Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya was the Editor for bobsguide, responsible for sourcing and writing news features and articles across the financial technology industry. Prior to this, she was Deputy Editor for GTNews. Madhvi graduated from King’s College London with an MA in English and also completed her BA in English at the University of Greenwich.

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Top Wholesale & Commercial Banking Systems read of 2016: RBS Welcomes the Robot Revolution
Banking

Top Wholesale & Commercial Banking Systems read of 2016: RBS Welcomes the Robot Revolution

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top Wholesale & Commercial Banking Systems read of...

This week, banker’s fears were confirmed and the robot revolution has begun. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will sack hundreds of face-to...

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Top Global Payments & Transfer read of 2016: Ernst and Young: Fintech is Not Just About Tech
Banking

Top Global Payments & Transfer read of 2016: Ernst and Young: Fintech is Not Just About Tech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top Global Payments & Transfer read of 2016: Ernst...

Rounding up the week is this best performing article of 2016 on Global Payments & Transfer. We discuss the importance of fintech and how advances ...

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Top Data Solutions read of 2016: The Future is NoSQL
Insurance

Top Data Solutions read of 2016: The Future is NoSQL

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top Data Solutions read of 2016: The Future is NoS...

Today’s article focuses on Data Solutions and NoSQL. Gary Bloom, CEO and President of the Enterprise NoSQL database provider MarkLogic, dis...

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Top Asset Management Systems read of 2016: Q&A with FIS
Asset management

Top Asset Management Systems read of 2016: Q&A with FIS

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top Asset Management Systems read of 2016: Q&A wit...

This week on bobsguide we're bringing you the best performing articles of 2016. Today we're focusing on Asset Management Systems. Read on to f...

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Top five reads of the year: The world domination of Blockchain
Asset management

Top five reads of the year: The world domination of Blockchain

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top five reads of the year: The world domination o...

Blockchain was an extremely popular topic of focus in 2016, with businesses approaching the model as a strategic and secure platform. The impact of te...

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Top five reads of the year: Broadridge and its Blockchain Protocol
Asset management

Top five reads of the year: Broadridge and its Blockchain Protocol

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top five reads of the year: Broadridge and its Blo...

In this article, we spoke to Vijay Mayadas, Broadridge’s Head of Global Strategy and US Fixed Income, about his thoughts on blockchain, business...

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Top five reads of the year: Infographic: What does the future of Fintech hold?
Banking

Top five reads of the year: Infographic: What does the future of Fintech hold?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top five reads of the year: Infographic: What does...

This infographic highlights the trends and predications for the fintech market. Some statistics include how there was a 71 per cent rise in fintech in...

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Top five reads of the year: How the asset management industry is being transformed by fintech
Banking

Top five reads of the year: How the asset management industry is being transformed by fintech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top five reads of the year: How the asset manageme...

This week on bobsguide we’re bringing you the best performing articles of 2016. We cover a multitude of feature topics, such as the future of fi...

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The future of treasury
Banking

The future of treasury

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The future of treasury

Here are some insights into what a few treasury management systems providers are predicting for the future. Do you believe that treasury is truly bein...

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Cashless India: what does the future hold for fintech?
Banking

Cashless India: what does the future hold for fintech?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Cashless India: what does the future hold for fint...

The fintech industry continues to talk about countries becoming cashless and it questions whether India is getting closer to achieving this with Naren...

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Does Nutmeg's recent success mean anything in post-Brexit Britain?
Asset management

Does Nutmeg's recent success mean anything in post-Brexit Britain?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Does Nutmeg's recent success mean anything in post...

Nutmeg’s recent purple patch was widely reported upon last week: the wealth manager sold a £24m ($30m) stake to Convoy, an independent fin...

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Tesco Bank cyber attack could have been avoided, say experts
Banking

Tesco Bank cyber attack could have been avoided, say experts

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Tesco Bank cyber attack could have been avoided, s...

Internet security experts are now claiming that Tesco Bank missed or ignored warning signs that cyber hackers were present in the software many months...

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Interview with Bloomberg: The Importance of Functionality
Banking

Interview with Bloomberg: The Importance of Functionality

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Interview with Bloomberg: The Importance of Functi...

In an interview with Mark Lewis, Head of Product Management, Corporate Treasury at Bloomberg LP, we discussed the benefits of using spreadsheets, the ...

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Threat hunters and their integral role in security
Banking

Threat hunters and their integral role in security

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Threat hunters and their integral role in security

In an industry where technology is celebrated, humans are becoming unnecessary. As their roles in the finance can now be done by systems, many banks h...

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Brexit means Brexit: Big banks could leave the UK in 2017
Banking

Brexit means Brexit: Big banks could leave the UK in 2017

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Brexit means Brexit: Big banks could leave the UK ...

Anthony Browne, CEO of the British Bankers’ Association, claimed that Britain’s biggest banks will relocate out of the UK in early 2017 an...

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53% believe that technology could improve trade compliance
Insurance

53% believe that technology could improve trade compliance

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

53% believe that technology could improve trade co...

In a new report compiled by Thomson Reuters and KPMG International, it was found that most trade and supply chain departments do not have the correct ...

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The Blockchain race
Banking

The Blockchain race

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Blockchain race

Cash-strapped Europe could be falling behind in the development of products based on blockchain technology as US banks are now backing distributed led...

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The future of banking is invisibility
Banking

The future of banking is invisibility

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The future of banking is invisibility

“By 2030, technology will drive a fundamental shift in banking. It can move from being hidden to completely invisible. This Invisible Bank will ...

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How the asset management industry is being transformed by fintech
Asset management

How the asset management industry is being transformed by fintech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How the asset management industry is being transfo...

60% of asset and wealth managers fear losing part of their business to fintech companies, according to PwC’s 2016 Global Fintech Survey. The rea...

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Ripple’s blockchain tech is being trialled for cross-border payments
Banking

Ripple’s blockchain tech is being trialled for cross-border payments

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Ripple’s blockchain tech is being trialled for cro...

It was announced this week that innovation firm R3 and 12 banks within its member consortium have been experimenting with Ripple’s distributed l...

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Interview with Deutsche Bank: Managing Cash under Regulation
Banking

Interview with Deutsche Bank: Managing Cash under Regulation

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Interview with Deutsche Bank: Managing Cash under ...

Lisa Rossi, Global Head of Liquidity and Investment Products for Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank, spoke to us about how treasurers have had ...

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Challenger banks are the next step in the evolution of fintech
Banking

Challenger banks are the next step in the evolution of fintech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Challenger banks are the next step in the evolutio...

Last week, fintech influencer Devie Mohan partnered with FinLeap, the Berlin-based company builder, to launch her new fintech research company Burnmar...

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Why Japanese banks are chill about fintech
Banking

Why Japanese banks are chill about fintech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Why Japanese banks are chill about fintech

Will Google Bank or Facebook Bank conquer the world? Should financial institutions be wary of digital giants attempting to make moves in the financial...

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Broadridge and its Blockchain Protocol
Asset management

Broadridge and its Blockchain Protocol

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Broadridge and its Blockchain Protocol

We spoke to Broadridge’s Head of Global Strategy and US Fixed Income, Vijay Mayadas, at Sibos this year about the decision to expand their Globa...

