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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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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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GameStop ‘hysteria’ wont spark social media analytics boom

2nd February 2021

Company: bobsguide
Using data and analytics to scrape social media sites to combat the influence Reddit pages like r/wallstreetbets have had over markets in recent weeks is pointless, according to Toscafund Asset Management’s chief economist, Dr Savvas Savouri. Reports have suggested that hedge funds will now start scraping data from Reddit forums, using... read more
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Alternative tech costs spiking during crisis

25th January 2021

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
2020 will go down in history as a tumultuous year. We are in a defining period of time, challenging human ingenuity, perseverance, and priorities. Adapting to change can be painful and uneasy and it takes time to realise the opportunities for improvement it presents.   Businesses are compelled to face the reality of change and deal with it... read more
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UK challengers hinge profit hopes on banking licenses

21st January 2021

Company: bobsguide
In the beginning, digital challengers presented themselves as a kind of anti-bank proposition. This initially served them well, especially in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis - which eroded peoples’ confidence in high street lenders so severely that ten years on two thirds of Brits still do not trust banks, according to a YouGov poll. ... read more
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bobsguide Awards 2020: Winners announced

18th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
It's with great pleasure that we announce the 2020 bobsguide Awards. Given the levels of fluidity in markets and the increased rate of innovation required of the fintech community last year, the judges delayed many of the assessments as late as possible. Here, we have a comprehensive list of those organisations that... read more
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What technologies should insurers bet on in 2021?

11th January 2021

Company: Comarch Finance
This is not a regular time - and, as Robert Frost said, "the best way out is always through”. Even now, insurers are following the path of technological progress, trying to keep up with the market. Many actions have already been taken, key trends are being implemented by the industry, so will 2021 bring about significant changes? Or can... read more
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AML rules missing targets

5th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
The rise of anti-money laundering (AML) related fines over the past few years shows regulators are homed in on tackling the problem, but current supervisory regimes lack efficiency when it comes to tackling the amount of fraud, according to market participants. “Banks spend billions on their compliance plan, and then they get fined on... read more
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Retail ESG mutual funds have better financial performances, but monitoring supply is needed

16th December 2020

Company: Prometeia
ESG investments are growing fast, supported by regulatory initiatives and increasing interest in sustainability issues. The pandemic-induced crisis has further highlighted the importance of business models with solid ESG factors to address the changes taking place. Our sample (based on Assogestioni, Morningstar, Refinitiv and mutual funds... read more