Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire – Cross Border Payments

Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire - Cross Border Payments
The cross border payments space has historically been slow, expensive and lacking transparency, making it a perfect candidate for disruption. Incumbent players such as SWIFT are trying, through the SWIFT gpi initiative, to catch up with various fintech and technology companies trying to muscle into this space. IBM is one such example, recently announcing their IBM ...

7 Lessons from The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury

7 Lessons from The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury
As readers of this blog will know, i am interested in all things technology and payments related so the recent report The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury? was an interesting read. The report summarises the results of a survey, of 300 senior corporate treasury folks, conducted in May-June 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September 2018

Payment news stories in September were dominated by more cybersecurity breaches, cash continuing its gradual decline, IT glitches grip UK banks and more blockchain based payment solutions. It’s fair to say September has been hectic, check out the following the top payments news stories in September 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Facebook data breach ...

Key Facts & Figures from the EBF Banking In Europe 2017 Overview

Last week the European Banking Federation (EBF) published the 2017 Banking In Europe facts and figures. The facts and figures are nicely summarised in a infographic that i have shared below, but its worth taking note of some of the key themes… Banking in Europe – Key Themes: The number of EU-28 credit institutions has been ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August 2018

Ok folks, I know i have been quiet for the past few months. But now i am back and will be looking to post more regularly. Let’s kick off with a look back at the top payments news stories for August 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security The US Department of Justice reports that 3 ...

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 ...