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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
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Evolution of fintechs prevents Brexit headaches

26th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
UK-based fintechs have largely been shielded from any negative Brexit side-effects by working with larger financial institutions and evolving their business models, according to Nicki Bisgaard, CEO and founder of fintech payments company EedenBull. There had been fears that Brexit would see the swift decline of London as a prominent fintech hub.... read more
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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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Effective AANA management can move firms outside scope of UMR

11th February 2021

Company: Cassini Systems
Understanding and monitoring the Average Aggregate Notional Amount (AANA) calculations as early as possible can provide firms caught by the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), with an opportunity to reduce business costs and optimise trading exposure, according to Cassini’s CEO and founder, Liam Huxley. "Effective AANA management provides... read more
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Growing ESG data and tech markets becoming integral to sustainable finance

3rd February 2021

Company: bobsguide
Global inflows into sustainable funds were up 88 percent in Q4 2020 to $152.3bn compared with the same period in 2019, with Europe continuing to dominate the space, accounting for 80 percent of these inflows, while the US took in 13.4 percent, up slightly from 12 percent in the last quarter, according to a recent report by Morningstar. But while... read more
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Calls for CRM to include PISPs and electronic money issuers

29th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Forty-one percent of authorised push payment (APP) scams have been reimbursed since the introduction of the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM) but “there is more to do”, according to the Lending Standards Board (LSB). The self-regulatory body published its review into the voluntary code following an industry wide consultation... 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