Infrastructure Insights

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The eight components of a secure trading network

27th February 2017

Company: FIX Flyer LLC
Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid wrote in his Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man: “In every chain of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest”. In the 21st century we understand this to mean that you are only as strong... read more
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Finovate Europe 2017 review part three: Why banks should be taking an offensive, rather than defensive, approach to PSD2 compliance – Interview with Token’s Mårten Nelson

22nd February 2017

Company: bobsguide
One of the most impressive companies presenting at this year’s Finovate Europe conference was Token, a software company offering a turnkey PSD2 compliance solution to European banks. Bobsguide sat down with Co-Founder and VP of Marketing Mårten Nelson to learn more about Token’s PSD2 compliance software, why banks are starting... read more
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Why banks have to implement Instant Payments

22nd February 2017

Company: TAS Group
Peter Caiazzi, Senior Vice President of Product Development, TAS Group Customer expectations are driving the instant payments demand, and technological advances are ready to meet them. So why do many banks seem reluctant in adopting Instant Payments? In assessing their readiness, banks are finding several hurdles including the inability of... read more
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The problem every fintech CEO wants to have (and how to solve it)

22nd February 2017

FinTech companies are one of the fastest-growing business ventures in Europe today. This comes as no surprise, since EU regulations and various governments are willing to help this flourishing industry. As a consequence of this positive growth, innovative start-ups have to face the challenge of a constant, and heavy, workload. So what’s the... read more
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MiFID II: Q1 2017 updates you need to know

21st February 2017

David Woolcock - Director of Business Consulting, Eurobase Banking Solutions The first month of 2017 started the countdown to the implementation of MiFID II and associated regulations. As the finer details emerge (including some Q&As from ESMA over the festive break around best execution and transaction reporting) we await publication... read more
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Attacking the abandonment issue: Why user experience is key to successful mobile apps in the digital sales process

21st February 2017

Company: Avoka
Don Bergal, CMO, Avoka  The past few years have seen retail banks start to successfully integrate digital into a continuous omnichannel experience for customers across marketing, selling, and delivery of their products. With the internet continuing to make inroads into almost every aspect of our daily lives, the need for this integration,... read more
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Who is the überbanked consumer? And how to compete for this new customer segment

20th February 2017

It is becoming easier and easier for consumers to assemble their own portfolio of banking services from multiple institutions and providers. How do you convince customers to remain loyal, and concentrate more of their profitable business with your financial institution? The average consumer is spoiled with choice when it comes to banking... read more
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The influencer interview: Jim Marous, publisher of the Digital Banking Report and co-publisher of The Financial Brand

20th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Jim Marous is a regular keynote speaker with a wealth of experience in banking, financial services innovation and consumer trends. When he's not speaking at conferences, he regularly writes for the The Financial Brand, a media outlet and website for financial marketers and executives. He is also the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking... read more
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Powering financial spread betting with in-memory computing

17th February 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Nikita Ivanov, Founder & CTO, GridGain Spread betting is an increasingly popular form of wagering. It allows traders to bet on whether the outcome of an event will be above or below a spread set by a bookmaker. Events can include changes in housing prices, the movement of a stock index, the difference between the two final scores at a... read more
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Will payments technology be a springboard for the mass adoption of wearables?

16th February 2017

Company: FIME
The wearables market is in a period of impressive and sustained growth. By 2020, global shipments of wearables are expected to double to over 220 million, with the market set to be worth $31.27 billion. There’s no denying that wearables are here to stay. With such impressive market growth, and equally impressive potential, device... read more