Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

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Banks yet to fully adopt advanced analytics

16th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Banks to expand their use of analytics, according to Alex Kwiatkowski, principal industry consultant at SaS’ global banking practice. “[Banks] have not yet realised the full potential of analytics,” says Kwiatkowski. “They may have analytics in siloed areas, perhaps on individual functional areas… but the idea of... read more
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US banks may struggle with same-day ACH window

9th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Mid and lower tier US banks could find it difficult to run a third batch process within a business day to accommodate an additional same-day Automate Clearing House (ACH) settlement window, according to the head of global payments at a tech vendor.   “I think it is the tier three, four, and five banks that will go, ‘wow,... read more
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How corporate banking ecosystems are evolving - with customers at the core

7th January 2020

Company: Finastra
In my first article based on the Global Corporate Treasury Survey 2019, I explored why building customer relationships is becoming ever more pivotal to corporate banking business models. In this follow-up, I go on to examine the technologies and ecosystems that will characterise the new era of relationship banking. The primacy of data ... read more
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Buyers brief: Corporate treasurers embrace tech revolution

3rd January 2020

Company: bobsguide
For the past two decades corporate treasurers have been eagerly awaiting a wave of technological change to help cope with their ever-increasing workload. For some time now, treasurers have been told that their industry is on the brink of accessing automated systems that will free them from the drudgery of their day-to-day operational... read more
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Fighting financial exclusion with blockchain payments

23rd December 2019

Company: Ripple
According to The World Bank, 1.7 billion people globally don’t have access to the most basic financial services. Without access to savings and credit, economic mobility is next to impossible - leaving the unbanked trapped in a cycle of poverty. This is a huge issue not only for developing countries where the proportion of the unbanked is... read more
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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
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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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Capital markets regtech in review

16th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
While fintech investment is expected to grow at about $80bn a year, spending in regtech is predicted to go beyond $115bn in the next four years, according to Nick Cook, director of innovation at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), speaking at a conference in June. But despite significant growth expectations, Cook said there were... read more
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Treasurers’ priorities today will shape the banks of tomorrow

11th December 2019

Company: Finastra
The IDC Global Corporate Treasury Survey 2019 conducted by IDC in partnership with Finastra provides a unique snapshot of corporate treasurers’ current and future priorities. Looking across the findings, one of the most striking is that 47 percent of the respondents can see opportunities for banks to enhance their offerings and deliver... read more