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Beating the bandits with blockchain banking

10th May 2018

In today’s realm of hyper-connectivity, making purchases has never been easier. In the UK, consumers have a huge number of options to choose from, whether that be one-click, contactless, mobile, voice and more – all of which are designed to help streamline the path to purchase, making it easier for consumers to spend money. While... read more
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Winds of change in cross border banking

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
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Maximum automation: from project-related business to risk reporting at Rieter

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
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Anees: Crypto has yet to shake off it’s wild west reputation

8th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Cryptocurrencies may have yet to shake off their ‘Wild West’ reputation,” said Nauman Anees, CEO of ThinkCoin, in a recent statement. His statement follows the release of the trading platform’s survey of 1,000 UK adults that found trust to be the biggest barrier to buying crypto (37%), followed by understanding... read more
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How can international treasury navigate fintech for strategic success?

8th May 2018

Company: EuroFinance
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
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Integrating political analysis into portfolio risk calculations

8th May 2018

“Political risk? SAD!” With the global economy continuing to grow steadily without evidence of a strong upsurge in inflation, recent market corrections have increasingly been driven by concerns about political developments. Whether these appear in the form of a tweet from the US president, Brexit, North Korea, Italy or any other... read more
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Market tussles over Open Banking

4th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Today's editor's picks looks at the Open Banking picture: how the industry is currently managing the initative, how they are reacting to PSD2's fallout and what provisions they are taking for a future driven by Open Banking.   Barclays PayPal pact goes beyond Open Banking Barclays has announced a new strategic... read more
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Building a robust PSP business

4th May 2018

Company: Payneteasy
It's no secret that the payment industry has come a long way. From 1997, when Authorize.net started it all by collecting transactions by fax and email, the developments have been extraordinary. Today, we are looking at a rapidly evolving industry, from instant payments, thousands of payment methods, global infrastructure, open API, remote KYC,... read more
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Is banking ready for the ageing population boom?

4th May 2018

Company: Auriga
On average the populations of major Western societies are getting older. In the UK, in less than two years, the number of consumers aged 65 or over will rise by over a million and in little over 20 years one in seven people will be over 75 years of age. While this will bring challenges for the economy as a whole, this will be a demographic tidal... read more
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The role of deception in cyber warfare

3rd May 2018

Whether you’re the chief information security officer (CISO) of a large enterprise with offices across the globe or the IT manager of a small enterprise, if you had a big budget, you would spend it on building and maintaining a security operations centre (SOC) to monitor every risk your enterprise might face. You would hire the best security... read more