Shanghai’s NASDAQ-style technology board “a wild gamble”

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Shanghai Stock Exchange’s new Technology Innovation Board is a “feeble” and “wild gamble” at creating entrepreneurial spirit, which will “crash and burn”, according to Stanley Chao, vice president of All In Consulting and author of Selling to China. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)... read more

Europe sets out fintech stall to face economic headwinds

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Company leverage hit a ten-year high in January, with 48% of fund managers who took part in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s market survey believing balance sheets are overleveraged. Normally bullish wealth managers remind investors that doing nothing can often be an effective strategy. At the beginning of February, the US Federal Reserve... read more

SWIFT community boosted by gpi & R3 future | webinar

6th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Cost-efficiency and an exciting roadmap - including the Corda R3 tie up - have galvanised the gpi community, a bobsguide poll conducted during a webinar this week, demonstrates. ‘A key solution to modern day payments’ was the primary priority for the webinar audience During the webinar, Damien Godderis, head of payment... read more

Banks and vendors delay Windows 10 migration despite security fears

5th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
The ATM industry is experiencing a “general delay” in its attempts to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, despite the deadline being only a year away. “Unfortunately, the ATM industry [is moving] to Windows 10 with a large delay, as hardware vendors only made the Windows 10 XFS drivers available in 2017,” says Carmine... read more

A smarter way to report on financial trades?

5th February 2019

New research by independent financial regulatory think-tank JWG, in partnership with Inforalgo, confirms that financial institutions are struggling to cope with their international trade reporting obligations, as regulatory requirements grow and diverge. Costs are escalating, and the risks of non-compliance too - and firms simply don’t have... read more

Meeting the initial margin challenge – part 3

4th February 2019

Company: Calypso
This third article in the IM series, generated from a recent Calypso Webinar on BCBS-Iosco regulatory initial margin (IM) requirements, recommends learning from those firms who have been through the IM compliance process already, drawing upon their experience through industry organisations such as ISDA and solution providers like Calypso, to... read more

Insurance: the new payments opportunity

4th February 2019

Company: Banking Circle
In recent years, just like businesses in almost any other industry, insurance companies have been focusing on improving the customer journey. They are increasingly adopting automated systems which help to streamline their service, offering policyholders an efficient, easily navigated and hassle-free journey from point of quote to purchase, to claim... read more

5 steps to implementing AI for AML compliance

4th February 2019

By 2030, artificial intelligence (AI) will save the banking industry more than $1trn, according to analysts. Of that vast sum, it is expected that banks and credit unions will save $217bn—simply by applying AI to their compliance and authentication practices, and to other forms of data processing. I recently reviewed the first steps that... read more

Benefits of insight-driven data management swell

1st February 2019

Company: bobsguide
On January 28 bobsguide hosted a webinar on mapping the opportunities of insight-driven data management with participation from Adox Research and Asset Control, the data management technology firm. A new generation of data management tools is moving beyond operational and IT efficiency to data exploration for the business user. In this webinar... read more

Challenger banks vulnerable to AML-savvy criminals

31st January 2019

Company: bobsguide
Digital-only challenger banks and new market entrants are vulnerable to savvy criminals looking to exploit weak anti-money laundering (AML) controls, according to John Davies, chairman on Kompli-Global and deputy chair of the Emerging Payments Association (EPA). Speaking at the launch of the EPA’s new whitepaper on financial crime, in... read more