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Why challenger banks want to become a marketplace for your finances

23rd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
This article was first published on our sister site, PaymentEye. With PSD2 and other regulatory initiatives pushing us towards a data-sharing economy, challenger banks in the UK and Europe are steadily heading towards embracing a marketplace mentality that promotes all of a consumer’s finances in one place. Several challenger banks,... read more
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The influencer interview: Stephen Norman, Ex-CIO, RBS Global Markets

23rd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Stephen Norman is one of the most knowledgeable banking technology professionals in the world today. During his extensive career he has worked as Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch and was CIO of RBS’ investment bank for an unprecedented seven years, ending in 2012. Stephen sat down with bobsguide to discuss the issues giving CIOs... read more
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10 things not to miss at the Treasury Leaders Summit

23rd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
It’s almost time for the Treasury Leaders Summit that will take place on the 5th and 6th of December in London, where senior treasury and finance leaders from across global capitals will come together to discuss the key issues impacting their industry. With a schedule packed with in-depth talks on the future of treasury and how to successful... read more
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The influencer interview: Chris Gledhill cuts through the hype around AI, blockchain and Big Data

22nd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Chris Gledhill, CEO of Secco Aura and frequently referenced as one of the top 10 fintech influencers, speaks to bobsguide about going beyond 'incremental innovation' towards genuine, irreversible disruption.  How did you get into banking? I started off on the tech side with a degree in computer science from university, and went... read more
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Halal Robo-Advisor – an impossible mission or an ignored jackpot?

22nd November 2017

Company: FA Solutions
Many processes have already been automated, thanks to technology, and now Robo-Advisors are gaining ground at the expense of their human counterparts. Will flesh-and-blood financial advisers become a thing of the past? The Robo-Advice industry is taking off in the U.S. and UK due to their low fees and low minimum capital required. Averaging an... read more
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MiFID II transaction reporting: Are you ready? If not, why not?

22nd November 2017

Company: AutoRek
With 3 January 2018 fast approaching, the shots have been fired by the FCA! Last month, Merrill Lynch was fined £34.5m for failing to report transactions. The bank failed to report 68.5 million exchange traded derivative transactions from February 2014 onwards, in contravention with the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). ... read more
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Regulatory efficiency: Ten steps to get off the regulatory treadmill

21st November 2017

Company: zeb
Volker Abel - Senior Manager, zeb Frankfurt, Martin Hluze - Manager, Office Vienna, Benjamin Banner - Senior Consultant, Office Munich, Fiammetta Rubinacci - Senior Consultant, Office Zurich  The regulatory treadmill of the banking industry European banks have been affected by comprehensive... read more
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Understanding mortgage prepayment models

21st November 2017

U.S. agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) are the largest and most liquid securitized asset class in the world. Pooling thousands of individual mortgages into a standardized security lets investors easily gain exposure to this important asset class. RMBS provide an attractive yield relative to U.S. Treasuries with comparable credit... read more
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Four factors that will determine a bank's mobile account opening success

21st November 2017

Company: Avoka
Derek Corcoran – Chief Experience Officer, Avoka For years now, the largest banks in the UK and around the world have been moving – some slowly, some rapidly – to make their account opening processes accessible on digital channels.  The consumer preference to initiate deposit accounts and loan applications from the... read more