Insights

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How accounting and financial apps will be the first beneficiaries of Open Banking

8th June 2018

In the new economy, the endgame for financial services is becoming clearer. Accessibility will be the norm, the app store is the new high street and the financial app the vehicle that will deliver a financial future in which Open Banking will become the norm for all. ‘Changing consumer habits’ are both a demand for change, and a... read more
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Finastra’s FusionFabric.cloud: “We’re changing the way banks develop, deploy and consume financial software”

7th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Finastra unveiled three core components of its FusionFabric.cloud platform at Money20/20 in Amsterdam. “FusionFabric.cloud is our most exciting launch in our history,” says Mitesh Soni, senior director of innovation and fintech at Finastra. Combined, the components accelerate processes for the existing clientbase of 9,000 banks... read more
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Top treasury management software and solutions

7th June 2018

Global treasury management is in a constant state of evolution. Hurdles like FX volatility, regulatory reforms, fraud and shifting market restrictions are causing unprecedented challenges for CFOs and treasurers – limiting financial visibility and slowing efficiencies with clunky and unfamiliar management processes. As a result of those... read more
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Monese CEO: fintech must serve post-Brexit banking community

6th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
“I’m not a big fan of Brexit,” says Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese, on the sidelines of Money 20/20, in Amsterdam. “It flies in the face of financial inclusion. That’s why we hired the Brexit bus as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek mockery.” The former Leave bus, repurposed for financial inclusion. Instead... read more
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Klarna at Money 20/20: Banks are obsessed with themselves

6th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
In a presentation entitled ‘Banking on the CX factor’, Klarna CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski spoke to a packed crowd under The Big Top at Money 20/20 EU, Amsterdam, today, taking the opportunity to open fire on the banks. The audience heard insight from Klarna on customer experience, including the fact that, according to the Happiness... read more
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Metro Bank: "We sit between challenger and incumbents"

5th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Founded in 2010, Metro Bank has seen rapid growth in its 8 years of existence, gathering some 1.5m customers.  Young enough to be called a challenger yet using a business model more closely aligned with the high street banks of old, Metro Bank is in limbo between both camps in the great 'Challenger vs. Incumbent' debate. ... read more
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FCA’s Cook hopes to embrace machine learning

5th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
On the sidelines of Money20/20, held in Amsterdam this week, bobsguide caught up with Nick Cook, head of regtech and advanced analytics at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). What’s on the FCA’s agenda at the minute, concerning technology capabilities? All of the external facing regtech sits under my department.... read more
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Money20/20: Ripple commits $50m to crypto and blockchain R&D

4th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
At Money20/20, held in Amsterdam this week, fintech outfit Ripple announced plans to support 17 universities - including MiT and UCL - to perform research into distributed ledger technology and the wider payments ecosystem. “There are 4,500 job listings with blockchain and crypto out there so we’re confident this investment will arm... read more
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Middleware in the investment management industry

4th June 2018

Company: Quintessence
Wikipedia defines middleware as “software glue” that binds mutually independent software systems. There’s no loose definition of muddleware – the messy goo that cobbles together disparate parts in a kludge that becomes harder to manage over time. Typically, this muddling through leads to several opaque systems, each with its... read more
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Visa Europe CEO “sorry” for outage and unveils commitments to Europe’s fintech

4th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
At Money20/20, hosted this week in Amsterdam, Charlotte Hogg, CEO of VISA Europe apologised for the Visa outage that left many consumers and merchants unable to use the service. Last Friday Visa reported an outage across UK and EU markets with millions affected. “I’d like to start by saying sorry to our shareholders and card... read more