Global Payments & Transfers Insights


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

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

Most popular articles: BaaS | blockchain | fraud evolution

10th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
We're trying something different at bobsguide. Dave Beach talks through the most popular stories this week.   1. Banking-as-a-Service set to transform age-old model | fireside video chat with Sophie Guibaud, Fidor Solutions 2. Blockchain cross-border payments: the companies to watch for Q3 2018  (also take a look at... read more

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

The buyer’s market: transaction management software solutions

6th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Managing and monitoring transactions has always been crucial for any organisation, but with the slew of regulations to have reshaped markets over the past few years, the compliance requirements that have come with them have set the bar high in terms of administration and governance. From Mifid II to PSD2 and GDPR, the regulations have been felt... read more

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

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

Financial regulators embrace AI and machine learning

30th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
With increasing institutional use of Al and machine learning methods, more and more industry regulators are making use of such software to provide financial stability through services and systemic risk surveillance. Central to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) agenda is their intent to develop “both their technology side... read more

New: The Fintalk Podcast

27th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
During the morning commute, while jogging or on a long road trip, listen to the financial industry leaders of the day on the bobsguide Fintalk podcast. The Fintalk podcast covers everything fintech and bankingtech related, from asset management and risk to data infrastructure, core banking and payments. The Fintalk podcast will also sort the... read more

Netflixification: the rise of millennial pay-by-finance

26th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
In the shadow of the credit crunch, Generation Millennial - born 1980-1995 - learned a valuable lesson, according to Christer Holloman, CEO of retail finance fintech, Divido. The retail finance industry, now standing at half a trillion dollars, has traditionally been dominated by a minority of large incumbents Hitachi Capital and Barclays,... read more