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bobsguide and GTNews releases the 2016 / 2017 edition of the Treasury Management Systems Guide
Asset management

bobsguide and GTNews releases the 2016 / 2017 edition of the Treasury Management Systems Guide

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

bobsguide and GTNews releases the 2016 / 2017 edit...

Having worked on both bobsguide and GTNews during my time at Contentive, I’m proud to welcome you to the first ever joint Treasury Man...

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Sibos 2016: Read our coverage here!
Banking

Sibos 2016: Read our coverage here!

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos 2016: Read our coverage here!

Take a look at all our coverage of this year’s Sibos in Geneva. Blockchain and cybersecurity were the biggest topics at the event, but issues su...

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Sibos Day 4: Get ready for M-Pesa 2.0
Asset management

Sibos Day 4: Get ready for M-Pesa 2.0

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 4: Get ready for M-Pesa 2.0

The promise of mobile money has changed many lives all over the world, but despite the wide recognition of the success of M-Pesa in Kenya, it is yet t...

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Sibos Day 4: “In 5 years, banks will be completely invisible”
Banking

Sibos Day 4: “In 5 years, banks will be completely invisible”

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 4: “In 5 years, banks will be completely...

KPMG’s Fintech Lead Warren Mead started off the session on Learning from Fintech – Can we fail fast and learn fast at Sibos this year by s...

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Sibos Day 3: “We are creating a world robot without realising it”
Banking

Sibos Day 3: “We are creating a world robot without realising it”

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 3: “We are creating a world robot withou...

Cybersecurity has been a big subject in discussions at Sibos this year and experts are warning the banking industry about the lack of defence that is ...

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Sibos Day 3: AI is the self-driving car of financial services
Banking

Sibos Day 3: AI is the self-driving car of financial services

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 3: AI is the self-driving car of financi...

Artificial intelligence has been around for a long time, but it is only starting to take shape as an innovative piece of technology in financial servi...

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Sibos Day 2: BRICS countries have no plans to build a Trump wall
Trading & brokering

Sibos Day 2: BRICS countries have no plans to build a Trump wall

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 2: BRICS countries have no plans to buil...

“The world is becoming multi-polar, but it is also multi-connected. What’s next after the Brexit and the UK economy? Banks have an importa...

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Sibos Day 2: Regulators like fintech now
Insurance

Sibos Day 2: Regulators like fintech now

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 2: Regulators like fintech now

There has been a shift in attitude in the financial services. With the introduction of regulatory sandboxes, regulators can keep a closer eye on what ...

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Sibos Day 2: Are robo-advisors the ultimate provider of financial choice?
Banking

Sibos Day 2: Are robo-advisors the ultimate provider of financial choice?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 2: Are robo-advisors the ultimate provid...

Today at Sibos there was a strong focus on the relationship between technology and security and how the two have evolved in recent years and in turn, ...

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Sibos Day 1: Technology trends and disruption to expect
Banking

Sibos Day 1: Technology trends and disruption to expect

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 1: Technology trends and disruption to e...

Technology is needed more than ever in business because we’ve reached the stage where products and services need to serve the customer successfu...

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Sibos Day 1: Sharing the pain of real-time payments
Banking

Sibos Day 1: Sharing the pain of real-time payments

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sibos Day 1: Sharing the pain of real-time payment...

With a rapidly approaching deadline and a clear call to banks to take action by 2017, industry leaders gathered today in Geneva to discuss the potenti...

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World Economic Forum: Partnering with fintechs and fostering innovation
Asset management

World Economic Forum: Partnering with fintechs and fostering innovation

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

World Economic Forum: Partnering with fintechs and...

Prior to his session on digitalisation of the banking industry, R. Jesse McWaters, Project Lead, Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services at the Wo...

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TALKINGTECH launch frictionless payments service and dive deep into regulation and KYC
Banking

TALKINGTECH launch frictionless payments service and dive deep into regulation and KYC

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

TALKINGTECH launch frictionless payments service a...

We’ve heard the saying “the customer is always right” over and over again, but are companies actually providing products and service...

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Are banks the puppeteers of fintech startups?
Banking

Are banks the puppeteers of fintech startups?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Are banks the puppeteers of fintech startups?

Challenger Starling Bank’s first ever future of fintech report found that fintech startups are being controlled by the traditional players that ...

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Swiss Fintechs to Watch
Asset management

Swiss Fintechs to Watch

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Swiss Fintechs to Watch

Head of Sibos Sven Bossu revealed in his interview with bobsguide that there would be something new to look out for at the event in Geneva, as banking...

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State Street: Pensions are getting the innovation treatment
Asset management

State Street: Pensions are getting the innovation treatment

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

State Street: Pensions are getting the innovation ...

bobsguide caught up with JR Lowry, EMEA Head of State Street Global Exchange, before Sibos to talk about what the bank are working on for the corporat...

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ACI Worldwide: 2017 will be the year of payments confusion
Banking

ACI Worldwide: 2017 will be the year of payments confusion

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

ACI Worldwide: 2017 will be the year of payments c...

bobsguide spoke to Lu Zurawski, ​Solutions Practice Lead, Consumer Payments EMEA at ACI Worldwide about what fintech actually means, what the future h...

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch: What is your treasury API strategy?
Banking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: What is your treasury API strategy?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: What is your treasu...

bobsguide spoke to Cindy Murray, head of platform transformation, digital channels and client experience for global transaction services at Bank of Am...

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Swiss fintech vs. the world (Part 2)
Asset management

Swiss fintech vs. the world (Part 2)

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Swiss fintech vs. the world (Part 2)

With Sibos 2016 SWIFT-ly approaching, (pardon the pun!) it is of paramount importance for you to get clued up on all things Swiss fintech before headi...

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BBVA: “User experience is like a joke; if you have to explain it, it’s a bad one”
Banking

BBVA: “User experience is like a joke; if you have to explain it, it’s a bad one”

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

BBVA: “User experience is like a joke; if you have...

bobsguide spoke to Carmela Gomez Castelao, Head of International Transaction Services at BBVA, about banking transformation online and to mobile. With...

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Standard Chartered: Liquidity landscapes and the evolution of payments
Payments

Standard Chartered: Liquidity landscapes and the evolution of payments

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Standard Chartered: Liquidity landscapes and the e...

bobsguide spoke to T. S. Shankar, Global Head of Clearing and Liquidity Products, Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. Before his two sessions...

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BIAN: Building the App Store for banking
Banking

BIAN: Building the App Store for banking

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

BIAN: Building the App Store for banking

bobsguide spoke to Hans Tesselaar, executive director at BIAN about standardising banking infrastructure and what this means for the fintech ecosystem...

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Kapronasia: The evolution of mobile money in China
Banking

Kapronasia: The evolution of mobile money in China

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Kapronasia: The evolution of mobile money in China

bobsguide spoke to Zennon Kapron, founder of Kapronasia and recognised fintech thought leader prior to his two sessions at Sibos this year. He explain...

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch: The importance of diversity and inclusion
Banking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: The importance of diversity and inclusion

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: The importance of d...

bobsguide spoke to Jennifer Boussuge, Head of Global Transaction Services, EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, prior to her session on the importance...

