Insights

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Beyond STP: setting the scene for smarter trading

3rd December 2018

Becoming smarter with the management of data is key to driving efficiency, accuracy, and innovation in most industries, via rules-based automation. However too often data complexity, caused by integration issues, incompatibility and poor visibility, makes it difficult for Capital Markets organisations to move forward.... read more
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RBS shrinks but turns to Open Banking

3rd December 2018

Company: bobsguide
“NatWest and RBS have been shrinking,” said Adrian Smyth, head of payment innovation RBS, at an industry event in London last week.   “As a bank we have historically, to be completely fair to us, seen people focus on getting the mandatory compliance aspect through, that’s not lead to a lot for the differentiation,... read more
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5 ways disruptive technologies will transform AML compliance

3rd December 2018

Company: Fenergo
There is no doubt that the financial world is undergoing radical transformation, aided by the plethora of newer and more disruptive technologies. In fact, it’s safe to say that financial services will be virtually unrecognizable in the next 10 years. However, some things remain the same. Banks will always have client, regulatory, operational... read more
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The digital transformation puzzle: no more shying away from technology

3rd December 2018

Company: Feedzai
With banking customers expecting higher quality and faster interactions, customer experience has become the battleground where banks compete to retain existing customers and attract new ones. Many banks are embracing digital transformation (DT) as a strategy on which to build new and advanced customer experiences and better, more compelling... read more
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Muted interest in quantum computing threatens early adoption

30th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll in a bobsguide webinar found that 47.7% of industry professionals do not consider quantum computing a priority with concerns around implementation and premature adoption. But for panellist, Dr Nikitas Stamatopoulos, vice president of quantitative research analytics at JPMorgan, the results weren’t... read more
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Cryptocurrency uncertainty causes historic price crash

30th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The price of bitcoin plunged in late November, dropping from $5,500 to a low of $3,604 over the Thanksgiving weekend. At the time of writing it stands at $4,175, which marks a drop of nearly 80% from the cryptocurrency’s all-time high $19,703 in December 2017. The crash also signifies the largest relative price drop bitcoin has experienced... read more
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Buy-side firms don't just want the cloud; they want choice

29th November 2018

Company: corfinancial
Within the world of buy-side operations, you may be led to believe that simply putting some software in the cloud is the answer to all your infrastructure problems. Many software vendors, consulting firms, hosting cloud service providers and a whole array of other organisations (many with vested interests) have passionately proclaimed the benefits... read more
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Barclaycard's Kerigan: Retailers hesitant to embrace Open Banking opportunities

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Retailers are showing signs of reluctance to the payment innovations enabled by Open Banking according to Nick Kerigan, managing director of future payments, Barclaycard. “I think they [retailers] are being cautious and prudent in the sense that they want to explore the benefits, but they also have clear incumbent payment methods, which... read more
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UK’s incumbent retail banks must embrace commercial risk

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Banks must find their niche and “bloody well deliver” or face losing customers to challengers. according to Alison Jaap, head of change at First Direct. Speaking at an event in London this week, Jaap argued that incumbents need to take more commercial risks as innovative products flood the market. Banks simply can’t afford to... read more
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Challenger account holders seek budgeting assistance

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Challenger bank account holders are looking elsewhere for budgeting assistance according to Steve Tigar, CEO of the free online budgeting app, Money Dashboard. Speaking at a conference this week in central London, Tigar said Money Dashboards most engaged users of the budgeting service are Starling and Monzo account holders.  “If... read more