The FinTech Five – 12th May 2023 

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Welcome to the FinTech Five, where we take a fortnightly look at the best articles, news, insights and features from our FinTech Wales members.   

1. IE Hub and Blue Motor Finance Ltd have been jointly shortlisted for a prestigious Car Finance Award

First this week,  IE Hub and Blue Motor Finance Ltd have been jointly shortlisted for a prestigious Car Finance Award. 

Dylan Jones, CEO of IE Hub commented: 

“We are thrilled and honoured to announce that IE Hub has been shortlisted for the prestigious Car Finance Award in the ‘Customer Service Excellence’ category. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service to our valued customers. Our partnership with Blue Motor Finance has been instrumental in providing innovative solutions for our customers and unparalleled customer service. At IE Hub, we believe that exceptional customer service is the foundation of success, and this nomination reaffirms our dedication to exceeding expectations. We extend our gratitude to our customers and partners for their unwavering trust and support.”

2. improperty To Integrate Credas’ Latest Features

Next, iamproperty and Credas are further cementing their successful relationship with a multi-year agreement that will see iamproperty’s Partner Agents benefit from Credas’ latest industry-leading features.

Having worked together since 2019, both companies are dedicated to reducing the heavy lifting required by agents during the homebuying process, deploying innovative technology to save agents time, while providing security and peace of mind. 

Credas’ latest platform offers agents the ability to easily integrate e-signatures, dynamic data capture forms, open banking and compliance checks into their customer onboarding; features designed to help reduce inefficiencies during the homebuying process.

Tim Barnett, CEO of Credas Technologies, said:

“Both Credas and iamproperty operate with the same goal at heart, reducing the time and resource required by agents to operate effectively and compliantly. It’s a perfect partnership in many respects and we look forward to many more years of driving the property sector forward through the development and integration of innovative technology that actually serves a need.”

Click here to read more on the partnership.

3. Wagonex Partnership Team Expands with Two New Appointments

Next this week, Leading vehicle subscription service, Wagonex, has strengthened its relationships team with two new managers, Josephine Young and Jordan Cooper, who have been appointed to work with a growing number of partners to ensure they get the most from the subscription model. 

Josephine, who has 17 years of experience in customer service and account management, primarily within the automotive sector, said:

“Wagonex is a really progressive business that’s leading the way in car subscription services across the UK. In 2014, I attended an event where Volvo talked about car subscription as the future of car ownership, and how car manufacturers needed to accept this shift across the whole automotive industry. In recent years, I’ve seen these predictions start to take shape, which motivated me to apply for this job and get involved in this changing landscape.”

Jordan Cooper brings with him six years’ experience in the automotive industry, predominantly in the car finance sector. On his appointment, Jordan said:

“Wagonex is a really exciting company and one that I believe is going to continue to go from strength to strength. I was really impressed with the look and feel of the platform and having worked predominantly in the car finance sector, I could definitely see how this would positively impact the automotive industry. Throughout the interview process, I really bought into the journey and culture that clearly came across, and knew I wanted to be a part of it.”

Click here to read more about Wagonex’s team expansion. 

4. Backbase sweeps awards for Digital Banking, Platform Provider in the Middle East and Africa



Next, Backbase, the leading Engagement Banking Platform provider, was recognized with two awards at this year’s MEA Finance Banking Technology Awards 2023: “Digital Banking Provider of the Year” and “Best Digital Platforms Provider”. This is the second year Backbase received an award, with this year’s ceremony held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa.

Matthijs Eijpe, Regional Vice President Sales EMEA at Backbase said: 

“We are honored to receive this recognition by the panel of experts at the MEA Finance Banking Technology Awards 2023. These awards serve as a resounding validation of our unwavering commitment to empowering banks with cutting-edge services that drive engagement and streamline digital banking journeys. By transforming the digital capabilities of banks in the region, Backbase is enabling banks to create highly-unique customer experiences that set banks apart from the competition.”

Click here to read more. 

5. Burges Salmon shortlisted for trio of accolades at The Lawyer Awards 2023

Last but not least this week, Burges Salmon has been shortlisted in three categories at The Lawyer Awards 2023, including ‘Sustainability Initiative’, ‘Restructuring Team of the Year’ and ‘Funds Team of the Year’.

The Lawyer Awards set the industry standard for benchmarking and celebrate the best teams and best practice in innovation in the legal industry. The Awards judging panel includes industry experts from The Bar, Private Practice and in-house sectors.

Click here to read more about the shortlist categories Burges Salmon have ben shortlisted for. 

Until Next Time

That’s it for the FinTech Five this week. Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to join us fortnightly for more of the best content from across our FinTech Wales membership.

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