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The evolution of the chief risk officer: A bumpy road to seniority

18th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
There’s probably a very good anecdote about a host of castle architects being given the axe by their liege lords because they couldn’t build fortifications strong enough and quickly enough to counter the fresh structural challenges of cannon technology. The modern equivalent may well be that of the chief risk officer (CRO). Just as the... read more
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Fintech M&A: How the Misys and D+H merger reshapes the market

18th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Nadeem Syed, CEO at Finastra spoke exclusively to bobsguide about the Misys merger with D+H, to form one of the globe’s largest fintech companies by revenue size.  How long ago did the idea start to formulate to merge D+H and Misys? The germination of the idea began from the realisation that Misys and D+H were two businesses... read more
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The rise of goAML reporting and the impact of data quality

18th September 2017

As of June 2017, all reporting entities in Ireland are required to submit their regulatory reports, such as suspicious transaction reports (STRs), electronically to the Irish Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) using the goAML portal. This is part of a global trend where regulators are standardizing reporting platforms, and represents a significant... read more
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Editor’s picks: How Big Data and AI are changing banking

15th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
How business intelligence is revolutionising banking Ilan Hertz, Head of digital marketing at Sisense In the early 1990's, the increasing popularity of automated teller machines (ATM's) revolutionised banking, lowering the number of tellers required for each branch and allowing thousands of new branches to be opened as a result. ... read more
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Editor’s pick: Regulations, how to comply and thrive

15th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
MiFID II countdown: FCA clarity is still needed before implementation Cosmo Wisniewski, Principal Consultant, Citisoft plc While relaxing on a sun lounger in the heat-haze of a distant shore, it is perhaps easy to forget that back in the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its final policy statement to assist with... read more
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4th EU AML Directive: What you should know

14th September 2017

Company: Trapets AB
The EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th EU AML Directive) was enacted on 25 June 2015, and fully implemented on the 26 June 2017, replacing the third Anti-Money Laundering Directive. As well as a greater emphasis on risk assessments to combat money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (CTF) at every level, the Directive... read more
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What will the next decade of contactless payments look like?

14th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Contactless payments have become increasingly common in the UK. Today, six in ten Brits pay with touch and go. What started off as alternative payment method capped at £20 per transaction, has now become an increasingly common way to pay.   And experts believe that the momentum won’t slow now. The speed and convenience quickly... read more
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Compliance solutions: To build or buy regtech?

14th September 2017

Company: Infosys Limited
Regulatory compliance has always been and will always be one of the top priorities and concerns of every financial institution (FI). Regulatory reforms following the global financial crisis of 2008 compelled FIs to make substantial investments in risk and compliance – both in terms of technology and headcount – to prevent and remediate... read more
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Fintech is still booming in India despite general economic downturn

13th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth failed to meet expectation as it slumped to 5.7% during Q2 this year, government data reported late last month. This compares to Q1 growth figures of 6.1% this year and 7.9% for Q2 last year. Many analysts expected GDP figures to rise following the government’s crackdown on black... read more
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How business intelligence is revolutionising banking

13th September 2017

Company: Sisense
In the early 1990's, the increasing popularity of automated teller machines (ATM's) revolutionised banking, lowering the number of tellers required for each branch and allowing thousands of new branches to be opened as a result. Now, the banking industry is on the cusp of another technological revolution: big data and artificial... read more