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Consumers need Open Banking clarification

6th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Open Banking is a term “far too overused and far too laboured” which has left consumers not knowing what they want or need, according to Matt Perks, head of transformation and Open Banking at Nationwide. Perks was speaking on a panel at Fintech Connect in London this week, and added that for Open Banking to work it needs to provide... read more
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Insurers identifying AI applications “across the value chain”

5th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The insurance market is fully embracing artificial intelligence (AI) in a bid to drive cost efficiencies, according to Craig Beattie, senior analyst at Celent, the research and advisory firm. There are three key factors leading insurers to utilise AI, said Beattie, at FinTech Connect: “An increase in processing power, an increase in data... read more
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Meeting the initial margin challenge - part 1

4th December 2018

Company: Calypso
With the dust still settling on the latest crop of firms to comply with BCBS-IOSCO regulatory initial margin (IM) requirements, the spotlight turns on the much larger number of firms expected to fall in-scope in the remaining two phases: between 30 and 50 firms in Phase 4 (2019) and 750 to 1000 firms in Phase 5 (2020). Aware... read more
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The digital transformation puzzle: no more shying away from technology

3rd December 2018

Company: Feedzai
With banking customers expecting higher quality and faster interactions, customer experience has become the battleground where banks compete to retain existing customers and attract new ones. Many banks are embracing digital transformation (DT) as a strategy on which to build new and advanced customer experiences and better, more compelling... read more
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Firms utilising risk-based approach to deal with Mifid compliance

15th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Many firms have turned to a risk-based approach in assessing compliance capabilities to fall in line with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), and its successor, Mifid II. That’s according to John Byrne, CEO of Corlytics who was speaking this week as part of a webinar on regulatory compliance. Mifid’s first... read more
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Data driven models are key to survival for financial services

30th October 2018

Company: Nuxeo
The problem is that the financial services industry is hobbled by behemoth legacy systems that make transformation difficult. Data is more often than not stored in silos — disparate, disjointed, and disorganised systems. If upgrading these legacy systems or migrating data was easy, digital transformation would have been a no-brainer for... read more
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New data drives new paradigms in the trading revolution

29th October 2018

Traders value information above all else. The difference between success and failure every day can depend on what they see on their screens, and how they sift through the right information at the right time to make the right trade in fast-paced financial markets. Relying only on traditional sources of data is no longer sufficient on the modern... read more
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SFTR report: firms preparing for a "tsunami of data"

16th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
When the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its guidelines to national and regional regulators to encourage greater oversight into financial markets, even they couldn’t foresee the deluge of rules and compliance requirements those regulators would begin to craft. In Europe, the most onerous regimes constructed by the European... read more
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The million-dollar payments question: ‘Request to Pay’ vs the rest of the ‘pays’

8th October 2018

Company: ACI Worldwide
A few weeks ago, I sat on a webinar panel discussing the concept of Request for Pay (RfP) and what the implications will be for the US market when it is made available as part of The Clearing House’s Real-Time Payments (RTP) network. I was joined by my esteemed partners Keith Gray from the Clearing House and George Evers from Vocalink, and at... read more