Infrastructure Insights

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Best of both worlds: Utility or futility as fintech advances?

21st May 2018

The dictionary entry for the word Utility defines it as a 'the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial', but delivering all three in financial markets in a mutual, single proposition, is a challenge. It is also the root cause holding back the industry from a big bang change to using utility services. So why is the industry... read more
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Farewell, Excel jockeys

16th May 2018

Company: GlobeTax
Every asset servicer faces a trilemma: boost client satisfaction, increase operational efficiency, and decrease costs – all at the same time. In large part, the trilemma stems from the way in which information flows through the global custody chain. Because each intermediary uses customized systems to manage account and position... read more
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Half of companies within two years of real-time payments adoption

15th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll taken at the bobsguide Fintalk webinar, ‘Real-Time Payments: the growth opportunities and challenges’ revealed that 56% of the webinar audience would adopt real-time payments within two years. Interestingly, a further 36% were undecided on adoption highlighting how pressing the conversation around real-time payments... read more
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Why would I need a token?

14th May 2018

And it usually does in a stealth mode, sometimes under the tightly closed lid of our laptops. In its 2015 report, KasperskyLab points out that the dealings of just one hacker group called Carbanak, which targeted around 100 banks in Europe and China, brought a total loss of USD 1 trillion in the course of a year. Let us remember that the published... read more
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GDPR versus Open Banking: Two sides of the same coin

11th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Two hotly anticipated legislations of 2018, PSD2 and GDPR, are products of a new digital dawn. The former was met with wholehearted embrace from a host of third party fintech startups and the wider banking community who envisioned a more customer-centric and competitive Open Banking sector; ripe ground for healthy innovation. The regulators... read more
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Howard: Canadian retail banking transformation in full swing

11th May 2018

Company: TALKINGTECH
Canada’s developing retail banking sector has acknowledged that digital advances can reshape the market, offering a wider array of services to millennials who expect better customer experiences, says Simon Howard, director of business development UK and Canada, Talkingtech. However, the rate of change differs across each banking... read more
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Market tussles over Open Banking

4th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Today's editor's picks looks at the Open Banking picture: how the industry is currently managing the initative, how they are reacting to PSD2's fallout and what provisions they are taking for a future driven by Open Banking.   Barclays PayPal pact goes beyond Open Banking Barclays has announced a new strategic... read more
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Is banking ready for the ageing population boom?

4th May 2018

Company: Auriga
On average the populations of major Western societies are getting older. In the UK, in less than two years, the number of consumers aged 65 or over will rise by over a million and in little over 20 years one in seven people will be over 75 years of age. While this will bring challenges for the economy as a whole, this will be a demographic tidal... read more
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The role of deception in cyber warfare

3rd May 2018

Whether you’re the chief information security officer (CISO) of a large enterprise with offices across the globe or the IT manager of a small enterprise, if you had a big budget, you would spend it on building and maintaining a security operations centre (SOC) to monitor every risk your enterprise might face. You would hire the best security... read more