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Fintech (Financial Technology) Market to hit $460 billion by 2025 – Global Insights on Growth Drivers, Key Trends, Strategic Initiatives, Value Chain Analysis and Future Outlook: Adroit Market Research

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Dallas, Texas, Jan. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Fintech (Financial technology) Market by Type (Application Program Interface (API), Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Others), By Applications (Banking and Payments, Financial Management, Financing, and Insurance), and By Region, Global Forecast 2018 to 2025” study provides an elaborative view of historic, present and forecasted market estimates.

Increasing the use of mobile banking applications for digital payments or other banking applications is expected to impact positively on the global fintech market in the given analysis period. Mobile banking applications have become an integral part of bank offerings, allowing them to compete in this market. It is recorded that, around 87% of the population in the U.S. has mobile phones with 77% of internet connection. Out of this, approximately 53% of users had recently used a smartphone for mobile banking. Further, increasing investments in fintech solutions are among the key factors driving the growth of the global fintech market. In the U.S. most of the banks, corporate venture capital groups, and other investors are investing heavily in fintech startups due to the increasing demand for fintech solutions among users and for the purpose of future returns.

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The global fintech market size is projected to reach USD 460 billion by 2025. The term “Fintech” is broad and the global fintech industry is rapidly growing in order to serve both businesses and consumers. When it comes to technologies in financial services, not a single technology is lagging behind. Every technology has its own applications and benefits in the fintech market. Fintech companies integrate various technologies such as AI, Blockchain, etc. into financial services to make them faster, safer, and more efficient.

Furthermore, since 2018, Goldman Sachs Strategic Investments have participated in 21 fintech deals and Citi Ventures have participated in 11 fintech deals. Therefore, these banks continue to invest in a wide range of fintech sectors. Since 2017, Citi Ventures has invested in 4 blockchain, 3 payments & settlement startups, and 3 capital markets.

The report also throws light on various aspects of the global fintech industry by assessing the market using value chain analysis. The report covers several qualitative aspects of the fintech industry in market drivers, market restraints and key industry trends. Furthermore, the report provides an in-depth assessment of the market competition with company profiles of global as well as local vendors.

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The global fintech market has strong competition among the well-established and new emerging players. These market players are providing enhanced products to gain a competitive advantage over the other players by participating in partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions and expanding their businesses.

On the basis of types of fintech technologies, the market is categorized into an application program interface (API), data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and others. Blockchain technology type is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 18.71% over the forecast period 2020 -2025. Block-chain in the fintech market is primarily driven by its compatibility with the financial industry ecosystem, reduction of the total cost, faster transactions, etc. Blockchain integration in financial services provides real-time payment transaction details such as digital identity and other details to financial organizations, which results in significant cost saving with respect to settlement and reconciliation for financial organizations and banks.

The European market is expected to have a significant growth with more than 11% CAGR over the forecast period. The favorable and stable regulatory environment created by the European payment directive PSD2 (Payment Service Directive) is the major reason behind the growth of the European fintech market. The regulation requires the bank to be more focused and open with PSPs (payment service providers). Furthermore, a large volume of venture capital investments in the region is also significantly impacting the market. For instance, total investments in European companies has reached to around USD 34.2 billion in 2018.

The major players of global fintech market are Ant Financial, Kabbage Inc., Avant LLC, Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi), Square, Inc., Nexi Payments SpA, Adyen, Qudian Inc., FIS, MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., LendingTree, Nelnet, Inc., Synchrony Financial, American Express, ACI Worldwide, Inc., etc. Fintech companies are anticipated to grow fast as venture capital models usually provide funds for only 3 or 4 years.

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Financial Institutions and fintech companies have more interest in working hand in hand than waging war upon each other. The global fintech market is a highly competitive and attractive market. There are more than 200 companies competing in the Canadian marketplace currently with the number of new entrants expected to increase significantly.

