23 May 2017

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David WebberIntelligent Environments - Kingston

The Growth of Vehicle Finance: A Danger to the UK Economy?

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It’s no secret that the vehicle finance industry is continuing to grow; in fact, in terms of lending, vehicle finance is second only to the mortgage market. It’s the scale of the growth that has taken many analysts by surprise – growing from an estimated £32.7 billion in 2014, to over £41 billion in 2016. Despite the colossal growth, the process...

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Andy HirstSAP - LONDON

Postcards From The Digital Edge: Innovation Lessons From The Best

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In 1903, the President of the Michigan Savings Bank advised Henry Ford’s lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Company. “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad,” he said. Not his best professional moment. Disruption can be unsettling and blindsiding in the short term. But underestimating it can hav...

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Sameer Singh JainiThe Digital Fifth - Mumbai

Outsourcing Technology for a bank is like outsourcing the bank

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“In many ways, we see ourselves as a technology company with a banking license.” Michael Corbat, Citibank CEO Consulting firms over last two decades have guided Banks to “Outsource Technology to Techn...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Japan Tightens Regulations on High Frequency Trading: 3 FINTECH Needs

22 May 2017  |  2502 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Japan’s FSA (Financial Services Agency) is looking to implement tighter regulations on High Frequency Trading (HFT) as soon as 2018. Reuters states that “The growing presence of HFT on the Tokyo Stock...

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Stacey Small
Stacey SmallThe Glue.com - London

PSD2 is fast approaching. Don’t bury your head in the sand

19 May 2017  |  4579 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The PSD2 deadline is just seven months away, and we all know just how quickly time flies. Market feedback suggests that many financial institutions are still in the ‘reflection’ phase. So far, this ye...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

The same, only different?

18 May 2017  |  3663 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For MiFID II to work, the industry must have a clear understanding of what constitutes a single instrument. For cash products such as equity or debt this is straightforward, but in derivatives the con...

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Christian Ball
Christian BallGFT - London

How banks can learn the lessons of BlackBerry

18 May 2017  |  5310 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There was once a time when the mobile smartphone market was dominated by BlackBerry handsets. In recent years BlackBerry’s sales have plummeted and it seems unlikely they will ever regain the level of...

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Sarah Clark
Sarah ClarkMitek - San Diego

ePassports, the panacea for financial services’ digital identity verification pain?

17 May 2017  |  4800 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Looking ahead, it’s highly likely that once the exit of the UK from the EU occurs, additional hurdles to seamlessly onboarding new customers or authenticating existing ones will create greater challen...

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Artjom Kartaschow
Artjom Kartaschowzeb - Hamburg

How hard is it to build a digital insurer?

17 May 2017  |  276 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At least 10 teams in Germany are currently trying to build a new fully digital insurer. Among them are for example the startup Ottonova from Munich or the Finleap Venture Element. Other young tech c

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David Donovan
David DonovanSapient Global Markets - Boston

Open APIs - Leveraging Banking As a Service to Compete and Collaborate

17 May 2017  |  5920 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Rolling in my Uber, that's just how I use my time” – Travis Scott, Uber Everywhere Remix. Welcome to the world where hip hop artists talk about companies created in the digital economy powered by ap...

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