21 October 2017

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Kenneth MarrittMere Digital - Daresbury, United Kingdom

Fintech: Are London based decision makers seeing past Birmingham?

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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 DiamondMitek - San Diego

How can a financial institution predict its future?

20 October 2017  |  2228 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 industry’s glacial pace at adopting whatever the “technology du jour” is. How many times have bankers heard a variation of this prophecy: “If financial i...

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Thea George
Thea GeorgeFinextra - London

Transformation Strategies in Retail Banking

20 October 2017  |  3030 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  |  2500 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 ...

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Duena Blomstrom
Duena BlomstromDuena Blomstrom Consulting - London

NatWest - our Love Hate Relationship

20 October 2017  |  1954 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  |  2727 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...

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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  |  2945 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 ...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

R3CEV Corda Platform: the blockchain app store

19 October 2017  |  4258 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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James Stickland
James SticklandVeridium - London

Data Breaches: The Definition of Insanity

18 October 2017  |  2422 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Sadly, it’s not hyperbole to say that literally every week we hear of a new data breach. In September, we learned that Equifax, one of the United States’ three major credit reporting agencies, fell p...

Crystal Berry
Crystal BerryValidis - Austin

Using Data Standardization Technology as a Competitive Advantage

18 October 2017  |  2861 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Data is a key resource – if not the resource – that powers modern business. Yet, unless it is in a homogenized package, its benefits are limited, thus limiting what industries – especially the account...

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