Insights

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“We don’t stand still”

2nd September 2020

Company: Kx
As regulators demand greater levels of transparency, firms adapt to the evolving landscape in which new requirements have risen in the surveillance market. Whilst some areas have undergone more changes than others, the need to access multiple layers of data remains vital within an organisation – a challenge that Kx believes to have addressed... read more
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Accessibility emerges as a commercial differentiator

2nd September 2020

Company: Onfido
The global pandemic and lockdowns have compounded awareness of how technology enables consumers to stay connected to goods and services in a digital age. And companies are responding – according to a June study by IFS, 70 percent of firms globally are increasing or at least maintaining their digital transformation spend following the... read more
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Report: Securities industry in the dark over CSDR

1st September 2020

Company: bobsguide
With a further delay to the EU’s Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) just announced, market participants and tech vendors face an uncertain future. “There’s a level of uncertainty and to be able to plan for that is hard. Do you carry on, or do you wait? More time is great and broadly welcomed, but there’s a... read more
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Submissions welcomed for the bobsguide 2020 Software & Partnership Awards

28th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
Each year, bobsguide welcomes entries to a number of categories in order to highlight the leading market participants across different fields. This year, with financial services providers leaning heavily on tech partners to help perform in tumultuous markets, recognising the leaders in each area has become increasingly important. To submit an... read more
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Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2020

28th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
Voting is now open for the 2020 bobsguide Software Rankings.  Each year we ask those within financial services to vote for the technology firms they believe have really stood out during the year. The Rankings look at functional capabilities offered by vendors, as well as market specific attributes.  Votes are then compiled and... read more
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FIs to increase focus on climate risk management

26th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The pressure is on for financial institutions (FIs) to adopt climate risk models as regulators and shareholders zero in on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. “[Climate risk assessment] is absolutely going to be required to be done, but we’re seeing the banks moving faster and more proactively because they believe in... read more
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Financial services turn to tech guidance

26th August 2020

Over the past few months, asset managers, banks and insurers have been attempting to benefit from the volatility that has characterised markets. Much of their capabilities have leveraged technology over the past decade – a narrative that looks set to become more entrenched in the months and years to come. We’re asking the market... read more
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Reshaping banking in the post-pandemic era

25th August 2020

Company: Auriga
The current pandemic’s impact on individuals and organisations within the banking sector is ever evolving. It has been predicted that the economic environment post-coronavirus is likely to be tough, with a long and difficult journey to recovery. In the past few months, financial organisations have attempted to show adaptability and... read more
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Incumbent retail banks balancing consumer need and tech

21st August 2020

Company: bobsguide
“If our CEO came to us and said ‘right, we want to rapidly digitalise this bank so that we do everything that we do today only through digital channels,’ we would have sized that and said we're going to have to stand up multiple programs, it's going to take us 12 to 18 months because that's what everything takes... read more
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US fintechs could look “seriously” at banking charters amidst OCC uncertainty

21st August 2020

Company: bobsguide
US fintechs may seek out full purpose banking licenses as litigation continues to cloud the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC’s) fintech charter. The issuance of a banking charter to digital bank Varo this month could inspire US fintechs to reconsider their strategies, according to Michael Breslin, partner and Fintech... read more