How will the Wirecard scandal affect the FinTech sector?

The collapse of Wirecard has sent shock waves through the FinTech industry, cut customers off from their money and raised some serious questions about the role of regulators.

The state of cybersecurity in the remote workforce

Over the past few months, the world has had to get used to a new normal. Offices are now largely ghost towns and employees have been settling into a working-from-home lifestyle.

How are AML procedures in financial institutions being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic?

With the chaos the coronavirus has put the world in, it’s easy for certain things to slip under the radar, the problem is these can be just as damaging to the business as the pandemic.

31 investment rounds that show the state of the FinTech industry

From Monzo's seeing its valuation plummet to Checkout.com becoming one of Europe's most valuable FinTechs, the last week has been full of funding rounds that could cause big waves in the sector.

Three challenges facing European challenger banks when they go to the US

From regulatory loops to jump through to massive competition, European challenger banks have many obstacle to overcome if they want to expand across the pond.

PQShield is protecting the businesses of tomorrow from the cybersecurity threat of quantum computers

Quantum computers will change the cybersecurity threats that businesses face, but PQShield is stepping up to ensure companies stay ahead of the curve.

27 FinTech funding rounds from the last week that could show how a post-coronavirus...

From InsurTech startups to cybersecurity ventures, the past week has seen several FinTech firms find funding to help them grow despite the global pandemic.

How children-focused FinTechs are helping to improve the poor state of financial literacy

Managing money is a daunting task everyone faces. Whether it is setting budgets or preparing for the future, no matter how old you are, it is not easy, but a number of apps are springing up looking to help by educating kids on finance.

Traditional security awareness is not enough to battle online cybersecurity threats

The world is focused on battling online threats with new technology. However, good defence requires not only teaching employees to be more aware of their online behaviours, “but actually driving them to change their online behaviours to be more secure,” according to Mike Butler, co-founder and CTO of Think Cyber Security.

How Cobwebs is stopping the game of whack-a-mole in the fight against money laundering

Money laundering in global financial markets is like “whack-a-mole”, when you stop one scheme, another just pops up, according to Daniel Nisman, the head of financial sector solutions at web intelligence company Cobwebs.

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Lloyds Bank taps Minna Technologies and Visa for new digital bank subscription management tool

Lloyds Bank has announced that its customers will soon be empowered to better view, manage and amend their subscriptions through its banking app.

Opera to acquire digital bank Fjord Bank

Browser provider Opera is looking to buy challenger bank Fjord Bank in a bid to further accelerate Opera's European FinTech operations.

FinTech unicorn Marqeta prepares for IPO

Rumours about Marqeta going public have found new energy as sources say the payment card issuing startup is in talks with investment banks for an initial public offering (IPO).

Wirecard’s Dublin office raided by police

Irish police raided failed payments technology giant Wirecard's Dublin offices at the end of last week.

Nicolas Weng Kan has been named as smart money app Yolt’s new CEO

Nicolas Weng Kan, the former Google Compare and Confused.com CEO, has been named as the new head honcho of smart money app Yolt.