Insights

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Farewell, Excel jockeys

16th May 2018

Company: GlobeTax
Every asset servicer faces a trilemma: boost client satisfaction, increase operational efficiency, and decrease costs – all at the same time. In large part, the trilemma stems from the way in which information flows through the global custody chain. Because each intermediary uses customized systems to manage account and position... read more
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Half of companies within two years of real-time payments adoption

15th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll taken at the bobsguide Fintalk webinar, ‘Real-Time Payments: the growth opportunities and challenges’ revealed that 56% of the webinar audience would adopt real-time payments within two years. Interestingly, a further 36% were undecided on adoption highlighting how pressing the conversation around real-time payments... read more
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Is there a need for a US fintech charter?

14th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Following years of new regulations, nobody in the financial sector is particularly keen on new rules. Since Dodd Frank and its related slew of regulatory and reporting requirements, the very thought that regulations could become more demanding should send shivers down the spine of anyone working in the market. Not least regulators – who have... read more
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Will IFAs survive the robo revolution?

14th May 2018

Robo platforms are giving IFAs a scare. They came into the market with full force, promising tech driven, hands-free robo advice for anyone who wanted it. With major market participants spending millions on promotional and staff costs, as to be known was, and remains, the single most important commercial priority. Now robos are hiring human... read more
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Why would I need a token?

14th May 2018

And it usually does in a stealth mode, sometimes under the tightly closed lid of our laptops. In its 2015 report, KasperskyLab points out that the dealings of just one hacker group called Carbanak, which targeted around 100 banks in Europe and China, brought a total loss of USD 1 trillion in the course of a year. Let us remember that the published... read more
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CASS: The glide path to automation

14th May 2018

Company: AutoRek
Do you get that sinking feeling when the CASS audit is approaching? Are you uneasy about loose ends? Do you think ‘oh no not again’? Here we are 10 years on from the financial crisis, the subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers and the focus on CASS has not waned – in fact it remains high on the regulatory agenda. Why is this... read more
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GDPR versus Open Banking: Two sides of the same coin

11th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Two hotly anticipated legislations of 2018, PSD2 and GDPR, are products of a new digital dawn. The former was met with wholehearted embrace from a host of third party fintech startups and the wider banking community who envisioned a more customer-centric and competitive Open Banking sector; ripe ground for healthy innovation. The regulators... read more
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Howard: Canadian retail banking transformation in full swing

11th May 2018

Company: TALKINGTECH
Canada’s developing retail banking sector has acknowledged that digital advances can reshape the market, offering a wider array of services to millennials who expect better customer experiences, says Simon Howard, director of business development UK and Canada, Talkingtech. However, the rate of change differs across each banking... read more
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Balancing the books: how process mining can turbo-charge internal auditing

11th May 2018

For years, auditors have used interviews and workshops to conduct successful company assessments. As more businesses become digitised, auditors need to blend traditional techniques with a more data-led approach. In the face of higher expectations for accuracy, internal departments need to take note: big data is changing the way organisations... read more
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Barclays' CIO: "The perfect storm for disruption"

10th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
"We took our eye off the ball," Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer of Barclays UK, tells bobsguide in this podcast, "and it was a gift." Rutter goes on to discuss how the challenger banks spotted the gap in the market, executed excellent customer-centric strategies with fantastic technology.  It was a time to... read more