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Why PSD2 enables banks to shift from being a provider to a partner

26th July 2017

Company: Fiserv
The financial world is set to change. When PSD2 regulations are introduced in 2018, UK financial institutions will be required to adopt open banking application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable the exchange of banking data and making of payments. The introduction of these new regulations provides consumers with the option to use... read more
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In-memory Computing: Boosting the performance of financial services IoT projects

26th July 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Few would doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) will disrupt everything we know about data transaction processing and analytics. According to Gartner, by 2020, 26 billion IoT devices will be creating data that will be communicated over the Internet for analysis – often in real time. And that figure doesn’t even include computers and... read more
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Is the blockchain emperor wearing no clothes?

25th July 2017

Company: Citisoft
The hype around technology, such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI), shows no sign of abating; it is currently riding an impressive wave of publicity. The trade press and thought leadership portals are filled with articles on how these technologies will disrupt the industry. Is this interest, however, sustainable? Or even correct? It... read more
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How the right international payment systems can be the catalyst for enabling fast-growing businesses

25th July 2017

Company: EQ Global
It’s no surprise that the global economy is labelled - at the most diplomatic level - as ‘volatile’, given the uncertain political and economic situation. What is in fact being described is a deformed structure which is caught in a perpetual trap of boom-bust financial cycles, meaning the global economy is causing concern for... read more
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The most significant fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far

24th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
According to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report, fintech VC activity in Europe has hit a historically high level for successive quarters. In Q1 2017, global investment in fintech companies hit $3.2bn across 260 deals. Q1 2017’s total capital invested soared to $610m, which was noted as the highest tally in years. VC investment in fintech... read more
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Global relief at source: The tax gold standard?

24th July 2017

Company: GlobeTax
Right time, right place? The EU Tax Barriers Business Advisory Group (TBBAG) calculated in 2013 that annually, roughly €5.47bn in recoverable tax is retained by EU tax authorities. That figure has continued to climb as investors increasingly diversify their portfolios across a wider selection of asset classes and markets. In recent years,... read more
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bob's complete guide to treasury management systems

21st July 2017

Company: bobsguide
About to invest in a new system? Read this first We launched a survey among bobsguide readers who are in the process of procuring a treasury management system, or have worked with vendors to implement one. Here we share the findings from the survey, and explore the issues it has uncovered with the aim of helping you with the TMS... read more
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Editor's picks: The development of omnichannel banking

21st July 2017

Company: bobsguide
Redefining the banking experience through omnichannel Polys Hadjikyriacos, CBDO, NETinfo PLC It is an irreversible global trend that people’ lifestyles are increasingly dominated by digital channels. Across the entire spectrum of everyday services, from social, to professional, to consumer, banks are making the conscious decision... read more
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Redefining the banking experience through omnichannel

20th July 2017

Company: NETinfo PLC
It is an irreversible global trend that people’ lifestyles are increasingly dominated by digital channels. Across the entire spectrum of everyday services, from social, to professional, to consumer, banks are making the conscious decision to digitise both the consumer-facing and internal aspects of their businesses in order to compete in a... read more