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Digital disruption or a digital renaissance for wealth managers? | Event omnibus

20th March 2018

bobsguide reporter, Dave Beach, recently attended the Objectway 2018 wealth management conference in Rome. After a great pollo parmiggiano and a tour of the Sistine Chapel he made his way to the conference with one question in mind: What’s up with wealth management digitisation? Slow to the digital party? Wealth management technology...
How banks can use data effectively | editor's picks

16th March 2018

This editor's picks is all about the sexy world of data solutions and specifically how banks can get ahead using data correctly. Since 2015, we've seen many data enrichening technologies mature into mainstays in the banking technology landscape. 2018, as well as 2017, will be equally as important as greater data capability adoption become...
A step-by-step guide to hacking a bank | Inside the mind of an ethical hacker

13th March 2018

bobsguide spoke to Neil Haskins, Director of IOActive’s advisory services in EMEA and Middle East. With over 27 years worth of industry experience, Neil was delighted to talk reporter Dave Beach, through a simulation of a hack on a model Tier One Bank. Imagine you are a bad actor. Give us a step by step account of how you would hack and...
The quiet revolution of Cloud technology | Editor's picks

9th March 2018

If history has taught us anything, it's that nothing turns out the way it was thought it would: the Titanic never arrived, a certain president became president and the great warrior Attila the Hun died the glorious death of a nose bleed.  The same too can be applied to financial technologies. For all the hype around current...
How the countdown to GDPR is unfolding | Editor's picks

2nd March 2018

In preparation for the next podcast in our Fintalk series - Ready for GDPR? - we've pulled together our most popular articles on the financial industry's 'favourite' upcoming legislation. From a consumer perspective, data protection rights, engendered by GDPR, are a much needed catch up to the huge advancements in data...
Risks and threats to asset management systems

28th February 2018

bobsguide takes a look at the plethora of geopolitical, regulatory, customer, operational and market risk challenges facing asset managers in 2018. Whether it is a large and cumbersome regulatory environment (e.g. MiFID II, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Common Reporting Standard), uncertainty surrounding Brexit, growing...
Why challenger banks are third in line to benefit from PSD2

26th February 2018

bobsguide spoke to Genpact, who lead digital enterprise transformation for a number of Tier One banks in the UK and globally. We spoke to Alex Bray who is asst. vice president of consumer banking at Genpact and is heavily involved in Genpact’s digital transformation services for consumer banking. How are banks reacting to Open Banking? ...
The evolution of real-time payments in North America | Editor’s picks

23rd February 2018

One of the largest and most significant projects in fintech that will come to fruition in 2018 is the Clearing House’s (TCH) new Real-Time Payments (RTP) network. bobsguide has been tracking developments and asking those on the front line to give their opinions on developments. Real-Time Payments adoption in the US: Potential risk or...
The role of the regulator in enabling blockchain adoption

23rd February 2018

bobsguide sat down with CEO of Smart Valor and 'Bitcoin Queen' of Switzerland, Olga Feldmeier. Olga explicitly outlines the real use cases of blockchain and digital cryptography and how smarter regulation can promote innovation. She also predicts the roadmap to bank disintermediation in the next two to three years. Tell us about...
How NatWest is using AI to restore customer trust

22nd February 2018

Dave Beach spoke to Joanne Smith, CEO of Recordsure, and Annamaria Jatta, Strategy and Innovation Leader at RBS, about how NatWest is piloting Recordsure’s AI technology in their telephony channels with GDPR and customer trust in mind. NatWest began successfully trialling the Recordsure compliance tool in June 2017 to improve and monitor...