How can digital technology enable a safe securitization market?

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By Mirza Ahmad, CTO, Banking and Capital Markets, Northern Central Europe, DXC  Fans of the movie “The Big Short” may relate to how obscure, and vague financial instruments – exchanged from one entity to another – created one of the biggest shocks to the modern financial system. The financial crisis of 2008 created a rupture […]

Research at a Glance: Week 12

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Cashing in on the trends: marketing in the banking sector  By Kin + Carta In overviewing the key trends in digital marketing amongst banks, this report is able to ascertain the effective methods and strategies to reach and engage different consumer groups. It also addresses the increasing conversion to cashlessness due to the underlying convenience, […]

Synechron to accelerate WealthTech

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The IT consultancy firm is honing its focus on the financial services industry with its latest announcement, a WealthTech accelerator programme designed to marshal technology, data science and analytics within wealth management. While the accelerator targets automating the entire client journey from prospecting to relationship management, marquee projects have already been scoped.  Of particular interest is the […]

Member Spotlight: WealthObjects

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Providing “unique solutions with the speed, cost and efficiency of an off-the-shelf provider,” WealthObjects builds digital wealth solutions for financial institutions, from end-to-end proposition launches to resolving singular pain points. Their bespoke products and services are built by technical and financial experts, with the industry experience to provide first-class on-going support and consultation.  We sat […]

Italy and France receive jolt as Yolt begins open beta

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Yolt, who pride themselves on riding the open banking surge to “unthink” money, yesterday announced that iOS and Android users can download the open beta application free of charge.  Yolt allows using to combine their accounts and credit cards under one app to end juggling multiple applications, windows and devices. The consumer-centered product also offers […]

NIBC and AXA adding fuel to their cooperation

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NIBC Bank and AXA Investment Management have been involved in a partnership on an innovative strategy for the Dutch mortgage loans market, through which NIBC provides and services NIBC Direct mortgage loans with a long-term fixed interest rate period. AXA invests on behalf of large institutional investors in selected Dutch mortgage loans, that are determined by NIBC based on […]

Member Spotlight: Blanco Services

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Blanco Services defines itself as the “invisible engine of the asset manager’’. We sat down with Bernadette Wijnings, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Blanco Services to find out more. Blanco Services was founded in 2015 by a group of professionals who met through their work for BinckBank. “We noticed that software products and services […]

NEOS and Schroders join forces with KKR


NEOS, the Rotterdam headquartered direct lending firm providing tailored and flexible financing solutions to businesses, has recently announced its private segment SME lending program. This is reported to be the largest program of its kind so far within continental Europe. The lending program aims to provide growth finance to Dutch, German, and Belgian businessess, with no prioritisation […]

Temenos and UMB Fund Services announce partnership

Temenos and UMB Fund Services have agreed upon modernising Temenos’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). According to the agreement, Temenos will provide UMB with the technology foundation for what the former calls “the most efficient and customizable ETF servicing platform on the market”.  The parties are excited and optimistic about the partnership. The President of UMB, […]

Week 21: Research in a Glance

Breaking down the Blockchain by PYMTNS An e-book compilation of expert, stakeholder and industry veteran opinions on the true utility of blockchain and its disruptive potential in business applications. Trends in innovation, diversity and inclusion by Anthemis Group Drawing from the survey results of senior executives, the report is an overview of innovation, diversity and […]