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Millennials and mortgages: How a shifting demographic is redefining the housing market

30th January 2017

Jocelyn St. James, Manager Business Consulting, Sapient Global Markets Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, introduce a set of norms and expectations befitting a new generation, now the largest in the United States. Traits such as digital savviness, remaining single longer, and elevated debt levels represent not only a cultural... read more
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Blockchain Expo Day 1: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

24th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
'Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace' was moderated by David Peyronnin, Head of Blockchain Services at Mthree Consulting. The three speakers were Jean-Marc Bonnefous, Managing partner at Tellurian Capital, Eddy Travia, Pioneer Blockchain Investor & CEO, Coincillium and Jamie Burke, CEO of... read more
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Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part three

23rd January 2017

Company: bobsguide
In our third article in series on how the fintech industry is being covered at Davos 2017, Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, opens up the discussion to the panel to discuss the digitalisation of payments, and generational divides within consumers. There’s a new generation of consumers who don’t have the... read more
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The Trump administration: Five early questions for the fintech industry

23rd January 2017

Company: bobsguide
With President Trump now in office, the fintech industry should reflect on some of the key questions concerning where the industry is heading next. Will shift in fintech investment from the U.S to Asia continue to accelerate? The pull effect on investment capital towards Asian fintech companies, of which the clear majority is located in... read more
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London Blockchain Week preview: Luis Carranza interview

20th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
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
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Fintech industry M&A round-up: January 2017

16th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
A breakdown of the biggest deals announced in the last month  Synchronoss and Intralinks to merge During the first week of December Synchronoss Technologies announced that it had agreed a deal to purchase Intralinks Holdings, a provider of on-demand solutions for businesses to securely collaborate, communicate and exchange critical... read more
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Why implementing an NoSQL database is the silver lining the GDPR compliance cloud

13th January 2017

The compliance cauldron is bubbling over with toil and trouble for the financial sector. MiFID II, Dodd Frank and BCBS 239 are just some of the regulations circling the stew, demanding tighter controls and more granular levels of reporting in an industry where data is its lifeblood. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which... read more
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UK insurance: Creating a safe haven in a hardening market

10th January 2017

Company: SSP
Over the last few months, the UK insurance market has continued to harden, with both SSP and industry data showing a shift in premiums. At the same time, the rise in Insurance Premium Tax has continued apace. Experts predict June's climb to 12%, which will bring a further upsurge in premiums, is just another step towards a VAT-matched rate of... read more
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2017 outlook: The evolution of IT

9th January 2017

Company: Red Hat
The move to mobile banking “The Way We Bank Now” report from the British Bankers Association (BBA) revealed that there were 347 million payments made via banking apps in 2015 – a 54% increase over the previous 12 months. Customers now log into mobile banking apps 11 million times each day. Anthony Browne, Chief Executive of the... read more
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Top Wholesale & Commercial Banking Systems read of 2016: RBS Welcomes the Robot Revolution

2nd January 2017

Company: bobsguide
This week, banker’s fears were confirmed and the robot revolution has begun. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will sack hundreds of face-to-face advisers and replace them with a robo-advisory online service, after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approved this technology. “Our customers increasingly want to bank with us... read more