Nicole Miskelly

Nicole Miskelly was Editor for bobsguide, responsible for managing editorial relationships, writing interviews, Q&As, blogs and features across the financial technology industry.

After graduating with a degree in Journalism in 2008 from the University of Northampton, Nicole worked in a variety of digital journalism roles within consumer and B2C media. An avid interest in financial technology and a love of all things digital, Nicole is passionate about delivering informative and engaging content which appeal to bobsguide members.

Latest content from Nicole Miskelly

BEPS TP rules: No longer a free lunch
Banking

BEPS TP rules: No longer a free lunch

5y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

BEPS TP rules: No longer a free lunch

As the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project comes into effect over the next few years, we examine how its transfer pricing rules will affect treas...

View article
Banks need to make cyber and financial crime security a priority in the years ahead
Asset management

Banks need to make cyber and financial crime security a priority in the years ahead

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banks need to make cyber and financial crime secur...

In the light of the recent announcement from the Bank of England (BOE) stating that the banking crisis is officially over after all UK banks passed an...

View article
The impact of regulation and technology on the asset management industry
Asset management

The impact of regulation and technology on the asset management industry

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The impact of regulation and technology on the ass...

Despite initial reservations, the banking industry has embraced the digital revolution, meaning that it was only a matter of time before global techno...

View article
Ones to watch in insurance technology
Insurance

Ones to watch in insurance technology

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Ones to watch in insurance technology

The insurance industry represents a huge opportunity for innovation, and is another area which is ripe for disruption from new competitors. With recen...

View article
Uber snaps up Goldman Sachs bankers
Banking

Uber snaps up Goldman Sachs bankers

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Uber snaps up Goldman Sachs bankers

Three mid-level bankers from Goldman Sachs’ technology investment banking group have left in recent months to join Uber, reports Reuters. The ba...

View article
Majority of fraud and cyber crimes revealed as “inside jobs”
Insurance

Majority of fraud and cyber crimes revealed as “inside jobs”

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Majority of fraud and cyber crimes revealed as “in...

Three quarters of companies have experienced incidents of fraud within the past year, according to new research from risk consulting firm Kroll, of wh...

View article
Leading Women in FinTech
Insurance

Leading Women in FinTech

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Leading Women in FinTech

There have been many reports highlighting the stark gender gap in fintech, however, SWIFT Innotribe’s ‘Power Women in FinTech’ white...

View article
Lloyd’s explores fintech opportunities in insurance
Insurance

Lloyd’s explores fintech opportunities in insurance

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Lloyd’s explores fintech opportunities in insuranc...

Earlier this week, Lloyd’s, the leading specialist insurance market, hosted a seminar to explore the benefits that technology can bring to the i...

View article
Is the asset management industry slow to adopt digital technology?
Asset management

Is the asset management industry slow to adopt digital technology?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Is the asset management industry slow to adopt dig...

The asset management industry is not progressing quickly enough towards digital and in particular, is not exploring the potential of technology in the...

View article
BBA warns that ‘urgent action’ must be taken to keep banks in London
Insurance

BBA warns that ‘urgent action’ must be taken to keep banks in London

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

BBA warns that ‘urgent action’ must be taken to ke...

A new report from the British Banking Association (BBA) and consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, has warned that London is losing its edge as an internation...

View article
The start-ups challenging banks
Asset management

The start-ups challenging banks

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The start-ups challenging banks

In the current financial landscape banks are facing challenges from new entrants that are providing the same or similar services to them, without the ...

View article
Banks could have to raise €1.19 trillion by 2022
Banking

Banks could have to raise €1.19 trillion by 2022

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banks could have to raise €1.19 trillion by 2022

Global financial regulators announced their plans to force large global banks to raise €1.19 trillion in special debt by 2022, in a bid to preven...

View article
Marketplace lending: the next big thing?
Asset management

Marketplace lending: the next big thing?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Marketplace lending: the next big thing?

Marketplace lending is one of the fastest growing areas in fintech and is tipped to be the next big thing. Over the last eighteen months growth in mar...

View article
Avant closes $325 Million Series E Funding Round
Banking

Avant closes $325 Million Series E Funding Round

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Avant closes $325 Million Series E Funding Round

Avant is the latest marketplace lending platform to raise substantial equity from an array of leading investors. Avant announced this week that it has...

View article
What makes blockchain a game-changer for banks?
Banking

What makes blockchain a game-changer for banks?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

What makes blockchain a game-changer for banks?

Companies across the financial sector are currently experimenting with blockchain to see if they can use the technology to transform the way the indus...

View article
Challenger banks: ones to watch
Banking

Challenger banks: ones to watch

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Challenger banks: ones to watch

The banking industry is going through a huge upheaval and with over 20 challenger banks applying for banking licenses, and five listing on the London ...

View article
Barclays hires Jes Staley as new chief executive
Banking

Barclays hires Jes Staley as new chief executive

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Barclays hires Jes Staley as new chief executive

Barclays has confirmed that former J P Morgan chief executive Jes Staley has been hired as the new chief executive for the bank. Barclays said that St...

View article
Fintech offers way for SMEs to gain funding
Asset management

Fintech offers way for SMEs to gain funding

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Fintech offers way for SMEs to gain funding

Fintech companies could provide relief for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by helping to close a $2 trillion funding gap for SMEs worldwide s...

View article
CMA rules out breaking up Britain's biggest banks and defends free banking practices
Banking

CMA rules out breaking up Britain's biggest banks and defends free banking practices

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

CMA rules out breaking up Britain's biggest banks ...

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the preliminary results of its 18-month in-depth investigation into the retail banking sector th...

View article
Businesses warned about the rise of fake email scams
Asset management

Businesses warned about the rise of fake email scams

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Businesses warned about the rise of fake email sca...

The number of staff being targeted with fake email messages from cyber criminals has risen over the last few weeks, according to the Financial Fraud A...

View article
Sibos Day 4: The future of finance and using machine intelligence to provide better services
Banking

Sibos Day 4: The future of finance and using machine intelligence to provide better services

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 4: The future of finance and using machi...

The exponential growth of technology within the financial services industry and continuing efforts to improve services, has meant that the use of robo...

View article
Sibos Day 3: Changing platforms and landscapes
Asset management

Sibos Day 3: Changing platforms and landscapes

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 3: Changing platforms and landscapes

The financial landscape is rapidly changing due to new technology, new players and customer expectations, and financial services players need to be wo...

View article
Sibos Day 2: The future of regulation
Banking

Sibos Day 2: The future of regulation

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 2: The future of regulation

Regulation and compliance is always a big topic at Sibos. Since the 2008 financial crisis regulators have been putting pressure on financial instituti...

View article
Sibos Day 1: Can the industry work together to deliver new technologies and innovation?
Asset management

Sibos Day 1: Can the industry work together to deliver new technologies and innovation?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 1: Can the industry work together to del...

It’s been twelve years since Sibos was last held in Singapore and this year the financial services conference is back in the thriving financial ...

View article
Sibos Topic 4: How are corporate treasurer requirements evolving?
Treasury

Sibos Topic 4: How are corporate treasurer requirements evolving?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 4: How are corporate treasurer require...

The role of the corporate treasurer has evolved over the last few years and has become increasingly more strategic. With comments from Alain Raes, CEO...

View article
Institutional banks struggle to manage cross-border regulatory compliance and entity data management
Banking

Institutional banks struggle to manage cross-border regulatory compliance and entity data management

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Institutional banks struggle to manage cross-borde...

A recent survey commissioned by Fenergo and produced by Aite Group, shows that institutional banks are struggling to manage regulatory compliance and ...

View article
Sibos Interview: Behind the scenes at Innotribe at Sibos with Peter Vander Auwera
Banking

Sibos Interview: Behind the scenes at Innotribe at Sibos with Peter Vander Auwera

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Interview: Behind the scenes at Innotribe at...

Behind the scenes, a lot of work goes into make Sibos a success, from the design concepts to the programme, it takes months to put together and is no ...

View article
Sibos Topic 3: Preparing for a cyber attack
Insurance

Sibos Topic 3: Preparing for a cyber attack

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 3: Preparing for a cyber attack

At Sibos this year, cyber security is a topic high on the agenda. Due to a number high profile cyber attacks over the past year, many firms are increa...

View article
Figures show women are better represented on UK banking boards
Banking

Figures show women are better represented on UK banking boards

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Figures show women are better represented on UK ba...

