Services Insights

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How efficient is your sanctions compliance approach?

17th October 2019

Company: Accuity
This is the second in a three part series, based on the whitepaper, Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: The Role of Effectiveness, Efficiency and Explainability The first article in our “excellence in sanctions compliance” series detailed the many regulatory requirements that must be met to achieve effective compliance. If not... read more
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Ferber: Multiple questions remain for Libra

16th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Politicians in Europe are still concerned over potential risks the Libra Association’s cryptocurrency could bring to markets. “As regulators we have to take care that there is no regulatory arbitrage and everyone plays by the same rules,” said European Parliament member Markus Ferber, in an email. “That is why we need a... read more
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How effective is your sanctions compliance programme?

10th October 2019

Company: Accuity
This is the first of a three part series. Effectiveness, efficiency and explainability – “the three E’s” – are the interdependent foundational girders for building a sound sanctions compliance program. In the first of this three-part series, we’ll look at the role of effectiveness in sanctions compliance. ... read more
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What London’s new electric taxi tells us about digital disruption

25th September 2019

Passing the Gresham Technologies stand at the banking industry’s annual Sibos conference this week you’d be entitled to wonder why a brand new London black cab dominates the view. In fact, it’s there not just to serve as a useful ad-hoc meeting room, but as a symbolic reminder to conference attendees of the power of... read more
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BCR awards grants to drive lending and payments services

15th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Board of Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) has announced results of the Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF) Pool C grant process, which will see Modulr Finance, Atom Bank, Iwoca and The Currency Cloud Group receive £10m grants to expand and offer improved SME lending and payment services. Each organisation undertook an... read more
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FIS looks for scale in Worldpay deal

6th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
The announcement of the closure of FIS’s acquisition of Worldpay last week is part of a continual expansion strategy into new markets and opportunities, according to Alison Wilkes, head of banking and payments, Europe at FIS. “Where we see opportunities to grow our solution set and our reach for our customers – that’s key... read more
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Starting a hedge fund: how to choose your vendors

5th August 2019

Starting a hedge fund these days isn’t just about raising capital and running trades. Today’s regulatory environment, alongside investor scrutiny, means hedge funds need to have reliable and independent partners that will support them in setting up and running their operations. This is especially important for institutional fundraising,... read more
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Switching your investment system: key issues to consider

1st August 2019

Chances are, in the course of the life of your investment firm, there will come a time to take a hard look at whether your investment system still suits your needs. In many cases, if you’re already asking yourself this question, the answer will be “no” — so you’ll need to make a switch. There are some surefire ways to... read more
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Is the ‘settlement gap’ to blame for gig economy platforms losing users?

19th July 2019

Company: Paybase
A recent study found that 4.4% of the UK population were gig economy workers between 2017 and 2018. This explains the emergence of so many gig economy platforms, eager to serve a consumer’s every need. But not all gig economy platforms that are launched succeed.  Although the gig economy model has successfully disrupted some markets... read more