Major points from Table of Contents:
Chapter 1    Introduction
Chapter 2    Research Methodology
Chapter 3    Executive Summary
Chapter 4    Market Outlook
Chapter 5    Fintech Market by Type
Chapter 6    Fintech Market by Application
Chapter 7    Fintech Market By Region
Chapter 8    Competitive Landscape
Chapter 9    Company Profiles
Chapter 10 Appendix

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Uniken welcomes Fiona Konchellah to drive expansion in Africa to capitalise on regional digital revolution

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Uniken, a pioneer in mobile-first security, announced today the appointment of Fiona Konchellah as Vice President Sales Africa. In this role, Fiona will lead Uniken’s go-to-market efforts in the region, working with partners to drive the adoption of the company’s REL-ID omni-channel platform to secure identity, transactions and digital connections for consumers and financial institutions.

“We are honoured that a sales leader of Fiona’s calibre is joining our go-to-market team,” said Bimal Gandhi, CEO of Uniken. “Her knowledge and experience in creating and executing on a strategic sales plan for Africa will strengthen Uniken’s position as a mobile-first security industry leader. With a proven track record of successfully building relationships and growing revenue across Africa in the identity space, Fiona’s leadership skills are well suited to lead Uniken’s regional sales efforts as we continue our mission to deliver safe, simple and scalable security to hundreds of millions of individuals throughout the world for our financial industry customers.”

Fiona is a technology specialist with over 8 years’ experience in the Fintech and Payments sector across Africa. An advocate in leveraging emerging technologies to create secure, convenient and seamless infrastructures for financial institutions and mobile money ecosystems through enhanced security of the user’s data. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Brunel University London and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Nairobi. Prior to joining Uniken, Fiona held the Chief Commercial Officer position at Mtech Limited, a Pan African entity with operations in 17 African countries supported by 150 employees.

“I am excited to join the Uniken team to drives sales of REL-ID in Africa,” said Fiona Konchellah. “The adoption of mobile commerce in Africa has exploded and commercial organisations are investing in solutions that couple identity verification, strong authentication and security with a phenomenal user experience. The unique technology that Uniken has developed provides a strong platform to address those needs, and more. I love its potential to change the game in mobile-first security, providing a secure network connection, authentication and transaction capabilities across the omni-channel. I look forward to working with our partners, customers and the talented team at Uniken in making their vision of a securely connected world a reality.”

 

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Mr. David Flores Resigns from Board Paving the Way to add New Strategic Members

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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Payout Inc. (OTCPink:GOHE) (“Global” or the “Company”) would like to announce to its valued shareholders that effective January 31, 2020, Mr. David A. Flores will be stepping down from his role as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer. This move comes as part of the Company’s ongoing reorganization with the intent to promote diversification and new venture opportunities for its long-term profitability objectives. Mr. Flores’s resignation from Global Payout also extends to his role as Executive Vice President of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, MTrac Tech Corporation and his current seat as a GOHE Board Member.

Mr. Flores joined the Global Payout executive team in June 2018 following the Company’s reverse triangular merger with MoneyTrac Technology. Since then, he has been instrumental in guiding the Company through the successful completion of its two-year audit, in addition to playing a key leadership role alongside CEO, Vanessa Luna in the internal restructuring of the Company and effective launch of the MTrac brand.

“I am eternally appreciative of the hard work, determination and sacrifice Mr. Flores has demonstrated over the last year and a half with Global Payout,” said Global Payout CEO, Vanessa Luna. “His diligence and intellect were instrumental in working effectively with our accountants and auditors to successfully complete our two-year audit despite the significant challenges and frustrations that were encountered throughout its process. The positive impact on our company can be traced back to before he and I took control of Global Payout in June of 2018 and to the foundation he helped to develop for MoneyTrac Technology, which was the precursor to the success we have achieved with MTrac Tech. While his presence on our team will be missed, I am appreciative of the job he did to develop an incredibly stable foundational structure for the company and one that I am excited to continue building and expanding from.” 

