Friday, October 7, 2022

Bank of Queensland goes live with retail banking services on Temenos

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Temenos announced that Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has gone live with retail banking services on Temenos Banking Cloud for customers served under the BOQ, Virgin Money and ME Bank brands. Using Temenos cloud-based platform enables Bank of Queensland (BOQ) to offer superior customer propositions with personalized offerings at a fraction of the cost of its legacy systems, building a competitive advantage and a low cost-income ratio.

Lightspeed payments to revolutionise the APAC hospitality and retail sectors

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Lightspeed Commerce Inc., the one-stop commerce platform for merchants to simplify, scale, and create top customer experiences, launched its contactless payment solution, Lightspeed Payments, to tens of thousands of hospitality and retail clients across Australia. 

Four in ten Aussie SMEs to cut costs and postpone investments in FY23

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A taxing financial year is forecasted for Aussie businesses, with many feeling the pressures of a tight labour market, capacity constraints, tighter borrowing criteria and supply chain disruptions. In March, the business exit rate in Australia reached almost 4% as inflation and interest rates were projected to shoot up. Research from a financial comparison website uncovered some financial decisions SMEs will make in FY23 to guarantee their survival. 

Wolters Kluwer FRR to host CFO Roundtable discussion in Sydney

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Wolters Kluwer Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) presents a CFO Roundtable discussion for finance leaders and other senior decision makers in banking and financial services that explores the future of regulatory compliance in banking and how organizations can leverage technology to augment data governance and risk analysis capabilities.

Arbor Ventures reaches strategic partnership deal with Tokio Marine

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Tokio Marine Asia Pte. Ltd. (Tokio Marine) announced a strategic partnership with Arbor Ventures (Arbor), a global Fintech / InsurTech-focused venture capital firm, headquartered in Singapore. This partnership, established through its Innovation Lab in Singapore, marks Tokio Marine's commitment to accelerating the digital transformation of the insurance industry.

Jake Hesson named Underwriting Manager by BHSI amidst rapid growth

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is expanding into the Commercial Hull segment in Australasia and has named Jake Hesson, Underwriting Manager, Marine.

Till Payments partners with Alipay+ to prompt other digital payment methods

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Global payments fintech disruptor, Till Payments (Till) has announced a partnership with Alipay+, a suite of cross-border payments and marketing solutions operated by Ant Group, to integrate Alipay into its new Education product offering and explore the potential integration of other digital payment methods brought by Alipay+

Smart launches keystone, a platform to solve the global retirement problem

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Smart, the leading global retirement technology provider has launched Keystone by Smart – a new technology platform to revolutionise the US$62 trillion retirement savings sector.

Rêv and Searchlight to acquire Netspend from Global Payments

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Rêv Worldwide, Inc., (Rêv), an international fintech, and a provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced that Rêv, in partnership with funds advised by Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (Searchlight), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Netspend consumer business from Global Payments in an all cash transaction valued at $1bn.

V-SQUARE launches new product to incentivize sustainability adoption

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Chicago based V-Square Quantitative Management LLC (V-Square), an international asset management organisation with sustainability at its core of operations, announced that it has expanded its market-leading separately managed account platform with the launch of the V-Square MSCI Global Equity ESG Materiality and Carbon Transition Indexed Strategy.