29 January 2015

Innovation in Financial Services

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Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

The Passwordless Experience is set to transform the way we pay

28 January 2015  |  1484 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As security breaches continue to grab headlines, I was intrigued by new claims that not only could online security be improved for consumers, but it could actually become a more delightful user experience. The launch of Apple Pay has proven to us that this is possible. With over 150 FIDO members, the Board of Directors alone reads like a Who’s Wh...

Alex NobleCisco - London

Are we getting Big Data fatigue?

14 January 2015  |  4918 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

There seems to be some shock that bank execs might be dissatisfied with Big Data. Big Data (the ability to analyse and understand massive data sets) has been heralded as revolutionary for financial services and is seen as a major IT trend. The promise is huge. The compute power and analytic software now exist to interrogate unimaginably huge amo...

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Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

Why markets tumbled on Global Economic Outlook

14 January 2015  |  1096 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

According to the Global Economic Prospects annual report from World Bank just released, growth in 2014 was lower than expected. Global growth is expected to rise moderately to 3% in 2015, while high-i...

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Abdullah HiyattPerfect Storm Technology - London

Solving the corporate bond liquidity conundrum

14 January 2015  |  2526 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Financial market structure changes, largely driven by G20 reforms, are arguably the catalyst to the inefficiency and ever increasing liquidity drought in the secondary european corporate bond markets ...

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Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Understanding Digital Banking

12 January 2015  |  2489 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The term ‘Digital Banking’ is, to my mind, one of the most miss-understood concepts in the financial world today. Ask any group of 21st century bankers and you will get more definitions than there are...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

The key to progress is change

10 January 2015  |  1823 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Change in human behavior - to be precise. Only when the next person is changing his/her behavior does innovation actually materialize. This is probably too self evident. Also that change is both enabl...

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Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

The year 2014 was a tipping point for NFC payments

09 January 2015  |  2002 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

I recently caught up with Jonathan Vaux Director, New Digital Payments and Strategy at Visa Europe, to discuss the trends he observed over 2014 and the outlook for 2015. In short, 2014 has been a real...

Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

Mobile Money in Zimbabwe reaches 5 million people

07 January 2015  |  2409 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As mobile penetration reached 106% , and effectively 60% of people in Zimbabwe now have access to mobile services, mobile operators have gone a step further. They now offer people safe and convenien...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

2015 - towards 100pct e-invoicing

03 January 2015  |  3051 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is a fair chance that structured e-invoicing (not e-mailed pdfs) will get close to 100% at least in Finland this year. Then I mean share of enterprises that use e-invoicing more or less. The rea...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Why the Facebook of Banking won't own a charter

24 December 2014  |  2813 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

2014 was the biggest year in FinTech by far with billions being invested globally, which is to be expected in a global growth sector. But how much was invested globally in FinTech this year? It depend...

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Date 12 Nov 2007
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A discussion of trends in innovation management within financial institutions, and the key processes, technology and cultural shifts driving innovation.
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