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James SmithDsruptiv - London

500 days of tumbleweed - why is the FCA ignoring small businesses?

31 July 2017  |  7776 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It has now been 500 days since the consultation period closed on 18 March 2016 for FCA Discussion Paper DP15/7 "Our approach to SMEs as users of financial services." At present, the provision of financial services to small businesses in the UK is largely unregulated. In many cases, firms can't even appeal to an ombudsman if they have been...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail bankingGroupFinancial Services Regulation
Alex LettsU - Sheffield

Why the banking model could break the UK economy. Part Two.

31 July 2017  |  7611 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

In Part One I wrote about the problem with the UK banking model and why it undermines the UK economy. In summary, banks need to lend to make their current account model work; this helps a lot of people, but for a huge swathe society it can be less beneficial, encouraging a debt mentality and a debt spiral that many will never escape, nor repay. In...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail bankingGroupDisruption in Retail Banking
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André StoorvogelRambus - Rotterdam

Retailers: game changers of the mobile payments industry?

31 July 2017  |  5138 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We predicted that 2017 would be the year of ‘Mobile Payments 2.0’, with seamless payment methods, value-added services and alternative payment channels coming to the fore. As we move into the second h...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Jan-Willem Van Capelle
Jan-Willem Van CapelleDrebbel - Amsterdam

MiFID II: regulatory burden or a driver for innovative change?

31 July 2017  |  3354 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Today, MiFID II is undoubtedly the main point of focus for financial services providers. Coming into force on January the 3rd 2018, every MiFID responsible compliance officer or project manager is sup...

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GDPR may Clog Data Pipeline

31 July 2017  |  3183 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If data is the “new oil,” could GDPR be a blockage in the pipeline? Admit it, phrases and jargon are so overused in our industry that they become annoying. The latest one is “data is the new oil.”...

TagsRisk & regulation
Urvish Macwan
Urvish MacwanHyperlink Infosystem - Ahmedabad

You Can Only Enjoy Your Mobile App If It Has These Features

31 July 2017  |  2888 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It is quite surprising that at this stage some companies don’t have a mobile app. It is even worse that they still question the importance of app development and mobile apps. Well, if you are among th...

TagsMobile & online
Jeremy Light
Jeremy LightAccenture - London

An alternative RTS for strong customer authentication

31 July 2017  |  4338 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The PSD2 regulatory technical standards (RTS) for strong customer authentication and secure communication are proving difficult to finalise. With the EBA rejecting the EC's amendments to its final dra...

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulation
Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Black Hat 2017 was an Amazing Event

29 July 2017  |  6522 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In July, more than 15,000 security pros, hackers, hobbyists, and researchers met in Las Vegas for the Black Hat Conference 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This was the 20th year that the security c...

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Girish Patil
Girish PatilMindtree Ltd - Bangalore

Algorithm Trading: Benefits & Risks

29 July 2017  |  8963 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Algorithm trading (also called as Black Box Trading) is very advanced & sophisticated trading mechanism which uses complex mathematical formulas & models to make quick decisions & transact...

TagsTrade execution
Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Blackhat Hackers Love Office Printers

28 July 2017  |  5132 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The term, or in this case the word “blackhat” in tech generally refers to a criminal hacker. The opposite of black is white and a “whitehat” is a security professional. These terms originate from the ...

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