Treasury is at the heart of change in the capital markets following the global financial crisis. Funding, liquidity management, and balance sheet optimisation have each been significantly impacted by the crisis and the wave of regulation that followed it.
Today, the primary focus of banks is cost and regulation.
Banks have started... read more
One of the central tenets of EDM is that it should promote trust and confidence in a firm’s data assets by applying a consistent approach to assuring data quality. However, in order to achieve that goal (particular with regards to consistency), it is important that EDM teams can service all of their stakeholders’ data... read more
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is moving with the digital times by playing a key role in creating a regulatory environment for fintech to thrive. As part of the FCA’s Project Innovate – an initiative introduced in late 2014 to promote competition through disruptive innovation – the FCA recently introduced the regulatory... read more
Financial regulations are being altered in order to ensure that electronic payments can be facilitated in Singapore and this news follows many announcements from the city-state that show that this region is dedicated to becoming a fintech centre.
Reuters reported on this and explained that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) intends to... read more
According to new figures from KPMG and CB Insights, Germany sped ahead in the fintech race during the second quarter of this year and brought in $186 million in comparison to the $103 million that British businesses pulled in. The report highlighted that funding to venture capital backed fintech companies worldwide has fallen significantly, but... read more
Financial exclusion is still a problem in 2016. Worldwide, there are two million people currently living without a bank account because they have low or unstable incomes or have experienced a change in circumstances. Many financial institutions and fintech startups are attempting to decrease the number of people who are unbanked and the African... read more
The fast-paced changes in the regulatory risk landscape are forcing risk managers to react with utmost urgency. Removing the roadblock of having to rely on a risk technology team during times of stress is now within reach.
Risk Technology – An Evolution
As regulatory reporting requirements... read more
Sage notified 200 of their business customers this week that their personal data could be at risk following a data breach. The software group warned their UK clients that employee bank account details and salary information could be accessible to those responsible for the hack.
According to the BBC, an individual accessed the data using an... read more
Small businesses may make the world go round, but struggles with book balancing and accounts can be distracting and end up throttling growth especially in the crucial early days. Xero is a cloud based accounting software firm that aims to take that work off their hands and enable them to focus on building their companies.
Today the firm is one... read more