Korea to grow fintech sector in a bid to boost flagging financial industry

6th January 2015

Company: bobsguide
The South Korean government plans to boost the country’s weakening financial industry by strengthening the use of information technology in financial services – known as fintech. According to Shin Je-yoon (Chief of Financial Services Commission) the government plans to unveil a policy to encourage the development of financial... read more

Bank of England to shed light on financial crisis

5th January 2015

Company: bobsguide
Minutes detailing the Bank of England’s response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis will be revealed this week. The decision to release the meetings of the Bank of England'd directors between 2007 and 2009 comes after requests from the Treasury select committee for the Bank to become more accountable. Alongside the 2007 to 2009 minutes,... read more

Predictions for 2015

5th January 2015

Company: Invu
1. The big 4 tech trends:  Mobility, Cloud, Big Data, Social If Microsoft are to be believed the megatrends of the moment are Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Social – and to be fair – the signs are there.  While IT departments are still trying to spell BYOD (Bring your own device), the population as a whole is now used to, and... read more

Alternative lending volumes hit record levels during 2014

24th December 2014

Company: bobsguide
According to research from business advisory and accountancy firm Deloitte, alternative non-bank lenders recorded a 109 per cent increase in deals in the UK and Europe during the third quarter of 2014. Deliotte’s Alternative Lender Tracker recorded 73 deals for the quarter which is over double the 35 deals recorded for the same quarter in... read more

Sony cyber security hack could inspire copycats

23rd December 2014

Company: bobsguide
Following news last week that Sony has scrapped the theatrical release of comedy The Interview after threats from cyber hackers drove a number of US Cinema chains to say they would not screen the film, cyber security experts warn that withdrawing the movie could inspire further attacks on other companies.   The Financial Times (FT) reports... read more

American bank supervisors release virtual currency policy

22nd December 2014

Company: bobsguide
The cyptocurrency community received some positive news last week when the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) released their draft policy on state virtual currency. Although the CSBS does not have a direct say in state financial laws it does hold influence on state banks as the only coalition of state bank regulators in the US. The CSBS... read more

Barclay’s chief executive says £500m for forex settlements is not enough

19th December 2014

Company: bobsguide
Barclay’s chief executive, Anthony Jenkins told Sky News earlier this week that the £500m the bank has set aside to settle allegations that they took part in the manipulation of the foreign exchange market will not be enough. According to a BBC report, Jenkins said that he expects future settlements with US authorities to increase... read more

The Twelfth Day of BCBS 239: Happy Holidays!

19th December 2014

G. Sibley is well along in his BCBS 239 journey now. The requirements are challenging, and the project has far-reaching impact on every aspect of his business operations and technology. But, by breaking it out into a series of logical steps he’s found a way to make solid progress. G. Sibley focused first on the Fundamentals: Data... read more

StrategyEye Networking Event: The Future of Wearable Tech

19th December 2014

Will 2015 be the year that wearable tech finally breaks into the mainstream? Will Apple’s smartwatch blow open the market? Could connected shirts and smart glasses take off or will adoption continue to come in fits and bursts? Join us at The Escalator, in East London, on Wednesday 28th January 2015 for the latest networking... read more

Looking back at pensions, platforms and regulation in 2014

19th December 2014

Bravura Solutions reflects on a year of reform and looks forward to 2015. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week didn’t deliver anything as revolutionary as the reforms announced in his March budget, but there were a few early Christmas crackers around ISA rules. After a monumental year, let’s look at some of the... read more