Insights

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Inside the Klarna/Modo deal: how to deliver fast and flexible payments

25th September 2018

Company: Modo
The payments space is heating up. As the open banking initiative facilitates a monumental shift, new market participants are looking to disrupt in entirely new ways. While the US and European payments landscape is awash with sexy consumer-facing paytech, few of those participants are paying attention to the vital work of the underlying... read more
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From closed to open: why banks need to emulate the big tech players

25th September 2018

Company: Icon Solutions
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, there should be an outpouring of adulation from banks to GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent). Big tech companies have mastered the art of openness. They have weaponised it and are now reaping the rewards. In the era of Open... read more
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The rise of the chatbot: fintechs and investors embracing social media

25th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Chatbots have been around for more than half a century, and they’re often dismissed as little more than a source of empty small talk for bored social media users. Yet over the course of the last few years, fintechs have turned that perception on its head by transforming traditional social media chatbots into dynamic and secure payment... read more
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Navigating the challenges of fixed income attribution

25th September 2018

Company: StatPro Group
Spend even a short amount of time in finance, and you’ll realize stock and bond investment managers are generally cut from different cloths. The former are often chatty, right-brain types, and the latter more analytical and left-brained. Both asset classes can accomplish valuable things inside a portfolio, but that’s pretty much... read more
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Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS): How rethinking finance is revolutionising banking

25th September 2018

Company: Fidor
In banking today, we’re seeing a seismic shift - big banks and tech players are moving their approach from products to services. Doing so offers more flexibility, faster go-to-market agility, and a better consumer experience. “As-a-service” as we know it has already revolutionised software, platforms, transportation,... read more
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Easing legacy bottlenecks: automating the back office

24th September 2018

Company: FA Solutions
In the back offices of banks and asset managers around the world there are multiple functional entities and processes, which in time, have grown separately and developed their own bottlenecks. The 21st century has introduced topics such as customer experience and regulatory burden, which the existing back office setups do not necessarily support.... read more
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The rise and rise of APIs

24th September 2018

Much has been written about the role of application programmable interfaces or APIs, which are in ubiquitous use these days, although mention APIs to experienced technology professionals and you get raised eyebrows and shaking of heads in unison, decrying API novelty with a diatribe evidencing long term prior use. In simple terms, APIs... read more
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How banks are preparing (or not) for T2/T2S consolidation

24th September 2018

Company: TAS Group
In 2020 another seismic upheaval looms on the horizon for the European financial community. This time the main players are the European central and national banks. Vision 2020, as the Eurosystem’s T2/T2S Consolidation project is known, sees the technical consolidation of TARGET2 and TARGET2-Securities and the harmonisation and integration of... read more
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Danske Bank: What we know so far

21st September 2018

Company: bobsguide
A National Crime Agency (NCA) spokesperson told bobsguide this morning it is “aware of the use of UK registered companies in this case and has related on-going operational activity. The threat posed by the use of UK company structures as a route for money laundering is widely recognised and the NCA is working with partners across government... read more