Marketing / PR Insights


BlackRock’s black-box aims to prop up asset management industry

12th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
With markets teetering across the globe, firms are turning more to software providers to help mitigate the damage. BlackRock's proprietary software has become – perhaps - indispensible to many. Asset, Liability, Debt and Derivative Investment Network, or Aladdin, is the asset manager’s proprietary risk management system... read more

Banking in the ‘era of the digital reflex’

3rd March 2020

In 2007, when the first-generation iPhone was initially released, only a quarter of the European population banked online. Since then, our relationship with technology and applications throughout all aspects of our lives has rapidly evolved.  Fast-forward to 2020 and the use of mobile applications and digital services in banking has... read more

Six use cases for Open Banking that will change how you view it

11th February 2020

Company: DirectID
The last twenty-four months have seen the publication of hundreds upon hundreds of articles decrying the lack of impact that Open Banking has made upon the finance sector or for the consumer. Even those supportive of Open Banking continue to limit their horizons to some of the challenger banks or apps such as Moneybox or Money Dashboard which... read more

People moves: Numerated, Tech Nation and more

4th February 2020

Company: bobsguide
Numerated appoints a new CFO Massachusetts-based financial service technology firm Numerated announced in January the appointment of Duncan Perry to the role of chief financial officer. Commenting on his appointment Perry said: “The banking industry is at a precipice in solving for digital disruption, and the team here at Numerated has... read more

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

Trade reconstruction: a growing pain point for firms

3rd January 2020

Company: SteelEye Ltd
It is no secret that financial firms across the spectrum have struggled to grapple with the influx of regulations over recent years. Just in 2018, more than 1,000 investment firms fell short of their transaction reporting obligations under Mifid II. Poor, untimely and inadequate data has also been cited as a continuous challenge by the regulator.... read more

Q&A: Currencycloud CTO on market choice, AML, and real-time payments

18th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Ed Addario was appointed Currencycloud’s chief technology officer in December 2016. Since then, technological advances across payments have ramped up, and the market has begun to evolve rapidly. Bobsguide caught up with Addario recently, to get his thoughts on how the firm has changed, and what’s driving market forces. What's... read more

2020 fintech conferences to watch out for

12th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Bobsguide have complied a list of the global fintech conferences that will take place during 2020. This page will be updated as and when new information is provided.   January Paris Fintech Forum January 28-29 Where: Palais Brongniart, Paris For: Fintechs, banks From: €1,400   February Artificial... read more

Scope of FCA’s cryptoasset AML regime unclear

11th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is unsure as to whether international firms conducting cryptoasset activity in the UK will be subject to the country's new anti-money laundering (AML) regulation. National regulators have until January 10 next year to incorporate requirements under the fifth anti-money laundering directive... read more

Give thanks for the Fed – intraday liquidity reflections from New York

3rd December 2019

Company: Planixs
I’ve just returned to the UK after a week in New York where I was able to test the latest thinking and progress on intraday liquidity in the US and Canada. Here I provide six reflections on how firms are addressing the intraday challenge - keep reading to the end as reflection six explains how the Federal Reserve is increasing the intraday... read more