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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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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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Public cloud adoption in financial services – challenges and opportunities

20th July 2017

Company: GFT
Every day companies around the world are finding new and innovative ways of exploiting public cloud technologies. The overall growth of cloud adoption continues to increase at double digit rates, and public cloud providers are facilitating unprecedented levels of innovation, agility, insight, and cost reduction. At the heart of their offering... read more
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bob’s guide to treasury management systems: How to ensure your TMS is a perfect fit (part 1)

15th June 2017

Company: bobsguide
So you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in a new treasury management system. What now? Investing a great deal of money into new technology, and implementing the system in a process that could take up to 18 months is a daunting prospect, made worse by the fact that it’s likely no one within the business would have undertaken... read more
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Robots v regulators: Digitalisation in fund management

24th April 2017

Company: FIS
Tony Warren, Executive Vice President, FIS Fund administrators face a rapidly evolving ecosystem in which fee pressure, cost constraints and a volatile regulatory environment pose significant challenges to business as usual. In addition to this, the robots are coming. However, many businesses are realising that the robots are largely benevolent;... read more
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The increasing importance of CISOs in financial services and the qualities required to succeed in the role

14th March 2017

Vince Warrington, Director, Protective Intelligence On February 16 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services released final cybersecurity regulations that will be codified under 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500 (the ‘Final Rule’). This Final Rule is believed to be the first effort of its kind to formally regulate cybersecurity within... read more
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How banks and fintechs need to adapt to a shrinking global banking landscape

13th March 2017

Anders la Cour, Chief Executive, Saxo Payments The global transaction banking industry is experiencing one of the biggest shake-ups it has seen in decades. Non-bank tech disruptors such as Bitcoin and the blockchain, the eastward shift in global economic power, low-interest earnings in developed markets, the emergence of challenger banks, and... read more
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What’s next for Dodd-Frank? The Trump Administration and the potential consequences of unravelling the legislation

13th March 2017

Jake Plenderleith, Editorial Manager, International Compliance Association Dodd-Frank emerged in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, designed to prevent the kind of failures that led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It explicitly looked to address the problem of banks being ‘too big to fail’ and aimed to guarantee... read more
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“Before too long we won’t be using the term ‘in-memory computing’, in-memory computing will just be called computing”: Abe Kleinfeld interview

9th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
In an exclusive interview to bobsguide, the president and CEO of GridGain Systems explains why the speed and scale capabilities of in-memory computing will compel financial services to switch their data solutions. Tell us about your career in fintech. I’ve been in the industry for 38 years, I started out as a software engineer and then... read more