The Fix Trading Community EMEA Conference 2017 takes place this Thursday, 2 March, at the Old Billingsgate Market in London. The trading conference is back for it’s ninth year with a full day of panel debates, talks and networking events from innovators and industry specialists.
The event will see attendees the likes of Bank of... read more
The role of treasurers has evolved substantially in the past decade or so, and consequently the software underpins treasury management has also needed to develop.
Corporate treasury management software is one of the fastest moving areas of fintech, and financial institutions and businesses are keen to upgrade outdated legacy software in order to... read more
Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid wrote in his Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man: “In every chain of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest”.
In the 21st century we understand this to mean that you are only as strong... read more
Hans van der Linde, targit GmbH
Although the framework regarding the ex-ante and ex-post cost transparency seems to be well defined by ESMA in MiFID II, a number of questions remain unanswered and leave the directive open for misinterpretation, confusion and potential conflicts between customers and their financial institutions or brokers.
In... read more
M&A advisory firm Hambleton Partners has released its latest fintech industry M&A report, and the major takeaway from the report is the volume of industry deals dropped dramatically towards the end of 2016.
The drop in the value of deals was nowhere near as significant as the fall in number of transactions, indicating that appetite for... read more
Adrian Coupland, Managing Director, SSP
The increased prevalence of flooding means it is no longer just a winter issue. Recent data on natural catastrophe losses from Munich Re showed floods accounted for 34% of overall losses last year, while the number of flood events in Europe requiring insurance payouts has more than doubled since 1980.
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Blockchain has created a huge amount of buzz in the financial services industry since its official debut into the market in 2009. The question of when blockchain will go mainstream is yet to be answered, but there is constant speculation around the topic. However, the technology has been widely recognised by financial services and industries are... read more
One of the most impressive companies presenting at this year’s Finovate Europe conference was Token, a software company offering a turnkey PSD2 compliance solution to European banks.
Bobsguide sat down with Co-Founder and VP of Marketing Mårten Nelson to learn more about Token’s PSD2 compliance software, why banks are starting... read more
Peter Caiazzi, Senior Vice President of Product Development, TAS Group
Customer expectations are driving the instant payments demand, and technological advances are ready to meet them. So why do many banks seem reluctant in adopting Instant Payments?
In assessing their readiness, banks are finding several hurdles including the inability of... read more