30 January 2015

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Women in FinTech: Clare Flynn Levy, founder and CEO of Essentia Analytics

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If you go to as many conferences as I do in the financial services and technology space (or FinTech for the hashtag friendly) you are used to bumping into the same people over and over again. You are also familiar with looking out into the sea the exhibition hall, and rows of the plenary sessions to be met with a recurring sight. Waves of dark sui...

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David CraigThomson Reuters - London

Are the capital markets young enough to embrace disruptive technology?

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Many of us in the financial industry developed professionally in a world that has been about technology. However, today the curve is absolutely steeper and we see disruptive innovations transforming businesses and entire sectors. Just think about how Uber and PayPal have changed the nature of their fields. Last week at the World Economic Forum ...

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Jes BreslawDelphix - London

Disrupt or be disrupted

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That a company like Google is leading talks to acquire Softcard, a mobile payments company, heralds a shake up in the mobile payments space. The creep of companies like Google and Apple into payments...

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Jes BreslawDelphix - London

Stress testing: withstanding the resource crisis

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The banks are under intense pressure to prove they can withstand future crises, but that's just half the story. Financial institutions are at breaking point, trying to balance compliance obligations ...

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Ramani BalakrishnanTCS - Chennai

Should banks keep changing their IT systems with regulatory changes?

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During my discussions with analysts , I observed that various retail banks especially mortgage lenders struggling with implementation of new regulations in their IT systems. Especially if you have a t...

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Ian StoneAnaplan - Maidenhead

Keeping Track of Headcount: How to Stay Afloat Despite Shifting Staff

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Although the growth in the rest of the UK economy remains febrile and there is some hesitancy over the outcome of rapidly approaching general election, the financial services sector has made a remarka...

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Mitzi PryceGFT - London

Remediation... bring out your dead

29 January 2015  |  1247 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the frosts of winter really begin to bite, many of the mammoth remediation programmes surrounding the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) are nearing their end. Since the problem ...

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David GibbardOmniChannel & Digital Banking - Atlanta

Banks Failed Promise of Social Media Marketing

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Everywhere you read and hear about the promise of social media, the next great marketing tool designed to lead companies to the Promised Land. Banks and credit unions create a Facebook account, a Twit...

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Dan GlessnerQuisk, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

Future of Money: Cash-less, Card-less, Paper-less

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Technology is repainting the payments landscape. Given the complexity of the payments ecosystem in various countries, change happens slowly. Sometimes it takes decades, but change does happen. Ne

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Dave SandersonYBS Group - Bradford/Leeds - UK

Apple Pay - Two Different Views

28 January 2015  |  1391 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a big fan of cash. Being of a certain age (Gen Y, Millennial, whatever term you wish to use) I don’t really see the use of it. I use my debit card everywhere an...

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