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Evolution of fintechs prevents Brexit headaches

26th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
UK-based fintechs have largely been shielded from any negative Brexit side-effects by working with larger financial institutions and evolving their business models, according to Nicki Bisgaard, CEO and founder of fintech payments company EedenBull. There had been fears that Brexit would see the swift decline of London as a prominent fintech hub.... read more
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Five key agile learnings for businesses during Covid-19

25th February 2021

The last 11 months have passed at a crawl, and yet it is hard to believe that for nearly a year – a whole year – the world has been in the grip of Covid-19, the deadliest pandemic since the 1918 flu. You do not need me to point out that our lives, in all aspects, have been irreparably changed. And even when the events of 2020 (and,... read more
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Modernising IT and security in financial services with visibility

16th February 2021

In recent years, the financial services (FS) industry has gone through transformative changes to embrace digitalisation and keep up with customers’ ever evolving expectations when it comes to the online experience. The pandemic only contributed to further accelerating this digital evolution, and driving forward the adoption of new... read more
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Surge in digitalisation as cultural change sweeps through banking

15th February 2021

Wholesale markets have seen a large increase in the number of people executing financial trades on electronic platforms, a rise directly attributed to the pandemic, as well as improved engagement. Those banks that had platforms in place have benefitted considerably, enhancing their collaboration with the buyside on quotations, analytics, pricing... read more
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Effective AANA management can move firms outside scope of UMR

11th February 2021

Company: Cassini Systems
Understanding and monitoring the Average Aggregate Notional Amount (AANA) calculations as early as possible can provide firms caught by the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), with an opportunity to reduce business costs and optimise trading exposure, according to Cassini’s CEO and founder, Liam Huxley. "Effective AANA management provides... read more
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Bank consultants question incumbents’ move into digital space

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will offer UK consumers “a completely new banking choice” with the launch of its new digital challenger later this year, but consultants are warning that those looking into the market must be clear on the path they are taking. “I’m really sceptical,” says Mark O’Keefe,... read more
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Starling’s CTA: Tech culture key to client confidence

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
Challenger banks’ cultural approach to technology and data analytics have become vital components in ensuring consumer confidence over online banking, according to Jason Maude, chief technology advocate at Starling Bank. “The industry thinks we are successful because we have more modern technology, but we don’t. We’re... read more
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Paytech market updates: Visa, Mastercard and TrueLayer boost payments

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
On January 12 Challenger Revolut launched confirmation of Payee with Modulr as part of its latest anti-fraud security feature. This comes after it announced it had applied to the FCA for a banking licence the day before. Payments provider Mastercard, on January 18, announced it had joined forces with FrenchSys to enhance and speed up the... read more
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Preparations underway for 6AMLD

8th February 2021

The sixth anti-money laundering directive (6AMLD) is here. In effect in EU member states since December 3, 2020, financial institutions must implement the directive by June 3, 2021. While there are fewer big changes than previous directives, 6AMLD brings clarity to specific regulatory details to close loopholes, toughen penalties, and encourage... read more