Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights


Why employees can pose the greatest security threat to financial services

13th July 2017

Company: ZoneFox
We all know an exemplary and hardworking employee at our place of work. Let’s use the fictional Caroline for example, who works at R.G. Financial Solutions. She’s a respected project manager; the grease that keeps many of the gears turning at the firm. But with so much on her plate, Caroline can sometimes be a bit scattered. Often... read more

Why PSD2 is Great News for European Marketplaces

26th June 2017

Company: Hyperwallet
"Is PSD2 a good thing, or a bad thing?" That's the question that's kept many online payment commentators busy for the better part of two years. The motivating goal behind the legislation is to protect the interests of consumers—but, in doing so, PSD2 also appears to threaten Europe's emerging marketplace economy. ... read more

Four ways fintech is redefining B2B relationships

14th June 2017

Company: NewVoiceMedia
B2B relationships are key to the success of most businesses. However, maintaining effective value exchanges with other businesses isn’t always easy. From tight delivery schedules and multi-channel conflicts to payment collection, the challenges can soon mount up. Thankfully, by providing the tools to capture and process financial data in... read more

Preparing for SFTR pt.1: What are the regulation’s aims?

6th June 2017

Company: targit GmbH
The financial crisis highlighted the need to improve regulation and monitoring outside the controlled world of banking. The volume of transactions carried out by banks had increased enormously and the risks created could be systemic. Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 of the European Parliament and of the Council on transparency of ‘Securities... read more

Integrated technology: Unlocking operational alpha

22nd May 2017

Company: SimCorp
Although many firms may not realise the direct link between efficient operations and portfolio growth, the relationship and opportunity is clear. An integrated platform based on a single source of truth, or an Investment Book of Record (IBOR), provides a timely, accurate and transparent view, into what the firm owns, what it is worth, and its... read more

Are intelligent contracts the ‘smarter’ way to work?

18th May 2017

Company: Seal Software
Technology is an incredibly fast-paced environment which continuously presents new opportunities to combine methods and technology on an almost daily basis. One such combination is Narrow Artificial Intelligence for contract detection and extraction of information held within physical contracts. This is brought together with ‘smart... read more

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