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Editor's picks: What now for payments in 2018 post-PSD2?

12th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Editor's note Four little letters bely the huge impact that PSD2 will set on the banking world. It spells a new era in how we perceive data whilst also encouraging (or dragging) the banking industry to fully embrace the brave, new digital world and all its benefits (and pitfalls).  Depending on who you talk to, PSD2 will lead to bank... read more
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What banks can do to stay relevant in the era of open banking and stricter regulations

10th January 2018

Company: Entersekt
Traditional banking as we know it is undergoing some major changes. New compliance requirements, such as the Payment Services Directive version 2 (PSD2) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are handing more power back to the consumer, giving them more control over how and who they transact with and what happens to their... read more
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AI, Big Data, Digitisation, Blockchain: The fintech that will dominate 2018

10th January 2018

Company: DataArt
Global technology consultancy DataArt expects to see a handful of financial technology (fintech) trends that emerged in 2017 to strengthen significantly in 2018. In particular, the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the industry will be exponential for three main reasons; hugely increased opportunities for improved customer centricity;... read more
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Why banks need a single view of customer data to remain competitive

9th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
The siloed nature of traditional banks means they risk falling behind financial technology firms under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), a Feedzai executive has warned.  “We will fairly rapidly see many large technology companies seeking to become financial services brands, just like large retailers have before... read more
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Overcoming technology hurdles in banks

5th January 2018

Company: SwapsTech
Every new day dawns on anachronistic banking systems replete with crippled systems, manual work and a plethora of paperwork and spreadsheets. Weary bankers are saddled with mind-numbing work, having to put up with obsolete systems that are people and paper centric.      Many of these defunct systems are doctored by temporary... read more
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Has the financial services landscape already changed following MiFID II implementation?

4th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
With any and all significant legislation, the industry have voiced their opinions on MiFID II as the deadline came and went. The concerns, challenges and expectations from various industry leaders have been collated below.   Yesterday, January 3, marked the seven year wait for the sequel legislation that builds upon the groundwork... read more
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ING’s blockchain specialist outlines tech’s developments

3rd January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Senior Program Manager of Blockchain at ING, Mariana Gomez de la Villa, spoke to bobsguide about receiving a personal email from Vitalik Buterin in response to her team’s ZKRP contribution to the blockchain ecosystem.  How did you come to be the Senior Program Manager of blockchain at ING? I come from the payments world and never... read more
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Moving beyond experiments to solving payments in capital markets with blockchains

3rd January 2018

Company: Baton Systems
Arjun Jayaram, Founder & CEO, Baton Systems It has been no secret that banks are thoroughly testing blockchain applications and some have even begun to apply the technology to key business ventures. However, while most would agree that innovation is pivotal to global banking’s evolution, the last few years of “blockchain... read more
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Protecting from Ponzi: Tips for detecting shady schemes

3rd January 2018

Since money has existed, there have been people devising ways to defraud others. A Ponzi scheme is one of the oldest forms of fraud, and continues to be rampantly active today. Built on a simple concept, Ponzi schemes are financial crimes that involve an unscrupulous person exploiting individuals by promising them a high return on their... read more
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Why digital transformation must be an organisation's top priority in 2018

2nd January 2018

What the heck is digital? In 2018 digital transformation will become the number one business priority. But what is it? I was actually asked this question on Bloomberg Radio earlier this year, when the host asked me, “what the heck is “digital”? Isn’t this the same as what organisations have already been doing? Well, the... read more