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Swiss fintech vs. the world
Banking

Swiss fintech vs. the world

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Swiss fintech vs. the world

In conversation with bobsguide, Head of Sibos Sven Bossu highlighted that “Geneva is a very important financial marketplace within Europe and ha...

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Head of Sibos on demystifying delegates and what to expect in Geneva
Banking

Head of Sibos on demystifying delegates and what to expect in Geneva

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Head of Sibos on demystifying delegates and what t...

bobsguide spoke to Sven Bossu, who heads up Sibos, the biggest event in banking technology, put on by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Te...

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Broken Britain: A warning from challenger bank Monzo boss
Banking

Broken Britain: A warning from challenger bank Monzo boss

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Broken Britain: A warning from challenger bank Mon...

Should we expect to see the death of the incumbent bank post-Brexit? Tom Blomfield certainly thinks so. Technologically bankrupt Britain In conversati...

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Hitachi collaborates with Japan’s largest bank BTMU on blockchain technology project
Banking

Hitachi collaborates with Japan’s largest bank BTMU on blockchain technology project

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Hitachi collaborates with Japan’s largest bank BTM...

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) have partnered with tech giant Hitachi to start a Proof of Concept (PoC) test for a system created with blockc...

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Streamlining Singapore and Facilitating Fintech
Banking

Streamlining Singapore and Facilitating Fintech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Streamlining Singapore and Facilitating Fintech

Financial regulations are being altered in order to ensure that electronic payments can be facilitated in Singapore and this news follows many announc...

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Will Germany become fintech centre of the world post-Brexit?
Banking

Will Germany become fintech centre of the world post-Brexit?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Will Germany become fintech centre of the world po...

According to new figures from KPMG and CB Insights, Germany sped ahead in the fintech race during the second quarter of this year and brought in $186 ...

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African Fintech and Financial Inclusion in 2016
Banking

African Fintech and Financial Inclusion in 2016

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

African Fintech and Financial Inclusion in 2016

Financial exclusion is still a problem in 2016. Worldwide, there are two million people currently living without a bank account because they have low ...

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Sage Data Breach: Have your personal details been compromised?
Trading & brokering

Sage Data Breach: Have your personal details been compromised?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sage Data Breach: Have your personal details been ...

Sage notified 200 of their business customers this week that their personal data could be at risk following a data breach. The software group warned t...

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Blockchain and Insurance: Partners in Crime?
Banking

Blockchain and Insurance: Partners in Crime?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Blockchain and Insurance: Partners in Crime?

According to PwC, 56% of financial firms recognise the importance of blockchain, but 57% do not know how to respond to the blockchain boom. A new repo...

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Banks, you have 2 years to embrace technology
Banking

Banks, you have 2 years to embrace technology

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Banks, you have 2 years to embrace technology

After completing an investigation on the retail banking market, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that consumers are paying more t...

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Trump: No More New Financial Regulation
Banking

Trump: No More New Financial Regulation

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Trump: No More New Financial Regulation

Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump has proposed a temporary prohibition, or moratorium, on new financial regulations. He announced thi...

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5 Chinese Fintech Unicorns to Watch
Banking

5 Chinese Fintech Unicorns to Watch

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

5 Chinese Fintech Unicorns to Watch

Earlier this year, British unicorn Powa Technologies collapsed into administration and after the vote to leave the EU, who knows what will happen to t...

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The effect of Brexit on the treasury landscape so far
Banking

The effect of Brexit on the treasury landscape so far

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The effect of Brexit on the treasury landscape so ...

The end of June saw the UK vote to leave the European Union and it would be an understatement to say that a lot has changed since then in the financia...

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The tipping point for retail banking
Banking

The tipping point for retail banking

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The tipping point for retail banking

Capgemini and Efma have published this year’s World Retail Banking Report which reiterates the importance of transforming the traditional sector...

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Safer with blockchain: Credits selected as official UK DLT provider
Trading & brokering

Safer with blockchain: Credits selected as official UK DLT provider

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Safer with blockchain: Credits selected as officia...

After advocating blockchain technology at the start of this year, the UK government has chosen Level39 member Credits to act as the official supplier ...

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Big Data: Risk and Challenges
Banking

Big Data: Risk and Challenges

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Big Data: Risk and Challenges

Banks in particular realise that advanced data and analytics technology could provide solutions to some of their biggest challenges such as, retaining...

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How can data help you?
Trading & brokering

How can data help you?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How can data help you?

Every industry has a different reason for a different problem that relates back to the database. This is because companies need to extract data but ca...

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Innovation is not a part time job
Asset management

Innovation is not a part time job

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Innovation is not a part time job

2016’s TSAM New York saw a wealth of asset managers from a vast range of different companies discuss the most burgeoning technology topics at th...

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MasterCard acquires VocaLink for £700 million
Banking

MasterCard acquires VocaLink for £700 million

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

MasterCard acquires VocaLink for £700 million

After many months of deliberations, MasterCard has finally announced its acquisition of a 92.4% stake in UK based payments systems VocaLink for £...

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“The UK doesn’t understand investment, it’s scary”
Banking

“The UK doesn’t understand investment, it’s scary”

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

“The UK doesn’t understand investment, it’s scary”

This year’s Fintech Week in London offered a discussion on the benefits of robo-advice and whether or not traditional wealth management services...

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Devie Mohan: London is open for fintech
Treasury

Devie Mohan: London is open for fintech

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Devie Mohan: London is open for fintech

At Fintech Week this year, we heard from fintech industry strategist Devie Mohan on the subject of the future of fintech in post-Referendum London. Sh...

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Santander InnoVentures backs fintech startups with second $100 million investment
Banking

Santander InnoVentures backs fintech startups with second $100 million investment

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Santander InnoVentures backs fintech startups with...

In addition to the $100 million already set aside, the fintech venture capital fund has secured a further $100 million for investment from Santander G...

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Hello Brexit, Goodbye Fintechs?
Asset management

Hello Brexit, Goodbye Fintechs?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Hello Brexit, Goodbye Fintechs?

The decision to move over the mainland Europe is becoming more and more of a reality for many UK based fintechs, despite capital city London being kno...

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Santander: Will Banks Wake Up From Their Blockchain Siesta?
Banking

Santander: Will Banks Wake Up From Their Blockchain Siesta?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Santander: Will Banks Wake Up From Their Blockchai...

Will blockchain be the catalyst for change for Spanish bank Santander with Blythe Masters on board? The blockchain guru left the banking world in 2014...

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You’re better off with Bitcoin
Trading & brokering

You’re better off with Bitcoin

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

You’re better off with Bitcoin

Despite being known as the world’s most volatile currency, bitcoin is now more stable than the British pound following the results of the EU ref...

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30% of the UK’s fintech human capital is from the EU and overseas, says Innovate Finance
Asset management

30% of the UK’s fintech human capital is from the EU and overseas, says Innovate Finance

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

30% of the UK’s fintech human capital is from the ...

UK leader in fintech, Innovate Finance, surveyed its members after the vote to leave in order to understand how businesses are feeling during this tim...

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What impact will the Brexit have on the rest of the world?
Banking

What impact will the Brexit have on the rest of the world?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

What impact will the Brexit have on the rest of th...

According to Standard Chartered’s recent report ‘Brexit – Global Implications’, the financial markets underestimated what a le...

