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Are software vendors about to become Netflix-like? Well, sort of

2nd March 2021

Company: Comarch Finance
These days, there are three main software delivery models on the market: out the box, off-premises, and on-premises.  In the out of the box delivery model, the user buys a disk containing a software distribution kit and installs it. Simple as it may seem, the main disadvantages of the model are: the need for a machine that’s powerful... read more
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Accelerating digital transformation: value in a platform-based approach

2nd March 2021

Company: Finastra
Over the last 12 months we’ve seen one of the biggest shifts in decades in financial technology – with banks accelerating the transition of their operations to the cloud. The benefits are clear: a cloud-based approach provides easy access to innovation, helps banks deliver more relevant customer experiences, and... read more
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Fintechs praise Kalifa Review but await government response

2nd March 2021

Company: bobsguide
Reaction to the long-awaited Kalifa Review of UK Fintech by the fintech community has been broadly positive. But the industry’s attention now turns to the UK government and how it will implement the raft of recommendations made in the report. Published on February 26, on the eve of the Budget, the Kalifa Review sets out five key areas... read more
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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