A Quick Introduction to APIs for Folks Interested in Open Banking

A Quick Introduction to APIs for Folks Interested in Open Banking
APIs are at the heart of the PSD2 and Open Banking revolution, yet many folks don’t really know what APIs actually are. Its worth noting that web based APIs have been around since 2000. In this post, i share what i learnt about APIs, all of which i think is crucial to help you in your ...

Gartner Magic Quadrant Explained in about 5 Minutes

Gartner Magic Quadrant Explained in about 5 Minutes
I’m hearing a lot about the Gartner Magic Quadrant, so thought i would check it out. In this post, i share the absolute minimum that you need to know about the Gartner Magic Quadrant. What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant? In short, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical way to analyse and represent a particular ...

2 Essential PwC Infographics to Introduce You to Robotics

2 Essential PwC Infographics to Introduce You to Robotics
Robotics seems to be the hot new topic at the moment, everywhere i turn i keep hearing about robotics, machine learning and RPA – Robotic Process Automation. So i was on the look out for something simple and straightforward to introduce me to the topic, and i came across the following 2 PwC infographics on ...

5 Powerful Lessons from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Annual Shareholder Letter

5 Powerful Lessons from Jeff Bezos' Amazon Annual Shareholder Letter
Over the last year the financial services sector has been bombarded by coverage of the upcoming (and depending on your viewpoint present) GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) disruption. There are no shortage of articles covering the fintech or tech threat to banking, the impact of new technology on the creative economy and specifically how Amazon is ...

The Top Payments News Stories in April 2018

Payments news stories in April continued to be dominated by Fintech and the usual Fintech companies! Fintech companies doing fintech and banks trying to be more like fintech’s. And we are perhaps seeing the real beginnings of fintech companies moving into banking. Alongside the shiny fintech stuff, there has been a good ol’ bank IT ...

1 Month to Go: The Lowdown on GDPR and Payments (Infographic)

With just under 1 month to go, the EPC has released a What the GDPR Means for Payments infographic. The GDPR and Payments infographic is shared below, but first: Wait, what is GDPR? GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation GDPR aims to harmonise data privacy laws across the EU, and give EU citizens greater protection ...

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About 1

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About
Yesterday i was one of about 1100 registered delegates that attended the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 at Tobacco Dock. The theme of the forum was “Seizing the Opportunity”, and there were the usual punchy cross-industry topics (fintech, regulation, machine learning, AI, cybersecurity… you get the idea) being discussed by some pretty high profile and ...

12 Types of Fraud You Need To Know About by UK Finance

12 Types of Fraud You Need To Know About by UK Finance
Last month UK Finance together with Financial Fraud Action UK published 2017 annual fraud update, highlighting different types of fraud along with some pretty incredible statistics (total number of incidents and value) indicating the extent of the losses. The good news is that in 2017 unauthorised fraud losses from payment cards, remote banking and cheques ...

The Trials & Tribulations of 10 Billionaires – Infographic 1

The Trials & Tribulations of 10 Billionaires - Infographic
Over the weekend i came across an interesting infographic about how 10 billionaires faced failure. It caught my attention since a few of the folks are leaders in financial services and in particular the technology that is rocking the sector! Also, the infographic reiterates the trendy innovation mantra  “fail fast, fail often” – whether you ...

Brexit Timeline – Key Dates You Need To Know

Brexit is probably the biggest event in recent memory to shake up the European Union. As the Brexit negotiations unfold, the implications on the “four freedoms” (goods, capital, services and labour) will potentially start to impact you, your friends, family and colleagues. With this in mind, it is critical to understand the the events past ...