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Case study: SmartShoot’s financial transformation

16th July 2018

When organizations think of finance transformation, it often involves adding some automation tools or hiring staff. Very rarely does it involve completely reforming the company while also reshaping the economics of an entire industry. Yet this is the story of SmartShoot, a fast growing marketplace with a simple premise: enable the on-demand... read more
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New dog, old tricks: data management in the cloud

16th July 2018

Every cloud has a silver lining, at least that's what our elders drummed into us, an early example of expectation management and how to deal with life's challenges. Other teaching proxies included looking after the family dog, a somewhat more practical and physical learning experience, involving across the board responsibilities of duty of... read more
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The fintech budget 2018 | infographic

13th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
What is the tech budget for the world's fintech industry? Ever since finance and technology shook hands, entrepreneurs and innovators have spent the last two decades rapidly expanding the role of technology within finance and banking.  In recent years, that role has expanded no end, with collaboration between financial institutions and... read more
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AI has arrived - don’t leave data strategy behind

13th July 2018

Company: Finastra
Over the last century computers have sped up exponentially, according to Moore’s law, whilst their production costs have halved every 18 months. That pace is increasing even more with quantum computers that are already running at 50 qubits. By comparison, a 100 qubit computer could theoretically be more powerful than all the supercomputers in... read more
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Bank of England: "We don’t think crypto assets are money, or a particularly good store of value"

12th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
At London Fintech Week, Cordelia Kafetz, head of the Bank of England’s Fintech Hub made clear the central bank’s position on cryptocurrencies and fintech innovation. “We’ve been doing a lot of thinking on crypto assets,” said Kafetz, “back in 2014, we published some bulletins saying that crypto assets... read more
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Financial inclusion means more cash, not just technology

12th July 2018

Company: Travelex
According to the World Bank, access to the internet—and smartphones in particular—is having a measurable effect on financial inclusion. In 2011, just half of the adults in the world had access to a bank account or mobile money provider. That has since increased to 69%, with 1.2bn more people having opened a bank account. This 69%... read more
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Liberis CEO talks Open Banking and the future of SME funding

12th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
One of the major challenges facing small businesses can be finding the financing necessary to get off the ground and achieve growth. The difficulty of establishing a solid credit history in the face of unpredictable cash flows can make traditional credit providers wary, particularly those burdened by clunky legacy systems and changes in... read more
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La Cour on financial utility: “Banks have been missing a huge opportunity”

11th July 2018

In this fintalk, bobsguide speaks to Anders La Cour, CEO of Saxo Payments Banking Circle. La Cour and Banking Circle are pioneers in adopting the financial utility model in order to drive down costs and increase efficiency for market participants. Here, La Cour offers his opinion on how banks can reduce cost on cross-border payments as well... read more
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A new world order: how regulations have transformed banking tech strategy

10th July 2018

Company: Profile Software
Regulatory changes and technological innovations lead banks to transform their business models to better manage risk, enhance client service and thus remain competitive, flexible and agile. In particular, the financial services organisations need to deploy a framework to support Basel III (for capital requirements and liquidity risk), Mifid II (for... read more