Global Payments & Transfers Insights


OTP vulnerability raises SCA questions

22nd February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Market participants warn that a known vulnerability in telco operations could prove problematic for banks using one-time passwords (OTP) to authenticate transactions, once PSD2’s SCA deadline rolls around in September. Earlier this month, Metro Bank was hit by fraudsters exploiting the vulnerability - the SS7 protocol - in the telco... read more

Starling adds major new clients, ups investment pull

13th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Starling Bank’s Julian Sawyer, chief operating officer has announced that three new clients have signed up to its banking services. The three new sign ups are PelicanPay (of Pelican Group), which provides compliance solutions, Telleroo, bulk payment processors, and Vitesse, the international payments provider and insurance pay-out. ... read more

Poor AML KYC leads to remediation projects on both sides of the Atlantic

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Inadequate onboarding procedures have led to incomplete know your customer (KYC) compliance, and resulted in ongoing remediation projects to deal with the back log of accounts, according to Phil Masterson, senior vice president and managing director of SEI’s Investment Manager Services division. “We are aware of several remediation... read more

Europe sets out fintech stall to face economic headwinds

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Company leverage hit a ten-year high in January, with 48% of fund managers who took part in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s market survey believing balance sheets are overleveraged. Normally bullish wealth managers remind investors that doing nothing can often be an effective strategy. At the beginning of February, the US Federal Reserve... read more

SWIFT community boosted by gpi & R3 future | webinar

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Cost-efficiency and an exciting roadmap - including the Corda R3 tie up - have galvanised the gpi community, a bobsguide poll conducted during a webinar this week, demonstrates. ‘A key solution to modern day payments’ was the primary priority for the webinar audience During the webinar, Damien Godderis, head of payment... read more

Insurance: the new payments opportunity

4th February 2019

Company: Banking Circle
In recent years, just like businesses in almost any other industry, insurance companies have been focusing on improving the customer journey. They are increasingly adopting automated systems which help to streamline their service, offering policyholders an efficient, easily navigated and hassle-free journey from point of quote to purchase, to claim... read more

Report: Europe running out of time to conclude CCP negotiations

28th January 2019

Company: bobsguide
Trilogue negotiations began last week to discuss EU supervision of the continent's central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) and third-country CCPs. However, with European Parliament (EP) elections fast approaching, a spokesperson close to the negotiations says that there is considerable pressure to bring the discussions to a... read more

Payments world braced for change

28th January 2019

Company: bobsguide
The global payments landscape is changing. Digital transformation, new collaborative approaches between banks, fintechs and payments providers, and a changing regulatory environment are just some of the overarching themes impacting the sector. In association with Western Union Business Solutions, bobsguide is researching and producing the... read more

UK challenger aims to simplify overdrafts

25th January 2019

Company: bobsguide
A spokesperson for challenger bank N26 believes that “traditional banks have historically charged hidden fees and higher rates”, unfairly affecting customers who may have “unknowingly or accidentally used the overdraft function”. In December, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Andre Bailey announced... read more