Sibos 2017 Toronto – Should I Stay Or Should I Go…?

It’s that time of the year where payment folks are thinking about Sibos – the annual SWIFT conference, which this year is in Toronto. If you check out the Sibos website – the recurring message is that “Sibos is the worlds premier financial services event“. It is running from 16-19th October, all the major banks, ...

Quick Summary: SWIFT On Distributed Ledger Technologies

Last year SWIFT released a paper – SWIFT on Distributed Ledger Technologies – highlighting the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology in financial services. I know I’m a year too late (!!), but better late than never, eh? Anyway, following is a quick summary of the key points that i noted from the SWIFT ...

7 Cyber Security Points That’ll Impress Your Boss 4

Last week inadvertently ended up being a cyber security focused week. It started off with the post 8 Cybersecurity Payment Threats Highlighted by the EPC and on Thursday i went to the SWIFT Institute Cyber Security 3.0 – Better Together conference in London. I found it to be a fascinating day with cyber security insights from ...

The SWIFT Customer Security Programme EXPLAINED! 2

Anybody that uses SWIFT will have heard about the SWIFT Customer Security Programme, and in this post i will cover the main things you need to know. Right now, the SWIFT Customer Security Programme (CSP) is being validated and SWIFT are inviting the SWIFT community to give their feedback on the programme with a view ...

10 Things Ginni Rometty (IBM) Taught Me about Future Tech 2

At Sibos one of the most prominent keynote speeches was that by the IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty. Ginni covered a lot of ground during her speech and i must admit it was pretty interesting! Following is a recap of the key themes that i took away from the discussion. 1. Financial Services ...

15 Unmissable Financial Services Graphics by Innotribe

Probably THE most fascinating stream at Sibos last week was everything happening at Innotribe! The folks from Innotribe covered all things innovation related, and the sessions were both informative and thought provoking. From the usual themes such as blockchain, disruption, fintech through to a musical jacket. It was simply brilliant. The Innotribe team around their ...

10 Brilliant Tweets That Sum Up Sibos 2016 1

Last week over 8300 delegates attended Sibos 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. There were loads of forums, debates and payments related sessions covering a variety of topics across the finance industry. As i scanned twitter for Sibos 2016 some interesting themes emerged and i thought i would share these in this post. If you were at Sibos ...

Sibos 2016 – A Day by Day Guide for Payments Peeps 1

For those lucky enough to attend Sibos 2016 in Geneva, i have outlined what i think are some pretty interesting sessions over the 4 day SWIFT conference. But before diving into the details, i would recommend checking out my Sibos Infographic and 5 Tips For Newbies posts! It is worth noting the: Sibos conference is ...

Is Your SWIFT Service Bureau On The List? If not, WHY Not? 2

The other day i was updating the post A News Bulletin Overview of the SWIFT Related Hacks, and started reading up about the Vietnam hack. The interesting thing about the Vietnam Tien Phong Bank hack was that the fraudulent transfers were routed through an external or third party provider used by the bank to connect ...

7 Ripple Reasons Why the SWIFT GPII Ain’t Good Enough 11

I’m trying to get to grips with all things payments and blockchain related at the moment, and this quest has sent me in various directions. One emerging Fintech company thats fast occupying both the payments and distributed ledger space is Ripple. More on them later. But for now, i wanted to cover a couple of ...