Retail Banking Systems Insights
18th August 2017
“Before too long we won’t be using the term ‘in-memory computing’, in-memory computing will just be called computing”: Abe Kleinfeld interview
Alex Hammond, Managing Editor, bobsguide
In an exclusive interview to bobsguide, the president and CEO of GridGain Systems explains why the speed and scale capabilities of... read more
16th August 2017
Our roundup of the biggest people moves affecting the fintech industry throughout 2017.
Metro Bank appoints Chief Technology Officer
Earlier this month Metro Bank announced the appointment of Martyn Atkinson as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Atkinson is currently director of digital and change at the bank and will take up the... read more
10th August 2017
Professor Paul Sheldon Foote, Ph.D, California State University
Bank security failures
Many banks around the world, large and small, continue to experience major security failures. At this year’s Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (April 2 – 6, 2017), Kaspersky Lab analysts explained their investigation of the takeover of a... read more
7th August 2017
It is widely accepted that banking is one of the most data driven industries out there and online banking and electronic trading produces millions of data points every day.
Regulatory requirements are challenging banks more and more to capture, store, and analyse data over multiple years, departments and regions… a true... read more
4th August 2017
Everything you want to know about blockchain but were too afraid to ask
Alara Basul, Reporter, bobsguide
Blockchain has created a huge amount of buzz in the financial services industry since its official debut into the market in 2009. The question of when blockchain will go mainstream is yet to be answered, but there is constant... read more
3rd August 2017
Any mention of payments and multiple schemes, and the gurus are quick to respond with an “industry leader payments hub” as your go-to solution. These hubs are ‘centralized payments platforms’ which provide a unified view of payments activity and business. What they fail to mention is that these systems were built for... read more
2nd August 2017
Protecting customer’s data privacy is critical for organisations of all sizes and in all industries – but even more so when and where it’s mandated by law. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is approaching quickly; with the deadline less than a year away, it’s time to think about what complying looks like.
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1st August 2017
We are currently watching an influx of new challenger banks into the UK market. A good part of the reason is down to changing customer preferences for online banking’s speed and convenience. For sure, when it comes to customer satisfaction levels, they’re surpassing their High Street counterparts, even after adjusting for a level of... read more
31st July 2017
Earlier this month we wrote about the biggest fintech-fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far. Whilst fintechs are continuing to seek collaboration, they’re not the only ones looking to form strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Tier 1 banks and financial services are also eyeing up opportunities to keep up with innovation.
In a recent... read more
27th July 2017
Raj Kamal is the Global Head of Strategy and Credit at PayU, the fintech arm of technology powerhouse Naspers. Kamal is responsible for leading business acquisitions and evaluating investments across the payments, digital banking and blockchain sectors.
bobsguide sat down with Raj to discuss why building strategic partnerships is key to future... read more