Infrastructure Insights

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GDPR versus Open Banking: Two sides of the same coin

11th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Two hotly anticipated legislations of 2018, PSD2 and GDPR, are products of a new digital dawn. The former was met with wholehearted embrace from a host of third party fintech startups and the wider banking community who envisioned a more customer-centric and competitive Open Banking sector; ripe ground for healthy innovation. The regulators... read more
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Howard: Canadian retail banking transformation in full swing

11th May 2018

Company: TALKINGTECH
Canada’s developing retail banking sector has acknowledged that digital advances can reshape the market, offering a wider array of services to millennials who expect better customer experiences, says Simon Howard, director of business development UK and Canada, Talkingtech. However, the rate of change differs across each banking... read more
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Market tussles over Open Banking

4th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Today's editor's picks looks at the Open Banking picture: how the industry is currently managing the initative, how they are reacting to PSD2's fallout and what provisions they are taking for a future driven by Open Banking.   Barclays PayPal pact goes beyond Open Banking Barclays has announced a new strategic... read more
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Is banking ready for the ageing population boom?

4th May 2018

Company: Auriga
On average the populations of major Western societies are getting older. In the UK, in less than two years, the number of consumers aged 65 or over will rise by over a million and in little over 20 years one in seven people will be over 75 years of age. While this will bring challenges for the economy as a whole, this will be a demographic tidal... read more
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The role of deception in cyber warfare

3rd May 2018

Whether you’re the chief information security officer (CISO) of a large enterprise with offices across the globe or the IT manager of a small enterprise, if you had a big budget, you would spend it on building and maintaining a security operations centre (SOC) to monitor every risk your enterprise might face. You would hire the best security... read more
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Barclays PayPal pact goes beyond Open Banking

2nd May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Barclays has announced a new strategic partnership with PayPal in the UK and US that is designed to enable customers to manage and use respective accounts together with greater ease, for the first time. It suggests a move with serious industry implications. Commenting on the partnership in an announcement, Ashok Vaswani, Barclays UK CEO,... read more
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Cloud scalability seduces the financial sector

30th April 2018

Company: iland
The financial sector, while forging ahead in other areas of digital transformation, has been relatively slow to adopt the cloud and there has been good reason for it: banks have to deal with highly sensitive data, so sharing data storage and computer resources with others may in some cases not even be envisaged, let alone adopted. However, just... read more
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SAP Ariba Live: Blockchain and the future of sustainable procurement | podcast

25th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
Reporter Dave Beach had the pleasure of speaking to Dr Marcell Vollmer, chief digital officer at SAP Ariba during the company's event at the RAI in Amsterdam.  bobsguide's Beach and Dr Vollmer are joined by co-host and editor of PaymentEye, Michael Hocking, and together they discuss James Blunt, the fundamental impact of... read more
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Limitations to banking apps slow consumer adoption

25th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
While a growing number of consumers are using mobile banking applications to undertake everyday banking activities the fact that a number of services are unavailable and security procedures can be tasking has led many to continue to rely on web platforms and more traditional means to fulfil their banking needs. “There are limitations to... read more
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What the HSBC news means for the SWIFT vs Ripple debate

24th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
SWIFT has today announced that HSBC has joined SWIFT global payments innovation (gpi), joining 50 banks that are already live from 150 that are committed to the gpi project. Hailed as a “game-changer” by Lars Sjögren, global head of transaction banking at Danske Bank, the development comes at a time when correspondent banking... read more