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Helena Wood

Helena Wood Head of Public Policy at Cifas

Driving the next generation of fraud reforms

With a General Election announced for 4 July, now is the perfect time for a stock take on the progress made over the past decade in relation to tackling fraud. For the most part, this was a decade in which fraud felt like the Cinderella of the criminal justice system; a crime neglected by politicians and police alike while other crime types receiv...

/regulation /crime Exposing Financial Crime

Adam Lieberman

Adam Lieberman Chief AI Officer at Finastra

Exploring Gen AI use cases in financial services

With the explosion of Gen AI in recent times, financial services organizations are looking to harness the technology to its fullest potential. Early forms of generative AI have been used across the industry for a decade, particularly in the form of synthetic data generation, but fear and fascination dominate boardroom conversations in equal mea

/ai /regulation Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes VP and General Manager, UK at Cowbell Cyber

AI’s role in FS businesses’ cyber defence and risk assessment

It’s no surprise to see cybersecurity holding its position as one of the Financial Services (FS) sector’s most discussed topics right now. While some may assume that major FS businesses have robust cyber defences - thinking they’re perhaps impervious to hackers - the number of cybersecurity breaches for UK FS firms has in fact tripled over the last...

Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

Jamel Derdour

Jamel Derdour CMO at Transact365 / Nucleus365

Exploring the Growth of Digital Payments in Latin America

Latin America, a region renowned for its vibrant culture, diverse landscapes, and rich history, is undergoing a profound transformation in the realm of payments. With the rapid advancement of technology and the increasing adoption of digital solutions, the payments landscape in Latin America is experiencing unprecedented growth, reshaping the way ...

/payments /markets Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030

Ketharaman Swaminathan

Ketharaman Swaminathan Founder and CEO at GTM360 Marketing Solutions

Ten Revolutionary Things About AI - Part 2

In Ten Revolutionary Things About AI - Part 1, we described five gamechangers about ChatGPT and other Generative Artificial Intelligence platforms. In this Part 2, we shall cover five revolutionary things about AI. 6. Weird Regulatory Proposals There are broadly two lobbies for regulating Gen AI: A) Closed Source (via Sam Altman and Vinod Khosla)...

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Research

Event Report

Mastering DORA: A Strategic Guide to Operational Resilience

In the rapidly evolving fintech world, robust, reliable, and resilient systems are more crucial than ever. The industry must grapple not just with the challenges of instant payments and external cyber threats, but also with the advent of new players, running on varied infrastructures and offering unprecedented uptime levels.  DORA, introduced by the European Union, provides a dedicated framework for the EU financial sector, aimed at protecting digital operational resilience—a vital aspect of contemporary business operations.  This Finextra webinar report, hosted in association with NTT DATA, offers a strategic guide to mastering DORA. It covers:  Understanding DORA and its impact on the financial services industry  Why operational resilience is key to business continuity  Key aspects of implementation  And more.  Download our webinar report now to learn more.  Click here to watch the webinar on-demand now - DORA: The drive towards better operational resilience.

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Impact Study

AI and Cloud: The Proving Ground for Regulatory Resilience in 2024

The current macroeconomic landscape is marked by exceptional volatility and uncertainty, posing challenges to traditional models in the financial services sector. Despite this new challenging market context, some financial institutions continue to hit pause on using AI and cloud technology, falling behind the curve. Leveraging new technologies can no longer be a zero-sum game. This impact study explores: How can AI and cloud be leveraged to improve back-end processes, rather than just front-end experiences; How migrating to the cloud can fuel new use cases; The regulatory impact of PSD3, DORA and more; The benefits of data sovereignty and data governance; And more. Download this Finextra impact study, produced in association with Microsoft Azure, to learn more.

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Event Report

Cloud innovation paves path to the future

An open banking platform has the power to transform a bank, whether the bank is looking to modernise using technology on-premise, in the cloud or as Software-asa-Service (SaaS). In turn, banks gain access to endless opportunities to engage with customers and scale for massive demand. This event report, in association with Temenos, highlights the key takeaways from Temenos Community Forum 2023 that took place in Vienna, Austria. Bringing industry experts and partners together to explore new opportunities opened up by emerging technologies and the cloud, this year’s overarching event theme was ‘Engage and Grow in a Cloud World’. In this report, we explore the different ways that the cloud is accelerating transformation in the industry, including: Why banks are being disrupted by BaaS and embedded finance services; How agility, innovation, and customer experience are gaining momentum on the cloud; How to build resilient cloud infrastructure for sustainability; And more.

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Driving Natural Capital Investment: Acquiring Ten Estates, 30,000 Acres in Two Years

Join Richard Stockdale, Founder of Oxygen Conservation, as he discusses the company's rapid expansion and innovative land acquisition strategy in an interview with Richard Peers of ResponsibleRisk. Through data-driven approaches and Natural Capital Financing, Oxygen Capital is spearheading regenerative practices, prioritizing community involvement and knowledge sharing.

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Robert Marsh

Robert Marsh QA Tester at Metia

So what are the key data trends for 2024?

Everything about financial services is driven by data. It is data that we consume, data we produce and data that we deliver to our customers. The proliferation of data raises endless questions and opportunities for analysis. Here I will explore questions across four categories of data that are top of mind for 2024, and identify a fifth category tha...

Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

How to define cloud sovereignty and the quest for balance

With the everchanging geopolitical landscape and new regulations coming to the fore, where data is kept, where it is shared, and who can access it are all considerations for financial institutions in a world where more data equals more power. As a growing amount of data is stored in cloud-based data centres, the EU, US, and China have issued regul...

Karan Jain

Karan Jain CEO at NayaOne

Top technologies that will disrupt UK fintech

The UK has made itself a centre for innovative technologies which evolve, disrupt and drive the global fintech ecosystem. This is an extract from the recently published report, 'The Future of UK Fintech - 2015-2035'. The UK fintech environment provides a perfect recipe to help foster innovations which are transformative, as well as impactful. T...