Trading Systems Insights

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Modernising IT and security in financial services with visibility

16th February 2021

In recent years, the financial services (FS) industry has gone through transformative changes to embrace digitalisation and keep up with customers’ ever evolving expectations when it comes to the online experience. The pandemic only contributed to further accelerating this digital evolution, and driving forward the adoption of new... read more
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Bank consultants question incumbents’ move into digital space

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will offer UK consumers “a completely new banking choice” with the launch of its new digital challenger later this year, but consultants are warning that those looking into the market must be clear on the path they are taking. “I’m really sceptical,” says Mark O’Keefe,... read more
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GameStop ‘hysteria’ wont spark social media analytics boom

2nd February 2021

Company: bobsguide
Using data and analytics to scrape social media sites to combat the influence Reddit pages like r/wallstreetbets have had over markets in recent weeks is pointless, according to Toscafund Asset Management’s chief economist, Dr Savvas Savouri. Reports have suggested that hedge funds will now start scraping data from Reddit forums, using... read more
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European banking trends for 2021: Top 4 in store for the industry

1st February 2021

Company: Auriga
To say that 2020 has been eventful would be an understatement. No one could have predicted how these past 12 months would pan out and how big an impact the pandemic would have on the global economy and the banking sector specifically. As such, several new banking trends have emerged as lenders attempt to safely navigate the challenges posed by... read more
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Unresponsive bank APIs causing open banking challenges

26th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Unreliable payment rails still pose a challenge for third party providers, according to Luke Massie, CEO of VibePay. Problems with the technical infrastructure of open banking is experienced “most weeks”, says Massie. The instability of the APIs creates friction, impacting negatively on consumers’ payment process. “If... read more
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Bitcoin surge prompts new warnings from regulators

15th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Regulators issued fresh warnings on investing in cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin skyrocketed to a new all-time high last week. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cautioned consumers about the high risks involved in investing in cryptocurrencies. “Investing in cryptoassets, or investments and lending linked to them,... read more
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Risk rise in pandemic-hit fintech sector

21st December 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the fintech sector grows almost exponentially, so commensurately do the risks. The pandemic has created new threats, mainly through home working, but others have been mounting steadily for years such as Brexit, tougher regulation, cyber attacks and relentless competition in a sector that is by its nature turbulent.   The most immediate... read more
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Is 2021 the year open banking delivers on its promise?

18th December 2020

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, apart from how to bake the perfect sourdough loaf, it’s how to do things differently. Not many of us are where we thought we’d be at the beginning of this tumultuous year. Targets have been thrown out of the windows and KPIs ripped up like yesterday’s chip paper. Shopping habits... read more
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Remote F&A teams embrace automation of account certification at year-end close

16th December 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, except for the accounting community struggling with the year-end close. Most of the stress and frustration around closing the books is generated by unfit tools and the organisation of the process. Managing period-end close in accounting has several distinct challenges every F&A... read more