Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

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How banks and fintechs need to adapt to a shrinking global banking landscape

13th March 2017

Company: Saxo Payments
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
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What’s next for Dodd-Frank? The Trump Administration and the potential consequences of unravelling the legislation

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
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The payments innovation landscape: How India is leapfrogging more developed markets

2nd March 2017

Company: PayU
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
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Fix Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference preview

27th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
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
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Corporate treasury systems: How to select the right provider in 2017

27th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
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
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M&A round-up February 2017: Latest Hampleton Partners report indicates fintech industry investment is slowing down

24th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
M&A advisory firm Hampleton Partners has released its latest fintech industry M&A report, and the major takeaway from the report is the volume of industry deals dropped dramatically towards the end of 2016. The drop in the value of deals was nowhere near as significant as the fall in number of transactions, indicating that appetite for... read more
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Delivering affordable flood risk cover through the intermediated market

23rd February 2017

Company: SSP
Adrian Coupland, Managing Director, SSP The increased prevalence of flooding means it is no longer just a winter issue. Recent data on natural catastrophe losses from Munich Re showed floods accounted for 34% of overall losses last year, while the number of flood events in Europe requiring insurance payouts has more than doubled since 1980. ... read more
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Finovate Europe 2017 review part three: Why banks should be taking an offensive, rather than defensive, approach to PSD2 compliance – Interview with Token’s Mårten Nelson

22nd February 2017

Company: bobsguide
One of the most impressive companies presenting at this year’s Finovate Europe conference was Token, a software company offering a turnkey PSD2 compliance solution to European banks. Bobsguide sat down with Co-Founder and VP of Marketing Mårten Nelson to learn more about Token’s PSD2 compliance software, why banks are starting... read more
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Why banks have to implement Instant Payments

22nd February 2017

Company: TAS Group
Peter Caiazzi, Senior Vice President of Product Development, TAS Group Customer expectations are driving the instant payments demand, and technological advances are ready to meet them. So why do many banks seem reluctant in adopting Instant Payments? In assessing their readiness, banks are finding several hurdles including the inability of... read more
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MiFID II: Q1 2017 updates you need to know

21st February 2017

David Woolcock - Director of Business Consulting, Eurobase Banking Solutions The first month of 2017 started the countdown to the implementation of MiFID II and associated regulations. As the finer details emerge (including some Q&As from ESMA over the festive break around best execution and transaction reporting) we await publication... read more