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Swift Community Update: Focus on financial crime compliance

20 November 2020 | Finextra

In a recent digital event organised by SWIFT, iBanFirst's Head of Operations & Correspondent Banking, Bertrand Godin, shared his views on why fintechs and non-banks may struggle to implement AI in transaction management and anti-fraud compliance compared with banks.

No-deal Brexit threatens financial services

26 October 2020 | LondonLovesBusiness

With the Brexit deadline looming, and a trade deal between the UK and the EU not yet in sight, iBanFirst CEO and Founder Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier speaks about the advantages of a cross-border payment services solution for SMEs on both sides of the Channel.

Beyond the hype: growing your business with AI

12 October 2020 | Fintech Finance

According to a survey by the World Economic Forum on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Financial Services industry, 77% of business leaders expect that AI will become an essential part of their business within the next two years.

Cross-border payments could mitigate post-Brexit fallout

09 October 2020 | FinTech Magazine

Late September brought the news that Lloyds and Barclays would be closing EU-based UK expat accounts owing to the end of ‘passporting’ - an opportunity for fintechs. Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, Founder and CEO of iBanFirst, shared his insights with FinTech Magazine.

IBanFirst appoints former Groupon director as chief revenue officer

07 October 2020 | Finextra

Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt, who currently serves as Country Manager France at iBanFirst will become CRO, leading the fintech's charge into the Benelux region and Germany, as well as central and eastern Europe, among others.

iBanFirst appoints former Groupon director as Chief Revenue Officer

06 October 2020 | Fintech Finance

The Franco-Belgian fintech has appointed M&A banking specialist Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt as CRO, who will pursue the company's international expansion strategy, notably by spearheading development in the Benelux region, Germany, central and eastern Europe.

Traditional banking is an endangered species: the payments ecosystem holds the answer to its conservation

04 September 2020 | Financial IT

Prior to COVID-19 banks were able to continue traditional, nostalgic ways of working with their customers avoiding the need to fully digitise their operations. For banks to become competitive in the world of international payments, they need to help their customers make

Banks must adapt to survive: harnessing the payments ecosystem

18 August 2020 | Fintech Finance

The COVID-19 crisis caught traditional banks off guard. Up until recently, they existed to serve the needs of a clientele built over decades, using traditional ways of working and a combination of paper and digital processes.

The online bank for SMEs raised 21 million euros on Zoom during confinement

16 August 2020 | Web24

Half started, 2020 will remain a year of all dangers for its iBanFirst bank. Blame it on the coronavirus, which almost compromised a critical fundraising for fintech. In less than a decade, iBanFirst has become “the” online bank for SMEs working abroad.

How to drive post-pandemic business continuity

04 August 2020 | New Business

SMEs are especially susceptible to being left behind. According to a recent COVID-19 survey of UK SMEs conducted by McKinsey (2020), more than half view the country's economy as very or extremely weak, and half expect market stagnation or recession.

iBanFirst accelerates its product innovation with the opening of a R&D centre in Tunisia

22 July 2020 | Financial IT

iBanFirst has chosen Tunisia as the home of its new research and development centre to accelerate its product innovation.

IBanFirst opens R&D centre in Tunisia

22 July 2020 | Finextra

iBanFirst has chosen Tunisia as the home of its new research and development centre to accelerate its product innovation.

Protecting your business against bank transfer fraud

21 July 2020 | Finextra

The upsurge in online fraud attempts during the COVID-19 lockdown is part of a long-term upward trend, internationally, observed in all sectors.

iBanFirst raises USD 23.8m for its borderless financial services

15 June 2020 | The Paypers

French startup iBanFirst, which helps small and medium companies move money around the world, has raised a USD 23.8 million (EUR 21 million) Series C round from Elaia and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund.

European FX payments scale-up raises 21m in lockdown

12 June 2020 | London loves Business

Global financial services provider iBanFirst, delivering solutions across banking borders, has announced that it will continue to expand with the help of venture capital funds Elaia and Bpifrance, through its growth capital fund Large Venture.