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The Phenomenon of Digital Labour
Insurance

The Phenomenon of Digital Labour

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Phenomenon of Digital Labour

It is of paramount importance that humans and systems are employed in the most beneficial way for businesses. Alongside this, with the number of requi...

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Solvency II: An EU Regulation in a non-EU Nation
Banking

Solvency II: An EU Regulation in a non-EU Nation

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Solvency II: An EU Regulation in a non-EU Nation

Following the Brexit campaign, many financial professionals have been left wondering what to do about regulation. Michael Gove claimed that the UK wou...

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Brexit = Success or Uncertainty for Fintech?
Banking

Brexit = Success or Uncertainty for Fintech?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Brexit = Success or Uncertainty for Fintech?

I guess the UK didn’t listen to Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, when he said that the Brexit would be “the biggest domestic risk to...

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Mark Carney on Fintech: "We won't discourage avatars by preserving dinosaurs"
Banking

Mark Carney on Fintech: "We won't discourage avatars by preserving dinosaurs"

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Mark Carney on Fintech: "We won't discourage avata...

England’s central bank has launched an accelerator with the aim of harnessing fintech innovation in order to solve problems that the institution...

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The Future is NoSQL: Regulating Data, Digital Labourers and the Disconnected
Insurance

The Future is NoSQL: Regulating Data, Digital Labourers and the Disconnected

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Future is NoSQL: Regulating Data, Digital Labo...

What happens when new technology can’t keep up? At MarkLogic’s World conference, CEO and President of the enterprise NoSQL big data platfo...

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EU Referendum: What’s the point of being optimistic about UK fintech?
Insurance

EU Referendum: What’s the point of being optimistic about UK fintech?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

EU Referendum: What’s the point of being optimisti...

A new Ernst and Young report has found that fintech helped boost foreign direct investment (FDI) to its highest level since 2006 and this is set to in...

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Sandboxes and the Fintech Footprint
Banking

Sandboxes and the Fintech Footprint

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Sandboxes and the Fintech Footprint

After news that the Financial Conduct Authority is launching a regulatory sandbox, it poses the question of whether or not financial technology should...

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The World Domination of Blockchain
Asset management

The World Domination of Blockchain

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The World Domination of Blockchain

Could 2016 be the year of the blockchain boom? With reports of banks and bankers actually using the technology, there is a chance that negative attitu...

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Attacking Australia: Security Down Under
Banking

Attacking Australia: Security Down Under

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Attacking Australia: Security Down Under

Merciless cyber-attacks are costing big businesses billions of dollars every year. In Australia, corporations and organisations such as Kmart, The Roy...

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Cyber Criminals At Large: Will You Be Their Next Victim?
Banking

Cyber Criminals At Large: Will You Be Their Next Victim?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Cyber Criminals At Large: Will You Be Their Next V...

A real time cyber-attack alert system has been created by the European Central Bank and is expected to be piloted this year in order to minimise the r...

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6 Hot Cybersecurity Fintechs
Banking

6 Hot Cybersecurity Fintechs

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

6 Hot Cybersecurity Fintechs

Over 65% of British businesses have been pinpointed by hackers in the past year, and the cyber security industry is undergoing extensive change as off...

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Welcome to the bobsguide Risk Management Systems Guide 2016
Banking

Welcome to the bobsguide Risk Management Systems Guide 2016

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Welcome to the bobsguide Risk Management Systems G...

Risk management has become a big focus for banks and corporates alike in 2016. With the emergence of new regulations and the subsequent formulation of...

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Rise of the Mobile Payment Risk
Payments

Rise of the Mobile Payment Risk

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Rise of the Mobile Payment Risk

Mobey Forum’s report, “Game of Phones: The Giants’ Power Play in Mobile Payments” highlights that it was only a few years ago ...

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Are UK businesses really under cyber-attack?
Banking

Are UK businesses really under cyber-attack?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Are UK businesses really under cyber-attack?

Lowering risk and enhancing cyber security seems to be the top priority for UK officials recently and experts have advised board level discussions, as...

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How secure is your mobile phone?
Banking

How secure is your mobile phone?

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How secure is your mobile phone?

With smartphones increasingly being used for mobile banking and people being encouraged to use technology in order to manage their finances, many are ...

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The Future of B2B Payments
Payments

The Future of B2B Payments

5y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Future of B2B Payments

The payments space is exploding in the European market, especially as we are beginning to see an increasing number of payments players from other cont...

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30 Years of Radical Change in Fintech
Banking

30 Years of Radical Change in Fintech

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

30 Years of Radical Change in Fintech

Acquisitions dominated the financial space in 2015 and many are predicting that the same will happen this year. Despite this, reports have detailed ho...

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How will the Panama Papers leak affect the financial ecosystem?
Banking

How will the Panama Papers leak affect the financial ecosystem?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How will the Panama Papers leak affect the financi...

In what has been hailed as the biggest news story of this year, the Panama Papers leak revealed how the law firm, Mossack Fonseca, helped clients to e...

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The Gamification of Youth Banking
Banking

The Gamification of Youth Banking

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Gamification of Youth Banking

Every company in the financial space has UX, or user experience, on their minds at the moment as more and more customers are in need of simplicity in ...

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We’re Still Going To Bank Like It’s 1999
Banking

We’re Still Going To Bank Like It’s 1999

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

We’re Still Going To Bank Like It’s 1999

The process of finding out why so many technology outages occur in banking IT systems is not rocket science – it happens because 30 year old leg...

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Warning: Cyber-attackers used SWIFT for fraud
Banking

Warning: Cyber-attackers used SWIFT for fraud

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Warning: Cyber-attackers used SWIFT for fraud

Global financial network SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) has issued a warning for its customers as many “cyb...

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Video: Unmissable Moments From This Year's Fintech Innovation Awards
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Video: Unmissable Moments From This Year's Fintech Innovation Awards

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Video: Unmissable Moments From This Year's Fintech...

The city of London has never looked sexier – Julia Streets said at this year’s Fintech Innovation Awards where hundreds of financial profe...

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What happens when a unicorn dies?
Banking

What happens when a unicorn dies?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

What happens when a unicorn dies?

Powa Technologies, former British unicorn, collapsed into administration at the start of this year and now PowaPOS, the last remaining business of thr...

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How to Move From Cyber Risk to Business Resilience
Banking

How to Move From Cyber Risk to Business Resilience

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How to Move From Cyber Risk to Business Resilience

Yet again, cyber attacks are the banking industry’s top target – and this was emphasised at this year’s SWIFT Business Forum where i...

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India: A Catalyst for Cashless?
Banking

India: A Catalyst for Cashless?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

India: A Catalyst for Cashless?

With the number of mobile internet users in India expected to grow by 34 million next year, many have predicted that the subcontinent’s mobile p...

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Introducing the Fintech Icons: Reetika Grewal
Banking

Introducing the Fintech Icons: Reetika Grewal

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Introducing the Fintech Icons: Reetika Grewal

This is the first in a series of features that will take a closer look into the role of those individuals who are making a substantial difference in t...

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The Fintech Innovation Awards 2016
Banking

The Fintech Innovation Awards 2016

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Fintech Innovation Awards 2016

Acclaimed fintech entrepreneur Julia Streets hosted this year’s Fintech Innovation Awards where all the best companies in the sector were awarde...

