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Xavier de Pauw joins the Advisory Board of Blanco

Xavier de Pauw has joined the Advisory Board of Blanco on 1 February. As an alumnus of Merrill Lynch and co-founder and CEO of a digital bank, De Pauw is no stranger to the fintech domain. He will actively advise Blanco on developments …
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Joost Walgemoed (CEO Blanco) looks back and forward

Despite the challenges and uncertainty of 2020, Blanco can look back on a satisfying year. AIRS and Blanco have merged and are continuing their step-by-step technical integration towards one platform. This is the moment to hear from …
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Blanco opens a new office in Ukraine

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new office in Cherkasy, Ukraine. We have been working with a talented and diverse team of developers in Ukraine for some time now. This team has been steadily growing over the past few …
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RegTech beyond FinTech

As a contribution to the RegPac Revolutie: 2020 RegTech Summit, Koen Vanderhoydonk (CEO BeLux of Blanco) and Jean-Christophe Mathonet (founder of Prosquare and experienced CFO) talk about how the RegTech spectrum extends beyond the …
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Blanco launches anti-money laundering module for large and small financial companies

More and more financial companies, from VC funds to crypto providers, have to comply with stricter anti-money laundering legislation. To help companies comply with these laws and regulations, fintech scale-up Blanco launches an …
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Bernadette Wijnings’ 5 tips for modern employers

As a strategy consultant, I witnessed how companies organised their employees. That’s when my mission arose: starting the ideal company to work for. I believe in the symbiosis between technology and human skills, both within our company …
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Document to help you navigate and understand outsourcing

As most of our customers will know, the AFM recently asked about outsourcing by Dutch investment firms and investment institutions. 
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Mini-video by Koen on his vision on banking and its future

In this short video, Koen (CEO BeLux at Blanco) was invited by The next generation of finance’ to share his view on banking today and its future for the next generation. Why is banking the sweet spot and how it can make dreams come …
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Blanco’s first lustrum: a retrospect from Bernadette

Five years ago, at the end of October 2015, Joost and I stood in our newly rented office in Spaces Zuidas. Next to us was a pile of newly purchased IKEA desks, a locker and some chairs borrowed from Spaces. Time to get started.
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Koen is co-host of the digital transformation panel discussion with Holland FinTech

What is the difference between digital transformation and digitisation? Koen Vanderhoydonk, responsible within Blanco for BeLux, joins Don Ginsel, founder and CEO of Holland FinTech, to organise a full day of panel discussions on …
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Blanco receives nomination in Computable Awards 2020

We are excited to announce that Blanco has been nominated for the Computable Awards 2020 in the category Tech Startup”. The Computable Awards are the most important ICT awards of the Netherlands. The jury mentions Blanco’s success in …
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Let’s talk about adverse media

An important part of the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) processes is the screening and monitoring of negative media (bad press). Given the large number of sources that need to be filtered through to identify negative media, it can be a tiring …
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Identification and verification using eIDs

As everyone is aware, financial companies are required to conduct customer due diligence (CDD) to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism. An important part of the CDD process is identifying the customer and verifying …
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How Blanco can help to solve current Benelux market challenges

The digital age continues to rage on and some believe that the current market situation is a catalyst for financial institutions to innovate. We interviewed Koen and Theo to hear about what recent trends they see in the Benelux market. …
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How Blanco is dealing with Dutch regulator AFM’s call for client actualisation

The AFM has called on investment firms to pay extra attention to the updating of client profiles. After all, it is obvious that situations have changed for some clients as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. How is Blanco coping with this …
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Bernadette Wijnings, CFO of Blanco, named by EU-Startups as one of the five inspiring women in the Dutch fintech scene

Blanco co-founder and CFO, Bernadette Wijnings, is mentioned in an article by EU-Startups about women who are stimulating change in Dutch fintech. In the year 2020, there is still discussion about the role of women in technology, …
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Blanco’s roadmap for continuous growth and improvement

Blanco continues to grow and improve, even in the time of COVID-19 and all the challenges it poses. Blanco’s CEO Joost Walgemoed reveals the developments and plans for the coming months. We work hard and continuously improve, hoping …
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What challenges does Manouk see for Blanco?

