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    Changing what's possible in Financial Services | The Financial Technologist

    ​Our teams work with clients across the financial industry to drive change in their businesses - using our smart automation technology to change what’s possible. Our platform allows us to work with what clients have in place and augment with new capabilities quickly. To modernise or build new business solutions.Technology alone is not enough though, understanding how it can be used in the context of the business is the critical component. Our teams come from the markets they serve and have a deep understanding of the day-to-day operational challenges faced by our customers.Whether bringing new efficiencies to electronic trading, consolidating post-trade infrastructure, implementing real-time payment capabilities or building an enterprise data integration hub, our approach is always to focus on what the outcome is to the end client. Getting there is the interesting part - combining real business subject matter expertise with our modular pre-build components, our low-code framework and our rapid integration framework allows us to implement solutions for our clients that are scalable and fit for purpose today and in the future. A good example is the work we are doing in Fixed Income automation. The ability to automate more processes and improve trader and sales-trader workflows produces real benefits. Our experience in capital markets over the last 20 years coupled with leveraging new UI technologies and accelerated development techniques, empowers our clients to get the most out of our systems and automate new workflows quickly.Similarly in Transaction Automation, through our modular Payments Suite we can help clients reduce cost through the automation of standard payment execution processes such as all varieties of SEPA or cross border SWIFT. Wrapping around this core the XGen, our low-code, no- code platform, is easing integration into legacy environments and channels, or transforming messages to comply with updated regulation around ISO 20022. Lastly, clients are extending the use of XGen to build revenue driving value added services and new applications supporting the emerging crypto, CBDC or instant cross-border requirements of clients.Our teams are there for the initial implementation, as well as partnering with clients to deliver ongoing benefits as needs change. We continue to invest in new low-code solutions that can be added to the framework, resulting in a more agile and flexible environment.Working together we are changing what’s possible in financial services.You can read Joachim's article and further industry insights in the latest edition of The Financial Technologist. Download your free copy here.

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    Lessons from SVB and the Remarkable rise of Payhawk | FinTech Focus TV with Hristo Borisov, Co-Founder & CEO of Payhawk

    ​Joining Toby on this episode of FinTech Focus TV is Hristo Borisov, Co-Founder & CEO at Payhawk.​Silicon Valley Bank's recent collapse underpins today's conversation. Affected by events, Hristo shares his personal experience and Payhawk's role in addressing the immediate and pressing needs of those affected- particularly start-ups.What the collapse truly served to demonstrate is that Payhawk's loyalties lie with their customers. This loyalty is centred around the goal of minimising risk. As no one can guarantee such an event won't happen again, Hristo shares the steps we can take to future-proof our businesses.A strong approach to talent acquisition and retention is part of the latter strategy. We gain an exclusive look at Payhawk's culture, and how they action their commitment to giving back to their employees.Thank you to Hristo for joining us on FinTech Focus TV!You can stream or watch the entire episode via your chosen platform below.YouTube SpotifyApple​Buzzsprout​

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    The DEI Discussions #WomenofFinTech | Fumbi Banjoko, Global Director of Sales Development at Currencycloud

    Joining Nadia on this episode of The DEI Discussions is Fumbi Banjoko, Global Director of Sales Development at Currencycloud.​Joining Nadia on this episode of The DEI Discussions is Fumbi Banjoko, Global Director of Sales Development at Currencycloud.Fumbi shares how the value-centric nature of Currencycloud drew her to the financial technology industry. She hones in on the importance of this value in the workplace- and most notably during her initial interviews.Creating the perfect hiring process is a well-known pain point for many firms. Fumbi guides us through the steps we can take to ensure hiring best reflects the intrinsic nature of your firm, and most crucially invites diversity of thought.Fumbi launched the first Afro-Caribbean employee resource group at Currencycloud, creating a safe space to share challenges and collectively work towards tangible, inclusive solutions. Her work hasn't gone unnoticed and she was a finalist for Inspirational Women of the Year at the Black Tech Achievement Awards!Thank you Fumbi for joining us on the Women of FinTech Podcast!​Stream the Full Episode now on your chosen podcast platform.Spotify​Apple​Buzzsprout​

