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Friday 3rd (9am BST)

Australia open banking launch podcast from FinTech Australia [with TrueLayer’s Marie Steinthaler, Regional Australia Bank CTO Rob Hale, Finder Founder Fred Schebesta, Frollo’s Gareth Gumbly, Biza Founder Stuart Low, Identitii’s John Rayment] Read more…

How TrueLayer is helping fintechs bring open banking to Ireland [interview with Francesco Simoneschi] Read more… 

API banking as a cost reduction program: every other financial services provider opens up to partners Sopra Steria (German) [but banks and insurers still challenged by the need to break down value chains] Read more…

 Money transfer service TransferWise to offer investment products [will payments services start to replace bank accounts?] Read more… 

Estonian ID verification company Veriff raises $15.5 million. Read more… 

Industry heavyweights raise €45 million for Italian challenger bank. Read more… 

 

Thursday 2nd (9am BST)

With APIs at the heart of insurance, why their end-to-end security is vital Akana by Perforce’s Olaf van Gorp [managing API security in open insurance / open finance generally] Read more…

UK peers defeat government over commercial pension dashboard plans [and vote to delay any transactional capability to protect against scams] Read more…

How legacy systems impede US open banking adoption US Bank’s Gareth Gaston (reg reqd for full download) [July PYMNTS RedHat B2B API Tracker] Read more…

The surprising future of fintech Nesta Open Up 2020’s Lubaina Manji [open banking solutions for personal financial management] Read more…

The experience-driven digital savings marketplace Raisin UK CEO Kevin Mountford. Read more… 

America’s economy won’t recover without open banking FISPAN’s Clayton Weir. Read more… 

“The pandemic isn’t the cause of the rise in instant payments, it is rather further motivation for an already growing trend” BPC’s Oleg Patsiansky. Read more…

The benefits of customer identity and access management for banks Ubisecure CEO Simon Wood [security, compliance, cost reduction, CX] Read more…

 

Wednesday 1st (9am BST)

Australian banking opens up ANZ’s Emma Gray [CDR comes into effect 1 July] Read more…

Marketplaces in the financial industry – here to stay Monizze’s Joris Lochy [nice review of key issues, how to assess opportunities] Read more…

UK Labour peers bid to restrict commercial pensions dashboards. Read more… 

Post Covid-19 digital identity Mobey Forum report (reg reqd for full download) [banks should “lead the development of a fairer, more trusted approach to digital identity”] Read more…

Banking platform solarisBank raises €60 million [offering modular BaaS plus banking licence] Read more…

Financial organisations face increase in CCPA compliance workload and expense Netwrix [CCPA enforcement starts from July 1] Read more…

Open banking ‘digital rental ecosystem’ Canopy raises further £2 million. Read more…

French neobank for entrepreneurs Shine acquired by Societe Generale. Read more… 

 

Tuesday 30th (9am BST)

Energy to join banking sector under Australia’s Consumer Data Right. Read more… 

Digital payments rules must be updated now, Huw van Steenis [and PSD2 data-sharing rules] Read more…

How Indian fintech Zaggle pivoted from B2B2C to B2B SaaS platform for corporates. Read more…

Open banking: a brave new world, Sensedia’s Stephen Walsh [overview for the mortgage sector] Read more…

Lending platform Trade Ledger and Equifax bid for UK’s Capability & Innovation Fund (CIF) for SME credit scoring. Read more… 

UK’s Bud launches open banking payments product [trial with Blockchain.com] Read more…

Canada’s VoPay partners with real-time verification service Inverite to expand open banking payments coverage. Read more… 

 

Monday 29th, (9am BST)

Bye fintech. Hello techfin Dave Birch [“we are leaving the fintech era and entering the open banking era”, bigtech offering embedded finance are the real transformative challengers] Read more…

Data hurdles keep accountants from elevating their role Receipt Bank CEO Adrian Blair [acquisition of Xavier Analytics to improve open banking real-time data quality] Read more…

How IT pros can lead the fight for data ethics Zimana’s Pierre de Bois [establishing  data observability process] Read more…

Funding bid for Scottish Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence successful FDATA FinTech Scotland University of Edinburgh Scottish Enterprise. Read more…

Utility data aggregator Urjanet raises $14.65 million [investors including Equifax as part of using alternative data sources to tackle thin credit files] Read more…

Fintech’s darkest day: waking up to Wirecard [the impact of the FCA suspension of Wirecard Card Solutions on UK fintechs and consumer trust] Read more…

Open finance has the potential to fuel the growth of fintech Experian’s Rob Haslingden [alternative data, pensions dashboard] Read more…

Australia’s post-covid recovery held back by CDR draft rules Moneytree CTO Ross Sharrott [restrictions on data intermediaries] Read more…

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