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Top fintech mergers, acquisitions and partnerships of summer 2018

14th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
It's been a busy couple of months this summer for the fintech market. Here, we've recorded the top mergers, acquistions and partnerships since July 2018 in fintech, banking and payments. Tenemos, the banking software company and Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (August 13) Tenemos, the banking software company,... read more
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Distress around fraud hits UK payments market

14th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Consumers view fraud as part and parcel of the ecommerce experience, leading to security concerns in the payment industry while simultaneously pressing home the huge opportunity of anti-fraud solutions. According to the research conducted by Paysafe, 65% of consumers believe payment fraud is inevitable when it comes to ecommerce, up from 52%... read more
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Employees aware of cyber threats but not acting upon it

13th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Just 56% of UK firms believe they have sufficient cyber security skill in-house to deal with increasingly potent and mission critical cyber attacks. Databarracks’ annual Data Health Check Survey questioned 400 IT decision-makers on a series of critical issues relating to their IT, security and business continuity practices. “We... read more
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More than three quarters of Asia-Pacific firms fear regulatory risk

9th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Investment in data analytics may be the solution to concerns around regulatory uncertainty for Asia-Pacific-based financial market firms, according to a new survey by AxiomSL. 76% of the survey’s Asia-Pacific-based market participants are more concerned this year than last about their ability to comply with regulations. ... read more
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Blockchain cross-border payments: the companies to watch for Q3 2018

7th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
This list is designed to highlight blockchain remittance, payment and settlement companies that are pioneering the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain. These companies recognise that for cryptocurrency to survive, the underlying technology must solve real world problems and frictions. A key space ripe for innovation, worth... read more
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Libor alternatives (and the concerns they raise)

6th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Dubbed “bigger than Brexit” by the Deutsche Bank treasurer, the shift away from the Libor benchmark is unprecedented. Ever since evidence emerged of ‘the Libor Scandal’ back in 2008, and particularly its role in the crisis, global regulators are eager to move away from the benchmark. Libor at a glance The London... read more
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Banking-as-a-Service to transform age-old model

3rd August 2018

Company: bobsguide
“The benefit of Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) is that it lowers costs and lets the organization focus on what matters most: the customers,” says Sophie Guibaud in this fireside interview. Guibaud who heads Fidor Solutions in Europe gives bobsguide the ins and outs of BaaS as well as explaining the practicalities of a bank transitioning to... read more
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Customers buy homes - they don’t buy mortgages

3rd August 2018

The unprecedented success of service-oriented companies such as Airbnb, Amazon and Uber has made it clear that for many of today’s customers, experience is a vital part of the product. While that does not mean that an inferior product can be hidden by wrapping it in a superior experience, it does reinforce customers’ growing preferences... read more
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4 ways AI neural networks will disrupt banking

2nd August 2018

Company: bobsguide
“It should be better known as artificially inflated,” says Fabrice Brossart, CRO of AIG, upon discussing the role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays within the insurance giant. A buzzword of many years, Brossart believes that there is not enough penetration into the various sectors of AI. Chris Gledhill, a former Lloyds... read more
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Regulators struggle with crypto's decentralization

1st August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Cryptocurrencies still remain on the sidelines of mainstream financial markets, with question marks still being raised over their viability among major market participants.  “I’ve been a crypto fanatic ever since it came out, to be part of the ecosystem, not speculate,” Says Gurjeet Singh, CEO of Palo Alto-based... read more