Which Are the Top Three Most Innovative Nations and Why?

Despite the common perception of North America being the most advanced and innovative financial technology market (thanks to Silicon Valley, New York, Vancouver and Toronto), the latest report on the innovative nations ranking challenges that idea. The GII 2016 results suggest that world’s top three innovative nations are all European...

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Singapore FinTech Festival: FinTech Hub's Flight to the Top

Singapore, a leading global FinTech hub has a vibrant and collaborative FinTech ecosystem comprising of 270+ FinTech startups, several technology companies, financial institutions, investors, accelerators, research institutes and institutes of higher learning. With its business-friendly environment, access to expertise and strong support from the government and regulators, the city-state is...

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The Impact and Threat of Money Laundering

Money has been the most instrumental tool invented by humans till date and it has seen big developments in the last couple of years through technological advancement with respect to money transfers. While globalization and innovation in technology have helped in facilitating large sums of money quickly, it has also...

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Can Blockchain Prevent Cybercrime?

In the light of a recent heist of the Bangladesh Bank account from the New York Federal Reserve that resulted in cybercriminals making off with $81 million, many in investment banking are questioning whether there is a need to review financial software to improve cybersecurity measures within their institutions. While...

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The Changing Nature of Innovation in the Digital Age

The nature of innovation changes along with mainstream technologies and their applications across industries. In the digital age, innovation carries different meaning and impact, touching various aspects of organizational operations and development strategies. The prevalence of digital technologies and blooming digital businesses have transformed the very nature of innovation, and...

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Authentication & Security

Global Risk Technologies Invests in Veridu for Global Expansion and Authentication

Europe’s first chargeback remediation specialist announces investment in leading user authentication expert for international growth.  Dublin, Ireland. October 24, 2016 – Global Risk Technologies, Europe’s first chargeback management company and parent of Chargebacks911, announces a significant new investment in London-based Veridu, an innovative identity verification service provider for online merchants....

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Will Future Payment Methods Get Under Your Skin?

The abolition of cash due to new electronic payment options is on everyone's radar. More and more banks are issuing contactless cards and the number of merchants accepting Near Field Communication (NFC) cards is growing steadily. So, as part of the next step, why not shrink your credit or debit...

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What's the Endgame for FinTech?

Amidst all the excitement and sometimes overinflation of financial technology startups’ disruptive potential, entrepreneurs often can't zoom out a bit out and see a bigger picture. While it is understandable when your startup rapidly gains traction and there are no visible barriers, yet the market is not infinitely stretchable. At...

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