Now Is the Time to Future-Proof Yourself with Blockchain Domains

When people say “now is the time to do something about” one or the other pressing topic, they know that few will get around to actually doing something. The first day of January is the time to buy a gym membership! A national lockdown is the time to learn...

Super Payments Fires Up in Bristol with £22.5m Funding

The gossip is over as Super Payments has emerged into the fintech world and confirmed it has raised £22.5 million funding. Bristol-based Super is the creation of Samir Desai CBE, co-founder of peer-to-peer lending marketplace Funding Circle. There had been chatter about Super before, and its company page on Crunchbase says...

Singapore Firm Crypto com Gets FCA Regulatory Approval

Crypto.com is looking for fintech supremacy with regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK as a cryptoasset business.  Announced today (17 August), Singapore-headquartered Crypto.com says the registration will enable it to offer products and services to customers in the UK, compliant with local regulations. The cryptocurrency platform was...

Digital FMI Consortium Powers Up for Crypto and CBDC Crusade

IBM and Finastra are two of the names in a new UK cross-industry consortium that wants to reimagine and test new payment rails for the financial system. The Digital FMI Consortium has been unveiled today (17 August) and the new group – standing for 'Digital Financial Market Infrastructure (DFMI)' –...

Business Is Real-Time, When Will IT Catch Up?

Three businesspeople are in a meeting. One is pitching a sales proposition, one is considering the buying company’s procurement policy and the likely benefits of the service or product being offered… and one is wasting company time and resources by tagging along when they should really be working. The salesperson...

Hyperautomation: It’s Not New, and it’s Not Old

The first thing to know about hyperautomation is that it is everywhere. Whether it’s speech recognition to route a call to a bank, or Facebook suggesting who you might like to tag in a photo, this AI-based automation is all around us.  So how is it different from traditional computer...

CareLineLive, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Modulr Secure Tech Deals

Tech companies CareLineLive, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Modulr have all picked up separate deals.  Sunlight Care Group, a home care group with operations in Newham and Redbridge, and a residential care home in Nottingham, has selected CareLineLive to digitise its home care management processes and record-keeping. Manchester-based peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital...

Wavenet Acquires OGL IT and CyberGuard Technologies

Solihull-based Wavenet has bought OGL Computer Support Holdings Limited and its two subsidiaries OGL Computer Support Limited and CyberGuard Technologies. There are no financial details about the acquisition. Wavenet tells eWeek UK there are no job cuts as part of the deal. OGL has 269 employees listed on LinkedIn Wavenet is...

US Data Firm Immuta Unveils European HQ in London

Times are changing for data access and security company Immuta with the launch of its European headquarters in London. Massachusetts-based Immuta has a customer base in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Sweden. Its European customers include Mercedes-Benz Group, Roche, Swedbank and Berlin-based fintech company Billie. It’s happy news for Immuta,...

Parliament Warns of ‘Unfocused’ UK Tech Strategy Risks

The House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee has expressed worries over what it feels is an “unfocused” strategy to build the UK into a tech and science superpower. Earlier this month, the committee published its report, and it specifically points out a history of short-term-focused policy decisions and “a...