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Banks face new branchless challenger

9th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
CivilisedBank is a new challenger bank that provides an online-only service to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). The new bank, led by a team of experienced financial services executives, has secured initial stage funding ahead of its proposed launch later this year. The bank will not have branches but will instead operate through a... read more
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Pension Decumulation

9th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Pensions are dead simple; they are a 60 year deal where money goes in for 40 years and gets taken out for another 20 – Decumulation refers to that joyous part of the pension journey where you switch from putting money in to taking it out. In the good old days when patterns of employment were more straightforward and employers more... read more
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Fraudsters target Apple Pay

6th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
It hasn’t been a great week for Apple, first Samsung announced Samsung Pay a new rival in the mobile payments space and now Apple Pay has been targeted by a number of fraudulent transactions using credit-card data stolen from big retailers, including Target and Home Depot. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, around 80 per... read more
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Volcker Rule Compliance

6th March 2015

Volcker rule compliance is the most puzzling challenge ever for the financial industry. Bernstein estimated that the Volcker rule could cost banks over ten billions a year. Many banks have chosen to exit some of their business to seek possible way away from the regulators.However, the scrutiny continues because a covered entity is considered... read more
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TreasuryXpress announced as FinTech Innovation Awards 2015 Headline sponsor

6th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
TreasuryXpress, the innovative TMS Software-as-a-Service provider, has been confirmed as a headline sponsor of the 2015 FinTech Innovation Awards. Developed as a world-class TMS platform to enable treasurers and CFOs to manage cash positions, payments and financial risks at the click of a button, TreasuryXpress’s mission is to empower all... read more
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Compliance training – keeping up to date with regulatory demands

5th March 2015

The finance sector faces mounting challenges in managing compliance training especially in the face of the higher staff churn forecast for 2015-16.Compliance training is mandated by law and it takes up a significant portion of the compliance budget, on average about 24 per cent, so getting it right is paramount. Yet learning and development... read more
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Yodlee confirmed as an awards sponsor at FinTech Innovation Awards 2015

5th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Yodlee Interactive, a leading technology and applications platform, is officially sponsoring the 2015 FinTech Innovation Awards. Built on the foundation of Yodlee’s 15 years of aggregated consumer financial data, Yodlee Interactive empowers visionary entrepreneurs, developers and partners to build the next generation of disruptive and... read more
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FCA warned about cyber security loophole in one of Britain’s biggest banks

4th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
The Financial Times (FT) reports that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was warned last July about a cyber security loophole that could give hackers access to the customer accounts of one of Britain’s biggest banks. The loophole, which is similar to the flaw identified by Kaspersky in over 100 bank security systems last month, involves... read more
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Cutting crime: How a secure electronic trade platform mitigates financial risk

4th March 2015

Company: Bolero
Manipulation and risk in global trade is by no means a new phenomenon. However, in recent years, the threat it presents to organisations carrying out legitimate transactions has seen it rise up the boardroom agenda and become a talking point at virtually every industry conference where international banks are present. In particular, banks and... read more
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Australia to launch a fintech innovation hub

3rd March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Australia is to launch a fintech innovation hub in Sydney this May. The hub, which is the first in the country, is named Stone and Chalk and has gained $2 million in funding from Australian banks and technology companies to help accelerate the development of Australian fintech start-ups. Chalk and Stone is an independent, not-for-profit entity... read more