Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights


Treasurers’ priorities today will shape the banks of tomorrow

11th December 2019

Company: Finastra
The IDC Global Corporate Treasury Survey 2019 conducted by IDC in partnership with Finastra provides a unique snapshot of corporate treasurers’ current and future priorities. Looking across the findings, one of the most striking is that 47 percent of the respondents can see opportunities for banks to enhance their offerings and deliver... read more

How AI can combat the growing menace of trade-based money laundering

9th December 2019

Company: Pelican
The menace of trade-based money laundering (TBML) is an increasing, yet often under-reported, financial and reputational risk to banks and a growing concern to governments and regulators. Transnational crime is worth up to $2.2trn each year and much of it is facilitated by various forms of trade-based money laundering. A PWC report stated that... read more

Cash management for multinationals and global banks

9th December 2019

Managing cash across multiple banks usually involves numerous tokens to access proprietary and isolated bank portals, or for the more complex treasury operation, different file or SWIFT based links to each bank. As a consequence, information is not always consolidated for ease of reporting and intuitive cash management. Lengthy waits for... read more

People moves: Concirrus, Paragon, CMC and more

29th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
CMC Markets Appoints Marshall as CFO UK-headquartered derivatives dealer CMC Markets has appointed Euan Marshall as its chief financial officer and as a member of its board of directors, effective November 1. Previously, Marshall served as head of finance and has been the interim CFO since June. He succeeds Grant Foley, who... read more

Tackling Vietnam’s online fraud rates

28th November 2019

Asia Pacific is a vast region, housing a wide range of markets that vary greatly in terms of both size and economic maturity. However, despite the huge differences apparent in the region, there are some trends that have reached all countries. While still a predominantly cash-based region, a younger demographic, an increase in disposable income, and... read more

Why financials are under pressure to secure email identity

26th November 2019

A local independent mortgage broker has run into trouble. A loan payment that was expected to go into a client’s account has not materialised. After contacting the lender to find out what has happened it transpires that it received an email purporting to be from the broker asking for deposit account details to be changed. The broker feels... read more

FX in payments: Keeping up with the rapid pace of globalisation

26th November 2019

When it comes to commerce, the world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. Businesses of all stripes are looking to expand globally and at a pace not seen before. The growth of multinational organisations, particularly in the shared and gig economies, has introduced the need to make and receive payments in a multitude of currencies – all... read more

Buyers’ brief: Banks innovate with corporate venture capital

13th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
A relatively new development is the recent growth in corporate venture capital (CVC) spending. Corporates interest in start-ups and, consequently, their involvement in both early and later-stage deals continues to rise. According to data from Pitchbook, CVC in the US accounted for $71bn of the total $135bn in overall venture capital investment... read more

Identity intelligence and biometrics key to fraud prevention

6th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
Utilising digital identity intelligence and behavioural biometrics on top of a multilayer approach to detecting and preventing fraud could be crucial for retailers moving online, according to Kimberly Sutherland, vice president of fraud and identity management strategy at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “When companies use a... read more