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Everything you want to know about blockchain, AI in banking, and PSD2 | Fintech Recap 2017

29th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask Blockchain has created a huge amount of buzz in the financial services industry since its official debut into the market in 2009. The question of when blockchain will go mainstream is yet to be answered, but there is constant speculation around the topic. However, the... read more
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Instant Payments: What can we expect in 2018?

28th December 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
2017: The year of Instant Payments Unless you’ve spent the last 365 days hiding under a rock, you’ll be fully aware that 2017 has been the year of Instant Payments. Regulators and industry bodies around the world launched more Instant Payment systems than ever before. While 2016 only saw five new systems launch, in 2017 this more... read more
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The most significant fintech acquisitions of the year | Fintech Recap 2017

28th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has announced its plan to acquire WePay JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced its plan to acquire WePay to make it easy for business app makers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to seamlessly integrate payments into the software commonly used by small businesses. Chase and WePay will ease payment friction for both... read more
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The most read articles of the year: What we thought

27th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
In 2017 bobsguide published in excess of 250 in-house articles express our opinion and insight on the evolution of fintech. Of those 250 articles, these were the articles from the last 12 months that resonated most with the audience. Unsurprisingly AI and blockchain make an appearance, as does the evolving factor of consolidation in fintech. ... read more
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Most read articles of 2017: The view from the front line

26th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
In this round-up of the articles that garnered most attention in 2017, we revisit the thought leadership contributed by leading industry figures that most piqued the attention of the bobsguide audience in the past 12 months.    The top five ways that AI is transforming banking Mohit Joshi, President - Head, Banking, Financial... read more
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments Banking Circle | Fintech Recap 2017

24th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past 12 months in fintech, bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. In August bobsguide sat down with Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments, to discuss the key takeaways from the company's whitepaper Cross Border Payments for Cross Border Merchants... read more
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer | Fintech Recap 2017

23rd December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past 12 months in fintech bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. At Money20/20 bobsguide sat down with Scott Galit to discuss the future of e-commerce, how technology and the internet are transforming the industry and Payoneer’s initiatives of working... read more
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The most significant news, events and trends of Q3: Fintech recap 2017

22nd December 2017

Company: bobsguide
For the past month we have been looking back at fintech in 2017 from every angle, in order to determine the most significant developments in the industry during that time. Previously we examined the headlines that caused most industry interest in Q1 and Q2, today we cast our minds back to our highlights of Q3. July With Money20/20 Europe... read more
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US fintechs to watch in 2017: Were we right? | Fintech Recap 2017

21st December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our 2017 roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made of the US startups to watch this year. Were we right?  What we thought then: The fintech sector has been growing at an exponential rate in the past few years. Global investment in the fintech industry currently stands at a staggering $49.7bn per year, with the... read more
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Designing Smart Beta portfolios: The role of factor models and technology considerations

21st December 2017

In a recent bobsguide article, Charles River discussed how Smart Beta products can improve portfolio diversification, minimise undesirable correlation risk, and deliver better risk-adjusted performance. These products are increasingly popular with both asset owners and investment managers because they provide conveniently packaged exposure to a... read more