A new report from financial services firm Astbury Marsden indicates that the share of female board members in Britain’s banks has risen by over ...

View article
Sibos Topic 2: Regulatory compliance and the fundamentals of ISO 20022
Payments

Sibos Topic 2: Regulatory compliance and the fundamentals of ISO 20022

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 2: Regulatory compliance and the funda...

At Sibos this year, the standards forum will be encouraging discussions around some of the key challenges facing the FS industry such as compliance, r...

View article
Sibos Speaker Interview: Zennon Kapron explains the threat posed by Chinese tech companies
Asset management

Sibos Speaker Interview: Zennon Kapron explains the threat posed by Chinese tech companies

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Speaker Interview: Zennon Kapron explains th...

China’s rapidly developing fintech scene and the global influence of their tech companies is undoubtedly having an effect on the country and the...

View article
Sibos Topic 1: The age of disruption
Asset management

Sibos Topic 1: The age of disruption

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 1: The age of disruption

This year, the Swift International Banking Operations Seminar (Sibos) is being held in thriving city of Singapore from 12th October to 15th October 20...

View article
Sibos Interview: Exclusive Insights into Sibos 2015 with Fabian Vandenreydt
Banking

Sibos Interview: Exclusive Insights into Sibos 2015 with Fabian Vandenreydt

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Interview: Exclusive Insights into Sibos 201...

In the run up to Sibos 2015, bobsguide will be providing exclusive insights into the annual SWIFT conference and who better to give us a glimpse into ...

View article
Cloud Computing: What are the risks?
Banking

Cloud Computing: What are the risks?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cloud Computing: What are the risks?

With more and more organisations planning to migrate to the cloud, in a bid to update systems, save costs and gain a greater level of efficiency, conc...

View article
Biggest FinTech funding rounds from UK and Europe this year
Banking

Biggest FinTech funding rounds from UK and Europe this year

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Biggest FinTech funding rounds from UK and Europe ...

With news last week that Swedish payments company iZettle, raised a huge €60m from European investors in a new funding round, bobsguide investiga...

View article
New malware threatens Japanese banks
Banking

New malware threatens Japanese banks

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

New malware threatens Japanese banks

A new banking Trojan is targeting 14 Japanese banks and EU electronic banking platforms, according to IBM researchers. IBM, which has called the malwa...

View article
The future of cash: Quarter of Brits say it will disappear in next 5 years
Payments

The future of cash: Quarter of Brits say it will disappear in next 5 years

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The future of cash: Quarter of Brits say it will d...

New research conducted by Lloyds Bank, shows that a quarter of Brits believe they will be living without notes and coins within five years. The study ...

View article
Top FinTech M&A deals in 2015
Banking

Top FinTech M&A deals in 2015

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Top FinTech M&A deals in 2015

There have been a number of high profile mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the fintech sector over the past few years and reports suggest that aft...

View article
Impact of China's stock market crash on rest of the world
Trading & brokering

Impact of China's stock market crash on rest of the world

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Impact of China's stock market crash on rest of th...

Chinese stocks fell by 8.5 per cent yesterday, on what is being dubbed “Black Monday” and is the worst fall since the sharp drops faced by...

View article
TMS Feature Part 2: How should treasurers deal with new challenges?
Treasury

TMS Feature Part 2: How should treasurers deal with new challenges?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

TMS Feature Part 2: How should treasurers deal wit...

Last week our treasury experts explained how installing a TMS enables treasurers to streamline day-to-day operations, empowers them to answer strategi...

View article
Amazon opens Loft in London to target British start-ups
Banking

Amazon opens Loft in London to target British start-ups

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Amazon opens Loft in London to target British star...

Amazon is opening a data support centre in London in a bid to gain the custom of British start-ups and support businesses using its cloud computing se...

View article
Which city will be the next big fintech hub?
Banking

Which city will be the next big fintech hub?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Which city will be the next big fintech hub?

As competition for the next big fintech hub heats up, governments and businesses are realising there is growing importance for a city to be a worthy p...

View article
Could Twitter help banks make market predictions?
Banking

Could Twitter help banks make market predictions?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Could Twitter help banks make market predictions?

Bank of England (BoE) analysts believe that social media platforms such as Twitter could be used by banks to predict market movements, give early sign...

View article
TMS Feature Part 1: The Evolving Treasury Landscape
Treasury

TMS Feature Part 1: The Evolving Treasury Landscape

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

TMS Feature Part 1: The Evolving Treasury Landscap...

Today’s treasury landscape is evolving rapidly and so is the role of the corporate treasurer. According to the ACT’s Contemporary Treasure...

View article
FIS agree to buy SunGard for $9.1 Billion
Treasury

FIS agree to buy SunGard for $9.1 Billion

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FIS agree to buy SunGard for $9.1 Billion

Provider of banking and payments technology, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) has agreed to buy SunGard Data Systems in a deal valued...

View article
Regulation is putting UK at international disadvantage, say bank executives
Banking

Regulation is putting UK at international disadvantage, say bank executives

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Regulation is putting UK at international disadvan...

Bank executives fear that tough regulation is harming the UK’s international competitiveness, according to a poll published by Interim Partners ...

View article
China to tighten control of internet users
Asset management

China to tighten control of internet users

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

China to tighten control of internet users

China plans to station police officers inside large internet companies in an attempt to heighten censorship and prevent criminal behaviour, according ...

View article
Competition forces auditors to invest in big data analytics
Banking

Competition forces auditors to invest in big data analytics

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Competition forces auditors to invest in big data ...

Rapid developments in digital technology and new rules around bidding for auditing work have forced accounting firms to focus on winning business and ...

View article
Banks still have lessons to learn from rate-rigging scandals, warns FCA
Banking

Banks still have lessons to learn from rate-rigging scandals, warns FCA

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banks still have lessons to learn from rate-riggin...

This week, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warned that banks still have not applied the lessons learned from rate-rigging scandals, such as Libo...

View article
David Cameron stands behind manifesto to make UK a world FinTech leader by 2020
Banking

David Cameron stands behind manifesto to make UK a world FinTech leader by 2020

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

David Cameron stands behind manifesto to make UK a...

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has backed the UK FinTech 2020 manifesto created by FinTech trade body Innovate Finance. The manifesto, which was rele...

View article
Some of the hottest big data start-ups of 2015
Asset management

Some of the hottest big data start-ups of 2015

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Some of the hottest big data start-ups of 2015

If predictions are correct, global spending on big data will reach $125 billion in 2015 and so far this year there have been a number of product launc...

View article
Santander launches group money management mobile app
Banking

Santander launches group money management mobile app

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Santander launches group money management mobile a...

Santander launched a group money mobile app called KiTTi earlier this week, which targets groups of people who want to pool their money for activities...

View article
Boost in revenue and share growth for Infosys
Banking

Boost in revenue and share growth for Infosys

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Boost in revenue and share growth for Infosys

India’s second-largest IT services company, Infosys, reported a 10 per cent growth in shares this week after unexpected sales boosted the compan...

View article
Big Data: Challenges, Risks and Solutions
Trading & brokering

Big Data: Challenges, Risks and Solutions

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Big Data: Challenges, Risks and Solutions

Many companies within the financial services sector are experimenting with big data and analytics, and although they realise that big data can benefit...

View article
France aims to become a leader in Internet of Things technology
Asset management

France aims to become a leader in Internet of Things technology

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

France aims to become a leader in Internet of Thin...

A centre dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, founded by private and state money, has opened in Angers, a city which is 300km from Pa...

View article
Q&A Interview: How to Start a New Bank
Banking

Q&A Interview: How to Start a New Bank

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Q&A Interview: How to Start a New Bank

Last month, Fiserv’s ‘How to Start a New Bank Seminar’ brought together capital markets and finance experts, legal firms, the existi...

View article
Big data privacy start-up Privitar raises over $1 million in funding round
Trading & brokering

Big data privacy start-up Privitar raises over $1 million in funding round

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Big data privacy start-up Privitar raises over $1 ...

UK start-up Privitar, a tech company that is looking to transform the way banks use big data, whilst keeping customer information private, raised over...

View article
MIT researchers develop flash memory solution for big data
Banking

MIT researchers develop flash memory solution for big data

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

MIT researchers develop flash memory solution for ...

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have revealed a new network design called BlueDBM which they say could make flash memor...

