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Interview: How to invest wisely in the digital age Special

Personal finance is on the top of many people’s minds. While the digital era provides more opportunities for investment, making the wrong choice can be costly. Wealthsimple Dave Nugent, Head of Investments, gives some advice.

Banks begging to engage with cryptocurrencies

Global banking is currently a $134 trillion industry and in the U.S. ten or so major banks have dominated the market for decades. This is set to be disrupted with blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Where the top 10 U.S. banks are investing in fintech

A new market analysis report maps out how the top ten U.S. banks are investing in fintech. This is across categories like blockchain, insurance and lending.

Interview: Optimized customer journeys for banking Special

The retail industry continues to innovate by developing optimized customer journeys for online stores. Is there a similar competitive situation facing major banks? Vizolution’s CEO Bill Safran thinks so.

Digital transformation of insurance to lower fraud risk

The digital transformation is driven by new competitive threats and a desire to prevent false claims, according to a new report. With the latter, the process of behavioral biometrics can assist with fraud prevention and a better customer experience.

Brazil registers lowest current account deficit in 10 years

Bras - Brazil registered a current account deficit of $9.8 billion in 2017, its lowest in a decade and down from $23.5 billion the year before, the country's central bank said Friday.The 2017 figure is equivalent to 0.

Brazil registers lowest budget deficit in 10 years

Bras - Brazil registered a budget deficit of $9.8 billion in 2017, its lowest in a decade and down from $23.5 billion the year before, the Brazilian Central Bank said on Friday.The 2017 figure is equivalent to 0.

BankMobile, aiming to make banking affordable: Interview Special

BankMobile is the largest technology-enabled bank in the U.S. in terms of number of consumer checking accounts, and its popularity is growing. To find out why this is we spoke with Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder of BankMobile.

Fintech is targeting millennials using AI

Millennials as a demographic are seen as technology savvy, but not particularly active investors. Fintech firms are targeting millennials using new technologies to tap into an otherwise underserved market.

Bitcoin market turns bearish as China plans 'orderly exit'

Bitcoin's value is slipping after leaked documents from China suggest the country's finance regulator could clampdown on cryptocurrency mining. Israel's central bank has also voiced concerns, saying today it will not recognise Bitcoin as a real currency.

Removing hurdles for European fintech funding

Across Europe, new rules will come into force that will make it easier for crowdfunding platforms and marketplace lenders face to operate and scale across the member states of the Single European Market.

Digital strategies matter in bond markets

IT investments are popular on stock markets due to the potential of high rewards. New research shows that IT investments also matter to bond markets. However, investing here requires a different strategy, according to a new study.

DreamQuark wins the 2017 Fintech of the Year

Paris - A startup company called DreamQuark, which produces Artificial Intelligence applications for financial services, has been awarded the Finance Innovation ‘Fintech of the Year’ prize. The prize nominees demonstrate the diversity of fintech innovators

Digital transformation market to be worth over $490bn by 2022

The digital transformation market is expected to more than double in size over the next five years. Investment will climb to $493.4bn as more businesses bring digital tech into the workplace and customer experiences. The market will pass $205bn in 2017.

Climate summit: The greening of international finance

Paris - It is often said that the colour of money is green, but until recently the finance industry hasn't been well adapted to helping achieve policy objectives for the environment.

AI provider Brighterion wins first Morgan Stanley fintech award

"AI as a service" provider Brighterion has been named the winner of the first Morgan Stanley Fintech Award. The award recognises the company that's provided the most innovative technology to the fintech markets, assisting Morgan Stanley's clients.

Startup banks using AI to disrupt finance sector

The fintech arena is perhaps the fastest growing area of all digital disruption technologies. This is most notable with those firms offering artificial intelligence solutions that take on or support big banks.

Square is taking on the big cryptocurrency exchanges

-Square is running a trial that allows some users of its Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin. -A full roll-out of the trial could translate into $30 million in revenues for the company, according to Credit Suisse.

Dutch launch probe amid Paradise Papers scandal

Den Haag - Dutch officials are opening an investigation into thousands of agreements with foreign businesses after claims two US multinationals managed to save millions in taxes, the government said Wednesday.

Jersey: low-tax hub on the EU frontier

London - The Channel island of Jersey has come under the spotlight with the publication of the "Paradise Papers", highlighting its status as a tax destination for multinational companies.

Business as usual in Jersey despite leaks storm

Saint Helier - With its seaside air and small-town charm, Jersey seems unperturbed by the storm over the Paradise Papers financial leaks in which it is named as the centrepiece of Apple's tax avoidance strategy.

Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers

Paris - Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies revealed in the Paradise Papers leak to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax.

Employers in finance, fashion get tough post-Weinstein

New York - The repercussions of Harvey Weinstein's downfall spread further beyond Hollywood to the worlds of fashion and finance on Tuesday as employers showed the door to powerful men accused of sexual harassment.

Schaeuble successor in focus of German coalition talks

Frankfurt Am Main - This week saw German political parties open talks to form a first-ever four-way coalition, with a successor to respected and feared paymaster Wolfgang Schaeuble at the finance ministry one of the top prizes.

JPMorgan announces new payments network based on blockchain tech

JPMorgan has launched a new payment processing network that's based on blockchain technology. Financial organisations are making large investments into blockchain in the hope it can simplify some of the issues around traditional banking processes.

Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen's fund

Washington - Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House advisor, on Saturday touted the creation of a new World Bank initiative to foster entrepreneurship among women.

Financial losses from climate change for businesses

Among the myriad of factors that businesses need to consider when performing future financial modeling is the impact of changing climate, especially hurricane-related financial loss. A new method to calculate this has been put forward.

Trump administration rejects World Bank capital increase

Washington - The Trump administration on Friday rejected a capital increase by the World Bank, which the Bank says is necessary to expand its global anti-poverty mission.

Chatbots to improve customer experience at banks

Chatbots could improve customer experience and increase efficiency within finance. The relative simplicity of creating and running chatbot services is making them a popular option. They can replace regular staff and offer users support as they need it.

Qatar leading bank posts profit rise despite crisis

Doha - Qatar National Bank, the Gulf emirate's top lender, on Wednesday reported a rise in its quarterly profits despite a trade boycott against Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of countries.
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