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OTC clearing: a step by step guide

18th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Among the many regulatory overhauls introduced to financial markets in recent years, those surrounding clearing have perhaps raised the most question marks for market participants – as well as regulators. For market participants, those using over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives have seen great change: 23 of the Financial Stability Board... read more
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Banks deliberate tech vendor cycle

18th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
“At what point should a bank move away from a traditional vendor? The answer is probably at the point at which the amount of change you want to put through the platform is being slowed down by the vendor’s change process,” says Michael James, head of technical architecture in financial services at Altus Consulting. “You... read more
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Utilising the ATM to enhance customer experience

18th February 2019

Company: Compass Plus
Non-cash transactions grew by 10.1% globally 2015-2016, according to the 2018 World Payments Report. In the US, the growth rate reported was much lower than the majority of markets - at just 5.7% - however, in terms of the number of non-cash transactions, it dominated with 148.5 billion non-cash transactions made. Despite the sheer volume of... read more
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ABA: US core banking market “needs to be disrupted”

15th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The US core banking market “needs to be disrupted” for proper competition to emerge and take on established names, according to Christopher McClinton, senior vice president of the American Bankers Association (ABA), speaking of the trade association’s investment in cloud banking firm Finxact. The organisation announced $30m in... read more
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Mitigating debtor risks in uncertain times

15th February 2019

Company: Tinubu Square
Thanks to a combination of factors, from geopolitical uncertainty and Brexit through to the trade disputes between the USA and China, economic stability seems to be in doubt once again. You don’t have to look far to see that in some markets, trading conditions are challenging, and, given that recession is a not too distant memory, this has... read more
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FIS SVP: Banks need “significant investment” to realise data opportunities

14th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Incumbent retail banks are struggling to properly utilise their customer data and provide better experiences for users compared to challengers entering the market with strong data management capabilities. That’s according to Andrew Beatty, senior vice president of global banking solutions at FIS, who believes “conversational... read more
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Cross border payment innovation and regulation drive each other

14th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Unheard of today, the New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company was founded in 1851. Five years later, the company was renamed Western Union. Arguably one of the first companies to transact across borders, Western Union tapped into its telegraph network to transfer money from one location to another. By 1872, cross border... read more
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The demise of Libor: what next?

14th February 2019

Company: Calypso
Quoted daily for each of the main currencies across multiple tenors (1m, 3m, 6m, 12m), Libor represents the rate for which one bank would lend money to another for a set term. It is calculated as the arithmetic average of the submitted rates for each tenor and currency from a panel of banks, with the top and bottom quartile submissions discarded... read more
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Non-financial counterparties unaware of looming SFTR reporting obligation

13th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Some non-financial counterparties (NFCs) are unaware of impending reporting obligations under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), according to market participants. “Financial firms really need to be reaching out to their non-financial counterparties to help educate them, get them comfortable with the regulatory... read more
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Starling adds major new clients, ups investment pull

13th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Starling Bank’s Julian Sawyer, chief operating officer has announced that three new clients have signed up to its banking services. The three new sign ups are PelicanPay (of Pelican Group), which provides compliance solutions, Telleroo, bulk payment processors, and Vitesse, the international payments provider and insurance pay-out. ... read more