Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights
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
23rd March 2018
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
15th March 2018
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
14th March 2018
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
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
5th March 2018
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
2nd March 2018
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.
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26th February 2018
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?
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21st February 2018
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
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