Deutsche Bank’s ESG executive slams industry’s greenwashing practices
Asset management

Deutsche Bank’s ESG executive slams industry’s greenwashing practices

19h | By Anjali Kochhar

Deutsche Bank’s ESG executive slams industry’s gre...

Kamran Khan, Deutsche Bank’s head of ESG for Asia Pacific, urged the financial services industry to step up its game and take responsibility for its u...

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In verified data we trust: positions, holdings, and trades reconciliation
Asset management

In verified data we trust: positions, holdings, and trades reconciliation

20h | ReconArt

In verified data we trust: positions, holdings, an...

The investment ecosystem is complex, with advanced technology required to help investment firms stay on top of data flows Read More...

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Net zero: Firms will be rewarded or punished accordingly, Mark Carney says
Asset management

Net zero: Firms will be rewarded or punished accordingly, Mark Carney says

22h | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Net zero: Firms will be rewarded or punished accor...

Former BoE Governor warns net-zero failings will heavily affect valuations, carbon offsets can't be used as “indulgences” Read More...

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Instant Treasury via data standardisation and open banking set to free up liquidity, cut financing costs
Treasury

Instant Treasury via data standardisation and open banking set to free up liquidity, cut financing costs

2d | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Instant Treasury via data standardisation and open...

Instant treasury is poised not only to improve efficiency and help create a more strategic treasury function, but also provide monetary benefits and c...

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BoE’s Cunliffe: Cryptos’ financial stability risks can only go upwards
Banking

BoE’s Cunliffe: Cryptos’ financial stability risks can only go upwards

2d | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

BoE’s Cunliffe: Cryptos’ financial stability risks...

Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor at the Bank of England, warned that while a crypto asset correction would not cause financial stability risks at the...

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Upcoming ESG compliance will be like ‘Mifid II on steroids’, PwC specialist warns
Asset management

Upcoming ESG compliance will be like ‘Mifid II on steroids’, PwC specialist warns

3d | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Upcoming ESG compliance will be like ‘Mifid II on ...

New regulatory regimes will help provide clarity on corporate climate reporting, data structures, and companies disclosures, but firms still have to g...

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ISO 20022 just one of the key steps towards cross-border payments interoperability
Payments

ISO 20022 just one of the key steps towards cross-border payments interoperability

4d | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

ISO 20022 just one of the key steps towards cross-...

SWIFT’s rollout of ISO 20022 in November next year is seen as a major milestone for the modernisation of cross-border payments. However, it is one ste...

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Central banks: crypto assets and Big Techs not posing financial stability risk as of yet, but remain high on supervisory agenda
Payments

Central banks: crypto assets and Big Techs not posing financial stability risk as of yet, but remain high on supervisory agenda

5d | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Central banks: crypto assets and Big Techs not pos...

New technologies such as crypto-assets and stablecoins do not yet pose a stability risk to financial markets, but Big Techs’ mounting financial servic...

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Clearinghouses left in the lurch as financial industry buckles up for a ‘no equivalence’ scenario
Trading & brokering

Clearinghouses left in the lurch as financial industry buckles up for a ‘no equivalence’ scenario

5d | By Anna Brunetti

Clearinghouses left in the lurch as financial indu...

The impact of a no-equivalence scenario on central counterparties (CCPs) would be disastrous for both the EU and the UK, leading market representative...

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Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of higher regulatory scrutiny, low profitability
Payments

Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of higher regulatory scrutiny, low profitability

1w | By Mohamed Dabo

Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of...

Google abandoned plans on Friday to offer bank accounts to users, taking even its partners by surprise and leaving at least 400,000 users on waiting l...

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SRD II: Unfinished business and what to expect next
Asset management

SRD II: Unfinished business and what to expect next

1w | Broadridge Financial Solutions

SRD II: Unfinished business and what to expect nex...

Interview with Demi Derem, general manager, international investor communication solutions at Broadridge Read More...

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UK retailers call on lawmakers to rein in card issuers charging “excessive” fees
Payments

UK retailers call on lawmakers to rein in card issuers charging “excessive” fees

2w | By Mohamed Dabo

UK retailers call on lawmakers to rein in card iss...

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on lawmakers to clamp down on the credit card industry and “protect British businesses and consumers fr...

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Paytech market updates: Mastercard and Monzo jump on the buy now pay later train
Payments

Paytech market updates: Mastercard and Monzo jump on the buy now pay later train

2w | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Mastercard and Monzo jump ...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in payments Read More...

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Open Banking and the future of finance
Banking

Open Banking and the future of finance

2w | Tudor Lodge

Open Banking and the future of finance

Open Banking has many benefits, but end-to-end digital architecture must be embraced by financial institutions for it to become the true future of fin...

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Internet of Things unlocks real-time data for insurers, enabling prevention-first protection and greater customisation
Insurance

Internet of Things unlocks real-time data for insurers, enabling prevention-first protection and greater customisation

2w | By Valerie Hart

Internet of Things unlocks real-time data for insu...

Most insurers now have a defined ‘digital transformation’ programme in place, underpinned by the desire to become more data-driven and customer-centri...

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The major trends banks are adopting to tackle risk architecture issues
Banking

The major trends banks are adopting to tackle risk architecture issues

3w | CompatibL Technologies LLC

The major trends banks are adopting to tackle risk...

Banks and financial institutions often face a barrage of challenges relating to their risk architecture, but these have been exacerbated by the econom...

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DeFi: to regulate or not to regulate?
Payments

DeFi: to regulate or not to regulate?

3w | By Mohamed Dabo

DeFi: to regulate or not to regulate?

While the coming years will decide whether decentralised finance (DeFi) manages to cross the chasm into mainstream adoption, a panel discussion tackle...

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INATBA boss voices concerns on EU MiCA’s tech neutrality
Payments

INATBA boss voices concerns on EU MiCA’s tech neutrality

3w | By Mohamed Dabo

INATBA boss voices concerns on EU MiCA’s tech neut...

Despite being a supporter of the EU’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation, Marc Taverner, executive director of blockchain trade body INATBA, w...

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The importance of real-time portfolio management

The importance of real-time portfolio management

3w | Murex

The importance of real-time portfolio management

Traders operate in a fluid context that requires adaptability, flexibility, transparency, accuracy and real-time responsiveness, according to Rémy Lag...

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Amplified digital interdependencies pressure firms to broaden their operational resilience plans
Asset management

Amplified digital interdependencies pressure firms to broaden their operational resilience plans

3w | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Amplified digital interdependencies pressure firms...

The extensive levels of disruption caused by the pandemic has encouraged organisations to look at their wider ecosystem and risks posed by contracted ...

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The need for headless architecture in the banking industry
Banking

The need for headless architecture in the banking industry

3w | Profile Software

The need for headless architecture in the banking ...

Headless architecture is the best option for banks looking to create a single customer view, with a multi-channel approach in order to comply with new...

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Blooming blockchain and crypto sector posing thorny challenges to regulators
Payments

Blooming blockchain and crypto sector posing thorny challenges to regulators

3w | By Mohamed Dabo

Blooming blockchain and crypto sector posing thorn...

For European regulators charged with coordinating and guaranteeing the financial industry’s stability, the burgeoning blockchain technology brings sev...

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Decoupling from the EU: the new UK Investment Firm Prudential Regime
Asset management

Decoupling from the EU: the new UK Investment Firm Prudential Regime

3w | By Attilio Veneziano, Contributing Columnist

Decoupling from the EU: the new UK Investment Firm...

The Investment Firm Directive and Regulation (IFD and IFR), embodying the new prudential, capital and liquidity requirements regime for European inves...

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“So, you’re on tomorrow, I’m still on today.” - How to operate global capital markets in one solution
Trading & brokering

“So, you’re on tomorrow, I’m still on today.” - How to operate global capital markets in one solution

3w | GBST

“So, you’re on tomorrow, I’m still on today.” - Ho...

Patrick Sockett, product owner – institutional at GBST, talks about global capital markets, the challenges associated with trading across multiple reg...

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AFME, Protiviti report maps out barriers to wider cloud adoption
Banking

AFME, Protiviti report maps out barriers to wider cloud adoption

3w | By Anjali Kochhar

AFME, Protiviti report maps out barriers to wider ...

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has outlined some key the potential key regulatory barriers to a more far-reaching adoption of ...

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The climate transition risks for the banking sector
Banking

The climate transition risks for the banking sector

3w | Prometeia

The climate transition risks for the banking secto...

Senior economist Eliana Canavesio, economist Giulia Bassani, senior specialist Sofia Maria Lauriola and Alessandra Bettocchi of Prometeia analyse tran...

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EBA paves the way for tighter scrutiny of digital platforms
Payments

EBA paves the way for tighter scrutiny of digital platforms

4w | By Anjali Kochhar

EBA paves the way for tighter scrutiny of digital ...

The European Banking Authority (EBA) laid the groundworks for tighter supervision and regulation of digital platforms on Tuesday, warning “the speed o...

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Financial and operational risks mitigated with reconciliation automation
Treasury

Financial and operational risks mitigated with reconciliation automation

4w | ReconArt

Financial and operational risks mitigated with rec...

The reconciliation processes are a critical aspect of the accounting cycle. They can be tedious and time-consuming, but а reconciliation software larg...

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US government ready to roll out the big guns against crypto ransomware payments
Payments

US government ready to roll out the big guns against crypto ransomware payments

4w | By Mohamed Dabo

US government ready to roll out the big guns again...

The US government is setting out on the warpath to dismantle the digital finance infrastructure that supports ransomware cyberattacks, with guidelines...

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Surge in digital coins', DeFi's market share heightens pressure for CBDC development
Payments

Surge in digital coins', DeFi's market share heightens pressure for CBDC development

4w | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Surge in digital coins', DeFi's market share heigh...

The growth of crypto-assets, stable coins and decentralised finance (Defi) is ramping up pressure on global central banks to develop a government-back...

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NY Fed's vice president urges industry to move faster on Libor transition
Banking

NY Fed's vice president urges industry to move faster on Libor transition

4w | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

NY Fed's vice president urges industry to move fas...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s vice president called upon the financial sector to focus squarely on the 2021 deadline as the endgame for...

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SEC regulator, ESMA at odds over money market funds’ rule tightening
Asset management

SEC regulator, ESMA at odds over money market funds’ rule tightening

1m | By Anna Brunetti

SEC regulator, ESMA at odds over money market fund...

Risks that the US and EU regulatory stance on money market funds (MMFs) might bifurcate in opposite directions are on the rise after Securities and Ex...

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Legacy data sets holding back FI AML compliance teams
Banking

Legacy data sets holding back FI AML compliance teams

1m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Legacy data sets holding back FI AML compliance te...

The fast-pace changes taking place in the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory landscape, partially prompted by the scale of money laundering scanda...

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IOSCO calls on asset managers and intermediaries for stronger AI and ML processes
Asset management

IOSCO calls on asset managers and intermediaries for stronger AI and ML processes

1m | By Anjali Kochhar

IOSCO calls on asset managers and intermediaries f...

Amid the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) by asset managers and market intermediaries, the International Organi...

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Tech companies' unregulated financial data business creating substantial market distortions, industry warns
Banking

Tech companies' unregulated financial data business creating substantial market distortions, industry warns

1m | By Anna Brunetti

Tech companies' unregulated financial data busines...

Tech companies’ increasingly heavy rotation into the financial sector is creating market distortions in data service provision and pricing, leading in...

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AFME, Capco warn against ‘localising' effects of regulations aimed at banks’ increasingly global operations
Banking

AFME, Capco warn against ‘localising' effects of regulations aimed at banks’ increasingly global operations

1m | By Anjali Kochhar

AFME, Capco warn against ‘localising' effects of r...

Amid an ongoing debate as to whether banks should fully embrace a global operational approach or rather opt for sharper localisation, the Association ...

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Mid-sized market at risk of missing out on funding due to lack of ESG strategy
Asset management

Mid-sized market at risk of missing out on funding due to lack of ESG strategy

1m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Mid-sized market at risk of missing out on funding...

Mid-sized businesses falling behind on ESG agendas are at risk of missing out on a new batch of funding as lenders become more selective and ESG-focus...

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Pandemic-led AP workarounds unfit for future of hybrid working, adviser warns
Payments

Pandemic-led AP workarounds unfit for future of hybrid working, adviser warns

1m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Pandemic-led AP workarounds unfit for future of hy...

Companies’ AP function needs to adopt more digital and automated solutions as the pandemic laid bare the inefficiencies of manual and paper-based proc...

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Buoyed by ARRC’s stamp of approval, term Sofr rates may bypass much of the market’s need for CSRs
Banking

Buoyed by ARRC’s stamp of approval, term Sofr rates may bypass much of the market’s need for CSRs

2m | By Jeremy Chan and Anna Brunetti

Buoyed by ARRC’s stamp of approval, term Sofr rate...

The term Sofr rate recently endorsed by the US Alternate Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) – a private working group commissioned by the Federal R...

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Paytech market updates: Klarna, PayPal and ACI Worldwide lead in collaborations
Payments

Paytech market updates: Klarna, PayPal and ACI Worldwide lead in collaborations

2m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Klarna, PayPal and ACI Wor...

PayPal, on August 23, launched a new service enabling customers in the UK to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency. The announcement is the first step of ...

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Are global investors finally rising to the ESG challenge?
Asset management

Are global investors finally rising to the ESG challenge?

2m | By Beth Holmes

Are global investors finally rising to the ESG cha...

As one of the key parties called into question by the global sustainability debate, one could argue the financial services industry has, historically,...

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Cross-border payments set to soar as the world begins to emerge from lockdown

Cross-border payments set to soar as the world begins to emerge from lockdown

2m | Bottomline

Cross-border payments set to soar as the world beg...

The volume of cross-border payments is expected to grow rapidly as global economies emerge from the pandemic. Visa and Bottomline say transactions mus...

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In the middle reign of the Real-Time-Payments story, firms are still searching for a strong investment case
Payments

In the middle reign of the Real-Time-Payments story, firms are still searching for a strong investment case

2m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

In the middle reign of the Real-Time-Payments stor...

Each business will have to single out its strongest use case for RTP adoption - with smaller firms in pole position, says McKinsey Read More...

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US, UK treasurers set to benefit from better returns on short-term investments, with interest rate hikes expected next year
Treasury

US, UK treasurers set to benefit from better returns on short-term investments, with interest rate hikes expected next year

2m | By Liz Salecka

US, UK treasurers set to benefit from better retur...

Corporate treasuries in the US and UK could soon benefit from improved returns on their short-term investments, as historically low interest rates are...

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Video: The future of financial services post-Brexit, a chat with KPMG's Kay Swinburne
Financial Services

Video: The future of financial services post-Brexit, a chat with KPMG's Kay Swinburne

2m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

Video: The future of financial services post-Brexi...

Kay Swinburne, vice chair of financial services at KPMG UK speaks to bobsguide about how greater capital market fragmentation could hinder the EU's CM...

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EU anti-money laundering proposals already pushing crypto business away, warn advisors
Asset management

EU anti-money laundering proposals already pushing crypto business away, warn advisors

2m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

EU anti-money laundering proposals already pushing...

Financial sector advisors are warning that the European Commission’s plans to crack down on the crypto sector, bringing crypto exchanges and service p...

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How fintech is changing the face of consumer finance
Banking

How fintech is changing the face of consumer finance

2m | Tudor Lodge

How fintech is changing the face of consumer finan...

The UK fintech sector has attracted $5.7bn worth of investment in H1 2021, with investors eager to back disruptive start-ups upending consumer finance...

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Global financial bodies unveil transition to single Common Domain Model
Trading & brokering

Global financial bodies unveil transition to single Common Domain Model

2m | By Anna Brunetti

Global financial bodies unveil transition to singl...

Global financial markets associations revealed on Monday they’re working on a shared, cross-sector Common Domain Model (CDM) that would enable investo...

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Unravelling Open Banking’s Complexities
Payments

Unravelling Open Banking’s Complexities

3m | By Christoph Berentzen

Unravelling Open Banking’s Complexities

Christoph Berentzen, head of API banking at Commerzbank, examines the various forms that open banking can take and the challenges that bank-fintech co...

