How to thrive in an ever changing market, a conversation with the COO of Qualco
Spyros Retzekas, COO at Qualco says agility is the key.
Spyros Retzekas, COO at Qualco says agility is the key.
Its now one of the largest online payment service providers in Poland.
Three Polish ex-bankers are building their own challenger banks in Poland right now, as you’re reading this.
LinkedIn’s former talent hunter will head international recruitment.
It aims to expand its services to Portugal, Italy and France.
Phishing campaign at Polish bank serves as a warning for us all.
Nordic firm has acquired 51% stake in the consolidated payments group.
hiPRO Connector is going live as part of the new agreement.
Digital, mobile, cards, e-commerce – it’s all happening.
Unveils pilot implementation of LitePOS solution with eService.
Bank pushes its revamp and wants to link up with fintechs.
The loving duo unveils the Heart Ventures for start-up action.
Looking for international markets.
Polish Financial Supervision Authority joins the sandbox craze.
Seeking a licence from one of the Baltic countries.
Both brands will remain separate and maintain leadership.
Billon and Polish Credit Office team up for innovation and information.
Teams with Igoria Trade for payments in 150 currencies.
Polish bank goes for full implementation of Trudatum platform.
Santander will launch DLT-based international payments for retail customers in Spain, Brazil, Poland and the UK.
Alior Bank has unveiled its acceleration programme for technology start-ups using the OpenAPI environment based on IBM technology, implemented by business solutions developer Tuatara.
The European Commission (EC) has confirmed its officials carried out unannounced inspections in “a few member states” concerning online access to bank account information by competing service providers. The EC doesn’t name the countries involved, but “according to people familiar with the matter” that spoke to the Financial Times, Poland and the Netherlands are among […]
Warsaw-based Bank Millennium has launched “Europe’s first issuer wallet” using Visa tokenisation – so its customers can use the mobile app to create a virtual equivalent of their card. The bank says virtualising the card and using the service is free of charge, and cardholders can pay with their phone via HCE (host card emulation). […]
Poland-based mBank has started to license its mobile and online banking system to other financial institutions outside Poland. The first taker is La Banque Postale (LBP) in France. The implementation will be carried out with the help of Accenture, mBank’s “strategic partner”. Alice Holzman, director of digital at LBP and lead of the bank’s New […]
Towarowa Gielda Energii (TGE – Polish Power Exchange) has launched a new trading system provided by Nasdaq. Nasdaq has partnered with TGE since 2008 and the new technology allows TGE to expand future activities, including adding commodity and derivative instruments to its business offering. The trading platform features multi-market model support, a range of order […]
Poland’s Idea Bank has launched the first bank branch on rail tracks and the first co-working space for travellers. Called the Idea Hub Express carriage, the bank selected Poland’s PKP intercity trains, and the hub will be for passengers traveling on the Warsaw-Poznan-Warsaw, Warsaw-Krakow-Warsaw and Warsaw-Wrocław-Warsaw routes. Selected trains linking the cities will have a […]
Poland’s Alior Bank has unveiled its growth ambitions and number of branch closures over the next three years with its “Digital disruptor” strategy. In its 65-page report, the bank does the usual trick of praising itself and its disruptive qualities, calling itself the “largest ever start-up” in Central and Eastern Europe in the financial services […]
Idea Bank in Poland has launched “the world’s first pay-as-you-drive” car loan model – Happy Miles – with the payments calculated according to the travelled distance. A GPS device installed in the vehicle automatically sends the information about the distance covered to the lender.
Android Pay is now live in Poland – the first country on continental Europe to launch the service.
Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs and its banking sector have launched a project, “From paper to digital Poland”, to boost the digitalisation of the nation’s public administration. With the project, Poles can use their banking ID and password to log in to the social insurance board, contact public administration offices or a local government’s site […]
Poland-based subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group, Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas, is automating its risk management ops with Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX solution. OneSumX will support asset and liability management (ALM), liquidity risk management and funds transfer pricing (FTP) at Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas. The parties already have a long-standing relationship – BNP Paribas has been […]
Poland’s Idea Bank has launched an experimental branch aimed at corporate clients. The ‘Idea Hub’ bank branch was created to test the idea that innovative bank branches can attract customers and provide a complementary service to online and mobile banking services.
A new bank-run mobile payment service is set to launch in Poland next month, following collaborative efforts between six Polish banks. The new service will allow customers to make payments in stores and online, withdraw cash and send P2P transfers, all using their mobile phone.
Banking Group Santander has added m-commerce to its mobile banking and payment app, in a development it is claiming as the world’s first ‘superwallet’.
Poland’s Getin Bank has implemented biometric signature verification in a roll-out of unstaffed remote branches using Virtual Teller Machines under its Getin Point brand. The technology allows customers to carry out banking tasks that require a signature without having to go to a traditional branch.
Vienna’s Raiffeisen Bank International is to centralise reconciliation across six of its regional subsidiaries, in a move it says will lead to better automation and more efficient processing.
Mobile phone-based payment solutions will eclipse cards by allowing bank customers to pay directly from their accounts, says a PKO Polski executive.
Polish IT specialist Comarch has launched a mobile business banking solution aimed at banks that want to give corporates, SMEs and micro business customers a mobile offering.
US banking and payments technology specialist FIS has launched a cloud-based real time core banking utility aimed at mid-tier banks in central and eastern Europe, which it says will help client to roll out new products faster and cheaper than ever before.
Poland’s Warsaw Stock Exchange has introduced co-location systems designed to appeal to high-frequency traders, as Italy clamps down on HFT with Europe’s first HFT-specific tax. The moves highlight ongoing national and international divisions over the role of HFT in capital markets.