View article
Cisco plans to invest $1bn in UK tech industry in the next five years
Asset management

Cisco plans to invest $1bn in UK tech industry in the next five years

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cisco plans to invest $1bn in UK tech industry in ...

Cisco is planning to spend $1bn in the UK tech industry in the next five years, the FT reports. The US technology company, which plans to double the s...

View article
Q&A Interview: Why the CDO will be vital in driving the success of big data initiatives for financial services firms
Banking

Q&A Interview: Why the CDO will be vital in driving the success of big data initiatives for financial services firms

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Q&A Interview: Why the CDO will be vital in drivin...

Although financial services firms need robust data management to meet growing regulatory pressure and drive new market opportunities, many still face ...

View article
Tech experts oppose government encryption demands
Insurance

Tech experts oppose government encryption demands

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Tech experts oppose government encryption demands

Technology experts have warned that the demands from UK and US governments for greater powers to crack encrypted private data from could weaken web se...

View article
Barclays Pingit set to go live with Zapp
Banking

Barclays Pingit set to go live with Zapp

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Barclays Pingit set to go live with Zapp

Zapp announced today that Barclays have joined the other banks, retailers, billers and payment providers offering Zapp’s Pay by Bank app service...

View article
EU investment banks face a decline in market share
Banking

EU investment banks face a decline in market share

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

EU investment banks face a decline in market share

The FT reports that the big six US investment banks all increased their market share during the first half of 2014, in comparison to their European (E...

View article
FATCA: What’s next on the horizon?
Banking

FATCA: What’s next on the horizon?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FATCA: What’s next on the horizon?

This week the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) celebrated its one year anniversary of coming into force. FATCA is a US regulation which requ...

View article
Barclaycard unveils contactless wearable devices
Payments

Barclaycard unveils contactless wearable devices

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Barclaycard unveils contactless wearable devices

Barclaycard has unvelied three wearable devices that can be used to make transactions at 300,000 locations across the UK. The new contactless range co...

View article
Fintech investment in US triples
Payments

Fintech investment in US triples

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Fintech investment in US triples

According to a report by Accenture and Partnership Fund for New York, the US saw a 191 per cent increase in fintech investment last year, which helped...

View article
Members of EACHA form alliance to deliver optimised SEPA services
Payments

Members of EACHA form alliance to deliver optimised SEPA services

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Members of EACHA form alliance to deliver optimise...

Six members of the European Automated Clearing House Association (EACHA) have joined forces to deliver optimised processing services for SEPA transact...

View article
Atom Bank strikes deal with high street lender
Banking

Atom Bank strikes deal with high street lender

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Atom Bank strikes deal with high street lender

Online-only Atom Bank has made a deal with a high street rival to provide a cheque deposit service until the UK can process digital cheque imaging, an...

View article
Cyber Security: What should companies be doing to better protect themselves?
Banking

Cyber Security: What should companies be doing to better protect themselves?

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cyber Security: What should companies be doing to ...

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of high-profile data breaches of large companies, in which data, financial and personal information have be...

View article
RBS technical glitch has made millions of pounds disappear
Banking

RBS technical glitch has made millions of pounds disappear

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

RBS technical glitch has made millions of pounds d...

Millions of pounds have gone missing from RBS customer accounts, after a technical glitch on Tuesday night. The glitch, which RBS has referred to as &...

View article
UK Lebanon Tech Hub opens in London
Payments

UK Lebanon Tech Hub opens in London

6y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

UK Lebanon Tech Hub opens in London

The Lebanon Tech Hub opened its doors in east London’s Tech City today. Backed by the government body set up to support UK companies looking to ...

View article
European authorities bust cybercrime gang
Banking

European authorities bust cybercrime gang

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

European authorities bust cybercrime gang

49 suspected members of a cybercrime gang that broke into corporate email accounts were arrested by European authorities this week. The gang, which wa...

View article
Apple Pay will launch in the UK this summer
Payments

Apple Pay will launch in the UK this summer

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Apple Pay will launch in the UK this summer

Industry sources revealed this week that Apple Pay will launch in the UK this summer. The Telegraph was the first to leak the news, however, Apple hav...

View article
Q&A Interview: Blockchain explains the importance of cryptocurrencies for the financial sector
Payments

Q&A Interview: Blockchain explains the importance of cryptocurrencies for the financial sector

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Q&A Interview: Blockchain explains the importance ...

Despite the controversial press that bitcoin received last year, this year the digital currency is proving its worth, with large corporations such as ...

View article
US believes China is behind cybersecurity breach of 4 million federal employees
Banking

US believes China is behind cybersecurity breach of 4 million federal employees

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

US believes China is behind cybersecurity breach o...

US officials said they suspect hackers based in China are behind the massive data breach that could have compromised the personal data of at least 4 m...

View article
Survey reveals that many UK organisations are not equipped to handle cyber threats
Banking

Survey reveals that many UK organisations are not equipped to handle cyber threats

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Survey reveals that many UK organisations are not ...

YouGov research released today, shows that many UK organisations are not equipped to handle the cyber threats posed by social engineering and that Gen...

View article
Does Android Pay offer anything different?
Payments

Does Android Pay offer anything different?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Does Android Pay offer anything different?

Last week, internet giant Google announced their latest mobile payment offering, Android Pay, but with current competition from Apple and Samsung, wha...

View article
Corporate investment in the fintech sector expected to double in 2015
Banking

Corporate investment in the fintech sector expected to double in 2015

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Corporate investment in the fintech sector expecte...

Investment in fintech has increased by 176% from 2010 to 2014 and the amount of investment is expected to double in 2015, according to data from CB In...

View article
SWIFT broadens its compliance services to the securities community
Asset management

SWIFT broadens its compliance services to the securities community

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

SWIFT broadens its compliance services to the secu...

SWIFT has announced that it is extending its Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance service to the securities community, as a first step towards addressi...

View article
Digital disruption is putting pressure on the banking sector
Banking

Digital disruption is putting pressure on the banking sector

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Digital disruption is putting pressure on the bank...

A recent survey by financial services consulting company, iBe, shows that digital disruption is putting pressure on existing business models within th...

View article
‘Greedy’ City trader on trial for Libor rigging
Banking

‘Greedy’ City trader on trial for Libor rigging

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

‘Greedy’ City trader on trial for Libor rigging

Former City trader Tom Hayes, 35, was called “greedy” and accused of acting in a “thoroughly dishonest and manipulative manner&rdquo...

View article
Westpac enlists Generation Y to find the next Uber
Banking

Westpac enlists Generation Y to find the next Uber

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Westpac enlists Generation Y to find the next Uber

Australian bank, Westpac is hoping to find the next big fintech start-up by asking people aged 18 to 35 to pitch their ideas on digital disruption. Th...

View article
Record fines imposed on banks for rigging forex market
Banking

Record fines imposed on banks for rigging forex market

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Record fines imposed on banks for rigging forex ma...

This week, Barclays, RBS, JPMorgan, Bank of America, UBS and Citigroup were fined $5.7bn (£3.6bn) by authorities in the US and UK for rigging fo...

View article
Why banks should be investing in digital strategies
Banking

Why banks should be investing in digital strategies

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Why banks should be investing in digital strategie...

Last year, an Oracle report, which surveyed over 100 executives at major retail banks, revealed the importance of investing in digital strategies. 94 ...

View article
Samsung shuts down Wallet to make room for Samsung Pay
Payments

Samsung shuts down Wallet to make room for Samsung Pay

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Samsung shuts down Wallet to make room for Samsung...

Samsung has told their Wallet users that the service will be shutting down on 30 June to make room for Samsung Pay, the payment service that we first ...

View article
Deutsche Bank reviews whether to move British operations if UK exits EU
Banking

Deutsche Bank reviews whether to move British operations if UK exits EU

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Deutsche Bank reviews whether to move British oper...

Deutsche Bank is reviewing whether to move parts of its British operations to Germany if the UK decides to leave the EU. The Financial Times (FT) repo...

View article
Australia’s low-risk appetite is affecting start-up relationships, says Silicon Valley Investor
Treasury

Australia’s low-risk appetite is affecting start-up relationships, says Silicon Valley Investor

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Australia’s low-risk appetite is affecting start-u...

Adeo Ressi, founder of global start-up incubator Founder Institute, has told FairFax Media that Australia’s low-risk appetite is causing start-u...

