22 February 2017

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Richard DearIcon Solutions - London

Instant Payments and the Reactive Manifesto

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Over the last year, we’ve been talking with many banks and payment service providers about the challenges of instant payments. The most progressive organisations are looking to instant payments as an opportunity to embrace open-source frameworks as an alternative to traditional vendor technology solutions. As a large organisation put it to me re...

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Sarah JacksonEquiniti - London

Responsible lending: The broker balancing act

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The general public can be incredibly suspicious, especially when it comes to the sales environment in financial services. Many clients of both secured and unsecured loan brokers will happily listen to their guidance, only to view with scepticism the products the broker eventually recommends. In most cases this is because the client, rightly or othe...

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Tom Hay
Tom HayIcon Solutions Ltd - London

The Treasury’s view of PSD2: A step in the right direction?

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As a European directive, PSD2 has to be transposed into UK law. HM Treasury has recently launched a consultation inviting comment on the proposed legislative changes. The consultation document is w

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Thomas in Blockland

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Thomas the crossing network wasn't happy. For years he had enjoyed helping his friends buy and sell things amongst themselves. Sometimes he would even step in directly and agree to buy or sell somethi...

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Nick Weisfeld
Nick WeisfeldGFT - London

Blockchain Technology

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Accelerating adoption of distributed ledger in financial services: centralised versus de-centralised business models Leaving aside the Bitcoin use case, is the story of Blockchain simply one of ‘hype’...

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Enrico Camerinelli
Enrico CamerinelliAite Group - Boston

Killer Corporate Banking Use Cases for Fintech

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Although banks may appear slow to react and less agile than emerging fintech companies, banks remain their corporate clients’ main point of reference for technology innovation and inclusion. Even many...

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Michael Diamond
Michael DiamondMitek - San Diego

For successful banks Digital Advocacy isn’t a job; it’s a state of mind

21 February 2017  |  1823 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Have you ever traveled to another part of the world, where people spoke a different language and followed customs that were completely different from what you were used to? Add to that a little jet-l...

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Christopher Jones
Christopher JonesPSE Consulting - London

PSD2 and EBA Update: The Good News and The Bad

21 February 2017  |  2753 views  |  6 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Today Andrea Enria, the Chairperson of the EBA, presented at the Westminster Forum and provided some early insights into the progress of their PSD2 Regulatory Technical Framework (RTS) work. The publi...

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Steve Cook
Steve CookDaon - London

What are the advantages of biometric authentication in replacing passwords?

21 February 2017  |  2777 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Biometric technology has a number of different user cases in order to ease the customer journey. It can be used as a replacement for the user-name and password as a convenient log-in, or as a simple...

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Milos Dunjic
Milos DunjicTD Bank Group - Toronto

Instead Of Open Banking Should Industry Push For Open Everything?

20 February 2017  |  3011 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Open Banking initiatives are bringing technology at the forefront of finance by encouraging (sometimes even mandating) secure underlying account data sharing by banks. The main purpose is to enable th...

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