Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

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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
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Pandemic accelerates adoption of contactless payments

3rd July 2020

Company: bobsguide
The spread of the coronavirus and governments’ subsequent reaction has led to a surge in the adoption in contactless payment methods such as card and mobile payments. A report released by global data and insights firm Dynata, surveyed over 11,000 consumers in 11 countries found a universal uptick in the adoption of contactless payments. ... read more
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Volcker Rule change inspires tepid optimism

2nd July 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the US startup community celebrates the recent Volcker Rule reform, some worry the change could impair the banking system as it recovers from recent market volatility.    Sankar Krishnan, executive vice president and industry head, banking and capital markets at Capgemini, is positive about the change, announced on June 25 by the... read more
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US equities to experiment with DLT integration in settlements

29th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
The US equities market may see a combined digital ledger technology (DLT) and legacy settlement solution, as accelerated settlements gain importance.   “Moving towards that T+0 model is really around doing so as an industry and doing so with a way that doesn’t force transformational change on everybody on day one,” said... read more
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App vulnerabilities on the up as banks add new features

26th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
An increase in mobile banking application features may make them more vulnerable to fraud, experts say. According to Nikolay Anisenya, mobile application security research team lead at Positive Technologies, fraud protection is largely out of customers’ control. “As a customer, unfortunately you cannot do much to protect yourself... read more
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JP Morgan MD: Changes brewing in e-commerce

24th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Innovation in the e-commerce and payments sector could slow down due to the global disruption caused by the pandemic, while businesses look to reconsider and raise their online offerings, according to JP Morgan’s Ray McDonnell, managing director and co-head of merchant services in Europe. While McDonnell feels innovation will have... read more
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Q&A: Pay.UK’s chair on the future of retail payments

17th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Before chairing Pay.UK, the UK’s standard setting body for retail payments, Melanie Johnson chaired The UK Cards Association – now part of UK Finance – for eight years. She talked to bobsguide about the UK’s new payment architecture (NPA), reducing fraud and overseeing the country’s payment systems during coronavirus... read more
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Ecommerce during pandemic and why reconciliation matters

15th June 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
As the pandemic spread, so did a joke – across social media: Who drives the digital transformation efforts in your company? CEO CTO CIO COVID-19 It’s funny because it rings true. Businesses around the world saw themselves amid an unprecedented situation as the pandemic hit. Lockdown restrictions and social isolation... read more
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Managing and reducing risk across P2P during crisis

8th June 2020

By David Griffiths, CEO, FISCAL Technologies As the economic impact of the pandemic deepens across the globe, the ability of organisations to procure products and services in a timely, yet safe manner has never been more important. As the pandemic spread across the world, a number of factors impacted global supply and demand, and sadly,... read more