2016 Review and 2017 Preview

2016 Review and 2017 Preview Feature Focus

2016 is about to end and what a year it has been!

It was all change at IBS Journal and IBS Intelligence this year. Scott Thompson joined as Senior Editor in February (having previously been Group Editor of rival banking technology title, FStech). He has almost 20 years of experience in journalism, during which time he has held senior editorial positions at and contributed to a number of business and technology-related publications. At FStech, Scott covered various financial sector technology topics, and his main areas of expertise include FinTech, core banking systems, Bitcoin and the blockchain, the European, US and Australian retail banking sectors, mobile payments and challenger banks.

As we’re sure you’re aware by now, IBS Intelligence has become a division of Cedar Management Consulting International, a leading global management and technology consulting practice. So, new owners, new Senior Editor, new Senior Reporter (congrats to Alex Hamilton who was recently promoted from the position of Reporter) and also this year IBS Journal underwent a major redesign. Out went the front cover stories, replaced by a more modern take on the magazine’s contents. And in came a number of new sections, with an increased focus on FinTech, including Startup of the Month (which has proved to be particularly popular), The Big Interview, Who’s Been Saying What? and The Month in Numbers.

Digital is, of course, also massively important, so we have strengthened the online offering, upping the number of daily news stories and adding various new features and functionality, as well as recently launching a mobile app. Yep, IBS Intelligence is now on the iOS App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. Our free app includes such features as My Library, which represents a subscriber’s book shelf, enabling them to access and download their reports and journals. You can also catch up on the latest FinTech news on the go, register for and read our weekly e-newsletter, and connect with us through our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn channels. Enter IBS Intelligence to download the app on your iPhone/iPad or any Android Phone or tablet.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our readers, advertisers and clients. Here’s to a prosperous 2017! We hit the ground running in January with a bumper Feature Focus section covering core banking systems. Not to be missed. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy reading our 2016 review/2017 preview.

The 2016 review/2017 preview Feature Focus section includes:

The year of living cautiously

As 2016 draws to a close, Scott Thompson and Alex Hamilton pull together the key banking technology/FinTech trends that have emerged over the past 12 months

On the radar

IBS Journal asks leading industry players: what are the banking technology/FinTech trends to watch in 2017?


What is the IBS Journal Feature Focus?

Each issue of our flagship monthly IBS Journal includes a Feature Focus, dedicated to a specific area of banking technology. The Feature Foci are part of the IBS Journal subscription.

IBS Journal Feature Foci cover a wide range of subjects pertinent to the financial technology industry worldwide. They include detailed case studies, analysis, interviews and other feature articles.

Each publication features independently researched and compiled material, with no advertorial or contributed articles. All articles are written by IBS, and we believe that this dedication to quality is unique among publications in the banking/financial services technology space.

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