Infrastructure Insights

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The problem every fintech CEO wants to have (and how to solve it)

22nd February 2017

FinTech companies are one of the fastest-growing business ventures in Europe today. This comes as no surprise, since EU regulations and various governments are willing to help this flourishing industry. As a consequence of this positive growth, innovative start-ups have to face the challenge of a constant, and heavy, workload. So what’s the... read more
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MiFID II: Q1 2017 updates you need to know

21st February 2017

David Woolcock - Director of Business Consulting, Eurobase Banking Solutions The first month of 2017 started the countdown to the implementation of MiFID II and associated regulations. As the finer details emerge (including some Q&As from ESMA over the festive break around best execution and transaction reporting) we await publication... read more
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Attacking the abandonment issue: Why user experience is key to successful mobile apps in the digital sales process

21st February 2017

Company: Avoka
Don Bergal, CMO, Avoka  The past few years have seen retail banks start to successfully integrate digital into a continuous omnichannel experience for customers across marketing, selling, and delivery of their products. With the internet continuing to make inroads into almost every aspect of our daily lives, the need for this integration,... read more
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Who is the überbanked consumer? And how to compete for this new customer segment

20th February 2017

It is becoming easier and easier for consumers to assemble their own portfolio of banking services from multiple institutions and providers. How do you convince customers to remain loyal, and concentrate more of their profitable business with your financial institution? The average consumer is spoiled with choice when it comes to banking... read more
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The influencer interview: Jim Marous, publisher of the Digital Banking Report and co-publisher of The Financial Brand

20th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
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
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Powering financial spread betting with in-memory computing

17th February 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Nikita Ivanov, Founder & CTO, GridGain Spread betting is an increasingly popular form of wagering. It allows traders to bet on whether the outcome of an event will be above or below a spread set by a bookmaker. Events can include changes in housing prices, the movement of a stock index, the difference between the two final scores at a... read more
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Will payments technology be a springboard for the mass adoption of wearables?

16th February 2017

Company: FIME
The wearables market is in a period of impressive and sustained growth. By 2020, global shipments of wearables are expected to double to over 220 million, with the market set to be worth $31.27 billion. There’s no denying that wearables are here to stay. With such impressive market growth, and equally impressive potential, device... read more
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Finovate Europe 2017 review part two: The top five trends the conference predicted for 2017

16th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
As the name suggests, Finovate prides itself on showcasing the most significant innovations that are set to the take the world of fintech by storm. Finovate Europe 2017 was therefore crammed with new ideas, companies and products, hoping to catch the eye of a packed-in audience of buyers from many of Europe’s premier financial... read more
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Four key considerations for a successful payment factory initiative

15th February 2017

Managing global enterprise payments is more complex and demanding than ever before. Credit is tight, the macroeconomic environment is fast-changing and the typical backbook of mergers and acquisitions have led to a host of complexities. Multiple divisions and business sites within organisations combine with legacy back-office systems and processes... read more
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From creative destruction to disruptive technology: Finding opportunities now that change is the norm

15th February 2017

Company: AxiomSL
Alex Tsigutkin, CEO AxiomSL Some of you might remember Harvard professor and economist Joseph Schumpeter, who believed that Creative Destruction was what a firm faced when the choices that once drove its success become those that destroy its future. Many more theories followed, including the Innovator’s Dilemma, Disruptive Innovation and... read more