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De-risking trade finance operations: A transitional approach

8th January 2018

Company: essDOCS
The cost of compliance efforts for banks has increased exponentially in recent years. This is especially true for those banks that are active in the global trade finance domain, where the overwhelming expectation is for compliance requirements to become even more complex, strict and challenging over time.    One US-headquartered bank... read more

The most significant fintech acquisitions of the year | Fintech Recap 2017

28th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has announced its plan to acquire WePay JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced its plan to acquire WePay to make it easy for business app makers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to seamlessly integrate payments into the software commonly used by small businesses. Chase and WePay will ease payment friction for both... read more

US fintechs to watch in 2017: Were we right? | Fintech Recap 2017

21st December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our 2017 roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made of the US startups to watch this year. Were we right?  What we thought then: The fintech sector has been growing at an exponential rate in the past few years. Global investment in the fintech industry currently stands at a staggering $49.7bn per year, with the... read more

Trends: Data wars - Can banks ever get ahead of cybercrime? | Fintech Recap 2017

20th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
It is a constant arms war that costs banks millions of dollars each year to combat the attacks of increasingly sophisticated criminals. Do banks have the resources and skill to get ahead of the cybercriminals?  The short answer is no. Ever since criminals realised that bank heists were no longer a viable risk strategy, they’ve... read more

10 UK blockchain startups to watch 2017: Were we right? Pt 2 | Fintech Recap 2017

19th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our yearly roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made early in 2017 on the blockchain companies set to make a difference. The question is: were we right? What we thought then: Despite qualms over Brexit, the UK still remains the financial hub of Europe and a popular choice of jurisdiction for blockchain-based companies.... read more

What will be the most significant banking trends in 2018? From challenger banks to white label hubs

18th December 2017

Company: Auriga
Before bankers’ offices empty out and everyone heads home for mince pies and mulled wine, we wanted to take a moment and consider the year ahead for retail banking and self-service technologies. Here are the key trends we think could l shape the industry in 2018. Challenger banks to continue generating a buzz The hype around... read more

bobsguide's interviews of the year: Laurent Herbillon | Fintech Recap 2017

17th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our review of the past year in fintech, bobsguide is revisiting some of the standout interviews we have conducted in the past 12 months. In February, BNP Paribas announced that it was joining forces with Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator scheme Plug and Play to develop future fintech partners to assist with its €3bn digital... read more

Trends: Rich Data or only Data Rich? Have banks figured out Big Data? | Fintech Recap 2017

15th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Over the last few decades, big banks have treated transactional data as any old tit and tat to be crammed and forgotten into the landing cupboard; they just didn’t know what to do with it. Now the fintechs are demanding access, not only to stack it neatly, but to find value there. Indeed, for years the big banks have been keeping the... read more

Trends: Best of frenemies – why banks and fintechs have to collaborate | Fintech Recap 2017

13th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
When digitally native financial services and next generation fintech first emerged as legitimate contenders to incumbent banks, battle lines were understandably drawn. You couldn’t attend a banking conference for several years without hearing the expression “fintech’s intention is to eat your lunch” seemingly on repeat. ... read more

Trends: Is the blockchain era finally here? | Fintech recap 2017

12th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Whilst blockchain has been knocking on the mainstream’s door for some years, it was only arguably as recently as this Sunday that it was allowed a significant foot in. In from the cold and finally joining AI, Big Data and the Cloud around the fire, the announcement on Sunday that CBOE was now trading bitcoin futures suggests the... read more