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MiFID II: Still scrambling to the finish line?

21st December 2017

Company: corfinancial
Getting over the line for MiFID II is only part of the journey for investment managers. In anticipation of the 3 January 2018 deadline, some asset managers will have thoroughly tried and tested systems and procedures in place, but many will have tactical enhancements that barely achieve compliance. The process of building out and improving systems... read more
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Why banks must digitally transform in 2018 or risk fading away

20th December 2017

Wasting time means losing money. That is what digital era businesses cannot bear, and very soon the speed of traditional bankers and banking methods will be comparable to a steam train being placed next to a modern Transrapid i.e. the banking technology of the future. This fact has been recognised by the banks. Generally speaking, banking is not... read more
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Trends: Data wars - Can banks ever get ahead of cybercrime? | Fintech Recap 2017

20th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
It is a constant arms war that costs banks millions of dollars each year to combat the attacks of increasingly sophisticated criminals. Do banks have the resources and skill to get ahead of the cybercriminals?  The short answer is no. Ever since criminals realised that bank heists were no longer a viable risk strategy, they’ve... read more
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The final PSD2 RTS on SCA and CSC: What should we rethink?

19th December 2017

On November 27 the European Commission published the final version of the PSD2 RTS on SCA and CSC (Regulatory Technical Standard on Strong Customer Authentication and Common and Secure open standards of Communication), the most crucial element ASPSPs and fintechs. Now it is up to Parliament and the Council to accept or refuse it during three months... read more
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10 UK blockchain startups to watch 2017: Were we right? Pt 2 | Fintech Recap 2017

19th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our yearly roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made early in 2017 on the blockchain companies set to make a difference. The question is: were we right? What we thought then: Despite qualms over Brexit, the UK still remains the financial hub of Europe and a popular choice of jurisdiction for blockchain-based companies.... read more
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Designing Smart Beta portfolios: Challenges and considerations

19th December 2017

Increasingly popular Smart Beta products provide investment managers and asset owners with conveniently packaged exposure to a number of factors. Risk factors are granular attributes of one or more asset classes that explain risk and return. Examples of equity factors are company size (large cap vs. small cap) and style (growth vs. value). Fixed... read more
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Trends: Incumbent banks and the digitisation dilemma| Fintech Recap 2017

18th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As the digitisation of financial services continues at pace, accelerated by new digitally native entrants to the market and regulatory changes such as PSD2, incumbents banks have an increasingly difficult problem to solve. Today’s customers are transitioning from hoping to expecting a top quality omnichannel user experience from their bank,... read more
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Key ingredients to a Fast Close

18th December 2017

Company: AutoRek
With the end of 2017 fast approaching, many finance professionals might be counting down the days with some degree of dread. Year End is just around the corner – whether you report on the December 31 or later – and with it comes the many long hours accountants will spend going over balance sheets and profit and loss accounts,... read more
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What will be the most significant banking trends in 2018? From challenger banks to white label hubs

18th December 2017

Company: Auriga
Before bankers’ offices empty out and everyone heads home for mince pies and mulled wine, we wanted to take a moment and consider the year ahead for retail banking and self-service technologies. Here are the key trends we think could l shape the industry in 2018. Challenger banks to continue generating a buzz The hype around... read more
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bobsguide's interviews of the year: Laurent Herbillon | Fintech Recap 2017

17th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past year in fintech, bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. In February, BNP Paribas announced that it was joining forces with Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator scheme Plug and Play to develop future fintech partners to assist with its €3bn digital... read more