The Top Payments News Stories in July 2018

I have been pretty quiet recently, focusing on work, work, work…. And looking forward to a chilled couple of weeks off. The world of payments continues to move at a swift pace. Check out the following top payments news stories for July 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Digital bank Monzo fall victim, via ...

The Top Payments News Stories in June 2018

We’re more than half way through the year, the World Cup is in full flow the UK is sweltering and payments news stories in June continue to heat up too. Check out the following top payments news stories for June 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre) launches ...

10 Sizzling Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2018 by PwC

10 Sizzling Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2018 by PwC
The world seems to be going Artificial Intelligence (AI) crazy! So in this post i thought i would cover the 10 Artificial Intelligence AI Trends highlighted by PwC for 2018. Its about 6 months old now, but the themes are relevant and i wanted to capture (for my own notes) the AI trends in layman ...

Gartner Magic Quadrant Explained in about 5 Minutes

Gartner Magic Quadrant Explained in about 5 Minutes
I’m hearing a lot about the Gartner Magic Quadrant, so thought i would check it out. In this post, i share the absolute minimum that you need to know about the Gartner Magic Quadrant. What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant? In short, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical way to analyse and represent a particular ...

2 Essential PwC Infographics to Introduce You to Robotics

2 Essential PwC Infographics to Introduce You to Robotics
Robotics seems to be the hot new topic at the moment, everywhere i turn i keep hearing about robotics, machine learning and RPA – Robotic Process Automation. So i was on the look out for something simple and straightforward to introduce me to the topic, and i came across the following 2 PwC infographics on ...

5 Powerful Lessons from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Annual Shareholder Letter

5 Powerful Lessons from Jeff Bezos' Amazon Annual Shareholder Letter
Over the last year the financial services sector has been bombarded by coverage of the upcoming (and depending on your viewpoint present) GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) disruption. There are no shortage of articles covering the fintech or tech threat to banking, the impact of new technology on the creative economy and specifically how Amazon is ...

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About 2

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About
Yesterday i was one of about 1100 registered delegates that attended the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 at Tobacco Dock. The theme of the forum was “Seizing the Opportunity”, and there were the usual punchy cross-industry topics (fintech, regulation, machine learning, AI, cybersecurity… you get the idea) being discussed by some pretty high profile and ...

5 Key Takeaways from the UK Fintech Strategy

5 Key Takeaways from the UK Fintech Strategy
There’s no doubt that the UK government recognises the importance of financial services, and in a rapidly changing technological environment the need for the UK to position itself as the best place in the world for fintech. On 22-March the UK Government launched the Fintech Sector Strategy: Securing the Future of UK Fintech. In this post, ...

The Top Payments News Stories in March 2018

Lot’s of payments news stories flying about this month. Unsurprisingly Open Banking is hitting the headlines, a focus on fintech in the UK, innovation and talk of the Kodak moment in financial services. Check out the following top payments news stories for March 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Equifax to notify another 2.4 million ...

7 Things Corporates Need To Know About PSD2 and Open Banking 3

7 Things Corporates Need To Know About PSD2 and Open Banking
PSD2 is a HOT topic at the moment, and will continue to dominate discussions for the foreseeable future. The revised European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is multifaceted regulation with implications for banks, technology companies, financial institutions, regulators and most important of all, You and I – the end customers. At first glance, the PSD2 focus seems ...