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Trick or treat? What ghouls & demons can we expect to be knocking on our doors? MiFID III (yes three!) possibly a big demon?

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-Oct-2017 10:12:46 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID, Regulation, Compliance, MiFID II, ACI, Halloween

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Halloween got me thinking as to what demons the European markets might expect on a spooky night like tonight. What could come knocking at our doors and will they be trick or a treat? 

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3 ways in which technology can help drive innovation and efficiency

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Oct-2017 16:12:24 / by Kathryn Emerson posted in Insurance, Blog, Technology, ROI, innovation, efficiency

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From a technological perspective, we decided to delve into the realms of Innovation and Efficiency. I mean, who doesn’t want their business to run more innovatively and efficiently? Do technology solutions really have the ability to drive innovation and efficiency, reduce operational costs and improve return on capital.

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It is Autumn and the leaves begin to fall…

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Oct-2017 14:36:41 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Compliance

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A hash of regulation for breakfast

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Oct-2017 13:31:33 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Compliance, MiFID II

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Best Execution? Results: F, C, A – ‘Could do Better!’

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Sep-2017 12:13:44 / by Kathryn Emerson posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID II, Best Execution

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Recent news reports suggest parents, teachers and employers are unhappy about the new GCSE grading system that was used for the first time in pupil results announced two weeks ago. A lack of clarity of the new scoring system has been blamed for the confusion.

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Nothing like a bombshell just in time for the Summer holidays…….

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Aug-2017 17:08:56 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Compliance

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So, what is PSD 2?

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Jul-2017 09:54:17 / by Matt Townsend posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Compliance, MiFID II, PSD2, Software

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A little while back I wrote about how the 'Internet of Things' is changing the way customers interact with Banks. 

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From “the Blockchain” to “distributed ledger technology” – the direction of travel for insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Jul-2017 12:51:19 / by Dave Connors posted in Insurance, London Market, Reinsurance, Blog, Blockchain

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It's customary in any discussion of Blockchain to assert that there will definitely be a change to the insurance industry. We then go on to state a number of use cases unrelated or tangential to insurance (Land Title Registry, Fine Arts Ownership and Imogen Heap are the usual suspects). But the B3i initiative and other similar ventures are, at last, giving the insurance industry real examples to consider.

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A timely review of the Treasury Management System against the required standard may yield some unexpected gaps!

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Jul-2017 17:24:52 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Global Code, Compliance

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Do you have systems in place to enable adherence to the Global Code for FX?

The Global Code of Conduct for FX (the Code) was released on the 25th of May 2017, to a good reception from diverse market participants and brought the curtain down on two years of work.

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PSD2 and The Internet of Things

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Jul-2017 06:20:00 / by Matt Townsend posted in Banking, Blog, PSD2, IoT, the internet of things

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I can remember clearly, in one of the first English lessons after moving school, we were taught certain rules. The rule that sticks in my mind today is "Never use the word 'Thing'". Using the word 'thing' in your written work will result in an instant de-merit. For some of my fellow students, this became a challenge, to try and use 'thing' and get away with it.

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