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The Globalisation of Fintech
Banking

The Globalisation of Fintech

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Globalisation of Fintech

The key issue of financial inclusion was addressed by Innovate Finance’s Global Summit and industry experts explored how financial technology ca...

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5 Payments Industry Experts Predict The Future
Banking

5 Payments Industry Experts Predict The Future

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

5 Payments Industry Experts Predict The Future

At Money2020 Europe, there are a lot of discussions around being a cashless society and whether or not this is achievable. However, because movements ...

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Payments (R)Evolution - PSD2 and Beyond: The Future of Regulating Europe
Banking

Payments (R)Evolution - PSD2 and Beyond: The Future of Regulating Europe

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payments (R)Evolution - PSD2 and Beyond: The Futur...

The second version of the Payments Services Directive that was passed by the European Council late last year is set to transform legislation and regul...

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Banking Innovation: Is There a Future In Coopetition With Fintech?
Banking

Banking Innovation: Is There a Future In Coopetition With Fintech?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Banking Innovation: Is There a Future In Coopetiti...

Will banks remain finance leaders? Do traditional lenders perceive fintech to be a fad? Should banks and fintech startups work together and create an ...

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Regulation, Technology or a Security Obsession: What is Holding the Payments Industry Back?
Banking

Regulation, Technology or a Security Obsession: What is Holding the Payments Industry Back?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Regulation, Technology or a Security Obsession: Wh...

The happiest country in the world is where the payment industry will come alive this week as Denmark’s capital Copenhagen hosts Money2020 a...

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Payments (R)Evolution - The Death of the Password
Banking

Payments (R)Evolution - The Death of the Password

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payments (R)Evolution - The Death of the Password

2014 saw the introduction of payments being authenticated by fingerprint sensors with platforms such as Apple Pay and this emergence caused biometrics...

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Western Union Business Solutions to sponsor FinTech Innovation Awards
Trading & brokering

Western Union Business Solutions to sponsor FinTech Innovation Awards

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Western Union Business Solutions to sponsor FinTec...

Western Union Business Solutions has been confirmed as the drinks reception sponsor at the FinTech Innovation Awards, the annual celebration of the mo...

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Payments (R)Evolution - Industry Insights: Traditional Banking vs. Electronic Payments
Banking

Payments (R)Evolution - Industry Insights: Traditional Banking vs. Electronic Payments

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payments (R)Evolution - Industry Insights: Traditi...

In this article, Madhvi Mavadiya takes an inside look into how large institutions have adapted to suit the digitalisation of the payments industr...

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Q&A with EY: Is Blockchain Good or Bad Tech?
Asset management

Q&A with EY: Is Blockchain Good or Bad Tech?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Q&A with EY: Is Blockchain Good or Bad Tech?

As we move further into a year which has been predicted to be the year of the fintech enabler, blockchain technology has emerged as the enabler for fi...

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Robo-Advice Is Not Robo-Advice, It Is Robo-Investment Management
Banking

Robo-Advice Is Not Robo-Advice, It Is Robo-Investment Management

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Robo-Advice Is Not Robo-Advice, It Is Robo-Investm...

The next generation of lending is here as shown by robo-advice booming in the UK, especially with news of RBS replacing human advisors with robo-advis...

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Infographic: Fintech's Biggest Challenge is Regulation
Banking

Infographic: Fintech's Biggest Challenge is Regulation

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Infographic: Fintech's Biggest Challenge is Regula...

What is fintech's biggest challenge? Is it that rate of change is faster than what regulation can keep up with? The infographic below focuses on w...

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Infographic: What does the Future of Fintech hold?
Payments

Infographic: What does the Future of Fintech hold?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Infographic: What does the Future of Fintech hold?

The first three months of 2016 has already seen a 75% rise in fintech investment in comparison to last year, according to our friends over at Pivotl. ...

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Occupy Fintech: Markit partner with IHS and FinTech Sandbox
Insurance

Occupy Fintech: Markit partner with IHS and FinTech Sandbox

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Occupy Fintech: Markit partner with IHS and FinTec...

This week has been a big week for Markit. After the announcement of the merger between Markit and IHS, the financial information service provider has ...

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2016: Year of the Trading Tech Boom?
Trading & brokering

2016: Year of the Trading Tech Boom?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

2016: Year of the Trading Tech Boom?

Even though we are only in the third month of the year, trading tech has exploded and developments in innovation are set to flourish in 2016. After th...

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RBS Welcomes the Robot Revolution
Banking

RBS Welcomes the Robot Revolution

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

RBS Welcomes the Robot Revolution

This week, banker’s fears were confirmed and the robot revolution has begun. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will sack hundreds of face-to-face...

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Introducing Payments (R)evolution
Payments

Introducing Payments (R)evolution

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Introducing Payments (R)evolution

The team behind PaymentEye and bobsguide are proud to present Payments (R)evolution, a special edition magazine available for download now.  Fea...

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5 Trading Startups Set To Boom...Even More
Trading & brokering

5 Trading Startups Set To Boom...Even More

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

5 Trading Startups Set To Boom...Even More

This month we’ve seen many developments in the trading technology sector, with news of the London Stock Exchange’s potential bids, as well...

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FX Predictions for 2016
Trading & brokering

FX Predictions for 2016

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

FX Predictions for 2016

After a volatile 2015, this year is set to be full of uncertainties as has already been shown with the fluctuating rate of Sterling because of the app...

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How risky will the Brexit be for UK fintech?
Banking

How risky will the Brexit be for UK fintech?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How risky will the Brexit be for UK fintech?

“The biggest domestic risk to financial stability” – this is how Bank of England governor Mark Carney described how the potential Br...

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BBVA: Fintech's New Best Friend?
Banking

BBVA: Fintech's New Best Friend?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

BBVA: Fintech's New Best Friend?

The fintech acquisition boom continues. BBVA, the Spanish lender, has been dipping its toe into the fintech pool for a few years now and due to the ab...

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5 Responsibilities a Risk Manager in Trading Should Have
Trading & brokering

5 Responsibilities a Risk Manager in Trading Should Have

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

5 Responsibilities a Risk Manager in Trading Shoul...

After companies were invited to open trading on the London Stock Exchange last week, the Bank of England has now announced that it will review market ...

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Top Trading Stories This Week
Trading & brokering

Top Trading Stories This Week

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top Trading Stories This Week

As with other areas of finance, technological transformation and structural change is happening in the trading market. However, innovation has to take...

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EXCLUSIVE: FinTech Innovation Awards category finalists revealed
Banking

EXCLUSIVE: FinTech Innovation Awards category finalists revealed

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

EXCLUSIVE: FinTech Innovation Awards category fina...

The finalists for the 2016 FinTech Innovation Awards were announced today across all 14 categories. Find out here who made the list. The shortlist for...

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The Future of Connected Cars: Is There a Risk?
Insurance

The Future of Connected Cars: Is There a Risk?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The Future of Connected Cars: Is There a Risk?

Next step in fintech innovation? Motor banking. Financial institutions are looking to add a payment functionality to cars, as more manufacturers are e...

