Retail Banking Systems Insights

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Where next for the challenger banks?

11th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
As new challenger bank N26 comes to the UK market, the question of how far the challenger banks can go to dominating a customer’s financial life is being asked all the more frequently. When prompted on whether N26 would look to become the app for everything, Alex Weber, N26’s head of international markets, said the appetite for such... read more
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Open Banking concerns arise for payments providers

10th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Rachna Ahlawat, EVP and co-founder of Ondot Systems, expressed concerns about how Open Banking could take the one click payment process to something more cumbersome for consumers at this week’s PayExpo conference, in central London. “With the Open Banking initiative and having to validate every transaction that comes, the one time... read more
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Transforming financial services beyond digital

10th October 2018

Digitization is everywhere – it’s a topic for virtually every industry forum, banks are either committing to ‘digital everything’ strategies, appointing digital banking chiefs or increasing their technology budgets. Some are even launching “digital-only” subsidiaries as a faster way to go digital. Books about... read more
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N26 throws down gauntlet to “no brainer” UK banking market

5th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
German fintech N26 has begun its phased launch into the UK. The country has seen many a challenger bank set up shop in the last 10 years with Monzo (2015), Starling (2014), and Atom (2014), as incumbents increasingly fail in areas of customer service – according to recent CMA rankings. Many high profile tech failures such as TSB have led... read more
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Challenger Monzo makes changes in “hostile banking market”

5th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The challenger banks do not only have to stick to the old adage of hitting the ground running - they need to sprint. With incumbents increasingly pouring resources into innovation programmes, the challenger banks are in a race against time to offer their unique capabilities before others replicate them. The ’small 4’ retail banking... read more
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2008-2018: Assessing the impact of global AML & sanctions fines

4th October 2018

Company: Fenergo
Since the financial crisis started in 2008, institutions around the world have had to deal with regulation after regulation being introduced to increase transparency and to create a safer, robust and more transparency transparent financial system. Between 2009 and 2012 alone, more than 50,000 regulations were published across the G20, with almost... read more
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Banking services “unbundling” in fintech market

2nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
At the recent Amazon Web Services FS Insight conference, Jonno Southam, venture capital business development manager at AWS led a panel with Jai Juneja, head of tech investment at Seekventures and Kartik Varma, co-managing director at the Barclays Accelerator. The conversation focused on how fintechs are investing, as the panellists identified... read more
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Interview: Inside the mind of a Monzo engineer

2nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Monzo prides itself on creating a bank that “lives on your smartphone”. IT is part of it’s DNA. 2018 may infamously serve as a period of IT meltdowns in banking. More and more, the tech function at banks is not only an innovative luxury but increasingly business critical. To understand how the digital-first challenger keeps... read more
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Fintechs scale up to take on incumbents

1st October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The great unbundling of the financial services industry continues in earnest as new market participants enter with increasing frequency. Their stated goal is to solve the problems that incumbent services are either too lethargic to handle or simply unable to provide. But it might be too easy to jump to the battle between big, slow bank... read more