Services Insights


The top five fintech trends that will affect the loan industry in 2017

8th February 2017

Company: EQ Global
2016 was a busy year for the UK lending industry. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) continued to tighten regulation, while consumer credit grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crash. As we start a new year, Sarah Jackson, Director, Equiniti Pancredit, looks ahead at the trends and technologies that will shape the lending... read more

Best-of-breed regtech in the client lifecycle management space

6th February 2017

Ben Marsh - CEO, iMeta Until a few years ago, the system architecture diagrams of most financial services firms would have shown a single system (possibly only a database) proudly labelled “CDB”; a widely adopted acronym for “Client Database”. Surrounding this often ignored orphan data-set existed a loose arrangement... read more

Factors the financial sector needs to consider when outsourcing IT applications

3rd February 2017

Company: NCC Group Plc
Daniel Liptrott, Managing Director at NCC Group Many organisations use business-critical cloud hosted applications to carry out day-to-day operations, but some may not be aware of the potential consequences of losing access to this software. Organisations that outsource these applications must ensure that access to the information held is... read more

The top five ways that AI is transforming banking

1st February 2017

Company: Infosys Limited
Mohit Joshi, President & Head of Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) at Infosys There was a time when every neighbourhood bank in North America and Europe was acquired by or merged with a larger institution. By 2000, global mega-banks offered fewer choices to consumers looking for competitive interest rates and other services.... read more

The future of fiduciary responsibility

31st January 2017

Company: FactSet
Fran Reed, Global Regulatory Strategy, FactSet  In early 2015, the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisors reported that high investment commission fees lead to conflicted investment advice which cost investors an estimated $17 billion a year.   With a broad surge in Google searches, investors previously unaware of... read more

“India’s cash crisis is a short term pain for a long term gain”: Interview with Amit Dua, Executive VP of SunTec

30th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
Amit Dua has stocked up a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. He’s been at the core of the market for 25 years, working on a myriad of projects, and has a proven track record of opening new markets and growing existing ones. We spoke to the recently-appointed executive vice president of SunTec on his views on digital... read more

Client reporting solutions: How to do more with less

26th January 2017

Company: Opus Nebula
Investment firms face ongoing pressures on their client reporting functions and are having to look for ways to do more with less. We believe the client reporting industry is entering a third phase in its evolution and one that can help firms to meet these challenges head on. Doing more with less in client reporting A key challenge for... read more

London Blockchain Expo Day 2: HSBC, RBS blockchain specialists weigh in on the future of blockchain in banking

26th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
Developments in blockchain and how it can be implemented into different markets and industries was the primary focus of Day Two at the London Blockchain Expo. The main focus of the key note discussions and panels centred on securing blockchain applications, building partnerships to help grow financial services, and what the future holds for... read more

PSD2 on the horizon: Three impacts on international payments in 2017

25th January 2017

Company: EQ Global
The revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) doesn't actually come into effect until 1st January 2018, but I'm sure that the preparations for this momentous change are sure to be the big story of 2017. Created by the European Commission, PSD2 is intended to break the banks' monopoly on their customers' information, enabling... read more

Blockchain Expo Day 1: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

24th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
'Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace' was moderated by David Peyronnin, Head of Blockchain Services at Mthree Consulting. The three speakers were Jean-Marc Bonnefous, Managing partner at Tellurian Capital, Eddy Travia, Pioneer Blockchain Investor & CEO, Coincillium and Jamie Burke, CEO of... read more