 2023.

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Alba Bank CEO steps down

Rod Ashley has announced he will be stepping down as CEO of Alba Bank after six years.