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bobsguide Awards 2019: Winners announced

25th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
It's with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 bobsguide awards - a collection of the very best in the fintech market this year. The bobsguide awards have been assessed based on the strength of tech updates and their impact on the client experience, and how the systems stand out in the marketplace. Several rounds of assessment... read more
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For issuers and acquirers, PSD2's impact will be felt differently

25th June 2019

Company: Featurespace
The exponential increase in non-cash transaction volumes and the ever-rising valuation and buyouts of payments groups reflect the incredible growth in cross-border and cross-channel commerce. Instant connectivity is redefining marketplace dynamics and its effect on the relationship between banks and merchants is undeniable. In this evolution,... read more
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Q&A: OakNorth CEO on hiring, growth, and preparing for a downturn

18th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
OakNorth CEO and co-founder Rishi Khosla speaks to bobsguide.  What drove you to create OakNorth? Joel and I started our first business in our 20s in 2002 – it was called Copal and did financial research outsourcing for investment banks, asset managers, PE firms, etc. About four years into that business, we were looking for... read more
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Simplified IBAN management crucial to banks and payment institutions

17th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Banks, payments providers and those looking to move money across territories are looking to simplify their processes through clearer and integrated IBAN management solutions, according to Jürgen Schneider, managing director at ONPEX. “Major clients have come to us because they’ve wanted to have easy access to our multi-currency... read more
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The opportunity for open banking awareness has been missed

11th June 2019

Company: Crealogix
Considering it was heralded as one of the biggest revolutions in retail banking of recent times, consumer awareness of open banking remains disappointingly low in the UK. In new research conducted by CREALOGIX, two thirds of the 2,000 respondents questioned had no idea what open banking was or is. Furthermore, less than 8% of respondents regarded... read more
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OakNorth CEO: Defaults and downturn inevitable

3rd June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Small and medium sized enterprise (SME) lenders can expect defaults and losses as they aren’t fully prepared for a downturn, according to OakNorth co-founder Rishi Khosla. “A default is inevitable in the business cycle,” said Khosla, who was speaking at Money 20/20 in Amsterdam. Khosla is adamant that OakNorth will perform... read more
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Shipping industry in direct path of brewing OFAC storm

31st May 2019

Company: Accuity
By David Loeser, Senior Director of Product Strategy, Accuity Deceptive shipping activity is on the increase and is gaining the attention of US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The office is responsible for issuing and enforcing sanctions based on US foreign policy, and recently updated its advisory... read more
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Q&A: CEO of Path Solutions on banking and the changing fintech ecosystem

29th May 2019

Company: Path Solutions
Payments markets are changing drastically, forced by the hand of national and regional regulators as well as a technological advances driving at an incredible pace. Banks and other financial institutions are sitting up to take note. Here, bobsguide speaks with Mohammed Kateeb, group chairman and CEO of Path Solutions – a firm that featured... read more
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ETFs’ liquidity under question

15th May 2019

Company: bobsguide
Despite disagreement over the liquidity level of exchange traded funds (ETFs) thanks to the volume number of funds that are traded off-exchange, ETFs remain liquid, said Deborah Fuhr founder of ETFGI at a conference in London this week. However, not everyone agrees. Europe’s Market in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) requires all... read more