Infrastructure Insights


The #Lockdown3 challenge - how banks can help struggling retailers in 2021

12th January 2021

2020 was a year all of us are probably keen to forget. From an economic and business standpoint, the two extended periods of ‘lockdown’ delivered an unprecedented body blow across all commercial sectors. Hospitality and travel experienced an existential crisis, along with large swathes of retail suffering the most dramatic economic... read more

What technologies should insurers bet on in 2021?

11th January 2021

Company: Comarch Finance
This is not a regular time - and, as Robert Frost said, "the best way out is always through”. Even now, insurers are following the path of technological progress, trying to keep up with the market. Many actions have already been taken, key trends are being implemented by the industry, so will 2021 bring about significant changes? Or can... read more

Risk mitigation in global trade depends on digitisation

17th December 2020

Company: Bolero
Banks have struggled this year with increased fraud, the uncertain outcome of Brexit, pandemic dislocations as well as the long term trade frictions with China. This has pushed risk mitigation very high up on the agenda especially when it comes to cross-border trade transactions. Even before the coronavirus struck, a handful of well-known banks... read more

Remote F&A teams embrace automation of account certification at year-end close

16th December 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, except for the accounting community struggling with the year-end close. Most of the stress and frustration around closing the books is generated by unfit tools and the organisation of the process. Managing period-end close in accounting has several distinct challenges every F&A... read more

How to succeed in moving risk software in the cloud

14th December 2020

Company: CompatibL
The emerging cloud technologies offer numerous benefits over traditional on-premises deployments. While the rate of cloud adoption in the financial industry was initially slow, banks and asset managers are now embracing cloud technologies and moving their enterprise application to the cloud. This article details the experience of one vendor,... read more

Salesforce catching up with Slack deal

8th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Salesforce’s decision to acquire Slack for $27.7bn can be read as an attempt to try to gain ground on competitors, according to Graham Norton-Standen, executive chairman at High Impact Office, a tech consultancy. “Salesforce has sat back on its laurels, just as it did with classic for many years… Salesforce has left itself in... read more

Buyers' brief: The future of bank treasury tech is AI

7th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Long the bastion of cash and liquidity management, bank treasury teams do far more than position-keeping. Real-time risk management, operations, payments, and financial risk management are rolled into the business function. Over the past few years, market-leading software has become key to overseeing the risk and reward of each process, and so... read more

The complexities of creating fintech and how to overcome them

4th December 2020

It’s been a hugely challenging year for the banking sector. Companies have had to think on their feet and, in most cases, quickly leverage new technology to ensure they are able to continue offering their products and services. One of the biggest changes to come from the coronavirus pandemic is the effect it’s had on consumers’... read more

What does 2021 hold for digital financial services?

1st December 2020

Company: iProov
1. More financial regulators will authorise onboarding via automated biometrics Within the next 12 months, banking regulators in global territories – including Europe and the Far East – will authorise the use of automated biometrics instead of video calling for remote Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. Just as in 2019, when a... read more

Upcoming CME closures pressure unprepared firms

13th November 2020

Company: bobsguide
Firms are running out of time to switch reporting platforms and trade repositories (TR) as the closure date for CME Group’s NEX/Abide looms. “Certainly there is no extension past November 30 for the NEX Abide Regulatory reporting and trade repository and firms should have migrated by now,” said Philip Flood, chief commercial... read more