Industry Advocates Insights
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
20th July 2016
At Fintech Week this year, we heard from fintech industry strategist Devie Mohan on the subject of the future of fintech in post-Referendum London. She highlighted that we hear a lot about it but are not fully informed about what to expect, “there are a lot of questions and not enough answers,” Mohan said. This uncertainty is surrounded... read more
25th May 2016
Increasing trade profitability and ensuring compliance with ever evolving regulatory commitments are two of the primary goals currently driving equity trading businesses globally. As trading becomes increasingly instantaneous and human involvement in the overall process diminishes, the risks associated with making trading decisions based on... read more
6th May 2016
Hot off the heels of the Panamanian documents leak, 5 EU countries announced last month that they have agreed to exchange beneficial ownership information.
France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK will now automatically exchange information on the ultimate beneficial owners of companies and trusts. These 5 EU countries are now pushing the... read more
28th April 2016
The process of finding out why so many technology outages occur in banking IT systems is not rocket science - it happens because 30 year old legacy systems are used alongside multiple applications and changes have not been made in order to adapt to the evolving environment around these traditional players. bobsguide went to a panel discussion on... read more
26th April 2016
The city of London has never looked sexier - Julia Streets said at this year’s Fintech Innovation Awards where hundreds of financial professionals gathered at The Brewery to celebrate the boldest and brightest fintech businesses out there.
As customers are increasingly demanding innovative products, fintech is an industry that is set... read more
25th April 2016
Powa Technologies, former British unicorn, collapsed into administration at the start of this year and now PowaPOS, the last remaining business of three has been bought by Supercom, the Nasdaq listed Israeli technology firm. We always seem to hear more and more about how fintech startups are breaking boundaries and are achieving the unattainable,... read more
13th April 2016
The key issue of financial inclusion was addressed by Innovate Finance’s Global Summit and industry experts explored how financial technology can have a social impact by placing those that are unbanked onto applications that can help them to manage money. An estimated 2 million people in the UK are financially excluded and this is where... read more
8th April 2016
Customers now have better and easier ways to interact with their financial providers. Consumer demand is fuelling the speed of change in payment technologies, bringing with it significant challenges to retail financial institutions.
Expenditure in all areas of banking technology in Europe is expected to grow sizeably in the next 18 months. New... read more