Social money: it's coming to a MENA platform near you

Social money: it's coming to a MENA platform near you
Rather, its technology works 'under the hood' and is platform-agnostic, meaning it could work with any kind of partner – from Facebook, a bank or WhatsApp, to Visa which signed a deal with the startup last year. The user interface might vary, but …
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Challenger banks spark lending price war
Banks also ranked highest when rating the importance of technology for customer engagement. Nearly two thirds regarded it as very important, compared with only 9 per cent of building societies and 4 per cent of P2P lenders. Ian Larkin, co-group chief …
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Why WebRTC is Critical to Your Communications Strategy
P2P. WebRTC was designed as a peer to peer (P2P) technology, meaning two users could connect directly to each other. Additional multi-person use cases were not initially given much consideration. That means that the current state of WebRTC technology …
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Report: China Sees Increasing Online Fraud in 2015
Yuan Zhiyong, Director of Liewang, referenced the large some of money swindled via P2P fraud. Liewang is operated by Qihoo 360 Technology, a publicly traded firm. Peer to peer lending in China almost quadrupled in 2015. The close of 2015 saw newly …
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Where FinTech Stands In 'The Future Of Finance'

Where FinTech Stands In 'The Future Of Finance'
That's among the key findings of a recent report by TransferWise, which helps people send money abroad through P2P platforms. Titled “The Future of Finance,” the report noted that more than half of Americans (a bit more than 1,000 surveyed), at 55 …
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Radius Bank launches P2P payment service..
"Radius Pay a Friend provides a great user experience and is another example of our commitment to providing our clients with the best in banking technology. In just the last six months, we've introduced P2P and Apple Pay, and launched new partnerships …
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Former Capital One Analyst On The Hook For Insider Trading
Instead of a static definition of an identity, our technology builds dynamic identities at the speed of digital commerce, with information contributed and constantly updated with each transaction that enters the system. This makes it easy to recognize …
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Brief: Australian Bank Auswide Offers Up $60M to P2P lender MoneyPlace & Takes

Brief: Australian Bank Auswide Offers Up M to P2P lender MoneyPlace & Takes
MoneyPlace, which was launched in October, provides loans of $ 5000 to $ 35,000 through its P2P platform. The new partnership between Auswide and MoneyPlace will have a 5-year deal to fund up to $ 60 million to assist the platform to grow its consumer …
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A Nano Drone You Don't Need to Register With the FAA
Its dimensions make it easier for the casual drone user to experiment with drone technology. ONAGOfly also emphasizes the social aspect of using the product: the nano drone comes equipped with P2P streaming and an app that lets user sync photos and …
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Will 'Lemonade' be the Uber of insurance?
While the aspiring P2P insurers aren't talking details yet, Schreiber tells Insurance Journal they hope to launch Lemonade within a few months, focusing strictly on consumers rather than businesses initially. Schreiber says Lemonade has recruited …
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Trucking Technology Alert – Aug. 3 | Transport Topics Online | Trucking

Trucking Technology Alert – Aug. 3 | Transport Topics Online | Trucking
The new wireless data networks rely heavily on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology, which is being used to offer voice options so users can speak to each other over the Internet, as well as file-sharing capabilities. Clay Shirky, a P2P expert and principal …
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Australia lags on 'P2P' payments
However, Rob Walls, head of product for Visa in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, predicted strong growth in P2P payments as technology-based firms targeted the market. "A lot of social media platforms around the world – Facebook, WeChat, …
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P2P-Banking Interviews Disruptive Fintecher Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta
p2p banking.com P2P-Banking.com's Claus Lehmann posted a comprehensive interview this morning with Alejandro Cosentino, the CEO of Afluenta. Afluenta, a leading marketplace lending company in Latin America (LatAm) that connects creditworthy … “On the …
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Pioneers of Peer-to-Peer: P2P from the Ground Up
P2P has been associated with legal concerns, regulation issues and fraud risk, however, disruptiveness, innovation, and value-for-money are also three ubiquitous themes of companies in this space. Peer-to-peer technology is a new frontier in economic …
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Where Mark Barnett is finding opportunities in financials
'P2P lenders argue that their credit scoring technology is as good as the banks', if not more granular, while their turnaround of business is much faster. Because they do not need to hold regulatory capital or liquid assets, operate physical branches …
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Regulation biggest threat to fintech growth – survey.

Regulation biggest threat to fintech growth – survey.
Regulatory issues are set to be the biggest hurdles facing financial technology firms over the next year, according to a survey of fintech founders and investors. With the fintech industry booming, regulators around the world are scrambling to build …
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MasterCard (MA) Appoints New CIO; Announces Other Exec. Appointments
MasterCard (NYSE: MA) announced a series of executive appointments that will drive greater alignment and continue to evolve the company's “Global Products and Solutions” and “Operations and Technology” business units. The appointments will become …
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Biz2Credit Latest Online Lender to Launch White Label Solution for Banks
Biz2Credit, an online lender that provides customers an efficient platform for applying and receiving loans, has recently announced that Customers Bank is licensing their technology. With the deal, Customers Bank will be using Biz2Credit's lending …
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Committee plans for new P2Ps to roll onto campus
Three new P2P buses, equipped with new technology such as cameras and GPS, might soon be rolling around campus. Several of the current P2P buses are due to retire soon. Than Austin, Transportation and Parking's associate director for transportation …
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Lisa Falzone of Revel Systems Named One of North America's Top Women

