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Answering the overhanging questions on blockchain tech

Posted on: 15 February 2017 | Source: Ryan Rubin, Managing Director, Protiviti

Protiviti's Managing Director, Ryan Rubin, provides insight into some of the questions facing blockchain technology, from relevance to security.

Cleaning up compliance to tackle money laundering

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Source: Steve King, Head of Corporate Compliance, Travelex

Money laundering is a huge issue in FX with at least $800 billion laundered each year. What can be done to prevent it and raise standards?

Investment banks: bite the bullet on sustainable IT transformation

Posted on: 7 February 2017 | Source: Peter Farley, ‎Senior Strategist, Capital Markets, Misys

With IT spending from investment banks still largely reactionary, now is the time to invest in sustainable, strategic IT transformation.

Cybersecurity, cloud, AI, blockchain: 2017’s tech concerns

Posted on: 6 February 2017 | Source: Viktor Andonov, President, DataArt Bulgaria

From cybersecurity to blockchain, via artificial intelligence and the cloud, how will technology in financial services advance this year?

Riding the wave: blockchain use in trade finance

Posted on: 27 January 2017 | Source: Kittredge Carswell, Vice President and Senior Offering Manager, Trade and Supply Chain Solutions, CGI

Trade finance as it stands can be paper-intensive, costly and risk-laden. With the rapid advent of blockchain technology, that could be a thing of the past.

Munich to Mumbai: outsourcing and rightshoring financial services

Posted on: 24 January 2017 | Source: Tim Smolcic, Programme Manager, Brickendon

Offshoring hasn't quite been the cost effective saviour to financial services it initially looked like being, but rightshoring could be.

Six trends for currency markets to keep an eye on

Posted on: 24 January 2017 | Source: Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director, FlexTrade

Political uncertainty is playing havoc with currency markets, a trend that looks set to continue. Here's a look at 6 trends we may see within that.

How is Trump’s inauguration shaping up for financial markets?

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | Source: Luke Antoniou, FX-MM

Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the US today; how are financial markets shaping up as he prepares to give his first speech at the inauguration?

Why education is essential in the Nigerian forex space

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | Source: Professor Andreas Thalassinos, Head of Education, FXTM

Nigeria isn't one of the usual suspects when it comes to FX trading, but when you dig a little deeper, the burgeoning interest makes perfect sense, says Professor Andreas Thalassinos, Head of Education at FXTM.

Will the upgrade to real-time payments be problematic for banks?

Posted on: 6 January 2017 | Source: Barry Kislingbury, Director Solution Consulting, Immediate Payments, ACI Worldwide

EBA Clearing announced the ‘frontrunner service providers’ for its SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, due to go live in November 2017...

Top 10 technology trends for 2017

Posted on: 13 December 2016 | Source: Gartner

With the new year just around the corner, and the last twelve months of innovative technology advancements to take forward, what's next?

Faster, better, smarter: digital developments in transaction banking

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | Source: Thomas Dolenga, Head of Cash Management Products, Global Transaction Banking, UniCredit

With customer expectations higher than ever Thomas Dolenga of UniCredit discusses how technology is transforming the transaction banking landscape.

Collaboration is the key to adapting legacy systems

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | Source: Tom Zschach, Chief Information Officer, CLS

Tom Zschach, Chief Information Officer at CLS, discusses how adapting legacy technology continues to be a widely-debated issue as the industry rapidly begins exploring and adopting new and emerging technologies.

The Autumn Statement – a brief summary of OBR projections

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | Source: Luke Antoniou, FX-MM

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has projected slower growth, higher debt and more borrowing for the UK in the 2016 Autumn Statement.

Collaboration in payments is a must for established players to secure transactions

Posted on: 21 November 2016 | Source: Peter Klein, Global Head of FX, Earthport

Banks need to start embracing change, says Earthport's Global Head of FX, Peter Klein, as he explores the benefits of collaboration with more nimble payments service providers.



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