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FIA, ISDA and SIFMA: Capital markets are crucial for climate investment

22nd February 2021

Capital markets must transition towards a greener economy, according to the heads of the industry’s leading trade associations. “Our markets [will be] critical for making sure that we can get to the Paris accord goal of a degree and a half Celsius reduction by 2050,” said Walt Lukken, president and CEO of the Futures Industry...
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Incentives and transparency needed for carbon market, says CFTC chairman

18th February 2021

Working with corporates and market participants, the CFTC hopes to create futures and derivative markets that will incentivise carbon offset and climate change mitigation, said Rostin Behnam, acting Chairman of the CFTC, while speaking at the Institute of International Finance’s (IIF) US Climate Finance Summit. “What the CFTC can do...
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Pandemic driving fintech collaboration

24th August 2020

“[Fintechs] wants to be the platform. They want to be the leader but no one wants to be the follower”, said Don Ginsei, CEO of Holland Fintech during a panel at the Money Next Summit. “It's pretty hard. In the end, if you really want to be successful, you might not be the platform, you might be collaborating with the right...
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Webinar invite: Starling Bank & Feedzai to discuss machine learning, fraud and trust

11th March 2019

On 28, March at 3PM, bobsguide is hosting a webinar along with the machine learning anti-fraud specialists, Feedzai and the UK challenger, Starling Bank. Recently ranked as the UK's leading bank by Forbes, Starling blends hassle-free app-based banking along with an ecosystem marketplace to offer current account customers additional...
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Fresh start: TSB appoints new IT-heavy CEO

19th November 2018

It was today announced in a press release that Debbie Crosbie, currently group chief operating officer at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank (CYBG), will join the TSB board as CEO in 2019 (date to be confirmed).  Crosbie came to CYBG in 1997, holding roles within the IT and development field before being appointed chief...
Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector
Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ launches in response to growth of sector

14th September 2018

A consortium of international Fintech companies together with Fife Council, Fife College and Fintech Scotland, have joined forces to launch Scotland’s first ‘Fintech Skills Academy’. The consortium, which includes Renovite Technologies and Ingenico Group, officially launched the Fintech Skills Academy at the premises of Paywizard...
Absa Group Launches in UK
Absa Group Launches in UK

13th September 2018

Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services group, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the...
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The cost of compliance: have financial services done all that they need to?

1st August 2018

Two months into GDPR, the costs and impacts are starting to be felt across the financial service sector. Bobsguide speaks with Jon Szehofner, founding partner of GD Financial Markets, to discuss what he has seen so far. What has been the impact so far of GDPR on customers? The May 25 deadline for GDPR has come and gone and for most people the...
QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Client Management In UK
QRails Names Anthony Jarman Vice President of Client Management In UK

25th July 2018

QRails, Inc. a financial technology company offering sophisticated processing services and other solutions to banks, credit unions, and the digital payments industry today announced that Anthony Jarman, Head of Product & Pre-Sales of London based Global Processing Services, has joined QRails as Vice President of Client Relations reporting to...
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Big changes to Ripple leadership

11th July 2018

  Ripple has today announced that David Schwartz, who previously served as Ripple’s chief cryptographer, has been appointed to chief technology officer (CTO). Separately, Kahina Van Dyke has joined Ripple as senior vice president, Business and Corporate Development. “David and Kahina exemplify success. At every step in their...