View article
Regulatory trends - how are banks shaping up?
Banking

Regulatory trends - how are banks shaping up?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Regulatory trends - how are banks shaping up?

At the beginning of the year Deloitte provided their outlook for financial markets regulation and set out the top 10 key areas where they expect progr...

View article
US probe into the Bank of England’s handling of the forex inquiry
Banking

US probe into the Bank of England’s handling of the forex inquiry

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

US probe into the Bank of England’s handling of th...

US prosecutors are probing into what the Bank of England (BoE) knew about the way traders’ behaved in the foreign exchange (FX) market, the FT r...

View article
Hedge funds weaken financial systems against cyber threats says US government
Asset management

Hedge funds weaken financial systems against cyber threats says US government

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Hedge funds weaken financial systems against cyber...

The US government has warned that hedge funds are weakening US financial system defences against cyber hackers and terrorists, the Financial Times (FT...

View article
Apple Pay in talks to launch in China
Payments

Apple Pay in talks to launch in China

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Apple Pay in talks to launch in China

Reports suggest that Apple Inc is in talks with Alibaba Group and Chinese banks to launch Apple Pay in China.   In an interview with Xinhua news ...

View article
Global banks push to join India’s start-up boom
Banking

Global banks push to join India’s start-up boom

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Global banks push to join India’s start-up boom

Money has been pouring into India’s thriving e-commerce sector and has encouraged global investment banks, which were beaten to the post by smal...

View article
Visa expands its digital wallet service in the UK
Payments

Visa expands its digital wallet service in the UK

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Visa expands its digital wallet service in the UK

As the shift towards mobile payments gains speed, Visa Europe plans to make online shopping easier for people in the UK by expanding its digital walle...

View article
Telcos risk being left behind in the digital new world
Payments

Telcos risk being left behind in the digital new world

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Telcos risk being left behind in the digital new w...

If telecoms companies cannot keep up with increasing customer demands and disruption by technology groups, then they risk being left behind, reports t...

View article
RBS faces a year tough year after £446m loss in first quarter
Banking

RBS faces a year tough year after £446m loss in first quarter

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

RBS faces a year tough year after £446m loss in fi...

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has warned that it faces a tough year due to a worse-than-expected first quarter loss caused by a huge restructuring proj...

View article
Insurers who take the lead on digital innovation are “disadvantaged”
Insurance

Insurers who take the lead on digital innovation are “disadvantaged”

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Insurers who take the lead on digital innovation a...

In a FinTech Futures roundtable organised by Insurance Age, experts said that insurers and brokers who take the lead in digital innovation are often d...

View article
Risks of the connected world
Insurance

Risks of the connected world

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Risks of the connected world

The Financial Times (FT) reports that since the first ever computer virus was unleashed in 1986 by two brothers in Lahore, technology users have reali...

View article
Capital markets study finds delays in connectivity lead to missed trading opportunities
Asset management

Capital markets study finds delays in connectivity lead to missed trading opportunities

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Capital markets study finds delays in connectivity...

A recent study by integrated IT infrastructure company Colt, shows that 49 per cent of buy-side and sell-side traders in US, Europe and Asia believe t...

View article
UK trader accused of triggering Wall Street ‘flash crash’
Trading & brokering

UK trader accused of triggering Wall Street ‘flash crash’

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

UK trader accused of triggering Wall Street ‘flash...

A British trader was arrested and appeared in court yesterday accused of triggering the £500bn Wall Street flash crash. The trader, dubbed the &...

View article
Cyber security funding reaches $1 billion
Banking

Cyber security funding reaches $1 billion

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cyber security funding reaches $1 billion

For the first time ever, funding for cyber security start-ups reached $1.02bn in the first quarter, a figure which is up from $540m raised in the firs...

View article
The impact of technology on trading since the financial crisis
Trading & brokering

The impact of technology on trading since the financial crisis

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The impact of technology on trading since the fina...

Prior to the 2008-2009 financial crisis, trading levels and return on equity (RoE) for trading were at an all-time high. After the financial crisis th...

View article
Asset managers to face stress testing
Asset management

Asset managers to face stress testing

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Asset managers to face stress testing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for stress-testing for asset managers, an announcement which has raised questions about whether the s...

View article
Regulatory probe into Google causes tech divide

Regulatory probe into Google causes tech divide

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Regulatory probe into Google causes tech divide

Google is under serious regulatory scrutiny, after EU officials launched a probe into its market dominance yesterday. Reports suggest that the regulat...

View article
BNY Mellon and UBS experiment with blockchain technology
Banking

BNY Mellon and UBS experiment with blockchain technology

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

BNY Mellon and UBS experiment with blockchain tech...

Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) and UBS are the latest banks to announce they are exploring the blockchain technology behind bitcoin. Despite ini...

View article
Banks cash in on Apple Watch
Banking

Banks cash in on Apple Watch

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banks cash in on Apple Watch

With the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch soon approaching (April 24th in nine countries including the UK and US, with pre-orders being ta...

View article
KPMG’s banking clients worried about industry disruption
Banking

KPMG’s banking clients worried about industry disruption

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

KPMG’s banking clients worried about industry disr...

“All of KPMG’s banking clients are worried about industry disruption,” said Daniel Knoll, head of financial services consulting at K...

View article
Apple Pay to face new mobile payments rival
Payments

Apple Pay to face new mobile payments rival

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Apple Pay to face new mobile payments rival

Apple Pay will face a new competitor in the mobile payments space in mid-2015. CurrentC, an in-house mobile payments platform backed by some of the US...

View article
BNP Paribas launches payments app
Banking

BNP Paribas launches payments app

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

BNP Paribas launches payments app

BGL BNP Paribas has launched its Digicash M-Payment application (app) in Luxembourg. The bank first unveiled its Digicash App, which is now issued by ...

View article
Investment Banks join new Banking Standards Board
Banking

Investment Banks join new Banking Standards Board

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Investment Banks join new Banking Standards Board

City A.M reports that after some initial reservations, Citi, HSBC and Morgan Stanley have joined the Banking Standards Board (BSB). Created last year,...

View article
Basel head says there is light at the end of the tunnel for post-crisis banking reform
Banking

Basel head says there is light at the end of the tunnel for post-crisis banking reform

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Basel head says there is light at the end of the t...

Basel Committee secretary-general William Coen has said the vast amount of post-crisis banking regulation is coming to an end, with most of the doubts...

View article
Financial regulators will be focusing on payments and technology in 2015/16
Insurance

Financial regulators will be focusing on payments and technology in 2015/16

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Financial regulators will be focusing on payments ...

Last week, both the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced their plans for the year ahead. 1st April 201...

View article
Investment in FinTech reaches $12.2 billion with Europe setting the pace
Asset management

Investment in FinTech reaches $12.2 billion with Europe setting the pace

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Investment in FinTech reaches $12.2 billion with E...

Research by management consulting and technology services provider, Accenture shows that investment in the global Fintech sector tripled to a huge $12...

View article
Financial regulators using lessons from Hurricane Sandy in preparation for cyber war games
Banking

Financial regulators using lessons from Hurricane Sandy in preparation for cyber war games

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Financial regulators using lessons from Hurricane ...

Financial regulators are taking note of responses to natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, as they prepare for cyber war games that will simulate...

View article
Mutual Fund investors can now transact via WhatsApp
Asset management

Mutual Fund investors can now transact via WhatsApp

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Mutual Fund investors can now transact via WhatsAp...

In an attempt to attract retail investors, mutual fund houses are using social media platforms such as WhatsApp and other messaging apps to facilitate...

View article
Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the payments industry
Banking

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the payments industry

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Blockchain technology has the potential to transfo...

At the Future of Payments Forum at Payments International 2015 last week, a number of speakers addressed the benefits of the underlying blockchain tec...

View article
Facebook joins the P2P money transfer market
Payments

Facebook joins the P2P money transfer market

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Facebook joins the P2P money transfer market

Facebook announced that it has joined the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) money transfer market earlier this week and will soon allow users to send money to their ...

View article
FinTech Innovation Awards 2015: Winners and Show Report
Asset management

FinTech Innovation Awards 2015: Winners and Show Report

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FinTech Innovation Awards 2015: Winners and Show R...

Last night, bobsguide and PaymentEye FinTech held the FinTech Innovation Awards 2015 (FIAs) at The Brewery, London. With over 400 industry experts and...

