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Anna Mazzone

How to navigate an ever-changing business landscape with forward-looking risk management

The business landscape of today is in constant flux and continually being disrupted by rapid change. From new competitors with disruptive business models to changing customer demographics and dynamics...

12 Mar 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services
Payson Johnton

Smart Tech Partnerships are Vital in Driving Better Access to SMB Finance

Small and medium-sized business (SMBs) are often cited as a major economic driver and force for job creation, and it’s for good reason; with SMBs making up over 90 percent of all US businesses, while ...

12 Mar 2020
Fintech innovation and startups
Przemek Bozek

Valuing companies amidst a space race

According to various sources, total funding for space companies reached close to US$6 billion in 2019, raking in hundreds of millions from VC funds over the years. Once considered to be costly and red...

11 Mar 2020
Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology
Konstantin Rabin

Alchemy Technologies partners up with the blockchain-based consumer loans company

Fintechs rely heavily on blockchain to make the transactions smooth and safe and while both of these technologies often face criticism for being vulnerable to attacks, the fintech industry keeps growi...

11 Mar 2020
Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services
Chris Principe

Deposit Cash, Get Arrested

Deposit Cash, Get Arrested! Banking has evolved more in the last few years than in the last few decades. The main reason is technology closely followed by regulation. The famous statement that “Cash...

10 Mar 2020
Bigger than Technology
Ron Cogburn

Is AI just as Biased as the Humans Creating It?

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." Isaac Asimov This is a reprint from article in ReadWrite It might appear that da...

10 Mar 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services
Christian Ball

The bank of tomorrow...the story unfolds

This is the second part of three discussion forums into this important subject. You can read part one here. Putting the insanity of repeating the same mistakes over and over again to one side, I think...

10 Mar 2020
Marcus Martinez

Is your brand hurting your customer's feelings?

2020 will be a remarkable year. A new decade has begun, giving us the feeling of a fresh start, of possibility, and the opportunity to reflect on the changes and progress we have made so far. The chal...

10 Mar 2020
Open Banking
Matthew Phillips

Are mobile phones the secret to preventing a potential cash collapse?

Cast your mind back to when you were younger and you used to get pocket money, or your first part-time job, where you were paid in cash. For me that tangible cash in my pocket felt hugely valuable and...

10 Mar 2020
Marc Terry

Designing a less-cash, not cashless, future for the UK

In 2018 LINK, the network which connects all cash machines in the UK, announced plans to cut the fee that banks pay for cash withdrawals by 20%. We warned at the time that this would have a disastrous...

10 Mar 2020
Financial Inclusion
Aurélie L'hostis

Sustainable finance: Will your firm talk the talk or walk the walk?

There’s no better time than the start of a new decade to take a retrospective look at the past and reflect on what has changed and what hasn’t. Looking back, the evidence is clear. Not only has the 20...

10 Mar 2020
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Hampton

Securing customer data in a digital world filled with threats

On New Year’s Eve 2019, hackers struck foreign exchange giant Travelex and held them to ransom. The London headquartered firm with a presence in more than 70 countries, were forced to take down all it...

10 Mar 2020
Information Security