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RegTech: Here to Stay?

31 March 2017  |  7933 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

RegTech has grown from a niche, fledgling subset of the FinTech ecosystem to one of its most promising and exciting areas. RegTech, or ‘Regulatory Technology’, is a term used to describe the current generation of companies focusing on innovation in compliance, similar to how ‘FinTech’ companies such as MarketInvoice, Funding Circle, and TransferWi...

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Cashless Society: A Dystopian Future?

31 March 2017  |  4961 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Following on from the UK’s decision to introduce new coins, there has been a lot of debate around the value of the expensive change over. So much so, that many have looked at whether we would have been wiser to increase the security and adoption of contactless payment methods and digital currency, than investing in a declining payment method – cas...

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KYC AND BLOCKCHAIN

30 March 2017  |  43474 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Introduction Know Your Customer (KYC) processes require banks to validate and verify primary documents as part of due diligence. Currently the market is flooded with KYC utilities that help manage the...

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Insuring a great customer experience

29 March 2017  |  6175 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The insurance industry is undoubtedly facing difficult times. With a general commoditisation of product, ease of switching and more comparison sites, insurers are searching for ways to differentiate t...

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Cloud: Elixir for Digital Transformation Elasticity, cyber defence and data compliance standard

27 March 2017  |  3985 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Cloud technology is the salvation of the financial services industry. The cloud’ elasticity brings a new level of efficiency by matching volume to capacity. The cloud gives enterprise protection again...

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Why, what and how banking should be opened?

22 March 2017  |  7176 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Gartner defines Open Banking as the provision of services in the context of users through API platforms; app stores and apps. In simpler words, it means utilisation of open source technology which can...

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The challenge of free banking lingers on

17 March 2017  |  1260 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Philip Augar’s recent article in the Financial Times highlighted the impact of free banking on the UK’s challenger brands. He explains how the introduction of free banking in the 1980’s neutralised pr...

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Does the EBA’s risk based approach to Strong Customer Authentication destroy frictionless payments?

14 March 2017  |  4915 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There has been a flurry of excitement since the publication of the EBA’s draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on 23rd February 2017. While there is much to consider within its 153 pages, the fo...

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The Makings of a Blockbuster Technology Called Blockchain

14 March 2017  |  8084 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain is being talked in the same breath as electricity and internet, which is no small feat. Both electricity and internet have proven themselves to be invisible yet beautiful technologies which...

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I've been on a sabbatical

13 March 2017  |  4540 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Some time ago I realised the banking industry was in for a regulatory shakeup along with perhaps some revelations in the areas of privacy and security. I chose to have a break, putting a few things on...

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