Resilience, differentiation and scalability – why you need specialists

Fintech is a market that is in many ways defined by specialism. The first fintech disrupters took aim at specific services and through technology reduced costs, improved the experience and boosted accessibility.

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A History of Payments: The Evolution of Credit Cards

Here at Moorwand, we think each payment type deserves its time in the spotlight. For our second instalment of 'History of Payments' series, we delve into the world of credit cards.

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The end of universal banking: why success in fintech relies on specialists

Fintechs are realising that the key to longevity is being a specialist - solving specific problems in a way no one else can. But, to create the best and most specialised solutions fintechs must work with the most specialised partners.

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UK Budget & Kalifa Review: A fintech breakdown

Moorwand has put together a point-by-point breakdown of both the Kalifa Review and the fintech-related policies included in Sunak’s Budget.

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What makes a fintech startup a success?

What makes a fintech startup a success? FinTech Magazine spoke to Luc Gueriane and five other industry experts about launching a successful startup in 2021. Head to page 32 to read the full article.

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Gender equality: how to make finance more inclusive

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021 Vicki Gladstone, Moorwand CEO and COO, spoke to Verdict Electronic Payments International about her journey to leadership.

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Moorwand CEO Vicki Gladstone selected for Top 100 Women In Fintech

Vicki Gladstone, Moorwand CEO and COO, has been selected as one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech by FinTech Magazine and their audience. See the whole top 100 list.

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Vialet selects Moorwand as Issuer and BIN Sponsor for new credit launch

Alternative financial solutions provider VIALET has selected Moorwand as the issuer and BIN Sponsor across Poland, Spain, Lithuania and Latvia for its new credit product .

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The History of Payments: The rise of Prepaid Cards

Customers are presented with a wealth of payment methods daily, so Moorwand has created a new series where our team will delve into the different types available. First up: Prepaid Cards

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What do customers want from their banking products?

The UK is crowded when it comes to banking, so businesses wanting to succeed in this space need to ascertain what customers really want from their payments and banking products. But does what the market think?

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Luc Gueriane joins EPA Project Banking Access team

Moorwand is pleased to announce that Luc Gueriane, CCO, has joined a group of other industry figures to support the Emerging Payments Association Project Banking Access group.

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Mobile wallets aren’t going anywhere, and here’s why…

In a pre-pandemic world, mobile wallets struggled to compete with the penetration rates of alternative - more embedded - payment methods. But then COVID happened, and it caused the payments landscape to shift.

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From Open Banking to contactless payments, what will shape the fintech industry in 2021?

2020 has been dramatic to say the least. We can expect this turbulent year to have a longstanding impact with even more drastic change on the horizon. So, what do the next 12 months have in store?

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Open banking has struggled to take off in the UK, but could this change?

Despite growing numbers, Open banking has so far struggled to take off in the UK, but this could all change as investment and collaboration grows, it is discussed more and a longer-term view is taken for usage

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Why fintech firms must avoid becoming a jack of all trades and master of none

The fintech industry was driven by the financial crisis of 2008 with a view to changing financial services, but have some fintech firms lost sight of their individuality in an attempt to please too many customers?

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How can fintechs build more trust with users after COVID-19?

As some customers have chosen to move back to familiar, ‘trusted’ financial brands during COVID-19, how can relatively new faces in the market keep and boost their credibility after a year like 2020?

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The seven payments trends to pay attention to post-Coronavirus

Moorwand asks the question: what should payments firms’ post-coronavirus priority list look like? We put together some of the key trends in the industry to get firms thinking.

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How COVID is turning the UK cashless

Luc Gueriane writes about how moving closer to a cashless society is a good thing for the public and fintechs, and how many programmes (with digital banking) are helping to make banking more financially inclusive.

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The FCA’s Dear CEO letter: impact on e-Money & payments institutions?

Gareth Mahoney, Moorwand Head of Compliance, writes for FinExtra about some of the key areas raised in the FCA's latest Dear CEO letter and explains what it means for EMIs and PIs

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Will cashlessness prompt a rise in business banking for merchants?

Luc Gueriane writes for FinExtra about whether cashlessness will prompt a rise in business banking for merchants as a response to COVID-19

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Moorwand assists with launch of PAYTECH Book

Moorwand’s CEO, Robert Courtneidge, is part of the editing team of the new PAYTECH Book, a payment technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and FinTech visionaries.

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DeVere Group taps Moorwand to issue its multi-currency card Vault

Moorwand has today announced that it has been selected by deVere Group to provide issuing services and BIN Sponsorship for Vault, its multi-currency Mastercard, across 14 different European markets.

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Open Banking is falling behind its objectives as adoption remains low

Luc Gueriane and David Monty speak to Bobsguide about how Open Banking is still not creating a more competitive retail banking landscape, despite over two million users in the UK

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In a rush to contactless pay, cash should be protected

Writing for Payment Source, Luc Gueriane says the burning question is no longer how do we accelerate towards a cashless society, but how do we do this without creating financial exclusion in the process?

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Moorwand’s Luc Gueriane on balancing cashless and inclusion

Luc Gueriane is interviewed by Payment Expert about the future of cashless, emphasising the key role of fintechs and the importance of financial inclusion.

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FCA needs intense safeguarding revisal, say UK PSPs

Moorwand CCO is interviewed by BobsGuide about the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulations on firms safeguarding client funds and managing prudential risk.

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Will COVID-19 be the catalyst for the UK to fully embrace digital payments?

Luc Gueriane, Moorwand CCO, goes on the IBS Intelligence podcast to speak about whether COVID-19 will be the catalyst for the UK to fully embrace digital payments

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Starling Bank wins Covid with a shed

Luc Gueriane speaks to The Fintech Times about why Starling Bank has been the only challenger bank to record more app downloads in May than the year before

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Coronavirus & a cashless society: We can’t leave the most vulnerable behind

Moorwand CCO Luc Gueriane speaks to ZDNet about the move to a cashless society and how a failure to go cashless limits innovation in the fintech sector

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COVID-19: will fintechs crash, survive or get bought?

Moorwand CCO Luc Gueriane writes for Fintech Futures - COVID-19: will fintechs crash, survive or get bought?

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K Wearables chooses Moorwand to power its contactless payments ring

Payments company K Wearables has selected Moorwand to provide BIN sponsorship and digital banking services for its contactless payment ring.

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Luc Gueriane promoted to Moorwand Board following company growth

Luc Gueriane has been promoted to the Moorwand board after having a major impact on the business by signing over 50 new customers in the last year.

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Moorwand CEO speaks about hotly debated central bank digital currencies

The World Economic Forum in Davos debated the creation of credible and trusted digital currencies. Moorwand CEO, has been interviewed by IBS Intelligence about his thoughts on the topic being discussed by the world.

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