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Too Many Shades of Green: EU Quashes Industry Expectations by Ratifying Full Extra-Territorial Effects of SFDR
Asset management

Too Many Shades of Green: EU Quashes Industry Expectations by Ratifying Full Extra-Territorial Effects of SFDR

3m | By Attilio Veneziano, Contributing Columnist

Too Many Shades of Green: EU Quashes Industry Expe...

Dissipating any long-standing doubt over on the extraterritorial effects of ESG disclosures, the European Commission clarified on Tuesday that third-c...

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Treasury tech update: Broadridge, Kyriba and more
Treasury

Treasury tech update: Broadridge, Kyriba and more

3m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Treasury tech update: Broadridge, Kyriba and more

  (July 1) Broadridge has acquired cloud-based execution compliance and surveillance service assets from Jordan & Jordan. The acquisition wil...

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MMFs to come under shadow banking, CRD 4 reporting rules as EU rushes to tighten scrutiny on the sector
Asset management

MMFs to come under shadow banking, CRD 4 reporting rules as EU rushes to tighten scrutiny on the sector

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

MMFs to come under shadow banking, CRD 4 reporting...

Money market funds (MMFs) will be considered as shadow banking entities and fall under the relevant banking regulations at least until European lawmak...

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Mifid II fines more than quadruple in 2020 as national regulators turbo-charge enforcement
Asset management

Mifid II fines more than quadruple in 2020 as national regulators turbo-charge enforcement

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Mifid II fines more than quadruple in 2020 as nati...

Penalties linked to breaches of Mifid II reporting requirements more than quadrupled in 2020 as European member states fully switched to enforcement m...

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Paytech market updates: HPS, Klarna and Verizon lead in partnerships
Payments

Paytech market updates: HPS, Klarna and Verizon lead in partnerships

3m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: HPS, Klarna and Verizon le...

On July 16, Zwipe and ICPS announced its partnership to bring Zwipe’s biometric payment cards to banks across Africa and Asia. The cards will have a f...

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Banking tech market updates: Oracle, Revolut and more
Banking

Banking tech market updates: Oracle, Revolut and more

3m | By Sam Alberti, Reporter

Banking tech market updates: Oracle, Revolut and m...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in banking Read More...

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Data-heavy EU ESG reporting will cause hefty burden for firms, says Fitch director
Asset management

Data-heavy EU ESG reporting will cause hefty burden for firms, says Fitch director

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Data-heavy EU ESG reporting will cause hefty burde...

Upcoming EU reporting requirements on ESG will be a costly and burdensome process, particularly for SMEs, according to Fitch Ratings director of ESG r...

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ATM pooling: How banks are reducing the cost of cash services

ATM pooling: How banks are reducing the cost of cash services

3m | Auriga

ATM pooling: How banks are reducing the cost of ca...

ATM pooling creates the ultimate level of optimisation and efficiency in terms of the ATM network infrastructure and can drive towards a rationalisati...

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Moving one more step away from the EU, the FCA opts for global standards on climate-related disclosures
Asset management

Moving one more step away from the EU, the FCA opts for global standards on climate-related disclosures

3m | By Attilio Veneziano, Contributing Columnist

Moving one more step away from the EU, the FCA opt...

From advocating a more proportional approach in the application of Mifid to smaller firms, to an ill-concealed criticism of the EU’s already infamous ...

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‘Golden thread’ of coordination from government and regulators needed to support UK fintech
Banking

‘Golden thread’ of coordination from government and regulators needed to support UK fintech

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

‘Golden thread’ of coordination from government an...

The UK government and regulators must show greater leadership to make London a place for fintechs of all shapes and sizes to thrive in, according to C...

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Kalifa: Stronger open banking and consumer data measures would speed up fintech transformation
Banking

Kalifa: Stronger open banking and consumer data measures would speed up fintech transformation

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Kalifa: Stronger open banking and consumer data me...

With the help of open banking regulations, fintech can have a “transformational” impact on society, according to Ron Kalifa OBE. The author of the hig...

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BlackRock MD: Fintech can plug data gaps in green finance
Asset management

BlackRock MD: Fintech can plug data gaps in green finance

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

BlackRock MD: Fintech can plug data gaps in green ...

Fintechs could be critical in tackling the “number one” problem in green investing by developing technologies that can better report and analyse green...

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Reconciliations automation Behind the scenes: What, when and why
Payments

Reconciliations automation Behind the scenes: What, when and why

3m | By ReconArt

Reconciliations automation Behind the scenes: What...

When talking about digital transformation of financial processes, one invariably means automation through advanced software technology. The three focu...

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Single price for carbon a must, CME says as ISDA calls for faster regulatory engagement
Trading & brokering

Single price for carbon a must, CME says as ISDA calls for faster regulatory engagement

3m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Single price for carbon a must, CME says as ISDA c...

A single price on carbon is needed to further scale up the carbon offset market and provide confidence that offsets are fair-value products, CME’...

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Financial institutions blocking regtech progress despite new regulatory efforts, analyst warns
Asset management

Financial institutions blocking regtech progress despite new regulatory efforts, analyst warns

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Financial institutions blocking regtech progress d...

Increased regulatory endeavours to acknowledge the growing regtech industry will fall flat if investment banks and other financial players keep shunni...

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Bloomberg confident in soundness of BSBY as regulators turn up the heat on credit-sensitive rates
Banking

Bloomberg confident in soundness of BSBY as regulators turn up the heat on credit-sensitive rates

3m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Bloomberg confident in soundness of BSBY as regula...

Slow transition to RFRs for USD causing concern as regulators warn market away from alternate rates Read More...

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FCA takes up call for post-Brexit listing and fintech reform
Asset management

FCA takes up call for post-Brexit listing and fintech reform

3m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

FCA takes up call for post-Brexit listing and fint...

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a consultation on primary markets reforms today, stepping up its efforts to boost post-Brexit ince...

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Asset managers, a long way to 360° ESG-ness

Asset managers, a long way to 360° ESG-ness

3m | Prometeia

Asset managers, a long way to 360° ESG-ness

Claudio Bocci, partner, and Gianmatteo Guidetti, Principal, Prometeia Read More...

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FX traders needs are increasingly complex - To make the right calls, the right solution is paramount
Trading & brokering

FX traders needs are increasingly complex - To make the right calls, the right solution is paramount

3m | By Murex - FX Options Team

FX traders needs are increasingly complex - To mak...

Murex constantly analyses the trends impacting FX options desks and traders. FX options desks face expanding complexity and demands. They are trading ...

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Sustainable investing must go beyond ESG
Asset management

Sustainable investing must go beyond ESG

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Sustainable investing must go beyond ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a helpful step forward, but truly sustainable investing and green fund management must proacti...

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Financial institutions improving detection rates in trade surveillance with electronic communications
Financial Services

Financial institutions improving detection rates in trade surveillance with electronic communications

4m | KX

Financial institutions improving detection rates i...

As regulators continue to tighten the belt around compliance, financial institutions are under ever increasing pressure to improve their trade surveil...

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We need oil and gas companies at the climate change table, warns Bain & Company
Asset management

We need oil and gas companies at the climate change table, warns Bain & Company

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

We need oil and gas companies at the climate chang...

Incumbent firms in the energy markets need better access to capital, particularly from ESG investors, if the global shift towards greener energy sourc...

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FCA, CFTC: More post-pandemic coordination needed on financial sector standards
Banking

FCA, CFTC: More post-pandemic coordination needed on financial sector standards

4m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

FCA, CFTC: More post-pandemic coordination needed ...

Regulators from Europe, the US and Japan called for stronger and faster cooperation on key aspects of global financial sector standards. Directors fro...

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IOSCO chair urges global cooperation on ESG rules as EU unveils next steps
Banking

IOSCO chair urges global cooperation on ESG rules as EU unveils next steps

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

IOSCO chair urges global cooperation on ESG rules ...

Governments and regulators across the world must step up collaboration to provide full clarity and inter-operability on ESG reporting, warned Ashley A...

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Kalifa Review welcomed by incumbents, but ‘real test’ is implementation
Asset management

Kalifa Review welcomed by incumbents, but ‘real test’ is implementation

4m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

Kalifa Review welcomed by incumbents, but ‘real te...

The recommendations outlined in the Kalifa Review have been well-received by incumbent financial institutions eager to partner and invest in the secto...

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Five steps to prepare for the low-code revolution
Asset management

Five steps to prepare for the low-code revolution

4m | By Amrik Thethi

Five steps to prepare for the low-code revolution

The ultimate goal of effective technology is to cut complexity, simplify processes and make our lives easier. Over the next five years we will see a c...

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BoE’s CBDC director: Stable coins need to offer 'equivalent protection' to paper money
Payments

BoE’s CBDC director: Stable coins need to offer 'equivalent protection' to paper money

4m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

BoE’s CBDC director: Stable coins need to offer 'e...

As central banks explore the use of stable coins, the introduction of digital currencies “would have to offer equivalent protection to existing pools ...

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Equivalence hopes on financial rules fade as EU slams UK’s lack of commitment
Banking

Equivalence hopes on financial rules fade as EU slams UK’s lack of commitment

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Equivalence hopes on financial rules fade as EU sl...

Prospects for a EU-UK equivalence agreement on financial services regulation appeared to ebb away after EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness criticised ...

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Paytech market updates: Visa, Goldman Sachs and Yappily enhance B2B payments
Payments

Paytech market updates: Visa, Goldman Sachs and Yappily enhance B2B payments

4m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Visa, Goldman Sachs and Ya...

ImageNPay, on June 15, announced its virtual prepaid digital card is now available on Apple Pay enabling customers to add it to their digital wallet. ...

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CBDCs: China on the starting blocks
Payments

CBDCs: China on the starting blocks

4m | Prometeia

CBDCs: China on the starting blocks

The rapid evolution of cryptocurrencies may represent a threat to monetary sovereignty and global financial stability, according to Eliana Canavesio, ...

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Too many firms still missing the mark on Mifid II and EMIR, financial advisor warns
Asset management

Too many firms still missing the mark on Mifid II and EMIR, financial advisor warns

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Too many firms still missing the mark on Mifid II ...

A striking majority of financial firms assessed by financial advisor ACA Group are filing inaccurate data reports, falling short of requirements from ...

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Banking tech market updates: JPMorgan Chase, Société Générale and BoA in new tech ventures
Banking

Banking tech market updates: JPMorgan Chase, Société Générale and BoA in new tech ventures

4m | By Sam Alberti, Reporter

Banking tech market updates: JPMorgan Chase, Socié...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in banking Read More...

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Pressure mounts on SEC to scrap liquidity-based gates and fees on money market funds
Banking

Pressure mounts on SEC to scrap liquidity-based gates and fees on money market funds

4m | By Sam Alberti, Reporter

Pressure mounts on SEC to scrap liquidity-based ga...

Pandemic-driven runs on prime MMFs strengthen the case for ‘delinking’ redemption curbs from asset liquidity Read More...

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Basel III preventing banks from fuelling EU’s green economy, Deutsche Bank and BNP warn
Banking

Basel III preventing banks from fuelling EU’s green economy, Deutsche Bank and BNP warn

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Basel III preventing banks from fuelling EU’s gree...

Capital requirements for banks risk stifling their ability to finance the transformation of European economies onto a green footing, Deutsche Bank CEO...

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Treasury practices accelerate tech adoption post-pandemic
Banking

Treasury practices accelerate tech adoption post-pandemic

4m | Login S.A.

Treasury practices accelerate tech adoption post-p...

Treasury practices have been transformed over the past year to cope with the disruption caused by the pandemic, accelerating the adoption of more adva...

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Crypto regulation could give UK competitive edge post-Brexit
Banking

Crypto regulation could give UK competitive edge post-Brexit

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Crypto regulation could give UK competitive edge p...

The UK has a “golden opportunity” to become the crypto centre of the world post-Brexit, but regulators must act quickly to provide a safe framework fo...

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Remittances 2.0
Payments

Remittances 2.0

4m | QSystems ICS

Remittances 2.0

Andrey Aydov and Iain Blackwood, QSystems Read More

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BoE and BIS open London innovation hub
Banking

BoE and BIS open London innovation hub

4m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

BoE and BIS open London innovation hub

New hub to help central banks tackle challenges brought about by new tech and market trends Read More...

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Q&A: Delta Capita’s Trevor Belstead on platform banking, industry trends and growing brand value
Banking

Q&A: Delta Capita’s Trevor Belstead on platform banking, industry trends and growing brand value

4m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Q&A: Delta Capita’s Trevor Belstead on platform ba...

As the banking industry becomes more customer-centric and digitalised post-pandemic, so will its product offerings. With banking-as-a-platform already...

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Cross-border interoperability will be a key test for CBDCs, BIS and BoE specialists warn
Banking

Cross-border interoperability will be a key test for CBDCs, BIS and BoE specialists warn

4m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Cross-border interoperability will be a key test f...

Internationalisation of CBDC a major design consideration Read More...

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Opening up banking: the emergence of open banking ecosystems
Banking

Opening up banking: the emergence of open banking ecosystems

4m | SunTec Business Solutions

Opening up banking: the emergence of open banking ...

By Binesh K, strategy, CEO’s office, SunTec Business Solutions Read More...

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Pandemic-led digital transformation turbo-charges the reshaping of insurance landscape
Insurance

Pandemic-led digital transformation turbo-charges the reshaping of insurance landscape

4m | By Valerie Hart

Pandemic-led digital transformation turbo-charges ...

Unsurprisingly, the pace of digitalisation throughout the insurance industry accelerated during the pandemic as everyone was suddenly forced to work r...

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Evolution of cross-border payments piles pressure on banks
Payments

Evolution of cross-border payments piles pressure on banks

4m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Evolution of cross-border payments piles pressure ...

Developments in sector are beneficial but bring risks too, says Intix CMO Read More...

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Technology needed to address Sonia complexities
Treasury

Technology needed to address Sonia complexities

4m | Salmon Software Limited

Technology needed to address Sonia complexities

"If you’re taking a new loan or swap and tying it to Libor for the remainder of this period, to me that would be short sighted." Read More...

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Citibank: We’re moving into a 24/7 payment environment
Treasury

Citibank: We’re moving into a 24/7 payment environment

4m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Citibank: We’re moving into a 24/7 payment environ...

Bank treasuries rushing to build up real-time payment (RTP) resources may stumble upon several hurdles, market participants warned, as they face mount...

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The human face of banking: building financial empowerment
Banking

The human face of banking: building financial empowerment

4m | Finastra

The human face of banking: building financial empo...

Federica Bonato, global retail banking solution marketing, Finastra Read More...

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FISMA director-general: Weak economy no excuse for postponing Basel III
Banking

FISMA director-general: Weak economy no excuse for postponing Basel III

5m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

FISMA director-general: Weak economy no excuse for...

Top FISMA civil servant says structural reforms should not be dependent on economic outlook Read More...

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Data reconciliation software: a decade of lessons learned from end users
Banking

Data reconciliation software: a decade of lessons learned from end users

5m | ReconArt

Data reconciliation software: a decade of lessons ...

Reconciliation of financial data is a crucial part of financial accounting and robust cash management in particular, yet often underrepresented in gen...

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UK payment providers push ahead with SCA
Payments

UK payment providers push ahead with SCA

5m | By Rob Griffin

UK payment providers push ahead with SCA

Payment providers operating in the UK are still planning to introduce Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) this year – despite regulators giving them ...

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Synergies, STP and Islamic finance: Calypso’s holistic approach to servicing the finance function
Treasury

Synergies, STP and Islamic finance: Calypso’s holistic approach to servicing the finance function

5m | By Nash Riggins, Journalist

Synergies, STP and Islamic finance: Calypso’s holi...

Business certainty and market fluidity unleashed havoc on a wide range of unsuspecting banks and corporates in 2020. Unprecedented government restrict...

