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Challengers must seize Open Banking opportunity

7th September 2018

The open banking world has been greeted with mixed reactions, with enthusiasts pointing to better improved customer propositions and sceptics concerned about security. But few could disagree that the new measures place the customer in a solid position of power. With the CMA ranking banks on the quality of their service and banks required to share... read more
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Systems drive trading agenda

6th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Some vendors and brokerage firms claim to provide the best trading systems with diverse functions to assist traders, making it incredibly difficult for those aiming to make a purchase. However, several trading systems stand out of the crowd for their agility and adaptability. Tora Winner of the Trading System of the Year Award 2018, Tora was... read more
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What next for banking technology?

6th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Successful business owners require a clear understanding of their company’s financial positioning, establishing whether their security holdings and cash balances have breaks. In 2018, everyone wants to get this information quickly, correctly and cost-effectively. In bookkeeping, a bank reconciliation statement reveals the difference on an... read more
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Asset management: innovation “behind other sectors”

5th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Renewed regulation and technological disruption in other areas of financial services are pushing the asset management community towards a critical point. To survive, the community needs to attract the best and brightest fintech talent to solve its very real and very pressing challenges. In response to this changing market, the Investment... read more
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Banking report: industry embraces AI

5th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Across financial services artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of the future. It has been embraced by banks supported by third party fintechs, providers, and technology departments within banks keen to use their own resources to drive their use of the robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning (ML). And while some... read more
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The battle for electronic payments in Kenya

5th September 2018

Company: Compass Plus
According to the World Bank, almost 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to banking infrastructure, with an estimated 1.1 billion people unable to prove their identity – one in every seven individuals. These issues resonate in sub-Saharan Africa, where just four years ago, 66% of the population didn’t have a bank account. ... read more
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TSB CEO quits following second IT crisis

4th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
TSB Bank has announced that CEO Paul Pester is stepping down from his position after seven years. Richard Meddings, current non-executive chairman, takes on the role of executive chairman with immediate effect. "Although there is more to do to achieve full stability for customers, the bank’s IT systems and services are much improved... read more
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Collaboration key to creating perfect payment experience

3rd September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Payments is a fast-paced sector – new technologies and payment methods are entering the market all the time. This means that the way consumers want to pay for goods and services is rapidly diversifying, as each individual seeks out a more convenient, seamless payment experience. People are no longer happy to wait in line to hand over cash... read more
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Thinking differently about data: the new opportunity for banks

3rd September 2018

Company: Finastra
Often described as the ‘new oil’ or even the currency of the digital economy, data is key to the business strategy of every organization. For banks, building an understanding of how to harness the variety, velocity and volumes of data available to them will dictate the difference between success and failure in the very near future. ... read more
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"China to remain fintech leader despite Trump's trade war"

31st August 2018

Company: bobsguide
“As Trump threatens a trade war with Beijing, companies around the world are all the more concerned with how they get money in and out of China,” said Raymond Qu, CEO of Geoswift, in a bobsguide webinar on August 30. “Ultimately a trade war is not good for anyone,” responded Skyler Webster, product lead for Western... read more