Services Insights


Insurance incumbents going through “Janus moment” despite rigid structures

22nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The real-time underwriting space provides a great opportunity for insurance market participants, an audience at this year’s Money2020 conference heard. But while current “rigid” corporate structures among incumbents are holding those players back, the industry is facing a pivotal moment in embracing new technologies. Scott... read more

Five reasons to invest in ODD

15th October 2018

Company: RFA
The operational due diligence (ODD) process vets an investment manager’s internal controls and operational risk management. It’s clear that growing choice in the alternative investment sector is being matched with increasing operational due diligence demands from investors. Although fund managers may prefer to focus on strategy and... read more

Evolution at the coalface: The future role of fraud operations

8th October 2018

The potential impact and role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undeniable. We increasingly see highly repetitive tasks moving from human manual labour, to machine-based automation. Fraud prevention is often labelled as one of the ‘quick wins’ for AI, and there is no dispute that the technology’s use is driving better detection. ... read more

SCA exemption: the perfect storm for machine learning

8th October 2018

Company: TAS Group
The payments community is well used to the abundance of acronyms that has become its legislation of late, but less so to the grey overlaps between various directives and standards - least of all Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) within the online and e-commerce payment experience. But Payment Service Providers (PSPs) are increasingly finding... read more

BofE & FCA call for urgent report of FI cyber risk

4th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
British banks, clearing houses, and payments systems have been asked by the UK’s Bank of England (BoE) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to complete reports on their exposure to, and plans to manage, IT outages and cyberattacks by October 5. “We are seeing an unprecedented amount of change from financial institutions who need to... read more

Enterprise cloud strategy: When it’s time to move from on demand to dedicated cloud 

3rd October 2018

On demand clouds have created new business models and changed companies' IT strategies. For many applications and workloads there are alternatives which better suit the individual "use cases".   Every few months, a study is published that examines to what extent the cloud will change enterprise IT in the... read more

Interview: Inside the mind of a Monzo engineer

2nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Monzo prides itself on creating a bank that “lives on your smartphone”. IT is part of it’s DNA. 2018 may infamously serve as a period of IT meltdowns in banking. More and more, the tech function at banks is not only an innovative luxury but increasingly business critical. To understand how the digital-first challenger keeps... read more

World's first cross-border, open-architecture platform to improve financial inclusion

26th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regulatory sandboxes have gained a phenomenal amount of traction in recent years as a dynamic staging ground fintechs can use to collaborate with government agencies and develop new technologies they wish to bring to market. From the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Bank of Thailand, to the Reserve Bank of India and even the US... read more

Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS): How rethinking finance is revolutionising banking

25th September 2018

Company: Fidor
In banking today, we’re seeing a seismic shift - big banks and tech players are moving their approach from products to services. Doing so offers more flexibility, faster go-to-market agility, and a better consumer experience. “As-a-service” as we know it has already revolutionised software, platforms, transportation,... read more