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M&A round-up February 2017: Latest Hampleton Partners report indicates fintech industry investment is slowing down

24th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
M&A advisory firm Hampleton Partners has released its latest fintech industry M&A report, and the major takeaway from the report is the volume of industry deals dropped dramatically towards the end of 2016. The drop in the value of deals was nowhere near as significant as the fall in number of transactions, indicating that appetite for... read more
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Delivering affordable flood risk cover through the intermediated market

23rd February 2017

Company: SSP
Adrian Coupland, Managing Director, SSP The increased prevalence of flooding means it is no longer just a winter issue. Recent data on natural catastrophe losses from Munich Re showed floods accounted for 34% of overall losses last year, while the number of flood events in Europe requiring insurance payouts has more than doubled since 1980. ... 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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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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“If we do our job right, we will make some of the high street banks extinct”: Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on the future of the banking industry

21st February 2017

Company: bobsguide
In 2013, Tom Blomfield was recognised as one of the top five entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission, following the success of his start-up direct debit solution GoCardless. Two years later, he co-founded Monzo, a ‘smart’ bank aimed to help consumers strategically manage money and keep track of their finances. In February... 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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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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The latest research into digital banking's future: Four key takeaways

17th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this month Juniper Research published a white paper titled Futureproofing Digital Banking 2017, in which it highlights its research data focused on the current state of the digital banking industry, and projects the future dependency of financial services on this growing market. Here are the key takeaways from Juniper’s research: ... 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