Tech that will change banking and the way we save


There has been a wave of innovation in the financial sector in recent years as banks realise the possibilities of digital technologies such as mobile, wearables, analytics and telepresence. And with lenders under pressure to meet fast-changing demands from customers, it is likely the rapid pace of change will continue.

Here are some of the technologies being trialled that could soon be seen in a bank near you.

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New and upcoming tech IPOs

Startups that went public in 2017 had mixed results. Consumer tech companies such as Snap and Blue Apron had some difficulties with their initial public offerings (IPOs), but enterprise companies such as big data specialist Cloudera performed well on the market.

We have already seen a number of tech startups join the ranks of publicly-listed companies in 2018, including Spotify, Dropbox, Cardlytics and Zscaler, leading some to speculate that this could be a big year for startups going public.

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Here are the upcoming tech IPOs to watch out for next…


Who are they?

Zuora is a cloud software company that allows any company to launch, manage and transform into a subscription business. It is headquartered in San Mateo, California, but has over 900 employees in offices in the US, Europe, China, India, Japan and Australia. Customers include Box, Toshiba, Schneider Electric and Zendesk.

When is the IPO?

Monday 9 April 2018.

How much do they hope to raise?

$100 million


Who are they?

Pluralsight is a Utah-based online education company that provides video training courses for software developers, IT and security professionals. It was founded in 2004 and has raised $238.4 million in venture capital, with its latest funding round held in December 2016.

When is the IPO?


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