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Gentiloni: Common EU debt issuance expected by the summer
Trading & brokering

Gentiloni: Common EU debt issuance expected by the summer

5m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Gentiloni: Common EU debt issuance expected by the...

Issuance of EU debt through the RRF a real “game changer” Read More...

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Fintechs weathering pandemic
Banking

Fintechs weathering pandemic

5m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Fintechs weathering pandemic

Fintechs remain resilient but still faces challenges to long term viability Read More...

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Banking tech update: Oracle, American Express and more
Banking

Banking tech update: Oracle, American Express and more

5m | By Sam Alberti, Reporter

Banking tech update: Oracle, American Express and ...

bobsguide’s monthly update on the standout tech developments in banking Read More...

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Has the pandemic changed the way we manage investments?
Asset management

Has the pandemic changed the way we manage investments?

5m | By Kate Tsoura, Marketing

Has the pandemic changed the way we manage investm...

The private banking and wealth management industries have experienced a turbulent year. At the same time, with a new group of people looking to levera...

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Back, middle and front office integration crucial to TMS delivery
Treasury

Back, middle and front office integration crucial to TMS delivery

5m | By Nash Riggins, Journalist

Back, middle and front office integration crucial ...

For the second year in a row, Calypso Technology has been named the market’s best Treasury Management System in the bobsguide Awards 2020. Chief produ...

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Credit Suisse, IBM: We’re right in the middle of the disruption cycle
Banking

Credit Suisse, IBM: We’re right in the middle of the disruption cycle

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Credit Suisse, IBM: We’re right in the middle of t...

Digital transformation in the banking sector has encouraged the emergence of two new business models; contextual and conscious banking, according to P...

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Allica, Huawei: Banks should avoid “theoretical moonshots”
Banking

Allica, Huawei: Banks should avoid “theoretical moonshots”

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Allica, Huawei: Banks should avoid “theoretical mo...

Banks are not effectively utilising trends in consumer behaviour, according to Siri Børsum, global vice president of finance vertical at Huawei. “We l...

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Paytech market updates: HSBC, Tink and Payoneer lead in cross-border payments
Payments

Paytech market updates: HSBC, Tink and Payoneer lead in cross-border payments

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: HSBC, Tink and Payoneer le...

On May 19, Deutsche Bank announced its partnership with payments technology provider Silverflow to support the bank’s payments strategy. The bank will...

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Derivatives: the urgent need to transform post-trade operations
Trading & brokering

Derivatives: the urgent need to transform post-trade operations

5m | By Paul Clark, Head of international post-trade pre-sales

Derivatives: the urgent need to transform post-tra...

The volatility that resulted from the outbreak of the pandemic in spring 2020 confirmed something that the derivatives industry had known for some tim...

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Welcome to the new face of bobsguide
Banking

Welcome to the new face of bobsguide

5m |

Welcome to the new face of bobsguide

New editorial and directory approach signals ramp up in quality and functionality Read More...

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Video: Fintech to become future of financial services, says Kalifa
Payments

Video: Fintech to become future of financial services, says Kalifa

5m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Video: Fintech to become future of financial servi...

 The UK’s role in the financial services ecosystem has been uncertain since the Brexit vote in 2016, but with Brexit finally complete, the UK governm...

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Banks turn to ATM pooling strategies
Banking

Banks turn to ATM pooling strategies

5m | By Mark Aldred, Head of International Sales

Banks turn to ATM pooling strategies

The amount of cash being circulated through ATM networks is now rising in aggregate, while the numbers of ATMs reduce. RBR’s Global ATM Market and For...

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Google steps into the banking sector
Banking

Google steps into the banking sector

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Google steps into the banking sector

The tech giant is looking to use its technologies to solve banking problems Read More...

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Kalifa, Crosswell: UK must harness and develop resources
Banking

Kalifa, Crosswell: UK must harness and develop resources

5m | By Michael McCaw, Editor

Kalifa, Crosswell: UK must harness and develop res...

The UK government must prioritise the protection and expansion of the country’s fintech markets, according to Ron Kalifa and Charlotte Crosswell, co-a...

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Embracing real-time payments
Payments

Embracing real-time payments

5m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Embracing real-time payments

Payments experts discuss opportunities and challenges of real-time payment adoption Read More...

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Bailey: Combination of reforms needed to tackle ‘dangerous’ money market funds
Banking

Bailey: Combination of reforms needed to tackle ‘dangerous’ money market funds

5m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Bailey: Combination of reforms needed to tackle ‘d...

Pandemic revealed MMFs are still not resilient enough despite regulatory tightening since 2008 crisis Read More...

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Wells Fargo set for FedNow pilot testing
Banking

Wells Fargo set for FedNow pilot testing

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Wells Fargo set for FedNow pilot testing

Issues for instant payments for corporates still need to be addressed Read More...

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Banks: Investors need to know ESG factors to stay relevant
Banking

Banks: Investors need to know ESG factors to stay relevant

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Banks: Investors need to know ESG factors to stay ...

Fintechs who leverage AI will drive ESG data maturity Read More...

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CFTC’s Behnam: Tail risks “seem to be happening more frequently”
Trading & brokering

CFTC’s Behnam: Tail risks “seem to be happening more frequently”

5m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

CFTC’s Behnam: Tail risks “seem to be happening mo...

Regulators and markets should be prepared for tail risks as they appear to be occurring more frequently. “We have to be prepared for tail risk.” said ...

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Is smart data fabric the approach financial institutions have been dreaming about?
Banking

Is smart data fabric the approach financial institutions have been dreaming about?

5m | By Monica Summerville, Head of Capital Markets

Is smart data fabric the approach financial instit...

Financial institutions and data have had a love hate relationship for many years. On the one hand FIs and data are a match made in heaven. It is a sym...

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ARRC and FCA “optimistic” markets can meet Libor deadline
Trading & brokering

ARRC and FCA “optimistic” markets can meet Libor deadline

5m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

ARRC and FCA “optimistic” markets can meet Libor d...

Both market participants and regulators are optimistic the transition to risk free rates (RFR) can be implemented before the December deadline of new ...

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FCA crackdown on high-risk retail investment products
Trading & brokering

FCA crackdown on high-risk retail investment products

5m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

FCA crackdown on high-risk retail investment produ...

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is stepping up its efforts to protect retail investors by  encouraging caution around “inappropriate high-r...

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Exclusive live interview with Ron Kalifa

Exclusive live interview with Ron Kalifa

5m | bobsguide

Exclusive live interview with Ron Kalifa

Don't miss this exciting behind the scenes look at the UK Fintech Strategic Kalifa Review. Ron Kalifa, OBE, was invited by the Chancellor of the E...

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SEC clampdown on SPACs to bring maturity to market
Trading & brokering

SEC clampdown on SPACs to bring maturity to market

5m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

SEC clampdown on SPACs to bring maturity to market

New accounting rules slow down fintech SPAC activity Read More...

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How digital integrity and transformation empower retail banks against emerging competitors
Banking

How digital integrity and transformation empower retail banks against emerging competitors

6m | Gresham Technologies

How digital integrity and transformation empower r...

Retail banks have found themselves at the centre of the digital disruption shaking financial services. As well as direct competition from challenger a...

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SCA: Five months to go
Banking

SCA: Five months to go

6m | Barclays

SCA: Five months to go

We’re five months away from the final regulatory deadline set by the Financial Conduct Authority for card issuers, payments firms and online ret...

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Cloud key to minimising risk for hedge funds
Trading & brokering

Cloud key to minimising risk for hedge funds

6m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Cloud key to minimising risk for hedge funds

Moving to remote working has created new headaches for hedge funds through the risk of a “single point of failure” in a portfolio manager’s tech setup...

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Banking tech market updates: Microsoft and Mastercard in new strategic partnerships
Banking

Banking tech market updates: Microsoft and Mastercard in new strategic partnerships

6m | By Sam Alberti, Reporter

Banking tech market updates: Microsoft and Masterc...

On April 22, US Fintech Ally announced a partnership with Microsoft to advance quantum computing in the financial services industry. The strategic rel...

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A surge in payments trends: FIs forced to pivot quickly during pandemic
Payments

A surge in payments trends: FIs forced to pivot quickly during pandemic

6m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

A surge in payments trends: FIs forced to pivot qu...

The pandemic has reinforced the need for industry to be agile and adaptable Read More...

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Survey: Volatility in investment banking explored

Survey: Volatility in investment banking explored

6m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Survey: Volatility in investment banking explored

While markets have broadly recovered from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty about the future and volatility has remained. At Bobsguid...

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Yellen, Sunak push for transparency around climate financing
Asset management

Yellen, Sunak push for transparency around climate financing

6m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Yellen, Sunak push for transparency around climate...

As President Joe Biden is set to host a two-day climate summit starting today, the US treasury secretary and UK chancellor stressed the need for finan...

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Paytech market updates: Paypal, Afterpay and Stripe lead innovations
Payments

Paytech market updates: Paypal, Afterpay and Stripe lead innovations

6m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Paypal, Afterpay and Strip...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in payments Read More...

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Finding the right technology partner for your innovation roadmap
Banking

Finding the right technology partner for your innovation roadmap

6m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Finding the right technology partner for your inno...

Consumers today are in the driving seat. Bolstered by the incoming waves of digital natives and growing digital confidence among boomers and Gen X con...

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Real-time payments tech puts pressure on banks
Payments

Real-time payments tech puts pressure on banks

6m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Real-time payments tech puts pressure on banks

Outdated technology systems unable to keep pace with demands of clients Read More...

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New York State adopts Libor fallback legislation

New York State adopts Libor fallback legislation

6m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

New York State adopts Libor fallback legislation

New York State has passed legislation that could help transition tough legacy contracts away from Libor towards using Sofr. The bill “Libor Legi...

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“Remittance market must adapt fast or risk declining economic growth”
Treasury

“Remittance market must adapt fast or risk declining economic growth”

6m | QSystems ICS

“Remittance market must adapt fast or risk declini...

With an ever-increasing burden of regulation and a significant amount of informal money transfers, the remittance market must adapt and change fast to...

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Q&A: Reconciliation solutions aiming to step up travel & tourism recovery
Payments

Q&A: Reconciliation solutions aiming to step up travel & tourism recovery

6m | ReconArt

Q&A: Reconciliation solutions aiming to step up tr...

Bobsguide spoke to Ivan Popov, chief technology officer at ReconArt, about the post-pandemic outlook for the travel & tourism sector, and how digital ...

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CompatibL pursuing growth following BG awards win

CompatibL pursuing growth following BG awards win

6m | CompatibL Technologies LLC

CompatibL pursuing growth following BG awards win

CompatibL – winner of the 2020 bobsguide award for Best Cloud Platform – is accelerating the development of technology with cloud capabili...

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Banks enhance UX by accelerating investment in digital technologies
Banking

Banks enhance UX by accelerating investment in digital technologies

6m | Profile Software

Banks enhance UX by accelerating investment in dig...

The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in banking, leading banks to faster adopt new digital delivery models. The rise of neo and digital...

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AIC: Regulators must act on Esma review
Asset management

AIC: Regulators must act on Esma review

6m | bobsguide

AIC: Regulators must act on Esma review

Action must be taken following the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)’s review into Ucits liquidity risk management and market practices...

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Banks must ‘speed up’ to match agility of fintechs, says Clearbank
Banking

Banks must ‘speed up’ to match agility of fintechs, says Clearbank

6m |

Banks must ‘speed up’ to match agility of fintechs...

Banks must accelerate their digital transformation to meet fintechs’ needs, particularly as they are considered critical to the success and regulatory...

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Concerns over insider trading mount
Trading & brokering

Concerns over insider trading mount

6m | bobsguide

Concerns over insider trading mount

Insider trading must be tackled by regulators to provide a fairer market for small shareholders, particularly since the pandemic caused record levels ...

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Bank RPA market set for boom
Banking

Bank RPA market set for boom

6m | bobsguide

Bank RPA market set for boom

Banks are becoming increasingly reliant on robotic process automation (RPA) technology – a trend that is expected to become more entrenched. Acc...

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Report: Hedge funds building tech stacks in-house as vendor bearings change course
Trading & brokering

Report: Hedge funds building tech stacks in-house as vendor bearings change course

7m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Report: Hedge funds building tech stacks in-house ...

Hedge funds are increasingly looking to high-tech, quantitative methods to beat the competition, which in turn is changing how tech vendors place them...

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Digital financial services require accessibility, convenience and transparency
Payments

Digital financial services require accessibility, convenience and transparency

7m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Digital financial services require accessibility, ...

Seamless integration of financial services key to customer conversion and retention, according to panelists at the BIS Innovation Summit Read More...

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Cryptocurrencies and digital assets: the coming of age for treasury management systems
Treasury

Cryptocurrencies and digital assets: the coming of age for treasury management systems

7m | By David Woolcock, Member of the BIS Market Participants Group

Cryptocurrencies and digital assets: the coming of...

In our whitepaper, What to look for when selecting a treasury management system, we included a section on ddigital currencies. The whitepaper referenc...

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Banks and brokers encourage second EU research unbundling
Banking

Banks and brokers encourage second EU research unbundling

7m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Banks and brokers encourage second EU research unb...

Despite asset managers looking to negotiate prices down for specific areas of research after the second Markets in financial infrastructure directive ...

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FIs battling reporting and data integrity challenges
Banking

FIs battling reporting and data integrity challenges

7m | By Philip Flood, Solutions Consultant

FIs battling reporting and data integrity challeng...

Not only have the operational challenges of remote working and market volatility stretched reporting teams to their limit since the beginning of the p...

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Receivables finance to prioritise invoice fraud threat
Payments

Receivables finance to prioritise invoice fraud threat

7m |

Receivables finance to prioritise invoice fraud th...

By Kevin Day, CEO, HPD LendScape Read More...

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Payments Europe sec gen: Regs are more political than ever
Payments

Payments Europe sec gen: Regs are more political than ever

7m | By Sam Alberti, Reporter

Payments Europe sec gen: Regs are more political t...

Secretary general of payments industry body wary that bureaucracy is dominating the space this year Read More...

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Fixed income traders lean on automation
Trading & brokering

Fixed income traders lean on automation

7m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Fixed income traders lean on automation

The average daily volume for fixed income electronic trading reached a new record of $10.6bn in January surpassing the previously set record of $10.3b...

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Compass Plus and Unibank feature in 2020 bobsguide awards win
Banking

Compass Plus and Unibank feature in 2020 bobsguide awards win

7m | By Kirsty Berry, Head of Marketing & PR Division

Compass Plus and Unibank feature in 2020 bobsguide...

A flexible, collaborative and adaptable approach to partnership was behind the success of 2020 bobsguide Best Retail Banking System Implementation awa...

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Monkey business: Investing strategies stuck in the past
Asset management

Monkey business: Investing strategies stuck in the past

7m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Monkey business: Investing strategies stuck in the...

Investment management of financial institutions remains roughly as it was 40 years ago, according to Sandro Schmid, co-founder and CEO of AI tech firm...

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Paytech market updates: TrueLayer, Afterpay and Intuit lead in integrations
Payments

Paytech market updates: TrueLayer, Afterpay and Intuit lead in integrations

7m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: TrueLayer, Afterpay and In...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in payments Read More...

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System integration facilitates regulatory compliance and improves P&L, says Finastra
Banking

System integration facilitates regulatory compliance and improves P&L, says Finastra

7m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

System integration facilitates regulatory complian...

As the pandemic continues to drive digitalisation across industries, the benefits of adopting an integrated approach are recognised more than ever by ...

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Real-time data key to ESG analytics
Treasury

Real-time data key to ESG analytics

7m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

Real-time data key to ESG analytics

Private organisations do not have the same degree of transparency as their public counterparts, making it more challenging to access environmental, so...

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Agility is the mother of payments innovation, but legacy is still a sticking point
Banking

Agility is the mother of payments innovation, but legacy is still a sticking point

7m | Compass Plus

Agility is the mother of payments innovation, but ...

For the first time, we’re in a consumer-driven world. We once did our banking with whoever had the nearest branch and we shopped with whoever ha...

