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Pandemic accelerates adoption of contactless payments

3rd July 2020

Company: bobsguide
The spread of the coronavirus and governments’ subsequent reaction has led to a surge in the adoption in contactless payment methods such as card and mobile payments. A report released by global data and insights firm Dynata, surveyed over 11,000 consumers in 11 countries found a universal uptick in the adoption of contactless payments. ... read more
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Volcker Rule change inspires tepid optimism

2nd July 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the US startup community celebrates the recent Volcker Rule reform, some worry the change could impair the banking system as it recovers from recent market volatility.    Sankar Krishnan, executive vice president and industry head, banking and capital markets at Capgemini, is positive about the change, announced on June 25 by the... read more
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US equities to experiment with DLT integration in settlements

29th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
The US equities market may see a combined digital ledger technology (DLT) and legacy settlement solution, as accelerated settlements gain importance.   “Moving towards that T+0 model is really around doing so as an industry and doing so with a way that doesn’t force transformational change on everybody on day one,” said... read more
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App vulnerabilities on the up as banks add new features

26th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
An increase in mobile banking application features may make them more vulnerable to fraud, experts say. According to Nikolay Anisenya, mobile application security research team lead at Positive Technologies, fraud protection is largely out of customers’ control. “As a customer, unfortunately you cannot do much to protect yourself... read more
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JP Morgan MD: Changes brewing in e-commerce

24th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Innovation in the e-commerce and payments sector could slow down due to the global disruption caused by the pandemic, while businesses look to reconsider and raise their online offerings, according to JP Morgan’s Ray McDonnell, managing director and co-head of merchant services in Europe. While McDonnell feels innovation will have... read more
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Q&A: Pay.UK’s chair on the future of retail payments

17th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Before chairing Pay.UK, the UK’s standard setting body for retail payments, Melanie Johnson chaired The UK Cards Association – now part of UK Finance – for eight years. She talked to bobsguide about the UK’s new payment architecture (NPA), reducing fraud and overseeing the country’s payment systems during coronavirus... read more
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‘Data to cash’ as a service: Time to invest in open banking

10th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
By Andries Smit, CEO and founder of Upside There are 11.95m+ households in the UK with less than £1,500 in savings. Since early March, the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus has only highlighted further the treacherous situation the country is facing regarding personal savings. For the financial world, this offers a unique opportunity... read more
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CFOs are driving the digital conversation in legal

28th May 2020

Company: bobsguide
C-suite executives and boards have already centred entire corporate strategies around Digital Transformation. With one of the most advanced legal environments in the world in terms of the relationship between law and business, Digital has naturally remained a top priority for UK businesses. Given the economic value these initiatives can bring to a... read more
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Data-driven planning helps businesses remain agile

26th May 2020

Between storms Dennis, Ciara and Jorge and the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, global disruption has sent shockwaves across economies in the first half of 2020. Meanwhile, UK businesses are still scrambling to prepare for the real Brexit coming at the end of the year. This complex and volatile environment has put an emphasis on business... read more
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Crypto exchanges welcome traditional bank relationships

22nd May 2020

Company: bobsguide
Relationships between cryptocurrency institutions and traditional banks will bolster crypto’s legitimacy, market participants predict. “It appears the reputable, blue chip coins finally have a hard-won place in the mainstream. Institutional grade exchanges finally being accepted into the old boys’ club will do wonders for... read more