20 April 2018

Trends in Financial Services

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Bob LyddonLyddon Consulting Services - Thames Ditton

Call for the withdrawal of Wolfsberg Group guidance on SWIFT Relationship Management Application

09 April 2018  |  5414 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Occasioned by the recent Financial Standards Board reports on Correspondent Banking and on Remittances, I am of the opinion that Wolfsberg Group's 2016 “Wolfsberg Guidance on SWIFT Relationship Management Application (RMA) Due Diligence” should be withdrawn. I have sent a paper to the Wolsfberg Group to this effect. The guidance has given a clean b...

TagsPaymentsTransaction banking
Gavin ScrubySmartDebit - Bagshot

Does Open Banking mean the end of card payments?

25 March 2018  |  6974 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The first generally useful application of Open Banking is here in the UK. While it will be some time yet before it gets much use, new organisations soon will be able to initiate payments between bank accounts on a consumer’s behalf. This creates a new layer between consumers and banks, hopefully spawning novel ideas and services. Moving the centre...

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Jeremy Light
Jeremy LightRipple - London

Network Effects - the Forces Driving Ongoing Payment Trends

05 March 2018  |  7208 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My concluding blog on trends focuses on the ongoing payment trends, those that are already strongly established and which will continue in 2018. The momentum towards a “less-cash” society increases i...

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Dennis Gada
Dennis GadaInfosys - Charlotte, North Carolina

Five ways fintech is disrupting the financial services industry

05 March 2018  |  12584 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fintech is the buzzword within the banking industry. It refers to the use of technology across all financial services functions. For instance, the simple task of replacing paper-based processes with s...

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Tristan Blampied
Tristan BlampiedPelican - London

Are you ready for Pan-European Real-Time Payments?

02 March 2018  |  5973 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The digitalisation of the economy has transformed how consumers and businesses purchase and pay for goods and services. With a thumbprint, a tap of the wrist, or simply a glance of the face to our pho...

Jeremy Light
Jeremy LightRipple - London

Payment Trends for 2018 Part 2 - Growing Trends

26 February 2018  |  8327 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

My blog last week covered New Payment Trends that I expect to become established this year. This week I focus on Growing Payment trends, those that are already evident and likely to strengthen in 2018...

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Amy Matthews
Amy MatthewsVibrant, Inc. - New Jersey

Impact Of Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning on Trading And Investing

22 February 2018  |  11839 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Investing and trading are activities that can benefit quite a lot from automation. In fact, using artificial intelligence and machine learning can be very handy here, to the point where you can easily...

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Amy Matthews
Amy MatthewsVibrant, Inc. - New Jersey

Basic Bookkeeping and Working With an Accountant

16 February 2018  |  4487 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

If you are looking to keep your business organized and profitable, bookkeeping plays a huge role. To flourish in business, you must have a substantial knowledge of financial management, no matter how ...

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Sudhesh Giriyan
Sudhesh GiriyanXpress Money - Dubai

PSD2: An innovation springboard for banks

26 January 2018  |  11399 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whilst we’re only a few days into the PSD2 era, which aims to accelerate digital disruption and reshape the financial services industry across Europe, incumbent European banks already have a clear cho...

TagsRisk & regulationOpen APIs
Alexandra Foster
Alexandra FosterBT - London

The year ahead for insurtech: transformation gathers speed

25 January 2018  |  8815 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As 2018 gets underway, it is time to reflect on the developments that have shaped the insurance sector over the past year and shed some light on predictions for the next twelve months. The technologic...

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