Tuesday, July 5, 2022

QualityKiosk recognized as the best customer experience provider

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QualityKiosk Technologies, an independent digital assurance solutions provider, was awarded the Best Customer Experience Provider title at the MEAFinance Banking Technology Summit and Awards 2022 held on 19 May at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai. The award recognized QualityKiosk for its innovative and extensive customer experience solutions that have enabled banks to enhance client satisfaction with day-to-day banking experiences.

Ali Dibadj joins Janus Henderson as Chief Executive Officer and Director

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Janus Henderson Group plc announced that Ali Dibadj has joined the Company as CEO. Mr. Dibadj has also been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. He succeeds Roger Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, who had served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 1 April 2022 to 20 June 2022.  Mr. Thompson will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer.

CEM Benchmarking research queries the standards of superannuation

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A report by CEM Benchmarking (CEM), one of the world’s most authoritative pension fund researchers, reveals the effectiveness of the “Your Fund, Your Super” (YFYS) test when applied against a global set of large institutional investors over a nearly 30-year period.

Most downloaded apps: Is traditional finance management on its way out?

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The end of the financial year is nearly upon us and Sensor Tower, the market intelligence firm, has lifted the lid on which apps Aussies are downloading to help get their finances in check. The data has revealed it appears a new era of fintech is starting to shape Aussies' personal finance management with crypto apps and BNPL apps consistently featuring in the top 10. 

Over two thirds of Australians don’t believe they’ll ever be wealthy

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Amid rising interest rates, surging inflation pushing increasing cost of living pressures, and a housing affordability crisis, Aussies are pessimistic that they’ll ever be wealthy. YouGov study commissioned by crypto wealth platform Dacxi has found that only 27% of Aussies believe they will ever meet their own definition of ‘wealthy’ in their lifetime if they remain in Australia.

Consumers are increasing their digital activity despite rising fraud concerns

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Digital financial transactions have become commonplace in recent years, growing a number of savvy consumers with a heightened awareness of fraud and the role security tools play in protecting them. Insights from Experian’s annual Global Identity & Fraud Report found that over half of consumers surveyed globally have been a victim of fraud or know someone who has – where identity theft has surpassed credit card theft as their biggest security worry.

Taulia hires SaaS industry ace Danielle Weinblatt as its CPO

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Taulia, a provider of working capital management solutions and part of the SAP Group has announced the hire of Danielle Weinblatt as Chief Product Officer. Danielle will oversee Taulia’s product organization and execute its product vision, strategy, and development roadmap. She will focus on building innovative offerings, expanding product suites to new geographic markets, and will work closely with SAP to provide customers with the best working capital tools needed to thrive in the networked economy. Danielle will report directly to Taulia’s CEO, Cedric Bru, and will work closely with Taulia’s Sales, Marketing and Technology leads.

Preqin forecasts Asia-Pacific private capital AUM to reach $2.25tn in 2026

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Preqin, the global leader in alternative assets data, tools, and insights, published its 2022 Alternatives in APAC Report. The report shows some of the key investment opportunities that the region presents as well as some of the challenges faced in the market.  

Harbourfront hires Ryan Ackers as first VP of Business Development

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Harbourfront Wealth Management (HFWM or Harbourfront) announced the appointment of Ryan Ackers as Vice President of Business Development to the Canadian independent wealth management firm. Ryan Ackers joins Harbourfront from GBL where he led Business Development for Western Canada, Canada’s largest provider of IPPs and RCAs.

Global Processing Services appoints Cameron Cox as its inaugural CTO

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Global Processing Services (GPS), a payment tech platform, announced the appointment of Cameron Cox as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). In this newly created role, Cameron will shape GPS’ strategic integrated payments business initiatives to capture new international growth opportunities. Based in London, Cameron sits on GPS’ global executive committee.