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bobsguide Software Rankings 2018 winners announced!

11th December 2018

We asked market participants to vote for their top fintech software providers for the year, and they obliged: the bobsguide 2018 Software Rankings voting system was inundated with votes from firms employing financial software solutions and now, we’re very pleased to announce those organisations that have really impressed their customers...
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45-year old securities lending the “last bastion of oldtech”

10th December 2018

Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain. “Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s...
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Barclays’ Rodrigues: we’re the UK’s biggest fintech

7th December 2018

The banking industry has been “digital for decades” and the race for innovation isn’t just about getting “the best possible app”, said Ruchir Rodrigues, managing director for digital and open banking at Barclays, at Fintech Connect in London this week. Speaking in a keynote session, Rodrigues that digital change was...
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Contino’s Fregosi: No “winning solution” for cloud migration

7th December 2018

Without a unique solution migrating old legacy code workflows to the cloud remains a challenge, according to Frederico Fregosi, principal technical consultant for Contino, and former lead site reliability engineer for development operations at Curve. “Most of the code is legacy code. Most of the code has already been written, this means...
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Consumers need Open Banking clarification

6th December 2018

Open Banking is a term “far too overused and far too laboured” which has left consumers not knowing what they want or need, according to Matt Perks, head of transformation and Open Banking at Nationwide. Perks was speaking on a panel at Fintech Connect in London this week, and added that for Open Banking to work it needs to provide...
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Swiss Re: DLT nowhere near interoperability

6th December 2018

Interoperability of cross industry distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) may be the next logical step forward, but it is far from being realised, according to Jags Rao, director of DLT at Swiss Re. “We are not there yet, we are not even near. But, that is an opportunity where the tech industry can make progress,” said Rao at...
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Tandem COO: Challenger race “a marathon not a sprint”

6th December 2018

Speaking at FinTech Connect this week, Nick Bennett, chief operating officer of Tandem, said the bank is well poised to win the challenger race, with others focused on restrictive business models. “This is more of a marathon than a sprint. Monzo have done a 100m dash, but over a longer race Tandem will start edging out. ...
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Nationwide head of transformation: “We’re taking our time with Open Banking”

6th December 2018

“Most people who are working on the Open Banking initiative would agree that the collective uptake rate has been less than expected,” said Matt Perks, head of transformation at Nationwide, during a presentation at Fintech Connect outlining the building society’s approach to Open Banking. Open Banking continues to dominate the...
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“Omnishamble” banks fuelling digital challenger success

5th December 2018

“The big banks lacked focus on getting a full and seamless customer experience right,” said Andrew Stevens, financial services specialist at Quadient, the customer experience platform on a panel at FinTech Connect. “The lack of focus on customer experience has enabled the rise of digital challenger banks,” said Stevens,...
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Role models must lead the way to bridge fintech gender gap

5th December 2018

The fintech community needs to have more female role models if it is to redress its diversity issues and inspire young women to attempt a career in technology, according to a panel at Fintech Connect in London this week. The 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist revealed that 30% of the UK’s fintech workplace was female. The same study reported...