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VAR & Surveillance - unlikely bedfellows?

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jun-2018 17:41:40 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Compliance, reporting, World Cup

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Football is a game of two halves but last night for English fans that added 4 minutes felt like another half! For the “football’s coming home” brigade it was a decent start. The debate around VAR was well and truly stoked following the game and the pundits debate on the efficiency of VAR continues! We “was robbed” a phrase that comes to mind! It is uncanny how this translates into parallels with current debate in the financial markets.

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Are banks hearing their corporate customers?

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2018 08:38:28 / by Robert Harris posted in Banking, Corporate Treasury, whitepaper

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Doing the 'Right thing'...

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Jun-2018 16:16:43 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Global Code, Compliance, MiFID II

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ACI GDPR Briefing by Collyer Bristow (CB)

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-May-2018 14:14:01 / by Robert Harris posted in Customer Service, Blog, Regulation, Compliance, GDPR

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The London Market and the uphill struggle...

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-May-2018 15:17:50 / by Dave Connors posted in Insurance, London Market, Blog, TINtech

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The recent announcement of the Lloyd’s Market 2017 underwriting loss brought into sharp focus the tough conditions the market is facing.

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Revamping Payments for Corporate Banks

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Apr-2018 09:58:27 / by Robert Harris posted in Banking, FX payments

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Some corporate banks have recently been losing clients to non-traditional providers of payment services. Others are wondering how best to tap into this important revenue opportunity during a period of rapid evolution. Either way there are some fundamental concepts that need to be incorporated when designing an extended online service. Disruptors have demonstrated the importance of creating digital solutions that make it easy for customers to conduct their payments fast and with full transparency. Fortunately, there is no exclusivity on functional excellence and more conventional banking providers are now benefiting from the lessons learnt.

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3 key considerations of updating your legacy systems

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Mar-2018 14:08:57 / by Dave Connors posted in Insurance, Blog, legacy systems, Operational Efficiency

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Electronic devices consume our lives.  The extension of wifi-enabled "smartness" into all manner of devices has turned even a basic doorbell into a legacy system.  

These rapid advances in technology often put domestic and professional lives out of sync. Many of us will recognise greater utilisation of technology in our personal lives.  Landlines, printers and the humble computer mouse are all a regular part of our office lives, but obsolete in our own homes.

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Be prepared : changing market dynamics and revolving regulatory requirements

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Mar-2018 11:02:15 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Compliance, Best Execution, Software

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3 things that are and will continue to affect the (Re) Insurance Market – and how

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Mar-2018 15:33:29 / by Dave Connors posted in Insurance, Reinsurance, Blog, Digitalisation, Operational Efficiency, Insurtech

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We were recently asked – what 3 things do you think are affecting/will affect the reinsurance industry from a technology perspective? 

With so much going on, it’s hard to keep it down to 3. Therefore, I cheated a little and instead I have 3 x 3…  

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MiFID II ISINs - If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Feb-2018 12:27:40 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID, Regulation, Compliance, MiFID II, regulatory reporter

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In my last blog The week that was the MiFID II deadline I highlighted the issue with LEI’s. This time it seems it is the turn of ISINs that are causing some turbulence below the surface of what otherwise has been a great industry effort to get the good ship (MiFID II) launched and implemented without any sharp squalls driving us onto the rocks.

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