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Bob Lyddon

BoE fears for UK stability due to Italian banking crisis. Unicredit needs EUR35bn more capital

The Bank of England recently woke up and issued its Financial Stability Report and Stress Test results - November 2018. In it the Bank warned that a “further deterioration in Italy’s financial outlook...

07 Dec 2018
Trends in Financial Services
Ketharaman Swaminathan

Why Nobody Went To Jail For The Great Financial Crisis

On the tenth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the media is full of articles questioning why nobody went to jail for the Great Financial Crisis that followed. Take, for instance, A cri...

04 Dec 2018
Bob Lyddon

Bank of England UK stability fears on Italy banking crisis. Unicredit needs EUR35bn more capital

The Bank of England recently issued its Financial Stability Report and Stress Test results - November 2018. In it the Bank warned that 2 “further deterioration in Italy’s financial outlook could resul...

03 Dec 2018
SEPA and European Payments
Bob Lyddon

Italian government decides on path out of Budget dispute with the EU - with a FinTech innovation

The bridge over the Rubicon has been built and we now just wait for Caesar to cross it - key decision-makers in Rome have decided how to get themselves out of their impasse between their proposed Budg...

29 Nov 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Mervyn Kelly

Legacy networks: Enemy number one for banks

For financial organisations looking to make the move to public cloud, outdated technology is proving to be a significant obstacle. With the sheer number of regulatory hoops they have to jump through,...

28 Nov 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Enrico Camerinelli

Digital Transformation in the Eyes of the Corporate User: The Treasurer

Heads of corporate treasury are crossing paths with digital transformation, a revolution that already started with the advent of the internet and one that is now shaping the world of business and the ...

09 Nov 2018
Treasury Management
Laura Glynn

Examining Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement Across Europe

Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, financial institutions have had to deal with a series of regulations to increase transparency. The objective? Creating a safer, more robust and mor...

07 Nov 2018
Banking Regulations
David Donovan

The Product Engineering Paradigm:Moving from idea to production at the speed of customer expectation

With all the acronyms in the digital world, let’s talk about one more: VUCA. The term itself is not new, but it describes the challenges businesses are facing today. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complex

29 Oct 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Inese Novikova

How Back-office Holds Banks Back From Successful Digitization

There is a huge misconception that investing in customer solutions is enough to ensure successful banking digitization. According to a World Economic Forum report 2018 by Bain & Company, only 1% o...

23 Oct 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Retired Member

Business banking, the final fintech frontier

Banking 101 Ever since the establishment of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena - first bank in history-, banking is all about helping businesses grow. This principle is vital in today's banking system, ...

23 Oct 2018
Fintech
Bob Lyddon

Eurozone private banks gear up to replace Eurosystem Asset Purchase Programmes

The Eurozone banking system will have to gear itself up this autumn to take over the supply of credit from the Eurosystem, as the Eurosystem’s version of QE - called Asset Purchase Programmes – is wou...

09 Oct 2018
SEPA and European Payments
Fabio Urso

GDPR and Onboarding

Conforming to GDPR across the Customer Lifecycle One of the most talked about regulations in recent years has been GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This EU law was adopted in April 2016 and ...

27 Sep 2018
Financial Services Regulation