The bobsguide debate: Will 2017 be a breakthrough year in establishing better working relationships between traditional financial services and fintech companies?

3rd February 2017

Company: bobsguide
In the lead up to Finovate Europe, bobsguide asked show exhibitors and industry experts a series of questions to get the conversation rolling before the conference. Today's discussion is focused on whether 2017 will be a breakthrough year in establishing better working relationships and/or M&A activity between traditional financial services... read more

"Biometrics will help alleviate problems with fraud": Interview with CrossVerify CEO Carl Weir

2nd February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Carl Weir was VP, EMEA Partnering and Business Development at Uphold Inc until June 2016. Prior to Uphold, he held senior positions within the financial community in Global Tier 1 institutions in EMEA, including Senior Vice President, Business Development Marco Polo New World and EMEA Head of Cross Asset FIX Connectivity for HSBC Global Banking... read more

Access to talent: How fintech can find the balance in a post-Brexit world

2nd February 2017

Company: World First
Marca Wosoba, Head of International Development at World First Last month Theresa May outlined her vision for a ‘global Britain’ in her first Brexit speech since the UK voted to leave the EU. Her commitment to keeping the country ‘open for business’ was music to the ears of the fintech industry and rightly recognised as a... read more

The top five ways that AI is transforming banking

1st February 2017

Company: Infosys Limited
Mohit Joshi, President & Head of Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) at Infosys There was a time when every neighbourhood bank in North America and Europe was acquired by or merged with a larger institution. By 2000, global mega-banks offered fewer choices to consumers looking for competitive interest rates and other services.... read more

“Our cybersecurity tech can perform end-to-end traceability functions that no other technology can do by itself”: VST Enterprises CEO Louis-James Davis interview

1st February 2017

Company: bobsguide
It is in the fight against counterfeiting designer labels that VST Enterprises is currently making strides, with a new partnership with fashion business Dewhirst being announced today. VST Enterprises technology will enable speedy purchasing and provide instant related product information, including current offers and promotions, as well as... read more

The future of fiduciary responsibility

31st January 2017

Company: FactSet
Fran Reed, Global Regulatory Strategy, FactSet  In early 2015, the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisors reported that high investment commission fees lead to conflicted investment advice which cost investors an estimated $17 billion a year.   With a broad surge in Google searches, investors previously unaware of... read more

Industry reaction to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s fintech warning

31st January 2017

Company: bobsguide
Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, delivered the fintech industry something of a backhanded compliment last week whilst addressing an audience at a conference organised by the German central bank. The Governor was quick to praise the fintech industry for its innovation and growth over the past few years, as well as acknowledging that... read more

“India’s cash crisis is a short term pain for a long term gain”: Interview with Amit Dua, Executive VP of SunTec

30th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
Amit Dua has stocked up a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. He’s been at the core of the market for 25 years, working on a myriad of projects, and has a proven track record of opening new markets and growing existing ones. We spoke to the recently-appointed executive vice president of SunTec on his views on digital... read more

Millennials and mortgages: How a shifting demographic is redefining the housing market

30th January 2017

Jocelyn St. James, Manager Business Consulting, Sapient Global Markets Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, introduce a set of norms and expectations befitting a new generation, now the largest in the United States. Traits such as digital savviness, remaining single longer, and elevated debt levels represent not only a cultural... read more

PEPs screening best practices: The impact of increased regulations

27th January 2017

The topic of politically exposed persons (PEPs) is making headlines more frequently as global efforts to reduce money laundering increase. Institutions such as the Sonali Bank have made news for failing to perform sufficient customer due diligence—including failure to identify PEPs—leading to the UK arm of the bank being fined more than... read more