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Sales have topped €200m at Kerry-based Fexco as it buys up UK businesses
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Sales have topped €200m at Kerry-based Fexco as it buys up UK businesses

Oct 24th 2018, 11:04 AM 485 Views 0 Comments

The foreign exchange and financial services firm has been investing heavily in R&D and acquisitions.

The 7 steps to buying another business without getting stung
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The 7 steps to buying another business without getting stung

Oct 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 509 Views 0 Comments

Acquiring an established firm is less risky than starting your own. But it’s not hazard-free.

Strict finance regulations drove Dublin data analytics firm Corvil into the red last year
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Strict finance regulations drove Dublin data analytics firm Corvil into the red last year

Oct 19th 2018, 1:00 AM 382 Views 0 Comments

The company’s customers were pre-occupied with compliance and sales took a hit.

Dublin's Chasing Returns wants to help investors tame their emotions - and make more money
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Dublin's Chasing Returns wants to help investors tame their emotions - and make more money

Oct 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 622 Views 0 Comments

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the fintech company.

Citibank fined €1.3m by the Central Bank over 'prolonged and serious' lending code breaches
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Citibank fined €1.3m by the Central Bank over 'prolonged and serious' lending code breaches

Oct 8th 2018, 11:49 AM 429 Views 0 Comments

The bank failed to obtain approval for loans to individuals who were related parties.

Irish-founded fintech firm First Circle has landed $26m to take on Southeast Asia
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Irish-founded fintech firm First Circle has landed $26m to take on Southeast Asia

Oct 3rd 2018, 10:35 AM 471 Views 0 Comments

The Philippines-based lender wants to eventually expand in the region.

How Ireland can nurture a generation of blockchain professionals
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How Ireland can nurture a generation of blockchain professionals

Sep 29th 2018, 12:00 PM 664 Views 0 Comments

This isn’t a lofty ambition – there’s already a groundswell of momentum behind the technology.

The Collison brothers' Stripe is now valued at $20bn after another funding round
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The Collison brothers' Stripe is now valued at $20bn after another funding round

Sep 27th 2018, 9:46 AM 792 Views 0 Comments

Chief executive Patrick Collison said the company has no plans to go public.

Future Finance's new chief wants to take the Dublin company beyond student loans
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Future Finance's new chief wants to take the Dublin company beyond student loans

Sep 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 2,355 Views 0 Comments

Olga Dolchenko was promoted this summer to steer the lender to profitability.

Fintech firm Fenergo is back in the black - but it's looking for funding to tap new markets
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Fintech firm Fenergo is back in the black - but it's looking for funding to tap new markets

Sep 20th 2018, 5:35 PM 1,107 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin software company wants to secure more funds for its expansion plans.

'It's too easy for me to take the money and buy a yacht': Why Irish firms want ICO regulation
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'It's too easy for me to take the money and buy a yacht': Why Irish firms want ICO regulation

Sep 17th 2018, 1:00 AM 1,198 Views 0 Comments

The plummeting value of cryptocurrencies isn’t the only concern for startups dipping into the sector.

'People were raising millions without even a product': Inside the world of startup ICOs
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'People were raising millions without even a product': Inside the world of startup ICOs

Sep 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 718 Views 0 Comments

Advocates of ‘initial coin offerings’ say they can represent a viable alternative to venture capital.

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts
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KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts

Sep 13th 2018, 3:16 PM 577 Views 0 Comments

Well-funded fintech startups are lining up to poach customers from traditional banking firms.

Australian firm Ignition Advice is building Ireland as its post-Brexit 'springboard' to Europe
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Australian firm Ignition Advice is building Ireland as its post-Brexit 'springboard' to Europe

Sep 10th 2018, 1:00 AM 1,302 Views 0 Comments

The fintech outfit’s Dublin office will support the company’s plans for going global.

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts
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KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts

Sep 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 2,926 Views 0 Comments

Well-funded fintech startups are lining up to poach customers from traditional banking firms.

Kerry foreign-exchange giant Fexco is betting the cashless society is 'fake news'
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Kerry foreign-exchange giant Fexco is betting the cashless society is 'fake news'

Sep 3rd 2018, 1:00 AM 1,052 Views 0 Comments

The Irish company has been on the acquisition trail in the UK.

One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland
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One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:30 AM 12,423 Views 17 Comments

Coinbase is testing Dublin as part of its aggressive global expansion.

AIB is trialling blockchain technology to streamline anti-money laundering checks
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AIB is trialling blockchain technology to streamline anti-money laundering checks

Sep 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 1,240 Views 0 Comments

The pillar bank is working with US firm R3 and several other financial institutions.

One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland
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One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland

Aug 30th 2018, 5:49 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

Coinbase is testing Dublin as part of its aggressive global expansion.

Peer-to-peer lender Flender has just raised millions to lend to small businesses
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Peer-to-peer lender Flender has just raised millions to lend to small businesses

Aug 27th 2018, 10:02 AM 699 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin-based firm is on a quest to hit a much larger €50 million round.

