Day 1 Recap: Sibos 2018 versus Money20/20 1

Sitting here at home in the UK i am closely following probably the two biggest conferences for the financial services industry in the world – Sibos 2018 in Sydney, Australia and Money20/20 in Las Vegas. As i read and watch the happenings from afar, here are the videos, articles and tweets that caught my eye. ...

4 Top Trends from the World Payments Report 2018 (Infographic) 1

4 Top Trends from the World Payments Report 2018 (Infographic)
Capgemini together with BNP Paribas have published their much anticipated World Payments Report 2018. The World Payments Report is an annual report highlighting key payment trends across the globe. Key drivers, such as incumbent financial institutions, fintech companies, technology, changing customer expectations and regulation, are steering the industry through exciting times. All of which makes ...

10 Damn Good Reasons Why Amazon Could Disrupt Banking

10 Damn Good Reasons Why Amazon Could Disrupt Banking
Last week Bain & Company published research revealing the real challenge traditional banks face from technology companies. The research highlighted Amazon as the primary threat due to one key factor, trust. In this post, i wanted to summarise the other reasons why Bain believe Amazon could disrupt banking. Keep in mind, this latest research complements ...

Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire – Cross Border Payments

Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire - Cross Border Payments
The cross border payments space has historically been slow, expensive and lacking transparency, making it a perfect candidate for disruption. Incumbent players such as SWIFT are trying, through the SWIFT gpi initiative, to catch up with various fintech and technology companies trying to muscle into this space. IBM is one such example, recently announcing their IBM ...

7 Lessons from The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury

7 Lessons from The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury
As readers of this blog will know, i am interested in all things technology and payments related so the recent report The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury? was an interesting read. The report summarises the results of a survey, of 300 senior corporate treasury folks, conducted in May-June 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September 2018

Payment news stories in September were dominated by more cybersecurity breaches, cash continuing its gradual decline, IT glitches grip UK banks and more blockchain based payment solutions. It’s fair to say September has been hectic, check out the following the top payments news stories in September 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Facebook data breach ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August 2018

Ok folks, I know i have been quiet for the past few months. But now i am back and will be looking to post more regularly. Let’s kick off with a look back at the top payments news stories for August 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security The US Department of Justice reports that 3 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July 2018

I have been pretty quiet recently, focusing on work, work, work…. And looking forward to a chilled couple of weeks off. The world of payments continues to move at a swift pace. Check out the following top payments news stories for July 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Digital bank Monzo fall victim, via ...

A Quick Insight into Treasury Technology for Corporates 1

A Quick Insight into Treasury Technology for Corporates
The JP Morgan Treasury Insights section is worth a look, i recently read an interesting article on Treasury technology – Demystifying New Technologies in Treasury. Check out the article for full details, following are my quick notes. Adopting New Treasury Technology – The Challenges Of course, most organisations want to get rid of manual processes, ...

The Top Payments News Stories in June 2018

We’re more than half way through the year, the World Cup is in full flow the UK is sweltering and payments news stories in June continue to heat up too. Check out the following top payments news stories for June 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre) launches ...