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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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How can international treasury navigate fintech for strategic success?

8th May 2018

Company: EuroFinance
International treasury and fintech – what’s holding us back? In recent years, the biggest financial players with the strong, established corporate relationships have sought to adopt new technologies in the pursuit of better processes to revolutionise business performance. Recently, Barclays has been reported to be discussing opening... 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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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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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
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Basel update: Where do we stand?

23rd April 2018

Company: Prometeia
At the end of last year the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) announced the final rules that completed the Basel 3 reforms. Basel 4 - as the latest incarnation has since become known as - was presented at the time by Mario Draghi as “the end of the game”. A key objective of the revisions is to reduce the excessive... read more
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IBM, Barclays, Synswap point to blockchain banking transformation

16th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
Capital and securities markets are among the banking sectors that could most enjoy the benefits of blockchain technology, according to speakers at a bobsguide webinar. Keith Bear, global leader for financial markets at IBM, Dr Lee Braine, blockchain leader at Barclays, and Sophia Grami, CEO and co-founder of Synswap considered the use cases and... read more
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Millennials to drive the future of Islamic finance

11th April 2018

Company: Compass Plus
The Islamic banking and finance industry has been growing at a rapid rate over the last decade – around twice the pace of its conventional counterpart – with the number and geographic reach of these institutions increasing exponentially. The industry’s assets stood at $2trn in 2015 and are expected to top $3.5trn by 2021 according... read more
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Challenger banks step forward

10th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
When Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, told bobsguide “If we do our job right, we’ll make some of the high street banks extinct”, it sounded like a gutsy gauntlet to throw. Similar sentiment can be found with the likes of other challengers in the retail banking sphere: Atom, Starling, Revolut and Metro Bank are all looking to... read more
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How BBVA is leading the Open Innovation revolution

4th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
The big banks are besieged on all fronts by challengers baying for change and pushing for disruption. It leaves the likes of Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Santander with two options: innovate or sink. But fending off agile challengers whilst keeping the massive, cumbersome business-as-usual leviathan going is no easy feat let alone being proactive in... read more