Industry Advocates Insights

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Regtech sandboxes: who's helping the market?

8th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Innovative fintech products are fast-becoming the lifeblood of global economic prosperity. Fresh and exciting developments have the power to expand financial inclusion across developing economies, unlock new sources of funding for businesses and help individuals to better understand how they buy, spend and invest. Yet it’s worth pointing out... read more
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“Pay-Later” Option Provides Opportunities

25th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
The digital market in the Asia-Pacific region is growing at a remarkable rate. Several factors play into this, particularly a growing middle-class population throughout the region and widespread smartphone and internet penetration. In total, the value of the Asia-Pacific eCommerce market will grow from £1.05 trillion GBP in 2017, to more... read more
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Is Excel still useful for financial closure?

20th July 2018

Company: Conciliac
We are nearly at the edge of a new decade, and as we approach it, developments that once left like science fiction are widely considered part of our everyday lives. Video calls, smart phones, the end of physical money that every day draws closer as cryptocurrencies and digital transfers grow in popularity, the uptake in near-field communication,... read more
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Panzarino: Brexit talent gap “can no longer be ignored”

10th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
Fintech market participants are growing wary of the impact of Brexit, with some suggesting the recruitment pool will be the most pressing issue. “It’s the joy of living in a single market zone,” said Asif Faruque, of Level39, at Fintech Week London 2018, “but Brexit will seriously hamper access to talent. It needs to be... read more
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US fintech perspective: Dodd Frank repeal an opportunity

3rd July 2018

Company: bobsguide
On May 24, the Trump administration followed through on its pledge to begin the process of reforming parts of the Dodd Frank Act, implemented by Obama to curtail the effects of a future 2008 scenario. President Trump signed a bipartisan bill into law that eases the ‘one-size-fits-all’ capital requirements for regional and community... read more
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Podcast with Wealthify CEO: fintech propositions must remain "distinct"

26th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
A new wave of fintech is taking full advantage of the collaborative ecosystem, powered by advances in APIs and encouraged by Open Banking regulation.  At the fore front are the challenger banks seeking to forge partnerships and leverage technology to provide innovative and unique avenues that traditional banks have failed to produce. ... read more
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Is disintermediation coming? A video case study into the emerging utility model

21st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regulation, compliance and legacy systems have, for so long, been the stumbling blocks for financial institutions to capitalise on the new digital age where there are few barriers to international trade. Cross border payments, clearly essential when trading internationally, go to the heart of the conundrum currently facing tier two and three... read more
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EU start-up initiative “too late” to compete with US and China

1st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this month, France and Germany teamed up to demand an EU-wide initiative designed to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects to compete against China and the US fintech markets. But Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist and senior advisor at Arbidex, suggests it is too little, too late. “The politicians have only... read more
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Integrating political analysis into portfolio risk calculations

8th May 2018

“Political risk? SAD!” With the global economy continuing to grow steadily without evidence of a strong upsurge in inflation, recent market corrections have increasingly been driven by concerns about political developments. Whether these appear in the form of a tweet from the US president, Brexit, North Korea, Italy or any other... read more