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FinTech Chatbots - The Millennial Command Line

14 December 2016  |  15044 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I have a confession to make - I'm not really a millennial! Despite my liberal use of emojis in my tweets and the word 'awesome', the fact of the matter is I missed out on the crucial millennial cutoff point by a few months. I'm Generation X. The good part about being a generational inbetweener is that I remember a time before smartphones, a time b...

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Was 2016 the year that retail banking changed forever?

06 December 2016  |  5725 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

You can say what you like about 2016 but it’s unlikely to be forgotten. Whereas the memory of most years quickly blur, there’s little doubt that the one just passed will be vividly remembered for a host of different reasons. Politically and culturally more has changed in the past twelve months than has done so in, arguably, the previous decade and...

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Blockchain... Prepare for change!

11 November 2016  |  8650 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you’re asking yourself whether the hype around blockchain is worth looking into it, the answer is yes. You should definitively try to understand what is the fuss about because there is a high proba...

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India demonetizes High Denomination currency - Opportunity for FinTech companies

09 November 2016  |  3126 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In a swift move, Indian Government demonetized High Denomination currency with immediate effect. The move encourages citizens to get digitally empowered and go for cashless transactions. The scenario ...

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It just got competitive: The retail banking shake-up

07 November 2016  |  3931 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Back in July when I wrote a piece on how retail banking customers continue to be underwhelmed, the Competition and Markets Authority were on the verge of suggesting new proposals that would shake-up t...

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The issue of migration

02 November 2016  |  3315 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain is never far from our thoughts it seems, with the recent flurry of articles now focusing more on the ‘when’ rather than the ‘what’. Opinion appears to be polarised, with some commentators...

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The impact of Brexit on Fintech in the UK

31 October 2016  |  10884 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

London has earned its title “Global Fintech City”, boasting a strong financial centre for successful tech-startups in the UK and a key regulator of the global fintech community. Brexit is hot news in ...

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Blockchain and the technology diffusion cycle

31 October 2016  |  8982 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Blockchain is everywhere, blockchain is the hot stuff, blockchain, blockchain, blockchain…” It seems like everybody is talking about blockchain all the time.. but is it really the case? When I cond...

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28 October 2016  |  15389 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On their own, start-up fintechs find it a challenge to compete with traditional banks; but by teaming up with technology giants they could beat the banks at their own game. While top banks like Citi, ...

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Current challenges in fighting financial crime, part 2

27 October 2016  |  4935 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In part one of this two-part blog on fighting financial crime, we talked about the factors that are converging to make the battle against financial crime more complex and costly in today’s financial w...

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