Services Insights

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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

Company: Saxo Payments
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
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How machine learning technology is making rules-based systems obsolete in anomaly detection: Jim Heinzman interview

3rd March 2017

Company: bobsguide
In an exclusive interview with bobsguide, Jim Heinzman, Executive Vice President-Financial Services Solutions at ThetaRay, explains why the emergence of omnichannel banking and regulatory burdens are neccesitating an evolution of anomaly detection technology, and why he expects to see more banks partnering with fintech companies in order replace... read more
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The payments innovation landscape: How India is leapfrogging more developed markets

2nd March 2017

Company: PayU
Laurent Le Moal CEO, PayU Whilst the western world has enjoyed mature banking and payment systems for some time, a new wave of payments innovation is now taking place globally. In fact, some markets traditionally regarded as less mature are now leapfrogging countries with more established infrastructure. Free from the burden of legacy... read more
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Will 2017 be the 'year of the API' in the finance industry?

28th February 2017

Pedro Alexandre Salgueiro - Business Development Director, CRITICAL Software Right now, the banking sector is rife with talk about ‘APIs’, ‘PSD2’ and ‘fintech’ companies. It’s clear that something’s going on, so what is everyone talking about? Simply put, banks are facing the prospect of a... read more
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Corporate treasury systems: How to select the right provider in 2017

27th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
The role of treasurers has evolved substantially in the past decade or so, and consequently the software underpins treasury management has also needed to develop. Corporate treasury management software is one of the fastest moving areas of fintech, and financial institutions and businesses are keen to upgrade outdated legacy software in order to... read more