Infrastructure Insights


People increasingly look to digital P2P platforms to enable social distancing

7th July 2020

Company: MasterCard
It might feel like a lifetime ago, but think back to the last time you visited a restaurant with friends. How did you split the bill? Multiple cards and scribbled math to calculate how much everyone owed? Was it a mix of some paying cash and others using cards? Did you have to sit and wait for change? Even before the pandemic, many people had... read more

Debate emerges over cloud concentration risk

18th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Questions remain over concentration risk amongst cloud providers, following a recent European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) consultation on cloud outsourcing guidelines. “I think bringing in some of these guidelines will make people understand and think about: ‘I need to make sure that one provider is secure, and if the... read more

Firms embrace virtual business solutions

16th June 2020

While the lockdown has normalised business via web conferencing tools, financial services are being curtailed as institutions are unable to transfer sensitive customer information along ordinary channels.  “In today’s times, making it easy to engage, collaborate and transact business is more than just firing up a conference.... read more

BMO MD: CAT should not see further delays

16th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
The consolidated audit trail (CAT) must move forward despite remaining data privacy concerns, says Joe Wald, managing director, BMO Capital Markets. “At a certain point, things have to move forward and we can’t let old technology hold us back as an industry,” says Wald. “I think that it’s a big technological... read more

Automation reconciliation services are coming on leaps and bounds

9th June 2020

Company: FIS
For many, their reconciliation software has become part of the office furniture – sat in the corner, not upgraded or even reviewed in years. But there is a growing shift toward updating or introducing new reconciliation solutions that are service-based, standard-driven and highly focused on automation, according to Richard Chapman, vice... read more

Where are you going to go when your cloud goes down?

5th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
By Andrew Fitzgerald, sales director for Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, Cohesity A short history of modern business IT might report that the Noughties were all about taking baby steps in cloud applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps, Taleo, Ariba and NetSuite. The 2010s saw clouds proliferate as pioneers took a... read more

Government bureaucracy could be blown away by biometric security solutions

19th May 2020

Company: iProov
Biometric authentication solutions could open a gateway for governments to drive efficiency and reduce bureaucracy, says Aarti Samani, SVP of product and marketing at iProov. The process utilises the unique biometric of an individual to verify that they are who they claim to be and are therefore authorised to access products and services. As... read more

UK government under pressure to legislate “Wild West” of biometrics

5th May 2020

Company: bobsguide
The UK government needs to create rules around biometric technologies to determine how they are used, said Hugh Milward, director of corporate, external and legal affairs at Microsoft UK, during a panel on developing governance for biometrics at a Westminster eForum policy conference today. Market participants are urging regulators and... read more

Real-time liquidity insight in the current climate

5th May 2020

Company: Planixs
NR: Welcome Des, you and I have known each other for some time now, but for those that may not know you or your work, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and Cupula Consulting? DL: Sure Neville, be happy to. I have worked in the Financial Services Industry for over 30 years and I’ve been fortunate enough to have held... read more