Intercepting Technology and Support. An interview with Bert Boerman, CEO,

Bert Boerman, CEO, talks innovation, motivation and dedication with Beyond Exclamation magazine. is an instantly deployable platform with the expertise and technology needed to organize and structure any data, documents and controls. Read the full article here>> read more

How to make a move from banking to FinTech work

Of the bankers who have left the traditional financial services industry to join an established financial technology firm or a FinTech startup, many have trouble making the adjustment, feel like it’s not the best fit for them or simply fail to achieve the success – and enable the lifestyle – that they’d envisioned. On the other hand, plenty of bankers have made a successful move from banking to FinTech, and ... read more

CB Insights Global FinTech Report 2018

VC-backed fintech companies raised $5.4B across 323 deals globally in Q1’2018: Global fintech deal activity hit a new quarterly record. The US saw the largest boost in deals, while Europe saw fintech deal activity dip to a 5-quarter low. Q1’18 fintech funding in South America already surpassed 2017’s annual total: In the first 3 months of 2018, The 10 largest fintech deals to VC backed companies in Q1’2018 were all ... read more

How JPMorgan’s CIO decides which startups to partner with, which to invest in, and which to outright buy (JPM)

  JPMorgan Chase is a giant on Wall Street, but it's also very engaged with the smaller players in the fintech world. The bank paid over $220 million to buy WePay in October, and led a $100 million investment in weeks before that. CIO Lori Beer explained how and why JPMorgan decides to get involved with a tech startup — which can take the form of a residency, partnership, ... read more

Why are Grab, AirAsia, and other big names moving aggressively into FinTech?

Just last week, Grab announced its next move: a financial services venture. AirAsia similarly announced a new digital payments platform, BigPay.  Add that to Go-Pay, WeChat Pay, Sea Group’s AirPay, and we have a host of digital payment platforms from companies that didn’t originally start out in fintech. We asked two experts why this is the case.* Lawrence Cheok, senior research manager at IDC In the short term, it’s about customer acquisition and changing ... read more

London data analytics company Mosaic Smart Data wins inaugural InvestHK UK FinTech Awards 2018

London-based fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) data analytics company Mosaic Smart Data is the winner of the inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards. It was announced on 20 March by InvestHK in conjunction with the UK Department for International Trade. The UK Fintech Awards 2018 follow the launch last September of the UK-Hong Kong Fintech Bridge (“the Bridge”) to foster closer collaboration at government, regulator and business level in the Fintech sector. ... read more

Barnardo’s Chooses CharityStore for EPoS Roll-Out

One of the UK’s leading charities steps into the future with cloud technology at its fingertips Fifty-one Barnardo’s stores across the UK are now using the most cutting-edge cloud technology in retail today, with a further roll out planned for the rest of their stores throughout the year. CharityStore, powered by Cybertill, supplies EPOS systems to more than a third of charity shops in the UK and Ireland, and has rolled ... read more

10 Top Ways to Boost Your Exit Value

  Value can be lost or won on an exit transaction.  Here's Ten Top Tips to ensure you maximise and boost your exit value. 1. Business performance during the exit process Selling a business typically takes around 6 months from the start to popping the champagne corks. During that period it is really important that the business performs according to plan. The number one reason that destroys value during a ... read more