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Embedded Finance’s watershed year

Banking is continuously changing, especially as the world becomes increasingly digital. Adrian Toynton, Head of Banking Solutions, APAC, FIS, tells us why Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) is instrumental in shaping the payments landscape into what it is today. The hottest FinTech sector in the ANZ...


Businesses warned to be vigilant when paying bills or switching suppliers  

Businesses are being urged to stay vigilant when paying their bills or changing supplier, as new data from Barclays reveals that in the last three months, fraudsters stole the most money from SMEs through invoice scams.  Invoice scams are when fraudsters divert genuine invoices or payment...


Nutanix appoints Rukmini Sivaraman as Chief Financial Officer

Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, has announced the appointment of Rukmini Sivaraman as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2022. Sivaraman will succeed Duston Williams, who is leaving to become CFO of a pre-IPO company in a different space. Williams will remain with...


Big bank de-risking threatening to undermine financial inclusion 

According to new research commissioned by Payments Bank, Banking Circle, big bank de-risking is significantly hampering the efforts of many Financial Institutions to deliver services that empower financial inclusion. The root cause appears to be the risk-averse strategies adopted in...


Interactive experiences are the antidote to digital fatigue 

As digital fatigue increases with video chat and online meeting applications, new data in The 2022 State of Digital Experiences report from ON24 reveals this fatigue does not apply to digital experiences like webinars, curated content and personalised experiences.  Over the...


96% of financial services decision-makers believe hybrid work environments will help recruit talent  

Riverbed | Aternity has unveiled that nearly half (42%) of all IT decision-makers (ITDMs) and 38% of business decision-makers (BDMs) in the financial services sector believe that over 50% of their workforce will remain hybrid post-pandemic. Furthermore, the vast majority of financial services...


Technological inclusion for emerging markets 

RedCloud is on a mission to help small businesses by creating infrastructure for digital marketplaces in emerging economies, such as Peru, Argentina and Nigeria. This helps address the significant technological challenges start-ups face and ultimately improves their financial inclusion and...


Global development finance coalition commits over US$5.5 billion for MSME financing in Africa 

The  coalition for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of the private sector – an international group of 20 development finance institutions that came together in 2020 – has announced commitments of over US$5.55 billion of financing to micro, small and medium enterprises...


72% of business account holders have never switched business bank providers  

Just under three-quarters (72%) of UK business owners and directors have never switched business bank accounts before, according to a new report from, a personal finance comparison site, finder.com. Furthermore, 64% of business account holders don’t intend to switch in the...


Sustainable investing – why it matters, to businesses and investors 

Jessica Robinson, CEO of the Association for Responsible Investment in Asia and a leader in the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, speaks about socially conscious investing, how it’s growing, why it’s a smart way to invest your money and why sustainability credentials are...


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