View article
Show report: TSAM Europe 2015
Asset management

Show report: TSAM Europe 2015

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Show report: TSAM Europe 2015

TSAM Europe is the leading event for companies in the investment management sector. Held annually, the conference brings together strategic business l...

View article
Top reasons why bankers are leaving the finance industry for technology jobs
Banking

Top reasons why bankers are leaving the finance industry for technology jobs

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Top reasons why bankers are leaving the finance in...

Bloomberg reports that many bankers are leaving their finance positions for zero-salary technology jobs. According to Bloomberg, due to investment fir...

View article
Halifax trials heartbeat authentication for online banking
Banking

Halifax trials heartbeat authentication for online banking

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Halifax trials heartbeat authentication for online...

Halifax is testing new technology which allows customers to access their mobile banking app by checking their unique heartbeat rhythm for security, ra...

View article
UK decision to support new China-led bank comes under fire from US
Banking

UK decision to support new China-led bank comes under fire from US

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

UK decision to support new China-led bank comes un...

The Obama administration has accused the UK of accommodating China after Britain’s decision to join the new China-backed Asian Infrastructu...

View article
Polaris Consulting and Oxford University teach executives how to survive in today’s digital world
Accounting

Polaris Consulting and Oxford University teach executives how to survive in today’s digital world

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Polaris Consulting and Oxford University teach exe...

Financial technology consultancy company, Polaris Consulting today announced the launch of their new executive education programme in collaboration wi...

View article
Show report: FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference
Trading & brokering

Show report: FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Show report: FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Co...

For seven years the FIX Trading Community have been bringing together the European trading community for a one day event called the EMEA Trading Confe...

View article
Barclays and SunGard in deal to reduce IT costs
Banking

Barclays and SunGard in deal to reduce IT costs

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Barclays and SunGard in deal to reduce IT costs

Barclays has made a first-of-its-kind deal with US based STP solutions company SunGard to cut IT costs by 20 per cent. The news that Barclays is handi...

View article
Banks face new branchless challenger
Banking

Banks face new branchless challenger

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banks face new branchless challenger

CivilisedBank is a new challenger bank that provides an online-only service to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). The new bank, led by a team o...

View article
Fraudsters target Apple Pay
Payments

Fraudsters target Apple Pay

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Fraudsters target Apple Pay

It hasn’t been a great week for Apple, first Samsung announced Samsung Pay a new rival in the mobile payments space and now Apple Pay has been t...

View article
FCA warned about cyber security loophole in one of Britain’s biggest banks
Banking

FCA warned about cyber security loophole in one of Britain’s biggest banks

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FCA warned about cyber security loophole in one of...

The Financial Times (FT) reports that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was warned last July about a cyber security loophole that could give hacke...

View article
Australia to launch a fintech innovation hub

Australia to launch a fintech innovation hub

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Australia to launch a fintech innovation hub

Australia is to launch a fintech innovation hub in Sydney this May. The hub, which is the first in the country, is named Stone and Chalk and has gaine...

View article
Welcome to the payments revolution: Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay
Payments

Welcome to the payments revolution: Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Welcome to the payments revolution: Apple Pay vs S...

We are currently in the midst of a payment revolution, with mobile payments tipped to take over cash payments within the next few years. Since Apple P...

View article
Samsung Pay has arrived
Payments

Samsung Pay has arrived

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Samsung Pay has arrived

Samsung is set to reveal Samsung Pay this week, a collaboration with MasterCard and Visa which sees the Korean firm stake its claim in the mobile paym...

View article
Q&A Interview: Innotribe explains what it takes to make a start-up successful
Asset management

Q&A Interview: Innotribe explains what it takes to make a start-up successful

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Q&A Interview: Innotribe explains what it takes to...

Start-ups often require help, advice and capital to make their product a success and the Innotribe Startup Challenge is the perfect platform to showca...

View article
China bans US tech companies
Banking

China bans US tech companies

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

China bans US tech companies

China has banned government purchases from some of the largest US technology firms. A list of approved technology vendors by the Chinese central gover...

View article
Tech companies are finding it hard to retain female talent

Tech companies are finding it hard to retain female talent

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Tech companies are finding it hard to retain femal...

The LA Times reports that tech companies are find it increasingly hard to retain female talent. Two women interviewed by the LA Times said they left t...

View article
Google makes deal with US telecoms companies to rival Apple
Payments

Google makes deal with US telecoms companies to rival Apple

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Google makes deal with US telecoms companies to ri...

In a bid to rival Apple Pay, Google struck a deal with three major US telecoms companies this week, to pre-install its Google Wallet app on smartphone...

View article
Non-executives could also be held personally liable for reckless financial decisions
Banking

Non-executives could also be held personally liable for reckless financial decisions

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Non-executives could also be held personally liabl...

UK regulators plan to include senior non-executives of banks and insurance companies alongside chairmen in a new personal liability regime to be revea...

View article
Investment banks under scrutiny by FCA
Banking

Investment banks under scrutiny by FCA

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Investment banks under scrutiny by FCA

The FCA announced plans this week to launch its first investigation into commercial and investment banking following complaints from industry particip...

View article
Top tips for creating a successful start-up

Top tips for creating a successful start-up

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Top tips for creating a successful start-up

Many fintech start-ups have emerged over the past few years, and although there have been some success stories (WorldRemit and Transferwise for exampl...

View article
British tech start-up WorldRemit raises $100m from US investor
Payments

British tech start-up WorldRemit raises $100m from US investor

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

British tech start-up WorldRemit raises $100m from...

News yesterday that WorldRemit has raised $100m from a Silicon Valley investor in one of the largest funding rounds for a British tech start-up, once ...

View article
Matchmaking is a perk at Chinese tech companies

Matchmaking is a perk at Chinese tech companies

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Matchmaking is a perk at Chinese tech companies

Matchmaking is a company perk at tech companies in China, the Financial Times (FT) reports. Multinational companies such as IBM and domestic companies...

View article
Global Innovation: South Korea is top of Bloomberg's list

Global Innovation: South Korea is top of Bloomberg's list

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Global Innovation: South Korea is top of Bloomberg...

At the beginning of the year Bloomberg released their 2015 Global Innovation Index which compared 50 of the world’s most innovative countries an...

View article
Cyber attacks reported on 100 banks and financial institutions
Banking

Cyber attacks reported on 100 banks and financial institutions

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cyber attacks reported on 100 banks and financial ...

A new report by computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has said that as many as 100 banks and financial institutions have been attacked by a cyber-crimi...

View article
Rise in investment from US firms into London technology companies
Asset management

Rise in investment from US firms into London technology companies

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Rise in investment from US firms into London techn...

New figures show that US investors are ploughing more money into London companies than ever before. London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is currently in th...

View article
Tech-based companies prompt an increase in cash holdings
Treasury

Tech-based companies prompt an increase in cash holdings

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Tech-based companies prompt an increase in cash ho...

According to Andrew Hilton, Director, Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation there are a few factors that might be prompting increased cash hold...

View article
Show report: The best innovators at FinovateEurope 2015
Banking

Show report: The best innovators at FinovateEurope 2015

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Show report: The best innovators at FinovateEurope...

FinovateEurope, now in its fifth year, is a demo-focused conference held in London over two days which brings the financial technology (fintech) commu...

View article
Q&A Interview: Zafin encourages start-ups to take more risks
Banking

Q&A Interview: Zafin encourages start-ups to take more risks

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Q&A Interview: Zafin encourages start-ups to take ...

Today, the financial sector is bursting with innovation and many start-ups are in demand for the solutions they provide. When Al Karim Somji founded Z...

View article
Barclays to launch over-50s apprenticeship scheme
Banking

Barclays to launch over-50s apprenticeship scheme

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Barclays to launch over-50s apprenticeship scheme

Barclays has launched an apprenticeship scheme for people over-50s who want a career in banking. The scheme, which will place former middle-aged train...

View article
Lloyd’s insurer warns cyber risks are getting too big to handle
Insurance

Lloyd’s insurer warns cyber risks are getting too big to handle

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Lloyd’s insurer warns cyber risks are getting too ...

The head of the largest Lloyd’s of London insurer, Stephen Catlin has said that cyber attacks are now so dangerous to global businesses that gov...

View article
UK cyber agency says managing risk in technology projects demands further overview
Insurance

UK cyber agency says managing risk in technology projects demands further overview

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

UK cyber agency says managing risk in technology p...

