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Barley Laing

ID Verification is no longer an obstacle to global growth

The global growth of banks and challenger fintechs based in the western world has long been restricted because of issues related to effective identity (ID) verification. The stumbling block has been l...

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Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Andrew Beatty

The Race to Real Time: Why the Clock Is Ticking

As the global financial services industry accelerates towards real-time payments, banks must find a way to keep up. Banking expert, advisor and futurist Brett King suggests that “The best service in f...

03 Dec 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Rolf Hauge

Trade Finance updates for 2021, no more delays please

I shared my thoughts this time last year about the upcoming SWIFT Releases originally scheduled for 2020 and the importance of early preparation. Earlier this year, the planned SWIFT changes for Trad...

03 Dec 2020
SWIFT Matters
George Still

Digital transformation in investment management: Adapt or adopt?

Digital transformation - two words that, depending on your nature, may terrify or delight you. Yes, it's a significant undertaking and usually requires high upfront budget and effort. However, dependi...

03 Dec 2020
Konstantin Anissimov

New FCA rules on crypto derivatives to come into effect in January 2021

Back in 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) put forward a proposal to impose a ban on crypto derivatives for retail investors, including options, futures, contracts for difference, etc. And i...

03 Dec 2020
Amita Choudhary

New American Silver Eagle Bullion Design Coming in 2021

Investors and coin collectors now have something to look forward to. In early October, the US Mint unveiled the design of the new American Eagle Gold and Silver coin designs, which will come to market...

03 Dec 2020
Financial Inclusion
Kristen Jason

Payment Trends During the 2020 Holiday Season

The holiday season is already here, and there is much speculation about how this year’s events will affect the traditional economic impact of this time of year. Here are the payment trends we expect f...

02 Dec 2020
Konstantin Rabin

Why do fintech startups in Europe resort to traditional finance?

Today more and more investors are relying on the Fintech industry considering the tendency nowadays in every single sector of the world to digitalize. As technologies emerge, the number of fintech sta...

02 Dec 2020
Steve Morgan

Can Banks Do More to Support Their Customers Through COVID-19?

In the last few decades, it is easy to generalise that banking has been, like most industries, focused on the quarterly, half, and full-year financial results. While this generalisation is unfair, the...

02 Dec 2020
Customer Service 2015-2019-2025
Myles Dawson

Beating payments fraud in 2021

The key types of digital payments fraud, ecommerce risk management tactics, and the tools to fight back When it comes to digital payments, ensuring that all genuine transactions are processed smoot...

01 Dec 2020
Bob Lyddon

Unicredit ejects the pilot as it prepares to be stuffed in merger with Monte dei Paschi

Jean-Pierre Mustier is to step down as CEO of Unicredit Group, in which he restored Faith and Hope over the last few years. He baulked at Charity: agreeing a merger with Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS...

01 Dec 2020
Gabe McGloin

Are chargebacks heading for extinction?

Chargebacks have existed since the early days of distance selling – the predecessor of e-commerce. Mail-in catalogues and Avon ladies were some of the earliest ways consumers could purchase products a...

01 Dec 2020
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030