Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

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In pursuit of trade processing perfection

20th March 2020

Reference data has been on a journey for many years. A decade ago, in the reconciliation-based world of post-trade, tolerated levels of inaccuracy were high single digit percentages and in some cases beyond. The financial crisis highlighted just how risk sensitive reference data had become in trading operations, internally and between... read more
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Treasurers look to extend analytics capabilities

20th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
During these unprecedented times, corporate treasurers must deal with a difficult and uncertain new normal. Drawing relevance of data analytics to the treasury function, Börries Többens – senior manager, finance advisory, KPMG writes: “Analytics serves to derive specific measures/decisions from findings and is upstream from... read more
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Q&A: Real-time treasury for banks to shake up operations

13th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
While explaining the business application of real-time, Harshit Jain, Head of Transaction Banking & Digitisation at Nucleus Software, said that: "Consumers and business customers are becoming more impatient and more demanding. They want what they want when they want it. And if they don’t get it from you they will go to your... read more
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2020 to be a milestone year for banks

5th March 2020

Company: Profile Software
This year, technology will continue to be the main driver of disruption in the banking industry through the evolution of machine learning (ML), blockchain, quantum computing etc. as digital transformation is evolving the way banking is done, according to Deloitte’s study 2020 banking and capital markets outlook. Most banks still do not... read more
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How AI can bring new insight to private equity deals

26th February 2020

At a time when deals are more competitive than ever and asset prices are soaring, private equity (PE) firms need to do everything they can to avoid deals turning sour. Yet in recent months we have seen prime examples of how ignoring the web of a target company’s extended network can cause problems. Here, we’ll look at some examples of... read more
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What is the future of banking technology for 2020?

3rd February 2020

Company: Auriga
Just like the previous year, Auriga kick-starts the new year with a list of 2020 trends, which we anticipate will define the banking sector in the upcoming 12 months. 1. Bank branches remain a necessity Bank branches nationwide may be reducing in numbers due to their expensive running costs; however, it will remain a traditional and vital... read more
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MRRA: The devil's in the detail

22nd January 2020

Company: bobsguide
There is a disconnect between associations and market participants over the use of a Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement (MRRA) for European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) and Securities Financing Transactions Regulations (SFTR) reporting. Some say the standard format of contract will make agreements easier. Others suggest the... read more
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Alternative lending solutions to solve declining small business loans

22nd January 2020

Small business loans and overdraft facilities provided by big banks are on the decline according to recent figures published by UK Finance. The report, dated January 17, shows that while London lending fell by less than three percent between September 2014 and September 2019, in the North West the decrease neared 16 percent. According to Rob... read more
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Q&A: SAS’ Naeem Siddiqi on ML for credit scoring

20th January 2020

Company: bobsguide
With banks under pressure to increase profit margins, more are turning to machine learning (ML) to make a significant difference in their middle and back offices. One such area that is gaining greater attention from both the market and regulators is the use of ML and alternative data for credit underwriting. On December 19 the Bank of... read more