Data Solutions Insights


The big pay-off of advanced analytics in banking

2nd May 2017

Company: bobsguide
Why should my bank start making data-driven decisions?  It’s a common question many bank executives are asking as they see the competition leveraging customer data to improve service, better segment, mitigate risk, enhance marketing messages, and drive new business opportunities. Banks are sitting on mountains of customer data that... read more

Providing competitive asset and wealth management with in-memory computing

25th April 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Asset and wealth management services providers face mounting competitive pressure on two fronts. On one front, today’s investors, especially younger ones, have very different expectations. Rather than relying on the advice of a single investment advisor, they tend to get more personally involved by consulting peers and independent reports and... read more

Why social engineering remains a threat to fintechs

21st April 2017

Company: Avecto
Social engineering attacks remain one of the most sophisticated threats facing the financial services sector. The use of emails, attachments, social media, telephone calls or any other communication to deceive and manipulate individuals into handing over confidential details is common, and the sensitive nature of this data, often including... read more

Everything you want to know about PSD2 but were too afraid to ask

18th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a fundamental piece of payments legislation in Europe, which entered into force in January 2016. The regulation is set to drastically impact the infrastructure for banks, fintechs and businesses using payments data by opening up access to third party providers. The regulation requires that all member... read more

PwC EMEA Fintech Leader: It’s time for the industry to co-operate

18th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
A recent PwC survey, Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services pin-points the relationship between and banks and fintechs and highlights the key challenges that will make an impact on the financial services industry. The study reveals that 61% of UK financial services industry leaders believe they could lose as... read more

How the evolution of cybersecurity has led to GDPR

10th April 2017

Company: Stormshield
Businesses across Europe are steadily increasing preparations for the new European regulation on the protection of personal data (GDPR). For those handling customer data of any kind, this will mean a major transition and between now and May 2018; companies and employees will need to make sure they review their procedures and have everything ready... read more

Why threat hunting is the future of cybersecurity

10th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide sat down with Peter Cohen, Strategic Director for Countercept at MWR InfoSecurity, to dscover more about threat hunting, cybersecurity’s newest trend that putting humans back at the centre of cybercrime defence systems in conjunction with innovative technology. What role does MWR play in the financial services market? There... read more

10 UK blockchain start-ups to watch in 2017

5th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
Despite qualms over Brexit, the UK still remains the financial hub of Europe and a popular choice of jurisdiction for blockchain-based companies. When it comes to regulating businesses that work on a distributed ledger platform, the UK is ahead of many different jurisdictions, as transferring or legal processing of a bitcoin is not regulated by a... read more

Why the government is going to have to confirm that the UK will continue to use GDPR as its standard post-Brexit

3rd April 2017

Company: bobsguide
Bobsguide’s exclusive interview with Perivan Technology MD Nick Roi When considering GDPR, is Brexit going to have an impact on how firms can utilise SaaS data storage technology? No I don’t think so. What is of importance is taking into account data that is considered commercially sensitive and/or personally identifiable user... read more

How banking leaders are turning to graph databases to help manage change

3rd April 2017

Company: Neo Technology
Neo Technology’s Emil Eifrem discusses how dependency management techniques and technologies are helping financial services improve their tech infrastructure As we all know, banking systems still in use dating from the 1970s are compromising bank performance, and it’s an issue that’s dogged the industry for years. Technology... read more