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Ernst and Young: Fintech is Not Just About Tech
Insurance

Ernst and Young: Fintech is Not Just About Tech

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Ernst and Young: Fintech is Not Just About Tech

15.5% of digitally active consumers have used at least two fintech products within the last six months. This finding emerged from the survey that was ...

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Blockchain is The Internet of Trust, according to ENTIQ
Banking

Blockchain is The Internet of Trust, according to ENTIQ

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Blockchain is The Internet of Trust, according to ...

So far, 2016 has been the year of advocating blockchain technology, as opposed to recent years when banks and other financial institutions have been s...

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Battle Of The Challenger Banks
Banking

Battle Of The Challenger Banks

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Battle Of The Challenger Banks

With the number of challenger banks on the London Stock Exchange increasing, banks are starting to feel the pressure to go digital. At this year&rsquo...

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Fintech Is Not Just For Hipsters: Do Banks Understand the Importance of Innovation?
Banking

Fintech Is Not Just For Hipsters: Do Banks Understand the Importance of Innovation?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Fintech Is Not Just For Hipsters: Do Banks Underst...

Are banks actively looking to partner with fintech companies? Or do traditional financial institutions think that innovation is just for the “la...

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6 Big Funding Deals for UK Data Analytics Fintechs
Insurance

6 Big Funding Deals for UK Data Analytics Fintechs

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

6 Big Funding Deals for UK Data Analytics Fintechs

Because we exist in a climate where every decision is crucial to strategy, businesses are beginning to realise the importance of using data analytics....

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Late to the Party? HSBC Implements Biometric Tech
Banking

Late to the Party? HSBC Implements Biometric Tech

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Late to the Party? HSBC Implements Biometric Tech

HSBC’s announcement at the end of last week revealed that the bank would be implementing fingerprint and voice authentication in the UK later th...

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Fintech Innovation Today and Tomorrow
Banking

Fintech Innovation Today and Tomorrow

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Fintech Innovation Today and Tomorrow

Why did HSBC cancel plans to move out of London? Was it because large financial institutions can be truly innovative in this fintech hub? Is there a l...

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The love-hate relationship between banks and digitalisation
Banking

The love-hate relationship between banks and digitalisation

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The love-hate relationship between banks and digit...

The relationship between banks and digitalisation has been tumultuous. Where some banks have embraced technology, partnered with fintech startups and ...

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What’s next for trading tech innovation?
Trading & brokering

What’s next for trading tech innovation?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

What’s next for trading tech innovation?

Electronic trading has been a part of the traditional finance industry for a while now, and it works. What is yet to be seen is how new financial tech...

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Are fintech companies enabling or disrupting banks?
Banking

Are fintech companies enabling or disrupting banks?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Are fintech companies enabling or disrupting banks...

Could 2016 be the year of the fintech enablers? More and more banks are experimenting with and investing in new technology such as blockchain, big dat...

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Insure, Invest and Authenticate: Developments in Fintech Innovation
Asset management

Insure, Invest and Authenticate: Developments in Fintech Innovation

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Insure, Invest and Authenticate: Developments in F...

Innovation in fintech has moved in a new direction in 2016 and with new players coming to the surface, the traditional sector has started to become di...

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Infographic: Fintech Innovation in China
Banking

Infographic: Fintech Innovation in China

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Infographic: Fintech Innovation in China

“In China, you see a lot of stuff happening for the first time over the mobile and Internet platforms. China is far ahead of the rest of the wor...

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FinTech Innovation Awards: Meet the Judges
Payments

FinTech Innovation Awards: Meet the Judges

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

FinTech Innovation Awards: Meet the Judges

The FinTech Innovation Awards are now in their second year, and the judging panel is only getting more illustrious. Meet a few of the FinTech wonders ...

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7 Important Questions about P2P Lending Answered
Banking

7 Important Questions about P2P Lending Answered

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

7 Important Questions about P2P Lending Answered

Peer to peer (P2P), or marketplace lenders, are known as the matchmakers of the fintech world. They pair borrowers with investors and this format has ...

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Canada: Proactive or Inactive in the Fintech Adoption Race?
Banking

Canada: Proactive or Inactive in the Fintech Adoption Race?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Canada: Proactive or Inactive in the Fintech Adopt...

With the US, Asia and Europe investing heavily in fintech, Canada is surrounded by big players in the industry, but recent reports have revealed that ...

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Will Artificial Intelligence have an Uber Effect on Finance?
Banking

Will Artificial Intelligence have an Uber Effect on Finance?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Will Artificial Intelligence have an Uber Effect o...

Following the recent breakthrough of artificial intelligence (AI), many have been wondering how this form of technology can be implemented in the fina...

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What have we learnt from Pivotl’s The Future of Fintech event?
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What have we learnt from Pivotl’s The Future of Fintech event?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

What have we learnt from Pivotl’s The Future of Fi...

Pivotl hosted their The Future of Fintech event last night which showcased a number of UK unicorns and up and coming startups to an audience of fintec...

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Payments in 2016: An Industry Forecast
Payments

Payments in 2016: An Industry Forecast

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payments in 2016: An Industry Forecast

At the end of 2015, Bank of England governor Mark Carney declared that Britain’s financial sector left post crisis period and the dust has final...

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AvantCredit: The Future of Fintech
Banking

AvantCredit: The Future of Fintech

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

AvantCredit: The Future of Fintech

With the aim of helping those looking to avoid bank loan hurdles or high interest rates of other lenders, AvantCredit, number six on the Forbes 2015 l...

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Money20/20 Europe Exclusive Agenda Preview
Banking

Money20/20 Europe Exclusive Agenda Preview

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Money20/20 Europe Exclusive Agenda Preview

Here is an exclusive preview of the Money20/20 Europe Agenda which reveals the topics and speakers you’ll be able to see at the Copenhagen event...

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Davos 2016: this year’s fintech predictions
Banking

Davos 2016: this year’s fintech predictions

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Davos 2016: this year’s fintech predictions

This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted over 2,500 participants, which included more than 1,000 chief executives or company chairs and 40 ...

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Top 10 things you need to know about Blockchain
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Top 10 things you need to know about Blockchain

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top 10 things you need to know about Blockchain

A new UK government report has advised that blockchain should be used to run public services because this form of technology is a more secure way of m...

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MasterCard set to transform payments tech worldwide
Banking

MasterCard set to transform payments tech worldwide

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

MasterCard set to transform payments tech worldwid...

The start of this year has been eventful for payments network MasterCard as the company has been involved in a number of dealings in the fintech indus...

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Australian fintech startups to watch
Banking

Australian fintech startups to watch

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Australian fintech startups to watch

As Hong Kong and Singapore dominate the fintech arena in the Asia Pacific region, Australia’s accomplishments in the industry can get lost in am...

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Will 2016 become the year of the tech unicorn?
Payments

Will 2016 become the year of the tech unicorn?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Will 2016 become the year of the tech unicorn?

Business planning software, Anaplan, otherwise known as the spreadsheet killer, raised $90 million this week and officially became a tech unicorn. In ...

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REVEALED: Fintech Innovation Awards longlist
Payments

REVEALED: Fintech Innovation Awards longlist

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

REVEALED: Fintech Innovation Awards longlist

Whittled down from a record number of applications, including a number of international submissions, the Fintech Innovation Awards longlist has been r...

