The smart route to financial inclusion

29th August 2017

Company: Juvo
It’s a Catch 22: to get financial credit, you need a credit history; to get a credit history, someone has to give you credit. And in many developing markets, that’s unlikely to be a bank. Not for the first time, the mobile phone is well placed to come to the rescue – but this time, it needs a little data science help. The... read more

Why financial services can no longer rely on relational databases for managing data

29th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide sat down with Adrian Carr, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at MarkLogic Corporation to discuss the most pressing issues financial services are experiencing with their data storage solutions. What is the major issue financial services are experiencing with their data storage solutions today? Whatever industry they are in,... read more

Fintech in 2017 recap: The most read bobsguide articles of the year so far

28th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
In case you missed it... the bobsguide articles that have generated the most interest in 2017 to date.   The most significant fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far According to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report, fintech VC activity in Europe has hit a historically high level for successive quarters. In Q1 2017, global... read more

Fintech in 2017 recap: The most read thought leadership articles of the year so far

28th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
In case you missed it... the industry opinion that has generated the most interest on bobsguide in 2017 to date. Don’t become SAP’s next multi-million pound target for indirect usage Matt Fisher - Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Snow Software Many customers have a form of love/ hate relationship with their... read more

Editor's picks: The future of in-branch banking

25th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide's round-up of the biggest issues surrounding retail banking's remaing physical presence on the high street. Four ways in-branch banking tech will uplift customer experience Graham Lloyd - Industry Principal of Financial Services, Pegasystems For reasons not always quite clear, UK customers continue to demand easy access... read more

How banks should use PSD2 compliance for digital transformation

24th August 2017

Company: DataStax
It’s now less than six months until the Payment Services Directive 2 will come into effect. With national legislation in each of the 28 countries currently in the European Union due by January 13, many banks and financial institutions are currently preparing how to be compliant. For teams preparing for PSD2, there’s a determination to... read more

What are your risk management system concerns?

24th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
Increased regulatory burdens and unforeseen risk threats are rapidly evolving the risk management landscape. New considerations for CROs are cropping up with at a rate where reactive IT patches moved by vast sums of money are not a viable solution. Likewise, there are circumstances where an outsourced IT approach cannot account for wider... read more

Security and convenience: The balancing act in payments

23rd August 2017

Last month, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed debit card purchases had overtaken cash for the first time, with more than half of retail transactions now being made on our favourite pieces of plastic. Thanks to more and more retailers investing in modern, innovative payment technologies, and as a consequence of our fast-paced consumer... read more

How banks are getting the digitisation of core banking wrong

23rd August 2017

Company: bobsguide
Madhur Jain, Global Head, Pre-Sales at SunTec Business Solutions, is one of the fintech industry’s most insightful analysts on the subject of digitalization of banks and the shift to omnichannel retail banking solutions. Madhur sat down with bobsguide last month to speak about the need for banks to look closely at whether their core... read more

The biggest fintech appointments of 2017 so far Pt. 2

22nd August 2017

Company: bobsguide
Our roundup of the biggest people moves affecting the fintech industry throughout 2017. Monzo appoints Curve co-founder as COO Monzo has named Tom Foster-Carter as its new Chief Operations Officer. With previous spells at child friendly banking Osper, and app banking Tandem Bank, he co-founded Curve in 2015 with Shachar Bialick where he... read more