Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights


Editor's picks: Developments in cybersecurity

12th May 2017

Company: bobsguide
1. Why the human factor must be taken out of the authentication process       Jeff Carpenter, Vertical Market Director, Crossmatch Today’s need for smarter cybersecurity in financial services is a self-evident one. As corporations embrace the digital age, increasing volumes of valuable data are stored online,... read more

Why integral workflow systems shouldn’t be ruled out against a Business Process Management system

5th May 2017

Having worked in the Business Process Management (BPM) industry for nearly 20 years, primarily for software vendors, you inherit a number of preconceptions.  One of those preconceptions is that all internal/integral workflow systems are inferior to an external BPM system. This preconception is born from the fact that there is no set... read more

How to monitor activity to counter fraud

2nd May 2017

In the second of a two-part review of cyberfraud and risk management approaches, James Richardson, Head of Market Development Risk and Fraud for Bottomline Technologies, reviews the benefits of advanced activity-monitoring to provide the highest levels of fraud prevention The first part of this payments security review looked at how a... read more

Clockwork reporting - A new era in investment services

2nd May 2017

Company: targit GmbH
In the ‘post-crisis’ environment of  the last couple of years (almost a decade to be more accurate), investment firms are constantly trying to catch-up with the regulators’ growing appetite to increase market transparency and customer protection by collecting transaction data, tighten reporting regulations with ever... read more

Will pulling up the drawbridge help to stop the fraudsters?

2nd May 2017

In the first of a two-part review of cyberfraud and risk management approaches, James Richardson, Head of Market Development Risk and Fraud for Bottomline Technologies, looks at the lessons that can be learnt from recent payment fraud attacks. The headlines are unrelenting. Hardly a week goes by without news of yet another organisation... read more

Industry trends Q&A: Broadridge Revenue and Expense Management Solutions GM Boston Christopher John

12th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
With over 20 years of experience in building, implementing and supporting financial service applications, Christopher John currently leads the revenue and expense management solutions as president at Broadridge. Prior to his current role, he was the director of fixed income trading systems for Bank Boston Robertson Stephens. There he was... read more

Fintech investment outside the M25

6th April 2017

According to the Tech Nation 2017 report, the UK’s digital economy is growing twice as fast as the wider economy with an estimated turnover of £170 billion. Of this a remarkable £114 billion was linked to companies outside of the M25. With the rest of the UK giving London such a run for its money, what are the benefits of being... read more

Everything you want to know about how AI is transforming banking but were too afraid to ask

28th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is set to change the way banks and financial services operate, as well as the way consumers approach their personal banking. Powerful AI can replace humans with machines, improve customer experience and provide simplified cost-effective solutions for businesses. bobsguide recently spoke about AI’s... read more

“It’s important for us to find ways to co-create and embrace the digital and disruptive technologies”: Peter Crawley, Citi Country Officer, South Africa. MD, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head Sub-Saharan Africa

27th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Peter Crawley currently leads Citi’s franchise in South Africa and provides senior leadership in dealing with risk, franchise and business issues. He is also responsible for Citi’s treasury and trade business in Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 11 presence and 26 non-presence countries. Since Citi re-entered South Africa in 1995, it has... read more

Financial inclusion: Accessing the unbanked and underbanked across the globe through technology

22nd March 2017

Company: Compass Plus
Bethan Cowper, Head of International Marketing, Compass Plus According to the World Bank, an estimated two billion working age adults worldwide – equating to just under 40 per cent of all adults – do not have access to formal, regulated banking facilities. Contrary to popular belief, these numbers aren’t just... read more