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MiFID II, PSD2, GDPR: 12 months of regulation reviewed | Fintech Recap 2017

11th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Tech buzzwords such as AI and blockchain have certainly garnered plenty of attention in the past year, and quite rightly so. But no single trend, objective, or concern has piqued the interest of the bobsguide community more in 2017 than regulation compliance, particularly in relation to three of the most significant pieces of legislation to affect... read more
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Why hidden opportunities in data are the key to maintaining long term banking relationships

11th December 2017

Company: SBDA Group
January 2018 will become a milestone in global financial history: PSD2 reforms coming into force will drive innovation within a centuries-old service model. Customers will benefit from easier switching from their primary bank and enjoy new alternative applications as main touch points with banks. At the same time, banks will face the challenge of... read more
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

11th December 2017

Company: SimCorp
Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles... read more
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Sophie Guibaud, VP Fidor Bank | Fintech Recap 2017

10th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
In our latest review of the past 12 months, we take another look at bobsguide's exclusive interview with Sophie Guibaud, VP of European Expansion at Fidor Bank. How did you get started in the fintech industry and what’s your role at Fidor Bank? I started my career in investment banking in New York before joining TIME Equity... read more
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Eric Bernstein | Fintech Recap 2017

9th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past year in fintech bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. Today's interviewee is Eric Bernstein, President of Investment Management Solutions at Broadridge. bobsguide sat down for an exclusive interview with Eric in the summer, three months after taking... read more
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BNP Paribas Cash Management University: Key takeaways

8th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
The annual BNP Paribas Cash Management Universitykicked off on Thursday morning with treasury professionals congregating in Paris from across Europe. Andrea Boettger, treasury director at Jabil, and Monica Eriksson, manager of cash management services at Ericsson, were jointly interviewed about their recent experiences when changing... read more
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Fintech trends: The rise of AI | Fintech 2017 Recap

8th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
This article on 2017’s AI comes very recently after Google’s AutoML project created an AI child that was smarter than AI built by humans. The ‘child AI’ called NASANet was created by two parent AIs and utilises ‘reinforcement learning’ that enables it to report, learn and improve from its parent AIs. Whilst... read more
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Real-Time Payments adoption in the US: Potential risk or benefit for US banks?

7th December 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
The Clearing House’s (TCH) central processing scheme in the US has recently started Real Time Payments (RTP) testing for the clearance and settlement of funds between banks. The event is significant and will kick off several ‘early adopter’ RTP launches throughout Q1 2018, followed by a larger general industry adoption throughout... read more
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Analysis of the deal: Barclays and Flux on PSD2 opportunities and innovation in banking

7th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Bobsguide invited Flux CEO, Matty Cusden-Ross and VP of Barclays Open Innovation, Richard Thompson, to sit around the table to discuss their new commercial partnership. Flux, the digital receipt start-up, talks adjusting to legacy life and Barclays discusses its approach to PSD2, GDPR and whether big banks are really doing enough in the name of... read more