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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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Bobsguide Rankings 2020 announced

26th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Each year, we ask the market to vote for those fintechs they believe stand out from the competition – those who have gone the extra mile in terms of development and servicing their clients. As well as sector specific categories, we ask the market to suggest those organisations that have demonstrated business attributes that have set them... read more
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Lockdown 3.0: The continued implications of remote trading

25th January 2021

With much of Europe and other global jurisdictions returning to yet another lockdown, we can be reasonably confident that markets will cope well this time around. The second lockdown coincided with the traditional end of the budgeting season and led to many firms shifting their priorities towards working from home and remote trading. This lockdown... read more
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bobsguide Awards 2020: Winners announced

18th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
It's with great pleasure that we announce the 2020 bobsguide Awards. Given the levels of fluidity in markets and the increased rate of innovation required of the fintech community last year, the judges delayed many of the assessments as late as possible. Here, we have a comprehensive list of those organisations that... read more
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Starling provides “road map” for future in-app integrations

21st December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Starling Bank’s latest partnership is a “completely different vertical for us”, says Gareth Towler the bank’s marketplace product analyst. The challenger bank recently added PayPal’s iZettle to its Business Marketplace as part of its new strategy for deeper integrations. “From a marketplace perspective,... 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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Risk mitigation in global trade depends on digitisation

17th December 2020

Company: Bolero
Banks have struggled this year with increased fraud, the uncertain outcome of Brexit, pandemic dislocations as well as the long term trade frictions with China. This has pushed risk mitigation very high up on the agenda especially when it comes to cross-border trade transactions. Even before the coronavirus struck, a handful of well-known banks... read more
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Survey: Emerging payments landscape assessed

9th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the payments landscape continues to reshape during the pandemic, banks and PSPs are reviewing the situation as matters unfold into the new year. Questions are being asked and decisions are now required on everything from instant payments to ISO 20022, to intraday liquidity management and stress testing. Naturally, tech will play a major... read more
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Diversions on the ISO 20022 journey

30th November 2020

Company: bobsguide
The year 2020 has proved unusually testing for the financial services industry. Yet, in the face of added pressures created by the pandemic, efforts to migrate to the new global standard for payments messaging – aka ISO 20022 – have continued, albeit with a few added changes. Recognising concerns that many banks would struggle to... read more