Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

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Blockchain: powering effective agriculture commodity trading

15th June 2018

2017 saw corporate investment in blockchain technology hit record highs. This year, every day new proofs of concept are demonstrating potentially huge benefits across a number of sectors, including commodity trading, and a recent Research and Markets report predicts that the global blockchain market will grow from $411.5m in 2017 to $7.68bn by... read more
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Top ETRMs that have defined trading

13th June 2018

Historically, energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems in Europe grew to address automation. In the 1990s, Brady ETRM developed in tandem with northern European markets, while firms like Energeya (bought by FIS) and Sinergetica had greater foothold in the south. The particular demands on energy traders have been made more poignant by the... read more
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The future of e-wallets, US vs. EU paytech and how to regulate crypto

11th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
At Money20/20, bobsguide and PaymentEye caught up with Transact Payments (TPL) and GATE about their new partnership, the future of e-wallets, the interplay between US and EU paytech and the growing role of crypto in the payments space. Listen below or here.   read more
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Top treasury management software and solutions

7th June 2018

Global treasury management is in a constant state of evolution. Hurdles like FX volatility, regulatory reforms, fraud and shifting market restrictions are causing unprecedented challenges for CFOs and treasurers – limiting financial visibility and slowing efficiencies with clunky and unfamiliar management processes. As a result of those... read more
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Money20/20: Ripple commits $50m to crypto and blockchain R&D

4th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
At Money20/20, held in Amsterdam this week, fintech outfit Ripple announced plans to support 17 universities - including MiT and UCL - to perform research into distributed ledger technology and the wider payments ecosystem. “There are 4,500 job listings with blockchain and crypto out there so we’re confident this investment will arm... read more
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Commerce changes – and with it, POS expectations

30th May 2018

Company: Kalixa
Blink and you could miss it. Commerce is undergoing a massive transformation and becoming a hot-bed of rapid revolution. It’s where you see some of the most exciting new ideas come to fruition and incumbent providers failing to innovate being replaced by players embracing new technologies. The movement is driven by changing consumer... read more
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6 reasons music royalty payments are broken

30th May 2018

Company: Hyperwallet
It's no secret that new technologies have thoroughly changed the music business over the past few decades. The emergence of the open internet blindsided the traditional gatekeepers of the industry—record labels, entertainment retailers, radio stations—and unlocked access for consumers and producers alike. In a short period of time,... read more
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Sanctions compliance: a fresh warning for the air cargo industry

29th May 2018

Company: Accuity
Recent news that a Maersk company carried arms components from North Korea to Egypt - in violation of international sanctions - acts as a fresh warning for those facilitating global trade to be diligent in monitoring and reporting suspicious activity. The transportation of electrical components by a Maersk subsidiary, which had the potential to be... read more
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When worlds collide: ISO 20022 meets JSON

29th May 2018

In recent years we have seen the rapid progress of two independent developments in the payments space, namely the transition to the ISO 20022 standard and the rise of API-based interfacing. Now we see these two streams beginning to merge. The transition to ISO 20022 has largely been driven by the modernisation projects of major payment... read more
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The transaction security landscape: new mandates, new challenges

25th May 2018

Company: Credorax
As consumer adoption of mobile and online commerce channels continues to grow, fraud losses are becoming a major pain point for mature markets. To address this security challenge, strong customer authentication will become mandatory in the European Union. Even without regulatory mandates, the problem is significant enough for providers to take... read more