Treasury Management Systems Insights

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Paytech market updates: Paypal, Afterpay and Stripe lead innovations

20th April 2021

Company: bobsguide
On April 19, payments platform Stripe launched its Stripe Issuing service in 20 European countries allowing businesses to design, create and manage their own cards. The service is popular among US business customers and will give European business users more control in how and where their money is spent. On April 9, the Inter-American... read more
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“Remittance market must adapt fast or risk declining economic growth”

19th April 2021

Company: QSystems ICS
With an ever-increasing burden of regulation and a significant amount of informal money transfers, the remittance market must adapt and change fast to reduce costs and boost competitiveness by implementing smart compliance solutions. With a sharp decline in global remittances caused by the pandemic, it is more than ever crucial to establish a... read more
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Report: Hedge funds building tech stacks in-house as vendor bearings change course

1st April 2021

Company: bobsguide
Hedge funds are increasingly looking to high-tech, quantitative methods to beat the competition, which in turn is changing how tech vendors place themselves within the financial ecosystem according to market participants “Whilst we do use some vendor systems, a lot of what we do that give us a competitive advantage and differentiates us... read more
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Cryptocurrencies and digital assets: the coming of age for treasury management systems

31st March 2021

In our whitepaper, What to look for when selecting a treasury management system, we included a section on ddigital currencies. The whitepaper referenced our blog from just over a year ago (An unanswered question from Davos) that posited the question of when we would activate our Crypto/Digital/CBDC functionality in our treasury, sales and trading... read more
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Banks and brokers encourage second EU research unbundling

31st March 2021

Company: bobsguide
Despite asset managers looking to negotiate prices down for specific areas of research after the second Markets in financial infrastructure directive (Mifid II) was implemented, some providers have been prepared to work at a loss for the ability to grow relationships, according to Mike Carrodus, CEO of Substantive Research. “Mifid II... read more
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Monkey business: Investing strategies stuck in the past

22nd March 2021

Investment management of financial institutions remains roughly as it was 40 years ago, according to Sandro Schmid, co-founder and CEO of AI tech firm, AAAccell, part of the LPA Group Schmid says the success or failure of analysts cherry-picking individual stocks is so often merely coincidence, as numerous research studies have proven. ... read more
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Paytech market updates: TrueLayer, Afterpay and Intuit lead in integrations

19th March 2021

Company: bobsguide
India-based Axis Bank, on March 10, launched Wear ‘N’ Pay, a range of wearable budget-friendly contactless payment devices. The bank partnered with Canada’s Tappy Technologies and France’s Thales to bring customers hands-free payments available exclusively on the Mastercard platform. On March 9, global payments platform... read more
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Accelerating digital transformation: value in a platform-based approach

2nd March 2021

Company: Finastra
Over the last 12 months we’ve seen one of the biggest shifts in decades in financial technology – with banks accelerating the transition of their operations to the cloud. The benefits are clear: a cloud-based approach provides easy access to innovation, helps banks deliver more relevant customer experiences, and... read more
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Fintechs praise Kalifa Review but await government response

2nd March 2021

Company: bobsguide
Reaction to the long-awaited Kalifa Review of UK Fintech by the fintech community has been broadly positive. But the industry’s attention now turns to the UK government and how it will implement the raft of recommendations made in the report. Published on February 26, on the eve of the Budget, the Kalifa Review sets out five key areas... read more