American Express Canada and Intuit to Provide Simplified Data Sharing for Canadian Card Members

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American Express Canada and Intuit team up to provide simplified Data Sharing for Canadian card members
The digital technology will lay the groundwork for future enhancements to the Card member experience. American Express has been providing access to products, insights, and experiences that enrich lives and build business success in Canada since 1853. Read More>>
Fidelity and BlackRock set to dominate the crypto market Cryptopolitan
Fidelity partnered with BlackRock to develop a platform that integrates traditional financial investment firms with the crypto market. The platform is designed to provide Fidelity’s institutional clients with access to digital assets. The partnership enables both firms to leverage their expertise and resources to foster innovation and promote the widespread adoption of digital assets. Read More>>
A first-of-its-kind partnership between Syfe and PIMCO to offer Fixed Income Portfolios
The partnership will leverage PIMCO’s investment expertise to power Syfe’s portfolio construction process, enabling investors to generate higher current income and long-term capital appreciation. The collaboration is aimed at providing Syfe’s customers with access to PIMCO’s investment strategies and expertise in active fixed-income investing. Read More>>
CapIntel announces strategic Partnership with SEI
The aim is to improve SEI’s sales and marketing processes and enhance communication around SEI’s investment solutions. The goal is to simplify investment business for SEI’s financial advisors and help them solve challenges more effectively. Read More>>
Centre Setup and Expansion
ICICI Bank opens a new branch in Chandigarh
ICICI Bank has opened a new branch in Industrial Area, Phase 2 in Chandigarh. The branch has an ATM cum Cash Recycler Machine that offers cash deposit and withdrawal services 24/7. It provides a wide range of accounts, deposits, loans, and card services, including savings and current accounts, fixed and recurring deposits, auto loans, gold loans, and personal loans. Read More>>
AIIB to open a first overseas office in Abu Dhabi
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has signed a host member agreement with the United Arab Emirates to open its first overseas office in Abu Dhabi. The move aims to bring the bank closer to clients and the frontline of its business. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Guild Mortgage establishes new California offices
Guild Mortgage has strengthened its presence in California by acquiring the Lowe Group, an eight-branch mortgage team. The move adds 40 new members to the Guild team, including area managers, branch managers, transaction coordinators, and processors. With an annual production of over $ 350 million, this acquisition is set to boost Guild’s market share in the region. Read More>>
CAPTRUST acquires Minnesota Firm with $ 770 Million in assets
The addition of QA will more than double CAPTRUST’s talent in the Greater Minneapolis Area and give the firm access to the niche market of Big Four partners. Read More>>
Executive Movements
Absa Bank Kenya has appointed Abdi Mohamed as the Managing Director and CEO
He has previously held roles within the organization, such as Retail and Business Banking Director in Kenya and Zambia and Operations Efficiency Manager in London. Read More>>
JG Wentworth bolsters its executive team with two key leaders
JG Wentworth has appointed Megan MacDonald as Chief Strategy Officer and promoted Megan Parzych to Chief Customer Acquisition Officer. MacDonald brings deep experience in developing and operationalizing growth strategies to support JG Wentworth’s expansion into personal lending. Read More>>
Stifel appoints Maryam Brown and Lisa Carnoy to the Board of Directors
Brown is the President of SoCalGas with 25 years of energy industry experience. Carnoy is a seasoned financial executive and former CFO of AlixPartners. Read More>>
Deutsche Bank considers job cuts and layoffs in latest Restructuring Plan: concerns for employees and investors globally and in India
The bank is facing competition from other large international banks that have made significant investments in technology and digitization. The potential job cuts are likely to have a significant impact on the bank’s employees and the wider financial industry. Read More>>
Bank of America to cut 4,000 jobs amid recession worry executives
Despite reporting strong first-quarter profits, the bank is anticipating a cooling job market and wants to take preemptive measures. The cuts represent 2% of the bank’s total full-time workforce, which had grown by 4% in the year to March. Read More>>
Financial and Market Activity
IDBI Bank net profits surge 64 percent
IDBI Bank has reported the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2023, with net profits surging 64% and reaching a standalone quarterly net profit of $ 138.5 Million. This is its highest standalone quarterly net profit to date. The growth was mainly due to a healthy increase in its core net interest income. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Investment and Financial Support
  • M&T Bank strives to offer a loan, investment, and financial support for low-to-moderate-income communities through its current branches, websites, mobile apps, financial advisors, and relationship managers 
  • M&T focuses on delivering superior customer service and strong engagement in providing loans, investments, and other financial support for low-to-moderate-income families 
  • M&T Bank concentrates on organizational change to make business more efficient, expand the brand across the global market, and integrate new technologies into the business for better growth and development 
  • M&T Bank increases commercial real estate lending capabilities to creatively match financial products to client’s requirements, including different forms of CRE loans, debt capital markets, and agency & insurance company placements.
Digital Banking Solutions
  • M&T Bank is keen on investing in digital offerings as consumers are seeking additional remote and online offerings for loan applications, personal finance, and wealth management. 
  • M&T Bank’s personal finance management tool, Money Smart, utilizes Artificial Intelligence to predict balances in the future for consumers. By working with fintech, the bank can offer more digital options to its retail and small business clients. 
  • M&T Bank aims to connect financial products to customers way through new CRE solutions, including aiming to onboard strategic third-party capital for the benefit of clients 
  • Service Providers with rich expertise in providing digital banking solutions would have an opportunity to serve M&T Bank with better solutions.

Startup Spotlight

Company – CoinMetro
Total Funding – USD 26.82 Mn
CoinMetro is a financial platform fueling the future of blockchain innovation. The company offers a unique financial ecosystem, bridging the gap between traditional finance and blockchain technology. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Account Intelligence Report
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation is shifting its investment toward growth opportunities while also investing in capabilities that support its resilience. Read More>>
Pentagon Federal Credit Union – Account Intelligence Report
Pentagon Federal Credit Union leverages advanced technologies such as document automation, AI bots, contactless payment, and mobile banking app to enhance its customers’ experience and streamline its operations. Read More>>
M&T Bank Corporation (People’s United Financial) – Account Intelligence Report
M&T Bank Corporation strives to provide a dashboard view of finances and digital wallet with 24-hour access for its customers by leveraging AI, RPA, Cloud, and IoT. Read More>>
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