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Freddie McMahon

CHATBOTS OVER-HYPE: UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTRAINTS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

As covered previously, Chatbot Natural Language Processing (NLP) is not underpinned by Artificial Intelligence that is a Singularity, all knowing, god like. Once this is obviously clear then it is imp...

08 Dec 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

MiFID II, the gift that keeps on giving

Hopefully for those of us in financial services MiFID II is now pretty much part of the furniture, and whilst it is causing turmoil and deep discomfort, the reality, is that it is here to stay and the...

08 Dec 2017
MiFID
Keith Stonell

Insurtech and Bots in 2018: Should insurers dream of electric sheep?

The movie Blade Runner (and the novel it is based on, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) depicts a future world where artificial intelligence is taking over. It is a striking dystopia where robots ...

08 Dec 2017
Fintech innovation and startups
Gerard Hergenroeder

I predict Bitcoin will crash in 2018.

Bitcoin is a fraud, nothing more than a ponzi scheme. I do feel sorry for those people buying at today's prices. I remember studying the tulip crash in the 1600's. I predict Bitcoin will crash in 2018...

08 Dec 2017
Retired Member

Full steam ahead

Yesterday ESMA published the long outstanding reference data for equities and bonds. Captains of the industry might worry little about abbreviations such as LIS, SMS, ADT, AVT or ADNT. But the engine...

07 Dec 2017
MiFID
Andrew Marshman

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Omni-Channel Day

I have been proclaiming for some time that ‘omni-payment’ is the missing element in many retailers’ full omni-channel customer service offering. What I mean is that many retailers offer their goods an...

07 Dec 2017
Disruption in Retail Banking
Alex Letts

Why I said No to a Bitcoin debit card

I got a call from a trusted chum who has been a wonderful source of advice and inspiration to me in building our non-bank for the credit impaired. He is London-based, progressive, innovative and fear...

06 Dec 2017
Fintech
Retired Member

Thinking strategically, what do we do with all this data?

Back in the 1700’s Benjamin Franklin famously once said – ‘A place for everything and everything it’s place’, fast forward to 2017 and the increasingly regulated world that we live in today, this stat...

05 Dec 2017
MiFID
Monica Hovsepian

BANKS: DON’T BE A SCROOGE WITH PERSONALIZED OUTREACH

It’s the time of the year that you either love or dread – get-togethers, office parties, decorations, lists for Santa, Starbucks holiday cups. Plus, your email starts exploding with offers for pre and...

05 Dec 2017
Sudhesh Giriyan

Mobile money holds the key to financial inclusion

Following the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, which recently skyrocketed in value past $11,000, it’s clear that advancements in the fintech industry are changing the monetary landscape as we know it. Whethe...

05 Dec 2017
Financial Inclusion
Retired Member

Bitcoin futures - the best idea ever?

I read yesterday that Cboe is bringing forward the launch date for its Bitcoin futures contract in a bid to usurp its rivals at the CME. This set me thinking about the likely impact of these contracts...

05 Dec 2017
Nischala Murthy Kaushik

Blockchain in Action : Round-up of blockchain stories from Nov 2017

One more month down in 2017, and the blockchain momentum is only accelerating with many more interesting applications and use cases across all industries, all geographies and all sizes of organization...

05 Dec 2017
Fintech