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Steve Haley

Steve Haley Director of Market Development and Partnerships at Mojaloop Foundation

The Evolution of National Payment Systems and the Rise of Digital Sovereignty

Countries are increasingly modernizing their national payment systems to include the 1.4 billion underserved individuals within the digital economy, particularly those who rely on mobile phones and have limited access to traditional bank branches. Integrating unbanked and underbanked citizens into the digital economy allows central banks in emergi...

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan Chief Transformation Officer at Reef

Keeping Customers Loyal When There Is Too Much Choice

93% of consumers compare products online before making a purchase, and with more choice than ever, particularly when it comes to financial services, wealth management and digital asset management, the amount of choice can be confusing. For potential clients, it can be tempting to pick whatever’s easiest rather than struggle to find the best produ...

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Anne Willem De Vries

Anne Willem De Vries Co-founder and CEO at Silverflow

Legacy Systems Are Holding Payments Back

Despite processing millions of payments a day, the payments industry is being held back by outdated technology that has become too integral to replace or integrate with – until now. Legacy systems are already costing the payments industry $36.7 billion per year, a figure that is expected to rise to $57.1 billion by 2028. Rather than addressing sin...

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James Smith

James Smith MD at Dsruptiv Ltd

What might a Labour government mean for Fintech and Payments in the UK?

A Labour government in the UK could have significant implications for the Fintech and Payments sectors. Key areas that might be affected include changes to the finance landscape, financial services policy, regulation and oversight, innovation, competition, financial inclusion, international positioning, digital infrastructure and education. Here’s...

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Anup Chandrashekar

Anup Chandrashekar Vice President at Sonata Software

Transforming Banking: Generative AI's Role in Driving Innovation and Resilience

In the dynamic realm of banking, innovation has been the cornerstone of evolution and customer satisfaction. From the pioneering days of ATMs to the digital revolution brought forth by internet and mobile banking, financial institutions have always been at the forefront of embracing technological advancements. Today, as we embark on the cusp of a ...

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Research

Impact Study

Fraud and AML Case Management: How to Operate at the Speed of Risk

The digital revolution has fuelled a surge in transactions, while economic turmoil, geopolitical tensions and shifting regulations have emboldened sophisticated financial criminals. As a result, fraud is costing financial institutions more than ever before.  Traditional siloed systems and manual process have left financial institutions vulnerable by drowning investigators and analysts in data, while starving them of actionable insights to stay ahead of risk.  This Finextra impact study, produced in association with NICE Actimize, explore how institutions can bolster their fraud management and anti-money laundering (AML) prevention systems to stay ahead of risk, reduce operational costs and investigations time, and meet changing business and regulatory requirements.  We cover:  How to resolve siloed case management  How to fix fractured data  How to create a faster, more intelligent workflow  And more. 

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Definitive Differentiators - Forging a future-proof payments model

Over the last few decades, banks have been forced to reconsider their business model for transaction services. During the era of low-interest rates, the focus shifted to transaction revenues, and while the pendulum is now pivoting back to utilising the balance sheet for revenue growth, the amount of new regulations impacting the industry is ever-increasing. New technology and market regulation have fostered innovation and new market entrants. This “perfect storm” is exposing a number of potential threats for banks, but also new opportunities to expand the share of customer wallet and time to market, and drive cost efficiency through standardization. This Finextra survey report, produced in collaboration with Tietoevry, explores the key factors driving changes to payment models for different financial institutions and how they can wield continued or differentiated success in the evolving landscape.

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Impact Study

APP Fraud Liability: A Guide for Banks

Fraud is running rampant. The UK Government's 2023 'Fraud Strategy' report highlighted that fraud now accounts for over 40% of crime, yet receives less than 1% of police resources. More needs to be done to ensure that the consumer is protected.  This is why, as per the Financial Services and Markets Bill, all PSPs will now be required to reimburse fraud victims from October 2024. In light of these upcoming changes, banks need to reassess how they manage liability associated with APP fraud and develop new methodologies in order to investigate and mitigate fraud more effectively.  This Finextra impact study, produced in collaboration with Form3, gives banks a guide to tackling the new APP fraud liability landscape. It highlights:  Risk scoring payments  Implementing the right intelligence  Considering false positives  Ensuring explainability  And more. 

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Private Banking: Today’s Needs and Expectations

Join FinextraTV at the Temenos Community Forum 2024 as Shabi Shafei, IT Lead, ABN Amro & Marlou Jenniskens, Managing Director, Digital Wealth Products, ABN Amro, explore how the private banking landscape is changing and with that, banks like ABN AMRO are adapting their products and offerings to ensure they are meeting these shifting expectations. These altering needs are also resulting in changes in how banks leverage technology and collaborate with providers to meet goals.

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Long reads

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly Director, Security Business Group at Microsoft

How FSI companies can leverage AI to enhance cybersecurity

With generative AI, UK financial services companies have an opportunity to unlock new possibilities through innovation, which can help them boost their resilience amid increasing cybersecurity threats. This will help them to better serve customers, increase growth and contribute to the country becoming an AI global leader. The financial services i...

Hamish Monk

Hamish Monk Reporter at Finextra

How to recover from a data breach

On 7th May, several China-sponsored cyber-attacks on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) compromised data from its outsourced payroll system, SSCL (a subsidiary of Paris-based Sopra Steria) – exposing the names and banking information of 270,000 past and present military personnel from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force. In the wake of this news, Fin...

Dominique Dierks

Dominique Dierks Content Manager at Finextra

5 common types of data breaches in the financial sector

Global cybercrime is thriving. The 2023 UK Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that over the last 12 months, 32% of businesses have experienced a data breach, with that number climbing to a stunning 69% for large businesses. The financial sector is a popular target for cybercriminals, and ranks second in the global cyber incident damage statisti...