Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Why 2018 will be the year of local and unique preferences

2nd February 2018

Company: PayU
2017 was a year of discoveries across the payments industry, with the emerging markets arguably leading the way. These are areas of the world where fintech innovations have enabled companies to harness technology and embrace partnerships, developing innovative solutions and products, and ultimately providing greater financial access to underserved... read more

Why the future of banks does not solely rely on bankers

1st February 2018

By Gustavo Burnier, Managing Director UK, Designit To succeed in today’s financial landscape, banks must look at how they can best meet the demands of consumers, while at the same time ensuring they are keeping up with digital transformation. Today’s customers want a banking experience that is easy and seamless across services and... read more

The five most significant trends in blockchain right now | Blockchain Week 2018 takeaways

30th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Last week many of the brightest minds in the blockchain development community gathered to share ideas on the technology’s future across a broad range of industries. As was the case in 2017, the widespread opinion continued to be that financial services is a key target industry for blockchain to disrupt, much of the conversation focused... read more

The most significant AI trends for fintech in 2018

29th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide caught up with Gurjeet Singh, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ayasdi, to discuss how AI will go in 2018. Ayasdi offers an enterprise-grade artificial intelligence platform that leverages big data to make intelligent business applications; for instance, Ayasdi has an application that powers parts of HSBC’s anti-money... read more

PSD2 is finally here: So what happens next?

26th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
This article was originally published on sister site PaymentEye In the payments industry, 2018 will forever be known as the year of PSD2. But what happens next? The new legislation isn’t unanimously popular, and any financial revolution has the potential to damage the prospects of some businesses. Michael Hocking spoke to two leaders... read more

The eight blockchain companies to watch out for in 2018

24th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Also read our top five most significant trends in blockchain right now for even more understanding of the current blockchain landscape. Back by popular demand is the bobsguide ‘fintechs to watch’ series. To kick things off, in this article we list the eight blockchain-based fintechs we think will stand-out from the... read more

How third parties are packaging fintechs into best-of-breed solutions post-PSD2

22nd January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Lisa Shields, CEO of FI.SPAN and former founder of Hyperwallet, spoke to bobsguide about how she groups fintechs into services and the ease with which banks can access them through APIs. Think Android app store but for banks.  Tell us about FI.SPAN. I’m responsible for founding, building and running a full-stack fintech... read more

Why Brexit looks to be the key driver for the Pound in 2018

17th January 2018

Company: EQ Global
The Pound has been, and will continue to be, particularly sensitive to Brexit-related developments.  At this stage, ‘sufficient progress’ has been made in the initial divorce proceedings with a financial settlement in the region of £35-40bn, no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and an... read more

How Santander will use Ripple to execute cross-border payments | Analysis of the deal

16th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Ripple has caused quite a stir (we resisted the pun) in the cryptocurrency market. Recent dips and spikes of XRP, Ripple’s cryptocurrency, have caused many commentators to question the long-term durability of the currency. However, few can deny that Ripple is being closely watched by the banking goliaths, and is tipped by many to be the... read more

How blockchain and the IoT is laying the groundwork for the digital economy

15th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Over the last few months, several pioneers in the blockchain space have spoken to bobsguide about the exciting new world of the digital economy. Indeed, we’ve experience firsthand the sort of wild speculation rife in the community. It’s very well to hear about the future changes to society but we’re interested in how those changes... read more