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Editor’s pick: Regulations, how to comply and thrive

15th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
MiFID II countdown: FCA clarity is still needed before implementation Cosmo Wisniewski, Principal Consultant, Citisoft plc While relaxing on a sun lounger in the heat-haze of a distant shore, it is perhaps easy to forget that back in the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its final policy statement to assist with... read more
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4th EU AML Directive: What you should know

14th September 2017

Company: Trapets AB
The EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th EU AML Directive) was enacted on 25 June 2015, and fully implemented on the 26 June 2017, replacing the third Anti-Money Laundering Directive. As well as a greater emphasis on risk assessments to combat money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (CTF) at every level, the Directive... read more
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What will the next decade of contactless payments look like?

14th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Contactless payments have become increasingly common in the UK. Today, six in ten Brits pay with touch and go. What started off as alternative payment method capped at £20 per transaction, has now become an increasingly common way to pay.   And experts believe that the momentum won’t slow now. The speed and convenience quickly... read more
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Compliance solutions: To build or buy regtech?

14th September 2017

Company: Infosys Limited
Regulatory compliance has always been and will always be one of the top priorities and concerns of every financial institution (FI). Regulatory reforms following the global financial crisis of 2008 compelled FIs to make substantial investments in risk and compliance – both in terms of technology and headcount – to prevent and remediate... read more
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Fintech is still booming in India despite general economic downturn

13th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth failed to meet expectation as it slumped to 5.7% during Q2 this year, government data reported late last month. This compares to Q1 growth figures of 6.1% this year and 7.9% for Q2 last year. Many analysts expected GDP figures to rise following the government’s crackdown on black... read more
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How business intelligence is revolutionising banking

13th September 2017

Company: Sisense
In the early 1990's, the increasing popularity of automated teller machines (ATM's) revolutionised banking, lowering the number of tellers required for each branch and allowing thousands of new branches to be opened as a result. Now, the banking industry is on the cusp of another technological revolution: big data and artificial... read more
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MiFID II: Six significant changes for Client Lifecycle Management

13th September 2017

Company: Fenergo
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (“MiFID II”) aims to improve current European legislation by introducing further transparency into financial markets and extending increased protection to investors. The incoming directive will add increased complexity to the Client Lifecycle Management process for banks within the EU,... read more
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Why challenger banks should look to payments to escape a saturated marketplace

12th September 2017

Company: EQ Global
Concern is rising among the UK’s challenger banks in light of an increasingly crowded market which, coupled with a sizeable squeeze on revenue margins, is inhibiting the desired move into the retail banking sector. With recent data from the Bank of England highlighting consumer credit at a rate which is close to the peak of the financial... read more
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8 questions to answer before starting a digital transformation overhaul

12th September 2017

Company: WHISHWORKS
There has been a lot of talk about the high rates of digital transformation failures and a lot of praise to companies that have built their business case entirely on digital networks, such as Deliveroo, Uber, Argos and Amazon just to name a few. The key differentiator is that most of these companies began as digital businesses to begin with. So,... read more
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Scaling private equity investment systems

12th September 2017

The Private Equity (PE) sector is enjoying strong growth and experiencing significant change, against a backdrop of a continued search for allocations outside the public equity markets, and a greater confidence in the PE asset class provided by regulatory and sector governance. The Asset Servicing industry is a critical component of Private... read more