Wholesale / Commercial Banking Systems Insights

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Is the Misys, D+H merger the first domino that will set off a fintech “super-merger” trend?

17th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this week it was announced that Vista Equity Partners had struck an agreement to purchase Canadian lending, payments, and financial solutions software supplier D+H for C$4.8bn including debt. The acquisition would have made headlines in its own right, after all billion dollar deals aren’t exactly ten a penny. In a market which has... read more
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Cash management systems: How to select the right provider in 2017

13th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Cash management is the process of collecting, managing and investing cash. Corporate treasurers and business managers who are responsible for overall cash management will often seek cash management software to help improve efficiency and security. Successful cash management involves avoiding insolvency, reducing days in account receivables,... read more
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How banks and fintechs need to adapt to a shrinking global banking landscape

13th March 2017

Company: Saxo Payments
Anders la Cour, Chief Executive, Saxo Payments The global transaction banking industry is experiencing one of the biggest shake-ups it has seen in decades. Non-bank tech disruptors such as Bitcoin and the blockchain, the eastward shift in global economic power, low-interest earnings in developed markets, the emergence of challenger banks, and... read more
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What’s next for Dodd-Frank? The Trump Administration and the potential consequences of unravelling the legislation

13th March 2017

Jake Plenderleith, Editorial Manager, International Compliance Association Dodd-Frank emerged in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, designed to prevent the kind of failures that led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It explicitly looked to address the problem of banks being ‘too big to fail’ and aimed to guarantee... read more
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Trading places: How automation technology is changing the trading floor

6th March 2017

Company: FIS
Bob Santella, Head of Global Trading’, Institutional & Wholesale, FIS The cash equities trading desks at large banking firms were once manned by hoards of staff. But increasingly this is becoming less so. Within this, there is a telling story that highlights the extent to which technology is fundamentally altering the face of trading... read more
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The payments innovation landscape: How India is leapfrogging more developed markets

2nd March 2017

Company: PayU
Laurent Le Moal CEO, PayU Whilst the western world has enjoyed mature banking and payment systems for some time, a new wave of payments innovation is now taking place globally. In fact, some markets traditionally regarded as less mature are now leapfrogging countries with more established infrastructure. Free from the burden of legacy... read more
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The EBA consultation period on probability of default, loss given default, and the treatment of defaulted assets by banks: Key takeaways

2nd March 2017

Company: Prometeia
Lorenzo Bocchi, Director, Prometeia The European Banking Authority (EBA) has just closed the consultation period for its guidelines about probability of default (PD) and loss given default (LGD) estimation, and the treatment of defaulted assets by banks. Prometeia, the global leader in Risk Management software and solutions, has been among the... read more
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Corporate treasury systems: How to select the right provider in 2017

27th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
The role of treasurers has evolved substantially in the past decade or so, and consequently the software underpins treasury management has also needed to develop. Corporate treasury management software is one of the fastest moving areas of fintech, and financial institutions and businesses are keen to upgrade outdated legacy software in order to... read more
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The eight components of a secure trading network

27th February 2017

Company: FIX Flyer LLC
Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid wrote in his Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man: “In every chain of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest”. In the 21st century we understand this to mean that you are only as strong... read more
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Delivering affordable flood risk cover through the intermediated market

23rd February 2017

Company: SSP
Adrian Coupland, Managing Director, SSP The increased prevalence of flooding means it is no longer just a winter issue. Recent data on natural catastrophe losses from Munich Re showed floods accounted for 34% of overall losses last year, while the number of flood events in Europe requiring insurance payouts has more than doubled since 1980. ... read more