Industry Advocates Insights
6th February 2017
William Wagner, CMO/Vice President of Marketing, Cloud Lending Solutions
Online lenders have been disrupting the lending ecosystem by combining innovation with advanced financial technology to improve borrower experience, address underserved markets, and reduce operating costs.
In 2014, the US marketplace lending origination volume was around... read more
20th January 2017
London Blockchain Week returns to the capital next week, with blockchain industry professionals and financial services providers from across the UK and further afield set to descend on the city.
The event kicks off with ‘Hack-The-Block’, a three-day hackathon competition where teams will be challenged to use blockchain technology to... read more
17th January 2017
Americans currently lose $50 billion a year to a variety of fraudulent practices, according to estimates from the Financial Fraud Research Center at Stanford University. These practices include theft of credit cards and personal financial information, unauthorized checks, forged documents, tax evasion, and the manipulation of mortgages, corporate... read more
5th December 2016
The surge of mobile banking services and ease of tap and go payments has inevitably brought on fears about increased opportunities to make fraudulent payments. Contactless payment cards can be unsafe as thieves can carry out multiple contactless payments before they are flagged by the consumer or bank.
Around £9.3bn ($11.5bn) was spent on... read more
2nd December 2016
The International Customer Conference was recently held in Amsterdam, addressing the imperative changes in the wealth and finance management industry. GTNews discussed how wealth and investment managements firms should put more emphasis on digital platforms and incorporate innovative ideas to keep up with the pace of the fintech market.
The... read more
18th October 2016
High-frequency, algorithmic, and quantitative trading is becoming the norm. Financial services firms are looking for ways to gain a technical edge to reduce latency, increase performance, and handle ever-greater analytical complexity. At the same time, they must maintain their transactional-level compliance and risk-management controls. To... read more
27th September 2016
This week is SIBOS: probably the most significant gathering taking place in the global financial community each year. Run by financial messaging services provider SWIFT and hosted in Geneva this year, the conference first launched back in 1978 with 300 attendees. By last year the community of attendees had boomed to 8,000, highlighting not just the... read more
19th September 2016
Head of Sibos Sven Bossu revealed in his interview with bobsguide that there would be something new to look out for at the event in Geneva, as banking executives are increasingly embracing fintech. An area called the Swiss Lounge will provide 25 fintech startups with a space and a voice to showcase their products and services to the SWIFT... read more
2nd September 2016
In conversation with bobsguide, Head of Sibos Sven Bossu highlighted that “Geneva is a very important financial marketplace within Europe and has a very strong private banking presence there. Switzerland also has a lively fintech scene.” This year’s Sibos will be held in this city at the end of this month and most importantly,... read more
4th August 2016
The end of June saw the UK vote to leave the European Union and it would be an understatement to say that a lot has changed since then in the financial industry and within the UK government. The pound dropped to its lowest level since the 1980s after the voting was split 52% to 48%, David Cameron announced his resignation and Theresa May has now... read more