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Steve Haley

Steve Haley Director of Market Development and Partnerships at Mojaloop Foundation

The Evolution of National Payment Systems and the Rise of Digital Sovereignty

Countries are increasingly modernizing their national payment systems to include the 1.4 billion underserved individuals within the digital economy, particularly those who rely on mobile phones and have limited access to traditional bank branches. Integrating unbanked and underbanked citizens into the digital economy allows central banks in emergi...

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan Chief Transformation Officer at Reef

Keeping Customers Loyal When There Is Too Much Choice

93% of consumers compare products online before making a purchase, and with more choice than ever, particularly when it comes to financial services, wealth management and digital asset management, the amount of choice can be confusing. For potential clients, it can be tempting to pick whatever’s easiest rather than struggle to find the best produ...

/people /wealth Trends in Financial Services

Anne Willem De Vries

Anne Willem De Vries Co-founder and CEO at Silverflow

Legacy Systems Are Holding Payments Back

Despite processing millions of payments a day, the payments industry is being held back by outdated technology that has become too integral to replace or integrate with – until now. Legacy systems are already costing the payments industry $36.7 billion per year, a figure that is expected to rise to $57.1 billion by 2028. Rather than addressing sin...

/payments /cloud The Payments Business

James Smith

James Smith MD at Dsruptiv Ltd

What might a Labour government mean for Fintech and Payments in the UK?

A Labour government in the UK could have significant implications for the Fintech and Payments sectors. Key areas that might be affected include changes to the finance landscape, financial services policy, regulation and oversight, innovation, competition, financial inclusion, international positioning, digital infrastructure and education. Here’s...

/payments /startups Fintech

Anup Chandrashekar

Anup Chandrashekar Vice President at Sonata Software

Transforming Banking: Generative AI's Role in Driving Innovation and Resilience

In the dynamic realm of banking, innovation has been the cornerstone of evolution and customer satisfaction. From the pioneering days of ATMs to the digital revolution brought forth by internet and mobile banking, financial institutions have always been at the forefront of embracing technological advancements. Today, as we embark on the cusp of a ...

/ai /retail Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

Dmytro Spilka

Dmytro Spilka Director and Founder at Solvid, Coinprompter

5 Ways Machine Learning is the Future of Fintech

Machine learning is emerging to become a key evolutionary force within the fintech landscape, and will form the cornerstone of the industry’s transition into an open finance ecosystem. According to McKinsey data, artificial intelligence (AI) can generate up to $1 trillion in additional value for the global banking industry annually, and machine l...

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Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano Security Analyst at Safr.me

AI Spoofed Sites Lead to $50 Million Investment Scams

A long-running and large-scale internet-based fraud scheme netted around $50 million from dozens of investors over an eight-year period. The perpetrators created 150 fake sites that targeted investors. These sites would tell the investors that they had multiple investment opportunities that they should take. According to the court documents, these...

Pavel Perfilov

Pavel Perfilov IT Manager (engineering) at hedge fund

APIs and Microservices in Financial Infrastructure: Benefits and Challenges

Companies in the fintech environment are constantly looking for ways to improve their technology infrastructure to increase efficiency and provide better services to their customers. One of the modern approaches is the use of APIs and microservices. These technologies enable the development of flexible and scalable systems that can quickly adapt to...

/payments API

Rodrigo Zepeda

Rodrigo Zepeda CEO at Storm-7 Consulting Limited

A Guide to FCA Cryptoasset AML/CTF Applications for Crypto Firms: PART IV

By Rodrigo Zepeda, CEO, Storm-7 Consulting INTRODUCTION In June 2024, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published feedback on good and poor quality applications under the existing cryptoasset anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) regime (Feedback) (FCA, 4 June 2024). The Feedback identified that out of 347 applicati...

/crypto /crime Cryptocurrency Insights

Harshita Soni

Harshita Soni Digital Marketer at Ken Research

The Evolution of Digital Payments in India

India, with its rapidly growing economy and burgeoning middle class, has witnessed an exponential increase in digital payments. The Indian digital payment market is valued at approximately $85 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% over the past five years. This growth trajectory is set to continue, with projections estimating th...

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