“I will be forever grateful of the incredible opportunity I have had to help reshape and restructure the core of this company,” said David Flores. “Opportunities such as the one I have had here with Global Payout are few and far between in one’s career. Much of my focus over the last year and a half has been directed towards the effective rehabilitation of the company’s internal structure with the intent to position it for long-term success and profitability. The two-year audit has unquestionably been one of the largest obstacles this company has had to clear in order to get itself on a path to profitability and with that obstacle finally in our rearview mirror, I am confident that this is the best moment for me to step aside and allow the vision of Ms. Luna to take lead. I do, however, intend to continue to lend my knowledge and expertise to Ms. Luna and the company from time-to-time and when it is called upon. Global Payout in my opinion, is ready to position itself for far greater business ventures, potential mergers and acquisitions, and prestigious new business partners. The newly available board seat will be offered to strategic partners that can help the Company move to the next level.”

In closing, David Flores stated, “I would like to personally thank all of the valued shareholders for your ongoing support and assure you I will be supporting alongside you as a shareholder and believer in the Global Payout team.”

About Global Payout, Inc. (OTC Pink:GOHE)

Since the Company’s inception in 2009, Global Payout, Inc. has been a leading provider of comprehensive and customized prepaid payment solutions. From 2014 to 2017 Global focused on identifying new state of the art technologies in a variety of industry sectors and successfully helped launch MoneyTrac Technology Inc. and other companies within the FinTech space. In 2018, Global completed a reverse triangular merger with MoneyTrac Technology Inc. resulting in Global retaining the wholly owned subsidiary, MTrac Tech Corporation. Global’s current focus is continuing to identify new business opportunities while it reorganizes its future business endeavors. 

About MTrac Tech Corp. 

MTrac Tech Corporation, a Nevada Corporation, is a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary of Global Payout, Inc. MTrac is a software technology, sales and marketing, and business development company focused on “high risk” and “high cost” industries. The Company’s flagship product is the MTrac payment platform offering a full-service solution with technology offerings including Payment Platform, Blockchain, Compliance, POS, E-Wallet, Mobile Application and Digital Payment Solutions. We are one network disrupting the status quo. It is MTrac’s creative vision through the use of its innovative technology solution to become the premier service provider offering the “Key to Cashless®.”

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Koinly Launches Cryptocurrency Tax Calculator for UK Traders

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Koinly is a fast growing crypto tax startup that promises to help bitcoin investors prepare their crypto tax reports in a fast and efficient manner. By linking exchange accounts and public wallet addresses with Koinly, investors can get a detailed capital gains report within a matter of minutes.

UK’s capital gains system is one of the most complex and with the thousands of transactions that crypto investors can quickly rake up – there is simply no way to manually do all the calculations. Our aim with Koinly is to make it easy for both crypto traders and accountants to generate their capital gains tax forms,” said Robin Singh, founder of Koinly.

Taxes are an integral part of any financial system and it is a good sign that tax authorities are coming out with clear guidance around cryptocurrencies instead of blanket banning them. However, added tax liabilities may become a deterrent to the mainstream adoption of Bitcoin so tax solutions such as Koinly are likely to play a crucial role in overcoming this.

The platform currently supports some 400 crypto exchanges and wallets as well as 6000 cryptocurrencies. It also comes with tax-planning features that can help investors preview and plan their trades in a tax-efficient manner. Some other features:

–  Income reports for Mining, Staking and DeFi interest.
–  Capital gains summary form that can be submitted to the HMRC
–  Full support for crypto taxes in UK including Share Pooling

HMRC quietly preparing for a clampdown

In August of 2019, the HMRC requested information about cryptocurrency investors from various UK based exchanges such as eToro, CEX.io and Coinbase. This is clearly an attempt to locate investors that have avoided paying tax on their trades. A similar move was also made by the US tax authorities which led to the identification of some 10000 traders, all of whom received letters from the tax agency last year.

