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45-year old securities lending the “last bastion of oldtech”

10th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain. “Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s... read more
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Is SaaS the right solution for all financial institutions?

10th December 2018

Company: FINARTIS
If you manage a financial institution then you will know that your IT is the backbone of your business. Your clients come to you for your financial expertise but it is your IT systems that allow you to translate that expertise into practical solutions for your clients. For many firms managing those IT systems is a significant problem. Not many... read more
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How to automate cash forecasting processes

10th December 2018

Company: CashAnalytics
Cash forecasts are vital tools for all businesses. Depending on what the corporate objectives of the cash forecast are, they may vary in form, time horizon, and granularity. What unites them, however, is how frustratingly long the process can be if it is run entirely manually. As a result, increasingly, CFOs and Finance Directors are looking for... read more
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Barclays’ Rodrigues: we’re the UK’s biggest fintech

7th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The banking industry has been “digital for decades” and the race for innovation isn’t just about getting “the best possible app”, said Ruchir Rodrigues, managing director for digital and open banking at Barclays, at Fintech Connect in London this week. Speaking in a keynote session, Rodrigues that digital change was... read more
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Contino’s Fregosi: No “winning solution” for cloud migration

7th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Without a unique solution migrating old legacy code workflows to the cloud remains a challenge, according to Frederico Fregosi, principal technical consultant for Contino, and former lead site reliability engineer for development operations at Curve. “Most of the code is legacy code. Most of the code has already been written, this means... read more
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Consumers need Open Banking clarification

6th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Open Banking is a term “far too overused and far too laboured” which has left consumers not knowing what they want or need, according to Matt Perks, head of transformation and Open Banking at Nationwide. Perks was speaking on a panel at Fintech Connect in London this week, and added that for Open Banking to work it needs to provide... read more
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Swiss Re: DLT nowhere near interoperability

6th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Interoperability of cross industry distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) may be the next logical step forward, but it is far from being realised, according to Jags Rao, director of DLT at Swiss Re. “We are not there yet, we are not even near. But, that is an opportunity where the tech industry can make progress,” said Rao at... read more
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Tandem COO: Challenger race “a marathon not a sprint”

6th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Speaking at FinTech Connect this week, Nick Bennett, chief operating officer of Tandem, said the bank is well poised to win the challenger race, with others focused on restrictive business models. “This is more of a marathon than a sprint. Monzo have done a 100m dash, but over a longer race Tandem will start edging out. ... read more
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Nationwide head of transformation: “We’re taking our time with Open Banking”

6th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Most people who are working on the Open Banking initiative would agree that the collective uptake rate has been less than expected,” said Matt Perks, head of transformation at Nationwide, during a presentation at Fintech Connect outlining the building society’s approach to Open Banking. Open Banking continues to dominate the... read more