Infrastructure Insights


Accessibility emerges as a commercial differentiator

2nd September 2020

Company: Onfido
The global pandemic and lockdowns have compounded awareness of how technology enables consumers to stay connected to goods and services in a digital age. And companies are responding – according to a June study by IFS, 70 percent of firms globally are increasing or at least maintaining their digital transformation spend following the... read more

UK’s new settlement system to support DLT

3rd August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England’s (BoE’s) new Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be compatible with distributed ledger technologies (DLT), says BoE’s executive director for banking, payments and innovation Victoria Cleland. “It was decided a while ago in the program that we didn’t want to use DLT to build the new... read more

Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

3rd August 2020

Company: GBST
Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key metric of efficiency in our industry is cost per trade – but how much are firms actively controlling it? A recent industry survey showed that 81 percent of brokers and banks think it is... read more

Traders keep eye on Libor transition

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Derivatives traders are on track to adopt new benchmark fallbacks ahead of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition, with the pandemic bearing little impact on preparations. “We have personally not seen any slowdown because of coronavirus from our clients, whether it’s on the fallbacks per se or even other solutions they... read more

Survey: Capital markets participants evaluate cloud services

28th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Take the survey here.  As capital markets continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, firms face a crossroads in the development of their core tech infrastructure. Once cautious of the cloud, organisations are now flocking to cloud solutions amidst the promise of heightened security and lowered operational costs. But challenges... read more

How is treasury transforming during the pandemic?

23rd July 2020

Company: Profile Software
Amid the pandemic, the expanding role of the treasury function and the accelerated pace of innovation and technology, treasury officers are facing a new reality. This new landscape is urging them to reassess their risks and enhance their visibility getting prepared for multiple scenarios ensuring business continuity. It is therefore obvious that in... read more

The webpage archiving blind spot that could cost City firms millions

22nd July 2020

As reported by The Times earlier this month, many City firms have made substantial investments to install trading systems and recorded telephone lines in the homes of their traders during lockdown, all to meet compliance requirements. But there is often a huge blind spot in many financial services  companies that could cost them millions in... read more

Criminals of cyberspace: live by the sword, die by the sword

17th July 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
Confinement measures have led businesses and individuals to turn to online systems – and developed a whole new green field for criminal activities. As banks had to re-think and re-organise a great part of their processes with fewer human resources, monitoring suspicious transactions now tends to come as a second priority. This challenge... read more

People increasingly look to digital P2P platforms to enable social distancing

7th July 2020

Company: MasterCard
It might feel like a lifetime ago, but think back to the last time you visited a restaurant with friends. How did you split the bill? Multiple cards and scribbled math to calculate how much everyone owed? Was it a mix of some paying cash and others using cards? Did you have to sit and wait for change? Even before the pandemic, many people had... read more

Debate emerges over cloud concentration risk

18th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Questions remain over concentration risk amongst cloud providers, following a recent European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) consultation on cloud outsourcing guidelines. “I think bringing in some of these guidelines will make people understand and think about: ‘I need to make sure that one provider is secure, and if the... read more