Consultancy Insights

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Biometrics and trust in banking and payments

11th May 2016

Company: Zoloz
Trust is a key asset of successful financial services providers, and any move they make to damage that trust can have a broad impact on their business. It is therefore of utmost importance that the solutions they offer, particularly ones that protect their customers, are thoroughly vetted.    When new technologies enter the market, it... read more
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The state of the banking industry in 2016, according to Strands

10th May 2016

Company: bobsguide
There has never been a time of greater change in the banking industry. Customer demands are changing rapidly and banks are under huge pressure to adapt their services in line with these expectations. Here we talk to Dr. Marc Torrens CIO, Luis Rodriguez VP Product Strategy and Albert Morales Product Manager at Strands about the state of the... read more
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Welcome to the FinTalk podcast series!

5th May 2016

Company: bobsguide
FinTalk is a fresh new podcast series where we drill down into what drives the brightest minds in finance and tech today. Brought to you by bobsguide, GTNews and PaymentEye, join us each episode for candid conversations with the leaders, investors and entrepreneurs behind the biggest brands in fintech.   In episode #1: Best known as... read more
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When is a TPS not a TPS? A guide to effectively measuring system performance

29th April 2016

Company: Compass Plus
Payments system performance is a delicate subject as of late. System failures and downtime consistently make both industry and international headlines and paint the financial institution in question as inept at worst and clumsy at best. With more pressure than ever for well-established brick and mortar financial institutions to both adopt and adapt... read more
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IFRS 9 Implementation: Challenges for Existing Accounting Models

20th April 2016

Company: Axway
On July 24, 2014 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued the fourth and final version of its new standard on accounting for financial instruments – International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 Financial Instruments (completely replacing the former IAS 39 rule). The project was launched in 2008 in response to the... read more
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Payment Incident Management: Controlling Costs

18th April 2016

Company: Velocimetrics
Every year banks spend millions managing incidents that impact their ability to process payments. A large proportion of these costs are frequently swallowed up with the issue’s investigation, repair and remediation, which is often still quite a manual process. These incidents can also generate compensation claims due to client SLA breaches,... read more
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The Fintech Innovation Awards 2016

14th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
Acclaimed fintech entrepreneur Julia Streets hosted this year’s Fintech Innovation Awards where all the best companies in the sector were awarded in London, the city that has been defined as fintech capital of the world. Streets welcomed the newcomers at the event and highlighted that this was a sign of innovation as new fintechs were being... read more
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How e-money issuers may be the biggest challengers to banks yet

13th April 2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 20 years ago that ‘electronic money’ or ‘e-money’, the digital equivalent of cash stored on an electronic device, remotely at a service or in an online account was born. Emerging as a result of the digital revolution of the 1990’s which saw the introduction of the very... read more
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Why there’s “no easy cut and paste” for banks and fintech

16th March 2016

Company: bobsguide
Today, no conversation about banks and fintech companies gets very far without the word ‘collaboration’ getting mentioned. But even if more financial institutions appear to be talking about the need to innovate and are moving to work with and support startups, true collaboration and integration is easier said than done. At the... read more
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The OECD Action Plan – What’s Next?

18th February 2016

Company: Arkk Solutions
The 15 part action plan aims to tackle global inequalities in taxation income, increasing transparency for tax administrators and significantly improving Multinational Enterprises’s compliance. With tax regulations of large corporations at the forefront of all policy makers’ minds, this latest endeavour from the OECD and G20 will... read more