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The future of retail banking: Frictionless, personalized, cohesive

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Following this year’s extraordinary events, our retail bank partners have been asking to rapidly implement contactless solutions that minimize touch points for customers. Current circumstances aside, research indicates that contactless is just one part of the future retail banking landscape. In the long term, banks will grow their customer bases and portfolios by offering frictionless […]

The 5 tech improvements banks and other financial institutions will need to maintain AML compliance

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Banks have been focused on identifying and preventing money laundering and terrorist financing for about two decades, using both manpower and technology. While banks have worked to combat perpetrators’ increasingly sophisticated tactics, regulators have identified needed improvements in overall process management and end reporting. The major technology improvements required by banks and financial institutions to […]

The keys to blockchain interoperability (and why it matters)

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Without the ability of different computer systems, applications, and devices to access and share information, data would be digitally siloed and networking itself would be impossible. Any IT professional knows this – that it is interoperability that allows the internet, enterprise networks and the digital economy to function. So too will interoperability between disparate blockchains […]

Modernize your order-to-cash processes with digitisation and automation

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Finance managers are at a crossroads. They want to lower costs, boost efficiency, and improve the cycle times of their order to cash (OTC) processes, but there’s no single path to achieve those goals. Should they stick with what they’ve got and wait for incremental updates, adding third-party bolt-ons wherever they can? Or should they […]

Rate reform is coming. Are financial services firms ready?

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The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) serves as the benchmark reference rate for a wide range of wholesale and retail financial products, and for decades it has served as one of the most important benchmarks in the financial industry. But a series of scandals regarding IBOR manipulations has prompted financial regulatory authorities to replace LIBOR […]

Ejemplos prácticos de la tecnología blockchain

Blockchain fue creado como un libro maestro de todas las transacciones realizadas con la criptomoneda bitcoin. Pero, esta tecnología tiene una amplia variedad de aplicaciones prácticas en muchos otros escenarios empresariales. Lo más grande de blockchain es que prácticamente cualquier tipo de dato puede formar parte de este sistema de intercambio seguro. Cada registro o […]

Alerta para la cadena de valor bancaria

Los servicios financieros están evolucionando hacia plataformas de funciones y procesos de negocio, y eso es algo bueno. Pasar de aplicaciones a Software como servicio (SaaS), y luego a Plataforma como servicio (PaaS), puede generar nuevas cadenas de valor bancarias. También reducirá drásticamente el número de procesos manuales, típicos en casos de error, y fomentar […]

Practical business uses for blockchain technology

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Blockchain was created as the public transaction ledger for the bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain technology also has a variety of practical applications in enterprise business process scenarios. The beauty of blockchain is that virtually any type of data can be put into the distributed ledger. Each record or block contains a cryptographic hash of the […]

Los servicios financieros abrazan la multinube

Los entornos multinube (formados por varias nubes, públicas y privadas, que se utilizan normalmente para diferentes propósitos) pueden considerarse como la opción preferida de los bancos. Eso se desprende del último informe realizado por 451 Research, “Multi-Cloud Fundamental to Financial Services Transformation” y yo no lo pienso discutir. El estudio, patrocinado por Canonical, especialista en […]

A call to rethink the banking value chain

Financial services is shifting to platforms for business functions and processes, and that’s a good thing. Moving from applications to Software as a Service (SaaS) and then to Platform as a Service (PaaS) can create new value chains. It can also dramatically reduce the number of error-prone manual processes and foster industry collaboration for superior […]