Announcements, Insights & Case Studies
16:55 - 17:10 Advancing Ireland's financial services sector to meet the FinTech challenge
The Irish Government's IFS2020 Strategy has identified FinTech and payments as pivotal to elevating Ireland's entire financial services sector to the next level. Hear from Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State for Financial Services, as he shares more about how the Irish Government is executing this strategy, what it means for start-ups and what opportunities will arise for the industry.
17:10 - 17:20 FinTech must step up to the plate to better serve consumers by understanding financial behaviour across cultures
Remitly CEO and co-founder, Matt Oppenheimer, will share why a ‘developed-to-developing world’ strategy continues to make sense despite anti-immigrant sentiment both in the UK, the US, and Europe broadly.
17:20 - 17:30 Deposit solutions: How Open Banking is transforming the European deposits market
One of the major concerns for Europeans is the current low interest rates environment. In early 2017, Deposit solutions will make interest rate that are well above the market average available to all German savers with an account at Deutsche Bank.This will have a considerable impact for the German economy as Deutsche Bank has more than 10 million retail clients.
17:30 - 17:40 The death of the API: next generation blockchain payments
Caxton, a 'FinTech incumbent' has always been an innovator in the FX and payments space - the very first to offer an online, straight-through international payments platform back in the early 2000s; the first to launch a fee-free currency card for use overseas, the first to offer an integrated multi-currency payment account with a multi-currency card for access. Today Caxton is launching a private blockchain network for its business customers to make it easier, cheaper, faster and more secure for them to send payments across the globe. Departing from the slow, tired SWIFT network, customers can now plug directly into Caxton’s core multicurrency systems without the need for an API.