Services Insights


Mobile payments are coming to town – for pop-ups!

15th December 2016

Christmas markets are a welcome opportunity for pop up businesses to sell their wares and grow their network of customers. Consumers are only too eager to seek out these retailers, desperately looking for unique, bespoke and special gifts for loved ones. Much more prone to spontaneous purchases, consumers are spurred on by FOMO - a fear of missing... read more

Will we still be carrying cash in 2025?

8th December 2016

Company: bobsguide
The way we pay has drastically changed over the years. There has been an overall decline in cash payments over the last decade, and experts predict there will be a greater shift towards card payments, pushing the economy towards a cashless society by 2025. Whether we’ll be carrying cash in a decade was a hot topic of conversation at the... read more

The future of treasury

7th December 2016

Company: bobsguide
Here are some insights into what a few treasury management systems providers are predicting for the future. Do you believe that treasury is truly being innovative in 2016? Philip Pettinato, Chief Technology Officer, Reval: Innovation, while really a relative term, generally means coming up with a better way of doing something you do now. In... read more

The challenges financial services have in using the cloud

6th December 2016

Company: Softek
There is no doubt that many industries are embracing the cloud, but financial services organisations are slow to transition and are lagging behind. So, why is this? Simply, financial service firms are concerned about their regulatory compliance, the complexity of functional replacement, security and control. In July of this year, the FCA... read more

Banking on the cloud

30th November 2016

Company: bobsguide
The future of banking is predicated on cloud computing as cost, flexibility, speed and a desire to tap into fintech innovation drive uptake by challengers and established banks.   Cloud computing capacity and services mean that small challenger banks, often using financial technology (fintech) developed by others, can compete with big... read more

The lure of the boutique

29th November 2016

Company: Citisoft
Working for one of the Big Four consulting giants clearly has its strengths, but for senior level exposure and quality of life, a boutique consulting firm can have a lot to offer. The consulting world can be a lucrative but demanding environment. Long hours and big bucks is the general public perception of the industry, but there is perhaps more... read more

Multi-asset portfolio decision support: challenges and solutions

28th November 2016

Jan Hoenisch, Director of Global Partnerships at Charles River Development, moderates a discussion of challenges and opportunities facing buy-side firms managing institutional multi-asset portfolios. Panelists Dan diBartolomeo, President and Founder of Northfield Information Services; Patrick Kirchner, Managing Consultant of Citisoft; and Lee Garf,... read more

Taking the first steps in fraud prevention

22nd November 2016

Company: SSP
Judging by the latest figures from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), it seems that ghosts are for life rather than just Halloween – or at least ghost brokers are. Since the department was established in 2012, it has carried out 86 investigations into ghost brokers, with a total value in excess of... read more

Agility and collaboration: the key to success

21st November 2016

“The customer is king”: not a new phrase. But a phrase that probably resonates more than ever in the banking and payments sector as traditional boundaries are broken down and there is almost a free-for-all when it comes to competing for customers.    Undoubtedly the digital world has been at the heart of the changes seen in... read more

Harnessing the power of big data to bring innovative solutions to financial services institutions

17th November 2016

In the financial services industry, data has always been “big”. Information derived from data is the fuel that drives the engines of global capital markets. Behind every trading decision – to buy, sell, or hold – is an analysis, whether based on a company’s fundamentals, its past market performance, or a trader’s... read more