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Overcoming technology hurdles in banks

5th January 2018

Company: SwapsTech
Every new day dawns on anachronistic banking systems replete with crippled systems, manual work and a plethora of paperwork and spreadsheets. Weary bankers are saddled with mind-numbing work, having to put up with obsolete systems that are people and paper centric.      Many of these defunct systems are doctored by temporary... read more
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Has the financial services landscape already changed following MiFID II implementation?

4th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
With any and all significant legislation, the industry have voiced their opinions on MiFID II as the deadline came and went. The concerns, challenges and expectations from various industry leaders have been collated below.   Yesterday, January 3, marked the seven year wait for the sequel legislation that builds upon the groundwork... read more
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ING’s blockchain specialist outlines tech’s developments

3rd January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Senior Program Manager of Blockchain at ING, Mariana Gomez de la Villa, spoke to bobsguide about receiving a personal email from Vitalik Buterin in response to her team’s ZKRP contribution to the blockchain ecosystem.  How did you come to be the Senior Program Manager of blockchain at ING? I come from the payments world and never... read more
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Moving beyond experiments to solving payments in capital markets with blockchains

3rd January 2018

Company: Baton Systems
Arjun Jayaram, Founder & CEO, Baton Systems It has been no secret that banks are thoroughly testing blockchain applications and some have even begun to apply the technology to key business ventures. However, while most would agree that innovation is pivotal to global banking’s evolution, the last few years of “blockchain... read more
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Protecting from Ponzi: Tips for detecting shady schemes

3rd January 2018

Since money has existed, there have been people devising ways to defraud others. A Ponzi scheme is one of the oldest forms of fraud, and continues to be rampantly active today. Built on a simple concept, Ponzi schemes are financial crimes that involve an unscrupulous person exploiting individuals by promising them a high return on their... read more
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Why digital transformation must be an organisation's top priority in 2018

2nd January 2018

What the heck is digital? In 2018 digital transformation will become the number one business priority. But what is it? I was actually asked this question on Bloomberg Radio earlier this year, when the host asked me, “what the heck is “digital”? Isn’t this the same as what organisations have already been doing? Well, the... read more
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How loyal customers end up on invoice fraud’s ‘carousel of criminality’

2nd January 2018

Aaron Hughes – Managing Director, Equiniti Riskfactor Invoice finance, where a company secures borrowing against the money it is already owed by its customers, is now the preferred method of business lending. It outstrips overdraft lending to SMEs and suits increasing numbers of businesses in the service-led economy, where debtors are... read more
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Everything you want to know about blockchain, AI in banking, and PSD2 | Fintech Recap 2017

29th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask Blockchain has created a huge amount of buzz in the financial services industry since its official debut into the market in 2009. The question of when blockchain will go mainstream is yet to be answered, but there is constant speculation around the topic. However, the... read more
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Why banks must digitally transform in 2018 or risk fading away

20th December 2017

Wasting time means losing money. That is what digital era businesses cannot bear, and very soon the speed of traditional bankers and banking methods will be comparable to a steam train being placed next to a modern Transrapid i.e. the banking technology of the future. This fact has been recognised by the banks. Generally speaking, banking is not... read more
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Trends: Data wars - Can banks ever get ahead of cybercrime? | Fintech Recap 2017

20th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
It is a constant arms war that costs banks millions of dollars each year to combat the attacks of increasingly sophisticated criminals. Do banks have the resources and skill to get ahead of the cybercriminals?  The short answer is no. Ever since criminals realised that bank heists were no longer a viable risk strategy, they’ve... read more