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Maria Schuld

Maria Schuld Head of Regional and Community Banking at FIS

Key Components of Merger Integration Success

Ben Franklin may not have had a bank merger in mind when he penned this quote, but it certainly applies. Mergers and the related conversions they bring are seminal events that require careful planning, thorough communication, and precise execution. Successful merger-driven integration reflects the following characteristics and components. A consist...

/retail /markets Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Guy Melamed

Guy Melamed CEO at Exberry

Back to Basics: A Wishlist for Cloud Providers from the Financial Exchange Industry

Greater investment in hardware and networking needed to make cloud-based colocation and multicast a reality As some of the world’s largest financial industry participants gathered in Boca Raton last week, one fact that was hard not to miss was the increasing presence (and sponsorship) of the major cloud providers. These cloud providers are investin...

/cloud /markets Capital Markets Technology

Alex Kreger

Alex Kreger Founder & CEO at UXDA

Focus on customer experience for digital transformation success in banking

In a world where the digital revolution is reshaping every corner of our lives, the banking sector stands at a crucial crossroads. The pandemic has not just accelerated the digital transformation in banking; it has made it a do-or-die scenario. As traditional banking models scramble to adapt, a new frontier emerges, one where being digital-first i...

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Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

Financial crime prevention: Credit provider's cutting-edge approaches

Credit providers understand the critical challenge with the rise of complex financial crimes, from cyber theft to money laundering. Criminals are using advanced technologies—the same ones that make digital banking possible—to break through security defences. In response, credit providers are forced to constantly modernise their approach to crime pr...

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Kaustuv Ghosh

Kaustuv Ghosh Founder at Prometheus Labs, Next Gen Infra.

Open Banking In The Global South

Open Banking is under continuous discussion and implementation in OECD and European markets. This post provides a brief operator view from the Global South, a region of massive opportunity and diverse needs. I took the liberty of looking at the definition of Open Banking. First, with due acknowledgement to OBIE, UK-"Open Banking is a secure...

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UK Open Banking API Performance 2022-2023

The UK continues to be at the forefront of the global Open Banking revolution thanks to the proactive attitude of regulators.  As the most advanced Open Banking market in the world, the UK provides an example of best practices in the implementation of API-based Open Banking that other jurisdictions can use as a model.  In this report, we study the performance of the Open Banking APIs exposed by the large CMA9 UK banks, traditional High Street banks, credit card providers and building societies, and new entrant banks (neobanks). Some of our key findings include:  There continue to be significant API performance differences between banks; There is a significant difference in total latency between the fastest and slowest banks; Cloud choice makes a huge difference in performance; And more. Download our analysis of Open Banking API services today to learn more. 


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What should European Banks prioritise in their payments modernisation journeys?

Payments modernisation is no longer a luxury for financial institutions. Dramatic shifts in consumer appetite, complete overhauls of financial regulation and a need to prioritise resilience mean that banks have little choice but to rethink their systems to operate in this brave new world.  European banks have a particularly challenging task ahead of them. ISO 20022, open banking and API enablement initiatives, and the introduction of real-time, cross-border payments makes modernisation of legacy systems ever more complex.  This Finextra report, produced in association with Volante Technologies, explores the current European banking landscape and answers:  What European deadlines are impacting banks’ payments modernisation plans? How are European countries progressing toward payments modernisation? Will Payments-as-a-Service help firms push payments modernisation ahead? And much more. Download the report today to discover more. 


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The Future of the Global Financial Ecosystem 2024

A Sibos Special Edition. Our world has experienced several unexpected and unprecedented events over the last few years, which show no signs of slowing down. This year’s Sibos aims to connect those in the financial services community who have experienced fragmentation, in the hope that tackling this will help with some of the biggest issues facing banking. The role that financial institutions play in the global environment will continue to be placed under the microscope as situations continue to develop. In light of this, there has never been a better time for those in finance to come together and have frank and open conversations about their future. This applies to not only environmental and social goals for banks, but also the adoption of and adaptation to new technologies. No longer can these issues be placed on the side and given lip service, they need to become an integrated part of each financial institution’s core policies and practices. However, ever increasing this challenge are the continuously changing global circumstances. Due to these circumstances, communication and collaboration are essential drivers for 2024. This Finextra report, produced in association with Swift, includes commentary from BBVA, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, ING, JP Morgan, Lloyds, McKinsey, NatWest, SEB, Standard Chartered, UniCredit, and Wells Fargo.




Nexi and Mastercard team up to advance Open Banking Payments across Europe

Speaking together at MPE 2024, Martin Pitcock, Chief Marketing Officer, Ecommerce, Nexi Group, & Katharina Luschnik, Vice President, Product Sales Open Banking, Mastercard, talk about their strategic partnership across Europe to support Open Banking account-based payments, and facilitate e-commerce payments across Nexi's gateways serving merchants. We learn more about the benefits of Open Banking for merchants and consumers, why convenience is so critical to the customer at the point of check-out, and how the partnership between MasterCard and Nexi is improving the overall customer journey.


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Paige McNamee

Paige McNamee Senior Reporter at Finextra

Why did SVB collapse?

In a spectacle brimming with action more compelling than anything seen at the Oscars, Silicon Valley Bank’s dramatic and total collapse over the weekend continues to unleash plot-twists on the beleaguered tech sector. The rapid downfall of the bank, a California darling, has dealt a terrifying blow to the industry, and the true fallout for the spac...

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton Contributing Editor at Finextra Research

Which banks are at risk after the SVB collapse?

When Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed last week, a 40-year legacy born in the innovation and optimism of its namesake Northern California birthplace died with it. Now that the nearly $200 Billion deposit institution – which according to many analysts may have banked more than 50% of all tech companies at some point in their existence – is gone, wh...

Hamish Monk

Hamish Monk Reporter at Finextra

How is the Russia-Ukraine war impacting the financial and tech sectors?

With sanctions from the European Union, Switzerland, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United States, and the United Kingdom, ratcheting up on the Russian Federation, economic shockwaves are being felt by industries far and wide. Already, the global economy is gasping for air; energy and oil prices are climbing, shares are tumblin...