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Interview: FICO explains the importance of big data analytics

17th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Big data analytics is being used by financial institutions to make sense of large amounts of data, improve predictions and support decision making. In a time when banks are trying to become more customer-centric and use their customer data to offer specialised services, FICO provides analytics software and services to help financial services... read more
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Commercial Bank of Dubai enables customers to make transactions through Facebook

16th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
The Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has launched a Facebook initiatve which enables UAE residents to make bank transactions from their Facebook page. This move makes CBD one of the few banks across the world to allow users to manage their bank accounts through their Facebook accounts. CBD online banking customers with a Facebook account can now... read more
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Africa: the golden digital currency opportunity?

16th October 2014

Transport and technology limitations in sub-Saharan Africa has led to 80% of the population being considered ‘unbanked’. Much has been made of African consumers and businesses’ openness to innovation, illustrated by the expanding footprint of mobile money. Despite 80% of the Africans have access to mobile phones or other online... read more
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Do financial firms need to retain call recordings until the end of time?

15th October 2014

With regulators across different markets demanding longer retention periods for call recordings and internal pressures to upgrade existing call recording systems, how can financial firms best keep on top of their call recording estate? Call recording retention periods There is a distinct lack of clarity on retention periods for call... read more
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Say Flash Boys again, I dare you, I double dare you…

14th October 2014

It’s now approximately 6 months since the release of that already infamous book. I’m not too sure that Mr Tarantino would have classed it as pulp fiction but it certainly raised a few eyebrows in the industry and caused a huge amount of debate. Although the furore has died down somewhat, it has left the market in a slight state of flux... read more
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Interview: Verizon develops new QR code for simpler and stronger online protection

13th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Security is the backbone of the financial services industry. In a time when consumers are demanding a more secure and seamless online experience, Verizon has developed a new QR code login which provides website visitors with quick and secure access. The QR code login allows users to quickly scan a QR code on a participating website with their... read more
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Telecoms and banks – married for better or worse?

10th October 2014

Company: Comarch Finance
Mobile revolution and evolution of business models pushed a growing number of telecom operators to sign agreements with banks to create integrated services for mobile users. It is possible that in the near future telecoms will become individual banks or even completely replace banks in the long term. Strategic alliances between telecoms and... read more
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Speakers at IP EXPO Europe call for greater data privacy and predict the age of intelligence by 2020

9th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for greater for privacy on the web and for people to become the legal owners of their data in order to control when and how it is used.  The founder of the World Wide Web gave the first keynote presentation at the IP EXPO Europe conference yesterday, as 2014 marks a quarter of a century since he developed the... read more
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Achieving Best Practice in Performance Measurement and Analysis

8th October 2014

Company: FactSet
To paraphrase the renowned Irish physicist Lord Kelvin: “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” The concept behind Lord Kelvin’s statement is one familiar to the asset management industry. Huge resources are devoted to measuring and analysing investment performance to establish: 1.Whether or not the level of... read more
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Venture capitalists invest heavily in London tech start-ups

7th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
London was hailed a start-up technology (tech) hub earlier this year and its status is set to rise even further after reports that start-ups in the capital city have received record levels of investment during 2014. The Financial Times (FT) reports that tech start-ups in London have received more than $1bn in funding so far this year and venture... read more