22 October 2017

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Kenneth MarrittMere Digital - Daresbury, United Kingdom

Open Banking APIs: Why Fintechs Need To Consider Regulation Before Building Solutions

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Fintech companies wishing to use Open Banking APIs should consider the regulatory challenges they face prior to building out solutions. This article provides a UK perspective on how Fintech companies can address the challenges in order to utilise Open Banking APIs. Open Banking In The UK The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is championing ...

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Kenneth MarrittMere Digital - Daresbury, United Kingdom

Fintech: Are London based decision makers seeing past Birmingham?

21 October 2017  |  2495 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I attended a Competition and Market Authority (CMA) sponsored Nesta Fintech Innovation Challenge in Manchester earlier this year. Funding of £5M and access to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulatory sandbox was on offer to 50 successful applicants. It was a popular event, with dozens of people in attendance representing Fintech startups fr...

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Michael Diamond
Michael DiamondMitek - San Diego

How can a financial institution predict its future?

20 October 2017  |  2821 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I’ve been working with FI’s for many years, and I have to say that (sometimes) I feel sorry for them. It must be tough to have writers and marketers constantly poking fun at your highly-regulated indu...

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John Doyle
John DoyleDoyle Financials - London

Who owns the data?

20 October 2017  |  337 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There's been a vigorous debate recently about data in financial services and who it belongs to. At the Vendorcom conference last month it featured high on the list of concerns especially as more and m...

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulationGroupFinancial Services Regulation
Thea George
Thea GeorgeFinextra - London

Transformation Strategies in Retail Banking

20 October 2017  |  4634 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Diebold Nixdorf International Management Seminar 2017 in Amsterdam provided insights on the digital strategies that banks are implementing today and what the future holds for retail banking. Shapi...

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Laura Glynn
Laura GlynnFenergo - Dublin - London- New York - Sydney

FinCEN Final Rule: Redefining Client Due Diligence Requirements

20 October 2017  |  3766 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Coming into force on May 11th, 2018, FinCEN’s Final Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rule (i.e. FinCEN Final Rule (CDD)) will bring in sweeping new changes to how financial institutions collect, maintain ...

TagsRisk & regulationTransaction bankingGroupFinancial Services Regulation
Duena Blomstrom
Duena BlomstromDuena Blomstrom Consulting - London

NatWest - our Love Hate Relationship

20 October 2017  |  2260 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Regulation – one of the most heated (and arguably “hated”) words in banking. While it’s there to protect our collective money, it’s also the scape goat for all the things we failed the consumer with. ...

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Freddie McMahon
Freddie McMahonDF2020 Ltd - London


20 October 2017  |  3854 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Gartner Group have recently identified the following four emergent trends for using Chatbots in the Enterprise: 1. Call Center Help Desk: Chatbots are reducing the cost of customer queries by handlin...

TagsArtificial IntelligenceRisk & regulationGroupFintech innovation and startups
Darren Thomas
Darren ThomasIHS Markit - New York

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: MiFID II’s Buy-Side Sell-Side Standoff

19 October 2017  |  4038 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Investment managers and brokers both lose unless they resolve differences by the MiFID II deadline Repapering of terms under MiFID II is potentially a massive problem for the buy-side. This issue is ...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & opsGroupMiFID
Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

R3CEV Corda Platform: the blockchain app store

19 October 2017  |  5358 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In May this year, fintech start-up R3 raised $107 million from a consortium of the world’s top banks. The New York-based blockchain company that works in collaboration with more than 90 banks and othe...

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