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Guy Melamed

Guy Melamed CEO at Exberry

New Year’s Resolutions for Market Infrastructures in 2024

Traditional financial infrastructure providers are increasingly considering upgrading their trading systems to align with modern times. This is both based upon strategic developments taking place over the past couple of years (Microsoft investing £1.5bn in LSEG, Nasdaq collaborating with Amazon for cloud infrastructure, and Google injecting $1bn i...

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Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor CEO at AccessPay

Corporate Payments in 2024: APP fraud, ISO 20022-readiness and generative AI

The start of a new year is a natural time to consider what lies ahead. Here, we look at four key themes in corporate payments: Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud, operational resilience, generative AI and ISO 20022, and consider what lies in store for 2024. Authorised Push Payment Fraud Combatting APP fraud will be high on the agenda for many orga...

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Priya Kumari

Priya Kumari Digital Content Marketing Specialist at MSys Technologies

The Resilience of Credit Unions: Shaping the Future of Consumer Loans

Introduction While credit unions have experienced a slight slowdown in growth, they have proven to be more resistant to market fluctuations compared to banks. Despite facing challenges, credit unions have managed to maintain their share and even make gains in specific sectors. This article explores the recent trends in credit unions' consumer loan...

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Raktim Singh

Raktim Singh Senior Product Leader at Infosys

Democratized AI

What is Democratized AI: The democratization of artificial intelligence entails universal access to AI. Put simply, open-source datasets and tools, which were created by prominent corporations , require minimal user expertise in artificial intelligence, allowing anyone to construct groundbreaking AI software. The underlying principle of 'Democrat...

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Mantvydas Štareika

Mantvydas Štareika CEO at CapitalBox

Alternative sources of finance should support SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, make up 99% of all European companies and are the backbone of the EU economy, as they account for the vast majority of growth in the labor market. Despite that, SMEs are still seriously underfunded, in fact by as much as around €400 billion in the EU alone according to a recent study. The reason is that SM...

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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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Sentiment Paper

Payments: The key to unlocking new ecosystems and why merchant services are on the up

To say things have changed in payments, and, as a result, the merchants services space is to understate a dramatic and fast-moving digital and cultural evolution that has driven such change.  Digital payments have enabled the establishment of hundreds of merchant businesses, particularly in developing markets, as well as the significant growth of global ecommerce.  This Finextra Research report, in association with Ingenico, explores: How banks and acquirers have adapted to the digital frontier; The importance of data-driven business services; Why the Point-of-Sale is the ultimate channel for digital success; What will be the key tenets of the payments ecosystem in the next five to ten years; And more. Download our sentiment paper today to discover more. 

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Harmonizing AI solutions in the fight against fraud

Yogesh Patel, CTO, Outseer, discusses how the evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence are reshaping fraud detection and prevention, particularly in banking. We delve into the difference between generative and predictive AI and their surprising applications, such as the rising impact of predictive AI on payment fraud mitigation, and generative AI for operational efficiency and case marking. Additionally, we discuss the importance of data quality in AI for algorithms, feature engineering, and model adaptability, to optimize security against fraudulent behaviours and enhance model efficiency. Watch to learn more about how AI will impact the future of fraud.

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Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

How to move to the public cloud and achieve economies of scale

Given perceived risks, the security and cost benefits of moving to a cloud-based system were often overlooked, with some financial institutions believing that cloud deployments will result in more overall risk than traditional systems. However, over the last few years, the more a bank takes the time to understand the cloud services available, the ...

Dominique Dierks

Dominique Dierks Content Manager at Finextra

How SaaS integration drives payment modernisation

Our latest Finextra webinar, ‘SaaS migration: Why outsourcing to multiple providers is the key to SaaS’, hosted in association with Bottomline, explored the current challenges and benefits of moving to SaaS-based solutions in the race for digital payments transformation. Panellists Edward Ireland, joint head of commercial product management of fin...

Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

Future of Fintech in Latin America 2023: Local tech industries to gain from increased cloud activity

This is an excerpt from The Future of Fintech in Latin America 2023 report. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence research, Latin America presented itself as a “propitious location for cloud industry developments” before the events of 2020. The article continued to explore how “the underserved status of the region, its large population (...