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The threat to banks is materialising, bit by bit

Those looking towards digital behemoths such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple as the companies most likely to shake up the financial world are way off the mark.

David Howson

BATS Chi-X Europe keeps ahead of regulatory curve

Largely thanks to its innovative new solution for on- and off-exchange reporting, pan-European exchange BATS Chi-X Europe has seen its market share balloon in recent months. But, aware of the dangers of complacency, chief operating officer David Howson says that the firm is just as focused on further innovation as on growth.

Losing the human touch

Smart machines: clever enough to replace bankers?

Computers have reached such a level of sophistication that they can now outperform their human counterparts at some tasks, a fact that has not gone unnoticed in the banking community. But, while smart machines are increasingly being utilised in customer service and data analysis capacities, advocates of these new technologies maintain that they are designed to complement rather than replace the traditional workforce.

Banks can't deal with AML on their own

Banks are being charged by governments with preventing financial crime. Given the cost and complexity of this task, the only way they can effectively manage this new role is by utilising new third-party databases and information exchanges.

Financing fintech start-ups

Financing fintech start-ups: will they take off?

Big banks and tech start-ups are collaborating to plug the gaps in financial technology, with the start-ups acting as a testing ground for technologies before they are scaled up. 

Banking is no longer black and white... it's red and blue

New rules based on the old banking system are at odds with a newly globalised world, in which innovation takes precedent over regulation, and technology and society are the principle axes of change.

Banks' big data dilemma

Customers trust banks with their money, but should they trust banks with their data?

Dos and don'ts of fraud

Dos and don’ts of preventing fraud in a bank

The damage that a fraud investigation can wreak on a bank is already well documented, but what measures can banks take to protect themselves against such incidents and minimise the repercussions if a fraudster does slip through the net? 

No trading please, we’re brokers

No trading please, we’re brokers

Brokers are outsourcing their dealing desks to other sell-side firms. Dan Barnes investigates what is left of a broker that does not trade.

Channel hopping is so last century

Talk of banking channels is passé and misses the point. Going digital is about connecting everything, not carving it up.

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