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Educating finance: cultivating fintech knowledge becoming critical

26th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
The future of finance sits at a precarious juncture. Over the past few years, banks, trading houses and financial services providers – small and large – have become completely reliant on financial technology. The result has been more competitive, safer, and most transparent markets. It seems difficult to see how such progress could... read more
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Podcast with Wealthify CEO: fintech propositions must remain "distinct"

26th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
A new wave of fintech is taking full advantage of the collaborative ecosystem, powered by advances in APIs and encouraged by Open Banking regulation.  At the fore front are the challenger banks seeking to forge partnerships and leverage technology to provide innovative and unique avenues that traditional banks have failed to produce. ... read more
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Mind the gap: skills for working in the bank branch of the future

26th June 2018

Company: Auriga
Despite regular news about closures, the death of the bank branch is rather exaggerated. Even with cuts, major high street banks expect to retain nationwide branch networks, and many are investing in new branches. Challengers like Metro Bank are even opening more branches. Branches have been evolving since the first ATMs were installed over 50... read more
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Top software solutions and software for mutual funds

25th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
These are challenging times for many fund managers. Regulators in key jurisdictions across the globe have started to place fees and charges under a microscope, introducing tough new legislative hurdles in a bid to improve transparency for clients. Yet this shifting regulatory landscape has consequently driven up compliance costs and placed a... read more
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Building with blockchain: the first steps

25th June 2018

Blockchain isn’t a disruptive technology, but a foundational one. Innovative technologies will be built upon it, just as bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency was. With blockchain we could build better supply chains, create better health care systems, and make more efficient payment systems. Blockchain is changing how some businesses do their... read more
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Creating a blockchain roadmap

25th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Calypso Technology has been developing blockchain solutions for capital markets for the past two years, cooperating closely with leading industry technology infrastructure companies and end-users. Significant progress has already been made, and Calypso has an aggressive product roadmap to expand the solution further. In this interview, Mayank Shah,... read more
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Preparing for SFTR: where does the industry stand?

22nd June 2018

The industry was committed and worked hard to meet the January 3, 2018 deadline for the go-live of Mifid II. It is evident now that market participants need to analyse the potential impact across firms in terms of resources and budget to be compliant ahead of SFTR transaction reporting go-live in towards the end of 2019. At the current stage, many... read more
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Two year technological forecast for European banks - an insiders account

21st June 2018

Company: BIAN
Open Banking has been the phrase on everyone’s lips during the first half of this year. Of course, APIs lie at the heart of this – the connectivity code that will unlock data communication and sharing between banks and third parties. Such a short acronym, but an enormous technological feat and significant change of mindset for banks... read more
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Is disintermediation coming? A video case study into the emerging utility model

21st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regulation, compliance and legacy systems have, for so long, been the stumbling blocks for financial institutions to capitalise on the new digital age where there are few barriers to international trade. Cross border payments, clearly essential when trading internationally, go to the heart of the conundrum currently facing tier two and three... read more
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Rise in cryptos leads bid to tackle addictive trading

20th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Huge volatility and emerging institutional interest in the cryptocurrency market have made many traders incredibly wealthy, but the dark underbelly rarely discussed is the new wave of crypto trading addiction. Recently, Castle Craig hospital on the Scottish borders became the first of its kind to offer crypto trading addiction therapy. ... read more