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Mark Jackson

How traditional players can close the gap on challenger banks

Earlier this year, Starling Bank and Monzo became the top two banks in terms of customer satisfaction in the UK, knocking incumbent First Direct from the number one spot[1]. Interestingly, this news c...

16 Jul 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Retired Member

There’s no I in team. And there’s no Messi or Ronaldo left in the World Cup either!

On 14th June 2018 the World Cup kicked off in Russia. What was tipped to be a battle between Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi has actually turned out to be arguably their bigg...

02 Jul 2018
Jared Ronski

Why Startups Need to Make Payments Experience a Priority

In 2017, U.S. online retail experienced the largest year to year growth since 2011, and ecommerce represented 13 percent of total retail sales. Clearly, consumers like shopping online, and that trend...

19 Jun 2018
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Romal Almazo


WHY MANY ICOs ARE A WASTE OF TIME In Part I of this paper I discuss why you need to exercise caution when assessing whether to invest in an initial coin offering (ICO). In Part II, I will provide yo...

06 Jun 2018
Innovation in Financial Services
Romal Almazo


INTRODUCTION Bitcoin is ten years old this year. Created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency and the first commercial use of blockchain. Since its creation in 20...

16 May 2018
Digital Asset Class (DAC)
Pooja Golakonda

Building analytics culture for all

Knowingly or unknowingly, we all do analysis and decision making in our daily lives. It could be deciding whether to hit the gym, which doctor to go to, which school to put your kid in and even for th...

08 May 2018
Marina Evseeva

Emerging Asian leaders in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency to watch out

Given the recent dampening of excitement surrounding blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the U.S., I thought it would be interesting to recognize the Asian leaders who are raising the influe...

25 Apr 2018
Blockchain Observations
Chriss Andrews

Why .io is the cool new domain

In today’s digital age a web domain carries the same kudos as what watch you wear or what school your kids go to. Top Level Domains (TLDs) are at the highest level in the hierarchical domain name syst...

12 Apr 2018
Simon Barnby

CMOaaS Proven marketing skills, as and when you need them

In today’s fast paced, cost-conscious world, marketing often gets overlooked–and yet for small and growing firms in particular, it is a vital activity that needs to be done. And needs to be done well....

12 Mar 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Retired Member

10 Funding Options To Raise Startup Capital For Your Business

Most business startups usually begin with high hopes and investor confidence. However, a few circumstances can either make or mar any business startup. A comprehensive research conducted by experts ha...

22 Feb 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Retired Member

Digital transformation: a growing agenda for the financial services industry

Through the ages, the story of David and Goliath has been told countless times. The archetypal tale of an underdog’s triumph, it is the perfect example of how preparation and agility can overcome shee...

25 Jan 2018
Banking Architecture
Shailendra Malik

Startups face Integration challenges with Banks

Of past year a lot of noise have been created by the Fintech sector and loads of start-ups have mushroomed. With many innovative ideas the primary assumption is that, when we have the empirical data t...

22 Jan 2018
Innovation in Financial Services