Trading Systems Insights

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Balancing the books: how process mining can turbo-charge internal auditing

11th May 2018

For years, auditors have used interviews and workshops to conduct successful company assessments. As more businesses become digitised, auditors need to blend traditional techniques with a more data-led approach. In the face of higher expectations for accuracy, internal departments need to take note: big data is changing the way organisations... read more
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Beating the bandits with blockchain banking

10th May 2018

In today’s realm of hyper-connectivity, making purchases has never been easier. In the UK, consumers have a huge number of options to choose from, whether that be one-click, contactless, mobile, voice and more – all of which are designed to help streamline the path to purchase, making it easier for consumers to spend money. While... read more
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Anees: Crypto has yet to shake off it’s wild west reputation

8th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Cryptocurrencies may have yet to shake off their ‘Wild West’ reputation,” said Nauman Anees, CEO of ThinkCoin, in a recent statement. His statement follows the release of the trading platform’s survey of 1,000 UK adults that found trust to be the biggest barrier to buying crypto (37%), followed by understanding... read more
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Building a robust PSP business

4th May 2018

Company: Payneteasy
It's no secret that the payment industry has come a long way. From 1997, when Authorize.net started it all by collecting transactions by fax and email, the developments have been extraordinary. Today, we are looking at a rapidly evolving industry, from instant payments, thousands of payment methods, global infrastructure, open API, remote KYC,... 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
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The role of deception in cyber warfare

3rd May 2018

Whether you’re the chief information security officer (CISO) of a large enterprise with offices across the globe or the IT manager of a small enterprise, if you had a big budget, you would spend it on building and maintaining a security operations centre (SOC) to monitor every risk your enterprise might face. You would hire the best security... read more
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Is DevOps right for financial services?

3rd May 2018

Company: Mendix
When faced with strict regulations and procedures, it can be hard to constantly innovate. It’s especially challenging in the financial services industry where we must develop innovative digital software solutions within an environment controlled by tight regulatory requirements, a desire to mitigate risk and a need for ensuring high quality... read more
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How incumbent banks must embrace the challenge of PSD2 and Open Banking

1st May 2018

Company: NETinfo PLC
The introduction of the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) in Europe at the beginning of 2018 was the latest step on the region’s journey towards competitively fair, digital banking. With the introduction of the legislation, incumbent banks are now legally obliged to open their customer data (with that customer’s permission) to... read more
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Regulatory convergence provides opportunity for fintech

30th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
National and regional interests have helped to determine the shape of financial regulations in recent years, but politicians and regulators have acknowledged the need to consider the global nature of markets when constructing them. It could be good news for financial technology providers. Following the financial crisis, G20 leaders convened in... read more
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Addressing liquidity challenges in T+2 securities settlement

27th April 2018

Company: CLS
“What do we need to do to make the settlement time for securities faster?” “How could we quickly finance trades with short settlement cycles?” These are questions that market participants have been asking themselves since the days of T+5 settlement over a decade ago. While the global financial services community is... read more