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What Is a Faster Payment?

Written by Alex Malyshev on Dec, 14, 2020

Faster Payments is a UK banking initiative that enables mobile, internet, and telephone payments to move between customer accounts, usually within a few seconds. Almost all internet and telephone banking payments in the UK are processed through the Faster Payments Service (FPS).  In 2019

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The Future of Banking: Branchless or Not? Part 4

Written by Alex Malyshev on Jun, 22, 2020

This is the fourth and final article of the series on branchless banking. So far we have discussed the emergence of branchless in the first part, the advance of branchless in the second part, and the shortcomings of branchless in the third part. Now it’s time for the most exciting part -

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German Banking Software

Written by Alex Malyshev on Jun, 22, 2020

The increase in the digitalization of banking services is likely to result in a key tech disruption of Germany’s competitive and overbanked market. Even though conservative client preferences and an aging population are holding back the transformation by protecting incumbent banks’ market

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SDK.finance Invites to AIFC Fintechstars Innovation Day!

Written by Alex Malyshev on Jun, 10, 2020

SDK.finance invites you to join the AIFC Fintechstars Innovation Day, a free, online event on fintech, innovation, and entrepreneurship within the Astana Finance Days. With the aim of bringing the vibrant finance and tech community together, AIFC Fintechstars Innovation Day provides a

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The Biggest Oil Selloff or a New Loyalty Program?

Written by Alex Malyshev on Apr, 21, 2020

What happened?  Yesterday, on April 20th, 2020, oil prices plunged by 321% to -$40.32 per barrel. With oil futures trading in the negative territory, suppliers were offering to pay buyers to take oil off their hands.  The futures contracts for West Texas crude in question are basically a

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