Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
18th December 2018
The global insurance market has remained more or less untouched by philosophical shifts for decades. Yet thanks to a flurry of recent tech innovations, an influx of investment from venture capitalists and sky-high demand for bigger, better and faster insurance products, the sector is now engulfed in a proverbial evolution.
That evolution... read more
17th December 2018
Since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)’s enactment across the European Union in May, businesses worldwide have had to re-examine their levels of data security.
Have they done enough to prevent breaches? Can they stop their data being compromised? Do the new regulations place them at greater risk? What will happen next?
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14th December 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, so too does the first year of mandated Open Banking - a regulatory initiative to force banks to make customer data available and accessible to third party providers.
But 2018 has also seen a slower uptake rate that "has been less than expected", according to Matt Perks, head of transformation at... read more
13th December 2018
In the ever more open and competitive banking market, customer service is paramount.
Once a bastion of customer service, bank branches are closing in their hundreds as they serve too few customers at too great a cost.
Many challenger banks have opted for the digital only root, championing a technologically excellent and agile banking... read more
10th December 2018
Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain.
“Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s... read more
10th December 2018
Cash forecasts are vital tools for all businesses. Depending on what the corporate objectives of the cash forecast are, they may vary in form, time horizon, and granularity. What unites them, however, is how frustratingly long the process can be if it is run entirely manually.
As a result, increasingly, CFOs and Finance Directors are looking for... read more
5th December 2018
This past year has been a variety of regulations mean banks, traders, brokers, big insurers, asset managers and other market participants restructure their data management systems and completely reassess internal resources.
From the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) to the second payments directive and of course... read more
3rd December 2018
There is no doubt that the financial world is undergoing radical transformation, aided by the plethora of newer and more disruptive technologies. In fact, it’s safe to say that financial services will be virtually unrecognizable in the next 10 years. However, some things remain the same. Banks will always have client, regulatory, operational... read more
3rd December 2018
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
30th November 2018
A recent poll in a bobsguide webinar found that 47.7% of industry professionals do not consider quantum computing a priority with concerns around implementation and premature adoption.
But for panellist, Dr Nikitas Stamatopoulos, vice president of quantitative research analytics at JPMorgan, the results weren’t... read more