Infrastructure Insights


Treasury managers avoiding blockchain “like the plague”

29th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
It will take four to five years for the treasury management sector to embrace blockchain technology in assisting with calculations of reference rates, according to John Byrne, owner of Salmon Software. “If you ask any corporate treasurer would they use blockchain as an alternative, you would fit their response on the back of a stamp... read more

Starling head of fraud: In-house tech allows us to react more quickly

29th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
The in-house technology employed by Starling Bank gives the digital-only challenger great advantage over their incumbent competition when it comes to reacting to fraud. That’s according to the bank’s head of fraud, Catherine Walpole - who was speaking yesterday on a bobsguide webinar. “All the in-house technology that we can... read more

Industry reacts to Apple Card: “extremely similar to other products”

28th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
“Built on simplicity, transparency and privacy, and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life” reads the opening of the Apple press release unveiling its new credit card. The card, which is supported by Mastercard and Goldman Sachs, will link up with Apple Wallet, allowing near instant set up and go according to the... read more

Regnosys: Isda’s CDM 2.0 to “force the convergence” of DLT interoperability

27th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda)’s latest common domain model (CDM) will force much-needed convergence of distributed ledger technology (DLT) looking to assist in the derivatives market, according to Leo Labeis, co-founder and CEO of Regnosys, the firm responsible for the digital version of the CDM. “You... read more

Technology obsession blinding banks from real cybercrime threat

26th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
An obsession with the latest and greatest cybersecurity technology and a lack of empowerment for chief security officers is holding banks and others in financial services back from tackling the real root of the problem – cybercriminals already infesting their networks. “The security industry is obsessed with technology, but not... read more

GhIPSS CEO: Ghanaian and international payment schemes in a “battle”

25th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
The duopoly of international card schemes are working at odds with Ghana’s own payments plans,  according to Archie Hesse, CEO of the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS). “Since we’ve started our scheme there’s been this battle between ourselves and Visa,” said Hesse, speaking on the... read more

Soc Gen considering new payments pricing system post-Brexit

21st March 2019

Company: bobsguide
Should the UK’s banks reconsider pricing mechanisms as they leave the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Société Générale may follow suit according to the French bank’s deputy head of global transaction banking and payment services, Benoit Desserre. “The UK by leaving the SEPA area will gain full... read more

Isla’s Dale on CSDR: Settlement efficiency needs to step up a notch

20th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
Challenges brought about by the introduction of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) means that settlement efficiency must improve, according to Adrian Dale, the International Securities Lending Association’s (Isla) director of regulatory policy and market practice. “The Isla CSDR working group is mainly focusing on... read more

Interview: Carlos Domingo aims to secure markets

19th March 2019

Company: FinTech Connect
Carlos Domingo is a senior executive, entrepreneur, investor, and currently the CEO and co-founder of Securitize.  Before becoming the CEO of Securitize, Carlos co-founded and launched SPiCE VC, a fully tokenized VC fund. In order to ensure global compliance for SPiCE VC, Carlos and his team created the security token... read more

Case study: BELLIN and Mubea drive automotive market

19th March 2019

For multinational groups, the ability to instantly appraise cash positions has long been a challenge. Selecting the right treasury management system (TMS) can be key to liquidity and the ongoing running of the business. Mubea – the German multinational automotive parts producer – chose BELLIN’s tm5 system in 2014, and according to... read more