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BBVA partners with BlackRock’s robo advisor
Insurance

BBVA partners with BlackRock’s robo advisor

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

BBVA partners with BlackRock’s robo advisor

The insurance industry has taken another leap into technology as a subsidiary of the Spanish bank BBVA Compass has revealed its partnership with Futur...

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Are challenger banks rising to the top in the SME market?
Banking

Are challenger banks rising to the top in the SME market?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Are challenger banks rising to the top in the SME ...

Small businesses are starting to prefer challenger banks to high street bricks and mortar banks because of better service, according to the analysis o...

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Q&A with FIS: what’s next after the SunGard acquisition?
Banking

Q&A with FIS: what’s next after the SunGard acquisition?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Q&A with FIS: what’s next after the SunGard acquis...

Last year saw the multi-billion dollar acquisition by banking and payments technology provider Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) of SunGard...

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Bitcoin Returns
Banking

Bitcoin Returns

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Bitcoin Returns

The fall in Chinese stocks at the start of this year has boosted bitcoin above $450 as investors seek security in this currency after the Shanghai Com...

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Nasdaq to help nurture Israeli startups
Trading & brokering

Nasdaq to help nurture Israeli startups

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Nasdaq to help nurture Israeli startups

The Israeli fintech space has grown exponentially in recent times, but after many complaints from startup founders and investors about the lack of res...

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Fintech Investment: Silicon Roundabout against Silicon Valley
Payments

Fintech Investment: Silicon Roundabout against Silicon Valley

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Fintech Investment: Silicon Roundabout against Sil...

2015 saw “fintech-hungry” investors break records and raise $3.6 billion to fund UK technology companies, but how does this truly compare ...

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Solvency II and M&A: Will 2016 be another record breaking year?
Insurance

Solvency II and M&A: Will 2016 be another record breaking year?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Solvency II and M&A: Will 2016 be another record b...

Solvency II, a new EU wide capital regime, was put in place at the start of this year after more than a decade of deliberation and millions of dollars...

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Industry Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2016
Insurance

Industry Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2016

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Industry Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2016

In 2015, data breaches became an ordinary occurrence due to the vast number of hacks that took place. The events of last year mirrored 2014, when big ...

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Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 2015 (Part Two)
Banking

Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 2015 (Part Two)

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 20...

2015 fintech has been focused on providing simplicity to customers with the creation and subsequent implementation of new technology; but with new tec...

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M&A Cybersecurity: who are the real disruptors?
Insurance

M&A Cybersecurity: who are the real disruptors?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

M&A Cybersecurity: who are the real disruptors?

2015 has been a record year for M&A because of the highest-ever deal values in the US and in Asia being made, which resulted in deals worth more t...

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The birth of US real time payments
Banking

The birth of US real time payments

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The birth of US real time payments

UK based international payment systems provider, VocaLink, has agreed to work with The Clearing House (TCH) in order to develop US real time payments ...

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Atom Bank to adopt biometric technology
Banking

Atom Bank to adopt biometric technology

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Atom Bank to adopt biometric technology

Challenger bank Atom has announced the implementation of face and voice biometric customer authorisation, ready for when the digital bank launches in ...

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Will the new EU data protection regime affect fintech?
Insurance

Will the new EU data protection regime affect fintech?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Will the new EU data protection regime affect fint...

Under new data protection rules agreed this week, companies that do not comply with them can expect to face major fines of up to 4% of their global tu...

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Top 100 Fintech Companies of 2015 named

Top 100 Fintech Companies of 2015 named

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Top 100 Fintech Companies of 2015 named

The world’s leading and emerging fintech companies were named today in the “Fintech 100”, a collaborative report by fintech investme...

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Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 2015 (Part One)
Asset management

Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 2015 (Part One)

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 20...

2015 has been the year of fintech. More and more bankers left their jobs in the traditional finance industry for zero-salary careers in the technology...

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Payments Predictions: Hidden Brain Founder Talks
Banking

Payments Predictions: Hidden Brain Founder Talks

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payments Predictions: Hidden Brain Founder Talks

The tech prediction season is in full swing as we reach the end of the year. In payments, however, there’s no point asking what the key trends w...

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Infographic: Disrupting Insurance, The Future of Lending
Insurance

Infographic: Disrupting Insurance, The Future of Lending

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Infographic: Disrupting Insurance, The Future of L...

As we move into 2016, thinking about how traditional industries will prosper, because of the developments in technology, is unavoidable. This year, ma...

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Why is investment in seed-stage startups decreasing?
Insurance

Why is investment in seed-stage startups decreasing?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Why is investment in seed-stage startups decreasin...

Figures for 2015 reveal that the number of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for technology companies has dropped by 43%, according to financial softwar...

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UK fintech vs. Singapore fintech: how does it compare?
Banking

UK fintech vs. Singapore fintech: how does it compare?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

UK fintech vs. Singapore fintech: how does it comp...

Millions have been invested in fintech by regulators in Singapore and the UK government is supporting the industry, but how different is financial tec...

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Building a good bank: digital bank Tandem granted licence
Banking

Building a good bank: digital bank Tandem granted licence

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Building a good bank: digital bank Tandem granted ...

Disruption continues to threaten traditional players in the banking industry as challenger banks begin to dominate the financial stage and digital ret...

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The role of the asset manager scrutinised by regulators
Asset management

The role of the asset manager scrutinised by regulators

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The role of the asset manager scrutinised by regul...

Due to the concern surrounding the role of the asset manager and how they operate, UK regulators are studying how costs are controlled and how retail ...

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Show report: Startupbootcamp FinTech’s Silent Demo Day 2015
Banking

Show report: Startupbootcamp FinTech’s Silent Demo Day 2015

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Show report: Startupbootcamp FinTech’s Silent Demo...

As an accelerator program,Startupbootcamp FinTech aims to transform up and coming startups so that they can showcase themselves at annual demo da...

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Chinese cyber insurance rules to be redrafted
Insurance

Chinese cyber insurance rules to be redrafted

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Chinese cyber insurance rules to be redrafted

In a similar way to which bank technology regulations were disputed earlier this year, talks are taking place in relation to  Chinese cyber secur...

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Will Aberdeen Asset Management be sold?
Asset management

Will Aberdeen Asset Management be sold?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Will Aberdeen Asset Management be sold?

There were many speculative reports released last week surrounding whether or not investment management company Aberdeen Asset Management will be sold...

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Crowdfunders may have to comply with banking regulations
Banking

Crowdfunders may have to comply with banking regulations

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Crowdfunders may have to comply with banking regul...

Last week it was reported that alternative financing providers may have to comply with the same rules and regulations that banks have to adhere to, ac...

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The ever growing fintech relationship between the UK and Asia
Asset management

The ever growing fintech relationship between the UK and Asia

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The ever growing fintech relationship between the ...

Recent reports have revealed that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is focusing on helping London’s fintech start-ups expand within countries ...

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Dell buys EMC: the biggest tech acquisition in history?
Asset management

Dell buys EMC: the biggest tech acquisition in history?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Dell buys EMC: the biggest tech acquisition in his...

Hailed as the largest tech acquisition in history, Dell has announced the purchase of digital storage behemoth EMC for $67 billion which has caused th...

