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The Future of UK Fintech - 2015-2035

With UK Fintech Week’s flagship event - Innovate Finance Global Summit (ifgs) - returning for its 10th anniversary, Finextra and Innovate Finance have partnered to publish this report, which acts as your go-to-guide to everything you need to know about financial services and technology in the UK. ‘The Future of UK Fintech: 2015 – 2035: An ifgs Special Edition’ includes commentary from the brightest and best across the fintech ecosystem, discussing and debating the crucial issues facing the sector now and in years to come. This includes key insights from industry experts from Cogo, EY, Konsentus, Marqeta, Standard Chartered Ventures and Zopa Bank. Scoping out the next decade to come, this report explores the agenda topics below and more: The Next Decade of FS and Innovation: What Lies Ahead Fintech Beyond FS Borders: How Fintech is Impacting other Industries and Sectors UK and the World: Keeping our Crown while Learning from Others Transformative Technologies: Opportunities and Risks Users of Tomorrow: The Next Generation of Consumers The Shifting Ecosystem: Who Will Lead?

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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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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

8 Steps to Efficient Transaction Fraud Monitoring

In the wake of the widespread shift to digital banking and ecommerce, fraud teams have seen a sharp increase in card transaction fraud. Since 2014, card transaction fraud has increased by an average of 8.9% per year and exceeded $32 billion in losses in 2021 alone. In an increasingly complex threat environment, card transaction fraud has devastating consequences for banks and merchants alike.  Technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) pave the way for innovative fraud solutions. Yet, in order to effectively deploy these tools, banks need to address their underlying risk strategies, technical infrastructure and the quality of their available data.  This Finextra impact study, produced in association with Brighterion, a Mastercard company, explores the eight steps for banks to reach transaction fraud monitoring excellence. Download today to learn more. 

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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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Event Report

Sustainable Finance Live - Sustainable Cities: Enabling positive change through innovation and collaboration

Sustainable Finance Live Conference and Hackathon - Visual Record On 10 October, Finextra Research and ResponsibleRisk held the annual Sustainable Finance Live Hybrid Conference and Hackathon, in partnership with NavaOne, at Events@ no6 in London.  This year's conference focused on how to finance sustainable cities, what we can do to identify solutions and work towards resolutions through panel sessions, workshops, and the hackathon.  Download our visual event record to discover the key themes from the day's panels, keynotes and hackathon. We cover: The bank's role in financing sustainable cities The role of Al in decarbonising the built environment Private sector risk appetite and the race toward net zero Connecting capital with the right sustainability solutions Visions and results from the Hackathon And much more. Download the Sustainable Finance Live visual record to learn more. Click here to watch the recordings of the SustainableFinance.Live 2023 plenary sessions in London. Click here to watch the related SustainableFinance.Live on-demand webinar - Placing cities at the centre of the climate change discussion.

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White Paper

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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Impact Study

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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White Paper

How can the future state of information technology combat fraud and money laundering?

Modernisation programmes, digital service proliferation, client demand and advancing technology are all shaping the evolution and the future of financial services.  Real time is the order of the day, and while real time payments come more and more to the fore globally, payment providers need to get up to speed in being able to offer them to their clients and end users, but also to ensure they are deployed and implemented in a fully robust, resilient and secure environment.  With real time payments comes real time fraud and the opportunities for value on both sides of the fence is eye-wateringly vast. Firms cannot afford to have payments held up by authorisation checks, fraud and AML controls and yet at the same time the sheer amount of information that should be processed with any given payment in order to scan, approve and hence protect against fraudulent or nefarious activity is great.  Institutions are allocating more and more to defend against financial crime and this is at the same time good news and bad news for them. Being smart about such allocations means minimising the resource and disruption presented by legacy systems and instead working around them.  Download this Finextra whitepaper, produced in association with Hazelcast, to learn more. 

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Future of Report

The Future of Digital Banking in North America 2024

2023 was characterised by increasing amounts of uncertainty and a lack of clarity across the financial world. The collapse of banks, including Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republican Bank, in March 2023, added strain to already unsettled financial markets. While market volatility has remained relatively stable, soaring inflation and climbing interest rates slowed economic growth and this is expected to continue into 2024.  While forecasts regarding the length and severity of a possible recession are speculative, experts are even more divided about stock market predictions for 2024. Optimism is strong in many investors who expect that 2024 is the year rates will stop rising and predict bullish turns that will see markets soar to new heights. Yet with many other factors affecting North American markets, the only certainty we can expect as we look towards 2024 is more uncertainty. This Finextra report on the outlook of North American banking trends, is produced in association with Money20/20 and includes key insights and commentary from industry experts at EY and Mastercard.

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The Future of ESGTech 2024

With every passing year, we are seeing our chances to tackle climate change diminish, but we are not without the opportunity to make a change. The summer of 2023 was the world’s hottest on record according to NASA, with Europe being stuck by the largest wildfires ever recorded, Storm Daniel decimating Libya, and record-breaking downfalls in Hong Kong. The financial sector has a big role to play in changing the trajectory of the world. The opportunities presented by ESGtech (Environmental, Social, and Governance Technology) play a large part in that. This report aims to analyse a variety of the ESGtech options and present a future the impacts they could have on our future. Focusing on sustainability will be pivotal for the financial sector moving into 2024. This Finextra report, produced as part of SustainableFinance.Live, features expert views from Dimitra, HeavyFinance, McKinsey & Company, MVGX, Rimm Sustainability, and Zumo, and explores how financial organisations use ESGtech to make substantial change.

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White Paper

Build, Buy or Bust – Hybrid leapfrogging Legacy

The age-old Build Vs. Buy conundrum has never been brought into sharper focus than it is now. In light of unprecedented unpredictability and economic volatility in recent times, in light of converging pressure brought about as a result of myriad payments systems, real time rails, cross-border implications in a global village, standards development and heightened public awareness and expectation, financial institutions are leaping forwards by falling back on partners to bring systems in line with modern business expectations.  Undoubtedly, the advent and availability of open source technology has intensified and strengthened both sides of the Build Vs. Buy argument. For one thing, it has enabled banks and financial organisations to tailor and sculpt new processes and systems around their exact needs, with the availability of non-proprietary technology. For another, it has brought about a plethora of third party ‘enablers’, as well as having inspired fintech services firms by way of creating plug-and-play or pay-as-you-go offerings.  And alongside all of this, the development of cloud technology and its permeation throughout the financial services industry has oiled the wheels for the journey, facilitating the bespoke and dynamic capability that open source cloud offers, and compounding the technological know-how and prowess of both banks and fintech providers the world over.  There are other influencing factors, such as the API economy, the concepts of open finance, open data; external global, market and economic drivers and events that shape the demand for improved and instant banking services in the first place, putting pressure on operations to the point that banks need to fast-track pretty much every modernisation or product development project they have going, inevitably having to outsource some of this burden.  Download this Finextra report, produced in association with Cloudera, to learn more.

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