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“Right time” for CBDC to be considered, says BoE senior manager
Banking

“Right time” for CBDC to be considered, says BoE senior manager

7m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

“Right time” for CBDC to be considered, says BoE s...

The Bank of England (BoE) reiterated its ambition to introduce a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to improve the payment landscape’s resilie...

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Intraday liquidity regulation – a decade of progress?
Insurance

Intraday liquidity regulation – a decade of progress?

7m | By Pete McIntyre, Director

Intraday liquidity regulation – a decade of progre...

September 2008 saw the emblematic moment of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) when Lehman Brothers collapsed. Intraday liquidity was fundamental to th...

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Managing the financial close: Traditional challenges and challenging tradition
Payments

Managing the financial close: Traditional challenges and challenging tradition

7m | ReconArt

Managing the financial close: Traditional challeng...

Even without being acquainted with the craft of accountants, many have picked up stories about the gravity of the financial close. A nerve-racking eve...

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Budget 2021: Fintech omission disappoints
Payments

Budget 2021: Fintech omission disappoints

7m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Budget 2021: Fintech omission disappoints

Hopes of detailed spending plans for fintech were dashed when Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to specifically mention the sector in his Budget speech on...

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Are software vendors about to become Netflix-like? Well, sort of
Trading & brokering

Are software vendors about to become Netflix-like? Well, sort of

8m | Comarch Finance

Are software vendors about to become Netflix-like?...

These days, there are three main software delivery models on the market: out the box, off-premises, and on-premises.  In the out of the box deliv...

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Accelerating digital transformation: value in a platform-based approach
Banking

Accelerating digital transformation: value in a platform-based approach

8m | Finastra

Accelerating digital transformation: value in a pl...

Over the last 12 months we’ve seen one of the biggest shifts in decades in financial technology – with banks accelerating the transition of their oper...

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Fintechs praise Kalifa Review but await government response
Banking

Fintechs praise Kalifa Review but await government response

8m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Fintechs praise Kalifa Review but await government...

Reaction to the long-awaited Kalifa Review of UK Fintech by the fintech community has been broadly positive. But the industry’s attention now turns to...

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Evolution of fintechs prevents Brexit headaches
Payments

Evolution of fintechs prevents Brexit headaches

8m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Evolution of fintechs prevents Brexit headaches

UK-based fintechs have largely been shielded from any negative Brexit side-effects by working with larger financial institutions and evolving their bu...

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Five key agile learnings for businesses during Covid-19
Insurance

Five key agile learnings for businesses during Covid-19

8m |

Five key agile learnings for businesses during Cov...

The last 11 months have passed at a crawl, and yet it is hard to believe that for nearly a year – a whole year – the world has been in the...

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Modernising IT and security in financial services with visibility
Insurance

Modernising IT and security in financial services with visibility

8m |

Modernising IT and security in financial services ...

In recent years, the financial services (FS) industry has gone through transformative changes to embrace digitalisation and keep up with customers&rsq...

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Surge in digitalisation as cultural change sweeps through banking
Banking

Surge in digitalisation as cultural change sweeps through banking

8m |

Surge in digitalisation as cultural change sweeps ...

Wholesale markets have seen a large increase in the number of people executing financial trades on electronic platforms, a rise directly attributed to...

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Effective AANA management can move firms outside scope of UMR
Trading & brokering

Effective AANA management can move firms outside scope of UMR

8m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Effective AANA management can move firms outside s...

Understanding and monitoring the Average Aggregate Notional Amount (AANA) calculations as early as possible can provide firms caught by the Uncleared ...

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Bank consultants question incumbents’ move into digital space
Banking

Bank consultants question incumbents’ move into digital space

8m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

Bank consultants question incumbents’ move into di...

JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will offer UK consumers “a completely new banking choice” with the launch of its new digital challenger later thi...

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Starling’s CTA: Tech culture key to client confidence
Banking

Starling’s CTA: Tech culture key to client confidence

8m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Starling’s CTA: Tech culture key to client confide...

Challenger banks’ cultural approach to technology and data analytics have become vital components in ensuring consumer confidence over online banking,...

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Paytech market updates: Visa, Mastercard and TrueLayer boost payments
Payments

Paytech market updates: Visa, Mastercard and TrueLayer boost payments

8m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Paytech market updates: Visa, Mastercard and TrueL...

Monthly updates on the standout tech developments in payments Read More...

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Preparations underway for 6AMLD
Banking

Preparations underway for 6AMLD

8m |

Preparations underway for 6AMLD

The sixth anti-money laundering directive (6AMLD) is here. In effect in EU member states since December 3, 2020, financial institutions must implement...

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Growing ESG data and tech markets becoming integral to sustainable finance
Treasury

Growing ESG data and tech markets becoming integral to sustainable finance

8m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

Growing ESG data and tech markets becoming integra...

Global inflows into sustainable funds were up 88 percent in Q4 2020 to $152.3bn compared with the same period in 2019, with Europe continuing to domin...

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GameStop ‘hysteria’ wont spark social media analytics boom
Trading & brokering

GameStop ‘hysteria’ wont spark social media analytics boom

8m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

GameStop ‘hysteria’ wont spark social media analyt...

Using data and analytics to scrape social media sites to combat the influence Reddit pages like r/wallstreetbets have had over markets in recent weeks...

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European banking trends for 2021: Top 4 in store for the industry
Banking

European banking trends for 2021: Top 4 in store for the industry

8m | Auriga

European banking trends for 2021: Top 4 in store f...

To say that 2020 has been eventful would be an understatement. No one could have predicted how these past 12 months would pan out and how big an impac...

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Calls for CRM to include PISPs and electronic money issuers
Payments

Calls for CRM to include PISPs and electronic money issuers

9m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Calls for CRM to include PISPs and electronic mone...

Forty-one percent of authorised push payment (APP) scams have been reimbursed since the introduction of the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM) but “...

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Capital One reiterates AML investment following FinCEN fine
Banking

Capital One reiterates AML investment following FinCEN fine

9m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Capital One reiterates AML investment following Fi...

This month, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) fined Capital One $390m for violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and failing to comply w...

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Unresponsive bank APIs causing open banking challenges
Payments

Unresponsive bank APIs causing open banking challenges

9m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Unresponsive bank APIs causing open banking challe...

Unreliable payment rails still pose a challenge for third party providers, according to Luke Massie, CEO of VibePay. Problems with the technical infra...

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Bobsguide Rankings 2020 announced
Trading & brokering

Bobsguide Rankings 2020 announced

9m | bobsguide

Bobsguide Rankings 2020 announced

Each year, we ask the market to vote for those fintechs they believe stand out from the competition – those who have gone the extra mile in terms of d...

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Alternative tech costs spiking during crisis
Payments

Alternative tech costs spiking during crisis

9m | ReconArt

Alternative tech costs spiking during crisis

2020 will go down in history as a tumultuous year. We are in a defining period of time, challenging human ingenuity, perseverance, and priorities. Ada...

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Lockdown 3.0: The continued implications of remote trading
Trading & brokering

Lockdown 3.0: The continued implications of remote trading

9m | By David Woolcock, Member of the BIS Market Participants Group

Lockdown 3.0: The continued implications of remote...

With much of Europe and other global jurisdictions returning to yet another lockdown, we can be reasonably confident that markets will cope well this ...

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UK challengers hinge profit hopes on banking licenses
Banking

UK challengers hinge profit hopes on banking licenses

9m | By Aaran Fronda, Deputy Editor

UK challengers hinge profit hopes on banking licen...

In the beginning, digital challengers presented themselves as a kind of anti-bank proposition. This initially served them well, especially in the wake...

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bobsguide Awards 2020: Winners announced
Treasury

bobsguide Awards 2020: Winners announced

9m | By Michael McCaw, Editor

bobsguide Awards 2020: Winners announced

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the 2020 bobsguide Awards. Given the levels of fluidity in markets and the increased rate of innovatio...

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Bitcoin surge prompts new warnings from regulators
Payments

Bitcoin surge prompts new warnings from regulators

9m | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Bitcoin surge prompts new warnings from regulators

Regulators issued fresh warnings on investing in cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin skyrocketed to a new all-time high last week. The UK’s Financial Condu...

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SEC charges against Ripple face criticism
Payments

SEC charges against Ripple face criticism

9m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

SEC charges against Ripple face criticism

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) latest charges against Ripple Labs Inc shows the regulator’s ambition to further supervise ongoing deve...

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The #Lockdown3 challenge - how banks can help struggling retailers in 2021
Banking

The #Lockdown3 challenge - how banks can help struggling retailers in 2021

9m | By Fiona Jones, Consumer Marketing

The #Lockdown3 challenge - how banks can help stru...

2020 was a year all of us are probably keen to forget. From an economic and business standpoint, the two extended periods of ‘lockdown’ delivered an u...

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What technologies should insurers bet on in 2021?
Insurance

What technologies should insurers bet on in 2021?

9m | Comarch Finance

What technologies should insurers bet on in 2021?

This is not a regular time – and, as Robert Frost said, “the best way out is always through”. Even now, insurers are following the path of...

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Seamless payment experiences essential in months ahead
Payments

Seamless payment experiences essential in months ahead

9m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Seamless payment experiences essential in months a...

It is set to be a transformative year for payments say those in the industry. The pandemic will continue to have a huge impact, particularly in digita...

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AML rules missing targets
Banking

AML rules missing targets

9m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

AML rules missing targets

The rise of anti-money laundering (AML) related fines over the past few years shows regulators are homed in on tackling the problem, but current super...

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Starling provides “road map” for future in-app integrations
Banking

Starling provides “road map” for future in-app integrations

10m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Starling provides “road map” for future in-app int...

Starling Bank’s latest partnership is a “completely different vertical for us”, says Gareth Towler the bank’s marketplace product analyst. The challen...

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Risk rise in pandemic-hit fintech sector
Treasury

Risk rise in pandemic-hit fintech sector

10m | bobsguide

Risk rise in pandemic-hit fintech sector

As the fintech sector grows almost exponentially, so commensurately do the risks. The pandemic has created new threats, mainly through home working, b...

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Is 2021 the year open banking delivers on its promise?
Banking

Is 2021 the year open banking delivers on its promise?

10m |

Is 2021 the year open banking delivers on its prom...

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, apart from how to bake the perfect sourdough loaf, it’s how to do things differently. Not many of us ...

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UK challenger banks “disadvantaged” by regulations
Banking

UK challenger banks “disadvantaged” by regulations

10m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

UK challenger banks “disadvantaged” by regulations

Challenger banks are still an “afterthought” in financial services regulation ten years after the first one appeared, according to a report on Diversi...

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German regulators warn markets on Brexit uncertainty
Banking

German regulators warn markets on Brexit uncertainty

10m | bobsguide

German regulators warn markets on Brexit uncertain...

Germany’s supervisory authority BaFin has said that market participants should take all precautions necessary for a possible hard Brexit. Last week, t...

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Risk mitigation in global trade depends on digitisation
Banking

Risk mitigation in global trade depends on digitisation

10m | Bolero

Risk mitigation in global trade depends on digitis...

Banks have struggled this year with increased fraud, the uncertain outcome of Brexit, pandemic dislocations as well as the long term trade frictions w...

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Retail ESG mutual funds have better financial performances, but monitoring supply is needed
Treasury

Retail ESG mutual funds have better financial performances, but monitoring supply is needed

10m | Prometeia

Retail ESG mutual funds have better financial perf...

ESG investments are growing fast, supported by regulatory initiatives and increasing interest in sustainability issues. The pandemic-induced crisis ha...

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Why having a full view of financial services clients is so important
Asset management

Why having a full view of financial services clients is so important

10m |

Why having a full view of financial services clien...

The institutional investment management industry worldwide is moving deeper into the 24/7/365 digital operating environment. Most of the largest asset...

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Remote F&A teams embrace automation of account certification at year-end close
Trading & brokering

Remote F&A teams embrace automation of account certification at year-end close

10m | ReconArt

Remote F&A teams embrace automation of account cer...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, except for the accounting community struggling with the year-end close. Most of the stress and frustra...

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The current state of cybersecurity for ATMs
Banking

The current state of cybersecurity for ATMs

10m | By Mark Aldred, Head of International Sales

The current state of cybersecurity for ATMs

There has been a growing number of cyberattacks against ATMS and central servers, which are the systems that control ATMs. This pressing threat has re...

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Rating agencies predict pain for EU banks
Banking

Rating agencies predict pain for EU banks

10m | bobsguide

Rating agencies predict pain for EU banks

Thanks to beefed-up, post-financial crisis reserves and generous government support, the European banking industry has proved resilient so far through...

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How to succeed in moving risk software in the cloud
Treasury

How to succeed in moving risk software in the cloud

10m | CompatibL Technologies LLC

How to succeed in moving risk software in the clou...

The emerging cloud technologies offer numerous benefits over traditional on-premises deployments. While the rate of cloud adoption in the financial in...

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No-deal Brexit a “nightmare” for fintechs
Treasury

No-deal Brexit a “nightmare” for fintechs

10m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

No-deal Brexit a “nightmare” for fintechs

A no-deal Brexit or a failure to produce close regulatory alignment in the financial services sector will be an “absolute nightmare” for f...

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Survey: Emerging payments landscape assessed
Payments

Survey: Emerging payments landscape assessed

10m | bobsguide

Survey: Emerging payments landscape assessed

As the payments landscape continues to reshape during the pandemic, banks and PSPs are reviewing the situation as matters unfold into the new year. Qu...

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Open Banking can turn into Beyond Banking, predicts Commerzbank
Banking

Open Banking can turn into Beyond Banking, predicts Commerzbank

10m | bobsguide

Open Banking can turn into Beyond Banking, predict...

The success of Open Banking depends critically on a mutually beneficial cooperation between traditional institutions and fintech to the benefit of cli...

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Salesforce catching up with Slack deal
Insurance

Salesforce catching up with Slack deal

10m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Salesforce catching up with Slack deal

Salesforce’s decision to acquire Slack for $27.7bn can be read as an attempt to try to gain ground on competitors, according to Graham Norton-St...

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Buyers' brief: The future of bank treasury tech is AI
Banking

Buyers' brief: The future of bank treasury tech is AI

10m | bobsguide

Buyers' brief: The future of bank treasury tech is...

Long the bastion of cash and liquidity management, bank treasury teams do far more than position-keeping. Real-time risk management, operations, payme...

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The complexities of creating fintech and how to overcome them
Insurance

The complexities of creating fintech and how to overcome them

10m |

The complexities of creating fintech and how to ov...

It’s been a hugely challenging year for the banking sector. Companies have had to think on their feet and, in most cases, quickly leverage new t...

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Compliance tech supporting UK financial services
Banking

Compliance tech supporting UK financial services

10m | bobsguide

Compliance tech supporting UK financial services

Over the past two decades, the rules governing financial services have become much more onerous, leading more organisations to rely on tech vendors to...

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Online insurance sales: Is it enough?
Insurance

Online insurance sales: Is it enough?

10m | Comarch Finance

Online insurance sales: Is it enough?

The current epidemiological situation has become a driving force for many customers to change their buying habits. Also in the case of insurance: thos...

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What does 2021 hold for digital financial services?
Insurance

What does 2021 hold for digital financial services?

11m | iProov

What does 2021 hold for digital financial services...

1. More financial regulators will authorise onboarding via automated biometrics Within the next 12 months, banking regulators in global territories &...

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Diversions on the ISO 20022 journey
Payments

Diversions on the ISO 20022 journey

11m | bobsguide

Diversions on the ISO 20022 journey

The year 2020 has proved unusually testing for the financial services industry. Yet, in the face of added pressures created by the pandemic, efforts t...

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ISO 20022: Which road should banks take?
Payments

ISO 20022: Which road should banks take?

11m | Gresham Technologies

ISO 20022: Which road should banks take?

The ISO 20022 messaging standard will see banks sending and receiving payment messages with far richer data than before. Many are – understandab...

