Global Payments & Transfers Insights


How open banking and APIs are changing Mastercard's business strategy

28th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
This interview was originally published on our sister website PaymentEye   James Anderson is Executive Vice President of Digital Payment Products at Mastercard. Based in New York, he leads his multi-national team to redefine the way the business examines the emerging payments platforms. PaymentEye sat down with Anderson at... read more

Editor's pick: 50 days until PSD2

24th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
With 50 days to go until PSD2 comes into force on the 13th of January 2018, we've compiled five articles to help clarify and keep you, the digital finance industry, updated on all aspects of PSD2. Everything you want to know about PSD2 but were too afraid to ask Alara Basul, Reporter, bobsguide The Second Payment Services Directive... read more

10 things not to miss at the Treasury Leaders Summit

23rd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
It’s almost time for the Treasury Leaders Summit that will take place on the 5th and 6th of December in London, where senior treasury and finance leaders from across global capitals will come together to discuss the key issues impacting their industry. With a schedule packed with in-depth talks on the future of treasury and how to successful... read more

The influencer interview: Chris Gledhill cuts through the hype around AI, blockchain and Big Data

22nd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Chris Gledhill, CEO of Secco Aura and frequently referenced as one of the top 10 fintech influencers, speaks to bobsguide about going beyond 'incremental innovation' towards genuine, irreversible disruption.  How did you get into banking? I started off on the tech side with a degree in computer science from university, and went... read more

Innovations in payments: Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer interview

20th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
PaymentEye sat down with Scott Galit at Money20/20 to discuss the future of e-commerce, how technology and the internet are transforming the industry and Payoneer’s initiatives of working with small businesses. What is the objective behind Payoneer? Our goal at Payoneer is to empower our customers by enabling them to pay and get paid as... read more

How banks should combat the tightening squeeze caused by KYC compliance requirements

20th November 2017

Outsourcing KYC is a good way for banks to safeguard their continued regulatory compliance and control spiralling costs, explains Toby Tiala, Programme Director, Equiniti KYC Solutions. In a bid to combat money laundering, market manipulation and even terror funding, the rising tide of conduct-based regulations continues to challenge banks... read more

Advanced analytics: A primer for AML compliance professionals

16th November 2017

"Advanced analytics” along with words like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), supervised and unsupervised techniques, and anomaly detection have quickly become buzz phrases in the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance sphere.  But what, exactly, do these terms mean, and how do we use these technologies to improve our... read more

Does PSD2 lack the infrastructure to be enforced until 2019?

13th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Market uncertainty, a lack of necessary infrastructure and enforced regulatory standards means that the revised European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) may not be actively enforced until mid-2019. “There is a misconception that PSD2 will hit hard in January 2018 but it doesn’t really,” Lu Zurawski, solutions... read more

KYC pain: Financial institutions and their clients are still struggling with ongoing challenges

10th November 2017

Company: Thomson Reuters
Dominic Mac - Global Head of KYC industry Solutions, Thomson Reuters New Thomson Reuters research into Know Your Customer (KYC) related challenges impacting financial institutions (FIs) and their corporate clients reveals that many of the issues raised by the company’s 2016 survey remain.  FIs report rising onboarding... read more

Is blockchain usage at a tipping point?

10th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
As blockchain business cases are emerging, companies are now looking at issues of data privacy, liability and cross-organisation cooperation. Trade finance and supply chain finance blockchain platforms are proving to be popular, Lata Varghese, Cognizant’s vice president and leader of its blockchain and distributed... read more