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Cyber security: Why the financial sector isn’t currently doing enough

24th January 2017

Company: Radware
Information and data is the key to power. That is why organisations are so desperate to safeguard their data, and hackers are intent on stealing it. The financial sector, and its information and data, is no different in terms of having significant value. In fact, Radware’s latest Emergency Response Team (ERT) survey found that over one... read more

Davos 2017: The global fintech revolution part three

23rd January 2017

Company: bobsguide
In our third article in series on how the fintech industry is being covered at Davos 2017, Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, opens up the discussion to the panel to discuss the digitalisation of payments, and generational divides within consumers. There’s a new generation of consumers who don’t have the... read more

The Trump administration: Five early questions for the fintech industry

23rd January 2017

Company: bobsguide
With President Trump now in office, the fintech industry should reflect on some of the key questions concerning where the industry is heading next. Will shift in fintech investment from the U.S to Asia continue to accelerate? The pull effect on investment capital towards Asian fintech companies, of which the clear majority is located in... read more

London Blockchain Week preview: Luis Carranza interview

20th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
London Blockchain Week returns to the capital next week, with blockchain industry professionals and financial services providers from across the UK and further afield set to descend on the city. The event kicks off with ‘Hack-The-Block’, a three-day hackathon competition where teams will be challenged to use blockchain technology to... read more

Financial Services top tips: Do you know your customer acquisition cost?

18th January 2017

Company: Fospha
Of the 760 financial institutions that The Financial Brand interviewed, the highest ranking prediction (54%) was that the industry was going to remove friction from the customer journey. The next two most mentioned trends were the improved use of data and advanced analytics and improvements in multi-channel delivery (mentioned by 54% and 45%... read more

The influencer interview: Spiros Margaris, Venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Advisory

17th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
Spiros Margaris has been ranked as the #1 global fintech influencer by Onalytica, and #2 as Insurtech influencer, also by Onalytica. He’s a regular speaker at international fintech conferences and also a senior advisor to the Fintech forum. And it’s easy to see why. Spiros’ immense credibility, extensive industry knowledge, and... read more

Why implementing an NoSQL database is the silver lining the GDPR compliance cloud

13th January 2017

The compliance cauldron is bubbling over with toil and trouble for the financial sector. MiFID II, Dodd Frank and BCBS 239 are just some of the regulations circling the stew, demanding tighter controls and more granular levels of reporting in an industry where data is its lifeblood. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which... read more

2017 lending trends for banks

12th January 2017

The global lending market has witnessed revolutionary changes in 2016, with fintech playing a significant role in restructuring the lending system to be more dynamic and responsive, vis-à-vis the traditional framework of existing banking systems. Per the recent ‘Market and Research’ report, the global P2P lending market is to... read more

How banks can get ahead of the mobile payments game

11th January 2017

Company: FIME
The age of mobile payments is upon us. Increased awareness, acceptance and demand is leading to a huge surge in uptake across the globe. From an Android perspective, today’s success can be traced back to the incorporation of host card emulation into Android KitKat 4.4 in 2013. This sparked intense activity as it enabled banks to develop... read more

2017 outlook: The evolution of IT

9th January 2017

Company: Red Hat
The move to mobile banking “The Way We Bank Now” report from the British Bankers Association (BBA) revealed that there were 347 million payments made via banking apps in 2015 – a 54% increase over the previous 12 months. Customers now log into mobile banking apps 11 million times each day. Anthony Browne, Chief Executive of the... read more