Nikita Ivanov - Founder & CTO, GridGain
A 2016 Deutsche Bank survey of 200 participants in the global financial industry found a very high degree of enthusiasm for blockchain, the digital-ledger technology behind Bitcoin. A remarkable 87 percent of respondents expect it to have a major impact on the securities services market, with 75... read more
Tony Seto has recently joined Freeman & Co., a U.S investment bank specialising in M&A and capital raising advisory services for the financial services industry, to lead its Payments and Banking fintech operations.
In an exclusive interview with bobsguide, Tony gives his perspective on the state of the fintech M&A market in the... read more
Tom Harwood, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Aeriandi discusses the use of voice biometrics within contact centre operations, how this can help combat fraud, and how the technology has wider potential for customer experience.
Recent research from Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) found that more than a... read more
Matthew Coupe is director of market structure for the European Markets at Barclays, based in London. He advises the markets division on future regulatory change, forms the advocacy position of the markets division on areas of regulatory change, and engages with politicians, trade associations, regulatory bodies and clients to make sure this is... read more
Simon Paris, President, Misys
We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade... read more
Daragh OByrne, VP, Global Head of Marketing & Alliances, Nucleus Software
As one of the earliest adopters of information technology, financial institutions used to be at the forefront of technology waves, from mainframes to client server, from branches to ATMs, from passbooks to cards. However, the rate of change in consumer technology... read more
Earlier this week it was announced that Vista Equity Partners had struck an agreement to purchase Canadian lending, payments, and financial solutions software supplier D+H for C$4.8bn including debt.
The acquisition would have made headlines in its own right, after all billion dollar deals aren’t exactly ten a penny. In a market which has... read more
It’s clear that artificial intelligence (AI) is already one of the defining trends in fintech in 2017 and an increasingly popular buzz word in the industry.
Businesses are gradually understanding the importance and benefits of machine-learning technology. Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban has boldly claimed that the “the world’s... read more
Reetu Khosla – Senior Director of Risk, Compliance, and Onboarding for Financial Services, Pegasystems
It is no new revelation that Client Lifecycle Management (CLM), onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes are some of the most time-consuming and costly steps that banks have to manage.
High-volumes of low-complexity manual... read more
Chris de Bruin – President, Digital Platforms, Zafin
Over the last decade, banks have become increasingly aware that the only path forward is digital. We’ve seen banks launch digital strategies, enhance their digital channels, or even launch “digital arms” to their businesses.
But this isn’t enough; banks cannot... read more