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Standard Bank’s Thatiah: Corporate client-driven APIs at heart of transformation

24th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
API-enabled corporates have driven the transformation of Standard Bank, according to Dushen Thatiah, head of trade and cash management. “The need for APIs is coming through US corporates. We don’t have any regulatory drive on the continent – there’s no African PSD2, but we do find that clients want to connect with us... read more
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LSE’s Schwimmer: Shanghai the financial centre of China

24th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
“For the long-term, for the financial centre for China? We view Shanghai as the financial centre for China,” said David Schwimmer, chief executive officer of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), at the Sibos conference in London this week. On September 13, the LSE sent a letter to the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited... read more
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HSBC’s Bloom: The euro is stuck

24th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
The immediate outlook for the euro doesn’t look set to improve, according to David Bloom, head of FX research at HSBC. “We've just recently seen the ECB cut rates and do some fancy QE or whatever it was. They are getting desperate. If you saw the numbers today, they are absolutely awful,” said Bloom at the Sibos conference... read more
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HPE’s Armstrong-Barnes: Fraud detection and prevention becoming “significantly more problematic”

23rd September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Banks and financial institutions are having to cope with increasingly more onerous fraud threats, according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s chief technologist for artificial intelligence (AI), Matt Armstrong-Barnes. Speaking at Sibos in central London, Armstrong-Barnes said more financial firms were being forced to turn to AI to attempt to... read more
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BIS’ Schrimpf: Central banks look to alternative data to monitor markets

23rd September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Alternative data is becoming increasingly essential for central banks in their examination of markets movements, according to Andreas Schrimpf, chief economist at the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). “A lot of the central banks typically face the issue of monitoring market functioning for example and in quasi real-time as well... read more
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Bobsguide Payments Rankings 2019 announced

23rd September 2019

Company: bobsguide
This year we have asked market participants to select who they believe to be the leaders in the payments and paytech industries, and votes flooded in across the board.  Payments has become a fast moving vehicle, driven by regulation, market forces and technological advances. New players are emerging while incumbents look to reinvent... read more
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7 easy tips for banks to appeal to generation Z

23rd September 2019

Company: Auriga
This is the first of a two-part series, taking a deep dive into the generations that banks are at risk of neglecting. Our first instalment focuses on Gen Z, a group of young people that is fast becoming a serious audience. Find out the various characteristics of this generation of digital natives, including the challenges that... read more
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Does digitalisation increase bank profitability?

23rd September 2019

Company: Prometeia
Bank profitability in Italy and in the euro area has improved from the post-crisis lows. However, for many banks, earnings are still below what is required by investors and the recent slowdown in economic growth could threaten the recovery of banks’ profits. Why is this a problem? Why does banks’ profitability matter overall, not only... read more
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IM AANA calculation time "not enough"

19th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Time consuming preparations are forcing firms to estimate the number of entities which come under the scope of uncleared margin rules by calculating aggregate average notional amounts (AANA) a year in advance, according to Vanaja Indra, market and regulatory reform director at Insight Investment. In Europe, AANA must be calculated... read more
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FCA’s Fox: UK regulators to request detailed data from market on Libor transition

19th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are set to move beyond large institutions to a wider scope of market participants with a request for detailed updates on preparedness in the transition away from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor), according to Rich Fox, head of markets policy at the FCA and member of the... read more