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Is blockchain usage at a tipping point?

10th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
As blockchain business cases are emerging, companies are now looking at issues of data privacy, liability and cross-organisation cooperation. Trade finance and supply chain finance blockchain platforms are proving to be popular, Lata Varghese, Cognizant’s vice president and leader of its blockchain and distributed... read more
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Digital transformation: ING Chief Innovation Officer on the need to future-proof

9th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Ignacio Juliá Vilar, Chief Innovation Officer, speaks to bobsguide about ING’s historic fintech roots, the bank’s strategy to stay competitive, and the plan for a PSD2 future. How do you approach innovation? We look at the three Cs - customer, culture and connection. Customer: we’re changing the shape of products... read more
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Bob’s guide to… risk management systems: Your implementation questions answered

9th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
This final article in our risk management systems guide will look at the struggle of implementing risk management solutions with expert insight as well as a case study provided by a risk vendor. This ultimate article in the bob’s guide to risk management systems has sought to enlighten and clarify the risk management acquisition... read more
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Cloud native fintech or merely a hosted software solution? Five keys questions to determine the difference

9th November 2017

Company: StatPro Group
Cloud computing is changing the way we all consume and interact with technology. Whether this is at home with Netflix, or with devices such as Amazon Alexa, or at work, with cloud-based services like Office365, Salesforce or other specialist enterprise applications. In business, cloud computing is an enabler; it creates strategic change in the way... read more
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What are the cost implications for Business UK as we move towards digital reporting to HMRC?

8th November 2017

Company: FiREapps
Survey reveals how Making Tax Digital is seen as a cost burden Despite hiccoughs along the way, the general direction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) remains unchanged. VAT registered businesses will be mandated into HMRC's plans for quarterly bookkeeping and reporting from 2019 and even the smallest of businesses will have to provide data in... read more
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Analysis of the deal: SEB's investment in Tink

8th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Late last month Swedish fintech Tink announced that secured an additional €14m in funding to scale up its financial aggregator operation and move into new markets. The major investor in the tech company, and one its early adopters, is Nordic bank SEB. bobsguide sat down with Rasmus Järborg, Chief Strategy Officer, SEB, and Daniel... read more
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Countdown to PSD2: What you should know ten weeks from implementation

8th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
#PSD2FinishLine recently started trending on Twitter. As the country slowly grows in excitement throughout the month of November, with the C-word on the tip of their tongues and supermarkets vying for the best TV advert, banks look to the new year nervously. Even if they’re prepared. Even if they’ve got the architecture in place or have... read more
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TMS Guide 2017: The future is mobile, regardless of regulations

7th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
PSD2 heralds a new dawn for mobile payments, as the regulatory technical standards around the upcoming European open banking regulations are expected to put mobile devices at the heart of new payment techniques. Strong customer authentication required by PSD2 is key as well as initiating, and authenticating, transfers directly from bank accounts... read more
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Aiis to the Right: Down but not out after MiFID II

7th November 2017

Reg data transformation and history Down… Despite the majority of the industry’s practitioners’ opinion that the proven Aii is being replaced with the somewhat inferior ISIN symbology, MIFID II regulations have mandated ISIN use for all markets, including those existing that use the Alternative Instrument Identifier... read more
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Sibos 2017: How technology is driving innovation at NatWest

7th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
At last month's Sibos conference bobsguide sat down with Damian Richardson, Head of Payments Strategy & Innovation at NatWest, to discuss the banks plans concerning PSD2 and future collaborations with fintech. What is your role at NatWest? I work in payments services at NatWest, looking at our payment strategies and innovation... read more