27 March 2017

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Alex BrayGenpact - London

Are there branches in the Star Trek universe?

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The big news in U.K. retail banking last week was that the Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to close another 158 branches. The bank states that basic transactions have fallen by 43% in 7 years. Yet again, this announcement throws into relief the old discussion about the place of the branch in an omnichannel world. There's been much written on bo...

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John BertrandSAP - London

Cloud: Elixir for Digital Transformation Elasticity, cyber defence and data compliance standard

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Cloud technology is the salvation of the financial services industry. The cloud’ elasticity brings a new level of efficiency by matching volume to capacity. The cloud gives enterprise protection against cyber crime and is compliant with data regulations. Financial services are ais a stovepipe industry . Bbuilt on bespoke legacy systems installed b...

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Michael Diamond
Michael DiamondMitek - San Diego

Innovation, Magic, and Image-Based Cheque Clearing in the UK

24 March 2017  |  3928 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Good things come to those who wait, and the good news for those who have been waiting for the UK to roll out its image-based cheque clearing system is that the end - or more appropriately the beginnin...

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M. Arthur Gillis
M. Arthur GillisComputer Based Solutions, Inc. - Atlanta

Computer Security - Bankers Cannot Ignore It But It Will Never Be Completely Safe

24 March 2017  |  1650 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 1983, I completed a computer security test for a Top Tier U.S. bank. Their idea not mine, because the CEO was alert enough and worried about early signs of computer crime in banking. I never consid...

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Bradd Lewis
Bradd LewisDell EMC - London

Breaking out of the Henry T Ford approach to FS infrastructure

24 March 2017  |  2311 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

From our regular meetings with FS IT leaders in the UK, we know that the challenges of delivering scalable, secure and timely IT to support vastly different, yet constant, requests from across the bus...

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Andy Hirst
Andy HirstSAP - LONDON

Two key technologies driving Machine Learning in Financial Services

24 March 2017  |  7123 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Predictive powers Many people wish they could predict what will happen next in the world. Many predictions are assigned to the waste bin of time very quickly. With hindsight, unforeseen factors come i...

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Siva Shankar
Siva ShankarHabile Technologies - Chennai

46 Best Books To Know All About Fintech

23 March 2017  |  140 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Readers are Leaders! If you want to become a leader in Fintech, we want you to read the below list of books. FinTech is the most used buzzword in the finance industry. A lot of investments and emergen...

Mike Lynch
Mike LynchInAuth - Boston

Attack of the Bots

23 March 2017  |  3812 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

While there is always the debate about what the biggest cybersecurity threat is today—DDoS attacks, ransomware, SQL injections, etc.—there is consensus that, based on total dollars lost, the use of au...

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Ralf Ohlhausen
Ralf OhlhausenPPRO Financial Ltd - London

The EBA is wrong about screen scraping - and it’s going to hurt European fintech!

23 March 2017  |  3853 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

On 23 February, the European Banking Authority (EBA) announced its intention to outlaw ”screen scraping” in one of their Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) complementing the revised Payment Services...

Ray Connolly
Ray ConnollyZarion Software (www.zarion.com) - Dublin

Financial Services and Enterprise Work Management - There is a Way

22 March 2017  |  2936 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

"Work, it needs to be managed up front" A lot has been written to date about the Digital Customer Journey within the Financial Workplace and the end to end process designed to put the custo...

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