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The Covid-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented macroeconomic shock that impacted the global financial system. The resulting market turmoil, together with significant spikes in volatility and trading activity, presented particular challenges to the design and the resilience of risk management in Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs). by Adrien Vanderlinden, Executive Director, Systemic Risk Office, DTCC \With the […]

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Before Covid-19 emerged, the way employees viewed work was limited. With defined working hours and fixed office space, it was hard to imagine the drastic change that was coming. Today, more workplaces have adopted both hybrid and remote working, as employers learnt just how much could be done from home, or at least outside of […]

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In the payment world, the change wrought by the pandemic has been stark. More of us are using technology to make payments in alternative ways. This has happened even amongst demographics that aren’t thought to be technically adept, with ECOMMPAY data showing that one in five (21%) 45 to 54-year-olds have increased their digital wallet […]

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Open banking is finally gaining momentum some 3 years after the Second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) came into force. Momentum is building thanks to a combination of trends – technological advancements, maturing bank-FinTech partnerships, and wider acceptance of digital since the onset of the pandemic. by Andrew Lawson, SVP, EMEA at Zendesk In February of […]

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In Q2 of 2021, FinTech businesses secured more than $30.8 billion in funding, according to CB Insights. The continued investor interest, ever-rising valuations, and ongoing growth have the FinTech sector buzzing. As we look to the year ahead, investor interest will continue for fintech but more narrowly focus on one growing niche: addressing the nation’s […]

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Implementing a next-generation customer communications management (CCM) platform offers the potential to tackle compliance and CX issues at the same time, enhancing accurate and responsive regulatory change management and empowering optimised customer journeys and omnichannel interactions, irrespective of any limitations in legacy systems. by Daniel Harden, Financial Services Transformation Director at Paragon Customer Communications Compliance […]

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Since their inception in 2011, mobile wallets have made a significant impression, with the global mobile wallet market size expected to reach over $3 trillion by 2022. What was once a unique technological advancement has now become second nature as the pandemic brought expedited adoption and usage of contactless payments. This offers a unique opportunity […]

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With the traditional lines between retail and institutional trading blurring, it is fair to say that wealth managers are being faced with an increasingly complex market to navigate. And with the repercussions of the volatility seen in 2020 still looming, they must embrace technological innovation and automation to keep their heads above water. by Tamsin […]

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Technology that integrates a business’s accounting data directly into lending propositions – a practice that we term open accounting – can help mitigate risks for lenders while the demands and stress on borrowers are reduced. by Kevin Day, CEO, HPD Lendscape In respect to secured lending, where the lending is based on the accounts receivables […]

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Irrespective of where they are in the world FinTech companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks and deploying the kind of encryption and security technology that major banks use is costly and requires technical expertise. by Eyal Worthalter, Vice President – Global Solution Sales, MYHSM by Utimaco FinTechs are not just getting more customers and larger investments, […]

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When a human being or even an animal faces risk, there can be one of two reactions – fight or flight. Risk is inarguably ubiquitous and something that most of us deal with on a daily basis. However, rather than fight or flight, sometimes the best way to deal with risk is to buy protection. […]

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Increased FX [foreign exchange] volatility and greater complexity in managing cashflow forecasting, is changing the way UK businesses are hedging. by Richard Eaddy, CEO, Hedgebook For a start, companies have moved from being hands-off to hands-on in managing their forecasts and FX hedging.  It is seen as a concern across the business, impacting sales, procurement, […]

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Banks and financial institutions have been hesitant to adopt public cloud technology due to a fear of losing control. What are the psychological barriers facing financial services executives and how may they be overcome? By Neil Vernon, CTO, Gresham Technologies Accelerated by the global pandemic, the financial services industry is undergoing a period of intense […]

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Digital banking has reached such levels of disruption that the disrupted are unaware of disruptors racing ahead. By Indranil Basu Roy, Chief Business Officer, Modefin Next to the “new normal,” the most overused term could be digital banking. What’s the tipping point of technology or service delivery that makes a bank truly digital? Net banking? […]

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Never in recent history have we seen the convergence of two super trends on the scale of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence (AI). The adoption of cryptocurrencies has exploded.  There are now 70 million cryptocurrency wallets, which starts to approach about 1% of the global population.  The massive influx of new users and new […]

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In this article, Rajashekara V. Maiya, Vice President and Head, Business Consulting Group, Infosys Finacle, speaks about four key trends in the era of digital transformation that are changing the nature of loans, borrowers and lenders. The size of a nation’s lending portfolio is closely linked to its economic growth and development. Take South East Asia […]

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The global pandemic has forced many customers to use digital touchpoints and services for the first time. However, a wide gap separates billions of consumers from the solutions stack that digital banking provides. By Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data & Digital Officer, Ally Financial Persuading consumers to make the leap takes patience and a personalised […]

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Across Europe, consumers have largely turned cashless during the pandemic, with contactless and online payments increasing exponentially. But with the high streets across Europe slowly entering into the new normal, will consumers demand a return to cash payments? By Koen Vanpraet, Group CEO, PXP Financial The COVID-19 Effect on European E-Commerce and Retail from PXP […]

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Many banks turned to low-code automation to handle new government-backed lending programmes and the surge in demand that came with them. For the banks and financial institutions involved in processing stimulus loans, the volume of applications and complex administrative effort required has been potentially overwhelming. By Herbert Schild, Industry Lead, Financial Services, Appian By simplifying […]

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Like it or not, at some point in your life you will buy an electric vehicle (EV). Perhaps it will be for yourself (a powerful Tesla Model X or a sensible Toyota Prius) or for your company (a Mercedes eSprinter for deliveries or a large Renault DZE for hauling heavy goods) but either way the […]

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Platformification is a relatively new business model happening in FinTech that is enabling companies to lift-out entire operations and benefit from mutualisation. By Andrey Yashunsky, CEO and Founder, Prytek Platformification is arguably the love child of increasing consumer demands, constantly changing industry regulations and the emergence of a range of next-generation technologies. In banking, for […]

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The article highlights how the proliferation of API-led possibilities has led to a tremendous potential in shaping up the new open banking business models in the banking industry. by Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head – Infosys Finacle While the concept of Open Banking has been around for some years, the industry mostly […]

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Manish Patel, Chief Operating Officer, CRM, and James Mitchell, Managing Director (International), Tier1 Financial Solutions discuss why firms need to re-evaluate their technology requirements, and what is driving adoption of advanced CRM and compliance solutions in Europe. With capital markets firms in EMEA already facing challenges on multiple fronts, why should they reassess their technology […]

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Digital-first pressure for banks is well and truly on. Leading financial institutions know they must lead in both customer experience and operations en route to a digital-first future, while also recognising these as areas of strength for digital-native challengers and FinTechs. by David Murphy, Head of Financial Services EMEA & APAC, Publicis Sapient Today, almost […]

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