The Top Payments News Stories in October, 2016

Payments news for October 2016 contained quite a few stories relating to chat-bots, humongous data breaches, lots of blockchain collaboration and “firsts”, AliPay pursues its global expansion and banks continuE their digital transformations. Of course there were the usual payments news stories featuring fintech, some interesting payments reports and SWIFT. Check out the following top ...

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 3

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

7 Tasty Graphics from the Next Money Fintech Conference

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 1

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 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that its been a quiet month for me, I had a couple of weeks off and am now trying to fight off the holiday blues. Hey ho! I was off the grid and so this edition of Payments news stories in August 2016 was useful for me to do, and helped me ...

What Is FATF & How Will It Impact My Payments? 3

Just as i thought SEPA was done and dusted (dont forget about the October 2016 deadline!!), I am hearing about the need to comply with another set of payment regulations – FATF, Financial Action Task Force. I must admit i knew nothing about FATF , so went on the hunt for some useful information. This ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July, 2016 1

I have been pretty busy lately and am getting ready for a couple of weeks off – Woohoo! So i am going to keep this edition of Payments news stories in July 2016 short and sweet. There seem to be featured quite a few cosying up stories and a couple of technical glitches too. And ...