Industry Advocates Insights
4th December 2017
With all of the talk about how London’s fintech scene is likely to fare after the UK leaves the European Union, you could be fooled into thinking that it was the global capital for this particular tech industry sector. However, some of the most exciting innovations in fintech are actually taking place more than 10,000 kilometers away.
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20th March 2017
Simon Paris, President, Misys
We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade... read more
6th March 2017
Last week bobsguide attended the Fix Trading Community conference which was held at The Old Billingsgate Market in London. The trading conference hosted over 950 attendees for it’s 9th year, and saw industry experts discuss trends, topics and what the future of trading holds. Read on to see our five key takeaways from the show.
1. MIFID II... read more
28th February 2017
On the 2 March 2017 the FIX Trading Community is once again holding its annual one-day EMEA Trading Conference at Old Billingsgate in London. The event is now in its 9th year and is considered by many as the largest one-day trading event in Europe, full of lively debates, interesting keynote speeches and excellent networking opportunities.
The... read more
20th February 2017
Jim Marous is a regular keynote speaker with a wealth of experience in banking, financial services innovation and consumer trends. When he's not speaking at conferences, he regularly writes for the The Financial Brand, a media outlet and website for financial marketers and executives. He is also the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking... read more
9th February 2017
Risk measurement has grown beyond the ‘Wild West’ mentality of its youth and needs standards in order to fulfil its promise of protecting investors, says Damian Handzy, Global Head of Risk, and Carl Bacon, Chairman, at StatPro Group.
Professional risk managers are a curious combination of artist, scientist and practitioner,... read more
6th February 2017
William Wagner, CMO/Vice President of Marketing, Cloud Lending Solutions
Online lenders have been disrupting the lending ecosystem by combining innovation with advanced financial technology to improve borrower experience, address underserved markets, and reduce operating costs.
In 2014, the US marketplace lending origination volume was around... read more
20th January 2017
London Blockchain Week returns to the capital next week, with blockchain industry professionals and financial services providers from across the UK and further afield set to descend on the city.
The event kicks off with ‘Hack-The-Block’, a three-day hackathon competition where teams will be challenged to use blockchain technology to... read more
17th January 2017
Americans currently lose $50 billion a year to a variety of fraudulent practices, according to estimates from the Financial Fraud Research Center at Stanford University. These practices include theft of credit cards and personal financial information, unauthorized checks, forged documents, tax evasion, and the manipulation of mortgages, corporate... read more
5th December 2016
The surge of mobile banking services and ease of tap and go payments has inevitably brought on fears about increased opportunities to make fraudulent payments. Contactless payment cards can be unsafe as thieves can carry out multiple contactless payments before they are flagged by the consumer or bank.
Around £9.3bn ($11.5bn) was spent on... read more