Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights


SME accounts: Five factors that will improve an overlooked revenue stream

2nd November 2017

Company: Avoka
Banks are looking for new revenue streams. Providing excellent service to SME customers is an opportunity often overlooked by banks. There are an estimated 4.5 million SMEs in the UK – accounting for 99.9% of private sector business. Can you afford to ignore this market? Business customers don’t have time to fill out a... read more

Macro prudential stress testing: Monitoring the financial system Pt.2

31st October 2017

Company: Prometeia
EU-wide stress tests of the EBA chiefly represent a micro prudential and severe assessment of the solvency of the individual banks monitored by the ECB, useful for preventive actions in specific situations. This is an extremely useful test, although insufficient per se from the perspective of the supervisory authorities. As explained... read more

Interest rates| blockchain use cases | cross-border payments: AFP 2017 key takeaways

27th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Rising interest rates, excitement around blockchain use cases and cross-border payments were all hot topics at this year’s AFP conference in San Deigo. The annual event was situated in sunny San Diego’s conference centre which was abuzz with educational talks and booths touting everything from mind readers to oxygen bars. Interest... read more

Editor's picks: the highlights of Sibos 2017 and Money 20/20

27th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Following two weeks packed with travelling and conferencing for the bobsguide team, the editor picks the best highlights of Sibos and Money 20/20; the largest events in digital finance this year.  Sibos 2017: The emergence of SWIFT gpi and the future of correspondent banking Alex Hammond, Editor, bobsguide In one of the livelier... read more

Macro prudential stress testing: "Monitoring" the European financial system

25th October 2017

Company: Prometeia
The most original innovations often stem from necessity or are born for the purposes of overcoming unforeseen difficulties. This is the case for macro prudential stress tests, namely a set of analysis techniques used by financial supervisory authorities since the great global financial crisis in 2007-2009. This approach has resulted in the... read more

Sibos 2017 Day Four: Microsoft CEO says innovate to stay relevant

20th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Emerging technologies and artificial intelligence were discussed frequently on day four of Sibos. During a panel talk on the growing significance of disruptive innovation and AI, moderator Dean Garfield, President and CEO of the Information Technology Council, led the debate on how and why banks need to innovate. He began the session by asking... read more

Sibos 2017: The death of ‘rip and replace’ digital transformation: Nadeem Syed interview

20th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
The Finastra CEO sits down with bobsguide to discuss banks’ changing approach to overhauling legacy systems What are your key takeaways from the customer meetings you have had at Sibos so far? One of our key beliefs, and something that has also been confirmed as we speak to our customers at the conference, is that the appetite for... read more

Six Shortcomings of blockchain: Answering the skeptics

19th October 2017

Company: Northern Trust
The blockchain naysayers are coming out in full force. “A solution looking for a problem,” “Too complicated,” “A ‘Trojan Horse’ sent by Radical Libertarians to Undermine the Global Financial System.” And those complaints are from just a single Forbes article. As someone who spent the better part of... read more

Sibos 2017: How blockchain may transform capital markets

18th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
In one of the most eagerly received announcements of Sibos 2017 so far, today Broadridge Financial Solutions revealed the successful completion of an operational test case which demonstrates the capabilities of blockchain technology to enhance the operational efficiency and auditability of bilateral repurchase agreements. The pilot was conducted... read more

Sibos 2017 Day 3: Three sessions you can't afford to miss

18th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Sibos 2017 is upon us, and whilst there is so much content on offer at the biggest conference in banking this year, there are a number of sessions delegates simply cannot afford to miss. Here are our highlights of Day 3. User experience and organisation culture There’s no doubt that in the digital age, customers have increasingly high... read more