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Q&A with INTIX: Combatting regulatory pressure at Sibos
Asset management

Q&A with INTIX: Combatting regulatory pressure at Sibos

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Q&A with INTIX: Combatting regulatory pressure at ...

Ahead of Sibos in Singapore this year where they are currently showcasing their newest product, bobsguide spoke to INTIX managing partner and co-found...

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ISO 20022 messaging standard: Triggering the future of electronic data exchange
Insurance

ISO 20022 messaging standard: Triggering the future of electronic data exchange

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

ISO 20022 messaging standard: Triggering the futur...

Over the past few months, the ISO 20022 standard has been in the spotlight as it becomes increasingly essential for financial institutions and financi...

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Smart Nation Singapore: country of financial revolution
Banking

Smart Nation Singapore: country of financial revolution

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Smart Nation Singapore: country of financial revol...

Recently ranked fourth financial centre of the world in a report produced by think tank Z/Yen, Singapore is thought of as a fintech leader in the Asia...

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Barclays launch new online banking hub
Banking

Barclays launch new online banking hub

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Barclays launch new online banking hub

Barclays have today announced the launch of iPortal, an online banking hub which helps customers of corporate organisations to have direct access to t...

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Clean up after the first malware attack for Apple
Asset management

Clean up after the first malware attack for Apple

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Clean up after the first malware attack for Apple

Last weekend, Apple revealed that hundreds of millions of users were at risk of data exposure because of a plethora of popular Chinese applications th...

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Is the US falling behind in the blockchain race?
Accounting

Is the US falling behind in the blockchain race?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Is the US falling behind in the blockchain race?

As an increased number of bankers move from the traditional finance sector to operate within the growing start-up industry, financial professionals su...

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Cloud security acquisitions emerge at a rapid rate
Insurance

Cloud security acquisitions emerge at a rapid rate

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Cloud security acquisitions emerge at a rapid rate

Despite security continuing to be a concern when companies consider adopting cloud services, an increased number of acquisitions have occurred recentl...

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Is Europe prepared for the future of techno-politics?
Asset management

Is Europe prepared for the future of techno-politics?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Is Europe prepared for the future of techno-politi...

The way in which creditors agreed to settle the recent financial emergency in Greece has given the indication that Europe is operating at a steady rat...

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Payments UK’s desire to make the industry world class
Banking

Payments UK’s desire to make the industry world class

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payments UK’s desire to make the industry world cl...

Recently launched trade association Payments UK, have recently released a report which highlights how they intend on enabling regulators to make infor...

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New payments banks to be launched in India
Banking

New payments banks to be launched in India

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

New payments banks to be launched in India

In an attempt to revolutionise India’s financial industry, regulators will grant licences to 11 new businesses to develop new payments banks. Ne...

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New dawn for electronic trading outsourcing with acquisition of Fixnetix
Banking

New dawn for electronic trading outsourcing with acquisition of Fixnetix

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

New dawn for electronic trading outsourcing with a...

It was announced last week that UK trading technology group Fixnetix has been acquired by US technology provider CSC in an attempt to outsource bankin...

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Payment hubs should be used to stop hackers targeting the treasurer
Payments

Payment hubs should be used to stop hackers targeting the treasurer

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Payment hubs should be used to stop hackers target...

According to Bob Stark, vice president of strategy at treasury management system provider Kyriba, a payment hub should be used so that all corporate p...

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How Basel III can help corporate treasurers
Treasury

How Basel III can help corporate treasurers

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How Basel III can help corporate treasurers

As Basel III continues to play an important part in how treasurers operate, treasury management system provider Reval has published information on the...

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Robo-advisors to invade UK wealth management space
Asset management

Robo-advisors to invade UK wealth management space

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Robo-advisors to invade UK wealth management space

According to a new report released by Deloitte, wealth management in the UK is being disrupted by robo-advisors as they attempt to remove assets from ...

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How secure is Apple Pay?
Banking

How secure is Apple Pay?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

How secure is Apple Pay?

After news of Apple Pay launching in the UK last week, it poses the question: how secure this application is and what risks customers will have to end...

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$30 million funding for big data company Axtria
Insurance

$30 million funding for big data company Axtria

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

$30 million funding for big data company Axtria

Big data company and business reformer Axtria have secured $30 million from a Series C funding round this week to help them expand their business and ...

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The uncertain relationship between fintech start-ups and banks
Banking

The uncertain relationship between fintech start-ups and banks

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

The uncertain relationship between fintech start-u...

With financial start-ups thriving recently, it poses the question of whether these up-and-coming businesses need support from established banking grou...

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Does the new data protection legislation mean cybersecurity is progressing?
Banking

Does the new data protection legislation mean cybersecurity is progressing?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Does the new data protection legislation mean cybe...

Cybersecurity is the focus for regulatory commissions at the moment as last week, the European Parliament, Council and the Commission, also known as t...

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Are developers to blame for exposed personal data on mobile apps?
Banking

Are developers to blame for exposed personal data on mobile apps?

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Are developers to blame for exposed personal data ...

Personal information saved on popular mobile applications is being exposed to hackers and more users are under threat of identity theft, as passwords ...

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Wealthier countries at higher risk of cyber attack
Banking

Wealthier countries at higher risk of cyber attack

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Wealthier countries at higher risk of cyber attack

According to a defence outlook report by Deloitte, the wealthier the nation, the more at risk a country is of cyber attack. The study proves this stat...

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Wells Fargo introduce selfie style mobile banking security system
Banking

Wells Fargo introduce selfie style mobile banking security system

6y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Wells Fargo introduce selfie style mobile banking ...

Wells Fargo are tapping into facial and voice recognition technology to create a more efficient mobile banking security system which a customer can us...

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Show Report: The Future of Payments
Payments

Show Report: The Future of Payments

7y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Show Report: The Future of Payments

StrategyEye hosted their The Future of Payments event last night which showcased a number of up and coming start-ups to an audience of over 130 paymen...

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London fintech: is there space for finance gender equality?

London fintech: is there space for finance gender equality?

7y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

London fintech: is there space for finance gender ...

City AM have gone live with the first fintech powerlist that ranks the top 100 finance professionals that are making the biggest impact in London fint...

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Fintech investment growing in Hong Kong
Banking

Fintech investment growing in Hong Kong

7y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Fintech investment growing in Hong Kong

John Tsang, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, has said that the country would be “an ideal place” to develop into a financial technolo...

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FreeCharge acquired by Snapdeal
Payments

FreeCharge acquired by Snapdeal

7y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

FreeCharge acquired by Snapdeal

Mobile-payments platform FreeCharge, has been bought by one of India’s largest online retailers Snapdeal, in a deal estimated to be worth around...

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LEOcoin enters the cryptocurrency market to rival Bitcoin
Payments

LEOcoin enters the cryptocurrency market to rival Bitcoin

7y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

LEOcoin enters the cryptocurrency market to rival ...

LEOcoin was launched last week in the UK and has become the world’s second largest digital currency after well-known and controversial cryptocur...

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Hot Topics in FinTech Law
Insurance

Hot Topics in FinTech Law

7y | By Madhvi Mavadiya, Editor (2015-2016)

Hot Topics in FinTech Law

bobsguide were delighted to host a webinar with Kevin Taylor, Partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and author of FinTech Law: A Guide to...

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