Insights

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Is DevOps right for financial services?

3rd May 2018

Company: Mendix
When faced with strict regulations and procedures, it can be hard to constantly innovate. It’s especially challenging in the financial services industry where we must develop innovative digital software solutions within an environment controlled by tight regulatory requirements, a desire to mitigate risk and a need for ensuring high quality... read more
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What exactly do we mean by behavior? And why should it be analyzed?

2nd May 2018

There is an old quote which says that "past performance is not an indication of future outcomes". Modern day trading is no exception. The fact is while the market may surprise the trader - which is incidentally why monitoring moved from t+1 or more, to real-time - it shouldn't be a shock that the majority of successful traders are... read more
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Barclays PayPal pact goes beyond Open Banking

2nd May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Barclays has announced a new strategic partnership with PayPal in the UK and US that is designed to enable customers to manage and use respective accounts together with greater ease, for the first time. It suggests a move with serious industry implications. Commenting on the partnership in an announcement, Ashok Vaswani, Barclays UK CEO,... read more
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What keeps AIG’s chief risk officer up at night?

1st May 2018

Company: bobsguide
The chief risk officer role is crucial at any modern organisation, perhaps especially so at a multinational insurance organisation where risk on the books and in the system are constantly re-evaluated. Here, AIG Europe’s CRO Fabrice Brossart spoke with bobsguide on assessing this year’s major events, and what the firm is doing about... read more
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How incumbent banks must embrace the challenge of PSD2 and Open Banking

1st May 2018

Company: NETinfo PLC
The introduction of the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) in Europe at the beginning of 2018 was the latest step on the region’s journey towards competitively fair, digital banking. With the introduction of the legislation, incumbent banks are now legally obliged to open their customer data (with that customer’s permission) to... read more
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Regulatory convergence provides opportunity for fintech

30th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
National and regional interests have helped to determine the shape of financial regulations in recent years, but politicians and regulators have acknowledged the need to consider the global nature of markets when constructing them. It could be good news for financial technology providers. Following the financial crisis, G20 leaders convened in... read more
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Cloud scalability seduces the financial sector

30th April 2018

Company: iland
The financial sector, while forging ahead in other areas of digital transformation, has been relatively slow to adopt the cloud and there has been good reason for it: banks have to deal with highly sensitive data, so sharing data storage and computer resources with others may in some cases not even be envisaged, let alone adopted. However, just... read more
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The secret of insurtech’s chatbots: frontend charm, backend efficiency

27th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
With the convergence of machine learning and growth in popularity of customer-centric approaches driven by the wider financial industry, chatbots have naturally popped up as a cost-effective and user-friendly bridge with customers, both old and young according to the ‘2018 state of chatbots report’. But not everyone is doing them... read more
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Addressing liquidity challenges in T+2 securities settlement

27th April 2018

Company: CLS
“What do we need to do to make the settlement time for securities faster?” “How could we quickly finance trades with short settlement cycles?” These are questions that market participants have been asking themselves since the days of T+5 settlement over a decade ago. While the global financial services community is... read more
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How wealth managers can master the digital client experience

26th April 2018

Company: IRESS
By 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as a key brand differentiator and for the most part, the experience will be digital. That’s the prediction by customer intelligence consultancy, Walker. As the gap in the mobile and online experiences between financial brands widens, wealth and investment managers must become... read more