Broadridge Brings Together Wealth Business Under Michael Alexander

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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, today announced that Michael Alexander has been appointed President, Wealth Management. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for bringing together Broadridge’s Wealth solutions into an integrated, market-leading Wealth Management business that will uniquely address Wealth Management firms’ need to transform their technology and business models. Mr. Alexander will report directly to Tom Carey, President of Global Technology and Operations.

“Mike is a recognized leader in the financial services industry and has a passion for creating leading-edge, SaaS-based wealth management solutions,” said Mr. Carey. “Mike will drive Broadridge’s efforts to enhance the advisor and client experience through a single platform that will be a foundation for the industry.”

As President of Broadridge’s Wealth Management business, Mr. Alexander will take leadership of the Broadridge Wealth Platform, the next-generation open platform that is creating a modern, best-in-class industry-level wealth management technology solution. This platform, which is at the center of a recently announced sale to UBS, enables wealth managers to drive their business to the next level while mutualizing investments in technology, innovation and security. With the Broadridge Wealth Platform, firms will be able to deploy an integrated front-, middle-, and back-office solution that optimizes Financial Advisor productivity, creates a richer client experience and digitizes enterprise-wide operationsBroadridge Wealth Management also offers market-leading component solutions for Advisor Websites, Data Aggregation, Performance Reporting, Corporate Actions, and back- and middle-office Managed Services, among others.

Since joining Broadridge in 2006, Mr. Alexander has taken on roles of increasing responsibility in both technology platforms and managed services. In these roles, he has led numerous complex client engagements and successful acquisitions.

Prior to joining Broadridge, Mr. Alexander was Senior Vice President of Operations at Charles Schwab. He is a member of the SIFMA Operations and Technology Steering Committee.

 

SOURCE Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Bajaj Housing Finance Limited Bags the BFSI Digital Innovation Awards 2020 for Cloud Solutions

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Bajaj Housing Finance Limited (BHFL), a 100% subsidiary of Bajaj Finance Limited, has won the ‘BFSI Digital Innovation Award’ for Cloud Solutions at the recently held Express BFSI Technology Conclave and Awards 2020.

Organised by the Express Computer, an IT business magazine from the Indian Express Group, the BFSI Technology Conclave and Awards, is one of the largest congregation of IT decision-makers, senior executives and partners in India. The event, held in Pune from January 24th-25th, 2020 witnessed the best from the BFSI sector participate as speakers and share their views on the way ahead for one of the biggest financial markets in the world.

The conclave ended with the BFSI Digital Innovation Awards which were given away to Indian Banks or Indian subsidiaries of MNC BFSI institutions in the BFSI industry that demonstrate the innovative use of a particular technology or a combination of technologies for distinct business benefit. There were 13 distinct categories – like Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, Data Center, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Security, Blockchain and Enterprise Application among others.

The participants were judged on their effectiveness of deploying a completely new solution or innovative use of existing technology to gain a competitive edge, improve operations, become more responsive to customers and partners or, simply, to add to the top or bottom line.

Sharing his delight at the occasion of winning the award for excellence in Cloud, Atul Jain, Chief Executive Officer- Bajaj Housing Finance Limited said, “It is indeed a proud moment for all of us at BHFL and would like to congratulate the entire team for helping us achieve this prestigious recognition at the Express BFSI Digital Innovation Awards 2020. Since inception, our core mission has always revolved around providing the best experience for our customers through innovation and customer engagement.”

 

SOURCE Bajaj Housing Finance Limited

LiteLink Technologies Subsidiary uBUCK Technologies Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement to Fuel Growth

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LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B), a key player in logistics platforms and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary uBUCK Technologies SEZC (“uBUCK”) has closed the second tranche of a non-brokered, non-dilutive private placement previously announced on September 23, 2019.