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    The Most Influential Financial Technology Firms of 2023 | The Financial Technologist

    This year's first edition of The Financial Technologist is here- and we're celebrating The Most Influential Financial Technology Firms of 2023!Join us as we place a spotlight on the firms that are transforming the industry, paving the way for exciting marketplace evolution and showcasing what it means to truly raise the bar. And industry thought leaders share their exclusive marketplace commentary in one of our largest collections of articles to date. We reveal new insights into The Era of Convergence; raise the conversation on financial wellness; and explore how AI and chatbots will shape financial technology in 2023. Thank you to each contributor- and a massive congratulations to all those recognised as one of this year's Most Influential Financial Technology Firms!You can download your free copy of The Financial Technologist here.

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    The DEI Discussions #WomenofFinTech | Kate Chatzopoulos, Global Head of Operations Strategy at Symphony

    ​Joining Nadia on this episode of The DEI Discussions is Kate Chatzopoulos, Global Head of Operations Strategy at Symphony.We explore Kate's role in transforming the operations sphere, augmenting workflows to create vital efficiencies and bring unparalleled value to key stakeholders.Kate's career journey thus far has been incredibly impressive, and she shares the role confidence played in this. Recognising your own value isn't always an inherent mindset, but for Kate it's crucial that firms and colleagues support one another in creating an environment where self-confidence is a reality for all.And the pair discuss what it will take to address the gender imbalance in technology. Whilst the needle is slowly moving, more action must be taken to create awareness and to enact change. But how exactly do we walk the talk?Thank you Kate for joining us on the Women of FinTech Podcast!Stream the Full Episode now on your chosen podcast platform.SpotifyAppleBuzzsprout​

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    Creating Value and Improving Business | FinTech Focus TV with Simon Dewsbury, Managing Partner at Zannogen

    Joining Toby on the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV is Simon Dewsbury, Managing Partner at Zannogen.With a clear 2023 vision and exciting plans for his company, Simon offers us an exclusive insight into the development of solution-orientated Zannogen, and the work they are doing to enhance the growth of businesses globally.As a consultancy, Simon holds a unique marketplace position, and so is able to offer us expansive commentary on the politics, success metrics and challenges of the business landscape- particularly apt for financial technology and recent industry upheaval.Simon also shares insights on how growth-lead companies can improve operational efficiency, drive productivity and value through the use of data. Data and harnessing its abilities has been a topical subject across the marketplace- and one that will undoubtedly shape 2023. Tune into this episode of FinTech Focus TV and learn from Simon how can you stay at the fore of change and dynamism.​You can stream or watch the entire episode via your chosen platform below.YouTubeSpotifyAppleBuzzsprout​

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    The DEI Discussions #WomenofFinTech | Rukayyat Kolawole, Founder of PaceUP Invest

    ​Joining Nadia on this episode of the The DEI Discussions is Rukayyat Kolawole, Founder of PaceUP Invest.Rukayyat expresses how challenging it was to move from Nigeria (a country that encourages women to be successful) to the UK, where a distinct male-dominated culture exists in the finance space. Rukayyat has since moved to Germany and that is where she founded PaceUP Invest- and until recently, she was the only black female fintech founder in Germany.Growing up in a community where women empowered women, she carried those learns and culture forwards, creating PaceUp to help women and underrepresented communities with finance, and encouraging a greater understanding of financial well-being. It also provided Rukayyat with a platform to empower the next generation, and educate them on the role they play in driving change.Thank you Rukayyat for joining us on the Women of FinTech Podcast!Stream the Full Episode now on your chosen podcast platform.Apple Podcasts:​Spotify:​​Buzzsprout:​​

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    Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist | Judging Panel

    Nadia Edwards-Dashti, our Chief Customer Officer, was part of the esteemed judging panel for the 2022 Women in FinTech Powerlist; celebrating the fantastic host of individuals that are walking the talk for change in the space.Thank you to Innovate Finance for the opportunity- and for continuing to recognise the women across financial technology that are making a tangible impact!And ​congratulations to everyone recognised in this year's Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist!You can view the full list below here.