Alara Basul

Alara Basul is the digital finance reporter for bobsguide and its sister websites GTNews and PaymentEye. She has previous experience in both online editorial and print magazines, as well as working as a news presenter focusing on current global events. Alara studied at Syracuse University in New York before beginning her career in journalism.

Latest content from Alara Basul

Australia: home to a booming fintech industry
Banking

Australia: home to a booming fintech industry

2m | By Alara Basul, Writer
The promise of data and the future of lending
Banking

The promise of data and the future of lending

6m | By Alara Basul, Writer
Front-to-back investment management solutions with straight through processing
Asset management

Front-to-back investment management solutions with straight through processing

7m | By Alara Basul, Writer
How utilising embedded analytics tools can unlock the power of data-driven decision making
Banking

How utilising embedded analytics tools can unlock the power of data-driven decision making

9m | By Alara Basul, Writer
Empowering employees to succeed in an AI-powered workplace
Banking

Empowering employees to succeed in an AI-powered workplace

9m | By Alara Basul, Writer
Q&A with PATRONAS: Digitisation and disruption within global asset management firms
Asset management

Q&A with PATRONAS: Digitisation and disruption within global asset management firms

11m | By Alara Basul, Writer
Software vendors must leverage desktop integration capabilities to stay competitive

Software vendors must leverage desktop integration capabilities to stay competitive

11m | By Alara Basul, Writer
The future of competitive advantage in banking and payments
Banking

The future of competitive advantage in banking and payments

11m | By Alara Basul, Writer
How open banking and APIs are changing Mastercard's business strategy
Banking

How open banking and APIs are changing Mastercard's business strategy

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Why challenger banks want to become a marketplace for your finances
Banking

Why challenger banks want to become a marketplace for your finances

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
10 things not to miss at the Treasury Leaders Summit
Insurance

10 things not to miss at the Treasury Leaders Summit

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Innovations in payments: Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer interview
Payments

Innovations in payments: Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer interview

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Sibos 2017: How technology is driving innovation at NatWest
Banking

Sibos 2017: How technology is driving innovation at NatWest

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Money 20/20 2017: Five key takeaways
Payments

Money 20/20 2017: Five key takeaways

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
What US and European financial services can learn from Alipay
Banking

What US and European financial services can learn from Alipay

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Money 20/20 day three: Deregulation of the payments industry
Payments

Money 20/20 day three: Deregulation of the payments industry

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Money 20/20 2017: Nine sessions you can't afford to miss
Payments

Money 20/20 2017: Nine sessions you can't afford to miss

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Sibos 2017 Day Four: Microsoft CEO says innovate to stay relevant
Banking

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

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Sibos Day 4: Three sessions you can't afford to miss
Insurance

Sibos Day 4: Three sessions you can't afford to miss

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Sibos 2017 Day 3: Three sessions you can't afford to miss
Banking

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

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Sibos 2017 Day Two highlights: Brexit and banking, and why 'data is the new oil' in financial services
Banking

Sibos 2017 Day Two highlights: Brexit and banking, and why 'data is the new oil' in financial services

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Sibos 2017 Day 1 highlights: AI in the back office and managing changes in the payments industry
Insurance

Sibos 2017 Day 1 highlights: AI in the back office and managing changes in the payments industry

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The future of identity verification: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio interview
Payments

The future of identity verification: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio interview

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The future of affordability
Banking

The future of affordability

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Editor’s picks: How Big Data and AI are changing banking
Payments

Editor’s picks: How Big Data and AI are changing banking

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
What will the next decade of contactless payments look like?
Payments

What will the next decade of contactless payments look like?

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The rise of contactless payments in the UK
Payments

The rise of contactless payments in the UK

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The biggest fintech appointments of 2017 so far Pt.1
Asset management

The biggest fintech appointments of 2017 so far Pt.1

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
“The biggest opportunity for e-commerce is overseas”: Daniel Mayhew, UK Country Manager, Payoneer
Payments

“The biggest opportunity for e-commerce is overseas”: Daniel Mayhew, UK Country Manager, Payoneer

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The most significant fintech acquisitions by financial services of 2017 so far
Banking

The most significant fintech acquisitions by financial services of 2017 so far

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Powering the 'one-to-many' payments ecosystem
Payments

Powering the 'one-to-many' payments ecosystem

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
How payments and credit will become contextual and invisible: Raj Kamal interview
Banking