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How the pandemic has accelerated consumers’ shift to digital payments
Payments

How the pandemic has accelerated consumers’ shift to digital payments

11m | By Imogen Nash, Communications Manager

How the pandemic has accelerated consumers’ shift ...

It is likely that we won’t understand the full extent to which the pandemic has changed our lives until we are looking back at 2020. As people h...

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No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir in 2021
Payments

No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir in 2021

11m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir ...

It’s been a tough year for financial market participants in the UK, with the pandemic causing turbulence and uncertainty around Brexit undermining fut...

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No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir in 2021
Payments

No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir in 2021

11m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir ...

It’s been a tough year for financial market participants in the UK, with the pandemic causing turbulence and uncertainty around Brexit undermini...

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Brexit: what next for Open Banking?
Banking

Brexit: what next for Open Banking?

11m | ECommPay

Brexit: what next for Open Banking?

The UK is a leader in the field of open banking. 2019 was a mammoth year for the country’s open banking ecosystem, when UK open banking hit one millio...

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ING & Bank of America: Banks won’t “spring back” to normal after vaccine
Banking

ING & Bank of America: Banks won’t “spring back” to normal after vaccine

11m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

ING & Bank of America: Banks won’t “spring back” t...

The pandemic has forced banks to accelerate digitisation programmes and permanently changed working habits according to Gerald Walker, CEO of ING Amer...

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How Open Banking can help SME’s grow and thrive
Treasury

How Open Banking can help SME’s grow and thrive

11m | By Abhinav Desai, Sales Director

How Open Banking can help SME’s grow and thrive

In September the UK’s Open Banking implementation body (OBIE) announced a significant uptake in the number of Open Banking service uses in the U...

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UK fintechs poised to save credit-starved SMEs
Insurance

UK fintechs poised to save credit-starved SMEs

11m | bobsguide

UK fintechs poised to save credit-starved SMEs

Viable businesses in Britain will require more low-cost finance for investment if they are to survive the blows of the pandemic – and it must come in ...

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Vaccine provides cautious optimism among FDs
Treasury

Vaccine provides cautious optimism among FDs

11m | By Aoife Morgan, Journalist

Vaccine provides cautious optimism among FDs

A vaccine to the coronavirus will not bring much change in consumer confidence in the next quarter, according to a panel of finance directors at  ...

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The costs of a coronavirus: Tips for re-evaluating tech spend in a pandemic
Treasury

The costs of a coronavirus: Tips for re-evaluating tech spend in a pandemic

11m |

The costs of a coronavirus: Tips for re-evaluating...

With the global pandemic came a global need to reorganise, replan and rethink spending for businesses across industries, as the impact of lockdowns an...

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Upcoming CME closures pressure unprepared firms
Insurance

Upcoming CME closures pressure unprepared firms

11m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Upcoming CME closures pressure unprepared firms

Firms are running out of time to switch reporting platforms and trade repositories (TR) as the closure date for CME Group’s NEX/Abide looms. &ld...

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The case for cloud when WFH
Banking

The case for cloud when WFH

11m |

The case for cloud when WFH

As countries across Europe return to lockdown, the world’s global banking giants are sending their staff home. Many of the top banks have publicly ann...

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The harmonisation of electronic trading, treasury and compliance
Treasury

The harmonisation of electronic trading, treasury and compliance

11m | Eurobase International Group

The harmonisation of electronic trading, treasury ...

For more than 30 years, Eurobase has been providing world-class, reliable, integrated treasury and trading solutions to banks and financial institutio...

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Why it’s important for travel to be SCA-ready
Payments

Why it’s important for travel to be SCA-ready

11m | bobsguide

Why it’s important for travel to be SCA-ready

By Jean-Christophe Lacour, head of merchant services, payments, Amadeus It’s an unprecedented period in the history of the global travel industry, wit...

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Bank-fintech relationships in the dark until US election results declared
Banking

Bank-fintech relationships in the dark until US election results declared

11m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Bank-fintech relationships in the dark until US el...

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) newly issued true lender rule for bank-nonbank lending relationships faces potential Congression...

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No let up for CAT obligations
Trading & brokering

No let up for CAT obligations

11m | By Philip Flood, Solutions Consultant

No let up for CAT obligations

The latest Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) reporting obligations went live on October 26. However, there’s no time to rest for firms, who are now taske...

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Buyers’ brief: how tech is helping boutique asset managers compete in a scale game
Trading & brokering

Buyers’ brief: how tech is helping boutique asset managers compete in a scale game

11m | bobsguide

Buyers’ brief: how tech is helping boutique asset ...

Investment managers have been under immense pressure for some time, which is acting as a catalyst for much-needed change across the asset management i...

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Effectively combating fraud while staying user-friendly
Insurance

Effectively combating fraud while staying user-friendly

12m | By Comarch Experts, PR & Communication

Effectively combating fraud while staying user-fri...

As an industry, financial services is seeing unprecedented threats from cyber and technology risks. As institutions work tirelessly to stay ahead of c...

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Esma’s stress tests catching out asset managers
Asset management

Esma’s stress tests catching out asset managers

12m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Esma’s stress tests catching out asset managers

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (Esma) new stress tests expose a lack of preparation among asset managers, highlighting the importance...

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Challenger banks may re-evaluate business models
Banking

Challenger banks may re-evaluate business models

12m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Challenger banks may re-evaluate business models

Lack of sustainability threatens challenger bank longevity, according to a panel at Money 2020 Moneyfest yesterday. “Of course companies have to be pr...

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Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settlement jigsaw?
Trading & brokering

Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settlement jigsaw?

12m |

Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settle...

At a time when the costs of doing business are skyrocketing, is it sustainable for banks to persevere with the current approach to trade settlement fa...

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Are the complexities of the new Investment Firms Regulation (IFR) to investment firms as kryptonite is to superman?
Banking

Are the complexities of the new Investment Firms Regulation (IFR) to investment firms as kryptonite is to superman?

12m | AxiomSL

Are the complexities of the new Investment Firms R...

Even though investment firms have very different primary business models and risk profiles as opposed to lending institutions, to date, for regulatory...

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Bigtech M&A threatens B2C fintechs, not B2B
Banking

Bigtech M&A threatens B2C fintechs, not B2B

12m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Bigtech M&A threatens B2C fintechs, not B2B

While bigtech acquisitions may hurt B2C fintechs, B2B startups will continue to grow through bank partnerships, a Money 20/20 Moneyfest panel argued y...

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Video: Automation to drive evolution of financial services
Asset management

Video: Automation to drive evolution of financial services

12m | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Video: Automation to drive evolution of financial ...

In this bobsguide video, sponsored by FactSet, Drake Bushnell, VP director of content and technology solutions strategy at FactSet and Byron Bianco, m...

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Open Banking fails to meet targets
Banking

Open Banking fails to meet targets

12m | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Open Banking fails to meet targets

Despite having registered over two million users in the UK, Open Banking is still failing to meet its objectives of creating a more competitive retail...

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Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equivalence
Trading & brokering

Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equivalence

12m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equiva...

With Brexit looming, politicians and trading market participants are growing increasingly sceptical of equivalence between EU and UK trade reporting. ...

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Pandemic forces UK dispute resolution rethink
Trading & brokering

Pandemic forces UK dispute resolution rethink

12m | bobsguide

Pandemic forces UK dispute resolution rethink

The disruption and financial pressures caused by the pandemic are likely to give rise to some common challenges for businesses across sectors, whether...

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Pressure rises for small banks to improve liquidity visibility
Banking

Pressure rises for small banks to improve liquidity visibility

12m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Pressure rises for small banks to improve liquidit...

As financial institutions adapt to the pandemic, business continuity planning (BCP) has emerged as a key area of improvement for banks of all sizes. W...

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How banks can leverage the potential of data in cash management and treasury
Treasury

How banks can leverage the potential of data in cash management and treasury

12m | By Bill Wrest, Director,Sales and Strategy

How banks can leverage the potential of data in ca...

Data has been a hotly discussed topic in the banking world for some time now. And as firms learn to adapt to the latest pandemic pressure – whet...

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AI, or a thousand shades of grey?
Asset management

AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

12m | By Russ Bryan, Director

AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

Whilst a supporter of true artificial intelligence (AI) within investment management, I do have a problem with some of the references to artificial in...

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Data challenges persist with SFTR buyside go-live
Insurance

Data challenges persist with SFTR buyside go-live

12m | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Data challenges persist with SFTR buyside go-live

With the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) for the buyside now live, reconciliation issues linger from July’s implementation date. “...

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FMIs face more cyber threats than ever but remain robust to attacks
Trading & brokering

FMIs face more cyber threats than ever but remain robust to attacks

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

FMIs face more cyber threats than ever but remain ...

Despite growing risks of cyberattacks and the need to switch to remote working, Financial Market Institutions (FMIs) adapted well to the crisis, accor...

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Congress faces criticism over bigtech M&A analysis
Insurance

Congress faces criticism over bigtech M&A analysis

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Congress faces criticism over bigtech M&A analysis

According to Scott Marcus, senior fellow at think tank Bruegal, the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee’s report on bigtech mergers ...

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Q&A: Financial data reconciliation – new mindset, new technology
Payments

Q&A: Financial data reconciliation – new mindset, new technology

1y | ReconArt

Q&A: Financial data reconciliation – new mindset, ...

What are the main reasons these days for companies to pursue reconciliation automation? Reconciliation automation fits into the broader concept of bus...

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Why does the Bank of England think that post trade is in need of reform?
Trading & brokering

Why does the Bank of England think that post trade is in need of reform?

1y | Gresham Technologies

Why does the Bank of England think that post trade...

In June this year, the Bank of England published the findings from its Post-Trade Technology Market Practitioner Panel, which brings together post-tra...

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Financial services should be worried about big tech not fintech

Financial services should be worried about big tech not fintech

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Financial services should be worried about big tec...

Banking and the wider financial services sector should be more concerned with big techs than fintech competitors, as they look to expand their offerin...

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Sibos panel: “revolution” in payments will be in data
Payments

Sibos panel: “revolution” in payments will be in data

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Sibos panel: “revolution” in payments will be in d...

“Data-only transactions already dwarf payment transactions and that will just increase tenfold over the next few years, both at the domestic payment s...

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Survey: Fintechs adapt to pandemic six months on

Survey: Fintechs adapt to pandemic six months on

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Survey: Fintechs adapt to pandemic six months on

Please take the one minute survey here. In April, bobsguide took to the market and asked fintechs to tell us how coronavirus had impacted their b...

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TMS buyers' guide: How the pandemic is accelerating treasury transformation
Treasury

TMS buyers' guide: How the pandemic is accelerating treasury transformation

1y | bobsguide

TMS buyers' guide: How the pandemic is acceleratin...

Technological innovation is helping businesses streamline existing processes and free their workers from the drudgery of many manual tasks. But despit...

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Banks compel regulators and intermediaries to harmonise payments
Payments

Banks compel regulators and intermediaries to harmonise payments

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Banks compel regulators and intermediaries to harm...

Regulatory divergence and poor data quality continue to limit advancements in instant payments, according to a banking panel at Sibos today. “In terms...

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Sibos panel: Appeal of CBDCs is programmable nature
Payments

Sibos panel: Appeal of CBDCs is programmable nature

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Sibos panel: Appeal of CBDCs is programmable natur...

As central banks show increased interest in developing their digital currencies, understanding, and grasping the benefits of implementing Central Bank...

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ICC pushes interoperability standards for trade digitisation
Trading & brokering

ICC pushes interoperability standards for trade digitisation

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

ICC pushes interoperability standards for trade di...

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is working to standardise trade digitisation as pressure for interoperability mounts, according to Oswald ...

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FinCEN revelations: regulators must act as “first line of attack”
Banking

FinCEN revelations: regulators must act as “first line of attack”

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

FinCEN revelations: regulators must act as “first ...

“It's not just banks that are guilty of this. It's professional enablers that are letting them do it,” says Martin Cheek, managing...

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Lack of tech standards complicates audit
Accounting

Lack of tech standards complicates audit

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Lack of tech standards complicates audit

Despite advantages, technological advancements could complicate the already complex shared audit process, according to a panel of accountants during a...

View article
Health and wealth: happy together
Insurance

Health and wealth: happy together

1y | Comarch Finance

Health and wealth: happy together

The last year acquisition of InstaMed, a healthcare payment solutions specialist, by JP Morgan, has delivered significant benefits to customers of bot...

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Market risk looms following Esma equivalence announcement
Trading & brokering

Market risk looms following Esma equivalence announcement

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Market risk looms following Esma equivalence annou...

With Brexit negotiations still pending, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) risks perpetuating instability with an extended European ...

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Payments sector warns of continued cyber threats
Insurance

Payments sector warns of continued cyber threats

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Payments sector warns of continued cyber threats

The payments industry must be wary of vulnerable tech builds as cyber threats are predicted increase, according to a director of incident management a...

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Accountants encourage tech investment despite pandemic uncertainty
Treasury

Accountants encourage tech investment despite pandemic uncertainty

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Accountants encourage tech investment despite pand...

Accountants must invest in long term technological change, according to a panel of accountants and tech providers during an Accountancy Age webinar ye...

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Why you need to prioritise KYC remediation in 2021
Banking

Why you need to prioritise KYC remediation in 2021

1y | By Rebecca Angus, Marketing Executive

Why you need to prioritise KYC remediation in 2021

This year has been a year of change, with continued volatility and far reaching consequences for the way we do business. Customers are now transacting...

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ECB wants crypto alternative
Banking

ECB wants crypto alternative

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

ECB wants crypto alternative

Last week European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde announced the central bank’s ambition to implement a digital euro. Lagarde’s stateme...

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Harnessing alternative data in the fight against fraud
Banking

Harnessing alternative data in the fight against fraud

1y |

Harnessing alternative data in the fight against f...

The recent global crisis has set off a major fraud resurgence. With the world continuing its acceleration towards becoming digital-first, and with eve...

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Payments errors hitting firms’ bottom lines
Payments

Payments errors hitting firms’ bottom lines

1y |

Payments errors hitting firms’ bottom lines

By Lesley Reeve Read More

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Video: Insurers turn to tech amid disruption and payouts
Insurance

Video: Insurers turn to tech amid disruption and payouts

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Video: Insurers turn to tech amid disruption and p...

Insurers are embracing technology as the pandemic continues to disrupt the industry, but interest in partnerships does not yield immediate implementat...

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Fintechs show appetite for growth despite market anxieties
Banking

Fintechs show appetite for growth despite market anxieties

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Fintechs show appetite for growth despite market a...

The pandemic and upcoming negotiations around Brexit are causing unprecedented uncertainty for fintech market participants, but many are still seeking...

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ETRM vendors to change approach in face of market pressures
Trading & brokering

ETRM vendors to change approach in face of market pressures

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

ETRM vendors to change approach in face of market ...

2020 looks to be a hallmark year for commodities as volatility in oil markets combined with uncertainty over future demand tests the Energy Trading an...

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Reconciliation software demand shakes up fintech partnership ecosystems
Treasury

Reconciliation software demand shakes up fintech partnership ecosystems

1y | ReconArt

Reconciliation software demand shakes up fintech p...

By definition, corporate process optimisation propelled by digital transformation is a continuous effort. Technology innovation, pressure to stay ahea...

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Redefining the future of finance
Banking

Redefining the future of finance

1y | Finastra

Redefining the future of finance

By Eric Duffaut, president and global head of customer operations, Finastra Read More...

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Portfolio management: on the crossroads
Asset management

Portfolio management: on the crossroads

1y | Comarch Finance

Portfolio management: on the crossroads

Individual investors don’t always know how to manage their money in case of major global events. What role do banks play in guiding and educatin...

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Fintechs resilient in face of pandemic
Banking

Fintechs resilient in face of pandemic

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Fintechs resilient in face of pandemic

Fintechs are optimistic of their future prospects as the consequences of the pandemic provides favourable tailwinds. “[The sector] seems to be buoyant...

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Q&A: RTGS Global founder talks liquidity visibility for banks
Banking

Q&A: RTGS Global founder talks liquidity visibility for banks

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Q&A: RTGS Global founder talks liquidity visibilit...

