Day 3 – The 5 Top Tweets from the WEF17 in Davos 1

From the World Economic Forum (WEF17), check out my tweet based overview from Day 1 and Day 2. Some noteworthy WEF17 sessions that i recommend catching up on include a cyberattack panel and an interview with Ginni Rometty (the Chief at IBM). Following are the most intriguing tweets from Day 3 (officially day 2): 1. ...

Day 2 – 5 Badass Tweets from the WEF17 in Davos 2

Today was officially Day 1 of the World Economic Forum (WEF17) at Davos. But since i started my coverage yesterday, I’m calling it Day 2. Ha! Some interesting themes came up – and i reckon the next 5 tweets pretty much sum up the main events. One event i dont mention below, simply because there ...

Day 1 – The 5 Best Tweets from the WEF17 in Davos 5

This week is all about the World Economic Forum (WEF17) in Davos – Switzerland. Officially the WEF17 runs from 17-20th January, but the movers and shakers all seem to be in Davos and some sessions were held today. This year Davos considers the changing power balance in the world, with the main theme being “Responsive ...

5 Things I Unexpectedly Learnt About Transformation in India

Just before Christmas i wrote about the Crazy Cash Crisis in India, this was in preparation for a holiday to the country over the Christmas/New Year period. It was an amazing trip and, for a payments enthusiast (!!), the timing was spot on. I was staying in a rural area about 30 miles away from ...

17 MUST READ Articles – Fintech Trends & Predictions 2017 3

Happy New Year! You may have noticed that i have been out the last few weeks, but am now back and raring to go. To kick things off in 2017 and get back into the groove i was curious to know what the industry was thinking in terms of fintech trends and predictions for 2017. ...

The Top Payments News Stories in December, 2016

This months post of the top Payments News stories is a little earlier than normal. While it is fresh i wanted to capture the key payments related stories that hit the headlines in December. Check out the following top payments news stories for December 2016: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Avalanche cloud computing network ...

What the Heck is Cyber Security Hygiene? 3

This year i have attended quite a few sessions about cyber security, and noticed a recurring medical analogy about practicing good “cyber security hygiene”. I get the gist of the cyber security hygiene point but was intrigued by the origins and history behind it. Here is what i found: Washing Your Hands Saves Lives: To ...

7 Juicy Changes Impacting the Fintech Sector by McKinsey

Over the last couple of weeks all the cool fintech folks have been sharing and speaking about the McKinsey article: Bracing for seven critical changes as fintech matures. McKinsey talk about the key trends influencing financial-technology firms and incumbent financial institutions in a increasingly diverse and rapidly changing world. For all the juicy statistics and examples please ...

The Crazy Cash Crisis in India EXPLAINED! 1

There has been a lot in the news and all over social media about the cash crisis in India over the last 30 or so days. As it happens I’m preparing for a trip to India pretty soon, and thought i would do a bit of research – here’s what i learnt: 1. What caused ...

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 ...