28 May 2018

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Philippe CarrelThe Beeledger Project - London


26 May 2018  |  3724 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Big thank you to 4500+ Finextra members who opened Part 1. I hope Part 2 keeps you equally interested. PART 2: WORKING WITH DISTRIBUTED LEDGERS If trade finance, securities settlements and loans get increasingly processed on DLT, then at what point, will we witness that a substantial part of the corporate and investment banking business has tra...

Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Equity Market Innovation Leads to Venue Proliferation

25 May 2018  |  3616 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Several startups are planning to launch either new venues or order types, and even listing standards, to solve problems in US equity trading. At last month’s SIFMA Equity Market Structure conference, executives with the following three startups and one established exchange discussed their particular market innovations and how each one fits into th...

TagsArtificial IntelligenceTrade executionGroupInnovation in Financial Services
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Bob Lyddon
Bob LyddonLyddon Consulting Services - Thames Ditton

Euro Sovereign Bond-Backed Securities, an anagram for colossal stuffee

24 May 2018  |  3570 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The EU has unveiled the awaited plan to create Sovereign Bond-Backed Securities or SBBS in Euro, supposedly “to encourage banks and investors to diversify their holdings of euro zone bonds”. The plan ...

TagsWholesale bankingEBAdayGroupSEPA and European Payments
Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain for trade finance: a network business

23 May 2018  |  7420 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Trade finance has become one of the top focus issues for blockchain technology use. The number of pilots and other trials that are looking into the opportunities of blockchain technology for trade fin...

TagsBlockchainPost-trade & opsGroupBlockchain Observations
Anthony Hynes
Anthony HyneseNett International - Melbourne

Alipay, Paytm and now WhatsApp? Keeping up with burgeoning consumer payments

23 May 2018  |  5049 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Thanks to the fintech revolution, today’s consumers have more choice than ever in how they pay. This is especially true in Asia. In India, for example, there are already around 60 non-banking provider...

Sushama Divekar
Sushama DivekarNot Applicable - Mumbai

How Banks can leverage Data Blueprint to create an effective and efficient AML programme

23 May 2018  |  4564 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Anti Money Laundering (AML) space is like a double edged sword that dangles on Banks. While on one hand the regulations are getting more stringent, on the other hand, fraudsters are always findi

TagsRetail bankingGroupFinancial Risk Management
Michael Corcione
Michael CorcioneCordium - London


22 May 2018  |  4119 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018, with significant fines for non-compliance. It impacts any organization in the EU and organizations ou...

Vibhav Agarwal
Vibhav AgarwalMetricStream - Bangalore & Palo Alto

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology: reshaping the future of the financial world

22 May 2018  |  6885 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Many technological innovations have been heralded as the ‘future of business’. From fax machines to the iPhone, organisations have been relying on more and more technology to operate with greater effi...

TagsBlockchainRisk & regulationGroupBlockchain Observations
Abe Smith
Abe SmithDealflo - London

Open Banking will force banks to innovate to survive

22 May 2018  |  5887 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the first banks start implementing Open Banking, much of the talk in the industry is about how banks will manage security issues to become compliant. Whilst security is clearly an issue, I don’t be...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail bankingGroupBanking Regulations
Bob Lyddon
Bob LyddonLyddon Consulting Services - Thames Ditton

The Euro's battle for survival - entering the Red Zone

22 May 2018  |  3916 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We have been analysing, for the thinktank the Bruges Group, the extreme difficulties in which the Eurozone finds itself, after years of economic stimulus totalling over 3% of GDP per annum and the bui...

TagsWholesale bankingTransaction bankingGroupSEPA and European Payments
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