With financial institutions around the world facing liquidity challenges during the pandemic, efficient settlements and liquidity visibility have move...

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Risk tech vendors raise volatility concerns
Treasury

Risk tech vendors raise volatility concerns

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Risk tech vendors raise volatility concerns

Risk management tech vendors debated pandemic-triggered market risks outlined by the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) last week, inclu...

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Is a best-of-breed reporting system within your reach?
Treasury

Is a best-of-breed reporting system within your reach?

1y | By Abbey Shasore, CEO

Is a best-of-breed reporting system within your re...

From time to time I find myself in front of a small asset management firm that is considering a best-of-breed investment reporting solution. Usually ...

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How to save a million dollars on bank operating costs
Banking

How to save a million dollars on bank operating costs

1y | Comarch Finance

How to save a million dollars on bank operating co...

An AML analyst spends an average of an hour analysing a suspicious case. Each time they have to perform a series of simple, repetitive actions. Search...

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Automation tipping point for financial transaction taxes arrives
Insurance

Automation tipping point for financial transaction taxes arrives

1y | By Denis Orrock, Head of Capital Markets

Automation tipping point for financial transaction...

Financial transaction taxes (FTT), a levy on financial transactions such as the purchase or sale of financial instruments, have been on the radar of c...

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Q&A: Options VP on the remote IT department
Trading & brokering

Q&A: Options VP on the remote IT department

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Q&A: Options VP on the remote IT department

Bobsguide spoke to Michael Russo, vice president of managed applications at Options to discuss how the explosion in remote working has affected the IT...

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CAT vendors discourage piecemeal solutions
Trading & brokering

CAT vendors discourage piecemeal solutions

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

CAT vendors discourage piecemeal solutions

Tech vendors are urging market participants to adopt end-to-end consolidated audit trail (CAT) solutions as phased deadlines complicate implementation...

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US banks call for federal data sharing standards
Banking

US banks call for federal data sharing standards

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

US banks call for federal data sharing standards

Federal data protection standards must be created to allow open banking to take off in the US, said Abishek Gupta, head of BBVA Open Platform, BBVA du...

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Reconciling for the payments industry: when money is the commodity
Payments

Reconciling for the payments industry: when money is the commodity

1y | ReconArt

Reconciling for the payments industry: when money ...

The payments industry has undergone drastic changes in the last decade, making reconciliation critical to cope with huge volume, abundant data sources...

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Banks to move from digital to invisible services
Banking

Banks to move from digital to invisible services

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Banks to move from digital to invisible services

As the new generation of customers increasingly relies on tech, expectations from the services that banks offer are also expected to change – particul...

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Older generations overlooked in banks’ digitisation efforts
Banking

Older generations overlooked in banks’ digitisation efforts

1y | Entersekt

Older generations overlooked in banks’ digitisatio...

By Christian Ali, SVP, product, Entersekt Read More...

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“We don’t stand still”
Treasury

“We don’t stand still”

1y | KX

“We don’t stand still”

As regulators demand greater levels of transparency, firms adapt to the evolving landscape in which new requirements have risen in the surveillance ma...

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Accessibility emerges as a commercial differentiator
Treasury

Accessibility emerges as a commercial differentiator

1y | Onfido

Accessibility emerges as a commercial differentiat...

The global pandemic and lockdowns have compounded awareness of how technology enables consumers to stay connected to goods and services in a digital a...

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Report: Securities industry in the dark over CSDR
Trading & brokering

Report: Securities industry in the dark over CSDR

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Report: Securities industry in the dark over CSDR

With a further delay to the EU’s Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) just announced, market participants and tech vendors face an uncert...

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Submissions welcomed for the bobsguide 2020 Software & Partnership Awards
Asset management

Submissions welcomed for the bobsguide 2020 Software & Partnership Awards

1y | bobsguide

Submissions welcomed for the bobsguide 2020 Softwa...

Each year, bobsguide welcomes entries to a number of categories in order to highlight the leading market participants across different fields. This ye...

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Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2020
Trading & brokering

Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2020

1y | bobsguide

Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2...

Voting is now open for the 2020 bobsguide Software Rankings.  Each year we ask those within financial services to vote for the technology fi...

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FIs to increase focus on climate risk management
Treasury

FIs to increase focus on climate risk management

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

FIs to increase focus on climate risk management

The pressure is on for financial institutions (FIs) to adopt climate risk models as regulators and shareholders zero in on environmental, social and g...

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Financial services turn to tech guidance
Asset management

Financial services turn to tech guidance

1y |

Financial services turn to tech guidance

Over the past few months, asset managers, banks and insurers have been attempting to benefit from the volatility that has characterised markets. Much ...

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Reshaping banking in the post-pandemic era
Banking

Reshaping banking in the post-pandemic era

1y | By Fabrizio Mazzei, Digital Marketing Assistant

Reshaping banking in the post-pandemic era

The current pandemic’s impact on individuals and organisations within the banking sector is ever evolving. It has been predicted that the econom...

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Incumbent retail banks balancing consumer need and tech
Banking

Incumbent retail banks balancing consumer need and tech

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Incumbent retail banks balancing consumer need and...

“If our CEO came to us and said ‘right, we want to rapidly digitalise this bank so that we do everything that we do today only through digital channel...

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US fintechs could look “seriously” at banking charters amidst OCC uncertainty
Banking

US fintechs could look “seriously” at banking charters amidst OCC uncertainty

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

US fintechs could look “seriously” at banking char...

US fintechs may seek out full purpose banking licenses as litigation continues to cloud the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC’s) fintec...

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Data bias shrouds personalisation in insurance
Insurance

Data bias shrouds personalisation in insurance

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Data bias shrouds personalisation in insurance

The insurance industry continues to face a crisis of trust while attempting to make advances in customer personalisation, according to market particip...

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Incumbent banks favour inhouse AI development
Banking

Incumbent banks favour inhouse AI development

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Incumbent banks favour inhouse AI development

Large incumbent banks are more likely to build artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities inhouse rather than outsource them, according to Kevin Levitt...

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Retail banks can no longer afford tech mistakes
Banking

Retail banks can no longer afford tech mistakes

1y | By Michael McCaw, Editor

Retail banks can no longer afford tech mistakes

Incumbent retail banks who have not yet developed a progressive digital strategy face significant cost pressures in the coming years, according to ind...

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How financial services firms can secure their WFH networks
Trading & brokering

How financial services firms can secure their WFH networks

1y |

How financial services firms can secure their WFH ...

As the coronavirus continues to haunt the human race, many companies worldwide have stretched out their work from home (WFH) arrangements—some o...

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SCA experimentation grows ahead of deadline
Banking

SCA experimentation grows ahead of deadline

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

SCA experimentation grows ahead of deadline

Market participants are still struggling with aspects of strong customer authentication (SCA) ahead of the December 31 deadline, according to payment ...

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Pandemic sees '10-year' jump in new payment methods
Payments

Pandemic sees '10-year' jump in new payment methods

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Pandemic sees '10-year' jump in new payment method...

Mobile and other "alternative" payment methods have seen explosive growth since the start of the pandemic – with many in the industry ...

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EU disclosure rules to shape ESG strategies
Asset management

EU disclosure rules to shape ESG strategies

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

EU disclosure rules to shape ESG strategies

Many European firms are unprepared for reporting under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), set to commence in March 2021. “The...

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Fund managers must accelerate digital transformation to overcome this crisis
Asset management

Fund managers must accelerate digital transformation to overcome this crisis

1y |

Fund managers must accelerate digital transformati...

For fund managers battling against the fallout from the pandemic, the need for fundamental digital transformation has never been more urgent. Technolo...

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CFTC’s flexible capital requirements to benefit non-bank swap dealers
Trading & brokering

CFTC’s flexible capital requirements to benefit non-bank swap dealers

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

CFTC’s flexible capital requirements to benefit no...

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s latest ruling on capital requirements for swap dealers will favour watchful non-bank dealers, accord...

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Tracking the accelerating technology transformation
Asset management

Tracking the accelerating technology transformation

1y | Broadridge Financial Solutions

Tracking the accelerating technology transformatio...

It’s rapidly become a platitude that financial services will look utterly different post-crisis.   At Broadridge we wanted to understand in more detai...

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UK’s new settlement system to support DLT
Banking

UK’s new settlement system to support DLT

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

UK’s new settlement system to support DLT

The Bank of England’s (BoE’s) new Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be compatible with distributed ledger technologies (DLT), ...

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Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade
Trading & brokering

Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

1y | By Nick Clarke, Product Management Executive

Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key...

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Traders keep eye on Libor transition
Trading & brokering

Traders keep eye on Libor transition

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Traders keep eye on Libor transition

Derivatives traders are on track to adopt new benchmark fallbacks ahead of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition, with the pandemic bea...

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Roles lack clarity in Isda’s CDM
Asset management

Roles lack clarity in Isda’s CDM

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Roles lack clarity in Isda’s CDM

Debate is growing over the implementation of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (Isda’s) common domain model (CDM), as ...

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Options Technology COO: We’re a bridge between the public and private clouds
Banking

Options Technology COO: We’re a bridge between the public and private clouds

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Options Technology COO: We’re a bridge between the...

As the pandemic caused an unprecedented market disruption, hedge fund liquidation surged in the first months of the crisis. Stevie Morrow, chief opera...

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Optimising the path to digital payments in the US
Payments

Optimising the path to digital payments in the US

1y | BNY Mellon

Optimising the path to digital payments in the US

The US payments landscape is in the midst of significant change. A spark of new capabilities – comprising existing payment rails introducing new devel...

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Retail banks at odds over coronavirus impact
Banking

Retail banks at odds over coronavirus impact

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Retail banks at odds over coronavirus impact

High-street bank branches are here to stay as customers value speaking to bank staff in person, according to Metro Bank’s managing director of d...

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Survey: Capital markets participants evaluate cloud services
Asset management

Survey: Capital markets participants evaluate cloud services

1y | bobsguide

Survey: Capital markets participants evaluate clou...

Take the survey here.  As capital markets continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, firms face a crossroads in the development of their ...

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UK fintech investments see overall drop in first half of 2020
Banking

UK fintech investments see overall drop in first half of 2020

1y | By Shannon Moyer, Journalist

UK fintech investments see overall drop in first h...

New data from Innovate Finance found that UK fintechs pulled over $1.84bn (£1.4bn) in venture capital investments during the first half of 2020....

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Liquidity key to future-proofing businesses
Treasury

Liquidity key to future-proofing businesses

1y | By Shannon Moyer, Journalist

Liquidity key to future-proofing businesses

2020’s economic downturn has established the importance of planning around cash visibility and liquidity, according to fintech software company Serral...

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Process reviews required to prevent financial crime
Asset management

Process reviews required to prevent financial crime

1y | SAS

Process reviews required to prevent financial crim...

Combatting financial crime has long been an arduous process. Conducting face to face investigations on the ground far and wide and rifling through mas...

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How do FIs migrate to ISO 20022, hit deadlines and create opportunities?
Payments

How do FIs migrate to ISO 20022, hit deadlines and create opportunities?

1y | Bottomline

How do FIs migrate to ISO 20022, hit deadlines and...

In 2004 it was decided that the previous format of SWIFT’s message type (MT) wasn’t going to be ‘fit for purpose’ for the evol...

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SMCR delay may provide regtech opportunities
Banking

SMCR delay may provide regtech opportunities

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

SMCR delay may provide regtech opportunities

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) delay of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) may grant new opportunities for ...

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Insurers respond to FCA criticism in High Court case
Insurance

Insurers respond to FCA criticism in High Court case

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Insurers respond to FCA criticism in High Court ca...

Lawyers representing UK insurers began their oral submissions today as the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) High Court test case cont...

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How is treasury transforming during the pandemic?
Treasury

How is treasury transforming during the pandemic?

1y | By Kate Tsoura, Marketing

How is treasury transforming during the pandemic?

Amid the pandemic, the expanding role of the treasury function and the accelerated pace of innovation and technology, treasury officers are facing a n...

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The webpage archiving blind spot that could cost City firms millions
Trading & brokering

The webpage archiving blind spot that could cost City firms millions

1y |

The webpage archiving blind spot that could cost C...

As reported by The Times earlier this month, many City firms have made substantial investments to install trading systems and recorded telephone lines...

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FCA lawyer: insurers “studiously avoiding” impact of pandemic
Insurance

FCA lawyer: insurers “studiously avoiding” impact of pandemic

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

FCA lawyer: insurers “studiously avoiding” impact ...

Lawyers for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) presented inconsistencies in UK insurers’ cases this morning during the second day of the...

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FCA needs intense safeguarding revisal, say UK PSPs
Payments

FCA needs intense safeguarding revisal, say UK PSPs

1y | By Shannon Moyer, Journalist

FCA needs intense safeguarding revisal, say UK PSP...

Following Wirecard’s failures, market participants have raised flags around the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulations on firms s...

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The reconciliations superstar: How current conditions shine a light on outdated technology
Trading & brokering

The reconciliations superstar: How current conditions shine a light on outdated technology

1y | Gresham Technologies

The reconciliations superstar: How current conditi...

Automation was once embraced wholeheartedly by reconciliation departments as companies leaped at the opportunity to integrate the latest efficiency dr...

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Criminals of cyberspace: live by the sword, die by the sword
Banking

Criminals of cyberspace: live by the sword, die by the sword

1y | By Comarch Experts, PR & Communication

Criminals of cyberspace: live by the sword, die by...

Confinement measures have led businesses and individuals to turn to online systems – and developed a whole new green field for criminal activities. As...

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Banking in the new normal
Banking

Banking in the new normal

1y | Profile Software

Banking in the new normal

The global economy has greatly reshaped since last March, urging both consumers and businesses to adjust their behaviour, processes and operations to ...

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What does text analysis tell us about central banks’ communication in times of coronavirus?
Banking

What does text analysis tell us about central banks’ communication in times of coronavirus?

1y | Prometeia

What does text analysis tell us about central bank...

During his years as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan became the icon of a communication style that later took the name of “Greens...

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Atradius warns of rise in fraud
Insurance

Atradius warns of rise in fraud

1y | bobsguide

Atradius warns of rise in fraud

Simon Rockett, head of UK risk underwriting at the company, told bobsguide that opportunistic fraudsters have capitalised on how the pandemic has affe...

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Lawyer questions UK government's Future Fund
Banking

Lawyer questions UK government's Future Fund

1y |

Lawyer questions UK government's Future Fund

The pandemic, though primarily a human tragedy, is wreaking havoc on jobs and economies globally. In the UK, SMEs make up 98 percent of private sector...

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“There will be more of a distinction made between banks and non-banks”
Banking

“There will be more of a distinction made between banks and non-banks”

1y | bobsguide

“There will be more of a distinction made between ...

When auditors KPMG discovered a €1.9bn black hole in the accounts of German payments giant Wirecard last month, shockwaves were sent across the f...

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Alternative finance feels pressure of uncertainty
Treasury

Alternative finance feels pressure of uncertainty

1y |

Alternative finance feels pressure of uncertainty

Driven by new technologies, the alternative finance sector has evolved rapidly in recent years. It includes some of the most disruptive organisations ...

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Business analytics joins forces with reconciliation solutions for efficient decision making
Treasury

Business analytics joins forces with reconciliation solutions for efficient decision making

1y | ReconArt

Business analytics joins forces with reconciliatio...

The rush for data insights follows the Olympic motto – swifter, higher, stronger. Admittedly, information is the most valuable commodity in time...

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‘You don’t need to be in an office to be productive’
Treasury

‘You don’t need to be in an office to be productive’

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

‘You don’t need to be in an office to be productiv...

Working from home is likely to become part of the new normal as the coronavirus crisis has taught business leaders that work doesn’t need to be ...

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NAVigating reporting in turbulent times
Treasury

NAVigating reporting in turbulent times

1y | By Mark Bolton, Head International Sales

NAVigating reporting in turbulent times

NAV reporting has long been an important part of any daily, weekly or monthly function. However, the volatility of markets during the past few months ...