One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland
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One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland

Aug 23rd 2018, 1:00 AM 3,662 Views 0 Comments

Coinbase is testing Dublin as part of its aggressive global expansion.

'This is a critical quarter': Most smaller Irish firms still don't have a plan for Brexit
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'This is a critical quarter': Most smaller Irish firms still don't have a plan for Brexit

Aug 20th 2018, 1:00 AM 271 Views 0 Comments

Businesses are ‘overwhelmingly negative’ about the potential fall-out – but they aren’t planning ahead.

Kerry's Fexco has snapped up another London FX firm to strengthen its place in the City
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Kerry's Fexco has snapped up another London FX firm to strengthen its place in the City

Aug 15th 2018, 10:29 AM 491 Views 0 Comments

The firm has been on the acquisition trail for several years.

A probe into FBD's boss has 'cast an unwelcome shadow' - despite coming up clear
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A probe into FBD's boss has 'cast an unwelcome shadow' - despite coming up clear

Aug 14th 2018, 1:44 PM 733 Views 0 Comments

The insurer has concluded its investigation into allegations against chief executive Fiona Muldoon.

'It could be a very public failure': The rollercoaster of equity crowdfunding for startups
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'It could be a very public failure': The rollercoaster of equity crowdfunding for startups

Aug 12th 2018, 6:00 AM 944 Views 0 Comments

Irish firms that have raised money on the platforms say it pays to temper expectations.

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction
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KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

Aug 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 22,387 Views 0 Comments

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

KBC has been labelled 'sloppy' for hiring a worker with a prior conviction
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KBC has been labelled 'sloppy' for hiring a worker with a prior conviction

Aug 10th 2018, 5:29 PM 978 Views 0 Comments

The bank said that the case was an ‘isolated occurrence’.

CurrencyFair has bought a Hong Kong firm for its master plan to take on Asia
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CurrencyFair has bought a Hong Kong firm for its master plan to take on Asia

Aug 8th 2018, 10:25 AM 386 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin money transfer company is making a big play as part of a €20m investment plan.

'People now know what it is': Why blockchain is less of a 'hard sell' for this Big Four firm
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'People now know what it is': Why blockchain is less of a 'hard sell' for this Big Four firm

Aug 5th 2018, 4:00 PM 1,432 Views 2 Comments

Deloitte set up its European blockchain lab in Dublin two years ago.

'Changing the relationships between banks and customers will take a lot more than slick PR'
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'Changing the relationships between banks and customers will take a lot more than slick PR'

Aug 4th 2018, 12:00 PM 374 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank’s report into bank culture is a start – but much more needs to be done.

This low-key Dublin fintech startup has sealed €15 million in investment
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This low-key Dublin fintech startup has sealed €15 million in investment

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:41 PM 2,654 Views 0 Comments

Leveris is developing a platform for building and operating banking services.

Ireland is getting its first equity crowdfunding platform for startups
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Ireland is getting its first equity crowdfunding platform for startups

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:00 AM 1,375 Views 0 Comments

Spark Crowdfunding will join the existing cohort of peer-to-peer lenders in the unregulated Irish market.

Irish firms are twice as likely to get rejected for bank loans as their European rivals
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Irish firms are twice as likely to get rejected for bank loans as their European rivals

Aug 1st 2018, 4:44 PM 281 Views 0 Comments

Indigenous businesses also pay double the interest on their borrowings on average.

FBD's profits have jumped - but an investigation into its CEO could act as 'a drag'
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FBD's profits have jumped - but an investigation into its CEO could act as 'a drag'

Aug 1st 2018, 11:24 AM 457 Views 0 Comments

The insurer has ‘underperformed’ compared to the European sector since the probe was announced.

Ireland's oldest stockbroker is being sold to Chinese investors
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Ireland's oldest stockbroker is being sold to Chinese investors

Jul 31st 2018, 5:16 PM 1,437 Views 0 Comments

The deal represents a major payday for Goodbody’s owners.

A west Cork fintech company has scored a massive investment to expand globally
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A west Cork fintech company has scored a massive investment to expand globally

Jul 31st 2018, 12:00 PM 1,401 Views 0 Comments

Global Shares plans to bolster its presence in several international markets after the $25m deal.

An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin
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An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin

Jul 28th 2018, 9:45 AM 23,267 Views 44 Comments

HSBC, Santander and Deutsche Bank are all part of the We.trade consortium.

An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin
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An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin

Jul 26th 2018, 2:03 PM 811 Views 0 Comments

HSBC, Santander and Deutsche Bank are all part of the We.trade consortium.

An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin
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An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin

Jul 23rd 2018, 1:00 AM 3,733 Views 0 Comments

HSBC, Santander and Deutsche Bank are all part of the We.trade consortium.

'I worked on building sites and got covered in dead rats - I was the lackey'
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'I worked on building sites and got covered in dead rats - I was the lackey'

Jul 17th 2018, 6:04 PM 1,765 Views 0 Comments

Big Red Cloud CEO Marc O’Dwyer also talks about a common work habit he’s tried to kick.