29 September 2016

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Lee CameronMonitise - London

CMA: an opportunity not a threat. What are retail banks waiting for?

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Last month, following almost two years of consultation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced its final recommendations of reform to the retail banking sector. There had been much debate in the industry about whether the revised EU directive on payment services (PSDII) should be implemented in the UK post-Brexit, with the expectati...

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Andrew FearFreelance - Munich, Germany

Banking and Risk - Artificial Intelligence is nothing new

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a discipline that has been revived. In the 1980s Artificial Intelligence and Expert systems were very fashionable and the British Computer Society had an Expert Systems Specialist Group run by the famous Alexander D'Agapeyeff. Other Scientists with great names doing pioneering work at this time included Robert Kowal...

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Jérôme Traisnel
Jérôme TraisnelSlimPay - Paris

Biometrics: The future of payment authentication?

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If you could authenticate online payments with a press of your finger, a quick selfie or an iris scan instead of using a traditional password, would you? Advances in payment technology not only have ...

Andrew Scotland
Andrew ScotlandGFT - London

Meeting the challenges of the new normal of Banking, with the trends for the new normal of IT

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There are a number of key challenges that are facing the financial services industry, which present companies in this sector with a ‘burning platform’ with which can help to drive transformational cha...

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Saurabha Gupta
Saurabha GuptaNucleus Software Exports Ltd. - Noida

Virtual Account- A complete Reconciliation Tool for Account Receivables

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Corporates keeps on facing challenges in dealing with their AR, specially on the reconciliation of the receiving transaction. An absence of remitter’s information on approaching receipts coming in com...

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Nigel Farmer
Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

How to Manage Your IT Spaghetti

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Achieving digital transformation becomes more complicated in large banks which are siloed in nature, have evolved and grown through acquisitions and have many legacy systems – or IT spaghetti. Mainten...

Spiros Giannaros
Spiros GiannarosMarkit - London

Improving buyside data management: a four-point plan

28 September 2016  |  2397 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Data underpins almost every aspect of the financial markets. This trend has only intensified in recent years as financial regulators have strengthened reporting and transparency requirements with buys...

Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Should SWIFT be afraid of blockchain technology?

28 September 2016  |  4032 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Recently there were some interesting announcements on blockchain and the payments industry that triggered me to write this blog. Especially now that SWIFT’s SIBOS event takes place in Geneva. First, S...

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John Howard
John HowardLogitech Video Collaboration - London

Video Collaboration is pushing the boundaries of the customer experience in Financial Services

28 September 2016  |  2944 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Banks are facing a new and steep challenge from disruptive start-ups, unencumbered by old habits and behaviours and promising customers a new, digital-centric experience. Monzo, for example, had proce...

Steve Scott
Steve ScottTemenos - London

Sibos - Midpoint view

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Having had a sabbatical of several years from Sibos it has been great to return to the community at Sibos 2016 in Geneva. So what has changed? The grid layout of the exhibition still provides delega...

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