Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Building a blockchain MVP

6th October 2017

Company: DataArt
At our consultancy, we are seeing more and more big clients looking at using distributed ledger technologies to change and eventually substitute existing business processes with enhanced alternatives, and it clearly shows that the market for distributed ledger technologies grows over time exponentially. Nonetheless, I ought to say that blockchain... read more

A better approach to global marketplace expansion

4th October 2017

Company: Hyperwallet
Why do two-sided marketplaces that succeed in one market fail in another? That’s a big question, and there’s certainly no shortage of answers. From unfavorable unit economics to regulatory problems, emergent marketplaces can run into all sorts of problems as they work to achieve global scale. Uber is a favourite example: the company... read more

How treasury management will be transformed by the rise in digital payments

3rd October 2017

Company: bobsguide
In the run up to this year’s EuroFinance conference, treasurers are facing an unprecedented mix of challenges. With regulations such as PSD2 looming on the horizon, the threat, or opportunity, of digital disruption can no longer be ignored. Victoria Beckett spoke to Chris Jameson, head of sales for Western Europe, Bank of America Merrill... read more

Will biometrics be the optimal solution to GDPR compliance?

1st October 2017

Company: Crossmatch
The two year transition period for countries within the EU (including the UK, whose government has already confirmed that it will be implementing corresponding law with the same thresholds) to transpose the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into national law comes to an end in May 2018. Although still nine months out, this deadline is... read more

Everything you wanted to know about the Internet of Things and banking

29th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? First coined by Kevin Ashton of Procter & Gamble in a 1999 article describing how RFID tags might make industrial production more efficient, IoT has come to mean a great deal more than it was originally intended. Having said that, the core principles remain the same. The definition of IoT is... read more

The future of identity verification: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio interview

29th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Stephen Stuut is the CEO of leading digital identity verification company Jumio. He has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry and is a leading senior technology executive with an extensive track record of transforming companies into profitable businesses with a clear market strategy. We sat down with Stephen to discuss... read more

Editor's Picks: Fintech and fraud

29th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Preventing fraud in real-time payments Richard Dear, Business Development Director, 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 organisations that can keep pace with this change while outsmarting the associated risks,... read more

Fraud protection: Why human analysis is better than just an algorithm

27th September 2017

Company: ECommPay
As the e-Commerce industry continues to expand, attracting new merchants and consumers, the risk of fraudulent transactions grows. Unscrupulous individuals become increasingly inventive in their attempts to steal valuable customer data and siphon profits illegally, causing substantial financial losses and negatively affecting merchant credibility.... read more

The future of affordability

26th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
The drive for greater financial inclusion and improvement in user experience surrounding credit facilities, coupled with the ever-changing regulatory landscape, is spearheading evolution in the assessment of consumer lending affordability. Affordability assessments are no longer fit for purpose when they are rigid and without nuance, or involve... read more

Overcoming the challenges of cross-border trade

25th September 2017

Company: PayU
Cross-border trade represents one of the biggest business opportunities available to merchants from around the globe. Recent estimates have the cross-border market growing from $401bn in 2016 to $994 billion in 2020. Nearly two-thirds of cross-border business will come from high growth markets such as Asia and Latin America. Yet, with this... read more