The Evolution of Payments In the UK by Consult Hyperion

Ok, you may have noticed that I have been into cybersecurity and SWIFT quite a bit recently. But now I am going to head back to PAYMENTS!  In August 2015, Consult Hyperion released a report The Future of Payments which describes current developments and outlines how the payments landscape will change in the UK over the next ...

CEO Fraud or Business Email Compromise EXPLAINED! 3

CEO Fraud or Business Email Compromise (BEC) has been widely reported with several recent high profile incidents. It is a global threat to corporates, large and small, and is on the face of it a simple and highly effective way of ‘attacking’ an ill prepared and uninformed company. Before you say, that can never happen at my ...

Cyber Security Risks WITHIN Your Company 3

Cyber security is one of the BIGGEST concerns keeping many leaders awake at night. As I was reading around about the topic I came across the Harvard Business Review article The Danger From Within – it is a great read and highlights, obviously, the often overlooked and ever present cyber security risks within your own ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August, 2015

Payments news in August was dominated by 4 themes – cyber security, mobiles payments, fintech and IT glitches. Financial services are increasingly being driven by technology and various IT glitches highlight the fact that legacy systems just aren’t up to the job. Biometric authentication is also heating up, as are the number of fintech hubs ...

6 Corporate Treasury Insights from Deloitte

Every other year Deloitte conduct a corporate treasury survey to understand key trends in the treasury space. This is my ‘first’ Deloitte survey report but with so much going on in financial services right now, this is a timely insight into key corporate treasury trends. The first thing to note is that the survey has a primarily ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July, 2015

Mobile payments, blockchain and fintech payments news stories dominated in July 2015. Mobile payments news focused on the UK launch of Apple Pay, and the banks continue to express their excitement around blockchain technology. I never thought we would see news about Mike Tyson in a blog about payments news, but he’s fought his way into this months ...

9 Interesting Payment Factory Insights from Sungard

The SunGard’s 2015 Payments Study: Putting Fraud and Fees Under the Payment Factory Microscope is a must read for all corporates who are considering a payment factory solution. The study nicely identifies some of the reasons why corporates are assessing their bank relationships and the number of accounts they hold, and reveals interesting information around ...

11 Fintech Themes by CB Insights You Need To Know 9

To state the obvious, Fintech is the hot ticket right now. Almost on a daily basis we hear news of huge investment within the fintech sector, the emergence of yet another fintech hub or a bank investing in technology start ups that will transform the way we do things. All of these individual stories highlight a ...

The Top Payments News Stories in June, 2015 1

Greece has dominated the news in June, and as I write the stand off continues. Greece will clearly continue to top the European and world headlines in the coming months as the EU discussions, the upcoming referendum and subsequent impacts are felt. Other key payments news stories that stand out and to keep an eye on include ...

Payments Industry Trends YOU Need To Know…

There is so much information about finance, technology and the latest and greatest payments industry trends that I find it difficult to keep track of what is going on. In this post I intend to share what I have learnt about why the payments industry is changing and outlining some of the key trends that are ...