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ABA: US core banking market “needs to be disrupted”

15th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The US core banking market “needs to be disrupted” for proper competition to emerge and take on established names, according to Christopher McClinton, senior vice president of the American Bankers Association (ABA), speaking of the trade association’s investment in cloud banking firm Finxact. The organisation announced $30m in... read more
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Mitigating debtor risks in uncertain times

15th February 2019

Company: Tinubu Square
Thanks to a combination of factors, from geopolitical uncertainty and Brexit through to the trade disputes between the USA and China, economic stability seems to be in doubt once again. You don’t have to look far to see that in some markets, trading conditions are challenging, and, given that recession is a not too distant memory, this has... read more
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FIS SVP: Banks need “significant investment” to realise data opportunities

14th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Incumbent retail banks are struggling to properly utilise their customer data and provide better experiences for users compared to challengers entering the market with strong data management capabilities. That’s according to Andrew Beatty, senior vice president of global banking solutions at FIS, who believes “conversational... read more
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Cross border payment innovation and regulation drive each other

14th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Unheard of today, the New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company was founded in 1851. Five years later, the company was renamed Western Union. Arguably one of the first companies to transact across borders, Western Union tapped into its telegraph network to transfer money from one location to another. By 1872, cross border... read more
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The demise of Libor: what next?

14th February 2019

Company: Calypso
Quoted daily for each of the main currencies across multiple tenors (1m, 3m, 6m, 12m), Libor represents the rate for which one bank would lend money to another for a set term. It is calculated as the arithmetic average of the submitted rates for each tenor and currency from a panel of banks, with the top and bottom quartile submissions discarded... read more
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Non-financial counterparties unaware of looming SFTR reporting obligation

13th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Some non-financial counterparties (NFCs) are unaware of impending reporting obligations under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), according to market participants. “Financial firms really need to be reaching out to their non-financial counterparties to help educate them, get them comfortable with the regulatory... read more
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Starling adds major new clients, ups investment pull

13th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Starling Bank’s Julian Sawyer, chief operating officer has announced that three new clients have signed up to its banking services. The three new sign ups are PelicanPay (of Pelican Group), which provides compliance solutions, Telleroo, bulk payment processors, and Vitesse, the international payments provider and insurance pay-out. ... read more
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Blockchain “will not survive” without workable use cases

12th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The blockchain industry “will not survive” if it fails to show workable solutions, solve its reputation crisis, and get funding to innovators pushing new use cases, according to Lisa Short, co-founder of Mind Shifting, who was speaking on a panel at London Blockchain Week. “We have to start having some real honest conversations... read more
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Emir Refit delay causes headache for small financial counterparties

12th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Ambiguity around financial counterparty categorizations due to the delay in the implementation of the update to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir), remains of concern for small financial counterparties (FCs) that fear they won’t qualify to avoid clearing obligations, according to Roger Cogan, head of European public policy... read more