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The case for cloud when WFH

12th November 2020

As countries across Europe return to lockdown, the world’s global banking giants are sending their staff home. Many of the top banks have publicly announced plans to return workers to the kitchen table or the bedroom desk after a brief period of allowing the option to work in the office. And some people are not happy about it.  ... read more
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The harmonisation of electronic trading, treasury and compliance

11th November 2020

For more than 30 years, Eurobase has been providing world-class, reliable, integrated treasury and trading solutions to banks and financial institutions worldwide. We asked Gill Bacon, business development director, banking to tell us why now, more than ever, integrating trading, treasury and sales operations can help navigate the ever-complex... read more
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Why it’s important for travel to be SCA-ready

10th November 2020

Company: bobsguide
By Jean-Christophe Lacour, head of merchant services, payments, Amadeus It’s an unprecedented period in the history of the global travel industry, with the pandemic continuing to suppress the intrinsic demand for air travel that has helped the industry grow in the mid-to-high single digits, for each of the last ten years.  Clearly the... read more
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Bank-fintech relationships in the dark until US election results declared

3rd November 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) newly issued true lender rule for bank-nonbank lending relationships faces potential Congressional Review pending tomorrow’s US election results. “This [true lender] rule coming out now and going into full effect between the election and the inauguration is something that... read more
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No let up for CAT obligations

2nd November 2020

The latest Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) reporting obligations went live on October 26. However, there’s no time to rest for firms, who are now tasked with preparing for the next set of requirements in January 2021. Having moderated a CAT webinar with leading industry experts from FINRA CAT, Morgan Stanley, RegEdge, and Cboe Global Markets... read more
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Buyers’ brief: how tech is helping boutique asset managers compete in a scale game

2nd November 2020

Company: bobsguide
Investment managers have been under immense pressure for some time, which is acting as a catalyst for much-needed change across the asset management industry. The monumental shift towards passive investing has stretched fees and stricter regulation has dramatically increased compliance costs. That's put significant strain on margins for active... read more
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Effectively combating fraud while staying user-friendly

30th October 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
As an industry, financial services is seeing unprecedented threats from cyber and technology risks. As institutions work tirelessly to stay ahead of criminal activities, hackers continue to up the ante and advance their techniques. In this article, we discuss the threat landscape and how it has evolved, alongside authentication methods and ways... read more
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Esma’s stress tests catching out asset managers

30th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (Esma) new stress tests expose a lack of preparation among asset managers, highlighting the importance of regtech providers in risk assessments. “The industry has been relying heavily on independent regtech providers who offer solutions as well as expertise to perform gap-analysis,... read more
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Challenger banks may re-evaluate business models

29th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
Lack of sustainability threatens challenger bank longevity, according to a panel at Money 2020 Moneyfest yesterday. “Of course companies have to be profitable, but most of all they have to be sustainable. This is the point, and to be sustainable you can’t always reach out to the market and do fundraising,” said Paola... read more
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Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settlement jigsaw?

29th October 2020

At a time when the costs of doing business are skyrocketing, is it sustainable for banks to persevere with the current approach to trade settlement failure? While there will always be trades that fail, the tolerance levels of banking boardroom execs must be at breaking point right now if the latest Esma Trends Risks and Vulnerabilities (TVR)... read more