22 February 2018

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Nicolas PocardOpportunity Network - Tel Aviv

The Blockchain Technology- Much ado about ..everything

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Since January, crypto currencies are seeing their market cap shrink severely. All regulation issues aside, one of the biggest criticism is that people fail to see the proper application of the technology in improving everyday challenges and therefore are just considered a mere tool for financial speculation Although many ICOs promise products or p...

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Bob LyddonLyddon Consulting Services - Thames Ditton

Is the ECB bankrupt, at least on a mark-to-market basis?

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Yesterday Reuters published an article entitled "Restive bond markets may complicate ECB's exit plans". This was a piece speculating about how and when the ECB can taper off and finish its Asset Purchase Programme ("APP"), its version of Quantitative Easing. The piece stated that "Currency strength and a doubling of benchma...

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Vishwanath Thanalapatti
Vishwanath ThanalapattiTemenos - Bengaluru

Gem of a Fraud: A classic example of operational risk

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Indian banking system is reeling under a series of reported frauds in the last few weeks. The mother of all is the USD 1.7 billion at PNB (Punjab National Bank) which is amongst the top public sector ...

TagsRisk & regulationGroupFinancial Risk Management
Swapneel M
Swapneel MGenpact - Sydney

Are digital investments in Consumer Onboarding reaping enough success?

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Is it too frustrating to wait for an outcome on your mortgage, credit card OR a personal loan application? New age customers, expect a ‘Near real time onboard and transact’ experience and don’t shy aw...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail bankingGroupDigital Banking Trends
Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan WilsonCordium - London

MiFID II: What are you missing? A Post-Implementation Checkpoint for Asset Managers

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After years of development, drafting, deliberation, debate, delay, denial and deferment, MiFID II is finally, for the most part, in effect. Buy-side firms now face the combined challenges of implement...

John Chester
John ChesterSSE Enterprise Telecoms - London

The role connectivity has on the Investment Banking industry

20 February 2018  |  2330 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the highly competitive world of investment banking, exceeding customer requirements is the only sure-fire way to guarantee market share. As such, investment banks need to be able to deliver reliabl...

TagsInnovationGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Lily Bridgwood
Lily BridgwoodOFF3R - London

Could you take advantage of the ISA loophole that’ll be closed by 6th April

20 February 2018  |  1922 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you are currently saving into a Help to Buy ISA, you could increase what’s in your pot with a £1,100 bonus, if you transfer into a Lifetime ISA (LISA) before this tax year is out. A loophole means...

TagsFinancial inclusion
Richard Howells
Richard HowellsExperian - Uk

Opening up the industry: Why the Pensions Dashboard is our 'Open Banking'

20 February 2018  |  1608 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The banking landscape is about to change beyond all recognition due to Open Banking and it is arguable these are the biggest changes we have seen in the last 20 years for consumers. However, there’s a...

TagsInnovationOpen APIsGroupOpen Banking
Anna Milne
Anna MilneFinextra - London

PSD2- why such a slow burn?

19 February 2018  |  3927 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

So PSD2 arrived in a flurry of nothing. As underwhelming as it was entirely predictable, not only was the first deadline missed by pretty much all concerned, the innovative and enticing new services P...

Nick Fernando
Nick FernandoAqua Global Solutions - London

Legacy - Good or Bad?

19 February 2018  |  3015 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

A legacy left to you by a rich benefactor most people would view positively. The term applied to a core banking system today, seems to have negative connotations. The legacy system is a bit like the p...

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