Data Solutions Insights

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CTO headache: choosing the right fintech solutions

10th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
Over the past few years, financial market participants have come to rely more and more on third party tech vendors for a list of reasons. From risk management to trading to treasury and compliance, few financial firms don’t find themselves reliant on the expertise of the fintech community. But while selecting, negotiating, and dealing with... read more
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Mind the gap: skills for working in the bank branch of the future

26th June 2018

Company: Auriga
Despite regular news about closures, the death of the bank branch is rather exaggerated. Even with cuts, major high street banks expect to retain nationwide branch networks, and many are investing in new branches. Challengers like Metro Bank are even opening more branches. Branches have been evolving since the first ATMs were installed over 50... read more
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Is disintermediation coming? A video case study into the emerging utility model

21st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regulation, compliance and legacy systems have, for so long, been the stumbling blocks for financial institutions to capitalise on the new digital age where there are few barriers to international trade. Cross border payments, clearly essential when trading internationally, go to the heart of the conundrum currently facing tier two and three... read more
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How to build your treasury team for the 21st century

18th June 2018

Company: AccessPay
The role of the corporate treasurer has evolved over the past decade. Treasurers have had to become risk managers, corporate strategy advisors, compliance officers, data scientists, regulator managers and liquidity risk  managers – all, in addition to the traditional skillsets their roles required. The problem with this is that some... read more
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Top ETRMs that have defined trading

13th June 2018

Historically, energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems in Europe grew to address automation. In the 1990s, Brady ETRM developed in tandem with northern European markets, while firms like Energeya (bought by FIS) and Sinergetica had greater foothold in the south. The particular demands on energy traders have been made more poignant by the... read more
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Top treasury management software and solutions

7th June 2018

Global treasury management is in a constant state of evolution. Hurdles like FX volatility, regulatory reforms, fraud and shifting market restrictions are causing unprecedented challenges for CFOs and treasurers – limiting financial visibility and slowing efficiencies with clunky and unfamiliar management processes. As a result of those... read more
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Monese CEO: fintech must serve post-Brexit banking community

6th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
“I’m not a big fan of Brexit,” says Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese, on the sidelines of Money 20/20, in Amsterdam. “It flies in the face of financial inclusion. That’s why we hired the Brexit bus as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek mockery.” The former Leave bus, repurposed for financial inclusion. Instead... read more
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Metro Bank: "We sit between challenger and incumbents"

5th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Founded in 2010, Metro Bank has seen rapid growth in its 8 years of existence, gathering some 1.5m customers.  Young enough to be called a challenger yet using a business model more closely aligned with the high street banks of old, Metro Bank is in limbo between both camps in the great 'Challenger vs. Incumbent' debate. ... read more
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FCA’s Cook hopes to embrace machine learning

5th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
On the sidelines of Money20/20, held in Amsterdam this week, bobsguide caught up with Nick Cook, head of regtech and advanced analytics at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). What’s on the FCA’s agenda at the minute, concerning technology capabilities? All of the external facing regtech sits under my department.... read more
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Automated workflows – smart guides for your treasury processes

4th June 2018

A workflow is a series of tasks needed to accomplish a specific treasury-related goal, eg to open a bank guarantee. It typically spans a number of internal and external systems and involves different types of user roles/actors responsible for performing the workflow tasks needed to accomplish the goal. What is a good workflow? A good workflow... read more