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Abhishek Chatterjee

Web Summit,2015 - why it’s a must attend for startups

Every business is getting disrupted by high speed Internet connectivity, smart mobile devices at low price points and availabilityof digital infrastructure & computing power on demand (CLOUD). Thi...

29 Dec 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Travers Clarke-Walker

How to Start a New Bank: Navigating the U.K. Financial Services Landscape

The retail banking landscape in the U.K. has changed dramatically in recent years and it continues to evolve. We have seen the arrival of challenger banks – new, often digital entities focused on cust...

21 Dec 2015
Ivy Schmerken

Buy Side Backs BlockTrading Venues

Buy side firms have shown signs of impatience with U.S. equity market structure. While they are leery of radical reforms, institutions have seeded a number of trading venues lately. The topic of buy s...

14 Dec 2015
Jason Ward

Using the cloud to win the battle against disruptive young financial services bucks

For the regular fans of Countryfile that caught the autumn episode on the mating habits of deers, you’ll know that it is peak season. While the links between deer and the financial sector may not init...

01 Dec 2015
Retired Member

Fancy a quickie?

Tinder, 3nder, schminder. Welcome to the new world where non-committal promiscuity is the norm of the day (if not de rigueur), both in personal life and in business. Welcome to the "tinder"...

21 Nov 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

You must be kidding me

Time to ruffle some feathers. Innovation, payments, fintech - there has been a lot of buzz and commotion there for the past few years. The end result - mostly fizzle. Why? There has been no real probl...

14 Nov 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

Crowdfunding: Golden Opportunity for Banks or Paradox

I have intentionally kept this short and straight to the point as I would like to hear readers' opinions. Please post a comment below with your thoughts With Crowdfunding (both debt and equity) accoun...

13 Nov 2015
Elizabeth Lumley

You can believe in unicorns, I’d rather plant seeds

A famous quote from investor Warren Buffet goes along the lines of: "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” I’m going to turn that quote around. Ba...

09 Nov 2015
Retired Member

Innovator Innovates and the Imitator reaps all the Rewards

"If there are innovators who lose, there must be followers / imitators who win" [David Teece] Imagine the situation, a brand new startup or well established firm brings an innovation to an ‘...

06 Nov 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

Fee or Free? How low should remittance transfer fees be? The ultimate dilemma.

Determining the price for a product or a service is the penultimate question. The money-transfer industry is no different. At present, the remittance industry has more or less the following models for...

04 Nov 2015
Trends in Financial Services
Nischala Murthy Kaushik

The People Archetypes you want to avoid at Work

Malcolm Gladwell is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love his thoughts, his books and the way he plays with words. In his book “The Tipping Point” he talks about three archetypes of people –Conn...

20 Oct 2015
Elizabeth Lumley

My cause for 2015 - Bank accounts for all!

Now that I find myself running an accelerator in the FinTech space I get asked a lot of questions. What is the value for the startups? What do the banks get out of it? Are any real projects complete...

08 Oct 2015