Insights

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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
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Post-Brexit software support required for SMEs

23rd November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Small businesses are still struggling to figure out the implications of Brexit and will have a “desperate need for support”, says Pamela Novoa Ralli Sage’s vice president, product. “We fundamentally believe that Brexit will have an impact on our customers, probably much bigger than the impact something like GDPR had.... read more
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BIN sponsorship: how to get it right

22nd November 2018

Banking Identification Number (BIN) sponsorship is a quick shortcut for many companies looking to get their proposition to market both domestically and overseas. BIN sponsorship allows firms to process payments through an intermediary that is a direct scheme member. Why not go direct? Direct scheme membership is often costly, time consuming and... read more
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Case study: TD Bank & Bottomline team up to tackle payments

21st November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Thorough checks are required when selecting a third party tech provider of any system – not least when a bank looks to incorporate a new payment infrastructure. The payments ecosystem in the US has become increasingly complex. Many business to business transactions are still made in cheques, while technological advances have led... read more
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Implementing a netting solution

21st November 2018

Company: BELLIN
Multinational corporations are familiar with some of the obstacles involved with intercompany commerce. Foreign exchange risk, transaction quantities, and stagnant payment approvals can be expensive. In the realm of treasury management systems, a netting system can be the perfect solution. The following 2-part series will cover the basics of a... read more
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Open Banking: infrastructure firms “invisible” as incumbents’ appetite varies

20th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
"Critical" work conducted by infrastructure organisations – which provide aggregating services for Open Banking protocols – is being overlooked, says Iain McDougall, Stripe’s UK & Ireland country manager. It comes at a time when parts of the banking community have reacted differently to Europe’s Payments... read more
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Making private bankers more productive

20th November 2018

Company: FINARTIS
The transition to the use of digital tools in private banking is drawn by inefficiencies experienced by private bankers. If not dealt with, they will likely impact client satisfaction aside from making the private banker less productive. At the outset, qualified and experienced private bankers are very limited. And the problem is training private... read more
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Capital markets participants look for fintech assistance

19th November 2018

According to a PwC report, 86% of banking and capital markets CEOs indicated that over regulation is their top concern, with the speed of technological change came a close second at 85%. A poll of the bobsguide audience conducted during a recent webinar, suggested many firms are looking to external service providers... read more