Services Insights

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Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS): How rethinking finance is revolutionising banking

25th September 2018

Company: Fidor
In banking today, we’re seeing a seismic shift - big banks and tech players are moving their approach from products to services. Doing so offers more flexibility, faster go-to-market agility, and a better consumer experience. “As-a-service” as we know it has already revolutionised software, platforms, transportation,... read more
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Treasurers make their mark on software decisions

13th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Downside protection from interest rates and foreign exchange used to be the core focus of treasury departments, but they have increased their presence at the corporate bargaining table – they too, are profit centres. The demands of corporate treasury have now intensified with the digitisation of reporting tools, forecasting and risk analysis.... read more
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No place for lookalike sites as insurtech drives market

29th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
The fragmentation of traditional insurance markets and concerns around the profitability of underwriting has led insurance providers and online comparison sites to look more to insurtech propositions. Over recent years, firms that have attempted to replicate the success of insurance comparison sites without providing enough differentiation have... read more
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“We are not a bank”: the lessons new banks take from tech giants

29th August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Techfin might be a more appropriate name for the rise of challengers in the UK’s financial services. “This isn’t banking as you know it” immediately greets the eye on Monzo’s website. Elsewhere, bud, the aggregator app, went so far as to claim not to be a fintech at all: “We're not a bank. We are a tech... read more
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Market-leading cloud management platforms

2nd August 2018

Company: bobsguide
Cloud management platforms are technologies that are used to monitor and operate applications, services and data, which are situated on the cloud. In order to select the most effective cloud management software, one needs to pay close attention to a number of features: multiple cloud management (allows application to operate on multiple... read more
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Getting smart with Robotic Process Automation

31st July 2018

Contracts, compliance, policies, bookkeeping - financial services has always been a sector burdened by administration and paperwork. Even as the industry has moved from recording everything on paper to digital systems and face-to-face service to contact centres and online, the fundamentals have remained the same. It might nowadays be via the... read more
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Survey: digital transformation and the bank–corporate relationship

23rd July 2018

Company: bobsguide
The banking industry is dramatically changing. The rules are being rewritten. For the 6th year running, CGI and bobsguide's sister publication The Global Treasurer are hosting the annual Transaction Banking Services survey. This survey provides a critical look at the state of the industry and examines the bank-to-corporate... read more
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Technological flexibility: a bank’s dream come true

20th July 2018

Company: Payneteasy
Without doubt, banks have come to the realization that a technology-driven strategy is essential for operational efficiency. Most of the industry’s giants went digital long ago in terms of the user experience with apps and portals. That’s crucial for their UX – in terms of how their customers see them.  But being... read more
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New dog, old tricks: data management in the cloud

16th July 2018

Every cloud has a silver lining, at least that's what our elders drummed into us, an early example of expectation management and how to deal with life's challenges. Other teaching proxies included looking after the family dog, a somewhat more practical and physical learning experience, involving across the board responsibilities of duty of... read more
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Skills shortage tops fear rankings for financial services

27th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
New research indicates that 49% of financial services leaders rank finding the necessary talents and skills as their number one concern. The research, carried out by Robert Half further reinforces similar reports that financial services is fast approaching a skills shortage crisis. One such report from Innovate Finance projects a workforce... read more