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Starling developer: avoid voice banking “gimmicks”

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
When it comes to voice-activated banking, institutions need to avoid implementing “gimmicky” technologies that “won’t add anything” to the client experience. That’s according to Jason Maude, senior developer at Starling Bank. Speaking at a retail banking conference in London this week, Maude said the... read more
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Leading order management systems

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Efficient order management is critical to the success of any organisation. Yet achieving flawless orders on an ongoing basis can be challenging for organisations of all shapes and sizes. There are dozens of hurdles to overcome along the often tumultuous road to order fulfilment – from opening orders, keeping track of available inventory,... read more
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In the FCA’s back end: processing 31 million Mifid II transactions daily

27th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The run up to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), which came into force on January 3 this year, posed challenges for all involved. Market participants gawped at the new compliance requirements. The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) – the body assigned the task of penning the directive –... read more
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KPMG’s Bolland: Incumbent banks the winners of big data revolution

27th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Legacy platforms will not hold incumbent banks back as the industry becomes more focused on big data possibilities, according to Dan Bolland, director of banking at KPMG. “I understand what they are saying but the reality is, in Ireland there are really two big players, in the UK there are five big players. So, they have so much data of... read more
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Mastercard’s Wadsworth: Who will end up holding the Open Banking baby?

26th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Questions around accountability should problem occurs around Open Banking relationships were raised by Jim Wadsworth, UK product director at Mastercard, at a retail banking conference in London this week. “This is different to the Facebook or Twitter world. If Twitter goes down for half an hour nobody really cares, but if someone has... read more
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Lessons from Terminator: Who do we trust to set the AI standards?

26th November 2018

Mention the words artificial intelligence or machine learning and what uncontrollably springs to mind is the fictional endoskeletal, red-eyed Terminator of the same film franchise, followed closely by its fictional creator, SkyNet, the neural communication network that became self-aware. Not your typical response to new technologies, both of... read more
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The AI workhorse: demystifying RPA | podcast

26th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The story of automation in financial services is one told with heavy hype. Reportedly driver technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, the buzzwords artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) have seen an explosion in growth and investment, according to Guy Kirkwood of automation specialists,... read more
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Will AI and robotics create the next industry revolution for the finance sector?

26th November 2018

Company: OnGuard
When thinking of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), many of us will automatically conjure up images of futuristic robots and applications from sci-fi films. However, the reality is very different. In fact, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI are integral to many businesses, allowing for simple and repetitive tasks to be carried out... read more
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EU and US banks facing escalated risks

23rd November 2018

Company: bobsguide
There has been a significant increase in credit risk in the EU this year, while US banks face increased regulatory risk in the months ahead. That’s according to research and credit specialists at S&P Global Market Intelligence, speaking at an event this week in London. “Across Europe, at the beginning of the year, on a... read more
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Interview: Barclaycard CIO on Open Banking APIs and blockchain non-adoption

23rd November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A new Barclaycard survey of 100 UK chief information officers (CIOs) goes some way to clarifying how the role is changing in the face of fast technological progress. Among the findings, 42% of companies are scaling up their R&D spending to leverage emerging technologies, and 77% are executing new approaches to implementing technologies. ... read more