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Fintech outfit ShareIn sets sights on European expansion

Crowdfunding technology firm ShareIn is targeting expansion in Europe after launching its first multilingual and multi-currency platforms.

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The ATM of the future could provide a much wider range of services than today's devices. Picture: Ian Rutherford

What will the ATMs of the near future look like?

With this week marking the 50th anniversary of the first cash machine appearing on the nation’s streets, what does the future hold for the humble ATM?

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EY said that one in three 'digitally active' consumers now use fintech on a regular basis. Picture: Shutterstock

Fintech set for further surge after leap in take-up

Levels of financial technology adoption among the general public have surged globally over the past 18 months, with the UK leading the way among developed nations, according to a new study.

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SFE chief executive Graeme Jones, left, with Burness Paull partner Callum Sinclair. Picture: TSPL

Scottish fintech body to be established to drive growth

A new body is to be created with the aim of promoting growth in Scotland’s burgeoning financial technology (fintech) sector.

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Pensions Dashboard to show all your pensions in one place

What do you think of when you hear the word pensions? Do you see pensions as smart, savvy and primed for innovation? Or something best left to the pensioners?

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Facebook live: how can we realise Scotland’s Fintech Potential

Key players from Deloitte, Burness Paull, SDI and Scottish Financial Enterprise return for a special panel discussion to discuss ways for Scotland to unlock its potential as a global leader in fintech.

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Video: what will open banking do for me?

Open banking and new data protection regulations are two of the topics discussed in the latest Facebook Live interview on fintech.

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Collaboration ‘key to unlocking fintech potential’

Collaboration is the vital ingredient needed to unlock Scotland’s full potential as a financial technology powerhouse, according to a key figure at payments technology specialist NCR.

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Video: ATM maker NCR on Scotland’s fintech future

Scotland led the way with the manufacture and development of cash machines and this, according to Vice President and GM of NCR Corporate’s software business, Joe Gallagher, puts the country in a good place when it comes to becoming a global fintech centre.

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Edinburgh-based ZoneFox was co-founded by Dr Jamie Graves in 2010. Picture: Graeme Hunter

ZoneFox ramping up team in fight against cyber-crime

Cyber-security specialist ZoneFox is among the new breed of fast-growing companies making their mark in the field of financial technology (fintech).

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Pinsent Masons partner Tony Anderson says regulators are playing catch-up as financial technology advances. Picture: Contributed

Tony Anderson: Future of money requires pause for thought

The Competition & Markets Authority has introduced a package of reforms aimed at ensuring retail bank customers benefit from technological advances, while new entrants and smaller providers can compete more fairly with the high-street giants.

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Whisky - and fintech - are important factors in Scotland's trade links with Ireland. Picture: David Cheskin/PA

Fears of hit to Scots-Irish trade from hard Brexit

A key figure behind Ireland’s international growth ambitions has raised concerns that a hard Brexit could dent the country’s trade with Scotland.

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How safe will open banking and future fintech innovations be?

The rapid advance of fintech has the potential to revolutionise the way we use and manage our finances. Already, for example, we can transfer money using internet banking or pay for things just by waving our phone near a contactless payment reader. But in the future, it could extend to so much more than that.

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'Financial services in Scotland is in a really strong place,' says TheCityUK chief Miles Celic. Picture: Jiri Rezac

Monday interview: TheCityUK chief executive Miles Celic

Miles Celic, the boss of TheCityUK, the trade body for the financial services and related professional services industry, says the organisation can work with governments “of any political stripe”.

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What is fintech and how will it affect your finances?

It might sound like a geeky buzz-word, but whether you’ve heard of it or not, fintech is here and it’s going to change your life. In fact, the chances are that it already has – and it won’t stop at you. It will shape the world your children live in too. And if Scotland plays its cards right, it could play a leading role in this world-changing revolution.

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Vermilion was a recent success for the Quest team, above, from left: Duncan Thorburn, Graeme Henry, Marcus Noble, Scott Carnegie, Stuart Mitchell and Andrew Hope.  Picture: Stewart Attwood

Fintech companies being powered by global money sources says dealmaker

Quest Corporate, the Edinburgh-based boutique corporate finance advisory firm, celebrated a stellar 2016 rounded off by one of the year’s largest fintech deals.

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SwarmOnline founder and managing director Andrew Duncan. Picture: John Devlin

SwarmOnline makes its mark in the fintech field

After six years of behind-the-scenes preparation, Glasgow-based mobile and web technology company SwarmOnline was launched in 2011 from the living room of founder and managing director Andrew Duncan.

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ScotlandIS chief executive Polly Purvis. Picture: Chris Watt

What does Scotland need to do to be a fintech leader?

We asked leading figures from the financial services and technology sectors what they think.

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Who are the disruptors in Scotland’s fintech scene?

WHEN it’s at a train station, airport or in a classroom, disruption generally isn’t a good thing. And in these contexts, disruptors probably aren’t going to win any popularity contests. In the world of fintech, however, it’s a different story.

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FreeAgent chief Ed Molyneux is eyeing 'further positive progress' for the Edinburgh software firm. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent eyes ‘positive progress’ as revenues soar

Online accounting software developer FreeAgent today revealed a 41 per cent jump in revenues as it posted its first set of full-year figures since floating.

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