23 February 2018 | Banking techs | Blockchain techs | Financial startups | News

BNP Paribas, French international banking group, announced the launch of its new investment fund aimed at supporting cutting-edge fintech startups in a move to expand its stake portfolio with more innovation-based financial and insurance technology firms. According to the official statement the new fund will be managed by BNP Paribas Capital Partners and will be making indirect investments through Venture Capital funds focused on technology companies in the sphere of artificial intelligence, blockchain and cybersecurity.

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21 February 2018 | Analytics | Articles | Banking techs | Debit cards

ATMs are invaluable financial means for those who frequently travel abroad. Its significance becomes much bigger when traveling to the countries of the third world where cash is accepted wider in comparison to Visa or MasterCard. Moreover, in certain cases, it becomes the only payment option. Therefore, they should be able to encash their funds using ATMs. In this article, we’ve attempted to provide useful information for people found on a journey by comparing the best ATMs abroad and those not too good.

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13 February 2018 | Analytics | Banking techs | Financial fraud and hacking | News

Recent report published by Reuters unveil that Russian financial institutions were victims to heavy cyberattacks with over 1 billion roubles ($17 million) stolen from the banks in the country during the previous year. Hackers allegedly used Cobalt Strike tool designed to test security of the networks, according to the statement made by the Russian central bank this week.

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7 February 2018 | Analytics | Articles | Banking techs | Mobile payments

Chatbots are exploding in the finance industry, and it is no surprise. With the ability to automate operations, reach more customers, and provide a more friction-free banking experience, chatbots are streamlining and optimizing many banks’ digital services. So, who is doing it best? Let’s take a look at some of the big names in chatbots for banking.

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6 February 2018 | Banking techs | Financial fraud and hacking | News | Regulatory news

Two men were apprehended by the law enforcement authorities in the United States on criminal charges for installing malicious code on the ATMs for subsequent withdrawal of cash. The US Secret Service last week warned the financial institutions and vendors of ATM machines that the new fraudulent scheme is emerging in America after successful experience in other countries.

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