Infrastructure Insights

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Monese CEO: fintech must serve post-Brexit banking community

6th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
“I’m not a big fan of Brexit,” says Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese, on the sidelines of Money 20/20, in Amsterdam. “It flies in the face of financial inclusion. That’s why we hired the Brexit bus as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek mockery.” The former Leave bus, repurposed for financial inclusion. Instead... read more
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Metro Bank: "We sit between challenger and incumbents"

5th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Founded in 2010, Metro Bank has seen rapid growth in its 8 years of existence, gathering some 1.5m customers.  Young enough to be called a challenger yet using a business model more closely aligned with the high street banks of old, Metro Bank is in limbo between both camps in the great 'Challenger vs. Incumbent' debate. ... read more
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Middleware in the investment management industry

4th June 2018

Company: Quintessence
Wikipedia defines middleware as “software glue” that binds mutually independent software systems. There’s no loose definition of muddleware – the messy goo that cobbles together disparate parts in a kludge that becomes harder to manage over time. Typically, this muddling through leads to several opaque systems, each with its... read more
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Visa Europe CEO “sorry” for outage and unveils commitments to Europe’s fintech

4th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
At Money20/20, hosted this week in Amsterdam, Charlotte Hogg, CEO of VISA Europe apologised for the Visa outage that left many consumers and merchants unable to use the service. Last Friday Visa reported an outage across UK and EU markets with millions affected. “I’d like to start by saying sorry to our shareholders and card... read more
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Automated workflows – smart guides for your treasury processes

4th June 2018

A workflow is a series of tasks needed to accomplish a specific treasury-related goal, eg to open a bank guarantee. It typically spans a number of internal and external systems and involves different types of user roles/actors responsible for performing the workflow tasks needed to accomplish the goal. What is a good workflow? A good workflow... read more
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EU start-up initiative “too late” to compete with US and China

1st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this month, France and Germany teamed up to demand an EU-wide initiative designed to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects to compete against China and the US fintech markets. But Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist and senior advisor at Arbidex, suggests it is too little, too late. “The politicians have only... read more
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The six steps to prepare for, and respond to a security breach

1st June 2018

Historically enterprise security teams have spent most of their time, human resources and money on defenses like firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to protect and monitor the security of their networks. However, a quick look at these barriers suggests they are far from foolproof. With breaches becoming more common (and costly),... read more
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BNY’s Eagle moves to the Microsoft Cloud | Analysis of the deal

31st May 2018

Investment technology subsidiary of BNY Mellon, Eagle Investment Systems, recently announced the launch of its partnership with Microsoft, fitting in to the wider trend of harnessing cloud technology to comply with regulations and improve cost-to-income ratio. The cloud has seen a quiet revolution in financial services, with industry... read more
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Imagine Software CEO: “Market risk is not physics. It just acts like it. Until it doesn’t.”

31st May 2018

Company: bobsguide
One of the early quants at former Wall Street heavyweight Salomon Brothers, Dr Lance Smith has a rich mathematical background, but believes there is much more to risk management than the mathematical models. “A tsunami strikes Japan, or a Brexit strikes the UK," says Smith. “Things happen that are not in the tea leaves of... read more
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Navigating Basel: how innovative lending strategies can maintain competitive advantage

25th May 2018

The deluge of regulations to have hit financial markets since the banking crisis has without a doubt completely reshaped the industry. As well as the burdensome nature of reporting obligations as regulators have attempted to create more transparent markets, capital requirements have fundamentally changed the makeup of each bank and lending... read more