Infrastructure Insights


Ahead of the curve: fintech vendors embracing AI

24th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Queueco With the help of AI-based algorithms, Queueco, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, supports online trading. Artificial intelligence produces trading recommendations and decision through the analysis of current trends, statistics and forecasts. The use of AI will provide a solution for those who wish to trade, but do not have enough... read more

Impending trade war to slow down flourishing Chinese fintech?

22nd August 2018

Company: bobsguide
China's fintech and financial industries are booming thanks to shrewd economic planning since 2011, but with plans to internationalize the country's markets and a full blown trade war threatening each time US President Donald Trump takes to Twitter, it begs to wonder how the industry can continue to thrive in a domestic and global... read more

Should payments businesses become consumer brands?

17th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent Intrapay study into consumers’ ecommerce experiences revealed the key conundrum facing payment processors; the challenge of providing simpler payments while offering optimum security. Some 90% of the 650 respondents to the study reported that security is the most important aspect of their online payment experience. Yet four in... read more

Major move towards production: Ripple's new US, Mexico and Philippines liquidity hubs

16th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Cross-border payments company Ripple has today announced partnerships with Bittrex, the digital asset exchange for xRapid through US dollars, Bitso, the digital asset exchange for Mexican Pesos, and digital asset exchange for Philippine Pesos.  This year, Ripple has been busy forging partnerships with... read more

10 leading bill payment and invoicing software platforms

15th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
As a freelance contractor or sole trader, it can be difficult staying on top of bill payments and invoicing – but the vast majority of businesses simply cannot operate without an effective billing and invoicing software solution in place. Not only do these systems help companies to process and issue mass payments, but they also fill a... read more

BoE: "Synchronisation innovative step for new Real-Time Gross Settlement"

15th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England (BoE) is looking to work with a range of organisations, including fintech firms, to explore the demand for implementing synchronised settlement in the renewed Real-Time Gross Settlement service.    During 2018 the Bank engaged with financial institutions, infrastructures, trade bodies, policy makers and fintech... read more

FCA and CMA release UK bank scores in line with Open Banking

15th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has released data on quality of service for the first time, marking a historic step for Open Banking and putting a mass of customer data in the hands of fintechs and comparison websites.  From today, banks must publish information on... read more

Top fintech mergers, acquisitions and partnerships of summer 2018

14th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
It's been a busy couple of months this summer for the fintech market. Here, we've recorded the top mergers, acquistions and partnerships since July 2018 in fintech, banking and payments. Tenemos, the banking software company and Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (August 13) Tenemos, the banking software company,... read more

SWIFT targets risk management improvements

14th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
While there’s been a recent influx of start-up solutions working to disrupt the global payments landscape, SWIFT’s financial messaging service continues to be the backbone of the international banking community. More than 11,000 institutions in 200 countries rely on its ironclad standards to carry out secure transactions, which have... read more

Most popular articles: BaaS | blockchain | fraud evolution

10th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
We're trying something different at bobsguide. Dave Beach talks through the most popular stories this week.   1. Banking-as-a-Service set to transform age-old model | fireside video chat with Sophie Guibaud, Fidor Solutions 2. Blockchain cross-border payments: the companies to watch for Q3 2018  (also take a look at... read more