Belgian-French fintech startup iBanFirst raises €21M funding to simplify international payments for SMEs

12 June 2020 | Silicon Canals

In the latest development, iBanFirst, a global financial services provider has raised €21 million in a Series C round from Elaia, Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund and previous investors Serena and Breega.

iBanFirst on course for post-Covid growth with €21 million raise

11 June 2020 | Finextra

French VC Elaia and national investment bank Bpifrance, have joined a €21 million funding round in B2B multicurrency payments platform iBanFirst.

Paytech IBanFirst Quenches Funding Thirst With €21m

11 June 2020 | None

European financial services provider iBanFirst has picked up €21 million funding from a range of French admirers. Venture capital firm Elaia and investment bank Bpifrance join fellow French firms Serena and Breega, which first invested in the fintech in November 2018.

iBanFirst raises $23.8 million for its borderless financial services

11 June 2020 | TechCrunch

French startup iBanFirst has raised a $23.8 million (€21 million) Series C round from Elaia and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund.

Fintech, Banking And Finance Trends That Will Define 2020

08 January 2020 | Global Banking & Finance Review

As the New Year begins, it is important to look at the emerging trends in fintech, banking and finance for 2020 in order to help financial institutions prepare for upcoming challenges and developments within the industry.

iBanFirst Expands European Footprint with NBWM Acquisition

20 November 2019 | Finance Magnates

The acquisition will help NBWM’s existing clients, facilitating their ability to make cross-border payments

Deloitte nominates iBanFirst for its Technology Fast 50 for a third consecutive year

12 November 2020 | iBanFirst

For the third year in a row, iBanFirst has made Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 shortlist, cementing its status as one of Europe's fastest growing technology companies.

iBanFirst appoints Chief Revenue Officer to drive its international expansion

06 October 2020 | iBanFirst

Former Groupon Sales Operations Director and M&A banking specialist, Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt, has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at iBanFirst. He will notably be responsible for supporting iBanFirst’s growth across Europe.

iBanFirst hires Chief Data Officer to strengthen its global market position

25 August 2020 | iBanFirst

With the appointment of new CDO Yann Stadnicki, iBanFirst intends to capitalise on the seasoned technologist and data engineer's expertise in business intelligence and analytics to leverage data and help pursue the fintech's hyper-growth strategy.

iBanFirst accelerates its product innovation with the opening of its third R&D centre in Tunisia

22 July 2020 | iBanFirst

iBanFirst has chosen Tunisia as the home of its new research and development centre to accelerate its product innovation.

Elaia and Bpifrance acquire stakes in iBanFirst in a €21 million third round of funding

11 June 2020 | iBanFirst

This Series C round brings the total venture capital funding in the payment fintech to €46 million since its founding in 2013.

French fintech iBanFirst recognised by research firm

05 February 2020 | iBanFirst

Forrester notes the capacity of the disruptors to “make payments faster, cheaper and easier”, whether domestic or international and recognises iBanFirst’s PaaS model.

iBanFirst expands in central Europe with the acquisition of German competitor Forexfix

11 December 2019 | iBanFirst

iBanFirst, global financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders, today announced the acquisition of Forexfix, a German foreign-exchange start-up based in Berlin with clients across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

iBanFirst ramps up its international expansion with the acquisition of NBWM

20 November 2019 | iBanFirst

iBanFirst, global financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders, today announced the acquisition of NBWM, first foreign exchange start-up in the Netherlands with more than 1 000 clients.

iBanFirst unveils pioneering technological stack to make it easier for businesses to manage foreign exchange payments

13 November 2019 | iBanFirst

Leading global financial services provider focuses efforts on designing an innovative customer-centric solution that enables the rapid deployment of services in companies and sets it apart from traditional banks and their outdated systems

iBanFirst enters Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 2018 ranking in the top 100

17 October 2019 | iBanFirst

This benchmark recognises the growth of 500 of the most innovative companies, raising their profile among the most influential investors, venture capitalists and market analysts.

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