Data Solutions Insights


Open Banking and data protection: Friends or foes?

14th March 2018

The first half of 2018 sees the implementation of two major pieces of regulation – the Payment Services Directive (PSD2, which went live in January 2018) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, going live in May 2018), both laying important foundations to pave the way for a better and brighter digital economy.  With PSD2 key... read more

A step-by-step guide to hacking a bank | Inside the mind of an ethical hacker

13th March 2018

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide spoke to Neil Haskins, Director of IOActive’s advisory services in EMEA and Middle East. With over 27 years worth of industry experience, Neil was delighted to talk reporter Dave Beach, through a simulation of a hack on a model Tier One Bank. Imagine you are a bad actor. Give us a step by step account of how you would hack and... read more

Why structured data is the key to AI for banks and insurers

12th March 2018

Company: Pendo Systems
While financial institutions are still in the early stages of adopting AI technologies, intelligent machines are expected to become the most defining tech for the future of institutions in the financial services and insurance industries. In fact, estimates suggest that 75% of insurance executives believe that AI will either significantly alter or... read more

The quiet revolution of Cloud technology | Editor's picks

9th March 2018

Company: bobsguide
If history has taught us anything, it's that nothing turns out the way it was thought it would: the Titanic never arrived, a certain president became president and the great warrior Attila the Hun died the glorious death of a nose bleed.  The same too can be applied to financial technologies. For all the hype around current... read more

The blockchain pioneers paying the public for their data

8th March 2018

Dave Beach spoke to Pavol Magic, CEO of about the challenges and opportunities of the data market. is a user-permissioned and revenue sharing personal data warehouse benefiting from blockchain transparency to provide the most accurate user analytics, helping organizations make timely and correct decisions.   What... read more

Automating data quality remediations through cognitive RPA

8th March 2018

Data quality Management (DQM) continues to remain in focus for many Banking organizations due to number of key business drivers which range from regulatory compliances, access to quality information, gaining predictive insights that help in business decisions and driving future business strategies. DQM is one of the key functions under the Data... read more

Securing open source leading up to GDPR enforcement

7th March 2018

Open source continues to transform how we architect software solutions in every industry. Black Duck’s 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis of over 1000 commercial applications revealed that 96% of applications scanned utilised open source. While the rate of open source reuse has been steadily climbing over the decades, policies,... read more

Cloud Adoption: A quiet revolution in financial services

6th March 2018

Company: Fenergo
The global financial services industry is on the cusp of a massive technological disruption. The emergence of fintech (financial technology) and regtech (regulatory technology) vendors has created a tech race for banks, helping to fast-track the innovation path for many of them. Conversely, it has also highlighted the laggards, weighed down by... read more

How the countdown to GDPR is unfolding | Editor's picks

2nd March 2018

Company: bobsguide
In preparation for the next podcast in our Fintalk series - Ready for GDPR? - we've pulled together our most popular articles on the financial industry's 'favourite' upcoming legislation. From a consumer perspective, data protection rights, engendered by GDPR, are a much needed catch up to the huge advancements in data... read more

Putting the (artificial) intelligence back into banking

2nd March 2018

Company: Infosys Limited
Financial services and technology vendors make for uneasy bedfellows. While tech has formed banking’s bedrock since the Big Bang deregulation of the 1980s, in the last decade financial services (FS) organisations have seen the new “masters of the universe” steadily – almost stealthily – encroach on their patch. ... read more