Marketing / PR Insights

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Does fintech hype sell?

18th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Chief executive officers, chief risk officers and increasingly, chief information officers, all claim top spot in the finserv hierarchy but how important is the role of the chief marketing officer really? “It bothers me when I see a CMO placed higher than the CIO on the company’s 'about' page,” was one response from... read more
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GDPR in context: 6 key data protection principles

17th May 2018

Company: Fenergo
GDPR outlines six principles that organizations need to abide by. These principles aren't new - they were already outlined in the 1995 directive, but GDPR has revised them slightly. We delve into each principle below: 1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency Our last blog, on Legal Bases, falls within this principle. Controllers... read more
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CASS: The glide path to automation

14th May 2018

Company: AutoRek
Do you get that sinking feeling when the CASS audit is approaching? Are you uneasy about loose ends? Do you think ‘oh no not again’? Here we are 10 years on from the financial crisis, the subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers and the focus on CASS has not waned – in fact it remains high on the regulatory agenda. Why is this... 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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Barclays' CIO: "The perfect storm for disruption"

10th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
"We took our eye off the ball," Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer of Barclays UK, tells bobsguide in this podcast, "and it was a gift." Rutter goes on to discuss how the challenger banks spotted the gap in the market, executed excellent customer-centric strategies with fantastic technology.  It was a time to... read more
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What exactly do we mean by behavior? And why should it be analyzed?

2nd May 2018

There is an old quote which says that "past performance is not an indication of future outcomes". Modern day trading is no exception. The fact is while the market may surprise the trader - which is incidentally why monitoring moved from t+1 or more, to real-time - it shouldn't be a shock that the majority of successful traders are... read more
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How wealth managers can master the digital client experience

26th April 2018

Company: IRESS
By 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as a key brand differentiator and for the most part, the experience will be digital. That’s the prediction by customer intelligence consultancy, Walker. As the gap in the mobile and online experiences between financial brands widens, wealth and investment managers must become... read more
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GDPR: The 6 legal bases for processing

25th April 2018

Company: Fenergo
The first principle of data protection requires that all personal data be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently. A legal (or lawful) basis for processing must be satisfied before an organization can process any personal data. GDPR outlines six scenarios in which data processing is legally permitted. Unless the organization can show that... read more
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Technology, MiFID II and 2027: The changing face of the post-trade industry

16th April 2018

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is the largest regulatory change to hit the financial services industry since the crisis. Although the legislation has been in effect since January 2018, the industry is still scrambling to put the infrastructure in place to meet the new transparency requirements. The far-reaching nature of... read more
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How tighter compliance can boost the reputation and value of ICOs

16th April 2018

Company: Accuity
In 2017 Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) became the hottest new tool for startups, and transitioned from being a relatively unknown fundraising method used in the blockchain community, to raising over $4bn by the end of the year. Just like Kickstarter or Go Fund Me, ICOs let entrepreneurs take their business plans directly to non-accredited (any... read more