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Ripple chairman: Washington lobbying has led to poor crypto judgements

24th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Chris Larson, executive chairman and co-founder of Ripple, said mistakes have been made in the ways in which regulators have dealt with cryptocurrencies. “Washington is in a learning phase,” he told an audience at Money20/20. “I have to say there was a debacle with the industry lobbying over the last year or so specifically... read more
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Crisis impact lingers in banks' payment considerations

24th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The credit crisis that tore apart the banking sector has had a lasting impact on the way the industry works with third parties, particularly within the payments space. That’s according to Jeff Parker, managing director for APAC, WorldFirst, the international payments provider. “2007 and 2008 you saw a lot of banks retreating back... read more
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Marcus Treacher: Ripple open to collaboration with big fintechs

23rd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Nearly a year has passed since Ripple spoke to bobsguide in late 2017, and 2018 has proven to be a big year for the blockchain cross-border payments startup.  At Swift's flagship Sibos conference in Sydney, Australia, Ripple's head of strategic accounts, Marcus Treacher, discussed the firm's strategy going forward into... read more
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Insurance incumbents going through “Janus moment” despite rigid structures

22nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The real-time underwriting space provides a great opportunity for insurance market participants, an audience at this year’s Money2020 conference heard. But while current “rigid” corporate structures among incumbents are holding those players back, the industry is facing a pivotal moment in embracing new technologies. Scott... read more
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AI to reshape rather than replace finance workforce

21st October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The job market within the financial service sector is set for a significant shift as the revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) reshapes processes and roles, a panel told its audience at this year’s Money20/20. For Gregory Simpson, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Synchrony, while the workforce will change there... read more
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The loyalty penalty – will it prove an expensive own goal for banks?

21st October 2018

The news that the UK's Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has filed a super-complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over what it describes as a £4bn ‘loyalty penalty’ will have sent shockwaves across impacted markets. The CAB calculates that the loyalty penalty across mortgages, savings, home insurance, mobile and... read more
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US states to proactively regulate fintech market

21st October 2018

Company: bobsguide
State regulators are to take a more hands-on approach to regulating and engaging with financial technology developments, according to Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, who was speaking as part of a panel at this year’s Money20/20. “I can’t reinforce this enough: I believe you’re... read more
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Incumbent FIs attempt to create agile operations

19th October 2018

Many large, global financial services institutions are facing mounting pressure from new, tech-first competitors. The continued rise of fintech, the emergence of Open Banking and a desire by regulators to promote a more competitive financial services market have all led to real change in the banking industry. Companies which have historically... read more
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4 ways to ensure Open Banking doesn't become the next Cambridge Analytica

18th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The Open Banking Initiative, brought in by PSD2 on January 13, heralded the start of a new dawn. A key proponent of European Banking Authority (EBA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Competitions & Market Authority (CMA) policy, the permissioned release of customer data to third parties (TTP) from the incumbent custodians has already... read more
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Where next for the challenger banks?

11th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
As new challenger bank N26 comes to the UK market, the question of how far the challenger banks can go to dominating a customer’s financial life is being asked all the more frequently. When prompted on whether N26 would look to become the app for everything, Alex Weber, N26’s head of international markets, said the appetite for such... read more