30 January 2015

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George OsborneComply Advantage - London

Will we still have universal banks in the future?

19 January 2015  |  1713 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

'The universal banking model is dead,' Antony Jenkins, Barclays’ chief executive, told the FT in December. 'It is not all about capital. It is also about investment in technology [...] We believe that technology is going to drive competitive advantage in this industry and you can’t afford to invest in technology in every place — so you have to pi...

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Ian MorrisonLiquid Finance - London

Was 2014 a watershed year for alternative funding in the UK?

09 January 2015  |  1254 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The terms ‘challenger bank’ and ‘alternative funding’ were virtually unheard of before 2007. However, in recent years they have started to receive considerable attention, and their importance & influence on today’s financial landscape is undeniable. So, what has happened to raise the profile of this ‘new’ market? Well, quite a lot really. In 20...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A bitcoin startup with enterprise ambitions: Bitnet

07 January 2015  |  3808 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The majority of startups I meet with are run by young, over-enthusiastic twenty-somethings. They pile in their hopes and dreams to become the next Zuckerberg - it could end in a successful exit, but c...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Why the Facebook of Banking won't own a charter

24 December 2014  |  2815 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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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Slush: The Nordic startup madhouse

08 December 2014  |  1403 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you are inclined to believe the closing party of Sibos is a little too heavy, too boozy and a bit silly, I implore you not to attend Slush. You might have a heart attack. Even considering the dru...

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Toby YoungEbury - London

The year of fintech

08 December 2014  |  3582 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The fintech industry is booming. Browse through the business pages in any national daily and you’ll likely hear about a fintech startup challenging convention or setting the pace with funding and inve...

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Chris LeesFixSpec - London

Science Says Paper Beats PDF: Can APIs Beat Them Both?

02 December 2014  |  815 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Remember when your utility bills landed on your doormat instead of in your inbox? Remember when you payed for them with a cheque instead of direct bank transfer? It struck me recently how much paper h...

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Roman ItskovichEbury - London

2014: Disruption from the UK alternative finance market

01 December 2014  |  2386 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Days might be getting colder and darker as we head into December, but the outlook for SMEs continues to remain bright and sunny. The UK alternative finance industry report from Nesta and the Universi...

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Chris LeesFixSpec - London

Seven tips for being more productive

24 November 2014  |  1510 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

If you work in a big bank, broker, exchange or software vendor, you will recognize the relentless tsunami of email, phone calls, customer visits, conferences, project meetings, town halls and other &q...

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John DoyleFSS Technologies UK - London

What Makes a Great Relationship Manager?

23 November 2014  |  1219 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The Summary First, the summary for those that can't be bothered with the detail. A great relationship manager is someone who, Understands their customers business, Knows the customers strategy and wh...

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