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Evolution of fintechs prevents Brexit headaches

26th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
UK-based fintechs have largely been shielded from any negative Brexit side-effects by working with larger financial institutions and evolving their business models, according to Nicki Bisgaard, CEO and founder of fintech payments company EedenBull. There had been fears that Brexit would see the swift decline of London as a prominent fintech hub.... read more
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Surge in digitalisation as cultural change sweeps through banking

15th February 2021

Wholesale markets have seen a large increase in the number of people executing financial trades on electronic platforms, a rise directly attributed to the pandemic, as well as improved engagement. Those banks that had platforms in place have benefitted considerably, enhancing their collaboration with the buyside on quotations, analytics, pricing... read more
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Effective AANA management can move firms outside scope of UMR

11th February 2021

Company: Cassini Systems
Understanding and monitoring the Average Aggregate Notional Amount (AANA) calculations as early as possible can provide firms caught by the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), with an opportunity to reduce business costs and optimise trading exposure, according to Cassini’s CEO and founder, Liam Huxley. "Effective AANA management provides... read more
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Bank consultants question incumbents’ move into digital space

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will offer UK consumers “a completely new banking choice” with the launch of its new digital challenger later this year, but consultants are warning that those looking into the market must be clear on the path they are taking. “I’m really sceptical,” says Mark O’Keefe,... read more
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Starling’s CTA: Tech culture key to client confidence

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
Challenger banks’ cultural approach to technology and data analytics have become vital components in ensuring consumer confidence over online banking, according to Jason Maude, chief technology advocate at Starling Bank. “The industry thinks we are successful because we have more modern technology, but we don’t. We’re... read more
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Paytech market updates: Visa, Mastercard and TrueLayer boost payments

9th February 2021

Company: bobsguide
On January 12 Challenger Revolut launched confirmation of Payee with Modulr as part of its latest anti-fraud security feature. This comes after it announced it had applied to the FCA for a banking licence the day before. Payments provider Mastercard, on January 18, announced it had joined forces with FrenchSys to enhance and speed up the... read more
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Calls for CRM to include PISPs and electronic money issuers

29th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Forty-one percent of authorised push payment (APP) scams have been reimbursed since the introduction of the Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM) but “there is more to do”, according to the Lending Standards Board (LSB). The self-regulatory body published its review into the voluntary code following an industry wide consultation... read more
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UK challengers hinge profit hopes on banking licenses

21st January 2021

Company: bobsguide
In the beginning, digital challengers presented themselves as a kind of anti-bank proposition. This initially served them well, especially in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis - which eroded peoples’ confidence in high street lenders so severely that ten years on two thirds of Brits still do not trust banks, according to a YouGov poll. ... read more
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SEC charges against Ripple face criticism

14th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) latest charges against Ripple Labs Inc shows the regulator’s ambition to further supervise ongoing developments in the crypto space. But while increased regulation is expected following cryptocurrencies’ recent developments, the SEC’s latest move is an attempt to curb... read more