Ethereum 2.0 Upgrade: All you need to know

Ethereum 2.0 is a long-awaited upgrade to the popular Ethereum blockchain. The upgrade is not a general speed update but an all-new blockchain-based on proof of stake consensus. It promises a host...

Why Hyperledger Fabric will Win Against R3 Corda and Quorum?

Blockchain as an emerging technology has not yet reached the ground level and yet the disruptive technology has seen five generations. While the first two generations, Bitcoin and Ethereum were public, permissionless blockchains, Hyperledger Fabric, Corda and Quorum are private and permissioned blockchains. Why this paradigm shifts in technology when it was aimed to be a…

The 3 waves of Fintech innovation

In October 2018, MoneyLIVE and the Chartered Banker Institute conducted a survey on over 600 senior figures across the banking sector. The report based on the survey talked about how the emergence...
Blockchain use cases for KYC and AML

Blockchain use cases for KYC and AML

Know Your Customers (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) are some of the most critical compliances all banks and financial institutions must adhere to. To meet KYC/AML compliances, they are required to maintain specific records of their customers to prevent money...

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Alternative finance to fuel industry growth

Alternative finance to fuel industry growth

Even though banks remain key players in the finance industry, alternative finance and online lending platforms are witnessing immense growth. According to the report by the Federal Reserve, alternative lenders garnered around 32% of all business loan applications in...

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Using AI against payment frauds

Using AI against payment frauds

From peer to peer payments to real-time international transfers, the finance sector is growing rapidly with a blistering urgency of meeting customer demands. Open banking has unlocked a whole new realm for businesses to exploit the bank data and create innovative...

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Akeo bags Gazelle award yet again; aims for new heights

Akeo bags Gazelle award yet again; aims for new heights

Recognised as a ´Gazelle Business´ for the third time Today, Akeo was awarded the title “Gazelle Business” for the third consecutive year. The award is given to Norwegian companies with proven and sustainable economic growth. “We are very proud to be a Gazelle business in Norway for the third time, as it speaks to the…

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How can credit unions leverage Open Banking

How can credit unions leverage Open Banking

The market share of credit unions (CUs) in the finance sector is only a fraction of their bank counterparts. However, they play a valuable part in building a healthy banking sector. They also tend to offer more inclusive banking than some commercial banks. According...

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How to become a PISP player under PSD2?

The Revised Payment Services Directive has been working on to build a framework for the Third Party Providers like PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) and AISP (Account Information Service Provider) to develop services on top of bank’s data. Open Banking under PSD2 has made it all possible with bringing the focus on access to the…

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DAG Technology: Going beyond Blockchain

DAG Technology: Going beyond Blockchain

Similar to the internet in its early days, blockchain technology has experienced massive shifts in acceptance and use cases in a short span of time. The underlying technology to Bitcoin is being leveraged by large organizations to disrupt almost all operations and...

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Open Banking in the UK: What has changed so far

Open Banking in the UK: What has changed so far

Since January 2018, when the UK embarked on its open banking experiment, we have heard a lot about it. Now the regulation is almost two years old, we believe that there have been visible changes in the financial landscape, especially for big banks and firms willing to...

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How will Open Banking impact the market for lending

How will Open Banking impact the market for lending

With open banking leading the way, large banks, financial institutions, and aspiring third party providers are preparing to redefine the financial services. They will produce more personalized products and services catering to the financial needs of the consumers....

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How Big Data can benefit the finance industry

How Big Data can benefit the finance industry

The vast growth of data and technological advancements have significantly transformed the way industries operate and compete. Today, businesses in the finance industry are continuously adopting data-driven approaches to amplify investment decisions and attain...

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