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US fintech charter: banks to get on the defensive?

1st August 2018

Company: bobsguide
On July 31, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced it would begin accepting national charter applications from fintech firms, granting them federal rather than state oversight for the first time. The impact could be seismic for financial service providers in the country. For fintech and online lenders, it should come as... read more
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How to develop a robust risk management framework

31st July 2018

This article updates Six stages to a robust operational risk framework, written by Richard Pike in September 2011. It explains how a financial services company can create and implement a stable and manageable framework for risk management. 1. Risk identification In this section in the previous article I talked about the process of... read more
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Marketing in the era of GDPR

30th July 2018

Since the advent of the digital wave, financial institutions have been focusing on user experience and personalization as a means to stay ahead of competition and drive revenue growth. For any financial institution, quality of customer insights serve as success factors across two key areas: 1. Creating an exceptional Omni channel customer... read more
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Survey: digital transformation and the bank–corporate relationship

23rd July 2018

Company: bobsguide
The banking industry is dramatically changing. The rules are being rewritten. For the 6th year running, CGI and bobsguide's sister publication The Global Treasurer are hosting the annual Transaction Banking Services survey. This survey provides a critical look at the state of the industry and examines the bank-to-corporate... read more
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How Nationwide is using fintech to tackle the first-time buyer housing crisis

10th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
Property and banking are intimately entwined, yet it is remarkable how little impact fintech has had on the property market - until now. With home ownership in England now at its lowest in 30 years and the average age of a first-time buyer now 32, it is no surprise that millennials have been dubbed ‘generation rent’; one third of... read more
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Mind the gap: skills for working in the bank branch of the future

26th June 2018

Company: Auriga
Despite regular news about closures, the death of the bank branch is rather exaggerated. Even with cuts, major high street banks expect to retain nationwide branch networks, and many are investing in new branches. Challengers like Metro Bank are even opening more branches. Branches have been evolving since the first ATMs were installed over 50... read more
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Preparing for SFTR: where does the industry stand?

22nd June 2018

The industry was committed and worked hard to meet the January 3, 2018 deadline for the go-live of Mifid II. It is evident now that market participants need to analyse the potential impact across firms in terms of resources and budget to be compliant ahead of SFTR transaction reporting go-live in towards the end of 2019. At the current stage, many... read more
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Six key data strategy considerations for cloud native transformation

8th June 2018

Many organizations are making the move to cloud-native platforms as their strategy for digital transformation. Cloud native allows companies to deliver fast-responding, user-friendly applications with greater agility. However, the architecture of the data in support of cloud-native transformation is often ignored in the hope that it will take care... 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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Open Banking: regulatory “shot in the arm” drives global initiatives

18th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Open Banking initiatives, cultures and internal structures are taking off throughout the banking world, driven by regulation, consumer demand and banks making a transition into the next phase of the sector’s evolution, say market participants. “We have Open Banking initiatives from the regulatory side – which has really been... read more