Infrastructure Insights

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Video: Banks must publish faster and to higher standards

9th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
While the regulatory wave that followed the financial crisis appears to have crested, financial institutions are still facing new challenges. Global and local regulators are demanding greater reporting integration across multiple business processes and faster reactions to change. The boundaries between finance, risk and regulatory reporting... read more
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Report: Pressure on retail banktech as relations change

19th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Over the past year credit risk has accumulated across portfolios, volatility in market rates has led to increased levels of interest rate risk, and yield curve inversions have become a serious concern for banks. Operationally, retail banks have had to adapt to difficult conditions in the face of mounting competition and pressure on bottom lines.... read more
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Q&A: Thought Machine CTO on agility, legacy systems, and cloud management

17th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Previously a senior software engineer at Google, William Montgomery brought unique insights into developing large scale cloud infrastructure with him when he joined Thought Machine as chief technology officer. We caught up with Montgomery to discuss the move away from legacy systems and how banks are looking to the cloud. What previous... read more
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Navigating turbulent waters: Are we prepared for the Basel journey?

3rd December 2019

Company: AxiomSL
The expansion of Basel requirements involves more than a simple finalisation of Basel III reforms. The updated requirements and new calculation rules are so comprehensive that they have been informally dubbed Basel IV and there is no industry consensus on what a future Basel regulatory scenario may look like. This is partly because evolving... read more
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Report: Race on for CCPA compliance

2nd December 2019

Company: bobsguide
With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect on January 1, firms with activities in the world’s fifth largest economy are fighting against the clock to get their houses in order to comply with the requirements, according to lawyers and market participants. “There’s so much to do and we’re running... read more
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Buyers’ brief: retail banks look to close tech gap

26th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
Retail banking is evolving rapidly. It’s a good thing too, as firms across the financial services sector. Pay-as-you-go car insurance by the mile or by the hour, with premiums based on how well you drive using telematics are offered by start-ups like InsureTheBox and By Miles. Alibaba and PayPal offer SMEs micro-loans within minutes to... read more
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Rising to the digital banking challenge

21st November 2019

Company: TAS Group
To keep up with customers’ demands and drastically changed lifestyle, as well as reducing competition pressure by new players entering the market, banks are looking to digitally transform their existing infrastructures, with some establishing new digital subsidiaries to avoid legacy traction. Moving traditional banks online has been... read more
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SFTR: an overnight regulatory reporting headache ten years in the making

18th November 2019

Waiting ages for a major regulation to come along, and as soon as it arrives another new rule quickly follows. Before the industry has a chance to fully iron out all the post-Mifid II wrinkles, another regulation comes along. This time, compliance eyes are gazing upon the traditionally underreported world of repos, securities lending, and the... read more
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Smoothing the way for real-time frictionless payments

14th November 2019

Company: GTreasury
Corporate treasurers are experiencing more payments volume than ever before, with billions of transactions executed daily across a variety of channels, currencies, and countries. Enhanced formats are emerging at lightspeed, and organizational structures are shifting with buyouts/expansions and the adoption of multi-system environments. The... read more
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Hybrid multi-cloud a must for banks

14th November 2019

Cloud adoption is increasingly powering the banking industry's ability to improve customer engagement worldwide. Though many banks are still in the early stages of adoption, the use of sophisticated and secure ways of migrating to the cloud is growing steadily across the industry. Cloud applications enable banks to drive enhanced operational... read more