26 January 2015

Innovation in Financial Services

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Alex NobleCisco - London

Are we getting Big Data fatigue?

14 January 2015  |  4812 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  |  1064 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-income countries will see a smaller growth of 2.2%. Developing countries fare better with a 4.8% increase. Having just studied the report I thought I ...

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Abdullah HiyattPerfect Storm Technology - London

Solving the corporate bond liquidity conundrum

14 January 2015  |  2333 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 ...

TagsTrade executionWholesale banking
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Understanding Digital Banking

12 January 2015  |  2444 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  |  1810 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  |  1837 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

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...

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Charmaine OakShift Thought - Bristol

Mobile Money in Zimbabwe reaches 5 million people

07 January 2015  |  2385 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  |  3012 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  |  2744 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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Hitesh ThakkarPayments Consulting Network - Mumbai

Stop Loving your bank

12 December 2014  |  1415 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Banking services in India has come long way from being BAM (Brick And Mortar) in 80s of ledger based paper transactions to electronic arcades of Core banking, IVR, cards, ATM, Net banking, Cheque and ...

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