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The missing MiFID II info: Costs and charges transparency definitions; your questions answered

24th February 2017

Company: targit GmbH
Hans van der Linde, targit GmbH Although the framework regarding the ex-ante and ex-post cost transparency seems to be well defined by ESMA in MiFID II, a number of questions remain unanswered and leave the directive open for misinterpretation, confusion and potential conflicts between customers and their financial institutions or brokers. In... read more
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M&A round-up February 2017: Latest Hambleton Partners report indicates fintech industry investment is slowing down

24th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
M&A advisory firm Hambleton Partners has released its latest fintech industry M&A report, and the major takeaway from the report is the volume of industry deals dropped dramatically towards the end of 2016. The drop in the value of deals was nowhere near as significant as the fall in number of transactions, indicating that appetite for... read more
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Delivering affordable flood risk cover through the intermediated market

23rd February 2017

Company: SSP
Adrian Coupland, Managing Director, SSP The increased prevalence of flooding means it is no longer just a winter issue. Recent data on natural catastrophe losses from Munich Re showed floods accounted for 34% of overall losses last year, while the number of flood events in Europe requiring insurance payouts has more than doubled since 1980. ... read more
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Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask

23rd February 2017

Company: 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 speculation around the topic. However, the technology has been widely recognised by financial services and industries are... read more
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Finovate Europe 2017 review part three: Why banks should be taking an offensive, rather than defensive, approach to PSD2 compliance – Interview with Token’s Mårten Nelson

22nd February 2017

Company: bobsguide
One of the most impressive companies presenting at this year’s Finovate Europe conference was Token, a software company offering a turnkey PSD2 compliance solution to European banks. Bobsguide sat down with Co-Founder and VP of Marketing Mårten Nelson to learn more about Token’s PSD2 compliance software, why banks are starting... read more
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Why banks have to implement Instant Payments

22nd February 2017

Company: TAS Group
Peter Caiazzi, Senior Vice President of Product Development, TAS Group Customer expectations are driving the instant payments demand, and technological advances are ready to meet them. So why do many banks seem reluctant in adopting Instant Payments? In assessing their readiness, banks are finding several hurdles including the inability of... read more
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The problem every fintech CEO wants to have (and how to solve it)

22nd February 2017

FinTech companies are one of the fastest-growing business ventures in Europe today. This comes as no surprise, since EU regulations and various governments are willing to help this flourishing industry. As a consequence of this positive growth, innovative start-ups have to face the challenge of a constant, and heavy, workload. So what’s the... read more
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MiFID II: Q1 2017 updates you need to know

21st February 2017

David Woolcock - Director of Business Consulting, Eurobase Banking Solutions The first month of 2017 started the countdown to the implementation of MiFID II and associated regulations. As the finer details emerge (including some Q&As from ESMA over the festive break around best execution and transaction reporting) we await publication... read more
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“If we do our job right, we will make some of the high street banks extinct”: Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on the future of the banking industry

21st February 2017

Company: bobsguide
In 2013, Tom Blomfield was recognised as one of the top five entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission, following the success of his start-up direct debit solution GoCardless. Two years later, he co-founded Monzo, a ‘smart’ bank aimed to help consumers strategically manage money and keep track of their finances. In February... read more
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