Innovations in technology, competitive pressures, emerging market developments and expanding client requirements are revolutionising the world of payments processing. Calls to support new payment models, demands for seamless, faster payments across multiple currencies and geographies, regulatory mandates to further reduce risk and... read more
bobsguide were delighted to host a webinar with Kevin Taylor, Partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and author of FinTech Law: A Guide to Technology Law in the Financial Services Industry earlier this week. During his presentation, Taylor addressed some of the hot topics in financial technology law including mobile financial services,... read more
Research by management consulting and technology services provider, Accenture shows that investment in the global Fintech sector tripled to a huge $12.2bn (£8.2bn) last year and grew at triple the rate of VC investment.
According to the research, the UK accounts for the largest share of European FinTech investment and Europe experienced... read more
When it comes to investing in modern technology, few industries do so with the sums and gusto of the financial services (FS) industry. This behemoth sector, incorporating the capital markets, retail banking, insurance and many other industries, continually invests huge sums into IT to remain competitive and compliant in a post financial crisis... read more
Financial regulators are taking note of responses to natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, as they prepare for cyber war games that will simulate mock breaches at banks in Wall Street and London.
The Financial Times (FT) reports that number two official at the US Treasury Department, Sarah Bloom Raskin has said the lessons learnt from... read more
The advancement in digital technology has welcomed many new trends over the last couple of years, leading increasingly to a cashless society, and I believe this will continue in 2015, with a further decline in conventional retail banking. Digital services such as e-money accounts with linked debit and prepaid cards are quickly emerging as popular... read more
General consumers and businesses have embraced the “always connected and available” digital world. While the speed, convenience and low cost one enjoys in digital commerce is no longer noteworthy; the payments industry has not kept pace. Finally, all that is changing. In the last decade, the momentum behind “Immediate... read more
In an attempt to attract retail investors, mutual fund houses are using social media platforms such as WhatsApp and other messaging apps to facilitate transactions in mutual fund products.
According to reports, the new facilities will help investors to buy and sell mutual fund products much faster and more easily. Many fund houses are already... read more
China is the world’s second largest consumer economy and third largest cross-border online shopping destination, with $264.8 billion in ecommerce volume in 2014, according to Cybersource. The future and scale of ecommerce in China is enormous, and consumer interest in western products is at an all-time high as “more than 60 percent of... read more