Global Payments & Transfers Insights

/images/news/77336.jpg

Solving buy-side trading challenges with effective analytics

16th April 2018

Nowadays, people find themselves living in very turbulent times, with political and economic instability all over the world, ranging from the impending Brexit to the escalation of trade tensions. As the financial sector is a litmus test to all world events, financial professionals must always be equipped with the right tools to evaluate risks and... read more
/images/news/77330.jpg

Will disintermediation happen through the blockchain?

13th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
This editor's picks is all about real use cases of blockchain in the financial industry, in preparation for our live podcast on Monday 16th at 10:30am "How long until blockchain makes a telling contribution to financial services?".  Together with IBM, Barclays and exciting newcomers, Synswap, we'll dash away Monday... read more
/images/news/77276.jpg

SWIFT gpi to gain further traction

5th April 2018

Company: BNY Mellon
Since SWIFT first announced global payments innovation (gpi) at SIBOS in 2015, more than 150 financial institutions have joined the platform, pushing more than US$100 billion daily across the system. This support and traction has been driven by growing client expectations for enhanced speed and visibility along with broader regulatory changes... read more
/images/news/77278.jpg

The truth behind voice biometrics and banking

5th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
Advocates of biometrics would have us believe in some dystopian future where customers have microchips embedded in their palm for seamless payments. But what are the real use cases for biometrics beyond what is a far-off sci-fi fantasy? Well, at least 6+ months far off. The customer-centric trend continues to grip retail banking, as any... read more
/images/news/77259.jpg

How BBVA is leading the Open Innovation revolution

4th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
The big banks are besieged on all fronts by challengers baying for change and pushing for disruption. It leaves the likes of Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Santander with two options: innovate or sink. But fending off agile challengers whilst keeping the massive, cumbersome business-as-usual leviathan going is no easy feat let alone being proactive in... read more
/images/news/77244.jpg

Editor’s picks: the financial industry’s response to GDPR

2nd April 2018

Company: bobsguide
In which department does GDPR sit? How will GDPR affect me? What happens if I’m breached? What are the fines? No, really, what are the fines? Thus reads the internet history of any number of data protection officers in the financial industry. May 25th, implementation day, is 56 days away. As part of our ritual (and sadistic) reminders,... read more
/images/news/77242.jpg

Who will change first – banks or their customers?

29th March 2018

The customer is often considered king, but it’s debatable how many organisations embrace this perspective. Of course some are better than others, and the most successful enterprises constantly adapt to meet evolving customer expectations. Those that have followed this key business rule have come to redefine and raise the standard of customer... read more
/images/news/77243.jpg

How Brexit will shape the payments landscape

29th March 2018

Company: bobsguide
Brexit stunned financial markets. As regulators in Paris were in the midst of establishing the largest set of rules to define European markets ever - in the second Markets in Financial Services Directive (Mifid II) - the UK’s determination to leave the European Union caused uproar across the continent, raising a multitude of questions for... read more
/images/news/77227.jpg

Why blockchain won’t save payments…yet

27th March 2018

Company: Hyperwallet
It seems like we can’t go a single news cycle without a dozen or so articles outlining the catastrophic plunge or meteoric rise of any one of the hundreds of cryptocurrencies now flooding the market. While it’s great to see innovation in the financial arena, I can't help but wonder: should the payments sector really be a place where... read more
/images/news/77222.jpg

Why working in silos is a killer when battling financial crimes

26th March 2018

The term ‘financial crimes’ often brings to mind issues such as fraud, lottery scams or credit card skimming, but today there are far-reaching crimes that many fail to consider. This includes money laundering, human and drug trafficking, the financing of terrorism, and the bribery of public officials, all of which are much broader... read more