Data Solutions Insights


Sibos 2013: Technology Forum Preview – Bridging the gap between tech and business

5th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
Many of the 7,000 delegates at the Sibos 2013 trade show running 16-19 September in Dubai, UAE, which bobsguide will be live blogging from, will naturally be interested in technology and gravitate towards the Technology Forum in conference room 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre venue, explains Karel De Kneef, SWIFT’s head of customer... read more

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innovation and the Changing Face of Wholesale Banking Channels

30th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September Sanjay Israni, global head of product development, client access at Standard Chartered Bank discusses the need to develop a more compelling customer-facing banking experience using mobile and business intelligence (BI) systems and a tighter focus on usability... read more

Is it time for a compliance shared service centre?

14th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The raft of new and existing regulations facing retail banks from the Basel III capital adequacy regime to the Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations mean that it is increasingly difficult for new entrants to break into the marketplace, says Martin Dempsey, client director at the Certeco consultancy. Perhaps it is therefore time for a shared... read more

Case study: Standard Life gains customer insights via new Webtrends software

5th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Standard Life has implemented Webtrends Analytics 10 marketing solution, and its Segments and Heatmap tools to aid customer intelligence and targeting, reports Neil Ainger. It is now using it to comply with the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) regulatory changes in the UK and elsewhere in the world to attract business as the rollout continues. ... read more

EU Commissioner Barnier urges UK to stay but banking union and FTT point to divergence

15th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Michel Barnier, the European Union (EU) Commissioner responsible for internal markets and services including financial services (FS), has spoken out at a London conference against UK exceptionalism, writes Neil Ainger. Barnier is the man responsible for overseeing the implementation of a plethora of regulations such as the Bank Resolution and... read more

Identity: I know who I am, but who are you?

9th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
It is hardly controversial to say that in the last few weeks - in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US Prism programme snooping on websites and social media - that online anonymity or the lack thereof has become big news, says bobsguide blogger Dave Birch. Indeed real issues ranging from online bullying to the interaction... read more

The mobile m-banking revolution is being led by consumers and reaching collections

8th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Bankers will undoubtedly take the credit for the advances in mobile banking, but should they? Who is really leading the mobile banking and collections revolution, asks Daniel Melo, a banking analytics consultant for Fico in Europe, Middle-east and Africa (EMEA). In my opinion the answer is consumers. It is the consumerisation of IT trend that is... read more

An integrated cloud strategy for financial markets

5th July 2013

Banks are facing increasingly challenging markets characterized by complex post-Pittsburgh G20 regulations, stricter budgets and heightened competitive pressures, says Stephan Wolf, chief technology officer (CTO) at Interactive Data Managed Solutions. One possible solution is to meet this regulatory reporting challenge and the phenomenon of... read more

Show Report: MobeyDay 2013 and Monetising the Mobile

1st July 2013

Company: bobsguide
The second staging of the MobeyDay conference was held last month in Barcelona, Spain, despite the best efforts of the French air traffic control strike which made travelling to and from the mobile financial services (MFS) event difficult, reports Sirpa Nordlund, executive director of the organising Mobey Forum. The theme for MobeyDay 2013, held... read more

Is There a Future for Cheques in the UK?

29th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
The Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK gave a speech earlier this year that included criticism of the UK's payment systems and put forward some specific ideas for making 21st-century Britain a better place to do business. Conversely however, writes Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion, he also cited "saving the cheque" as one of these... read more