10 Insightful Technology Predictions for 2017 by Gartner 2

The other week Gartner published a paper – Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond: Surviving the Storm-Winds of Digital Disruption - highlighting their top 10 technology predictions for 2017. Its interesting stuff because now every industry is impacted by unprecedented levels of innovation which has been brought about by a technology revolution. The Gartner paper ...

31 Really Simple Kick-Ass Things I Learnt About Cybersecurity 6

Okay, so you may have noticed that I’m writing up my notes from Sibos 2016. Given the SWIFT related hacks, cybersecurity was obviously hot, and there were plenty of sessions covering the topic. I know that this is a couple of weeks late, but I think the following cybersecurity list is really useful and simple ...

10 Interesting Disruptive Innovation Insights from JP Morgan 1

At Sibos the other week there was an interesting Big Issue Debate: “Disruptive innovations transforming the financial services”. The disruptive innovation debate featured Eileen Burbidge (UK Treasury Fintech envoy), Eric Pradier (Hewlett Packard VP) and Sanoke Viswanathan (Chief Administrative Officer and interim CIO for the corporate and investment bank at JP Morgan). The panel gave some insightful ...

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 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September, 2016

Summer already feels like it was an age ago! Its a bumper payments news edition with plenty of interesting cybersecurity, bank, fintech and SWIFT related stories. Check out the following top payments news stories for September 2016: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security MoneySavingExpert.com issues contactless card fraud warning New York governor Cuomo announces proposal ...

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 ...

4 Epic Global Payments Trends Highlighted by BCG & Google 1

I was reading through some old Payments News stories recently and stumbled across the Google-BCG study into the growth of digital payments in India by 2020. Its a fascinating report focusing on India, but what i also found interesting were details of what both Google and BCG revealed as four global payments trends, or rather ...

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 ...

7 Tasty Graphics from the Next Money Fintech Conference

Before i get into the details of the Next Money fintech conference. I would like to apologise for not blogging/posting very much recently. Its been a crazy month. But don’t worry, I’m back! I’m catching up on all of the news worthy payments stuff that has been going on the last couple of weeks. One ...

FATF Recommendations & MT101 Explained in 251 Words

About a month ago i wrote a post What Is FATF & How Will It Impact My Payments? It provides an overview of the the FATF Recommendations and the impact on MT101 payments into Europe. The post triggered A LOT of emails, and so in this post i thought i would recap as simply as i could ...