How payments and credit will become contextual and invisible: Raj Kamal interview

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The most significant fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far
Asset management

The most significant fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The value of partnerships: Andrea Dunlop, CEO Acquiring & Card Solutions at Paysafe Group interview
Banking

The value of partnerships: Andrea Dunlop, CEO Acquiring & Card Solutions at Paysafe Group interview

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Why instant cross-border payments is the next logical step
Banking

Why instant cross-border payments is the next logical step

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Is PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 3
Banking

Is PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 3

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Is PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 2
Payments

Is PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 2

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
IS PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 1
Banking

IS PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 1

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The latest issue of Payments {R}Evolution magazine is out now
Banking

The latest issue of Payments {R}Evolution magazine is out now

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Digital banking, mobile wallets and biometrics: The key topics at Money 20/20 Europe
Banking

Digital banking, mobile wallets and biometrics: The key topics at Money 20/20 Europe

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Why omnichannel is the buzzword of the year
Banking

Why omnichannel is the buzzword of the year

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
INDATA President: How regulations like MIFID II drives innovation in asset management
Asset management

INDATA President: How regulations like MIFID II drives innovation in asset management

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Why compliance with PSD2 should be seen as part of a bigger strategic move towards API banking
Payments

Why compliance with PSD2 should be seen as part of a bigger strategic move towards API banking

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Stripe UK Manager: “Online payments is the last Google-sized problem on the net”
Banking

Stripe UK Manager: “Online payments is the last Google-sized problem on the net”

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Interview with Catherine Moore, European President and MD for J.P. Morgan Merchant Services
Payments

Interview with Catherine Moore, European President and MD for J.P. Morgan Merchant Services

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Token CEO: “PSD2 is the best thing to happen to banking in its history”
Banking

Token CEO: “PSD2 is the best thing to happen to banking in its history”

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Fidor Bank VP: “Innovation is in the DNA of challenger banks”
Banking

Fidor Bank VP: “Innovation is in the DNA of challenger banks”

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Q1 2017 top reads: PSD2
Banking

Q1 2017 top reads: PSD2

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Key takeaways from the Merchant Risk Council London 2017
Banking

Key takeaways from the Merchant Risk Council London 2017

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Innovate Finance: Blockchain special
Treasury

Innovate Finance: Blockchain special

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Everything you want to know about PSD2 but were too afraid to ask
Insurance

Everything you want to know about PSD2 but were too afraid to ask

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
PwC EMEA Fintech Leader: It’s time for the industry to co-operate
Insurance

PwC EMEA Fintech Leader: It’s time for the industry to co-operate

5y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Top five interviews from Q1 2017, part one: BNP Paribas, Monzo, Equiniti, SunTec and Novofina
Payments

Top five interviews from Q1 2017, part one: BNP Paribas, Monzo, Equiniti, SunTec and Novofina

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Everything you want to know about series round up: Blockchain, India's cashless society and AI and Banking
Banking

Everything you want to know about series round up: Blockchain, India's cashless society and AI and Banking

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Five key takeaways from Innovate Finance
Banking

Five key takeaways from Innovate Finance

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The influencer interview: Danielle Guzman
Asset management

The influencer interview: Danielle Guzman

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Industry trends Q&A: Broadridge Revenue and Expense Management Solutions GM Boston Christopher John
Asset management

Industry trends Q&A: Broadridge Revenue and Expense Management Solutions GM Boston Christopher John

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
How close are we to a cashless society?
Banking

How close are we to a cashless society?

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
10 UK blockchain start-ups to watch in 2017
Insurance

10 UK blockchain start-ups to watch in 2017

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
"There’s a large set of MiFID II requirements coming to the community, so it’s important to understand the FIX standards": Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse
Insurance

"There’s a large set of MiFID II requirements coming to the community, so it’s important to understand the FIX standards": Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Everything you want to know about how AI is transforming banking but were too afraid to ask
Banking

Everything you want to know about how AI is transforming banking but were too afraid to ask

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
“It’s important for us to find ways to co-create and embrace the digital and disruptive technologies”: Peter Crawley, Citi Country Officer, South Africa. MD, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head Sub-Saharan Africa
Banking

“It’s important for us to find ways to co-create and embrace the digital and disruptive technologies”: Peter Crawley, Citi Country Officer, South Africa. MD, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head Sub-Saharan Africa

