99 Problems, For Fintech To Solve, and Trump Ain’t 1

Fintech this and fintech that! Everyone is talking about Fintech – billion dollar investments, disruption/evolution, the need to be innovative, remove legacy and move to ‘digital’. It is easy to become engrossed in the high-tech whirl wind, and the lure of the shiny new stuff that is happening around us is undoubtedly exciting. But it ...

How YOU Can Be Hacked in 7 Cybersecurity Infographics 1

Okay, I’m going to state the bleeding obvious - cybersecurity is really important. We all know that. But it is easy to become overwhelmed by the astronomical figures and the different types of cybersecurity threats which lurk in and outside of the workplace, the complex technology and a feeling of helplessness. The bad news is that cybersecurity ...

WTF does PSD2 say about 2FA? 1

Following on from my post yesterday about Two Factor Authentication (2FA), i was curious to see what the upcoming PSD2 Regulation had to say about 2FA. So lets get straight to it…. What is PSD2? PSD2 is the EU revised Payments Services Directive. Check out: All of the juicy and official European Parliament and European Council ...

Two Factor Authentication Explained in About 5 Minutes 5

When it comes to cybersecurity best practice, Two Factor Authentication is widely viewed as a must-have. Two factor authentication adds an additional step to signing into any application which many feel is a bit of a headache, but more importanly it helps to safeguard and protect your online identity which is increasingly becoming central to ...

10 INSANE Front Page Reactions To President Trump!

What many believed to be impossible has happened – Donald J Trump will soon be President Trump! Check out my pre-election posts detailing reasons why Clinton and Trump each could have been President, and some reasons why Clinton lost out and Trump won overall. As a Brit, it has been fascinating to watch the race for ...

5 Reasons Why Clinton Will and Will Not be President of the USA 1

Following on from my post 5 Reasons Why Trump Will and Will Not be President of the USA, i thought i would present the same for and against US President arguments for Hillary Clinton. Again, i get it that this is really simple but i think i captured the main issues. Let me what you ...

5 Reasons Why Trump Will and Will Not be President of the USA 2

Sat across the pond in England i am eagerly watching the events and hearing the US Presidential arguments unfold on the eve of Election Day in the US. In this post i thought i would review the main reasons why you Donald Trump will be President and also the main reasons why Trump will not ...

10 Revealing Tweets from IBM World of Watson 2016

This time last week the IBM World of Watson conference was happening in Las Vegas! It came to my attention because it was trending on Twitter and at Sibos 2016 Ginni Rometty (IBM CEO) gave an interesting keynote which i coincidentally recapped last week. Anyway, it got me thinking Las Vegas – what a cool ...

The Top Payments News Stories in October, 2016

Payments news for October 2016 contained quite a few stories relating to chat-bots, humongous data breaches, lots of blockchain collaboration and “firsts”, AliPay pursues its global expansion and banks continuE their digital transformations. Of course there were the usual payments news stories featuring fintech, some interesting payments reports and SWIFT. Check out the following top ...

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 ...