24 May 2017

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Christoffer HernæsSkandiabanken - Norway

If developers are the new rock stars, APIs are their instruments

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Last week we announced that Skandiabanken will be supporting digital currencies by integrating to Coinbase and exposing the account balance held at Coinbase. The real innovation really has little to do with bitcoin and digital currencies, but rather a representation of the way open banking will shape new products development and customer experienc...

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Kunal PatelTagit - Singapore

Mobile Wallets - Is The Future Rosy?

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Mobile wallets have been talked about for years, I've lost count at the number of reports I've read citing that mobile wallets will dominate the world and that your traditional wallet will be replaced by an app on your smartphone. The UK and Europe My first foray into the mobile wallet world was way back in 2012, working for the European based Tele...

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

Blockchain and the airline industry: ready for take-off?

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Last Sunday I was visiting a hockey match here in the place where I live. Near the playing field, I was drinking a beer, discussing with a friend of mine who worked at a big international airline comp...

TagsBlockchainPost-trade & ops
Maurizio Colleluori
Maurizio ColleluoriThink Big Analytics - London

Data Lakes May be Failing Banks, but it Doesn’t Need to be This Way

23 May 2017  |  2095 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The reality for many banks is that data lakes are becoming data swamps, with business users unable to access the large volumes of machine-generated, clickstream, and externally generated data that liv...

TagsRetail bankingInnovationGroupData Management 101
David  Webber
David WebberIntelligent Environments - Kingston

The Growth of Vehicle Finance: A Danger to the UK Economy?

22 May 2017  |  2916 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s no secret that the vehicle finance industry is continuing to grow; in fact, in terms of lending, vehicle finance is second only to the mortgage market. It’s the scale of the growth that has taken...

TagsRetail bankingInnovationGroupFintech
Sameer Singh Jaini
Sameer Singh JainiThe Digital Fifth - Mumbai

Outsourcing Technology for a bank is like outsourcing the bank

22 May 2017  |  3552 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“In many ways, we see ourselves as a technology company with a banking license.” Michael Corbat, Citibank CEO Consulting firms over last two decades have guided Banks to “Outsource Technology to Techn...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Japan Tightens Regulations on High Frequency Trading: 3 FINTECH Needs

22 May 2017  |  3832 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Japan’s FSA (Financial Services Agency) is looking to implement tighter regulations on High Frequency Trading (HFT) as soon as 2018. Reuters states that “The growing presence of HFT on the Tokyo Stock...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulationGroupFintech
Stacey Small
Stacey SmallThe Glue.com - London

PSD2 is fast approaching. Don’t bury your head in the sand

19 May 2017  |  5776 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The PSD2 deadline is just seven months away, and we all know just how quickly time flies. Market feedback suggests that many financial institutions are still in the ‘reflection’ phase. So far, this ye...

TagsRisk & regulationEBAdayGroupEBAday
Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

The same, only different?

18 May 2017  |  4238 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For MiFID II to work, the industry must have a clear understanding of what constitutes a single instrument. For cash products such as equity or debt this is straightforward, but in derivatives the con...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Christian Ball
Christian BallGFT - London

How banks can learn the lessons of BlackBerry

18 May 2017  |  6255 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There was once a time when the mobile smartphone market was dominated by BlackBerry handsets. In recent years BlackBerry’s sales have plummeted and it seems unlikely they will ever regain the level of...

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