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Mastercard’s CBDC tokenisation pioneers Web3 commerce 

Richard Wormald, Division President, Australasia at Mastercard, highlights the success of Mastercard’s innovative solution. By tokenising CBDCs onto various Blockchains, consumers now have a secure and convenient option to engage in commerce across...

Richard Carter, the Founder of Lopay 

2024 will be the year tap-to-pay technology becomes truly embedded in the way small businesses and sole traders take payments.  Millions of people already manage their entire life through their smartphone, therefore, for mobile devices to become the...

How intelligent automation will bring a new era of insurance 

In this article, we hear from Jerry Wallis, Head of Industry Strategy, SS&C Blue Prism, about the impact of intelligent automation will have on the future of insurance productivity from underwriting to information processing.  The insurance sector...

Securing FinTech futures with digital evolution at Giesecke+Devrient  

We chat with Rüdiger Vogt, Head of FinTech Programmes at Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), a trusted provider of secure currency solutions for physical and digital realms. Partnering with major payment schemes, they’re involved in 200+ digital payment...

Is short-term insurance at an inflexion point?  

In a world where short-term insurance is gaining momentum, we hear from Andrew Ponter, Insurance Product Manager at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, UK and Ireland on whether short-term insurance is at an inflexion point. Many of us have used temporary insurance...

Providing digital and affordable financial solutions to East African farmers

Bram van den Bosch, Co-founder and CEO of Emata, a company dedicated to providing digital and affordable financial solutions to East African farmers, shares the remarkable journey of the organisation, from its inception to a recent successful seed fund...

Analysing the role of investment brokers in an era of the AI-enhanced financial market 

Technology is always changing the rules and now Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing roles across sectors such as the day-to-day duties of the investment broker. From streamlined decision-making to enhanced predictions, Seraj Asad Khan, Managing...

Get To Know: Paul Scott, CTO, Matrix Booking 

Paul Scott, CTO, Matrix Booking, speaks to us about his company, current major areas of investment within the industry and his most memorable achievement.   Can you tell us about your current position?  I’ve been the Chief...

Davies’ journey from traditional tools with Clarity 

Sean Keane, Director of Business Consulting at Davies explains how using ‘Clarity by Davies’ to develop a ‘digital twin’ of operations has helped accelerate business transformation. This has not only been beneficial for Davies’...

What your enterprise deals expose about your pricing strategy 

In today’s fiercely competitive business landscape, understanding the intricacies of pricing is paramount to a company’s success. For investors and private equity firms, the effectiveness of a company’s pricing strategy can reveal a wealth...

How are FinTech startups disrupting traditional banking and financial services?  

FinTech startups are revolutionising the financial landscape by leveraging technology to challenge traditional banking and financial service providers. Through innovation in areas such as digital payments, lending, wealth management and Blockchain...

How is the DeFi industry’s rapid evolution impacting traditional finance, and what regulatory adaptations are being considered in response? 

Global securities regulators are set to crackdown on decentralised finance (DeFi) platforms as the IOSCO outlines their first blueprint to ensure those who participate in DeFi are held accountable, safeguarding market stability.   The IOSCO, the...