Under the second tranche, uBUCK issued 1,000,000 preferred shares at a price of US$0.50 per share for gross proceeds of US$500,000. Under the terms of the offering, uBUCK expects an additional minimum investment of US$1,500,000 will be made in exchange for 3,000,000 preferred shares at a price of US$0.50 per share by June 30, 2020.  The investor will also have the option to invest an additional US$2,500,000 for a total of 8,000,000 preferred shares at a price of US$0.50 per share by September 30, 2021.

Along with the first tranche closing announced September 30, 2019, uBUCK has now raised a total of US$900,000.

uBUCK intends to use the gross proceeds of the private placement to complete the development of the uBUCK and Streambucks digital wallets, accelerate growth, increase customer acquisitions, and conduct additional product testing.

Because the private placement was made directly into a subsidiary of LiteLink, it is non-dilutive to LiteLink shareholders. The transaction is subject to all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approval.

The preferred shares come with first rights to dividends of 6% (of the amount invested) and first claims to assets up to the investment in case of liquidation. Upon closing of this tranche, the investor will own 3.6% of uBUCK.

 

SOURCE LiteLink Technologies Inc.

Qohash launches its first commercial data security solution, aimed at protecting financial institutions

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Qohash today announces the launch of its first data security solution to help financial institutions protect their sensitive data. With a focus on performance, the solution provides lightning-fast and accurate sensitive data classification along with support for data risk management and compliance. With the launch of this new solution, the company aims to significantly reduce the threat of insider breaches for financial institutions.

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The Quebec-based company delivers a hybrid-SaaS solution designed to find and risk-manage sensitive data at scale. It features a web-based dashboard for configuration and reporting and on-premises components for analysis. By using Qohash, customers are able to scan sensitive data while keeping it under their constant control.

The platform runs a number of data sources, including cloud, shared drives, devices, and proxies, meaning thousands of file types are supported, and new connectivity is added with each update. Pilot deployments of Qohash’s solution are now available for financial institutions located in the USA and Canada, with the company focusing on making the solution completely available in MontrealToronto and New York.

Qohash has grown rapidly since its creation in January 2018 and continues to attract world-class data security and product talent with its mission to significantly reduce the threat of insider breaches. While the data discovery solutions market may be competitive, Qohash has been listening closely to its customers since the founders started shaping the company’s idea over two years ago. Today, Qohash bets on the superior performance of its solution and narrow focus on the financial sector to attract customers looking for better sensitive data management alternatives.

Data breaches continue to take place all over the world. During the third quarter of 2019, a Risk-Based Security report showed that data breaches went up by 33.3% over 2018. In fact, finance is being hit especially hard: the Boston Consulting Group found that cyberattacks hit financial services firms 300 times more than other companies.

Qohash helps financial institutions not be part of these statistics. Its arrival to the fintech and security market represents a big step forward for banks, insurance companies, wealth management firms, and other financial services providers looking for high-performance and scalable ways to protect against one of the most dangerous threats: insider breaches.

“Risk management professionals want to know exactly where their sensitive data is at all times, who has access to it, and how to reduce the risks associated with insider breaches,” said Jean Le Bouthillier, CEO at Qohash. “Customers have had enough of lethargic classification engines that won’t scale and are too complex to manage. We provide purpose-built, lightning-fast and accurate solutions that get the job done,” he added.

Qohash benefits from solid governmental support from both the Province of Quebec and the Government of Canada who recognize that innovation and vigilance in cybersecurity are crucial in today’s climate. Beyond the high-performance solution, the company sets its differentiating point with a team that has extensive knowledge of cybersecurity, data protection and product development.

 

SOURCE Qohash

Net1 to sell KSNET for $237 million

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UEPS, JSE: NT1) (“Net1” or the “Company”) today announced that it has agreed to sell 100% of KSNET, Inc. (“KSNET”), a leading Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) payment processor, to Stonebridge Capital and Payletter for approximately $237 million. The transaction, which is not subject to a financing condition, is expected to close in March 2020.