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FCA targets climate risk
Treasury

FCA targets climate risk

1y |

FCA targets climate risk

An initiative of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) comprise...

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People increasingly look to digital P2P platforms to enable social distancing
Payments

People increasingly look to digital P2P platforms to enable social distancing

1y | MasterCard

People increasingly look to digital P2P platforms ...

It might feel like a lifetime ago, but think back to the last time you visited a restaurant with friends. How did you split the bill? Multiple cards a...

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Challenges remain for buyside as SFTR nears
Asset management

Challenges remain for buyside as SFTR nears

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Challenges remain for buyside as SFTR nears

While most sellside firms are prepared for phase one of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) to commence on July 13, complications r...

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Pandemic accelerates adoption of contactless payments
Payments

Pandemic accelerates adoption of contactless payments

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Pandemic accelerates adoption of contactless payme...

The spread of the coronavirus and governments’ subsequent reaction has led to a surge in the adoption in contactless payment methods such as card and ...

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Volcker Rule change inspires tepid optimism
Banking

Volcker Rule change inspires tepid optimism

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Volcker Rule change inspires tepid optimism

As the US startup community celebrates the recent Volcker Rule reform, some worry the change could impair the banking system as it recovers from recen...

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US equities to experiment with DLT integration in settlements
Treasury

US equities to experiment with DLT integration in settlements

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

US equities to experiment with DLT integration in ...

The US equities market may see a combined digital ledger technology (DLT) and legacy settlement solution, as accelerated settlements gain importance. ...

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App vulnerabilities on the up as banks add new features
Banking

App vulnerabilities on the up as banks add new features

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

App vulnerabilities on the up as banks add new fea...

An increase in mobile banking application features may make them more vulnerable to fraud, experts say. According to Nikolay Anisenya, mobile applicat...

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Emerging risks present opportunities for insurtechs
Insurance

Emerging risks present opportunities for insurtechs

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Emerging risks present opportunities for insurtech...

Insurtechs are well suited to address emerging risks ignored by traditional insurers, some market participants suggest. According to Sabine VanderLind...

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JP Morgan MD: Changes brewing in e-commerce
Banking

JP Morgan MD: Changes brewing in e-commerce

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

JP Morgan MD: Changes brewing in e-commerce

Innovation in the e-commerce and payments sector could slow down due to the global disruption caused by the pandemic, while businesses look to reconsi...

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Asset managers to increase regulatory outsourcing
Trading & brokering

Asset managers to increase regulatory outsourcing

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Asset managers to increase regulatory outsourcing

Regulatory hurdles remain the greatest challenge for asset managers, who will look to outsource compliance burdens as the pandemic eases according to ...

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Interest in cryptos grows as retail investor look to benefit
Payments

Interest in cryptos grows as retail investor look to benefit

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Interest in cryptos grows as retail investor look ...

In March, market disruption caused by the pandemic followed a drop in the price of cryptocurrencies – including Bitcoin, which lost half of its ...

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Debate emerges over cloud concentration risk
Asset management

Debate emerges over cloud concentration risk

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Debate emerges over cloud concentration risk

Questions remain over concentration risk amongst cloud providers, following a recent European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) consultation on ...

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Conversational financial coaching can transform banks into better trusted advisors
Banking

Conversational financial coaching can transform banks into better trusted advisors

1y |

Conversational financial coaching can transform ba...

In the digital age, banks are looking for ways to remain relevant and distinctive. Experts believe that banks who maintain high levels of customer sat...

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Q&A: Pay.UK’s chair on the future of retail payments
Payments

Q&A: Pay.UK’s chair on the future of retail payments

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Q&A: Pay.UK’s chair on the future of retail paymen...

Before chairing Pay.UK, the UK’s standard setting body for retail payments, Melanie Johnson chaired The UK Cards Association – now part of UK Finance ...

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Firms embrace virtual business solutions
Banking

Firms embrace virtual business solutions

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Firms embrace virtual business solutions

While the lockdown has normalised business via web conferencing tools, financial services are being curtailed as institutions are unable to transfer s...

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BMO MD: CAT should not see further delays
Treasury

BMO MD: CAT should not see further delays

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

BMO MD: CAT should not see further delays

The consolidated audit trail (CAT) must move forward despite remaining data privacy concerns, says Joe Wald, managing director, BMO Capital Markets. “...

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Ecommerce during pandemic and why reconciliation matters
Treasury

Ecommerce during pandemic and why reconciliation matters

1y | By Milena Bojilova, Business Development

Ecommerce during pandemic and why reconciliation m...

As the pandemic spread, so did a joke – across social media: Who drives the digital transformation efforts in your company? CEO CTO CIO COVID-19 It’s ...

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Decrease in branch traffic speeds digital transformation
Banking

Decrease in branch traffic speeds digital transformation

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Decrease in branch traffic speeds digital transfor...

Starting in March, banks including Llyods and HSBC have closed their branches due to government guidelines on health and safety – a trend that h...

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Digital gap widens between traditional banks and challengers
Banking

Digital gap widens between traditional banks and challengers

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Digital gap widens between traditional banks and c...

The gap in digital performance continues to grow between traditional banks and challengers as the pandemic exposes incumbents’ inability to adapt. Mar...

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Report: Insurance industry takes tech and trust hit
Banking

Report: Insurance industry takes tech and trust hit

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Report: Insurance industry takes tech and trust hi...

Insurers face new threats as impact of coronavirus challenges tech stacks and complicates customer contracts. While the shock of the pandemic is being...

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Profitability over growth key for fintechs to secure investment

Profitability over growth key for fintechs to secure investment

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Profitability over growth key for fintechs to secu...

Fintechs must show that they have a solid business model focused on achieving profitability, not just rapid growth if they are to secure investment, a...

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‘Data to cash’ as a service: Time to invest in open banking
Banking

‘Data to cash’ as a service: Time to invest in open banking

1y | bobsguide

‘Data to cash’ as a service: Time to invest in ope...

By Andries Smit, CEO and founder of Upside There are 11.95m+ households in the UK with less than £1,500 in savings. Since early March, the catastrophi...

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Automation reconciliation services are coming on leaps and bounds
Insurance

Automation reconciliation services are coming on leaps and bounds

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Automation reconciliation services are coming on l...

For many, their reconciliation software has become part of the office furniture – sat in the corner, not upgraded or even reviewed in years. But...

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Security requirements push customers away from banks
Banking

Security requirements push customers away from banks

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Security requirements push customers away from ban...

Regulations and requirements aimed at making retail banks more secure are driving customers away, according to Aarti Samani, SVP of product and market...

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Managing and reducing risk across P2P during crisis
Insurance

Managing and reducing risk across P2P during crisis

1y | FISCAL Technologies Ltd

Managing and reducing risk across P2P during crisi...

By David Griffiths, CEO, FISCAL Technologies As the economic impact of the pandemic deepens across the globe, the ability of organisations to procure ...

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Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return of exposure management
Banking

Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return of exposure management

1y | By Russ Bryan, Director

Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return...

As with the 2008 market crash, the coronavirus has brought the issue of exposure management to prominence once again. Recent market volatility has sen...

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Where are you going to go when your cloud goes down?
Insurance

Where are you going to go when your cloud goes down?

1y | bobsguide

Where are you going to go when your cloud goes dow...

By Andrew Fitzgerald, sales director for Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, Cohesity A short history of modern business IT might report that the N...

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FCA stokes confusion surrounding safeguarding practices
Trading & brokering

FCA stokes confusion surrounding safeguarding practices

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

FCA stokes confusion surrounding safeguarding prac...

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is unclear on guidance to safeguard customers’ funds, says Bob Lyddon, chairman of the Associat...

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UK fintech investment up 500 percent in five years
Banking

UK fintech investment up 500 percent in five years

1y | By Shannon Moyer, Journalist

UK fintech investment up 500 percent in five years

Investment in UK fintechs expanded by 500 percent over the past five years, eclipsing levels in the US – which recorded 170 percent growth over ...

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Finastra CSO: Regulators risk inhibiting open banking
Banking

Finastra CSO: Regulators risk inhibiting open banking

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Finastra CSO: Regulators risk inhibiting open bank...

Regulators are stifling open banking innovation and competition according to Akber Jaffer, chief strategy officer, Finastra. “When financial instituti...

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Using neuroscience to banish presenteeism from the financial sector
Banking

Using neuroscience to banish presenteeism from the financial sector

1y |

Using neuroscience to banish presenteeism from the...

Presenteeism is a deep-rooted issue in financial organisations, with a drastically negative impact on personal wellbeing and billions of pounds worth ...

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UK startups face uncertainty following Future Fund launch
Asset management

UK startups face uncertainty following Future Fund launch

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

UK startups face uncertainty following Future Fund...

Despite a rapid influx of applications, claims have emerged that the UK’s Future Fund will exclude the majority of startups and favour venture c...

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CFOs are driving the digital conversation in legal
Treasury

CFOs are driving the digital conversation in legal

1y | bobsguide

CFOs are driving the digital conversation in legal

C-suite executives and boards have already centred entire corporate strategies around Digital Transformation. With one of the most advanced legal envi...

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Data-driven planning helps businesses remain agile
Treasury

Data-driven planning helps businesses remain agile

1y |

Data-driven planning helps businesses remain agile

Between storms Dennis, Ciara and Jorge and the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, global disruption has sent shockwaves across economies in the...

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Crypto exchanges welcome traditional bank relationships
Banking

Crypto exchanges welcome traditional bank relationships

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Crypto exchanges welcome traditional bank relation...

Relationships between cryptocurrency institutions and traditional banks will bolster crypto’s legitimacy, market participants predict. “It appears the...

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Survey report: Fintechs expecting slow recovery from market turmoil
Treasury

Survey report: Fintechs expecting slow recovery from market turmoil

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Survey report: Fintechs expecting slow recovery fr...

Fintech firms expect it will take over a year for their sectors to bounce back from the impacts of the coronavirus, according to a bobsguide survey co...

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Pandemic spurs modernisation and competition within B2B payments
Payments

Pandemic spurs modernisation and competition within B2B payments

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Pandemic spurs modernisation and competition withi...

B2B payments may finally see widescale innovation according to some market participants, with both Visa and Mastercard bolstering their business payme...

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IRS solicits contractors to crack down on crypto tax evasion
Trading & brokering

IRS solicits contractors to crack down on crypto tax evasion

1y | By Shannon Moyer, Journalist

IRS solicits contractors to crack down on crypto t...

The IRS is evolving its efforts to crack down on crypto tax non-compliance, recruiting independent contractors obtain cryptocurrency transactions data...

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Government bureaucracy could be blown away by biometric security solutions
Insurance

Government bureaucracy could be blown away by biometric security solutions

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

Government bureaucracy could be blown away by biom...

Biometric authentication solutions could open a gateway for governments to drive efficiency and reduce bureaucracy, says Aarti Samani, SVP of product ...

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Tech competition will hinder digital identity adoption

Tech competition will hinder digital identity adoption

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Tech competition will hinder digital identity adop...

With banks and financial services closing physical branches and large parts of the population unable to leave their homes, organisations are hoping to...

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LatAm embraces OB
Payments

LatAm embraces OB

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

LatAm embraces OB

Effective since 2018, the implementation of Open Banking standards in the UK has established a model across the globe – particularly for ambitio...

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UK fintech lenders to benefit from BBL, CBILS
Banking

UK fintech lenders to benefit from BBL, CBILS

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

UK fintech lenders to benefit from BBL, CBILS

UK challenger banks and non-bank lenders could see more SME client acquisitions from offering the government’s Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and Coronavirus...

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Open banking could see monopolies emerge

Open banking could see monopolies emerge

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Open banking could see monopolies emerge

Areas of the market in which open banking protocols are implemented without standards could risk seeing new bank monopolies emerge, according to Paul ...

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Cash is king and automation rules
Treasury

Cash is king and automation rules

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Cash is king and automation rules

As companies adjust to remote working and unprecedented drops in revenue, cash management becomes the chief concern for business continuity, says John...

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OakNorth’s head of debt finance: Challenger banks use agility to thrive
Banking

OakNorth’s head of debt finance: Challenger banks use agility to thrive

1y | By Tom Lemmon, Reporter

OakNorth’s head of debt finance: Challenger banks ...

Incumbent banks have slashed profits to prepare for corporate defaults because they aren’t flexible and agile enough to manage their books with ...

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Pandemic sees boom in contactless payments, but cash likely to remain
Payments

Pandemic sees boom in contactless payments, but cash likely to remain

1y | By Leanna Reeves, Journalist

Pandemic sees boom in contactless payments, but ca...

Government lockdown rules and health organisations’ instructions have created a boom in the use of contactless payments – a new habit that is likely t...

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UK government under pressure to legislate “Wild West” of biometrics
Insurance

UK government under pressure to legislate “Wild West” of biometrics

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

UK government under pressure to legislate “Wild We...

The UK government needs to create rules around biometric technologies to determine how they are used, said Hugh Milward, director of corporate, extern...

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Real-time liquidity insight in the current climate
Payments

Real-time liquidity insight in the current climate

1y | Planixs

Real-time liquidity insight in the current climate

NR: Welcome Des, you and I have known each other for some time now, but for those that may not know you or your work, can you tell us a little bit abo...

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Exploring AI in wealth management
Insurance

Exploring AI in wealth management

1y | By Aris Iliopoulos, Investment Management Director

Exploring AI in wealth management

However, the investment management sector heavily relies on customer preferences as well as on the ability of the sector to adjust to industry standar...

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ESG data management under spotlight as investments grow

ESG data management under spotlight as investments grow

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

ESG data management under spotlight as investments...

With reports of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing on the rise amid a drastic drop in oil prices, ESG data is facing scrutiny both f...

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UK insurers face lawsuit as government role remains uncertain

UK insurers face lawsuit as government role remains uncertain

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

UK insurers face lawsuit as government role remain...

The UK insurance industry is under fire from small businesses and hospitality market participants as details of business interruption pay-outs remain ...

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Real-time payments in a time of reduced cashflow
Payments

Real-time payments in a time of reduced cashflow

1y | By Jeremy Chan, Journalist

Real-time payments in a time of reduced cashflow

Faster and real-time payments are more relevant that ever says Ed Adshead-Grant, general manager of payments at Bottomline Technologies. “There is bot...

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Ensuring financial sector continuity and innovation on changing landscape
Trading & brokering

Ensuring financial sector continuity and innovation on changing landscape

1y |

Ensuring financial sector continuity and innovatio...

Today’s business landscape is not what it was a month ago. Across every industry, enterprises are adjusting to fully remote work policies that i...

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Report: Quants restrategise after markets plummet
Insurance

Report: Quants restrategise after markets plummet

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Report: Quants restrategise after markets plummet

Quant funds have had a hectic month. Many notable quants – Millennium, DE Shaw, Two Sigma – suffered losses at the end of March, lead...

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Customer identity and access management for banks
Banking

Customer identity and access management for banks

1y |

Customer identity and access management for banks

The financial services sector is a pioneer of digitalisation. With online banking constantly evolving, the industry and its disruptors continue to spe...

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Podcast: CBILS and SME lending in a crisis with OakNorth
Accounting

Podcast: CBILS and SME lending in a crisis with OakNorth

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Podcast: CBILS and SME lending in a crisis with Oa...

Since the announcement of the UK’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) for SMEs on March 23, businesses, lenders and the government...

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Further expansion of corporate criminal liability becomes ever more likely
Banking

Further expansion of corporate criminal liability becomes ever more likely

1y |

Further expansion of corporate criminal liability ...

The law on money laundering is continually evolving at both a national and EU level, as EU governments struggle to combat ever increasing levels of ec...

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Financial services and the UK regulation agenda: more than a response to coronavirus
Banking

Financial services and the UK regulation agenda: more than a response to coronavirus

1y | bobsguide

Financial services and the UK regulation agenda: m...

On April 7, 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its business plan for 2020/2021. Understandably, the FCA’s main immediate focu...

