Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Viewing PSD2 as an opportunity and the benefits of open banking

7th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Erik Zingmark - Co-Head of Transaction Banking, EVP, Nordea Let’s be completely open: Europe’s new Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will fundamentally change banking as we know it. Forever. It is not a fad. Life will be different in 2018 when banks are to allow approved third parties to offer services to their account holders.... read more

The applicability of prepaid cards in Africa: A flexible tool for a diverse region

6th September 2017

Company: Compass Plus
Africa is an incredibly diverse continent in terms of economies, religions, politics, infrastructure, demographics and geographies, and to assume that a payment channel that works for one country will work across the board would be a very large mistake. MPesa is a fantastic example of this; while an unprecedented success in Kenya, similar efforts... read more

Fintech in 2017 recap: The most read bobsguide articles of the year so far

28th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
In case you missed it... the bobsguide articles that have generated the most interest in 2017 to date.   The most significant fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far According to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report, fintech VC activity in Europe has hit a historically high level for successive quarters. In Q1 2017, global... read more

Fintech in 2017 recap: The most read thought leadership articles of the year so far

28th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
In case you missed it... the industry opinion that has generated the most interest on bobsguide in 2017 to date. Don’t become SAP’s next multi-million pound target for indirect usage Matt Fisher - Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Snow Software Many customers have a form of love/ hate relationship with their... read more

How banks should use PSD2 compliance for digital transformation

24th August 2017

Company: DataStax
It’s now less than six months until the Payment Services Directive 2 will come into effect. With national legislation in each of the 28 countries currently in the European Union due by January 13, many banks and financial institutions are currently preparing how to be compliant. For teams preparing for PSD2, there’s a determination to... read more

Security and convenience: The balancing act in payments

23rd August 2017

Last month, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed debit card purchases had overtaken cash for the first time, with more than half of retail transactions now being made on our favourite pieces of plastic. Thanks to more and more retailers investing in modern, innovative payment technologies, and as a consequence of our fast-paced consumer... read more

How banks are getting the digitisation of core banking wrong

23rd August 2017

Company: bobsguide
Madhur Jain, Global Head, Pre-Sales at SunTec Business Solutions, is one of the fintech industry’s most insightful analysts on the subject of digitalization of banks and the shift to omnichannel retail banking solutions. Madhur sat down with bobsguide last month to speak about the need for banks to look closely at whether their core... read more

The cybersecurity risks to financial services that are making the biggest impact in 2017

21st August 2017

Company: DataArt
Cliff Moyce, Global Head of Finance Practice at DataArt, details the security trends that should currently be giving financial services executives the biggest headaches. Your ability to respond Cybersecurity products and platforms can do a great job for you—when your organisation has the expertise and number of people needed to... read more

"There is no excuse for failing to comply with the Fourth AML Directive"

21st August 2017

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide sat down with Kompli-Global CEO Jane Jee to discuss the burden the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive places financial services under, how prepared they currently are to comply with it, and what the AML landscape in the UK will look like post-Brexit. How has the market reacted to the Fourth AML Directive from your perspective? ... read more

Editor's picks: Fintech and the cloud

18th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
“Before too long we won’t be using the term ‘in-memory computing’, in-memory computing will just be called computing”: Abe Kleinfeld interview Alex Hammond, Managing Editor, bobsguide In an exclusive interview to bobsguide, the president and CEO of GridGain Systems explains why the speed and scale capabilities of... read more