Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights


“If we do our job right, we will make some of the high street banks extinct”: Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on the future of the banking industry

21st February 2017

Company: bobsguide
In 2013, Tom Blomfield was recognised as one of the top five entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission, following the success of his start-up direct debit solution GoCardless. Two years later, he co-founded Monzo, a ‘smart’ bank aimed to help consumers strategically manage money and keep track of their finances. In February... read more

Attacking the abandonment issue: Why user experience is key to successful mobile apps in the digital sales process

21st February 2017

Company: Avoka
Don Bergal, CMO, Avoka  The past few years have seen retail banks start to successfully integrate digital into a continuous omnichannel experience for customers across marketing, selling, and delivery of their products. With the internet continuing to make inroads into almost every aspect of our daily lives, the need for this integration,... read more

The influencer interview: Jim Marous, publisher of the Digital Banking Report and co-publisher of The Financial Brand

20th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Jim Marous is a regular keynote speaker with a wealth of experience in banking, financial services innovation and consumer trends. When he's not speaking at conferences, he regularly writes for the The Financial Brand, a media outlet and website for financial marketers and executives. He is also the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking... read more

The latest research into digital banking's future: Four key takeaways

17th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this month Juniper Research published a white paper titled Futureproofing Digital Banking 2017, in which it highlights its research data focused on the current state of the digital banking industry, and projects the future dependency of financial services on this growing market. Here are the key takeaways from Juniper’s research: ... read more

Will payments technology be a springboard for the mass adoption of wearables?

16th February 2017

Company: FIME
The wearables market is in a period of impressive and sustained growth. By 2020, global shipments of wearables are expected to double to over 220 million, with the market set to be worth $31.27 billion. There’s no denying that wearables are here to stay. With such impressive market growth, and equally impressive potential, device... read more

Finovate Europe 2017 review part two: The top five trends the conference predicted for 2017

16th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
As the name suggests, Finovate prides itself on showcasing the most significant innovations that are set to the take the world of fintech by storm. Finovate Europe 2017 was therefore crammed with new ideas, companies and products, hoping to catch the eye of a packed-in audience of buyers from many of Europe’s premier financial... read more

Four key considerations for a successful payment factory initiative

15th February 2017

Managing global enterprise payments is more complex and demanding than ever before. Credit is tight, the macroeconomic environment is fast-changing and the typical backbook of mergers and acquisitions have led to a host of complexities. Multiple divisions and business sites within organisations combine with legacy back-office systems and processes... read more

10 UK fintech companies to look out for in 2017

14th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
The fintech industry has seen tremendous growth in last decade. The sector now supports over 61,000 jobs and turns over billions in revenue for the British economy. The UK has grown in stature to be a global hub on the fintech stage, in terms of investment, employment and the number of fintechs in the market. A report by the UK... read more

The application of the Pareto Principle in risk and compliance

13th February 2017

Company: Dow Jones
Eric A. Sohn, CAMS, Director of Business Product, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance The Pareto Principle (sometimes called the 80/20 Rule) is simple: the vast majority of the benefit is derived from a relatively small percentage of the effort. Whether those figures are truly 80% and 20% is immaterial; the general principle holds true that effort... read more

Finovate 2017 review part one: Five innovative product launches in mobile banking

10th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Finovate Europe 2017 took place this week at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, showcasing innovative new products and bringing together industry experts from the fintech sector and senior financial, banking, and technology executives. The conference was focused around two days of presentations, where fintech start-ups and established... read more