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Operational Efficiency Through Client Reporting - So What?

5th February 2015

Company: SimCorp
As news hit the wire that Eaton Vance has become the latest in the rapidly growing list of investment management firms to automate their client reporting process (with SimCorp Coric, of course!), perhaps it’s time to go back to basics and ask: “Why automate client reporting?” Many would answer “for operational... read more
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UK cyber agency says managing risk in technology projects demands further overview

5th February 2015

Company: bobsguide
The UK government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assure (CESG) has said that public sector bodies and their IT suppliers must look further into the importance of organisational assets and services, consumer privacy and their reputation when deciding how to manage the risks associated with new technologies. CESG said that by... read more
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Japanese bank plans to use robot employees in branch

4th February 2015

Company: bobsguide
Japan’s biggest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ, is planning to introduce 58cm-tall humanoid robot’s called Nao to work in their Tokyo branches. The robots have been developed by French company Aldebaran Robotics, which was acquired by SoftBank in 2012, and will begin work on a trial basis at a few branches of Mitsubishi UFJ bank in April and... read more
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What lies within – protecting against the insider cyber-threat

4th February 2015

Company: Clearswift
The financial sector is demonstrably the industry that is most at risk of a cyber-attack. PwC’s 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey found that 39% percent of financial sector businesses said they had been victims of cybercrime compared to 17% reported in other industries. The report also highlights that many banks don’t believe they will... read more
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Santander offers cloud data storage services to rival new tech players

3rd February 2015

Company: bobsguide
Santander is set to offer cloud data storage services to corporate clients in a bid to fight back against competition from technology groups. The Financial Times (FT) reports the move, which will make Santander the first global bank to offer cloud data storage services to corporates, highlights how banks are turning their investment in IT and... read more
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Liquidity Optimisation Rebooting: Why, why now and how

3rd February 2015

The global financial crisis of 2008-09 triggered significant moves to reshape the corporate treasury function. While moving cash around a company as efficiently and effectively as possible has been a challenge for treasurers, its successful management has become even more challenging in the post-crisis era. Cash and liquidity management form the... read more
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Accenture sees shift in "We Economy" and names the “Internet of Me” as one of its five big tech trends in 2015

2nd February 2015

Company: bobsguide
Management consulting company Accenture has revealed its five big tech trends for 2015 and predicts a huge shift in what it calls the “We Economy” which is re-shaping markets and changing the way we live and work. According to the Accenture Technology Vison 2015 report, which is based on a survey of 2,000 IT and business executives,... read more
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Launching a successful fintech start-up: Don’t be scared of Plan B

2nd February 2015

Company: Sonovate
While fintech businesses such as Nutmeg, Transferwise, and iZettle have attracted their fair share of column inches (and investment) recently, some of the biggest fintech success stories lie within more niche markets. There’s an awful lot of value in providing your customers with a tailored product that helps them overcome key financial... read more
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Fintech is the most lucrative sector for angel investment

30th January 2015

Company: bobsguide
According to the Nation of Angels study by the UK Business Angels Association Fund and Centre for Entrepreneurs, financial technology is delivering the highest growth out of any industry and is the most lucrative sector for angel investment. The study, which is also supported by the BVCA, Deliotte, Barclays and ESRC, features survey responses... read more
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What’s on the Horizon for Banks in 2015?

30th January 2015

Company: Capgemini
More than half of all global retail banking was done online or via mobile last year by consumers accustomed to sophisticated online experiences. Digitally-savvy Generation Y may have led the charge, but most customers now expect their banks to provide the convenience of omni-channel banking. Be it a smartphone app to pay bills or branch staff... read more