Industry Advocates Insights


Post-Panama: Why your AEOI frameworks must now be automated, auditable and adaptable

6th May 2016

Company: AutoRek
Hot off the heels of the Panamanian documents leak, 5 EU countries announced last month that they have agreed to exchange beneficial ownership information. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK will now automatically exchange information on the ultimate beneficial owners of companies and trusts. These 5 EU countries are now pushing the... read more

We’re Still Going To Bank Like It’s 1999

28th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
The process of finding out why so many technology outages occur in banking IT systems is not rocket science - it happens because 30 year old legacy systems are used alongside multiple applications and changes have not been made in order to adapt to the evolving environment around these traditional players. bobsguide went to a panel discussion on... read more

Video: Unmissable Moments From This Year's Fintech Innovation Awards

26th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
The city of London has never looked sexier - Julia Streets said at this year’s Fintech Innovation Awards where hundreds of financial professionals gathered at The Brewery to celebrate the boldest and brightest fintech businesses out there. As customers are increasingly demanding innovative products, fintech is an industry that is set... read more

What happens when a unicorn dies?

25th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
Powa Technologies, former British unicorn, collapsed into administration at the start of this year and now PowaPOS, the last remaining business of three has been bought by Supercom, the Nasdaq listed Israeli technology firm. We always seem to hear more and more about how fintech startups are breaking boundaries and are achieving the unattainable,... read more

The Globalisation of Fintech

13th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
The key issue of financial inclusion was addressed by Innovate Finance’s Global Summit and industry experts explored how financial technology can have a social impact by placing those that are unbanked onto applications that can help them to manage money. An estimated 2 million people in the UK are financially excluded and this is where... read more

How Fine-Tuning The Payments Lifecycle Can Deliver Big Impact

8th April 2016

Customers now have better and easier ways to interact with their financial providers. Consumer demand is fuelling the speed of change in payment technologies, bringing with it significant challenges to retail financial institutions. Expenditure in all areas of banking technology in Europe is expected to grow sizeably in the next 18 months. New... read more

5 Payments Industry Experts Predict The Future

7th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
At Money2020 Europe, there are a lot of discussions around being a cashless society and whether or not this is achievable. However, because movements towards this direction have not been made on a significant level, it questions whether fintechs and banks are successfully pushing the boundaries of technology. Read our Payments R(E)volution... read more

Payments (R)Evolution - Fintech Investment Frenzy Continues

6th April 2016

bobsguide are proud to present Payments (R)evolution, a special edition magazine available for download HERE. Featuring exclusive content and in-depth conversations with Europe’s most exciting fintech innovators, Payments (R)evolution is an astute examination of an industry in the midst of an incredible... read more

Banking Innovation: Is There a Future In Coopetition With Fintech?

6th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
Will banks remain finance leaders? Do traditional lenders perceive fintech to be a fad? Should banks and fintech startups work together and create an ecosystem where coopetition is where the future lies? Speakers at the second day at Money2020 in Copenhagen attempted to answer these questions. Read our Payments R(E)volution... read more

Western Union Business Solutions to sponsor FinTech Innovation Awards

5th April 2016

Company: bobsguide
Western Union Business Solutions has been confirmed as the drinks reception sponsor at the FinTech Innovation Awards, the annual celebration of the most innovative financial technology projects and pioneers. Western Union Business Solutions is a market leader in international payments, making them an ideal partner for the FIAs. Their innovative... read more