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Faster payments pushing API ecosystems in the US | On-demand webinar

15th November 2018

Company: ACI Worldwide
Faster payments is gripping the US. PSPs, clearing houses and banks are all in earnest discussion about how best to leverage the emerging faster and real-time payment mechanisms currently being offered by the likes of Venmo, Zelle, The Clearing House (TCH) and technology providers. In a poll recently conducted during a recent bobsguide... read more

Firms utilising risk-based approach to deal with Mifid compliance

15th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Many firms have turned to a risk-based approach in assessing compliance capabilities to fall in line with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), and its successor, Mifid II. That’s according to John Byrne, CEO of Corlytics who was speaking this week as part of a webinar on regulatory compliance. Mifid’s first... read more

ISO 20022: migration journey poses problems for banks

14th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A key theme of this year’s Sibos in Sydney, Australia, ISO 20022 had its own track dedicated to it. The messaging standard has been hailed a “global success” by SWIFT, with ISO 20022 expected to support 80% of high value payments and 89% of the value of transactions worldwide in the next five years (completed by 2026), with the... read more

In an environment of rising rates: cash forecasting accuracy in focus

13th November 2018

Company: CashAnalytics
Last week in the US, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held its November meeting. That meeting didn’t really contain any surprises, and most market participants still expect the next interest rate hike in December. Earlier in the year, the FOMC signalled that four rate rises were likely in 2018. We have had three so far. In... read more

Can blockchain revolutionise accountancy?

9th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Many industries have begun experimenting with blockchain—independent of Bitcoin.  In fact, the World Intellectual Property Organization handed out 406 blockchain patents in the last year alone. And while the fate of cryptocurrency is uncertain, the tech underlying it seems to have some interesting applications (along with some... read more

Canada’s Tangerine utilises customer data to disrupt status quo

8th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
As the impact of GDPR continues to ruffle feathers with the European data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, told Reuters to expect fines “by the end of the year.” While GDPR has profound consequences in Europe, its tremors are also provoking debate across the Atlantic. Justin Trudeau and StatCan were thrust into the data... read more

Monzo API engineer backs Open Banking strategy

8th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
“People are going full Monzo,” said the bank’s founding API engineer, Simon Vans-Colina on the sidelines of Fin42, reacting to the statement that Monzo lacked the edge to become a primary account. “There’s a handy button in the Monzo app that lets you close your old account and bring everything over.” But... read more

CUBE: FI culture obstructing regtech

8th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The single biggest challenge for regtech adoption is reluctance to change culture, says Ben Richmond, founder and CEO of CUBE, the compliance firm. “It comes down to the fundamentals of sponsorship, and senior level leadership to drive transformation programs to look at the 15-20% of operating cost that is currently still on the rise... read more

Retail and investment banks leveraging technology to stay ahead

7th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Technology, competition, and regulation have put pressure on banks to evolve from lumbering giants to nimble financial ninjas. The transformation of investment and retail banks from their bloated pre-financial crisis operations has been fraught with stringent regulation of their activities and challenges from newcomers. In particular, fintechs and... read more

Robotics “just one pillar” of American Express’s treasury automation strategy

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is just one element of American Express’s treasury move to automation, the company’s vice president, payment strategies - global treasury McKay Colton told an audience at an industry conference in Chicago. “Robotics is one pillar of our automation journey,” said Colton, discussing the... read more