The Future, Money Or Data? – Sibos Day 3

Okay, i know this is late – but better late than never, eh? On day 3, one of the best panel discussions was around the Future of Money. Here are my notes from the big issue debate which asked which is more important data or money? Data, the Digital Oil In the introduction Carmel Crimmins, ...

Sharks, Cockroaches and Dinosaurs – Sibos Day 1

The first presentation of Sibos 2017 was “What does the future hold for banks – Evolution or Extinction?” Interesting topic to start with, eh? The panel consisted of bankers, a central banker and a techie. It was a lively presentation covering a range of themes – following are my notes: 4 Key Drivers of Change: ...

The Top Payments News Stories in April 2017

Below i have recapped what i think are noteworthy Payments News stories in April. Some interesting picks include the Lithuanian chap who scammed both Google and Facebook, JP Morgan leaving R3, various FinTech developments coming from both startups and incumbents and quite a few SWIFT stories. I haven’t had a chance to read all of ...

The Top Payments News Stories in March 2017

Payments news stories in March 2017 were dominated by the usual suspects – cyber-security, mobile payments and fintech! SWIFT started its various SWIFT Business Forums, and for us SWIFT’ies that’s pretty interesting. Check out the following top payments news stories that caught my eye during March 2017: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Cifas figures ...

The Top Payments News Stories in February 2017 1

Looking at the top payments news stories in February 2017, cybersecurity continues to be an ever present and growing threat, while mobile payments go from strength to strength with various innovative options from in-car to smart-mirror payments solutions. Incumbent banks continue their respective digital transformations, Ant Financial pursue their quest for global domination and blockchain ...

The Best Payments News Stories in January, 2017

Okay, this is a bumper edition of the best payments news stories in January, 2017. There has been plenty happening at the start of 2017; AliPay or Ant Financial is freely expressing its global ambitions, India is going digital with blockchain and digital payments initiatives, banks are embracing various technologies while at the same time ...

My Fintech Notes from the World Economic Forum 2017

I spent last week, while covering the World Economic Forum in Davos, (from the UK, of course!) delving into a range of themes that i wouldn’t normally get too involved in. I found it really interesting, and learnt so much – looking back, i think my tweet based guide pretty much covers the main themes ...

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 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in November, 2016

Here’s my round up of the top Payments news for November 2016. The big shock payments news stories this month were the withdrawal of the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes as legal tender in India, R3exit (see what i did there!) and the continuing focus on fintech and cybersecurity. Check out the following top payments ...

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 ...