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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.

Around 15 months ago Victor Cruz had an idea. That was FinTECHTalents. The idea was that this event would bring together, not only FinTech innovators from startups, growth companies and incumbent financial institutions, but also computer science students from the UK and Europe’s top universities. This event would not be an event at all, but
We speak to Gediminas Ratkevičius, CEO & Co-Founder of iDenfy about how they are tackling KYC compliance and fraud reduction in finanncial services. Reflecting on the journey from diapers to innovators, he also highlights how he and his co-founder evolved their offering based on customer feedback. Kudos for their open mind on the beer front!
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Building a pipeline of talent

Startups should always be thinking about recruitment, according to Magdalena Krön, Head of Rise London, FinTech Platform Lead at Barclays and Co-founder Geek Girl Meetup UK. While not a huge craft beer drinker, Magdalena will most likely indulge in a nice glass of wine at FinTECHTalents. FinTECHTalents is all about exploring the link between talent

How a Hackathon Got Me My Dream Job

  The above Twitter exchange caught the eye of Makers Academy. We caught up with Funmi Adewodu to hear her side of the story, which she has written below. You can follow her journey here. How it started ​I​ ​never​ ​really​ ​imagined​ ​I​ ​would​ ​be​ ​excited​ ​about​ ​banking​ ​until​ ​I​ ​came​ ​across Starling Bank.​ ​I​ ​fell​
FinTECHTalents is, at its core, driven by communities and what they can create. By bringing together our unique mix of technologist and innovators from the across the financial services, technology, design and academic sectors we aim to share ideas and catalyse new ones. The Customer First Stream on Day 2 of the Festival brings the
Segasec’s customer is a Fortune 500 multi-channel bank and one of the most respected financial institutions in Europe. The bank serves millions of private clients and small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide via hundreds of branch offices, insurance agencies and electronic channels. Among the bank’s services are debt capital, domestic cash equity, corporate banking, private banking,
Christian Bacher, Co-Founder & CEO at Jaroona, talks us through how blockchain will offer ‘profound and diverse’ benefits to our society and how those benefits need protection from malicious vendors. While his technology is forward looking, Bacher’s beer is more traditional, preferring to savour a European draft lager. What does Jaroona do – what problem are you
Segasec aims to provide a proactive, consolidated, end-to-end protection from phishing, which can cost billions of dollars to enterprises and brands. When not combating fraudsters, the Segasec team sip whiskey, non-alcoholic beer and enjoy listening to winners of the Eurovision Song Contest. What does Segasec do – what problem are you solving?  As a leading innovator
Join Pluralsight and the FinTECHTalents community for the special breakout workshop at the Ultimate FinTech Festival! Where: Innovation Hub at Plexal (part of HereEast) When: 2:00 PM on October 31st (Day 2 of the Festival) Who: Denise Hudson Lawson, Advanced solutions architect, Pluralsight The ultimate challenge in today’s world is to find, hire, develop and
Franck Vialaron, partner and co-founder at Expand Research looks to offer an independent view of the FinTech landscape both from an incumbent and new entrant perspective. While today’s environment offers an easier environment to set up tech ventures – many incumbent banks are feeling budgetary pressures and talent challenges that can stifle innovation. Finance and
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