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What are the cost implications for Business UK as we move towards digital reporting to HMRC?

8th November 2017

Company: FiREapps
Survey reveals how Making Tax Digital is seen as a cost burden Despite hiccoughs along the way, the general direction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) remains unchanged. VAT registered businesses will be mandated into HMRC's plans for quarterly bookkeeping and reporting from 2019 and even the smallest of businesses will have to provide data in... read more
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Analysis of the deal: SEB's investment in Tink

8th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Late last month Swedish fintech Tink announced that secured an additional €14m in funding to scale up its financial aggregator operation and move into new markets. The major investor in the tech company, and one its early adopters, is Nordic bank SEB. bobsguide sat down with Rasmus Järborg, Chief Strategy Officer, SEB, and Daniel... read more
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Countdown to PSD2: What you should know ten weeks from implementation

8th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
#PSD2FinishLine recently started trending on Twitter. As the country slowly grows in excitement throughout the month of November, with the C-word on the tip of their tongues and supermarkets vying for the best TV advert, banks look to the new year nervously. Even if they’re prepared. Even if they’ve got the architecture in place or have... read more
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TMS Guide 2017: The future is mobile, regardless of regulations

7th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
PSD2 heralds a new dawn for mobile payments, as the regulatory technical standards around the upcoming European open banking regulations are expected to put mobile devices at the heart of new payment techniques. Strong customer authentication required by PSD2 is key as well as initiating, and authenticating, transfers directly from bank accounts... read more
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Aiis to the Right: Down but not out after MiFID II

7th November 2017

Reg data transformation and history Down… Despite the majority of the industry’s practitioners’ opinion that the proven Aii is being replaced with the somewhat inferior ISIN symbology, MIFID II regulations have mandated ISIN use for all markets, including those existing that use the Alternative Instrument Identifier... read more
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Sibos 2017: How technology is driving innovation at NatWest

7th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
At last month's Sibos conference bobsguide sat down with Damian Richardson, Head of Payments Strategy & Innovation at NatWest, to discuss the banks plans concerning PSD2 and future collaborations with fintech. What is your role at NatWest? I work in payments services at NatWest, looking at our payment strategies and innovation... read more
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MiFID II: Achieving a comprehensive and compliant dataset

6th November 2017

Company: Asset Control
In just a matter of months, firms must be MiFID II compliant. Yet, despite the impending deadline, the data keeps changing. While understanding of the requirements is one thing, can organisations be confident in their current ability to create a master data repository that can support the new regulatory reporting standards? Putting understanding... read more
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The shifting priorities of CIOs in 2018

6th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Whilst this last decade has been anointed with grand, sweeping titles, the fact remains that society is changing irreversibly. Historians of the future will look back on the post-noughties as the dramatic information shift. First, we developed the hardware, with the rise of Jobs and Wozniak, then we developed the software, and now we’re... read more
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The future of payments in petrol retailing

3rd November 2017

Retail experts believe there’s a tremendous opportunity ahead, as the worlds of online and offline commerce begin to converge. “We will see more disruption in the next ten years of retail than we did in the previous one thousand,” said Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophets. I believe this convergence of bricks and... read more
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Why AI and blockchain technology is set to converge with intelligent contracts

3rd November 2017

Company: Seal Software
Technology is an ever-moving target. That’s how I’ve described it to my children, adding that it’s also one of the most demanding working environments, because every few weeks or months you need to understand and account for new technologies changing the nature of IT. In other industries, such as the medical profession,... read more