Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights
6th March 2018
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
5th March 2018
Correspondent banking is gathering a lot of attention these days. It is surprising to see so many changes going on considering that until a few years ago it was lying quietly within the bank’s back-office department without receiving pressures from the external world. Many saw this coming, as the current banking market is driven by innovation... read more
2nd March 2018
Financial services and technology vendors make for uneasy bedfellows. While tech has formed banking’s bedrock since the Big Bang deregulation of the 1980s, in the last decade financial services (FS) organisations have seen the new “masters of the universe” steadily – almost stealthily – encroach on their patch.
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26th February 2018
bobsguide spoke to Genpact, who lead digital enterprise transformation for a number of Tier One banks in the UK and globally. We spoke to Alex Bray who is asst. vice president of consumer banking at Genpact and is heavily involved in Genpact’s digital transformation services for consumer banking.
How are banks reacting to Open Banking?
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21st February 2018
bobsguide caught up with Jason Kelley, Head of IBM’s Global Blockchain Services, at London Blockchain Week in January 2018. Jason shares his thoughts on ICO hype, what enterprises can reasonably expect from the ‘network of networks’, and how blockchain will be introduced to the enterprise market.
IBM is well known as an... read more
1st February 2018
By Gustavo Burnier, Managing Director UK, Designit
To succeed in today’s financial landscape, banks must look at how they can best meet the demands of consumers, while at the same time ensuring they are keeping up with digital transformation. Today’s customers want a banking experience that is easy and seamless across services and... read more
31st January 2018
The bobsguide risk management survey in September uncovered the expectations and concerns of chief risk officers and their teams as they look towards evaluating their risk management solutions in 2018. With 62% of respondents stating they wish to purchase or modify their technology, we ran a risk management software comparison to determine the... read more
29th January 2018
The contemporary custodian: Challenges and opportunities
Custodians have faced existential headwinds for decades, a situation that has escalated in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Encroachment from new competitors has compressed margins, while additional regulations and paper-intensive processes have increased... read more
29th January 2018
bobsguide caught up with Gurjeet Singh, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ayasdi, to discuss how AI will go in 2018.
Ayasdi offers an enterprise-grade artificial intelligence platform that leverages big data to make intelligent business applications; for instance, Ayasdi has an application that powers parts of HSBC’s anti-money... read more
23rd January 2018
It is ironic that while banks are closing branches and moving to automated, self-service channels they are also trying to offer personalised services to their customers at an individual level. In the past, relationships were developed and deepened with local bank branches staffed by people whose role was to get to know their local customers. ... read more