“KSNET is a profitable and cash generative business, but operates autonomously and in a more developed economy with limited overlap with the group’s other activities. We also believe that the intrinsic value of KSNET was not appropriately reflected in Net1’s overall valuation. Therefore our Board commenced a strategic review of our various businesses and investments late last year, and ultimately decided to sell KSNET in order to focus more on our core strategy, boost liquidity and to maximize shareholder returns. We believe Stonebridge Capital and Payletter are the right strategic partners for KSNET, as they are committed to building further scale in the South Korean payments market,” said Herman Kotzé, CEO of Net1. “This transaction marks a significant milestone in our strategic plan, and allows management to further focus on its core strategy of providing fintech solutions for the underbanked in South Africa, Africa, Europe and other emerging economies as well as our new blockchain related products,” he concluded.

The Company will provide further details on its second quarter fiscal 2020 earnings call on February 7, 2020.

FT Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Net1 and Yulchon LLC served as legal counsel.

About Net1 (www.net1.com)

Net1 is a leading provider of transaction processing services, financial inclusion products and services and secure payment technology. Net1 operates market-leading payment processors in South Africa and the Republic of Korea. Net1 offers debit, credit and prepaid processing and issuing services for all major payment networks. In South Africa, Net1 provides innovative low-cost financial inclusion products, including banking, lending and insurance and through DNI is a leading distributor of mobile subscriber starter packs for Cell C, a South African mobile network operator. Net1 leverages its strategic equity investments in Finbond and Bank Frick (both regulated banks), and Cell C to introduce products to new customers and geographies. Net1 has a primary listing on NASDAQ (NasdaqGS: UEPS) and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: NT1). Visit www.net1.com for additional information about Net1.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The Company may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that the Company makes. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the Company failing to close the sale transaction, as well as other factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control; and other important factors included in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Finastra Strengthens Its Position in Israel With New Office Opening

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Finastra is investing further in Israel with a new office in Kfar Saba, just outside Tel Aviv. The office, which is home to over 330 employees, offers more space for the Finastra team to grow as the company strengthens its position in the country, and provides an ultra-modern workspace to inspire creativity and facilitate collaboration. The move will help the company support technological and financial innovation in the region, and drive adoption of its open development platform, FusionFabric.cloud.

To mark the opening, Finastra welcomed an audience of banks, fintechs, government bodies and industry partners to a celebration event, with keynote speakers Chemi Peres (Co-Founder, Pitango Venture Capital) and Dr Amiram Appelbaum (Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy and Industry). Also on the agenda, the “Fintech Factor” showcased four of Israel’s most innovative fintechs – AIOCRiskCoSonarax and Vala – who delivered rapid-fire pitches. AIO, voted as the favorite by the audience, is now integrating its solution to Finastra’s APIs through FusionFabric.cloud.

Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Finastra, said, “Finastra has been operating in Israel for many years, and during the last few, we’ve seen a surge in the number of fintech developments. According to PitchBook data, fintechs headquartered in Israel raised over US$143 million in funding in 2018, 145% more than 2017’s $58 million. As we step up the pace of adoption on FusionFabric.cloud, it’s crucial for Finastra to have a more significant presence in the region and help drive innovation and collaboration in the industry. We look to strengthen our collaboration with local financial institutions, academia, fintechs and government bodies to achieve this.”

Sagive Greenspan, SVP, General Manager, Payments and General Manager of Finastra Israel said, “Israel has been Finastra’s main hub for payments for many years. We have developed a team of research and development and global services specialists who deliver payment solutions for some of the leading banks in the world. The new office offers a collaborative environment that will inspire our employees, breed creativity and encourage innovation. Ultimately, this will enable Finastra to increase its footprint with existing clients as well as to grow its customer base by positioning innovative solutions in payments and across other business lines.”

Finastra aims to become the most inclusive and diverse employer in fintech, a key part of which includes ensuring its offices deliver a modern working environment to drive collaboration. To facilitate this, the office in Israel blends some of the most modern technology with fun and creative décor, which includes themed scrum areas and a fully equipped music room.

 

SOURCE Finastra

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