Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Countdown to PSD2: What you should know ten weeks from implementation

8th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
#PSD2FinishLine recently started trending on Twitter. As the country slowly grows in excitement throughout the month of November, with the C-word on the tip of their tongues and supermarkets vying for the best TV advert, banks look to the new year nervously. Even if they’re prepared. Even if they’ve got the architecture in place or have... read more

TMS Guide 2017: The future is mobile, regardless of regulations

7th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
PSD2 heralds a new dawn for mobile payments, as the regulatory technical standards around the upcoming European open banking regulations are expected to put mobile devices at the heart of new payment techniques. Strong customer authentication required by PSD2 is key as well as initiating, and authenticating, transfers directly from bank accounts... read more

Sibos 2017: How technology is driving innovation at NatWest

7th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
At last month's Sibos conference bobsguide sat down with Damian Richardson, Head of Payments Strategy & Innovation at NatWest, to discuss the banks plans concerning PSD2 and future collaborations with fintech. What is your role at NatWest? I work in payments services at NatWest, looking at our payment strategies and innovation... read more

The future of payments in petrol retailing

3rd November 2017

Retail experts believe there’s a tremendous opportunity ahead, as the worlds of online and offline commerce begin to converge. “We will see more disruption in the next ten years of retail than we did in the previous one thousand,” said Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophets. I believe this convergence of bricks and... read more

Money 20/20 2017: Five key takeaways

3rd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
The annual Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas this year explored key themes and topics shaking up the payments industry. Highlights included keynote speeches from Dan Schulman (CEO, PayPal) and Julie Sweet (CEO, Accenture North America), track sessions exploring how the payments industry requires collaboration between different industries and... read more

What US and European financial services can learn from Alipay

1st November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Alipay, China’s leading third-party payment platform, aims to simplify the way consumers pay. Operated by Ant Financial Services Group, the fintech has already amassed incredible popularity; the platform boasts over 520 million active users in China, is accepted in more than 30 countries worldwide and has over 200 domestic financial... read more

How interlinked technology is underpinning the evolution of payments

1st November 2017

Company: TAS Group
There’s no time to rest for financial services. The unstoppable wave of innovation and change that the industry is riding is showing no signs of abating, thanks to new challenges and opportunities such as T2+T2S Consolidation, GDPR, PSD2, Instant Payments, open banking, SWIFT gpi, and blockchain. Each topic cannot ignore the others, giving... read more

Using fintech to promote social change

31st October 2017

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide spoke to Pennies CEO Alison Hutchinson about the potential collaboration with fintech players can have on facilitating and enabling new channels for donations to charities. Pennies, the Digital Charity Box, won the 2017 Emerging Payment Award for Best CSR or Charity Initiative. How did Pennies come to be? As CEO, I run... read more

Editor's picks: the highlights of Sibos 2017 and Money 20/20

27th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Following two weeks packed with travelling and conferencing for the bobsguide team, the editor picks the best highlights of Sibos and Money 20/20; the largest events in digital finance this year.  Sibos 2017: The emergence of SWIFT gpi and the future of correspondent banking Alex Hammond, Editor, bobsguide In one of the livelier... read more

The future of ATM transactions: Old school meets new school security

25th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
In 1967, the first ATM hit the UK’s high streets. 50 years on, David Beach, reporter at bobsguide, attended RBR's ATM & Cyber Security event in London, slightly sceptical as to where ATMs fitted into an oft-predicted cashless society. With the rise of biometrics and Big Data, surely that is the only layer of defence needed? For... read more