Lisa Falzone of Revel Systems Named One of North America's Top Women
Founders Lisa Falzone and Christopher Ciabarra developed a quick, intuitive and secure iOS-based Point of Sale system by combining cloud-based technology and the mobility of the Apple iPad. Revel Systems software offers a feature-rich POS …. P2P RTC …
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Fighting P2P Words: 'Coupa is Rehashing Ariba with a Better UI'
Sitting down with Tradeshift's Christian Lanng always presents an opportunity to hear exceptionally strong opinions on the industry and technology. He is one of the best people to argue with, as well, as his opinions tend to get sharper the more you …
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Tax Unhealthy Food to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the …
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SiteZeus Announces New National Data Visulization Technology
12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SiteZeus a Tampa-based location intelligence software and platform company has announced the addition of a new national data visualization technology that has been added to its cloud-based SaaS offering. The new technology will …
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Five bank fees likely to disappear thanks to technology

Five bank fees likely to disappear thanks to technology
The fintech solution – peer-to-peer (P2P) lending businesses like RateSetter are challenging that bank model by creating a marketplace for loans. People with extra savings can set the rate they're prepared to 'lend' at and private borrowers get a fair …
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Buyers Beware
Unfortunately in the last few weeks a series of unfortunate developments have reminded investors that investing in P2P lending and crowdfunding space is not for the faint hearted. I still think the potential for intelligent investors to make decent …
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Sweden to Become World's First Cashless Country
A study by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm shows that Sweden is on track to become the world's first cashless country. Today, five of six major banks in Sweden are already refusing to operate with cash. As a result, and considering …
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Palette continues expansion with new office to serve Norwegian market
In August this year Palette secured investment from Monterro 1, a leading technology investment group, to help it to expand into new markets. Palette already has offices in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the USA and as part of its growth strategy it is …
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Why these giant Chinese companies could destroy Australia's fintech ambitions

Why these giant Chinese companies could destroy Australia's fintech ambitions
The possibilities offered by fintech are enormous. Mobile payments, payment terminals, smart contracts, smart bonds, P2P lending and crowdsourcing are all examples of new technologies that pose a risk to core services provided by the financial …
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LendInvest is Making Money. P2P Lender Reports 2nd Annual Profit as Revenue Jumps
Stack of Coins Money LendInvest, a UK-based peer to peer lending platform that targets the mortgage market, has reported a profit of £3.1 million on revenue of £15 million for the year ending March 2015. LendInvest reported a profit in 2014 of £1.2 …
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Start-up threat to creaking banks
Other core banking activities — such as lending — are under attack from technology start-ups, particularly so-called peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders. By using sophisticated software to match people or companies with money to lend to those who want to …
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Five reasons why P2P lending is ideal for small businesses
In such a scenario, P2P loans provide a transparent, cheaper, faster and a modern solution for business finance. P2P loans make the best use of technology and traditional methods of lending to come up with a unique solution that has proved to be a win …
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Has Market Turmoil Shaken China's Commitment to Reform?

Has Market Turmoil Shaken China's Commitment to Reform?
Last month, On his inaugural visit to the U.S. as China's president, Xi Jinping stopped in Seattle to meet with the cream of the U.S. technology sector, including the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft Corp., and to promote his country's …
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The instant catalyst
There are a wide variety of use cases that banks can develop for retail and business customers across a range of payments channels, including peer to peer (P2P), business to business, e-government and mobile payments. For example, a problem for …
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Faircent raises undisclosed funding from Mohandas Pai's Aarin Capital Partners
With these recent development, the P2P lending platform aims to focus more on its mobile technology and in expanding its technology team. Vinay Mathews,Co-founder and COO of Faircent, says that with Mohandas Pai on board, the company will be …
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BitTorrent chief: National security doesn't trump privacy
The company's ultimate goal, Klinker said, is to enable people to use technology "without fear." In pursuit of that objective, he announced the launch early next year of BitTorrent Sync, a P2P-based software allowing the synchronization and exchange of …
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What does the future hold for Peer to Peer Lending?

What does the future hold for Peer to Peer Lending?
Venture capitalists have taken note and are further fuelling the growth of not only alternative finance but Fintech (financial services transformed by technology) in general. In 2014, global investment by venture capitalists in Fintech grew by 201% to …
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New Cross Border P2P Lending Platform Launches
CrossLend was founded in 2014 by Oliver Schimek, Marie Louise Seelig and Daniel Schlotter. CrossLend is an unsecured consumer lending platform, which will from the outset be open to investors from Germany, Spain and the UK. We must assume that the …
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Harmoney Provides Update as Two New P2P Platforms Enter NZ Market
It is inevitable that financial transactions migrate online. While individuals have relationships with local banks, things do change. Today young individuals are far more comfortable with technology and less inclined to queue up in front of a loan officer.
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Crowd Business: More Innovation, Less Risk
… business plans and prototypes. It's also here that we develop our crowd-based platforms' technology. … She has covered crowdfunding and P2P lending since the early days when Zopa was created in the United Kingdom. She was a director of research …
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