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Editor's picks: Fintech and the cloud

18th August 2017

“Before too long we won’t be using the term ‘in-memory computing’, in-memory computing will just be called computing”: Abe Kleinfeld interview Alex Hammond, Managing Editor, bobsguide In an exclusive interview to bobsguide, the president and CEO of GridGain Systems explains why the speed and scale capabilities of...
Taking blockchain treasury technology out of the sandbox

17th August 2017

2017 and 2018 have both been predicted to be year blockchain breaks through to the mainstream in fintech, but as of today businesses are still floundering when it comes to finding use cases for the innovative technology. This has not prevented pioneering treasurers from diving into the sandbox to experiment though. Take, for example, the Port of...
The biggest fintech appointments of 2017 so far Pt.1

16th August 2017

Our roundup of the biggest people moves affecting the fintech industry throughout 2017.  Metro Bank appoints Chief Technology Officer Earlier this month Metro Bank announced the appointment of Martyn Atkinson as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Atkinson is currently director of digital and change at the bank and will take up the...
Editor's picks: Developments in biometrics

11th August 2017

1. Transforming KYC: Three technologies to watch Gathering and validating the data needed to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) is not easy. Documents can be forged. Ownership structures can be concealed. And practices like trade-based money laundering make it difficult to track money flow. Not only have bad actors become more adept at...
“The biggest opportunity for e-commerce is overseas”: Daniel Mayhew, UK Country Manager, Payoneer

10th August 2017

Daniel Mayhew is the UK Country Manager at Payoneer, a financial services provider that provides simple online money transfers and e-commerce payment services. The company is currently headquartered in New York, with a new office that recently opened in London. Mayhew understands that whether you work for a corporate business or you’re a...
Where biometrics is winning the banking security war

10th August 2017

Professor Paul Sheldon Foote, Ph.D, California State University  Bank security failures Many banks around the world, large and small, continue to experience major security failures. At this year’s Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (April 2 – 6, 2017), Kaspersky Lab analysts explained their investigation of the takeover of a...
Editor's picks: Developments in blockchain

4th August 2017

Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask Alara Basul, Reporter, bobsguide 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...
Saxo Payments CEO interview: Cross border payments developments for merchants

3rd August 2017

bobsguide sat down with Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments, to discuss the key takeaways from the company's latest whitepaper Cross Border Payments for Cross Border Merchants – An Internationally ‘Local’ Future, which was published at Money20/20 Europe.   What were the key takeaways from the report for...
The most significant fintech acquisitions by financial services of 2017 so far

31st July 2017

Earlier this month we wrote about the biggest fintech-fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far. Whilst fintechs are continuing to seek collaboration, they’re not the only ones looking to form strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Tier 1 banks and financial services are also eyeing up opportunities to keep up with innovation. In a recent...
Powering the 'one-to-many' payments ecosystem

28th July 2017

Bobsguide recently spoke to Carla Erlick, SVP Business Development at Paysafe, about integrated payments, and the crucial role they play in supporting business growth What are integrated payments? Integrated payments are the invisible force that underpin the one-to-many payments ecosystem; they allow Value Added Resellers (VARs),...