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Merchants need relief from regulatory burden

18th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Acquirers and issuers should “band together” to meet payments standards and allow merchants to get on with transactions, according to a panel at an industry event in London this week. John Greenwood, executive director at Compliance3, told attendees that payments organisations need to “get the balance right” between... read more
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PSD2’s SCA like “GDPR on steroids”

18th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Strong customer authentication (SCA) is “GDPR on steroids”, and regulators aren’t making compliance easier by being divorced from the payments process on the ground. That’s according to Paul Rodgers, chairman of Vendorcom, speaking on a panel at an industry event in London this week. Quoting a regulatory source, Rodgers... read more
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10 insurtech start-ups to watch out for in 2019

18th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The global insurance market has remained more or less untouched by philosophical shifts for decades. Yet thanks to a flurry of recent tech innovations, an influx of investment from venture capitalists and sky-high demand for bigger, better and faster insurance products, the sector is now engulfed in a proverbial evolution. That evolution... read more
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Fintech regions to watch out for in 2019

18th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Headlining in 2018, the price volatility of bitcoin, cloud computing, and challenger banks stole the show. Funding in the UK from the government in East London Tech City and tech partnerships in Brazil and South Africa, has shown that digitisation and innovation have been front of mind for both private and public sectors. Looking at the year... read more
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De-risking GDPR

17th December 2018

Since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)’s enactment across the European Union in May, businesses worldwide have had to re-examine their levels of data security. Have they done enough to prevent breaches? Can they stop their data being compromised? Do the new regulations place them at greater risk? What will happen next? ... read more
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Signicat: Banks must replicate challengers and take onboarding seriously

17th December 2018

Banks must sharpen up their onboarding process if they are to retain the lionshare of customers, according to John Erik Setsaas, VP of identity and innovation at Signicat. Research from Signicat - the digital identity verifier fintech - has revealed that more than 50% of people abandon a financial services onboarding process. The reasons being... read more
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2019: The year of Open Banking? | on-demand podcast

14th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
As 2018 draws to a close, so too does the first year of mandated Open Banking - a regulatory initiative to force banks to make customer data available and accessible to third party providers. But 2018 has also seen a slower uptake rate that "has been less than expected", according to Matt Perks, head of transformation at... read more
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Collaboration is London’s “secret sauce” for fintech success

14th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
London has a “secret sauce” that keeps it ahead of the US and China. That’s according to Alastair Lukies, non-executive chairman of Innovate Finance and the Prime Minister’s business ambassador for fintech. “There’s a difference between disruptive fintech and enabling fintech. If you look at Silicon Valley, it... read more
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Metro Bank: "Fans not customers" | video

13th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
In the ever more open and competitive banking market, customer service is paramount. Once a bastion of customer service, bank branches are closing in their hundreds as they serve too few customers at too great a cost. Many challenger banks have opted for the digital only root, championing a technologically excellent and agile banking... read more
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CFTC regulation to kickstart "institutional investment" in ethereum

13th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Ethereum could experience an influx of institutional money, says Kevin Murcko, CEO of Coin Metro, following a request for public comment on the cryptocurrency from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). “As the CFTC wants to better understand the differences between ethereum, bitcoin and other altcoins in particular,” says... read more