Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire – Cross Border Payments

Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire - Cross Border Payments
The cross border payments space has historically been slow, expensive and lacking transparency, making it a perfect candidate for disruption. Incumbent players such as SWIFT are trying, through the SWIFT gpi initiative, to catch up with various fintech and technology companies trying to muscle into this space. IBM is one such example, recently announcing their IBM ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September 2018

Payment news stories in September were dominated by more cybersecurity breaches, cash continuing its gradual decline, IT glitches grip UK banks and more blockchain based payment solutions. It’s fair to say September has been hectic, check out the following the top payments news stories in September 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Facebook data breach ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August 2018

Ok folks, I know i have been quiet for the past few months. But now i am back and will be looking to post more regularly. Let’s kick off with a look back at the top payments news stories for August 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security The US Department of Justice reports that 3 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July 2018

I have been pretty quiet recently, focusing on work, work, work…. And looking forward to a chilled couple of weeks off. The world of payments continues to move at a swift pace. Check out the following top payments news stories for July 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Digital bank Monzo fall victim, via ...

The Top Payments News Stories in June 2018

We’re more than half way through the year, the World Cup is in full flow the UK is sweltering and payments news stories in June continue to heat up too. Check out the following top payments news stories for June 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre) launches ...

The Top Payments News Stories in May 2018

Payments news stories in May highlighted cyber threats in Mexico, TSB IT issues lingered, PayPal partnerships, Ripple continued to sign-up new partners and banks pursued their respective digital transformation. And of course, it was the month in which GDPR went live. All in all, another crazy month in the world of payments. Check out the following ...

The Top Payments News Stories in April 2018

Payments news stories in April continued to be dominated by Fintech and the usual Fintech companies! Fintech companies doing fintech and banks trying to be more like fintech’s. And we are perhaps seeing the real beginnings of fintech companies moving into banking. Alongside the shiny fintech stuff, there has been a good ol’ bank IT ...

The Top Payments News Stories in March 2018

Lot’s of payments news stories flying about this month. Unsurprisingly Open Banking is hitting the headlines, a focus on fintech in the UK, innovation and talk of the Kodak moment in financial services. Check out the following top payments news stories for March 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Equifax to notify another 2.4 million ...

5 Ripple Tweets That Absolutely Dominated Money20/20 Asia

I was curious to see what happened at Money 20/20 Asia, which took place in Singapore this last week, 13-15th March. So, took to Twitter to get the low down. There was some pretty interesting stuff, covering all of the hot topics: cybersecurity, financial inclusion, a keynote by Piyush Gupta, the fintech unbundling of banks, ...

23 Step ‘Fintech Action Plan’ by the European Commission 2

23 Step 'Fintech Action Plan' by the European Commission
Today the European Commission published a 23 Step ‘Fintech Action Plan’ to help promote more competitive and innovative financial services across the European Union. The Fintech Action Plan press release gives you a quick flavour of the high level plan with the usual focus on blockchain, distributed ledger technologies, digitisation, cybersecurity and crowdfunding with a view ...