Industry Advocates Insights


How Fine-Tuning The Payments Lifecycle Can Deliver Big Impact

8th April 2016

Customers now have better and easier ways to interact with their financial providers. Consumer demand is fuelling the speed of change in payment technologies, bringing with it significant challenges to retail financial institutions. Expenditure in all areas of banking technology in Europe is expected to grow sizeably in the next 18 months. New... read more

5 Payments Industry Experts Predict The Future

7th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
At Money2020 Europe, there are a lot of discussions around being a cashless society and whether or not this is achievable. However, because movements towards this direction have not been made on a significant level, it questions whether fintechs and banks are successfully pushing the boundaries of technology. Read our Payments R(E)volution... read more

Payments (R)Evolution - Fintech Investment Frenzy Continues

6th April 2016

Company: Pivotl IQ
bobsguide are proud to present Payments (R)evolution, a special edition magazine available for download HERE. Featuring exclusive content and in-depth conversations with Europe’s most exciting fintech innovators, Payments (R)evolution is an astute examination of an industry in the midst of an incredible... read more

Banking Innovation: Is There a Future In Coopetition With Fintech?

6th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
Will banks remain finance leaders? Do traditional lenders perceive fintech to be a fad? Should banks and fintech startups work together and create an ecosystem where coopetition is where the future lies? Speakers at the second day at Money2020 in Copenhagen attempted to answer these questions. Read our Payments R(E)volution... read more

Western Union Business Solutions to sponsor FinTech Innovation Awards

5th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
Western Union Business Solutions has been confirmed as the drinks reception sponsor at the FinTech Innovation Awards, the annual celebration of the most innovative financial technology projects and pioneers. Western Union Business Solutions is a market leader in international payments, making them an ideal partner for the FIAs. Their innovative... read more

Payments (R)Evolution - Industry Insights: Traditional Banking vs. Electronic Payments

4th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
In this article, Madhvi Mavadiya takes an inside look into how large institutions have adapted to suit the digitalisation of the payments industry. bobsguide are proud to present Payments (R)evolution, a special edition magazine available for download HERE. Featuring exclusive content and in-depth conversations with... read more

Rising to the Challenge: Banking On the Future

31st March 2016

Challenger banks are having a rare time exploring what it means to be serving customers in the 21st century. Unlike established retail banks who are having to work hard to rebuild reputations and services following the 2008 crash, new entrants are up to date, fleet of foot and digitally native. Most importantly, they’re emerging at a time... read more

Infographic: What does the Future of Fintech hold?

24th March 2016

Company: bobsguide
The first three months of 2016 has already seen a 75% rise in fintech investment in comparison to last year, according to our friends over at Pivotl. And after the 71% rise in investment from 2014 to 2015, we can only expect this number to grow, especially in the payments sector with the predicted value of digital payments to be processed this year... read more

Occupy Fintech: Markit partner with IHS and FinTech Sandbox

23rd March 2016

Company: bobsguide
This week has been a big week for Markit. After the announcement of the merger between Markit and IHS, the financial information service provider has partnered with FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit organisation that helps fintech startups access data. Ed Chidsey, global head of pricing and reference data at Markit, highlighted that fintech is an... read more

Cheques, lags & fraud control: the enduring challenges in B2B payments

22nd March 2016

Company: bobsguide
Expected to be worth 1 trillion by 2020 in the US alone, B2B commerce is by any measure a lucrative market, but businesses risk being hamstrung by an outdated payments culture that continues to rely heavily on paper and manual processes. While the use of cheques is falling slowly, the continues prevalence in B2B payments offers low hanging fruit to... read more