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Alexander Arabey

Digital banking: 5 things you need to know before starting a project

Pitfalls and issues will inevitably arise while working on any project: from building a house to creating a digital banking system. In this article I provide a brief overview of digital banking proje...

04 Jun 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Shailendra Malik

Time-To-Market for a Data Platform

Introduction In the last 3 years, I have come across a lot of companies trying to build their data platforms. Unique approaches, aggressive architectures, and varied use cases underline the different ...

10 May 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Retired Member

Collaboration rules: The benefits of a platform approach for developers

More and more financial institutions are driving value by collaborating with Fintechs, usually by leveraging open APIs. This strategy is in direct contrast to the way in which banks have traditionally...

29 Mar 2019
Fintech
Konstantin Rabin

The love hate relationship of Wall Street and the Crypto Industry

One of the most interesting relationships over the past year and a half to watch develop globally has been that of Wall Street and the crypto industry. At the peak of the crypto boom, Wall Street was ...

25 Mar 2019
Shailendra Malik

Tribification of Agile

Imitation is the best form of flattery, but what Spotify did to Agile and what industry doing to it by trying to replicate is atrocious. If something works for a company and it is different from the

16 Mar 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Craig Hughes

Chain of Trust

In the traditional two or three-tier world of web development, there is an inherent trust between the client and the server. Each is contextually aware of the other and withholds or shares informatio

24 Feb 2019
API
Shailendra Malik

Are we doing justice with Agile?

DISCLAIMER: I AM WRITING THIS AS A PROVOCATEUR AND INTENTION IS TO STIR UP THE POT, AS IT IS ONLY THE CHAOS THAT WILL GIVE BIRTH TO INNOVATION. I WELCOME YOU TO THE DEBATE BUT, BEFORE YOU JOIN READ WH...

17 Feb 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Retired Member

Building software development around customer needs

A 2018 report by Accenture, Back Office, it’s Time to Meet the Customers, found that 75% of operational leaders at banks now want to focus on customer experience more than on efficiency. The driver ...

11 Feb 2019
Fintech
Craig Hughes

API Misconceptions

I’d like to clarify some things about the use of HTTP verbs for RESTful APIs and the apparent misconceptions these can bring about. Firstly, there are a few people who believe that RESTful APIs are p

01 Feb 2019
API
Retired Member

Fintech apps of the future

When it comes to bringing innovation to the world of banking and finance, what sort of apps might we see in years to come, and what areas are potentially ripe for development? What is driving the deve...

28 Jan 2019
Fintech
Craig Hughes

API Fragments - simple flexibility

Designing APIs often leads to a compromise between producers and/or consumers. Consumers of APIs would like the interface to be as close to their requirements as possible; they want to avoid possible

27 Jan 2019
API
Retired Member

Five top tips for Fintech app developers

As more banks look to distribute new Fintech apps that integrate with core banking services as part of their platform strategies, opportunities for developers to respond with new apps are on the rise....

21 Jan 2019
Fintech