05 July 2015

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Matthew BingleyAtos - London

Package paradise or drone dystopia?

03 July 2015  |  788 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Not too long ago, Jeff Bezos sparked a tidal wave of controversy when he spoke of the potential of Amazon's 'Prime Air' drone delivery service. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, for packages below 5 pounds ((about 2 Kg) around 86% of Amazon's current deliveries) and with delivery destinations within 30 minutes - Amazon's drone army wil...

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John QuaminaQFS Consulting - London

FinTech and the Regulator

03 July 2015  |  1296 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As “senior chap” in the industry I often get invited by investors to presentations from new “start-ups” to give a view. As we all know it’s a very exciting time in the industry and innovation is being encouraged from all directions: Regulators wish to introduce competition into the financial sector, The digital revolution moving banking from the b...

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Richard BroadbentWincor Nixdorf - Bracknell

Could cash play a bigger role in transformation projects?

02 July 2015  |  931 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the enormous pressure facing the industry from customers and competitors alike, many banks are redefining their in-branch strategies. In fact some 2,274 branches underwent a refit in the past two...

TagsRetail bankingInnovation
Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

Payments and Remittances meld further as PayPal acquires Xoom

02 July 2015  |  1336 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

When I first entered the remittances industry the separation of these two industries was seen to be one of the laws of the universe, just as mobile was isolated as the solely desired channel for which...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Ranks of cross-border issues swell

01 July 2015  |  2153 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Payment for research and unbundling has been on the European regulatory agenda for some time. It has now escalated to a cross-border issue after concerns were raised with the US SEC by a senior US po...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Matthew Griffin311i - London

Disrupting the future Bank, operating without Humans

01 July 2015  |  1405 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

In the 1985 movie Back to the Future Doc Brown coined the immortal phrase “Marty, where we’re going we don’t need roads”. In 2015 we can coin a new phrase “Boss, where we’re going we don’t need Humans...

TagsWholesale bankingInnovation
Jeremy LightAccenture - London

The real-time payments customer proposition

01 July 2015  |  2199 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The UK payments system, Faster Payments, is the world leader in real-time payments. It is likely to process over 1.2 billion transactions in 2015, a volume far ahead of all other similar systems globa...

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Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

Could mobile wallets help consumers enjoy life more in Canada?

01 July 2015  |  1327 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In honour of Canada Day today, I fell to thinking about how mobile payments may be able to help folk lead happier lives, for instance by providing more opportunities to enjoy things exactly the way we...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

Looming Battle Between MasterCard and Digital Currency

01 July 2015  |  1078 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Why Is MasterCard Investigating Digital Currencies like Bitcoin? From Capitol Hill to the United Kingdom Bitcoin Comes Under Fire Federal records indicate that MasterCard has been paying lobbyists t...

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Richard CarterNostrum Group - Harrogate

The challenges of the digital banking revolution

01 July 2015  |  1257 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The introduction of call centres and then the fashion for off-shoring call centres in the 1990s can be considered to be occasions when many banks failed to replicate the customer experience they provi...

TagsRetail bankingGroupDisruption in Retail Banking
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