Consultancy Insights

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Report: Fintech startups need to up their game in increasingly turbulent funding rounds

19th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
A new report has found that only 1 in 10 fintech startups succeed, with seed/angel investment dropping by 57% between 2010 and 2017. In 2010 average seed funding was $6.84m, a figure that fell to just $3m despite total funding rising from $205.3m to $851m, reinforcing the growing competition in the fintech market. The report also... read more
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“Banks must prepare for API unknowns”

12th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
A lack of clarity over the potential products and services spawning from the open banking revolution will make it difficult for the industry to prepare for how the market will change. “I don’t think there’s anyone that can tell you what kind of services will be delivered off the back of these APIs,” says Nick White, vice... read more
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Streamlined and secure: How the cloud will benefit core banking

7th February 2018

Company: RedPixie
Cloud, namely VDI, is one of the fastest growing solutions as CIOs quickly realise that the vast improvements in security and underlying infrastructure are paving the way to greater efficiency, reduced IT spend, and greater scalability. In 2018, we continue to see maturing cloud technology accepted into mainstream enterprise operations.  ... 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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Optimising marketing channels at scale: Why and how?

18th October 2017

Company: Fospha
We have previously discussed how marketing channel optimisation is contingent on two processes; data integration and attribution. The first article, on data integration, covered the importance of tracking, stitching and integrating customer data from the entire end-to-end customer journey in order to produce a granular single customer view. The... read more
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Editor’s picks: How Big Data and AI are changing banking

15th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
How business intelligence is revolutionising banking Ilan Hertz, Head of digital marketing at Sisense In the early 1990's, the increasing popularity of automated teller machines (ATM's) revolutionised banking, lowering the number of tellers required for each branch and allowing thousands of new branches to be opened as a result. ... read more
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bob’s guide to treasury management systems: How to avoid disruption during TMS implementation

29th June 2017

Company: bobsguide
So far in the bob’s guide to treasury management systems series, we’ve looked at how organisations can determine whether they need a TMS, the kinds of systems that are available, and what treasury professionals should consider before making their selection. Now it’s time for the nitty gritty – implementation. As... read more
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bob’s guide to treasury management systems: How to ensure your TMS is a perfect fit (part 2)

22nd June 2017

Company: bobsguide
After months of research and consultation with treasury technology experts, bobsguide has identified four main stages of treasury management system selection and implementation, which we introduced last week: 1. Assemble your team 2. Settle on the system requirements 3. Meet with the vendors, and test the systems 4. Make your selection, and... read more
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bob’s guide to treasury management systems: How to ensure your TMS is a perfect fit (part 1)

15th June 2017

Company: bobsguide
So you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in a new treasury management system. What now? Investing a great deal of money into new technology, and implementing the system in a process that could take up to 18 months is a daunting prospect, made worse by the fact that it’s likely no one within the business would have undertaken... read more