Services Insights


Enterprise cloud strategy: When it’s time to move from on demand to dedicated cloud 

3rd October 2018

On demand clouds have created new business models and changed companies' IT strategies. For many applications and workloads there are alternatives which better suit the individual "use cases".   Every few months, a study is published that examines to what extent the cloud will change enterprise IT in the... read more

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

World's first cross-border, open-architecture platform to improve financial inclusion

26th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regulatory sandboxes have gained a phenomenal amount of traction in recent years as a dynamic staging ground fintechs can use to collaborate with government agencies and develop new technologies they wish to bring to market. From the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Bank of Thailand, to the Reserve Bank of India and even the US... read more

Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS): How rethinking finance is revolutionising banking

25th September 2018

Company: Fidor
In banking today, we’re seeing a seismic shift - big banks and tech players are moving their approach from products to services. Doing so offers more flexibility, faster go-to-market agility, and a better consumer experience. “As-a-service” as we know it has already revolutionised software, platforms, transportation,... read more

Treasurers make their mark on software decisions

13th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Downside protection from interest rates and foreign exchange used to be the core focus of treasury departments, but they have increased their presence at the corporate bargaining table – they too, are profit centres. The demands of corporate treasury have now intensified with the digitisation of reporting tools, forecasting and risk analysis.... read more

No place for lookalike sites as insurtech drives market

29th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
The fragmentation of traditional insurance markets and concerns around the profitability of underwriting has led insurance providers and online comparison sites to look more to insurtech propositions. Over recent years, firms that have attempted to replicate the success of insurance comparison sites without providing enough differentiation have... read more

“We are not a bank”: the lessons new banks take from tech giants

29th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Techfin might be a more appropriate name for the rise of challengers in the UK’s financial services. “This isn’t banking as you know it” immediately greets the eye on Monzo’s website. Elsewhere, bud, the aggregator app, went so far as to claim not to be a fintech at all: “We're not a bank. We are a tech... read more

Market-leading cloud management platforms

2nd August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Cloud management platforms are technologies that are used to monitor and operate applications, services and data, which are situated on the cloud. In order to select the most effective cloud management software, one needs to pay close attention to a number of features: multiple cloud management (allows application to operate on multiple... read more

Getting smart with Robotic Process Automation

31st July 2018

Contracts, compliance, policies, bookkeeping - financial services has always been a sector burdened by administration and paperwork. Even as the industry has moved from recording everything on paper to digital systems and face-to-face service to contact centres and online, the fundamentals have remained the same. It might nowadays be via the... read more

Survey: digital transformation and the bank–corporate relationship

23rd July 2018

Company: bobsguide
The banking industry is dramatically changing. The rules are being rewritten. For the 6th year running, CGI and bobsguide's sister publication The Global Treasurer are hosting the annual Transaction Banking Services survey. This survey provides a critical look at the state of the industry and examines the bank-to-corporate... read more