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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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Interoperable APIs to help fuel financial inclusion, not blockchain

6th December 2018

Company: Trulioo
Since its inception, it has been a core tenet of a decentralised blockchain to bring citizens from developing countries into the global financial system and the greatest advocates continue to push the same message, arguing that an immutable ledger of proof would stamp out fraud, and serve as an ultimate record of global identity verification. ... read more
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“Omnishamble” banks fuelling digital challenger success

5th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
“The big banks lacked focus on getting a full and seamless customer experience right,” said Andrew Stevens, financial services specialist at Quadient, the customer experience platform on a panel at FinTech Connect. “The lack of focus on customer experience has enabled the rise of digital challenger banks,” said Stevens,... read more
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Role models must lead the way to bridge fintech gender gap

5th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The fintech community needs to have more female role models if it is to redress its diversity issues and inspire young women to attempt a career in technology, according to a panel at Fintech Connect in London this week. The 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist revealed that 30% of the UK’s fintech workplace was female. The same study reported... read more