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IBM, Barclays, Synswap point to blockchain banking transformation

16th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
Capital and securities markets are among the banking sectors that could most enjoy the benefits of blockchain technology, according to speakers at a bobsguide webinar. Keith Bear, global leader for financial markets at IBM, Dr Lee Braine, blockchain leader at Barclays, and Sophia Grami, CEO and co-founder of Synswap considered the use cases and... read more
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Millennials to drive the future of Islamic finance

11th April 2018

Company: Compass Plus
The Islamic banking and finance industry has been growing at a rapid rate over the last decade – around twice the pace of its conventional counterpart – with the number and geographic reach of these institutions increasing exponentially. The industry’s assets stood at $2trn in 2015 and are expected to top $3.5trn by 2021 according... read more
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Challenger banks step forward

10th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
When Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, told bobsguide “If we do our job right, we’ll make some of the high street banks extinct”, it sounded like a gutsy gauntlet to throw. Similar sentiment can be found with the likes of other challengers in the retail banking sphere: Atom, Starling, Revolut and Metro Bank are all looking to... read more
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How BBVA is leading the Open Innovation revolution

4th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
The big banks are besieged on all fronts by challengers baying for change and pushing for disruption. It leaves the likes of Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Santander with two options: innovate or sink. But fending off agile challengers whilst keeping the massive, cumbersome business-as-usual leviathan going is no easy feat let alone being proactive in... read more
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Creating efficiencies and reducing operational risk with an investment book of record

3rd April 2018

In a recent bobsguide article we discussed the changing role of the buy-side middle office. An increasingly critical middle office function is delivering accurate and timely position data to the front office and ensuring redundancy with outsourced back-office services. This article discusses the operational, regulatory and competitive drivers... read more
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The evolution of correspondent banking | Editor’s picks

23rd March 2018

Company: bobsguide
For many years correspondent banking was something of a forgotten element in financial services. The main reason for this was inertia in the market; banks were perfectly content with their correspondent banking relationships and the utility of the SWIFT network, which evolved little for decades. All that has changed in the past decade, and the... read more
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Compliance and collaboration: Key data projects for banks in 2018

15th March 2018

Company: DataStax
bobsguide's Dave Beach caught up with data infrastructure architects DataStax to learn more about the challenges and opportunities financial services will face in regards to data in the next 12 months. Martin James, Regional Vice President at DataStax, talks through how the crossover of technologies in other industries might be... read more
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The top five ways programming language impacts financial customers

14th March 2018

If you are considering licensing and implementing a financial software application, you might not think that the underlying programming language is a key concern in your selection process. In fact, it can have a major impact on your ability to get the maximum value from your investment management software. Languages have their strengths and... read more
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How to achieve friction-free digital finance

6th March 2018

Company: EASY SOFTWARE UK
Despite their many world-beating qualities and efficiencies, British businesses are still surprisingly poor at a very key business process: making sure they get paid – and pay who they owe. This is happening partly because too many business workflows are even today, still on paper, not being done digitally. Research from Gartner, for... read more