Manouk Fles has been involved with Blanco almost since the start. She first worked as Head Legal & Compliance at Blanco and has been Chief Legal & Compliance Officer since January 2020. We spoke to her via Zoom to find out more …
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Joost Walgemoed and Theo Nout update us about the merger

Now that AIRS has been taken over by Blanco, the integration is the next step. In an earlier interview with both founders (which you can read here) we already discussed the joining of forces of Blanco and AIRS. Although we have already …
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How’s Blanco coping with COVID-19?

As the world is aware, COVID-19 is spreading and strict measures are being taken to limit the pandemic. Blanco wishes those infected by the virus a speedy recovery. For those affected by the measures taken to contain the disease, we …
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Theo Nout explains why the takeover of ‘his’ Airs by Blanco turned out so well

Theo Nout, founder of AIRS, has been the COO of Blanco since January 2020. He tells how AIRS was born, how it grew into a market leader in the field of portfolio management and why he believes that the acquisition of AIRS is so good for …
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CEO Blanco Joost Walgemoed, looks ahead to 2020

Blanco can look back on a beautiful year. By taking over AIRS, Blanco ended up in the scale-up phase in one fell swoop. This is a good moment to look ahead to the coming year with Joost Walgemoed, Blanco’s CEO.
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Bastiaan de Ruiter, Blanco’s new CTO

Bastiaan de Ruiter recently became Blanco’s new CTO. Bastiaan studied computer science in Delft and then gained experience at McKinsey and de Volksbank in IT, strategy and risk management and in everything that comes with it. At Blanco …
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Robin ten Hoope: Blanco’s new linking pin between our customers and our technicians.

We’d like to introduce you to Robin ten Hoope (47) — our new man who, among other things, will ensure better coordination between the wishes of our clients and the focus of our developers. Robin also brings a wealth of experience in the …
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Dutch fintech startup Blanco raises € 2 million for roll-out in Germany and France

Blanco, the startup that develops an all-in-one technology platform for asset managers, raised € 2 million in a second financing round to roll out their Digital Asset Management Platform in general and to accelerate the roll-out of …
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Blanco opens office in Brussels

Fintech Blanco recently appointed BeLux CEO Koen Vanderhoydonk. Subsequently, Blanco has now opened an office in Brussels. From there a dedicated team will serve Belgian and Luxembourg wealth and asset managers.
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Blanco starts activities in Belgium and Luxembourg

To further accelerate growth in Belgium and Luxembourg, fintech startup Blanco has appointed Koen Vanderhoydonk as CEO Belux.
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B2B fintech start-up Blanco raises € 2 million for further expansion in the Benelux

Blanco, a B2B fintech start-up, raised € 2 million from investors Volta Ventures and KBC Start it Fund. Blanco wants to continue to grow in the Benelux and opts emphatically for these investors because of their extensive international …
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Willem Meijer strengthens Blanco’s advisory board

Blanco supports asset managers such as investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable solutions based on the latest technology on the one hand and on the other hand shares knowledge with its clients in the …
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Serial bank-entrepeneur Kalo Bagijn reinforces Blanco’s advisory board

Blanco supports asset managers, investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable solutions based on state-of-the-art technology on the one hand and shares legal, risk, audit and compliance knowledge with its …
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Rob Verheul reinforces Blanco

Blanco supports asset managers such as investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with knowledge on one hand and scalable innovative solutions for asset accumulation based on state-of-the-art technology on the other. …
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Former Blackrock executive Leen Meijaard joins Blanco’s advisory board

Blanco supports asset managers, investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable innovative solutions for wealth & asset management, based on state-of-the-art technology. In recent months, Blanco has …
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Reinforcement team with Michel Vlak accelerates SOC 2 reporting for Blanco

Asset & wealth management, investment firms and funds are increasingly dealing with tougher regulations and the critical involvement of regulators, also regarding their internal IT procedures. Asset managers must prove they are in …
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Blanco automates ‘Know Your Customer’ questionnaire based on scientific model

The new Blanco product – a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) tool – was built as a prototype with input from Blanco customers and scientist Prof. Dr. Marcel van Assen – which will now join the Blanco team – and will be available mid-August. …
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