The UK government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assure (CESG) has said that public sector bodies and their IT suppliers must lo...

View article
Japanese bank plans to use robot employees in branch
Banking

Japanese bank plans to use robot employees in branch

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Japanese bank plans to use robot employees in bran...

Japan’s biggest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ, is planning to introduce 58cm-tall humanoid robot’s called Nao to work in their Tokyo branches. The ...

View article
Santander offers cloud data storage services to rival new tech players
Banking

Santander offers cloud data storage services to rival new tech players

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Santander offers cloud data storage services to ri...

Santander is set to offer cloud data storage services to corporate clients in a bid to fight back against competition from technology groups. The Fina...

View article
Accenture sees shift in "We Economy" and names the “Internet of Me” as one of its five big tech trends in 2015
Asset management

Accenture sees shift in "We Economy" and names the “Internet of Me” as one of its five big tech trends in 2015

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Accenture sees shift in "We Economy" and names the...

Management consulting company Accenture has revealed its five big tech trends for 2015 and predicts a huge shift in what it calls the “We Econom...

View article
Fintech is the most lucrative sector for angel investment
Asset management

Fintech is the most lucrative sector for angel investment

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Fintech is the most lucrative sector for angel inv...

According to the Nation of Angels study by the UK Business Angels Association Fund and Centre for Entrepreneurs, financial technology is delivering th...

View article
Visa Europe investing €200 million in digital payment technologies
Payments

Visa Europe investing €200 million in digital payment technologies

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Visa Europe investing €200 million in digital paym...

Visa Europe is accelerating the growth of digital payments by investing over €200m in new payment technologies. The announcement comes after a re...

View article
Alibaba launches credit scoring service
Banking

Alibaba launches credit scoring service

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Alibaba launches credit scoring service

Ant Financial, the finance arm of Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba, has launched a credit rating system which utilises the group’s vast amount of...

View article
Smartphone-only banking service launches in Germany
Banking

Smartphone-only banking service launches in Germany

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Smartphone-only banking service launches in German...

Number26, a US banking start-up which is owned by Spanish Bank BBVA, launched their mobile banking service in Germany and Austria yesterday. After a s...

View article
Online and mobile banking growth rates accelerated by older generation
Banking

Online and mobile banking growth rates accelerated by older generation

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Online and mobile banking growth rates accelerated...

Over 2 million people aged over 70 years old use online banking and nearly half a million over 60 year olds have downloaded mobile banking apps on the...

View article
RBS strikes partnership with peer-to-peer lending start-ups
Banking

RBS strikes partnership with peer-to-peer lending start-ups

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

RBS strikes partnership with peer-to-peer lending ...

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has partnered with online lending marketplace, Funding Circle and peer-to-peer lending platform, Assetz Capital to provid...

View article
Tech companies warned to change policy approach
Banking

Tech companies warned to change policy approach

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Tech companies warned to change policy approach

Large technology companies have been warned by business leaders that they will experience the same loss in trust and reputation that banks have faced ...

View article
Public trust in new technology falls
Payments

Public trust in new technology falls

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Public trust in new technology falls

Research shows the pace of change has been too fast for some British consumers, as their trust in new technologies developed by Britain’s flouri...

View article
Which content types do B2B tech buyers value the most?

Which content types do B2B tech buyers value the most?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Which content types do B2B tech buyers value the m...

A recent report from Eccolo Media has named product brochures as the most frequently consumed and highly valued content types by B2B technology buyers...

View article
Google in talks to buy mobile payments company Softcard
Payments

Google in talks to buy mobile payments company Softcard

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Google in talks to buy mobile payments company Sof...

Google is in talks to acquire mobile payments company Softcard, which is rumoured to be in trouble after laying off 60 employees earlier this month. S...

View article
Tech start-up funding reaches record high

Tech start-up funding reaches record high

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Tech start-up funding reaches record high

Venture capitalists poured a huge $48.3bn into US start-ups last year, a figure which is the highest on record since 2000, the peak year of the first ...

View article
JPMorgan boss says breaking up bank would diminish US financial power
Asset management

JPMorgan boss says breaking up bank would diminish US financial power

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

JPMorgan boss says breaking up bank would diminish...

JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon said that US financial power would be hurt if the US bank was split up into smaller banks that cou...

View article
FinTech Trends and Predictions for 2015
Banking

FinTech Trends and Predictions for 2015

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FinTech Trends and Predictions for 2015

2014 was a landmark year for the financial technology (fintech) industry. It received billions of pounds of venture capital and although the burgeonin...

View article
Alibaba to buy stake in Indian mobile payment group Paytm
Payments

Alibaba to buy stake in Indian mobile payment group Paytm

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Alibaba to buy stake in Indian mobile payment grou...

Alibaba is in advanced talks to buy a stake of around $550m in One97 Communications, the parent company of India's biggest mobile payments company...

View article
RBS accelerates plans to reduce non-UK operations
Banking

RBS accelerates plans to reduce non-UK operations

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

RBS accelerates plans to reduce non-UK operations

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is in talks over a potential retreat from Asia in a bid to accelerate its strategy to remove a number of non-UK and inves...

View article
FinTech start-ups to watch in 2015
Banking

FinTech start-ups to watch in 2015

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FinTech start-ups to watch in 2015

The exciting and growing area of financial technology (fintech) saw huge investment and expansion in 2014. This trend is set to continue in 2015 and a...

View article
Loan Portfolio Optimisation: Early Warning is the key
Asset management

Loan Portfolio Optimisation: Early Warning is the key

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Loan Portfolio Optimisation: Early Warning is the ...

According to a recent European Banking Authority report, overall risk indicators and market sentiment are strengthening, however, the signs of recover...

View article
Cryptocurrencies made legal in California
Payments

Cryptocurrencies made legal in California

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cryptocurrencies made legal in California

A new Californian bill introduced on 1 January 2015 states that digital and alternative currencies, including Bitcoin, can now be used for transaction...

View article
Technology groups warned to work harder on consumer privacy
Insurance

Technology groups warned to work harder on consumer privacy

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Technology groups warned to work harder on consume...

As the industry continues to push to connect cars and home appliances to the internet, senior US regulator warns technology companies that they must w...

View article
Korea to grow fintech sector in a bid to boost flagging financial industry
Banking

Korea to grow fintech sector in a bid to boost flagging financial industry

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Korea to grow fintech sector in a bid to boost fla...

The South Korean government plans to boost the country’s weakening financial industry by strengthening the use of information technology in fina...

View article
Bank of England to shed light on financial crisis
Banking

Bank of England to shed light on financial crisis

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Bank of England to shed light on financial crisis

Minutes detailing the Bank of England’s response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis will be revealed this week. The decision to release the meeti...

View article
Alternative lending volumes hit record levels during 2014
Banking

Alternative lending volumes hit record levels during 2014

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Alternative lending volumes hit record levels duri...

According to research from business advisory and accountancy firm Deloitte, alternative non-bank lenders recorded a 109 per cent increase in deals in ...

View article
Sony cyber security hack could inspire copycats
Insurance

Sony cyber security hack could inspire copycats

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sony cyber security hack could inspire copycats

Following news last week that Sony has scrapped the theatrical release of comedy The Interview after threats from cyber hackers drove a number of US C...

View article
American bank supervisors release virtual currency policy
Banking

American bank supervisors release virtual currency policy

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

American bank supervisors release virtual currency...

The cyptocurrency community received some positive news last week when the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) released their draft policy on ...

View article
Barclay’s chief executive says £500m for forex settlements is not enough
Banking

Barclay’s chief executive says £500m for forex settlements is not enough

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Barclay’s chief executive says £500m for forex set...

Barclay’s chief executive, Anthony Jenkins told Sky News earlier this week that the £500m the bank has set aside to settle allegations tha...

View article
Putin warns Russia’s economic crisis could last two years
Banking

Putin warns Russia’s economic crisis could last two years

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Putin warns Russia’s economic crisis could last tw...

President Vladimir Putin has insisted the rouble will stabilise but the economic crisis could last for two years. Speaking at his tenth annual news co...

View article
Banks should expect tougher stress tests ahead
Banking

Banks should expect tougher stress tests ahead

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banks should expect tougher stress tests ahead

After the results of the first stress testing exercise of the UK banking system were revealed yesterday, the Bank of England has warned British banks ...

