Payments Industry Trends YOU Need To Know…

There is so much information about finance, technology and the latest and greatest payments industry trends that I find it difficult to keep track of what is going on. In this post I intend to share what I have learnt about why the payments industry is changing and outlining some of the key trends that are ...

Bilderberg Group 2015 Conference Infographic

Bilderberg Group 2015 Conference Infographic
I knew very little about the whole Bilderberg Group meetings, and so last week when the conference was being reported in the news I didn’t really know what it was all about. I did a google search and lo and behold came across all kinds of stuff. The Bilderberg group conference is an annual ‘private meeting’ ...

9 Takeaways from the Payments Innovation Jury Report 2015

In April this year an insightful report – Payments Innovation Jury Report 2015 – into payments and payments innovation was released. Basically its a what’s hot and what’s not in the world of payments. The report, written by John Chaplin, is important because it reflects the thoughts of 40 experts from 23 countries around the world. ...

9 Bank Interface Questions All Companies Need to Ask 1

In the post Corporate to Bank Connectivity – 10 Questions YOU Need To Ask I suggest some high level questions to ask if you are considering an entirely new bank connectivity solution. The highlighted questions will help you get a birds eye view of your existing internal systems and banks. Now depending on the size of ...

7 Digital Insights from the Oracle Financial Services Report

During my review of the top payment stories in May, 2015 – I came across the Oracle Financial Services report “Banking is changing… With or without banks“. It is a fascinating read for anyone wanting to understand digital and the challenges that traditional banks are facing. If you have read the post 9 challenges posed by ...

10 Effective Meeting Tips I Learnt During the SEPA Project

Before you say “oh no, not another post on effective meeting tips” – give me 5 minutes…. A friend sent me a YouTube video this week about A Conference Call in Real Life. Its one of those videos that has gone viral and highlights all of those funny scenarios that you and I have experienced ...

The Top Payments News Stories in May, 2015 1

Cor blimey… Its June ! Here we go with a round up of the payments news stories from May 2015. In this month mobile payments news stories seemed to topped the bill, with plenty of cyber security and digital currency happenings too. There were a couple of developments in user authentication and I’m sure this is a ...

Bitcoin Explained For a Kid and a Grandma 4

Alright, first things first – until fairly recently I admit that I was totally bamboozled by bitcoin, virtual currencies, decentralised ledgers and the difference between a blockchain and a block. Everyone in the financial services industry (literally) is talking about these buzz words and concepts such as mining so for me it was important to understand what ...

SEPA Timeline – The Past, Present and Future… 3

With 1st February 2016 SEPA deadline ahead of us, I thought it would be worthwhile taking stock – via a SEPA timeline – of where we’re at, where we’ve come from and where we’re going on this SEPA journey. Getting to the point we’re at right now has taken over 15 years, a couple of SEPA deadlines, lots ...

11 Bruce Lee Quotes For Banks, Fintechs and Corporates

I am a HUGE Bruce Lee fan! As a kid I was in awe of Bruce Lee’s incredible martial art skills, and later on I started to learn more about Bruce Lee’s life story – which I found inspiring. Every so often I come across some Bruce Lee Quotes – which for me, are timeless. ...