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Market contemplates AI standards amidst regulatory pressure

29th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
An industry-led artificial intelligence (AI) standard may be forthcoming according to Bill Wardell, vice president of strategy and product at Bottomline Technologies. “I think looking at AI and machine learning at this point from a technology provider standpoint, what you’re going to continue to see is probably more of an... read more
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How to hack a bank

28th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Although the threat of cyberattacks is rising, banks are being pushed to go back to the basics of cybersecurity, according to a penetration specialist. On December 31, 2019 a group of hackers called Sodinokibi launched a cyberattack on the Travelex network. The group held the foreign exchange company to ransom for £4.6m the Telegraph... read more
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Deploying ‘industry 4.0’ technologies in treasury

28th January 2020

Company: Login S.A.
As a growing number of financial operations move to ‘real-time’, treasurers need to rethink how they organise and manage treasury functions ensuring that investment in technology can support seamless processes, efficiently. According to BCG’s research "70 percent of treasurers have yet to embrace digitisation in a... read more
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Better tech investment needed to face asset management turmoil

27th January 2020

Company: Murex
Facing a slew of industry complications, asset managers today are increasingly investing in tech to alleviate pain points – but comprehensive tech solutions are needed to ease complexity. In 2014, PwC reported that 2020 would see the asset management industry, known for occupying a relatively low-tech infrastructure, embrace a tech-centric... read more
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Four themes to get right in 2020: Libor, SFTR, cyber security and market equivalence

27th January 2020

As is traditional this time of year, our good intentions of new year resolutions fade to what we might expect to be dominant themes in 2020, and it has to be said that if certain plans are not yet well advanced you might want to get to it. Libor In 2018 I wrote about the impending move away from Libor-based products ‘Libor - living... read more
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Scope management in finance: Giving your new tool a head start

27th January 2020

Company: BELLIN
When companies make the decision to turn to technology to optimise their financial setup, they tend to come with a long catalog of questions. But while RfP-style requirement lists do have their merit, there are other, more targeted ways to ensure you get exactly what you need and when you need it. One of the most effective ones is a scoping... read more
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Payments advisors warn of future dominated by card schemes

23rd January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Card schemes will control all payments in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a panel of payments advisors at the Westminster Business Forum’s Payments policy and regulation conference today in London. The panel, which also included spokespeople from Visa, UK Finance, and Lloyd’s Banking Group, discussed the transition of the... read more
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MRRA: The devil's in the detail

22nd January 2020

Company: bobsguide
There is a disconnect between associations and market participants over the use of a Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement (MRRA) for European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) and Securities Financing Transactions Regulations (SFTR) reporting. Some say the standard format of contract will make agreements easier. Others suggest the... read more
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Alternative lending solutions to solve declining small business loans

22nd January 2020

Small business loans and overdraft facilities provided by big banks are on the decline according to recent figures published by UK Finance. The report, dated January 17, shows that while London lending fell by less than three percent between September 2014 and September 2019, in the North West the decrease neared 16 percent. According to Rob... read more