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Two year technological forecast for European banks - an insiders account

21st June 2018

Company: BIAN
Open Banking has been the phrase on everyone’s lips during the first half of this year. Of course, APIs lie at the heart of this – the connectivity code that will unlock data communication and sharing between banks and third parties. Such a short acronym, but an enormous technological feat and significant change of mindset for banks... read more
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Is disintermediation coming? A video case study into the emerging utility model

21st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regulation, compliance and legacy systems have, for so long, been the stumbling blocks for financial institutions to capitalise on the new digital age where there are few barriers to international trade. Cross border payments, clearly essential when trading internationally, go to the heart of the conundrum currently facing tier two and three... read more
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Rise in cryptos leads bid to tackle addictive trading

20th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Huge volatility and emerging institutional interest in the cryptocurrency market have made many traders incredibly wealthy, but the dark underbelly rarely discussed is the new wave of crypto trading addiction. Recently, Castle Craig hospital on the Scottish borders became the first of its kind to offer crypto trading addiction therapy. ... read more
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Robo advice: what are the gains?

20th June 2018

Company: Profile Software
With new regulatory frameworks, such as Mifid II, GDPR, designed to safeguard operational integrity, customers’ suitability and data, firms need to revisit their strategies. In this context, a top priority for wealth management firms is to comply with the latest regulation, while providing quality of service to clients. This adds a number of... read more
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What’s holding UK and EU payments back?

19th June 2018

Company: Viva Wallet
Despite Brexit uncertainty, the average UK SME made international payments of £48,000 in Q1 of 2018, up 5% year on year and the second highest amount recorded in over two years. It would seem that efficient payments in a range of different currencies are more crucial than ever, and UK businesses need to keep up. Complex, fragmented... read more
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Case study: global acquiring for Russiantrains

18th June 2018

Company: ECommPay
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, spread out across 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities, offers a chance for leading travel platforms to demonstrate the capabilities of their online booking systems. As a major sporting event, the World Cup is expected to attract over 1.5 million foreign tourists between June 14 – July 15, most of whom will opt for... read more
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How to build your treasury team for the 21st century

18th June 2018

Company: AccessPay
The role of the corporate treasurer has evolved over the past decade. Treasurers have had to become risk managers, corporate strategy advisors, compliance officers, data scientists, regulator managers and liquidity risk  managers – all, in addition to the traditional skillsets their roles required. The problem with this is that some... read more
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Asian payment trends: insights into doing business in the world’s biggest market

18th June 2018

Company: ECommPay
In pursuit of reducing financial friction, banks and complementary service providers have begun to collaborate amongst themselves, as well as with external technology companies, on a global scale, to offer a seamless customer journey. In some cases, it is the external technology companies themselves who diversify, seeking new opportunities by... read more
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Creative payment solutions through customization

18th June 2018

Company: Payneteasy
PSPs and financial institutions often have needs that are unique to their business. These needs that go unaddressed can turn into pain-points, and revenue reduction. It is extremely important for payment platform providers to provide flexibility, and to have the adaptation capabilities required to determine and customize creative solutions. The... read more