Insights

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Using fintech to promote social change

31st October 2017

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide spoke to Pennies CEO Alison Hutchinson about the potential collaboration with fintech players can have on facilitating and enabling new channels for donations to charities. Pennies, the Digital Charity Box, won the 2017 Emerging Payment Award for Best CSR or Charity Initiative. How did Pennies come to be? As CEO, I run... read more
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Why financial institutions need more women to build banking services for women

31st October 2017

Company: Monitise
In the 1960s and 1970s - just a generation ago - the consensus among banks was that women were riskier customers than men. In fact, when Barclays introduced the first British credit card in 1966, the majority of successful applicants were men. This was because in those days, women had to get their father or husband to sign for most loans, even if... read more
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Macro prudential stress testing: Monitoring the financial system Pt.2

31st October 2017

Company: Prometeia
EU-wide stress tests of the EBA chiefly represent a micro prudential and severe assessment of the solvency of the individual banks monitored by the ECB, useful for preventive actions in specific situations. This is an extremely useful test, although insufficient per se from the perspective of the supervisory authorities. As explained... read more
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What will the biggest challenge for treasurers be in 2018?

30th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Today’s treasuries face a raft of new hurdles and opportunities. We asked four leading treasurers to explain what they believe will be the biggest challenges in the year ahead. Tim de Knegt is the manager for strategic finance and treasurer for the Port of Rotterdam – the largest port in Europe. “The importance of... read more
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How regtech is creating new relationships between global service providers and technology firms in the search for revenue

30th October 2017

Company: Confluence
On a recent flight home after a client meeting, I found myself thinking about what is really motivating global financial services companies in their decision-making around technology and regulatory compliance. In the highly competitive third-party administrator space, I think one of the primary motivators is the fear of revenue loss (really,... read more
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Why integrated commercial lines e-trading matters

30th October 2017

Company: SSP
Despite incremental growth in other channels, brokers still distributed 77.1% (£12.5bn) of commercial insurance in 2016, and are forecast to remain dominant in 2021, with 76.6% of the market according to GlobalData forecasts. The importance of commercial e-trading Insurers need to make it as easy as possible for brokers to do business... read more
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Interest rates| blockchain use cases | cross-border payments: AFP 2017 key takeaways

27th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Rising interest rates, excitement around blockchain use cases and cross-border payments were all hot topics at this year’s AFP conference in San Deigo. The annual event was situated in sunny San Diego’s conference centre which was abuzz with educational talks and booths touting everything from mind readers to oxygen bars. Interest... read more
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Editor's picks: the highlights of Sibos 2017 and Money 20/20

27th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Following two weeks packed with travelling and conferencing for the bobsguide team, the editor picks the best highlights of Sibos and Money 20/20; the largest events in digital finance this year.  Sibos 2017: The emergence of SWIFT gpi and the future of correspondent banking Alex Hammond, Editor, bobsguide In one of the livelier... read more
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Creating a state-of-the-art office of finance from scratch

27th October 2017

Company: EOH UK
How Electra Private Equity changed its modus operandi with cloud ERP deployment Bringing your finance function in-house after years of outsourcing and creating a CFO role from scratch does not need to be a daunting task. If you build a fully digital function, making use of the latest technology tools and processes, you are in for a win. ... read more
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IT infrastructure on the trading floor: Future trends

26th October 2017

Company: WEY Technology
Trends in the trader workplace Business and IT managers making decisions about trading floor design and infrastructure face three major trends which are impacting needs assessment and resource allocation: stricter regulation, the evolution of the role of the human trader, and cost pressures. Regulatory environment and the transparent... read more