Consultancy Insights


Cybersecurity Regulations Under the Trump Administration: Financial Services, part 1

3rd January 2017

Company: ZENEDGE
Zenedge speaks with a financial market cyber security and compliance expert about her outlook under the Trump administration in this first of a multi-part series on cyber-security issues for key industry verticals. ZENEDGE Chief Marketing Officer Karen Bertoli Interviews Joanna Fields Chief Executive of Aplomb Strategies. Ranking among his... read more

Top five reads of the year: Hot fintech companies to look out for in 2016

20th December 2016

Company: Ormsby Street
Jane Hewitt, marketing manager at Ormbsy Street discusses how Fintech is now worth £20 billion in revenue for the UK economy, as well as focusing on the key players and companies to look out for in the industry.  Over the past few years, the fintech scene has really exploded in the UK, with big players in the payment and alternative... read more

Revamped Fiduciary Rule Makes Brokers-Dealers Beef Up Tech Plans

14th October 2016

Company: Wipro
Retirement savings are so sacrosanct for each one of us that it is frightening to even think of a loss in value.   Hugh Dawson and Larry Vickers*, best buddies since joining ACZ Corporation* together 30 years back, are both retiring today. Larry is aghast to find that he has only half the amount in his retirement account compared with Hugh.... read more

Brexit: Why uncertainty is not a cause for panic in the tech industry

8th September 2016

Company: SugarCRM UK Ltd.
It was Socrates, the philosopher not the Brazilian footballer, who said that “all that I know is that I know nothing”. For Socrates, such humility was required in order to facilitate effective learning but, all these many centuries later, the sentiment stands as an accurate summation of most people’s thoughts on what a post-Brexit... read more

Banks, you have 2 years to embrace technology

9th August 2016

Company: bobsguide
After completing an investigation on the retail banking market, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that consumers are paying more to bank but are not benefitting from the financial services that are available to them. The report said that “older and larger banks do not have to compete hard enough for customers’... read more

FIX Trading Community addressing regulation collaboratively

8th July 2016

FIX has been at the forefront of electronic trading for over two decades now. It is the de facto standard for multi asset trading across the globe. From its earliest incarnation as a protocol for routing orders between market participants, the ethos of collaboration and standardisation has been clear. In the financial industry, it is sometimes rare... read more

Building a new framework for secure communications

24th June 2016

Cyber crime has shown explosive growth over the past few years, and shows little sign of abating. At the same time, the way we use technology – and the way we work – is evolving at an equally breakneck speed. Balancing the needs of enhanced security without compromising versatility and flexibility is a major challenge facing  IT... read more

Branch Transformation: A closer look at what the future holds and what is already here

21st June 2016

Company: TAS Group
Innovation in branch transformation – that buzzword-laden catchphrase being heard, read and promoted everywhere online and at financial industry events. But what does it mean? Search the internet for information and you will find more buzzwords coupled with a lot of marketing jargon. As a marketer, I should be okay with this. However, I... read more

How to Balance Fraud Protection and Customer Friction in a Digital-First World

14th June 2016

Company: ThreatMetrix
Today’s consumers rely on digital channels more than ever before to engage with businesses across industries, including banking and e-commerce. For financial institutions specifically, the digital-first world offers an opportunity deliver convenience and create a more compelling and personalized customer experience while decreasing operating... read more

Sandboxes and the Fintech Footprint

7th June 2016

Company: bobsguide
After news that the Financial Conduct Authority is launching a regulatory sandbox, it poses the question of whether or not financial technology should be regulated and in turn, increases concerns about whether money management systems should be considered financial products or technology. A safe place for UK fintech Last month, as a part of... read more