Infrastructure Insights

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Real-time requirements disrupt trade reporting

5th February 2020

If the heavy compliance burden wasn’t already overwhelming financial institutions and broker-dealers, the accelerating shift to near real-time reporting is tipping many over the edge. For me, this was the most striking finding from a new research report, Meeting the challenges: Compliance and obligations across regulatory regimes,... read more
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How to hack a bank

28th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Although the threat of cyberattacks is rising, banks are being pushed to go back to the basics of cybersecurity, according to a penetration specialist. On December 31, 2019 a group of hackers called Sodinokibi launched a cyberattack on the Travelex network. The group held the foreign exchange company to ransom for £4.6m the Telegraph... read more
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Deploying ‘industry 4.0’ technologies in treasury

28th January 2020

Company: Login S.A.
As a growing number of financial operations move to ‘real-time’, treasurers need to rethink how they organise and manage treasury functions ensuring that investment in technology can support seamless processes, efficiently. According to BCG’s research "70 percent of treasurers have yet to embrace digitisation in a... read more
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Four themes to get right in 2020: Libor, SFTR, cyber security and market equivalence

27th January 2020

As is traditional this time of year, our good intentions of new year resolutions fade to what we might expect to be dominant themes in 2020, and it has to be said that if certain plans are not yet well advanced you might want to get to it. Libor In 2018 I wrote about the impending move away from Libor-based products ‘Libor - living... read more
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Alternative lending solutions to solve declining small business loans

22nd January 2020

Small business loans and overdraft facilities provided by big banks are on the decline according to recent figures published by UK Finance. The report, dated January 17, shows that while London lending fell by less than three percent between September 2014 and September 2019, in the North West the decrease neared 16 percent. According to Rob... read more
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Single source of trade data needed to futureproof regtech

14th January 2020

Company: Calypso
Effectively managing and storing trade data will ensure that technology used to comply with current regulations remains usable for future requirements, says the chief product and engineering officer, Calypso. “[Having] data in a consistent format, where applications dealing with different product types, different parts of the trade life... read more
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Q&A: Habito CTO on the new mortgage market

13th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Over the past few years the mortgage market has grown increasingly complex, leading to the growth of broker websites that aim to help consumers make informed choices. One such provider – Habito – has seen exponential growth rates since launch in 2016 and last year announced a move into the lending market itself driven by a £500m... read more
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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