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KYC and liquidity issues halt real-time payment adoption

18th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
The lack of round-the-clock liquidity and the burdensome processes of know your customer (KYC) requirements are holding banks back from fully embracing real-time payments. So problematic are these issues that some banks have put their real-time payment projects on hold, according to Domenico Scaffidi business director at Volante Technologies,... read more
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How efficient is your sanctions compliance approach?

17th October 2019

Company: Accuity
This is the second in a three part series, based on the whitepaper, Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: The Role of Effectiveness, Efficiency and Explainability The first article in our “excellence in sanctions compliance” series detailed the many regulatory requirements that must be met to achieve effective compliance. If not... read more
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Change transformation is critical for the global buy side

17th October 2019

Company: SimCorp
Recently, we heard of a media reporting of a failed buy-side system implementation, this time in Asia-Pacific, with significant impact on the firm and its resources. It is probably not for the last time that we hear of such examples. But modernisation of buy-side operations and infrastructure is absolutely necessary, to shake off the relentless... read more
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Legacy culture remains insurers greatest hurdle

16th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Legacy culture is the greatest impediment to insurance industry innovation, according to Capgemini’s Executive Vice President and P&C Insurance Leader, Seth Rachlin. “It’s legacy systems and legacy culture,” says Rachlin in response to diagnosing the greatest hurdle to partnerships between insurers and insurtech.... read more
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Ferber: Multiple questions remain for Libra

16th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Politicians in Europe are still concerned over potential risks the Libra Association’s cryptocurrency could bring to markets. “As regulators we have to take care that there is no regulatory arbitrage and everyone plays by the same rules,” said European Parliament member Markus Ferber, in an email. “That is why we need a... read more
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How cross border is shifting the transaction banking landscape

15th October 2019

Company: Finastra
Real-time cross-border payments are growing in presence and show no signs of stopping. A growth that will affect, not only the corporates’ treasury but also the banks’ own treasury operations. The time has come to learn how to effectively manage this change. What’s driving this change? In spite of the increase in popularity for... read more
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How Canary Wharf almost became a ‘yuppie tombstone’ - a lesson to be learned when modernising your treasury systems

14th October 2019

In 1987, the then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher telephoned Canadian property developer Paul Reichman asking him to develop London’s derelict docklands into a glittering new financial centre. The urban myth is that Reichman, who already boasted similar successes in New York and elsewhere, looked at a small-scale map of London and deduced... read more
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Algo trading innovations stoke fear despite increased popularity

11th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Once feared by traders and regulators alike, attitudes towards algorithmic trading have changed. The development of more sophisticated algorithms, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and an increasingly regulated market have shifted perspectives on the strategy. But tension lingers, as fear of the unknown has been replaced by anxieties around... read more
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Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2019

11th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Voting is now open for the 2019 bobsguide Software Rankings.  Each year we ask those within financial services to vote for technology firms they believe have really stood out during the year. The Rankings look at functional capabilities offered by vendors, as well as market specific attributes.  Firms selected in the Rankings... read more