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Paul Hampton

Paul Hampton

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The Hand of Amazon: How the financial industry must keep up

01 Feb 2021

Last year Amazon announced the adoption of a game changer for payments; Amazon One, which allows shoppers to pay at stores by placing their palm over a scanning device when they walk in the door or when they check out. A bold move by the retail giant which aims to offer the complete shopping journey for customers by changing how identification at ...

Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

Revolutionising financial services one blockchain at a time

03 Sep 2020

The financial industry is one of, if not the most regulated industries in the world. As such, while innovation may appear to be on a smooth road in other sectors, to many the financial world can be viewed as a little slow to the party. However, while the industry can be cautious and rightly so given the role it has in society, innovation is by no ...

Information Security

Securing customer data in a digital world filled with threats

10 Mar 2020

On New Year’s Eve 2019, hackers struck foreign exchange giant Travelex and held them to ransom. The London headquartered firm with a presence in more than 70 countries, were forced to take down all its global websites. $6 million was demanded (£4.6 million) to return access or else customer information would be released. Sensitive personal informa...

Fintech

Is crypto mining the next cyber threat?

26 Jun 2019

Cryptocurrencies have come a long way from the initial emergence of Bitcoin. In fact, the meteoric rise of its value last year, coupled with JP Morgan venture into the space and Fakebook’s imminent launch, means that mainstream awareness is at an all-time high. However, whilst this may the case, uptake of cryptocurrencies hasn’t been in its masses...