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Real-time payments tech puts pressure on banks

20th April 2021

Company: INTIX
Processing payments in real-time is becoming increasingly commonplace and in turn is “dramatically” increasing the pressure on banks’ internal systems, according to Andre Casterman, chief marketing officer at Intix. The expectation that sending and receiving payments happens almost instantly has only grown since the coronavirus... read more
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Cryptocurrencies and digital assets: the coming of age for treasury management systems

31st March 2021

In our whitepaper, What to look for when selecting a treasury management system, we included a section on ddigital currencies. The whitepaper referenced our blog from just over a year ago (An unanswered question from Davos) that posited the question of when we would activate our Crypto/Digital/CBDC functionality in our treasury, sales and trading... read more
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Compass Plus and Unibank feature in 2020 bobsguide awards win

23rd March 2021

Company: Compass Plus
A flexible, collaborative and adaptable approach to partnership was behind the success of 2020 bobsguide Best Retail Banking System Implementation award winners Compass Plus and Unibank. Unibank, one of the largest, most innovative and successful retail banks in Azerbaijan, originally teamed up with Compass Plus in 2018 to migrate its... read more
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Real-time data key to ESG analytics

17th March 2021

Company: bobsguide
Private organisations do not have the same degree of transparency as their public counterparts, making it more challenging to access environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, says Dan Grandage, head of ESG, private markets & real estate at Aberdeen Standard Investments. “Equities markets have been engaged with ESG in the form of... read more
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Budget 2021: Fintech omission disappoints

4th March 2021

Company: bobsguide
Hopes of detailed spending plans for fintech were dashed when Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to specifically mention the sector in his Budget speech on March 3. Luke Hamm, CEO of R&D tax specialists GovGrant said in a statement that the government had “fallen short” of expectations. “Fintech is one of the crucial sectors... read more
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Five key agile learnings for businesses during Covid-19

25th February 2021

The last 11 months have passed at a crawl, and yet it is hard to believe that for nearly a year – a whole year – the world has been in the grip of Covid-19, the deadliest pandemic since the 1918 flu. You do not need me to point out that our lives, in all aspects, have been irreparably changed. And even when the events of 2020 (and,... read more
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Bitcoin surge prompts new warnings from regulators

15th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Regulators issued fresh warnings on investing in cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin skyrocketed to a new all-time high last week. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cautioned consumers about the high risks involved in investing in cryptocurrencies. “Investing in cryptoassets, or investments and lending linked to them,... 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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German regulators warn markets on Brexit uncertainty

18th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Germany’s supervisory authority BaFin has said that market participants should take all precautions necessary for a possible hard Brexit. Last week, the Bank of England said that the UK is “well prepared for serious economic shocks” in the event of a No Deal Brexit but warned that disruption to financial services could arise.... read more