View article
End of year review: Looking back at some of the biggest financial technology trends of 2014
Banking

End of year review: Looking back at some of the biggest financial technology trends of 2014

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

End of year review: Looking back at some of the bi...

There have been various technology trends that have impacted the financial service industry in 2014, including trends that have the potential to be ev...

View article
Wearable technology: will it change your business in 2015?
Banking

Wearable technology: will it change your business in 2015?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Wearable technology: will it change your business ...

The Financial Times (FT) reports that smart devices are the fastest-growing element of the Internet of Things, where everyday objects are linked to th...

View article
FCA to review record level of fines
Banking

FCA to review record level of fines

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FCA to review record level of fines

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to review its fines policy after the soaring level of penalties given to banks by the regulator has tripled i...

View article
Payment service providers pose biggest threat to UK lenders
Banking

Payment service providers pose biggest threat to UK lenders

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Payment service providers pose biggest threat to U...

Research by YouGov and law firm Pinsent Masons suggests that high street lenders face a greater threat of losing customers to digital payment service ...

View article
Black Friday figures show success of mobile payments in UK
Banking

Black Friday figures show success of mobile payments in UK

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Black Friday figures show success of mobile paymen...

Figures from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks show that new mobile payments technology, Paym, was a hit with shoppers on Black Friday. The banks, which ...

View article
The pace of change is getting faster
Insurance

The pace of change is getting faster

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The pace of change is getting faster

Warnings from Professor Stephen Hawking this week about his belief that artificial intelligence (AI) could “outsmart us all” and that ther...

View article
Big data can help boost small business growth
Insurance

Big data can help boost small business growth

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Big data can help boost small business growth

The Times has reported that cloud-based address management provider, Postcode Anywhere have built software to convert website visitors into paying cus...

View article
Biometric authentication could help solve online fraud
Banking

Biometric authentication could help solve online fraud

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Biometric authentication could help solve online f...

Darren Hodder, Director of Fraud Consulting told delegates at the SMi 2nd Annual Big Data in Retail Financial Services last week that the easiest way ...

View article
Fintech is coming of age
Banking

Fintech is coming of age

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Fintech is coming of age

Fintech is causing disruption everywhere and is moving past its infancy in terms of acceptance and growth within the financial services sector. During...

View article
Interview: Mambu helps banks and disruptors to level the financial playing field
Banking

Interview: Mambu helps banks and disruptors to level the financial playing field

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Mambu helps banks and disruptors to lev...

In a time when new entrants are disrupting the financial sector, many industry experts believe that banks should start to disrupt themselves or they w...

View article
New York ahead of London in competition for top financial centre

New York ahead of London in competition for top financial centre

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

New York ahead of London in competition for top fi...

New York is leading as the world’s number one financial centre according to the recent 2015 Global Regulatory Outlook survey of 300 financial se...

View article
Interview: Travelex discuss their £25 million fund to support British fintech talent
Payments

Interview: Travelex discuss their £25 million fund to support British fintech talent

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Travelex discuss their £25 million fund...

Travelex recently announced the set-up of their £25 million digital growth fund to invest in fintech companies and start-ups in London. As a par...

View article
UK tech start-ups race to crack US remittance market
Payments

UK tech start-ups race to crack US remittance market

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

UK tech start-ups race to crack US remittance mark...

The FT has reported that British tech start-ups within the remittances market are currently racing to expand into the US. Yesterday, WorldRemit (Londo...

View article
Treasury Management Systems: Delivering visibility and accurately measuring risk
Treasury

Treasury Management Systems: Delivering visibility and accurately measuring risk

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Treasury Management Systems: Delivering visibility...

Treasury management is the act of administering cash flow and governing procedures and policies within a company to ensure that the company successful...

View article
78% of FIMA delegates say regulatory change has accelerated their data strategy
Banking

78% of FIMA delegates say regulatory change has accelerated their data strategy

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

78% of FIMA delegates say regulatory change has ac...

78% of delegates at the FIMA 2014 conference last week said that that regulatory change has accelerated their data strategy rather than slow it down. ...

View article
Startupbootcamp FinTech: Ones to watch
Banking

Startupbootcamp FinTech: Ones to watch

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Startupbootcamp FinTech: Ones to watch

With news that the UK and Ireland is now the fastest-growing region for Financial Technology (FinTech) investment, and considering the FinTech hub tha...

View article
Private start-ups break through billion-dollar barrier
Asset management

Private start-ups break through billion-dollar barrier

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Private start-ups break through billion-dollar bar...

Over 40 private tech start-up companies have broken through the $1bn valuation barrier as investors clamour to get a piece of the hottest new tech com...

View article
Interview: Citihub explains how to approach regulatory compliance with public cloud services
Banking

Interview: Citihub explains how to approach regulatory compliance with public cloud services

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Citihub explains how to approach regula...

According to Citihub’s latest white paper, How to approach Regulatory Compliance with Public Cloud Services, the financial services industry is ...

View article
Data should be treated as an asset rather than a liability or risk
Insurance

Data should be treated as an asset rather than a liability or risk

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Data should be treated as an asset rather than a l...

Speakers at the RIMES II Data Governance Conference agreed that data governance must be used to promote value and that buy-side firms (asset managemen...

View article
Banking is necessary but banks are not
Banking

Banking is necessary but banks are not

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Banking is necessary but banks are not

Senior banking executives and industry experts have called for banks to become their own disrupters and agree that in the future there will be fewer b...

View article
FCA launches hub to support fintech innovation
Asset management

FCA launches hub to support fintech innovation

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FCA launches hub to support fintech innovation

The Financial Conduct Authorities (FCA) pledged to unlock the benefits of financial technology innovation at the launch of the Innovation Hub in Londo...

View article
Interview: Pay with Zapp
Banking

Interview: Pay with Zapp

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Pay with Zapp

In the fast-moving world that we live in today, consumers want to be able to pay by mobile, securely and conveniently and Zapp, the UK’s leading...

View article
Interview: Oracle notice positive change in attitude towards cloud adoption
Banking

Interview: Oracle notice positive change in attitude towards cloud adoption

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Oracle notice positive change in attitu...

Oracle held their annual Oracle OpenWorld 2014 summit at the end the September in San Francisco, USA. The financial services and insurance industry su...

View article
Data Centres: is now the best time to outsource?
Banking

Data Centres: is now the best time to outsource?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Data Centres: is now the best time to outsource?

Many organisations are faced with challenges around their IT needs. Some companies are choosing to migrate their data environment which has caused a n...

View article
Apple cash-in on the mobile payments market
Banking

Apple cash-in on the mobile payments market

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Apple cash-in on the mobile payments market

As of yesterday, if you live in the US and have an iPhone 6 you can start making payments with your fingerprint or by holding the phone over an enable...

View article
Interview: Idea Group brings product management into the professional era
Banking

Interview: Idea Group brings product management into the professional era

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Idea Group brings product management in...

From the initial stages of product development through to completion, many product lifecycles do not provide the visibility needed between departments...

View article
Interview: FICO explains the importance of big data analytics
Banking

Interview: FICO explains the importance of big data analytics

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: FICO explains the importance of big dat...

Big data analytics is being used by financial institutions to make sense of large amounts of data, improve predictions and support decision making. In...

View article
Commercial Bank of Dubai enables customers to make transactions through Facebook
Banking

Commercial Bank of Dubai enables customers to make transactions through Facebook

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Commercial Bank of Dubai enables customers to make...

The Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has launched a Facebook initiatve which enables UAE residents to make bank transactions from their Facebook page. T...

View article
Interview: Verizon develops new QR code for simpler and stronger online protection
Banking

Interview: Verizon develops new QR code for simpler and stronger online protection

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: Verizon develops new QR code for simple...

Security is the backbone of the financial services industry. In a time when consumers are demanding a more secure and seamless online experience, Veri...

View article
Speakers at IP EXPO Europe call for greater data privacy and predict the age of intelligence by 2020
Insurance

Speakers at IP EXPO Europe call for greater data privacy and predict the age of intelligence by 2020

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Speakers at IP EXPO Europe call for greater data p...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for greater for privacy on the web and for people to become the legal owners of their data in order to control when and...

View article
Venture capitalists invest heavily in London tech start-ups

Venture capitalists invest heavily in London tech start-ups

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Venture capitalists invest heavily in London tech ...

London was hailed a start-up technology (tech) hub earlier this year and its status is set to rise even further after reports that start-ups in the ca...

