28 October 2016

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Riaz MohammedSoftware AG - London


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On their own, start-up fintechs find it a challenge to compete with traditional banks; but by teaming up with technology giants they could beat the banks at their own game. While top banks like Citi, Goldman Sachs and Barclays are leading the field when it comes to investing in and incubating fintechs, they are being joined by tech giants like Goog...

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Stuart LaceyTrunomi - Mountain View

Data is money: who is taking their fair share?

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If you look at the huge corporate successes of recent years, they’re all very good at monetising data. Or to put it another way: they’re very good at monetising our data. Look at Google – it earns 90 percent of its income from advertising. It can only do that by scooping up data we leave on the sites we visit, anonymising it, and selling it to bran...

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Cyrus Daftary
Cyrus DaftaryIHS Markit - Boston

871m: Buyside firms banking on brokers to do the heavy lifting? Think again...

27 October 2016  |  3056 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Generally speaking, the buy side has not been as attuned to the 871(m) implications because it may not be directly in the chain of withholding from an operational standpoint. The good news for the buy...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
Charles Fleet
Charles FleetCGI Group, Inc. - Fairfax

Current challenges in fighting financial crime, part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog on fighting financial crime, we talked about the factors that are converging to make the battle against financial crime more complex and costly in today’s financial w...

Bill North
Bill NorthPelican - New York

A brave new world: the need for innovation in B2B payments

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Simplicity and flexibility. In the many conversations our teams have with corporate treasurers working in multinational organisations around the world, these are the two words we find constantly repea...

Nigel Farmer
Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

Data, Data Everywhere, nor any Knowledge to Gain

27 October 2016  |  3260 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The management, retention and reporting of huge data volumes is so onerous that many financial services firms are missing out on the value of this data; they are awash in a sea of data with nothing to...

TagsRisk & regulationInnovation
Doron Cohen
Doron CohenCovercy - London

SWIFT and the payments roadblock for SME exporters

27 October 2016  |  2714 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you have transferred money to an overseas bank account lately, chances are it was processed by SWIFT. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications’ FIN messaging standard has al...

Alan Jenkins
Alan JenkinsJenkins UK Limited - London

30 years since the London Big Bang

26 October 2016  |  2995 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Does anyone out there remember the Topic Trigger Page, and the day one lunchtime meeting to review performance issues ? I'm glad I'm retired now !

Louis Peake
Louis PeakeCompass Plus - Nottingham

Three years on, should banks feel threatened by the UK bank switching initiative?

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It has been three years since the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) was launched in September 2013 to give consumers a simple, reliable way of switching current accounts – as opposed to the labori...

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James Monaghan
James MonaghanFenergo - New York

3 Ways to Digitalize the Client Lifecycle for Wealth Management

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In my last blog, we explored the 3 core client lifecycle challenges facing wealth managers – regulatory compliance, operational and technological challenges and client experience impacts. Considering ...

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