Retail Banking Systems Insights

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Selecting a software vendor: 4 critical considerations

18th May 2018

Company: FundCount
Determining what matters most when choosing a software vendor for your project is like asking what matters most when buying a new car. The answer is likely to be, “it depends.” It depends on whom you ask. It depends on budget, needs, goals and sensibilities. So, where do you begin and what are the most important considerations? First... read more
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GDPR in context: 6 key data protection principles

17th May 2018

Company: Fenergo
GDPR outlines six principles that organizations need to abide by. These principles aren't new - they were already outlined in the 1995 directive, but GDPR has revised them slightly. We delve into each principle below: 1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency Our last blog, on Legal Bases, falls within this principle. Controllers... read more
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Is there a need for a US fintech charter?

14th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Following years of new regulations, nobody in the financial sector is particularly keen on new rules. Since Dodd Frank and its related slew of regulatory and reporting requirements, the very thought that regulations could become more demanding should send shivers down the spine of anyone working in the market. Not least regulators – who have... read more
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GDPR versus Open Banking: Two sides of the same coin

11th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Two hotly anticipated legislations of 2018, PSD2 and GDPR, are products of a new digital dawn. The former was met with wholehearted embrace from a host of third party fintech startups and the wider banking community who envisioned a more customer-centric and competitive Open Banking sector; ripe ground for healthy innovation. The regulators... read more
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Howard: Canadian retail banking transformation in full swing

11th May 2018

Company: TALKINGTECH
Canada’s developing retail banking sector has acknowledged that digital advances can reshape the market, offering a wider array of services to millennials who expect better customer experiences, says Simon Howard, director of business development UK and Canada, Talkingtech. However, the rate of change differs across each banking... read more
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Barclays' CIO: "The perfect storm for disruption"

10th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
"We took our eye off the ball," Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer of Barclays UK, tells bobsguide in this podcast, "and it was a gift." Rutter goes on to discuss how the challenger banks spotted the gap in the market, executed excellent customer-centric strategies with fantastic technology.  It was a time to... read more
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Winds of change in cross border banking

9th May 2018

Having remained relatively unchanged for many generations, the cross border payments map is being transformed. The forces driving change are coming from all angles, entirely reshaping the landscape, and drawing a new map. New entrants are changing expectations and demand. Large global banks are retreating from their traditional correspondent... read more
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How can international treasury navigate fintech for strategic success?

8th May 2018

Company: EuroFinance
International treasury and fintech – what’s holding us back? In recent years, the biggest financial players with the strong, established corporate relationships have sought to adopt new technologies in the pursuit of better processes to revolutionise business performance. Recently, Barclays has been reported to be discussing opening... read more
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Market tussles over Open Banking

4th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Today's editor's picks looks at the Open Banking picture: how the industry is currently managing the initative, how they are reacting to PSD2's fallout and what provisions they are taking for a future driven by Open Banking.   Barclays PayPal pact goes beyond Open Banking Barclays has announced a new strategic... read more
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Is banking ready for the ageing population boom?

4th May 2018

Company: Auriga
On average the populations of major Western societies are getting older. In the UK, in less than two years, the number of consumers aged 65 or over will rise by over a million and in little over 20 years one in seven people will be over 75 years of age. While this will bring challenges for the economy as a whole, this will be a demographic tidal... read more