Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
16th May 2018
Collaboration, cooperation, competition. Banks and payment service providers tend to engage in one of three ways. This relationship is contingent on the operational models of both parties. Players within the payments space include payment processors, payment gateways, and acquirers. Each tends to operate within its own niche, but these operations... read more
9th May 2018
Having remained relatively unchanged for many generations, the cross border payments map is being transformed. The forces driving change are coming from all angles, entirely reshaping the landscape, and drawing a new map.
New entrants are changing expectations and demand. Large global banks are retreating from their traditional correspondent... read more
9th May 2018
Automated FX management and IFRS 9: In the course of a joint development project, the textile machine manufacturer Rieter and the reporting specialist TIPCO have created a tool which not only reflects the company’s FX hedging strategy but also prepares hedge proposals. The tool even takes care of the reporting for hedge accounting in... read more
8th May 2018
International treasury and fintech – what’s holding us back? In recent years, the biggest financial players with the strong, established corporate relationships have sought to adopt new technologies in the pursuit of better processes to revolutionise business performance.
Recently, Barclays has been reported to be discussing opening... read more
25th April 2018
Reporter Dave Beach had the pleasure of speaking to Dr Marcell Vollmer, chief digital officer at SAP Ariba during the company's event at the RAI in Amsterdam.
bobsguide's Beach and Dr Vollmer are joined by co-host and editor of PaymentEye, Michael Hocking, and together they discuss James Blunt, the fundamental impact of... read more
18th April 2018
The financial services industry is currently on the brink of a massive technological disruption. Financial institutions are now beginning to actively explore new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) to further automate routine AML and KYC processes and thereby improve operational efficiencies and... read more
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
9th April 2018
bobsguide spoke with Bruce Berger, COO & CFO of New York based equity investment firm Atlantic Investment Management, and Chris Grandi, CEO of hedge fund solutions provider Abacus Group, to discover how their commercial partnership typifies IT infrastructure for mid-size investment firms in 2018.
Explain the service that Abacus Group... read more
5th April 2018
Since SWIFT first announced global payments innovation (gpi) at SIBOS in 2015, more than 150 financial institutions have joined the platform, pushing more than US$100 billion daily across the system.
This support and traction has been driven by growing client expectations for enhanced speed and visibility along with broader regulatory changes... read more
5th April 2018
The biggest shake-up to banking and payments in a decade, PSD2 offers third parties unrivalled opportunity to access user-permissioned financial data. It spells a shift, along with GDPR, in how we view data as more and more industries leap into the embrace of the digital.
They also leap into the open arms of fraudsters who have made the... read more