Services Insights


2017 lending trends for banks

12th January 2017

The global lending market has witnessed revolutionary changes in 2016, with fintech playing a significant role in restructuring the lending system to be more dynamic and responsive, vis-à-vis the traditional framework of existing banking systems. Per the recent ‘Market and Research’ report, the global P2P lending market is to... read more

PSD2, RTS and SDC: confusion reigns

6th January 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
Over the last couple of weeks the media agenda has been dominated by Payment Services Directive Two (PSD2), and unfortunately not for the right reasons. PSD2 has always been a controversial regulation, but the debate has now heated up and the European Banking Association’s (EBA) Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) draft and the EBA... read more

Should MiFID II be your New Year’s Resolution?

5th January 2017

Company: AutoRek
There is no doubt that myriad regulatory regimes are competing for your board’s attention for planning and budgetary discussions for the upcoming year. The 2017 and 2018 horizon is filled with key compliance challenges such as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), European Market Infrastructure Regulation and Fundamental Review of Trading... read more

Cybersecurity Regulations Under the Trump Administration: Financial Services, part 1

3rd January 2017

Company: ZENEDGE
Zenedge speaks with a financial market cyber security and compliance expert about her outlook under the Trump administration in this first of a multi-part series on cyber-security issues for key industry verticals. ZENEDGE Chief Marketing Officer Karen Bertoli Interviews Joanna Fields Chief Executive of Aplomb Strategies. Ranking among his... read more

Top five reads of the year: The world domination of Blockchain

23rd December 2016

Company: bobsguide
Blockchain was an extremely popular topic of focus in 2016, with businesses approaching the model as a strategic and secure platform. The impact of technology is impacting businesses and this year saw firms focus on strategizing their business models around technological platforms.   Could 2016 be the year of the blockchain boom? With... read more

Top five reads of the year: Hot fintech companies to look out for in 2016

20th December 2016

Company: Ormsby Street
Jane Hewitt, marketing manager at Ormbsy Street discusses how Fintech is now worth £20 billion in revenue for the UK economy, as well as focusing on the key players and companies to look out for in the industry.  Over the past few years, the fintech scene has really exploded in the UK, with big players in the payment and alternative... read more

Mobile payments are coming to town – for pop-ups!

15th December 2016

Christmas markets are a welcome opportunity for pop up businesses to sell their wares and grow their network of customers. Consumers are only too eager to seek out these retailers, desperately looking for unique, bespoke and special gifts for loved ones. Much more prone to spontaneous purchases, consumers are spurred on by FOMO - a fear of missing... read more

Will we still be carrying cash in 2025?

8th December 2016

Company: bobsguide
The way we pay has drastically changed over the years. There has been an overall decline in cash payments over the last decade, and experts predict there will be a greater shift towards card payments, pushing the economy towards a cashless society by 2025. Whether we’ll be carrying cash in a decade was a hot topic of conversation at the... read more

The future of treasury

7th December 2016

Company: bobsguide
Here are some insights into what a few treasury management systems providers are predicting for the future. Do you believe that treasury is truly being innovative in 2016? Philip Pettinato, Chief Technology Officer, Reval: Innovation, while really a relative term, generally means coming up with a better way of doing something you do now. In... read more

The challenges financial services have in using the cloud

6th December 2016

Company: Softek
There is no doubt that many industries are embracing the cloud, but financial services organisations are slow to transition and are lagging behind. So, why is this? Simply, financial service firms are concerned about their regulatory compliance, the complexity of functional replacement, security and control. In July of this year, the FCA... read more