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96% of Financial Services Decision Makers Think Hybrid Working Helps Recruitment
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96% of Financial Services Decision Makers Think Hybrid Working Helps Recruitment

Riverbed | Aternity unveils that nearly half (42%) of all IT decision-makers (ITDMs) and 38% of business decision-makers (BDMs) in the Financial Services sector believe that over 50% of their workforce will remain hybrid post-pandemic. Furthermore, the vast majority of Financial Services BDMs (96%) believe hybrid work environments help with the ability to recruit top...

Kapersky Finds Every Third Banking Malware Attack in 2021 Was Directed at Corporate Users
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Kapersky Finds Every Third Banking Malware Attack in 2021 Was Directed at Corporate Users

In 2021, the financial threats landscape witnessed positive changes with the overall number of users affected by malware reduced significantly, including a 35% drop in PC malware. Still, financial organisations, as cybercriminals’ most lucrative targets, continue to face massive threats. According to Kaspersky’s new Financial cyberthreats in 2021 report, attacks are becoming increasingly corporate rather...

HD Bank To Transform Banking in Vietnam Via Strategic Partnership with Thought Machine
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HD Bank To Transform Banking in Vietnam Via Strategic Partnership with Thought Machine

HD Bank, a banking and financial services provider in Vietnam, has announced a strategic collaboration with Thought Machine, the UK-headquartered core banking technology company. HD Bank is embarking on a multi-year strategy to develop and deploy modern technology as part of a transformation programme, starting with their core platforms and internal workflows. As part of...

Amazon Payment Services Supports MENA Start-ups with New Programme
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Amazon Payment Services Supports MENA Start-ups with New Programme

Amazon Payment Services, a payment service provider operating across MENA, has announced a programme that aims to support startups across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who are looking to grow their business online. The ‘Startups Go Online’ suite will offer startups free and discounted services, tools, and resources, to help streamline and...

Crezco: The Anniversary of the Kalifa Review
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Crezco: The Anniversary of the Kalifa Review

Ralph Rogge, CEO & Co-Founder of Crezco, a free open banking payment solution designed for online invoice payments, shares his thoughts on the anniversary of the Kalifa Fintech Review. Ralph Rogge, CEO & Co-Founder of Crezco The free movement of labour within the EU ended on 31 December 2020. Two months later on the 26th...

Gametch: The Pandemic Effect - Are we Spending More than Ever Before?
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Experian Finds UK Credit Card Fraud Rate Hits Five-Year High

Credit card application fraud hit a five-year high in the last three months of 2021, new Experian insight reveals. Latest data from the National Fraud Hunter Prevention Service, analysed by Experian, found the detected fraud rate for cards rose by 42% between October and December 2021, when compared to the previous quarter, the highest rate...

Standard Chartered Partners with IATA to Launch Airline Industry Payments Platform IATA Pay in India
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Standard Chartered Partners with IATA to Launch Airline Industry Payments Platform IATA Pay in India

Standard Chartered has announced it has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch IATA Pay in India. IATA Pay, which is already available in several European markets, is an airline industry payment platform that brings optionality, convenience and an enhanced experience to consumers when purchasing tickets directly from participating airlines. The service...

PXP Financial Partners With Esports Entertainment Group to Power Esports Betting in US
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PXP Financial Partners With Esports Entertainment Group to Power Esports Betting in US

PXP Financial Inc, the expert in acquiring and payment services, has announced a new partnership with Esports Entertainment Group, a full-stack esports and online gambling company fuelled by the growth of betting on competitive videogames and the ascendance of esports with new generations. Esports Entertainment Group is an integral part of the global esports betting market...

In Profile: Prakash Pattni of IBM
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In Profile: Prakash Pattni of IBM

In this month’s In Profile, The Fintech Times spoke to Prakash Pattni, MD, FS Digital Transformation, EMEA, IBM, on digital transformation and the potential the technological revolution in finance has to improve people’s lives and make financial services more accessible, convenient and inclusive. Tell me more about your company Prakash Pattni, MD, FS Digital Transformation, EMEA,...

Edfundo Launches World’s First Financial Intelligence Lab & Smart Money Management App
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Edfundo Launches World’s First Financial Intelligence Lab & Smart Money Management App

Two UAE-based teachers have fused edtech with fintech to create the first financial intelligence hub, complete with a learning resource and a smart money management app built by educators to nurture money management skills among kids and teens. The purpose-built learning resource – the Edfundo Learning Lab – comprises a mix of face-to-face and micro...