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Cross-sectoral collaboration and vertical integration hold the key to Open Banking success (Oana Ifrim,

Anna Maj, Fintech Leader at PwC: Open Banking is about connecting the dots in terms of integrating different verticals and sectors You’ve had an impressive professional journey, gathering knowledge from influential consultancies, organisations, including one of the Big Four. Could you please tell us a bit about your background, and what are you most passionate about when […]

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Kuwait Startups: Seeding Tomorrow’s Giants (Chloe Domat,

In November, Kuwaiti public-transport application My Route was sold to Oman-based smart-transportation company eMushrif for an undisclosed amount. Such cross-border acquisitions are generally rare in the Middle East’s nascent startup ecosystem. Except, that is, in Kuwait, which is trying to position itself as the perfect test market for companies that wish to try out digital […]

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Is Turkey Ready For Open Banking Ahead Of Its EU Counterparts? (

On Jan. 3, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect, ushering in the strongest consumer data protections in the U.S. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the revised Payments Services Directive (PSD2) humming along in Europe, open banking is overtaking the financial world just as consumer data law gets muscular. While the new regulations […]

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10 Trends That Shaped Banking In 2019 – A Look Back Before Looking Forward (Alan McIntyre,

For the last couple of years, I’ve started each year with a Top 10 list that attempts to predict what some of the key trends and issues will be in retail and commercial banking. I’ll do that again in January for 2020, but before the calendar turns, I wanted to look back and see how my […]

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Dec 2019 Toronto CDO Executive Summit (Evanta, Gartner) – Video Summary by Simon Brightman

Introductory note & videos Thank you Evanta for the invitation to attend the 2019 Toronto Chief Data Officer Summit. To show my thanks, here is a short summary of the main points I took away from each of the sessions I attended.  You can watch the entire summary (24 minutes total across 6 sessions) or […]

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Why FIs’ Future Means Smarter, Not Only Faster, Payments (

Faster, better, experiential — those are among the terms that come to mind when one thinks about how payments are changing around the world. Here at PYMNTS, we are nothing if not keen chroniclers of change (and what it means for readers), and that’s why we recently took time to have a discussion with Deva Annamalai, director […]

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Tink expands open banking in Spain, Portugal and Italy (

Tink, a Stockholm-based open banking platform, said it has expanded its European presence with entries into Portugal and Italy as well as opening a new office in Madrid, Spain. Tink officials said the Portugal launch follows a September agreement with Caixa Geral de Depositos, which launched a consumer banking app called Dabox, which includes aggregation, […]

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Five big bets for retail payments in North America (

Imagine banks as mere funding sources, not as primary, customer-facing retail payments players. While retail payments leaders are seeing near-term growth, incumbents are projected to lose 11 to 15 percent of their revenue pool to new competitors. We offer five big bets banks can place to drive transformational change in North America retail payments. Will […]