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Coronavirus may delay EU AI roadmap
Banking

Coronavirus may delay EU AI roadmap

1y | By Shannon Moyer, Journalist

Coronavirus may delay EU AI roadmap

The European Commission’s ruleset on artificial intelligence (AI) may be delayed until well after the end of the year due to the pandemic. Regul...

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Tech startups express concern over UK's Future Fund scheme
Payments

Tech startups express concern over UK's Future Fund scheme

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Tech startups express concern over UK's Future Fun...

Designed to support tech startups through the coronavirus crisis, the UK government’s convertible loan scheme leaves many small companies withou...

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Digital bank statements: sustenance for underwriters
Banking

Digital bank statements: sustenance for underwriters

1y | DirectID

Digital bank statements: sustenance for underwrite...

It would seem there is little that is not subject to change as a result of the current pandemic. I've lost count of the volume of articles that ha...

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Remote ID verification sees pandemic boom
Banking

Remote ID verification sees pandemic boom

1y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Remote ID verification sees pandemic boom

Digital identity verification could become the norm in financial services as social distancing halts in-person identification, according to Andersen C...

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Coronavirus: How Auriga is supporting banks
Banking

Coronavirus: How Auriga is supporting banks

1y | By Antonella Comes, CMO

Coronavirus: How Auriga is supporting banks

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown measures are affecting lives nearly everywhere on the planet. Banks are playing a crucial role&nbs...

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Protecting staff and supporting customers with cloud contact centres
Insurance

Protecting staff and supporting customers with cloud contact centres

2y |

Protecting staff and supporting customers with clo...

As the pandemic continues to radically change our lives, customer services and contact centres are a critical resource that provide support and guidan...

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Capital markets IT transformation: why now?
Banking

Capital markets IT transformation: why now?

2y | By Louis-Thomas Nessi, Head of presales

Capital markets IT transformation: why now?

In recent weeks, capital markets have been thrown into turmoil by the coronavirus outbreak, turmoil that will likely continue to impact capital market...

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Challenger banks tested by pandemic
Banking

Challenger banks tested by pandemic

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Challenger banks tested by pandemic

Initially posited as organisations with the upper hand in the coronavirus pandemic, challenger banks could face difficulties ahead with a decline in l...

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Automation to simplify insurance claims
Insurance

Automation to simplify insurance claims

2y |

Automation to simplify insurance claims

Arbitration, a means of resolving disputed cases through a third-party mediator, offers an attractive alternative to solving complex claims through th...

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UK mortgage lockdown to spur spike in tech solutions
Asset management

UK mortgage lockdown to spur spike in tech solutions

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

UK mortgage lockdown to spur spike in tech solutio...

New mortgage tech solutions could see increased usage as the UK property market enters partial lockdown. “I think like any digital business, we&...

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Navigating change in payments: Emerging markets, coronavirus and M&As
Banking

Navigating change in payments: Emerging markets, coronavirus and M&As

2y | Ripple

Navigating change in payments: Emerging markets, c...

The past 12 months has seen monumental change in the payments industry. In almost a domino effect, some of the market’s most notable names have ...

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Digital-focused insurtechs may thrive amidst threat to incumbents
Insurance

Digital-focused insurtechs may thrive amidst threat to incumbents

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Digital-focused insurtechs may thrive amidst threa...

Insurtechs may suffer short-term losses from the coronavirus outbreak, but stand to gain in the long-term due to an increased need for digital offerin...

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Firms look to better cash management capabilities
Treasury

Firms look to better cash management capabilities

2y | By Michael McCaw, Editor

Firms look to better cash management capabilities

Uncertainty around Brexit, oil wars and America’s multiple trade disputes have been complicating firms’ ability to manage cash flows and p...

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Survey: Fintech sector responds to pandemic
Payments

Survey: Fintech sector responds to pandemic

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Survey: Fintech sector responds to pandemic

Take the one minute survey here. The coronavirus outbreak and the economic downturn it has spurred leaves many fintech businesses in a state of uncert...

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Pandemic raises concerns over SCA deadline
Banking

Pandemic raises concerns over SCA deadline

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Pandemic raises concerns over SCA deadline

The European payments industry may not be prepared to reach the deadline for strong customer authentication (SCA) as it attempts to mitigate the coron...

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Security and convenience: a perfect relationship?
Insurance

Security and convenience: a perfect relationship?

2y | By Comarch Experts, PR & Communication

Security and convenience: a perfect relationship?

In 2016, the global fraud detection market was valued by Allied Marked Research at $13.6bn. Fast forward to today: according to Fortune Business Insig...

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The connectivity conundrum: why build, who builds and who pays?
Payments

The connectivity conundrum: why build, who builds and who pays?

2y | By Bill Wrest, Director,Sales and Strategy

The connectivity conundrum: why build, who builds ...

In my previous article, I examined how effective liquidity management in treasury depends upon having a consolidated view and control of corporate cas...

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SFTR delay may spur consolidation of regtech solutions
Asset management

SFTR delay may spur consolidation of regtech solutions

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

SFTR delay may spur consolidation of regtech solut...

The delay to the launch of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) will lead to further aggregation of regtech solutions, some provide...

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Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II
Insurance

Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II

2y | By Russ Bryan, Director

Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder ...

The clock is ticking on the European Union (EU)’s Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), which comes into force on 3 September 2020. It’s part of a...

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When will AI-based AML be friends with European regulators?
Banking

When will AI-based AML be friends with European regulators?

2y | By Comarch Experts, PR & Communication

When will AI-based AML be friends with European re...

The scale of the problem has been demonstrated by the legislative activity of the European Parliament, which over the past five years has adopted thre...

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In pursuit of trade processing perfection
Treasury

In pursuit of trade processing perfection

2y | By Mark Woolfenden, Managing Director

In pursuit of trade processing perfection

Reference data has been on a journey for many years. A decade ago, in the reconciliation-based world of post-trade, tolerated levels of inaccurac...

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Treasurers look to extend analytics capabilities
Trading & brokering

Treasurers look to extend analytics capabilities

2y | bobsguide

Treasurers look to extend analytics capabilities

During these unprecedented times, corporate treasurers must deal with a difficult and uncertain new normal. Drawing relevance of data analytics to the...

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Coronavirus emergency: how to best use the new ECB liquidity
Banking

Coronavirus emergency: how to best use the new ECB liquidity

2y | Prometeia

Coronavirus emergency: how to best use the new ECB...

At its meeting on March 12, the Governing Council of the ECB unleashed new, unconventional monetary policy measures to support the liquidity of banks ...

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Cutting through the noise with data
Treasury

Cutting through the noise with data

2y | By Richard Scioli, Head of Growth

Cutting through the noise with data

Synthetic fraud? Biometrics? An abundance of jargon and buzzwords emerge when you begin to research identity validation and data in concert with the c...

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Bank trading floors reassess risks and controls
Banking

Bank trading floors reassess risks and controls

2y | By Michael McCaw, Editor

Bank trading floors reassess risks and controls

Trading floors at many of the world’s tier one banks will be reconsidering their view of risk in the face of the coronavirus pandemic according ...

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ESG fund investment grows amidst coronavirus and oil turmoil
Treasury

ESG fund investment grows amidst coronavirus and oil turmoil

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

ESG fund investment grows amidst coronavirus and o...

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds may see a continued spike in investment as oil prices crash, despite the Securities and Exchange Comm...

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COVID-19: our action plan
Accounting

COVID-19: our action plan

2y | By Michael McCaw, Editor

COVID-19: our action plan

Dear reader, As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, we continue to hear and read unsettling stories from around the globe. At bobsguide, we recognise th...

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Case study: How Salmon rose to SEGRO’s treasury challenge
Treasury

Case study: How Salmon rose to SEGRO’s treasury challenge

2y | Salmon Software Limited

Case study: How Salmon rose to SEGRO’s treasury ch...

SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It i...

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Coronavirus update: challenger bank agility provides advantage over incumbents
Banking

Coronavirus update: challenger bank agility provides advantage over incumbents

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Coronavirus update: challenger bank agility provid...

Incumbent banks may struggle to adapt to the impact of coronavirus as remote working and customer services falter. Commentators say these challenges c...

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Q&A: Real-time treasury for banks to shake up operations
Banking

Q&A: Real-time treasury for banks to shake up operations

2y | bobsguide

Q&A: Real-time treasury for banks to shake up oper...

While explaining the business application of real-time, Harshit Jain, Head of Transaction Banking & Digitisation at Nucleus Software, said that: &...

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AI sector reacts to increased policy oversight and market uncertainty
Banking

AI sector reacts to increased policy oversight and market uncertainty

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

AI sector reacts to increased policy oversight and...

Despite extreme economic uncertainty, policy makers continue attempts to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) as tech vendors adapt to the latest gui...

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BlackRock’s black-box aims to prop up asset management industry
Asset management

BlackRock’s black-box aims to prop up asset management industry

2y | bobsguide

BlackRock’s black-box aims to prop up asset manage...

With markets teetering across the globe, firms are turning more to software providers to help mitigate the damage. BlackRock's proprietary so...

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Custodians and counterparties hinder DLT adoption
Banking

Custodians and counterparties hinder DLT adoption

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Custodians and counterparties hinder DLT adoption

Blockchain’s place in capital markets remains uncertain as it threatens custodian revenues and raises questions over counterparties' roles,&...

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Does your client-facing technology measure up?
Insurance

Does your client-facing technology measure up?

2y |

Does your client-facing technology measure up?

With rapid advancements in data and analytics, today’s client-facing technology (CFT) has emerged as a competitive advantage for funds. It encompasses...

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Optimising IT talent: let go of non-core projects & see engagement soar
Banking

Optimising IT talent: let go of non-core projects & see engagement soar

2y | By Alastair Brown, Board Advisor

Optimising IT talent: let go of non-core projects ...

Reports that 80 percent of capital markets participants said they would rather buy in a trading data integration solution, rather than build one in ho...

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Digital assets not always financial instruments, blockchain consultants agree
Asset management

Digital assets not always financial instruments, blockchain consultants agree

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Digital assets not always financial instruments, b...

Blockchain technology should be regulated as data rather than a financial instrument, according to a panel of lawyers and policy consultants at a Lond...

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2020 to be a milestone year for banks
Banking

2020 to be a milestone year for banks

2y | Profile Software

2020 to be a milestone year for banks

This year, technology will continue to be the main driver of disruption in the banking industry through the evolution of machine learning (ML), blockc...

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Regulators and supervisors divide over third-party concentration risk
Banking

Regulators and supervisors divide over third-party concentration risk

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Regulators and supervisors divide over third-party...

Financial regulators and supervisors are struggling to establish an approach to concentration risk among third-party suppliers, as the use cases for o...

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Supervisors playing catch-up over tech adoption
Trading & brokering

Supervisors playing catch-up over tech adoption

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Supervisors playing catch-up over tech adoption

Regulatory supervision must evolve to cope with the speed of innovation within financial services, policy makers, supervisors and regulators agree. A ...

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Report: Crypto industry divides over 5AMLD
Payments

Report: Crypto industry divides over 5AMLD

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Report: Crypto industry divides over 5AMLD

Crypto businesses face a wake-up call following the European Union’s fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive’s (5AMLD) January 10 deadline, ...

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Banking in the ‘era of the digital reflex’
Banking

Banking in the ‘era of the digital reflex’

2y |

Banking in the ‘era of the digital reflex’

In 2007, when the first-generation iPhone was initially released, only a quarter of the European population banked online. Since then, our relationshi...

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Trade reporting: why building your own solutions no longer makes sense
Banking

Trade reporting: why building your own solutions no longer makes sense

2y | Gresham Technologies

Trade reporting: why building your own solutions n...

While it’s critical for financial institutions to have a tight handle on their trade reporting, the business case for developing proprietary rep...

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2020: Blockchain’s coming of age
Banking

2020: Blockchain’s coming of age

2y |

2020: Blockchain’s coming of age

In 2019, it was clear that regulators overall had become much better at parsing the differences between cryptocurrency and blockchain and, increasingl...

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How AI can bring new insight to private equity deals
Insurance

How AI can bring new insight to private equity deals

2y |

How AI can bring new insight to private equity dea...

At a time when deals are more competitive than ever and asset prices are soaring, private equity (PE) firms need to do everything they can to avoid de...

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Debate rises over UTI exchange connections for SFTR

Debate rises over UTI exchange connections for SFTR

2y | By Rebekah Tunstead, Reporter

Debate rises over UTI exchange connections for SFT...

The market remains at odds over the dissemination of unique transaction identifiers (UTIs) for Securities Financing Transactions Reporting (SFTR). Som...

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Brexit prompting consolidation between traditional banks and challengers
Banking

Brexit prompting consolidation between traditional banks and challengers

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Brexit prompting consolidation between traditional...

Brexit is forcing challenger banks to grapple with thin profit margins, as some experts predict greater consolidation in the market. “Brexit def...

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Banks embrace external tech to replace in-house systems
Trading & brokering

Banks embrace external tech to replace in-house systems

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Banks embrace external tech to replace in-house sy...

Banks will seek external software solutions as in-house tech debts increase, according to vendors trying to reduce tech spend. According to Robert Coo...

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Report: The Libor system detour
Banking

Report: The Libor system detour

2y | By Rebekah Tunstead, Reporter

Report: The Libor system detour

Banks are creating detours in their core systems to be able to calculate the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (Sofr) rather than trying to replace the...

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Does the high financial exposure in the US represent a risk for the euro area?
Asset management

Does the high financial exposure in the US represent a risk for the euro area?

2y | By Lorena Vincenzi, Senior Specialist

Does the high financial exposure in the US represe...

The euro area holds US assets worth approximately €7,000bn (60 percent of GDP) – with almost half portfolio investments (Chart 1). At the e...

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Incumbent banks’ money management apps face rocky future
Banking

Incumbent banks’ money management apps face rocky future

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Incumbent banks’ money management apps face rocky ...

Large banks are struggling to develop money management apps to rival challengers, according to Mark O’Keefe, Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) pa...

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Data quality issues rising in delegated Emir reporting

Data quality issues rising in delegated Emir reporting

2y | By Rebekah Tunstead, Reporter

Data quality issues rising in delegated Emir repor...

Non-financial counterparties (NFC-) are looking to keep European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) reporting in-house ahead of the delegated rep...

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Information for Sonia transition thin on the ground
Banking

Information for Sonia transition thin on the ground

2y | Salmon Software Limited

Information for Sonia transition thin on the groun...

Though there is no doubt that the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) is expected to cease by the end of 2021, many in the industry are still trying...

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Small banks face increasing intraday liquidity pressure
Banking

Small banks face increasing intraday liquidity pressure

2y | Planixs

Small banks face increasing intraday liquidity pre...

Pressure is mounting on smaller financial institutions not only to monitor, but to actively examine and control intraday liquidity in real-time. Since...

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Banks seek software efficiency solutions to minimise tech spend
Banking

Banks seek software efficiency solutions to minimise tech spend

2y | By Emma Olsson, Reporter

Banks seek software efficiency solutions to minimi...

Fintechs that measure software efficiency may threaten tech jobs at large banks as management grapples with the shortcomings of legacy software, accor...

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Buyers brief: asset managers must innovate to avoid shakeout
Insurance

Buyers brief: asset managers must innovate to avoid shakeout

2y | bobsguide

Buyers brief: asset managers must innovate to avoi...

For more than a decade, the asset management industry has witnessed large-scale consolidation driven by increased margin pressures, as investors conti...

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Six use cases for Open Banking that will change how you view it
Banking

Six use cases for Open Banking that will change how you view it

2y | DirectID

Six use cases for Open Banking that will change ho...

The last twenty-four months have seen the publication of hundreds upon hundreds of articles decrying the lack of impact that Open Banking has made upo...

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Liquidity management: the invisibility dilemma
Insurance

Liquidity management: the invisibility dilemma

2y | By Bill Wrest, Director,Sales and Strategy

Liquidity management: the invisibility dilemma

Invisible liquidity is unmanageable liquidity. This inconvenient truth remains as valid today as it has ever since the discipline of liquidity managem...

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