30 April 2017

Trends in Financial Services

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Chaney OjinnakaVendorMach - London/New York

Unlocking the power of the supply chain

25 April 2017  |  3409 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Most organisations aspire to be on good terms with their suppliers; indeed, collaboration has become something of a buzzword amongst supply chain professionals. Still, there is a problem: the nature of the relationship between buyer and supplier often pits the two parties against each other – the buyer wants to hold onto its cash for as long as pos...

Henri WajsblatAnaplan - Paris

2017 - The Year of Cost-Cutting

25 April 2017  |  2577 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

2016 was punctuated by a large number of banks announcing their intentions to cut costs. In the UK we saw efficiency drives from the like of HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group, with the latter publicly targeting a further 20% belt-tightening by the end of 2017. RBS made cuts on its investment banking side, and Barclays described itself as “unrelenting ...

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Andy Bottrill
Andy BottrillBlackLine - London

Rise of the machines - understanding automation

25 April 2017  |  2879 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whilst there’s little denying that AI, machine learning and automation are some of the most important developing technologies, headlines that announce: “The robots are taking our jobs!” may be a littl...

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Andrew Ford
Andrew FordRed Box Recorders - Nottingham

Tell Me Once: The next decade of consumer communications

19 April 2017  |  3524 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Every business quickly learns the value of the conversations they have with their customers. They aren’t only the lifeblood of any organisation fuelling transactions and growth but also offer invaluab...

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Bryan Peddie
Bryan PeddieNCR - London

The case for a future with cash

19 April 2017  |  3967 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It can be a fool’s errand trying to accurately predict the future. In 1955 Alex Lewyt, president of the Lewyt Vacuum cleaner company, predicted “Nuclear powered vacuums will probably be a reality with...

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Jens Woloszczak
Jens WoloszczakSpotcap - Berlin

Open banking, what’s needed to move forward?

31 March 2017  |  3776 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Around the world, regulators are considering ways to encourage traditional players to ‘open up’ customer data to stimulate competition and standardise security protocols. While regulation is already o...

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Keith Stonell
Keith StonellGuidewire - London

Generation uninsured: what are the challenges and opportunities for the insurance industry?

31 March 2017  |  1506 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The UK is becoming a country of renters rather than home-owners according to a recent government whitepaper. The proportion of people living in the private rented sector has doubled since 2000 and j...

Jonathan Madge
Jonathan MadgeTransferGo - London

Cashless Society: A Dystopian Future?

31 March 2017  |  4008 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 bee...

Henning Holter
Henning HolterTungsten Network - London

FinTech and the Digital Strategy

29 March 2017  |  6212 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Targeting a frictionless future for business Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, vowed earlier this month to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for e...

Ed Price
Ed PriceExperis UK & Ireland - London

What can financial services organisations do to attract and retain top talent?

27 March 2017  |  2822 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The financial services world is on the cusp of the next wave of disruption. Last year’s largely unexpected global political results have caused continued uncertainty, with the full repercussions of th...

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