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Follow our blog for expert insights into the FinTech sector. Read on for articles, news and thought leadership pieces on a selection of trending topics, including AI, VR, and robotics.

Speaking to HotTopics at FinTECHTalents 2018, Pol Navarro, CDO, TSB outlines his views on agile, collaboration and customer-focused teams. What does a productive culture look like? I think that for me when we think about culture it all starts with a customer. Especially thinking about how we can design products and services for customers in
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Do you trust who I am?

Powered by naturally sweetened cola and a passion for creating comfort for the end user, iProov aims to offer secure and simple solutions for online identity. In a world of manipulated photos and masks, deep fake video and replay attacks iProov is trying bring back a level of trust in the digital world. What is iProov –
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Now that we are deep in Spring conference season – I thought I would update my ever popular #PeopleYouSeeAtConferences list. Now way longer than 10 items. I shall add in a few ‘suggestions from my pals on Twitter and add a few more from my travels around the FinTech universe. The old fogey who remembers
“I’ve seen more startups do more demos on stage than most people should see in their lifetime,” says Liz Lumley, architect of the FinTECHTalents Festival to Christophe Langiois, CMO of The FinTech Power 50 in an interview at Barclays Rise this spring. However, that first contact, those first stirrings when you listen to a founder
US-based biometric authentication platform ID R&D holds court on both sides of the coast in America – in New York and Silicon Valley. While they work on solving the problem of providing user- friendly customer on boarding without compromising on security – the team like to sit back and listen to folk-inspired rock music straight
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If wealth is not to remain something for the wealthy, the key is to understand consumers better, get them to engage with their money and drive better financial well being through behaviour change. Given the link between money and mental health – money worries being the key source of stress for the majority of people
There is some debate over when the word ‘FinTech’ first came into use. I remember it being used in my New York office in the mid 1990s as a shortened, pre-hashtag, version of Financial Technology, there is evidence of a Sunday Times column from Peter Ridder that was called ‘FinTech’ in the mid 1980s, and
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The team at VC Innovations had a full week during UK FinTech Week in London at the end of May. In between chairing sessions at the Innovate Finance Global Summit, hosting a breakfast event with HSBC and then an exclusive roundtable with JobsOhio, our Liz Lumley managed to spend a few minutes with our friends
FinTECHTalents supported our partner Finastra as they welcomed over 20 teams to spend the weekend at their London headquarters as part of their Open Banking Hackathon. Both internal Finastra teams joined with several teams from external organisations to develop, build and then showcase their creations, using APIs from the FusionONE platform, during a live demo

Do we still need ‘FinTech’?

At last week’s FinTECH4Life event Vica Manos, managing director at Anthemis Group commented that they do not use the term ‘FinTech’ inside their venture capital operation. “We say Financial Services and the tech is assumed,” she said. The reasons behind this decision in terminology is because our industry often has disparate and differing opinions on
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