Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
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
28th March 2017
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
27th March 2017
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
22nd March 2017
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
17th March 2017
Earlier this week it was announced that Vista Equity Partners had struck an agreement to purchase Canadian lending, payments, and financial solutions software supplier D+H for C$4.8bn including debt.
The acquisition would have made headlines in its own right, after all billion dollar deals aren’t exactly ten a penny. In a market which has... read more
13th March 2017
Anders la Cour, Chief Executive, Saxo Payments
The global transaction banking industry is experiencing one of the biggest shake-ups it has seen in decades. Non-bank tech disruptors such as Bitcoin and the blockchain, the eastward shift in global economic power, low-interest earnings in developed markets, the emergence of challenger banks, and... read more
13th March 2017
Jake Plenderleith, Editorial Manager, International Compliance Association
Dodd-Frank emerged in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, designed to prevent the kind of failures that led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It explicitly looked to address the problem of banks being ‘too big to fail’ and aimed to guarantee... read more
2nd March 2017
Laurent Le Moal CEO, PayU
Whilst the western world has enjoyed mature banking and payment systems for some time, a new wave of payments innovation is now taking place globally. In fact, some markets traditionally regarded as less mature are now leapfrogging countries with more established infrastructure. Free from the burden of legacy... read more
27th February 2017
The Fix Trading Community EMEA Conference 2017 takes place this Thursday, 2 March, at the Old Billingsgate Market in London. The trading conference is back for it’s ninth year with a full day of panel debates, talks and networking events from innovators and industry specialists.
The event will see attendees the likes of Bank of... read more
27th February 2017
The role of treasurers has evolved substantially in the past decade or so, and consequently the software underpins treasury management has also needed to develop.
Corporate treasury management software is one of the fastest moving areas of fintech, and financial institutions and businesses are keen to upgrade outdated legacy software in order to... read more