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Digital Insurance: Technologies and Strategies Driving Insurance into the Connected Age

The ability to accurately discern the past and predict the future based on nothing but data points and the experience of actuaries and adjusters has served the industry well up to now. Insurance is, after all, a multi-billion-dollar, truly global industry. While this remains the case, the landscape is now radically different to the past, thanks in part to the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).

ING Introduce Zero Knowledge Proof Notary

ING’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) team introduced its zero knowledge proof notary service, a blockchain breakthrough that improves the privacy and security of transactions on Corda, an open source blockchain platform.

AI is Bound to Increase Productivity in the Payments Sector

The payments industry is increasingly being exposed to the technological transformation that is occurring outside of the financial services sector. But is the space ready to drive productivity in payments with artificial intelligence?

Starling Bank raises £30 million

UK challenger Starling Bank has raised £30 million in a new funding round as it firms up its B2B offering and prepares for expansion into European markets.

OpenLegacy has expanded into Asia Pacific/Japan with Additional Investment

OpenLegacy brings total investments to $50M & Joseph Wong added as General Manager, Asia-Pacific Region

Fintech Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal

Mastercard and Revolut, today announced a partnership to launch Revolut cards in the U.S. by the end of the year, as part of an expansion of their relationship enabling the issuance of cards in any market around the world where Mastercard is accepted.

Delivery Hero chooses IXOPAY to streamline the cash collection process from its riders

Delivery Hero SE picks IXOPAY to implement a solution for the rider cash collection. The fast implementation times for new integrations as well as IXOPAY’s comprehensive monitoring, reporting, and post-processing features convinced Delivery Hero to select the Austrian payment specialists as platform suppliers.

Wirecard Powers New Swiss Post China Cross-Border E-commerce Marketplace

Wirecard has integrated Chinese payment methods into Swiss Post’s “Your Gateway to China” service. In the future, the service will be available to thousands of merchants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Mastercard launches payment on delivery service for businesses

Mastercard is working with PNC Bank to pilot a system that lets businesses pay suppliers in real-time when receiving goods or services.

Women’s World Banking hosts Making Finance Work for Women Summit in Singapore

The organisation celebrates its 40th anniversary with the inaugural FinTech Innovation Challenge, 18th Network Member Day, and launch of new She Counts cohort

Ingenico Launches Full Suite of Chinese Payment Methods for International Ecommerce Players

Ingenico Group is transforming how international ecommerce companies operate in China. By introducing a suite of payment methods that fully caters to the preferences of local consumers, Ingenico will enable online businesses to gain better access to one of the world’s most significant online markets.

USAA, AmFam, Liberty Mutual join Connected Insurance USA 2019

Connected Insurance USA Summit (Nov 20-21, Chicago) is bringing together over 700+ senior insurance leaders to redefine the future of insurance.

Fintech Company EBANX is the Newest Unicorn in Latin America

EBANX, has raised a significant follow-on investment from FTV Capital, a US-based growth equity investment firm. The investment contributed to making the fintech company the newest unicorn of Latin America.

Sberbank and Microsoft bring AI to robotic cash handling

Sberbank and Microsoft Research are teaming up to study how AI can be used to train robots to interact with physical objects in order to boost coin counting productivity.

Amazon Pay users in India can now pay their utility, mobile and cable bills with Alexa

Amazon Pay users in India can now use voice command with Alexa to pay their utility, internet, mobile, and satellite cable TV bills, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday. This is the first time, the company said, it is pairing these functionalities with Amazon Pay in any market.

Starling partners with Digital Risks and CyberSmart

Starling, the leading digital bank, has partnered with Nimbla, the insurance industry disrupter, to offer its 65,000 small business customers the peace of mind to know that if their debtors go bust, they will still get paid.

Stripe launches in Malaysia

Stripe, a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet, announced its official launch in Malaysia. Stripe also announced a partnership with Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet) to make FPX available to businesses in the country.

Plug and Play Amsterdam Launches New Programs Focused on Smart Cities and Financial Services

Plug and Play Amsterdam held a Soft Launch for their new Smart Cities and Financial Services programs last Wednesday at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, bringing in more than 80 attendees including six startups and over 30 corporate guests.

Expert Interview: Ubiquity

Corey Besaw is the Chief Innovation Officer for Ubiquity, where he is responsible for leading the development of new products and services. In this article he talks about the company’s extensive growth, their innovation lab in Amsterdam, their services and growth plans.

Expert Interview: Evelien Witlox from ING

Evelien Witlox, Global Director of Payments & Cards at ING shares her insights into the changes of the payments sector, ING’s preparation for PSD2 and many more.