Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Interview: Verizon develops new QR code for simpler and stronger online protection

13th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Security is the backbone of the financial services industry. In a time when consumers are demanding a more secure and seamless online experience, Verizon has developed a new QR code login which provides website visitors with quick and secure access. The QR code login allows users to quickly scan a QR code on a participating website with their... read more

Innovation is essential but we keep coming back to the old chestnuts - Integration and Automation

3rd October 2014

Company: SWIFT
The financial services industry is awash with innovation which is creating a great number of new opportunities, helping us break down barriers and stimulate business growth. It’s a great driver and tremendous motivating factor, sometimes innovation springs from within our institutions and other times our customers force our hand with their... read more

Sibos Day 4: The role of women in finance and final thoughts from Sibos 2014

2nd October 2014

Company: bobsguide
On the final day of Sibos, discussions focused on topics such as gender equality in the financial sector and the general consensus was still that banks need to step out of their comfort zone and consider collaboration and innovation outside of the banking sector. Today's session, Women in Finance: A Global Perspective highlighted that the... read more

Sibos Day 3: Can banks handle the pressure?

2nd October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Financial institutions are under immense pressure to digitalise, become regulatory compliant, innovate, focus on customer and client-centricity, and keep up with payments in their own countries and cross-border. Increasing transparency has been a central issue for banks over the past few years.  Regulators are putting pressure on banks to... read more

Sibos Day 2: Does regulation drive innovation?

30th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
One of the biggest challenges facing the banking industry is regulatory compliance. At Sibos 2014, a key topic up for discussion is ISO 20022 (the standard for financial service messaging). Banks often find it difficult to keep up with and implement regulatory changes, and at Sibos the general attitude is either for or against regulation. Some... read more

An introduction to SWIFT and Sibos

29th September 2014

Company: SWIFT
As the major players from the banking, corporate and payments sectors discuss the key topics facing the financial services industry at Sibos (the annual banking seminar held by SWIFT) this week, bobsguide talks to Neil Gray, Senior Manager, Corporate Business – EMEA, SWIFT UK, about the history of SWIFT and keeping the financial services... read more

Sibos Topic 4: The future of payments

26th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
Last week bobsguide reported on the benefits of Cloud Computing, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. This week, in bobsguide’s final Sibos feature, we delve deeper into the future of payments. The surge of innovation within the payments industry is driving a shift in the way we make payments. Paying by cash and cheque is... read more

Thread or dead

4th September 2014

Company: Boomerang
As a modern Mark Twain may once have said: rumours of the death of SMS are greatly exaggerated. With more than six billion global users and revenues of around $135 billion each year, SMS is now so ubiquitous that it’s expected to remain the industry standard messaging channel for the next decade. Yet despite this, prophets of doom are still... read more

The role and future of cryptocurrency

18th August 2014

Company: bobsguide
The financial sector can no longer escape the impact of digital currency. Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, other cryptocurrencies have emerged from the internet and have increased regional independence. Kingdoms and independent ethnicities have gained a sense of identity from using digital currencies, as seen in cases such as MazaCoin... read more

Generation innovation: how banks can respond to an increasingly mobile-savvy audience

11th August 2014

Company: Monitise
Banks are experiencing a growing tide of consumer demand for mobile banking. Mobile devices have opened the door to making finances more accessible than ever and consumers now expect non-stop, uninterrupted interaction with their money, wherever they are. What’s more, mobile banking is often no longer a simple balance check. Expectations... read more