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Paul Marcantonio

Left Behind: Is Cashless Society Harming the Vulnerable?

The cashless revolution is here, and it’s happening all over the globe: from Malaysian village market stalls to the London high street. There can be no revolution without controversy, of course. Domin...

6 h
Financial Inclusion
Igor Tomych

Top Six Banking as a Service Providers to Lead the Next Banking Revolution

Powered by ubiquitous online accessibility and technological improvements, the banking industry is experiencing a massive transformation. Traditional financial institutions are falling from grace as i...

7 h
Doug Wick

From Banking and Data Security to Compliance: Blockchain Grows Well Beyond its Cryptocurrency Roots

Cryptocurrency and blockchain came to the forefront of our imaginations as a technological marriage, seen as a revolution, for digital transactions. So vivid was the future for this pairing, at the ou...

10 h
Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services
Konstantin Rabin

Could crypto algo trading benefit from regulations?

Cryptocurrency has completely changed the way people approach currency trading and market regulations in general. While the concept is still relatively new to some people it has become one of the most...

10 h
Cryptocurrency Insights
Joris Lochy

Banks are finally embracing the Open Source movement

Historically banks have been hesitant to adopt open source software (i.e. software where source code is shared and made freely available). With traditional vendors like IBM, TIBCO, Oracle…​ strongly p...

27 Jan 2020
Innovation in Financial Services
Roger Vincent

The Internet, not Open Banking, is Revolutionising Finance

The future of finance is open. But not because of Open Banking legislation, but because the internet has unshackled information flows. In the future, financial information will flow horizontally acros...

27 Jan 2020
Open Banking
Bruno Macedo

2020 FinTech trends

As we enter the next decade it is useful to reflect on what the emerging trends in financial technology will be for 2020, enabling banks and financial institutions to prepare for the opportunities and...

27 Jan 2020
Fintech
Martin Ellingham

A New Dawn for CMCs

What does the future holds for Claims Management Companies? The PPI mis-selling scandal saw the emergence of a new industry with the birth of Claims Management Companies (CMCs). Producing riches for C...

27 Jan 2020
Financial Services Regulation
Puneet Chhahira

2020: The banking business model changes faster

2019 closed on a somber note, with banks' growth slowing down across most markets, even going below the GDP growth rate in some countries. Margins are also under pressure; one research estimates that ...

26 Jan 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Mark Gibson

What do AML-BSA-CTF Regulators think of Machine Learning?

Prior to 2018, regulators resisted recommending the use of Machine Learning (ML) based Artificial Intelligence (AI) for AML compliance. There was a mindset shift in mid 2018 indicating that proceeding...

25 Jan 2020
Innovation in Financial Services
Bhavesh Vaghela

Digital transformation is a piece of cake!

First of all I want to thank everyone who connected with me over the new year and asked questions on my previous blog post “2020 predictions”. The blog stirred up hundreds of messages, insightful disc...

25 Jan 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Carlos Figueredo

Open Banking - Comments on CMA Year 2 Report

Last week, the CMA released a report on the status of open banking after 2 years in place in the UK. This blog will reflect and challenge the comments from the blog “Open Banking year two: Insights fr...

24 Jan 2020
Open Banking