View article
Sibos Day 4: The role of women in finance and final thoughts from Sibos 2014
Banking

Sibos Day 4: The role of women in finance and final thoughts from Sibos 2014

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 4: The role of women in finance and fina...

On the final day of Sibos, discussions focused on topics such as gender equality in the financial sector and the general consensus was still that bank...

View article
Sibos Day 2: Does regulation drive innovation?
Banking

Sibos Day 2: Does regulation drive innovation?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 2: Does regulation drive innovation?

One of the biggest challenges facing the banking industry is regulatory compliance. At Sibos 2014, a key topic up for discussion is ISO 20022 (the sta...

View article
Sibos Day 1: The financial industry is going through a cycle of change
Banking

Sibos Day 1: The financial industry is going through a cycle of change

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Day 1: The financial industry is going throu...

It’s been six years since Sibos was last held in Boston and during this time the financial landscape has changed and developed. Today, Sibos is ...

View article
An introduction to SWIFT and Sibos
Banking

An introduction to SWIFT and Sibos

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

An introduction to SWIFT and Sibos

As the major players from the banking, corporate and payments sectors discuss the key topics facing the financial services industry at Sibos (the annu...

View article
Sibos Topic 4: The future of payments
Banking

Sibos Topic 4: The future of payments

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 4: The future of payments

Last week bobsguide reported on the benefits of Cloud Computing, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. This week, in bobsguide’s fin...

View article
Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing
Insurance

Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing

Last week bobsguide provided insights into big data, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. With the global conference quickly approaching,...

View article
FSO and Dassault Systèmes offer support to international fintech start-ups in the UK
Insurance

FSO and Dassault Systèmes offer support to international fintech start-ups in the UK

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

FSO and Dassault Systèmes offer support to interna...

Dassault Systèmes announced the six finalists selected to participate in their 3D FinTech Challenge 2014, this week. Amongst the finalists are ...

View article
The threat of Apple Pay
Banking

The threat of Apple Pay

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The threat of Apple Pay

Last week, Apple announced that its new iPhone 6 includes a payment mechanism that allows users to pay for products by tapping it against a terminal o...

View article
Sibos Topic 2: The impact of big data
Banking

Sibos Topic 2: The impact of big data

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 2: The impact of big data

Last week bobsguide provided insights into cryptocurrencies, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos 2014. This week, bobsguide delves deeper into anot...

View article
Show Report: SAP Financial Services Forum London
Banking

Show Report: SAP Financial Services Forum London

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Show Report: SAP Financial Services Forum London

bobsguide was present at the SAP Financial Services Forum London, September 9-10. Now in its fourth year, SAP’s flagship financial services even...

View article
Sibos Topic 1: Are Cryptocurrencies the future of money?
Banking

Sibos Topic 1: Are Cryptocurrencies the future of money?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Sibos Topic 1: Are Cryptocurrencies the future of ...

Where better to discuss some of the biggest topics facing the financial sector, than at the Swift International Banking Operations Seminar (Sibos) in ...

View article
Interview: CGI survey reveals what consumers want from banks
Banking

Interview: CGI survey reveals what consumers want from banks

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: CGI survey reveals what consumers want ...

The banking industry has faced a number of challenges over the years and it looks as though institutions will continue to be impacted by the ever-chan...

View article
UK Government believes IoT will lead to future innovation
Banking

UK Government believes IoT will lead to future innovation

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

UK Government believes IoT will lead to future inn...

The UK Government has outlined the eight technologies (plus a further two) it believes will propel the UK to future growth in the new report, Eight Gr...

View article
The role and future of cryptocurrency
Banking

The role and future of cryptocurrency

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

The role and future of cryptocurrency

The financial sector can no longer escape the impact of digital currency. Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, other cryptocurrencies have emerg...

View article
Big data: is manipulation really the answer?
Banking

Big data: is manipulation really the answer?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Big data: is manipulation really the answer?

Organisations are often faced with vast quantities of customer data they cannot make sense of and find difficult to manage. Big data provides companie...

View article
Interview: GFT Group acquire Rule Financial - expand consultancy and source innovation through CODE_n
Asset management

Interview: GFT Group acquire Rule Financial - expand consultancy and source innovation through CODE_n

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Interview: GFT Group acquire Rule Financial - expa...

In order to keep up with customer demand organisations within the financial services sector need to source innovation in new places and utilise their ...

View article
Is big data the ‘new normal’?
Banking

Is big data the ‘new normal’?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Is big data the ‘new normal’?

Big data is a buzzword used to describe massive volumes of data (structured and unstructured) within organisations that is so large and moves so quick...

View article
Arch Apprentice helps companies source young talent within digital marketing and IT
Accounting

Arch Apprentice helps companies source young talent within digital marketing and IT

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Arch Apprentice helps companies source young talen...

With over 60% of young people deciding not to go to University and many employers struggling to find reliable digital marketing and IT talent in gradu...

View article
Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps
Insurance

Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps

“DevOps” is one of those tech industry buzzwords that is mentioned everywhere but is often misunderstood. The term seems to have lost its ...

View article
Financial institutions should prepare now for the implications of IFRS 9
Banking

Financial institutions should prepare now for the implications of IFRS 9

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Financial institutions should prepare now for the ...

2018 and the years leading up to it are going to be extremely busy for financial institutions if the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) h...

View article
Saxo Bank appoints Global Head of Equity to further advance its ‘one platform’ strategy
Accounting

Saxo Bank appoints Global Head of Equity to further advance its ‘one platform’ strategy

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Saxo Bank appoints Global Head of Equity to furthe...

Saxo Bank, the Danish online trading and investment bank, has announced the appointment of Alessandro Bressan, as Global Head of Equity Products. Bres...

View article
Netagio leads the Bitcoin revolution
Banking

Netagio leads the Bitcoin revolution

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Netagio leads the Bitcoin revolution

Despite the negative press, volatile trading rates and an expiry date of 2140 it looks like Bitcoin is here to stay, and is establishing itself as a v...

View article
Developing nations lead financial technology innovation
Banking

Developing nations lead financial technology innovation

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Developing nations lead financial technology innov...

The mobile payments industry is booming in developing nations and research shows that these countries are at the forefront of innovation within the fi...

View article
Google Ventures into Europe to find new tech innovation
Banking

Google Ventures into Europe to find new tech innovation

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Google Ventures into Europe to find new tech innov...

Google has announced the creation of a European arm of its venture capital fund, Google Ventures.  In a recent blog post this week, Bill Mar...

View article
Startupbootcamp accelerates FinTech innovators
Banking

Startupbootcamp accelerates FinTech innovators

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Startupbootcamp accelerates FinTech innovators

London has gained status as a global financial services hub and Startupbootcamp, one of Europe’s most prominent accelerators, have launched thei...

View article
Is FATCA making banking more transparent or more complicated?
Banking

Is FATCA making banking more transparent or more complicated?

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Is FATCA making banking more transparent or more c...

America’s global tax law, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), came into force on July 1st 2014 to uncover US national’s undeclared...

View article
Moving to the cloud
Asset management

Moving to the cloud

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Moving to the cloud

As Cloud Computing continues to grow and more B2B organisations move to the cloud, many companies in the financial services sector still have concerns...

View article
Taking the ‘pain’ out of hiring niche skills
Banking

Taking the ‘pain’ out of hiring niche skills

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Taking the ‘pain’ out of hiring niche skills

Hiring niche skills within the financial services sector can be challenging due to a lack of understanding within businesses as to the skills they req...

View article
Avention leads the way in solving Big Data dilemmas
Insurance

Avention leads the way in solving Big Data dilemmas

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Avention leads the way in solving Big Data dilemma...

In a time when people are drowning in Big Data, companies across the financial services sector are looking for new ways to utilise this data and hone ...

View article
Show Report: PayExpo 2014
Banking

Show Report: PayExpo 2014

7y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

Show Report: PayExpo 2014

bobsguide was present for PayExpo last week which was being held at the ExCel Centre, London. The major international two-day event gathered industry ...

View article
bobsguide introduces new Lead Journalist - Nicole Miskelly

bobsguide introduces new Lead Journalist - Nicole Miskelly

8y | By Nicole Miskelly, Editor

bobsguide introduces new Lead Journalist - Nicole ...

Leading financial technology platform bobsguide welcomes lead journalist, Nicole Miskelly, to the team. Nicole is now the first point of contact at bo...

View article