As Fintechs Poke At Legacy Banking, Open Tech Developers Seek a Way In

March 28, 2018

The move to open banking is prying open big banks' budgets, as technology companies approach financial institutions threatened by the encroachment of technologically savvy rivals that are reshaping how consumers send and receive money.

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Bank on Amazon? Reporters Suggest E-Commerce Giant Wants to Handle American’ Finance

March 5, 2018

“I think there’s a lot happening with respect to e-commerce in general — particularly in regard with what Amazon’s doing with Alexa,” said Adam Nanjee, senior vice president of digital banking at the financial software company Zafin. “A lot of these initiatives are looking to connect the dots,” and integrate Amazon more deeply into people’s day-to-day lives, he said.

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TOP 40 UNDER 40

January 1, 2018

At 19, he was at the University of Ottawa, looking at computers for the first time. "I was amazed and excited by what computers could do," says Somji, who graduated summa cum laude in computer engineering in 1991 and began his career at Bell Canada, where he worked in business development, sales and corporate engineering AL-KARIM SOMJI. AGE: 35; President and CEO

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Six essential steps when hiring your first employee

January 1, 2018

Wash, rinse, repeat. "Keep in mind that every hire you make also takes away a little bit of your responsibilities," notes Al Karim Somji, founder and Group CEO of Zafin, a financial technology provider.

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Ready or not: PSD2 is coming

May 1, 2017

Nancy Langer writes about the opportunities available to banks, in light of new regulations.

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PSD2 and banks: Data drain or insight opportunity

May 1, 2017

In this article, Nancy Langer discusses the effect PSD2 will have on banks and the opportunities that will arise as a result of these new regulations.

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