Global Payments & Transfers Insights


The squeeze on B2B card payments and the convergence of payment mechanisms

25th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
Q&A with Alex Mifsud, CEO, & Andrew Auden, Business Development Director, Ixaris Systems Do card payments make up a substantial percentage of the B2B payments landscape? Card solutions have always remained steadily in the background, with constant low levels of penetration overall, in the B2B spend volume. Most commercial card... read more

PSD2: How secure is the future of mobile finance?

25th April 2017

The ubiquitous smartphone has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, with apps now available for almost every conceivable daily task. As much as our lives have been changed by this development, however, the impact is felt much more keenly by service providers - and perhaps by none more so than financial services. Mobile services have rapidly... read more

Why the human factor must be taken out of the authentication process

25th April 2017

Company: Crossmatch
Today’s need for smarter cybersecurity in financial services is a self-evident one. As corporations embrace the digital age, increasing volumes of valuable data are stored online, and an increased number of users are granted access to that data through a variety of channels (and therefore become end points of the system). This development... read more

CrowdStrike VP Q&A on cybercrime and financial services

25th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
Who or what currently poses the greatest threat to the digital security of a financial services company? Financial institutions remain a top target for cybercriminals. Today’s hackers - be they criminal or state-sponsored actors - target all financial organisations, regardless of size, and this can be via fast-evolving attack types such as... read more

Life after launch: How challenger banks can take the next steps to success

21st April 2017

If 2016 was the year that the challenger banks laid bare their claim to the future of banking, then will 2017 be the year in which the traditional institutions begin their fight back? No longer cowering in the face of their rival’s agile, digital-first capabilities, the high-street names have started to fight back. Barclays, for example, has... read more

Everything you want to know about PSD2 but were too afraid to ask

18th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a fundamental piece of payments legislation in Europe, which entered into force in January 2016. The regulation is set to drastically impact the infrastructure for banks, fintechs and businesses using payments data by opening up access to third party providers. The regulation requires that all member... read more

How “de-risking” is changing the face of AML compliance programs

18th April 2017

The last decade has brought with it sweeping changes to the financial industry that has made it increasingly difficult and costly for banks, money services businesses (MSBs) and other financial institutions to fulfill their anti-money laundering (AML) compliance requirements. Under pressure from executives, board members, and regulators alike, many... read more

Preventing fraud in real-time payments

18th April 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
What insights can the U.S. take from early real-time payments adopters?    Change is constant in the banking and payments industry – and organizations that can keep pace with this change while outsmarting the associated risks, gain a competitive advantage. One significant change across the industry currently is the widespread... read more

PwC EMEA Fintech Leader: It’s time for the industry to co-operate

18th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
A recent PwC survey, Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services pin-points the relationship between and banks and fintechs and highlights the key challenges that will make an impact on the financial services industry. The study reveals that 61% of UK financial services industry leaders believe they could lose as... read more