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Why are there so few women in fintech?

August 24, 2016

Fintech is all about disrupting, modernising and democratising financial services, yet when it comes to gender it is performing worse than the ‘old-fashioned’ banks. Silvia Pavoni looks into the reasons why.

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SIA chief lauds move to real time in the eurozone

August 1, 2016

The European payments landscape is in the midst of great change. Massimo Arrighetti, CEO of SIA, outlines to Joy Macknight his vision of a future payments ecosystem. 

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2016

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2016

August 1, 2016

The third edition of The Banker’s Technology Projects of the Year has seen the awards go from strength to strength. The results prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that tech spend is back on banks’ agendas 

Is the future trader a robot?

July 25, 2016

Markets run by computer can only approach perfection rather than reach it: humans will always be on hand to mess things up, writes Chris Skinner.

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Ultimate beneficial ownership: where are we and what does the future look like?

July 12, 2016

The challenge of identifying ultimate beneficial ownership is becoming an increasingly complex process that remains crucial for mitigating counterparty risk. Tom Golding of Accuity examines the current state of play and explains what can be done to ease the burden placed on compliance officers.

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Cross-border payments reach modernisation phase

July 1, 2016

The move to real-time payment systems is gaining momentum across the globe and raises the prospect of instant cross-border payments. New players are also helping to redefine the payments ecosystem, as Joy Macknight reports.

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A shifting response to fintech ‘disruption’

July 1, 2016

A surge of new entrants in the financial services arena has forced incumbent providers to react. After the initial apprehension has dissipated, how are transaction banks engaging with this disruptive influence? Joy Macknight reports.

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FCA regulatory sandbox fosters disruptive innovation

July 1, 2016

In May, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority opened the world’s first ‘safe space’ for testing new technology and business models. Christopher Woolard, director of strategy and competition at the FCA, tells Joy Macknight how it works.

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Speed and cost spur reimagination of correspondent banking on blockchain

July 1, 2016

The potential of blockchain to transform traditional banking processes has generated much enthusiasm over the past year. Deutsche Bank’s Paula Roels, head of market infrastructure and industry initiatives, and Bradley Lonnen, market management, institutional cash management, look at the current state of play around adoption, and blockchain’s applicability to correspondent banking.

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Cybersecurity: work together and be vigilant

July 1, 2016

Cybercrime is not a new threat but the attacks and ‘precise targeting’ by fraudulent parties are becoming more sophisticated. Marcus Sehr, global head of client management and sales for institutional cash management at Deutsche Bank, highlights the seriousness of cyberfraud and the need to foster awareness, and outlines the steps the banking community should take to defend the financial system’s integrity.

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