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The influencer interview: Brett King, best-selling author, keynote speaker and CEO and founder of Moven
Banking

The influencer interview: Brett King, best-selling author, keynote speaker and CEO and founder of Moven

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
"There has never been a piece of regulation as broad and as far reaching as MiFID II": Matthew Coupe, Director, Market Structure, Barclays and Co-Chair Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community
Trading & brokering

"There has never been a piece of regulation as broad and as far reaching as MiFID II": Matthew Coupe, Director, Market Structure, Barclays and Co-Chair Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The impact of AI on fintech's future
Banking

The impact of AI on fintech's future

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
10 US fintech companies to look out for in 2017
Payments

10 US fintech companies to look out for in 2017

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Everything you want to know about why India is going cashless but were too afraid to ask
Payments

Everything you want to know about why India is going cashless but were too afraid to ask

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Will 2017 be a year of evolution due to revolution? Interview with Andrew Powell, COO, Softek
Trading & brokering

Will 2017 be a year of evolution due to revolution? Interview with Andrew Powell, COO, Softek

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The Fix Trading EMEA Trading Conference EMEA Review: Five key takeaways
Trading & brokering

The Fix Trading EMEA Trading Conference EMEA Review: Five key takeaways

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Fix Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference preview
Trading & brokering

Fix Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference preview

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask
Payments

Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
“If we do our job right, we will make some of the high street banks extinct”: Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on the future of the banking industry
Asset management

“If we do our job right, we will make some of the high street banks extinct”: Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on the future of the banking industry

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The influencer interview: Jim Marous, publisher of the Digital Banking Report and co-publisher of The Financial Brand
Banking

The influencer interview: Jim Marous, publisher of the Digital Banking Report and co-publisher of The Financial Brand

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
10 UK fintech companies to look out for in 2017
Banking

10 UK fintech companies to look out for in 2017

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Finovate 2017 review part one: Five innovative product launches in mobile banking
Banking

Finovate 2017 review part one: Five innovative product launches in mobile banking

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The bobsguide debate: Who needs the other more, fintechs or traditional financial services?
Banking

The bobsguide debate: Who needs the other more, fintechs or traditional financial services?

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The bobsguide debate: Will 2017 be a breakthrough year in establishing better working relationships between traditional financial services and fintech companies?
Banking

The bobsguide debate: Will 2017 be a breakthrough year in establishing better working relationships between traditional financial services and fintech companies?

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
"Biometrics will help alleviate problems with fraud": Interview with CrossVerify CEO Carl Weir
Banking

"Biometrics will help alleviate problems with fraud": Interview with CrossVerify CEO Carl Weir

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
“India’s cash crisis is a short term pain for a long term gain”: Interview with Amit Dua, Executive VP of SunTec
Banking

“India’s cash crisis is a short term pain for a long term gain”: Interview with Amit Dua, Executive VP of SunTec

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
London Blockchain Expo Day 2: HSBC, RBS blockchain specialists weigh in on the future of blockchain in banking
Banking

London Blockchain Expo Day 2: HSBC, RBS blockchain specialists weigh in on the future of blockchain in banking

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Blockchain Expo Day 1: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace
Banking

Blockchain Expo Day 1: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part four
Banking

Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part four

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part three
Banking

Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part three

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part two
Banking

Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part two

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Six European alternatives to the UK for regulated fintech companies post-Brexit
Banking

Six European alternatives to the UK for regulated fintech companies post-Brexit

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The influencer interview: Spiros Margaris, Venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Advisory
Banking

The influencer interview: Spiros Margaris, Venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Advisory

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
EU commission proposes new level of privacy regulations
Banking

EU commission proposes new level of privacy regulations

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Five fintech trends for 2017
Banking

Five fintech trends for 2017

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Five industry predictions vs realities in 2016

Five industry predictions vs realities in 2016

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Brexit: six months on
Banking

Brexit: six months on

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
The impact of financial exclusion in Europe
Banking

The impact of financial exclusion in Europe

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Will we still be carrying cash in 2025?
Banking

Will we still be carrying cash in 2025?

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Contactless payments: a new opportunity for fraudsters?
Banking

Contactless payments: a new opportunity for fraudsters?

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer
Wealth management: an insight into the future
Banking

Wealth management: an insight into the future

6y | By Alara Basul, Writer