19 Phenomenal Fintech in 2018 Insights by KPMG

19 Phenomenal Fintech in 2018 Insights by KPMG
KPMG through their various Pulse of Fintech reports nicely capture, by region and globally, the state of fintech. Sometimes it is easy to get lost in all of the facts and figures – the intention of this post is to summarise some interesting Fintech in 2018 insights. For full details, take a read of Pulse of ...

30 Incredible Years of the World Wide Web

30 Incredible Years of the World Wide Web
Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web! It is incredible to think how much the world has changed in the last 30 years, and how the evolution of the World Wide Web has become so intertwined with our daily lives. The Verge have an interesting story about their favourite websites from the ...

4 Considerations for Your SWIFT for Corporates Business Case

4 Considerations for Your SWIFT for Corporates Business Case
Last week Deloitte released an interesting report – SWIFT for Corporates: The real value and cost of connecting to your banks via a single window – which i reviewed and made some notes on. The report provides an interesting insight for companies that maybe considering SWIFT as a connectivity solution, and also a reminder for existing ...

The Top Payments News Stories in February 2019

I took a bit of time off in February and when i was around was maxed out, so didn’t get a chance to blog. So this recap of the top payments news stories in February was useful for me to see which payments news stories were hitting the headlines in February. Anyway, I’m back and ...

Gorgeous Guide to PSD2 – Payment Services Directive

Gorgeous Guide to PSD2 - Payment Services Directive
In 2015 my post “5 Things you need to know about PSD2” was pretty popular and was widely shared. Since then i have written other PSD2 related posts from 2FA, infographics through to bank readiness to adopt and adhere to the European open banking regulation. In this post, given that Open Banking was 1 year old in January 2019 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in January 2019

Well, January went by pretty quickly! Lots of payments news stories unravelling at the beginning of 2019. Check out below the top payment news stories that caught my eye in January 2019: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Contactless card fraud in the UK almost doubles in 2018 Redbanc, the Chilean interbank network, is tricked into ...

The Most Fabulous Fintech Trends and Predictions for 2019

The Most Fabulous Fintech Trends and Predictions for 2019
At this time of the year there are many articles and reports outlining fintech predictions and fintech trends for 2019. So in this post, i thought i would share some of the best articles and provide a quick overview of the highlighted fintech trends and predictions. Please refer to the links for full details and ...

Happy Birthday Open Banking, Happy Birthday To You!!

Happy Birthday Open Banking, Happy Birthday To You!!
Open Banking in the UK is a year old! To celebrate the anniversary the folks at Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) have created a one year anniversary infographic (see below), capturing the key milestones month by month. Some noteworthy Open Banking info from the Open Banking website: Open Banking Ltd was set up by the UK Competition & ...

The Difference Between Ripple and SWIFT Cross Border Payments

The Difference Between Ripple and SWIFT Cross Border Payments
Most commentators are not talking about the difference between Ripple and SWIFT, rather framing it as a battle between the two companies – Ripple versus SWIFT. I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading into the two companies and in this post share with you some of the best resources describing the difference between Ripple ...

10 Flippin Fantastic 2019 Fintech Trends by McKinsey

10 Flippin Fantastic 2019 Fintech Trends by McKinsey
A report into fintech trends last month by McKinsey – Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech – caught my attention on the train this morning. Its a good read with some fascinating information, so i thought i would share my quick notes. What is Fintech? McKinsey describe fintech as the fusion of finance and technology ...