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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: Predictions for 2018

2017 was a year of interesting developments in the blockchain area. Not all happened as was expected. Many, including me, predicted 2017 to be the year that blockchain would move from proof-of-concept...

31 Dec 2017
Bob Lyddon

Predictions for the Payments industry in 2018: new EU Treaty signed for full EMU

This is the third of our predictions for the Payments industry in 2018, and it is about the Euro and its path to full completion. Brexit is both a threat and an opportunity for the “centralisers” at t...

31 Dec 2017
SEPA and European Payments
Bob Lyddon

Predictions for the Payments industry in 2018 - New Entrants

This is the second of our predictions for the Payments industry in 2018, and it is about New Entrants to the payments business. The main focus is on Third-Party Providers and Payment Institutions as o...

29 Dec 2017
Transaction Banking
Freddie McMahon

CHATBOTS UNDER-HYPE: THE NEW FRONTIER TO SIMPLIFY COMPLEX KNOWLEDGE PART 2

Just as a reminder, Complex Knowledge is any combination of regulatory, statutory, legal, tax, tariff, policy and procedure matter, which is primarily found within documents. USE CASE: HOUSEHOLDER P...

29 Dec 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Chris Principe

It's a Crypto Crazy Christmas!!

It's a Crypto Crazy Christmas!! What you should have remembered that was told to you by Billy Ray Valentine. So, I do not have an inside information, if there is any, about the last two weeks in Crypt...

28 Dec 2017
Futuristic Banking
Bob Lyddon

Predictions for the Payments industry in 2018 - Open Banking

This is the first of our predictions for the Payments industry in 2018, and it is about the UK's Open Banking. This is a very high-profile and government-endorsed project to open up Retail and SME ban...

27 Dec 2017
Disruption in Retail Banking
Ishtiaque Hossain

4 AI Use Cases in Fintech in 2018 according to PwC and Gartner

According to Gartner, by the end of 2020, 20% of citizens in developed nations will use AI for everyday operational tasks and a whopping 85% of CIOs (Chief Information Officers) will be piloting AI pr...

26 Dec 2017
Asia Financial Services
Henry Hilska

Could Blockchain Transform the Direct Selling of Insurance and Annuity Products

It is hard to avoid hearing about Bitcoin these days as mention of the meteoric rise in value of the crypto-currency has become so prevalent in both the traditional and social media. What is less pr...

23 Dec 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Kenneth Marritt

Open Banking: What Will Next Christmas Bring?

Last Christmas I had two permanent bulges in my trouser pockets thanks to my ever present wallet and mobile phone. I bought presents with my traditional bank account card using online and contactless ...

23 Dec 2017
Open Banking
Jeffrey Anderson

ESMA’s third-country venues - the naughty or nice list

ESMA recently issued guidance on the treatment of commodity derivatives traded on third-country venues in the context of the MiFID ll position limit regime. Prior to this is was not clear if commodit...

22 Dec 2017
Freddie McMahon

CHATBOTS UNDER-HYPE: THE NEW FRONTIER TO SIMPLIFY COMPLEX KNOWLEDGE PART 1

The Opportunity The simplification of Complex Knowledge is a paradigm shift opportunity for chatbots, with the potential to bring benefits to every person and every organisation on the planet. The...

22 Dec 2017
Fintech innovation and startups
Dharmesh Mistry

20:20 or blurred digital vision?

Forecasts for the upcoming year have become an industry staple, but how often are these predictions correct? In this post I review forecasts made at the start of the year so that you can judge who got...

21 Dec 2017