Insights

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The squeeze on B2B card payments and the convergence of payment mechanisms

25th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
Q&A with Alex Mifsud, CEO, & Andrew Auden, Business Development Director, Ixaris Systems Do card payments make up a substantial percentage of the B2B payments landscape? Card solutions have always remained steadily in the background, with constant low levels of penetration overall, in the B2B spend volume. Most commercial card... read more
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PSD2: How secure is the future of mobile finance?

25th April 2017

The ubiquitous smartphone has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, with apps now available for almost every conceivable daily task. As much as our lives have been changed by this development, however, the impact is felt much more keenly by service providers - and perhaps by none more so than financial services. Mobile services have rapidly... read more
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Why the human factor must be taken out of the authentication process

25th April 2017

Company: Crossmatch
Today’s need for smarter cybersecurity in financial services is a self-evident one. As corporations embrace the digital age, increasing volumes of valuable data are stored online, and an increased number of users are granted access to that data through a variety of channels (and therefore become end points of the system). This development... read more
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CrowdStrike VP Q&A on cybercrime and financial services

25th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
Who or what currently poses the greatest threat to the digital security of a financial services company? Financial institutions remain a top target for cybercriminals. Today’s hackers - be they criminal or state-sponsored actors - target all financial organisations, regardless of size, and this can be via fast-evolving attack types such as... read more
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Providing competitive asset and wealth management with in-memory computing

25th April 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Asset and wealth management services providers face mounting competitive pressure on two fronts. On one front, today’s investors, especially younger ones, have very different expectations. Rather than relying on the advice of a single investment advisor, they tend to get more personally involved by consulting peers and independent reports and... read more
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Five ways to bolster your cyber defences

24th April 2017

Aaron Miller, Systems Engineering Manager, Palo Alto Networks Financial organisations hold critical personal, financial and operational information which has made them particularly attractive targets for cybercriminals - last year the Financial Conduct Authority reported that UK finance groups were facing huge increases in the number... read more
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Robots v regulators: Digitalisation in fund management

24th April 2017

Company: FIS
Tony Warren, Executive Vice President, FIS Fund administrators face a rapidly evolving ecosystem in which fee pressure, cost constraints and a volatile regulatory environment pose significant challenges to business as usual. In addition to this, the robots are coming. However, many businesses are realising that the robots are largely benevolent;... read more
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Why social engineering remains a threat to fintechs

21st April 2017

Company: Avecto
Social engineering attacks remain one of the most sophisticated threats facing the financial services sector. The use of emails, attachments, social media, telephone calls or any other communication to deceive and manipulate individuals into handing over confidential details is common, and the sensitive nature of this data, often including... read more
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Life after launch: How challenger banks can take the next steps to success

21st April 2017

If 2016 was the year that the challenger banks laid bare their claim to the future of banking, then will 2017 be the year in which the traditional institutions begin their fight back? No longer cowering in the face of their rival’s agile, digital-first capabilities, the high-street names have started to fight back. Barclays, for example, has... read more