Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights


Creating efficiencies and reducing operational risk with an investment book of record

3rd April 2018

In a recent bobsguide article we discussed the changing role of the buy-side middle office. An increasingly critical middle office function is delivering accurate and timely position data to the front office and ensuring redundancy with outsourced back-office services. This article discusses the operational, regulatory and competitive drivers... read more

The evolution of correspondent banking | Editor’s picks

23rd March 2018

Company: bobsguide
For many years correspondent banking was something of a forgotten element in financial services. The main reason for this was inertia in the market; banks were perfectly content with their correspondent banking relationships and the utility of the SWIFT network, which evolved little for decades. All that has changed in the past decade, and the... read more

Compliance and collaboration: Key data projects for banks in 2018

15th March 2018

Company: DataStax
bobsguide's Dave Beach caught up with data infrastructure architects DataStax to learn more about the challenges and opportunities financial services will face in regards to data in the next 12 months. Martin James, Regional Vice President at DataStax, talks through how the crossover of technologies in other industries might be... read more

The top five ways programming language impacts financial customers

14th March 2018

Company: SS&C
If you are considering licensing and implementing a financial software application, you might not think that the underlying programming language is a key concern in your selection process. In fact, it can have a major impact on your ability to get the maximum value from your investment management software. Languages have their strengths and... read more

How to achieve friction-free digital finance

6th March 2018

Despite their many world-beating qualities and efficiencies, British businesses are still surprisingly poor at a very key business process: making sure they get paid – and pay who they owe. This is happening partly because too many business workflows are even today, still on paper, not being done digitally. Research from Gartner, for... read more

The re-shaping of correspondent banking: Impacts on banking treasury

5th March 2018

Company: TAS Group
Correspondent banking is gathering a lot of attention these days. It is surprising to see so many changes going on considering that until a few years ago it was lying quietly within the bank’s back-office department without receiving pressures from the external world. Many saw this coming, as the current banking market is driven by innovation... read more

Putting the (artificial) intelligence back into banking

2nd March 2018

Company: Infosys Limited
Financial services and technology vendors make for uneasy bedfellows. While tech has formed banking’s bedrock since the Big Bang deregulation of the 1980s, in the last decade financial services (FS) organisations have seen the new “masters of the universe” steadily – almost stealthily – encroach on their patch. ... read more

Why challenger banks are third in line to benefit from PSD2

26th February 2018

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide spoke to Genpact, who lead digital enterprise transformation for a number of Tier One banks in the UK and globally. We spoke to Alex Bray who is asst. vice president of consumer banking at Genpact and is heavily involved in Genpact’s digital transformation services for consumer banking. How are banks reacting to Open Banking? ... read more

IBM Global Head of Blockchain interview: The future of enterprise blockchains in financial services

21st February 2018

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide caught up with Jason Kelley, Head of IBM’s Global Blockchain Services, at London Blockchain Week in January 2018. Jason shares his thoughts on ICO hype, what enterprises can reasonably expect from the ‘network of networks’, and how blockchain will be introduced to the enterprise market. IBM is well known as an... read more

Why the future of banks does not solely rely on bankers

1st February 2018

By Gustavo Burnier, Managing Director UK, Designit To succeed in today’s financial landscape, banks must look at how they can best meet the demands of consumers, while at the same time ensuring they are keeping up with digital transformation. Today’s customers want a banking experience that is easy and seamless across services and... read more