Industry Advocates Insights


John Glen MP: "Rapid" evolution of cash alternatives needed

3rd October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Innovation in alternatives to cash must become a priority, according to John Glen, economic secretary to the UK government's treasury. “I completely embrace the opportunities that exist in other [payment] sources. I am not trying to hold onto cash, what I am trying to do is to say that the recognition that we feel in government,... read more

London Lord Mayor: Emerging markets threaten UK’s fintech status

3rd October 2019

Company: bobsguide
The UK must drive innovation to remain a key fintech hub as emerging markets scale rapidly, according to Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London. “We’ve talked about the sheer strength of fintech here in the UK and it is a mark of quality and it’s regarded for that quality around the world. But if you look at scale,... read more

Google’s Breslow: Very little actual financial crime is being detected

25th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
A large portion of financial crime is going undetected due to data problems causing high levels of false positive rates in financial institutions’ fraud detection systems, according to Stuart Breslow, managing director of technology and policy at Google. “The error rate was very gently put as significant,” said Berslow on a... read more

Deutsche Bank’s Sewing: EU tech investment crucial to combat slowdown

25th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Europe's stuttering markets must do more to attract investment in technology according to Christian Sewing, chief executive officer at Deutsche Bank. “We simply aren’t that interesting anymore for many investors in companies,” said Sewing at the Sibos conference in London this week. “We must be alert that... read more

Case study: How Nishkama Capital grew its operation with Eze Eclipse

13th August 2019

Nishkama Capital, a long/short equity fund based in the US, became one of the first adopters of Eze Eclipse, SS&C Eze’s born-in-the-cloud investment management solution, in 2017. Thanks to the platform’s adaptability and continued support from the Eclipse team, Nishkama’s operation was able to get up and running quickly, and... read more

Fintech glossary of terms

26th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Accelerators A venture or scheme that promotes and aids the rapid growth of selected new small businesses. Acquirer A company that buys the rights to another company or business relationship. Acquirers are also financial institutions which buy rights to a merchant account which allows them to service and manage the merchant’s... read more

Report: Fintech gender diversity and the unshifting pay chasm

21st May 2019

Company: bobsguide
Over the past few years industries and governments have prioritized diversity and rectifying gender-related pay disparities, but a recent bobsguide survey suggests much is to be done within the fintech sector. The survey – carried out in March this year - revealed perceptions among participants of a gap in the ratio of males to females in... read more

Bobsguide Awards 2019 countdown on

25th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
Time is running out to submit entries for the 2019 bobsguide Partnership Awards. With the deadline for submissions just five weeks away, nominations are building up, and the judging team is encouraging market participants to file entries soon to avoid disappointment in what is shaping up to be a hotly contested competition. The awards are... read more

"Investors will forgive" Metro Bank

12th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
Metro bank’s full year results were hotly anticipated by investors and the industry alike following early scares brought on by an accounting error. The results, published on February 26, came nearly a month after the challenger’s share price plummeted by as much as 40%. The results confirmed reports of a miscategorisation of the... read more