The Open Banking Expo has announced the appointment of two fintech heavy-weight speakers for its morning and afternoon keynote sessions. Google’s renowned former managing director is confirmed as the morning keynote, who will offer a unique insight on the future of Open Banking. Now MD, Fintech at Blenheim Chalcot, Dan Cobley has always been ahead…

The winners of the second annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards were announced last night at the Credit Services Associations’s annual Gala dinner at the Crown Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon. Eighteen winners from the Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation were revealed. Stay tuned…

Introducing ‘Open Banking’ style measures to the energy market would make it easier for small businesses to switch providers and access cheaper tariffs, according to new proposals by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Open Energy: Using data to create a smarter, cheaper and fairer energy market, commissioned by FSB and produced by Fingleton Associates,…

Rent recognition platform CreditLadder and financial network Bud have launched a  new partnership designed to help customers become more creditworthy and get on the property ladder. Bud offers a connected network that helps banks to collaborate with fintechs on creating new experiences for their customers. It’s a service that Bud has developed and piloted with HSBC/First…

LendingMetrics has announced a new free open banking service. The company has been granted FCA permissions as a Registered Account Information Service Provider and have now officially launched the only OpenBanking service to credit providers which is free of charge. As an FCA authorised AISP the company will now be utilising the direct APIs of…

The finalists for Credit Connect’s second annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards 2018, the UK’s celebration of tech innovators in credit and collections, have been revealed. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards, organised by Credit Connect, brings together credit and collections technology executives to honour the industry’s leading players across 18 categories.  The Technology focused-Awards scheme seeks…

New open banking specialist Moneyhub has secured Payment Initiation Services Provider (PISP) authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The authorisation goes one step further from Account Information Services Provider (AISP) status, enabling seamless payments as well as visibility of all financial transactions across accounts in one place. Alongside giving control of payments, income, expenditure,…

Consumer awareness and incentive remain vital to Open Banking success according to Equifax. It now two years on from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA )market review which initiated Open Banking. Jake Ranson, banking and financial institution expert and CMO at Equifax said “Open Banking was established to encourage competition. It’s well known that current account switching remains…

The Bank of England has published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth remained at 8.8 percent in the year to June 2018. Outstanding balances for consumer credit stand at £213.2 billion. The figures are published days after the Office of National Statistics revealed that British households spent around £900 more…

More than half of consumers have never checked their eligibility when applying for a credit card, loan or mortgage, new research from Experian reveals. Each time someone makes an application, a “hard search” is recorded on their credit report which could impact their credit score and reduce their chances of getting accepted for the best…