Retail Banking Systems Insights

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Challenger banks tested by pandemic

8th April 2020

Company: bobsguide
Initially posited as organisations with the upper hand in the coronavirus pandemic, challenger banks could face difficulties ahead with a decline in lending volumes and possible drop in customers, yet the crisis will yield “winners and losers on both sides” of challengers and incumbent banks says Simon Kent, global head of financial... read more
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Navigating change in payments: Emerging markets, coronavirus and M&As

6th April 2020

Company: Ripple
The past 12 months has seen monumental change in the payments industry. In almost a domino effect, some of the market’s most notable names have announced landmark acquisitions which have quickly laid precedent for the future of payments. For instance, FIS, Global Payments and Fiserv have all announced acquisitions over $20bn, helping industry... read more
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When will AI-based AML be friends with European regulators?

24th March 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
The scale of the problem has been demonstrated by the legislative activity of the European Parliament, which over the past five years has adopted three directives regarding anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. Complying with the directives is a particular challenge for banks, exposed to a three-fold risk in terms of money laundering... read more
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Coronavirus emergency: how to best use the new ECB liquidity

18th March 2020

Company: Prometeia
At its meeting on March 12, the Governing Council of the ECB unleashed new, unconventional monetary policy measures to support the liquidity of banks and credit to households and businesses. The new package includes, among other things, changes to the current longer-term auctions (TLTROs) and introduces new weekly auctions (LTROs) to steer banks... read more
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Bank trading floors reassess risks and controls

18th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Trading floors at many of the world’s tier one banks will be reconsidering their view of risk in the face of the coronavirus pandemic according to fintech market participants. “In many ways the pandemic and the consequent market activity has delivered two simultaneous black swans: in parallel with the heightened market volatility,... read more
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Case study: How Salmon rose to SEGRO’s treasury challenge

16th March 2020

SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It is the largest listed pan-European warehouse owner and developer. The group owns or manages eight million square metres of space (86 million square feet) valued at £12.2bn serving customers... read more
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Coronavirus update: challenger bank agility provides advantage over incumbents

13th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Incumbent banks may struggle to adapt to the impact of coronavirus as remote working and customer services falter. Commentators say these challenges could leave digital challengers with the advantage. “Do the existing banks, the traditional banks, struggle to allow their staff to work remotely compared to challengers? You may find that the... read more
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Optimising IT talent: let go of non-core projects & see engagement soar

6th March 2020

Reports that 80 percent of capital markets participants said they would rather buy in a trading data integration solution, rather than build one in house, reflect the way banking IT is going, and this is a good thing. The findings, from a qualitative study undertaken by Inforalgo, are discussed in detail in the white paper, Buy vs build: The... read more
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2020 to be a milestone year for banks

5th March 2020

Company: Profile Software
This year, technology will continue to be the main driver of disruption in the banking industry through the evolution of machine learning (ML), blockchain, quantum computing etc. as digital transformation is evolving the way banking is done, according to Deloitte’s study 2020 banking and capital markets outlook. Most banks still do not... read more