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Hamish Monk

Hamish Monk Reporter at Finextra

Lessons from A Space Odyssey: How to combat computer bugs

Perhaps the most famous instance of a software bug in pop culture is Arthur C. Clarke’s HAL 9000, and its attempt to thwart Discovery One’s mission, in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Eventually, it is uncovered that the malevolent onboard computer malfunctioned because it was programmed against two opposing objectives: to divulge all its information, and ...

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Níamh Curran

Níamh Curran Senior Reporter at Finextra

Should we stop trying to make Open Banking happen when it’s not going to happen?

Comments from Starling Bank’s Anne Boden at a House of Commons Treasury Select Committee at the end of 2021 struck a painful chord with several fintech founders. During an oral evidence session for the Future of Financial Services inquiry, Boden expressed her opinion that “Open Banking has not been successful.” This pronouncement of the failure of...

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Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya Head of Content at Finextra

Open Banking year four: Beyond the CMA9 and towards Open Finance

To mark the launch of the UK’s Open Banking initiative on 13 January 2018, Finextra typically reviews the progress of the experiment on this day each year. Over the past four years, the CMA9 - Lloyds, Barclays, Nationwide, RBS, Santander, Danske Bank, HSBC, Allied Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland - have transformed data structures and security archi...

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Paige McNamee

Paige McNamee Senior Reporter at Finextra

Analysing cloud providers’ infrastructure management – the bank perspective

Speaking with two banks with also almost opposite roles and histories, we try to understand how cloud is playing a role in their overarching technology strategy, and the challenges that cloud migration has thrown in their path. Gordon Mackechnie, chief technology officer at Deutsche Bank explains that the bank has effectively three partners for clo...

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Founding CTO at RTGS & ClearBank

Agile Series: Building infrastructure

Recently I have been approached by a few people that agree with all my previous posts on agile, however, at the same time they question how it can work when it comes to building infrastructure. I get asked this because many will say, “surely at RTGS.global you're not following agile to build out the underlying infrastructure?” Now when I say infra...

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Paige McNamee

Paige McNamee Senior Reporter at Finextra

The Global Open Finance Challenge to lure cream of the fintech crop

The recent announcement of the Global Open Finance Challenge has caused a stir across the fintech landscape – and with good reason. Speaking to Finextra about the upcoming global competition, representatives of NatWest Group revealed not only the motivations behind the bank’s decision to launch this initiative, but also the impressive bounty on of...

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Founding CTO at RTGS & ClearBank

Agile series: Evolved roadmaps

In my last post within this series, I looked at roadmaps and how to build them in an agile environment. In this post I will share with you more the type of roadmaps I like to build. Following on from my last post, I received lots of questions around “dates” and maintenance of the roadmap, and while there are many ways to “skin a cat” as they say, ...

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Annerie Vreugdenhil

Annerie Vreugdenhil Chief Innovation Officer at ING

The power of platforms and how banks can become one

When Apple launched its iPhone in 2007, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG were generating 90% of the mobile phone industry’s global profits. By 2015, Apple dominated the industry and the iPhone became one of the most sold devices in history. How did Apple overtake the world’s top mobile phone manufacturers in less than a decade? Beside...

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Founding CTO at RTGS & ClearBank

Agile Series: Building roadmaps

The first, and probably most important thing to stress here is, you are building product roadmaps. The second thing to say is, do NOT build out product roadmaps at an executive level. All too often, product gets mixed in with strategy, as in, the executive think they are putting together strategy but rather they are talking products. To be frank, ...

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Founding CTO at RTGS & ClearBank

Agile Series: Including risk, compliance and internal audit

This maybe the most 'controversial' article within this series, but it's potentially the one that could solve the most headaches, and for a COO/CIO/CTO maybe the one that removes the most stress, if risk, compliance, and internal audit are onboard. The truth across many functions within a financial institution is that they have not been exposed to ...

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Founding CTO at RTGS & ClearBank

Agile Series: DevOps

In all of the articles that make up this “Agile Series”, a fair few of the same themes keep on flowing richly through each article. This one is no different…If you want your teams to be autonomous, if you want your teams to build self-contained products, if you want to be able to value delivery, then you need your teams to be able to deploy their ...

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Founding CTO at RTGS & ClearBank

Agile Series: Enabling agile with your software architecture

If you have the wrong software architecture, then your ability to really implement an agile engineering culture will be dramatically hampered. In previous posts, you will have noted that I outlined three core principles I like to instil within any engineering department. These principles being: Value delivery over predictability Value principles ...

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