The so-called smart contracts have been around for quite a while with the first global public implementation made available with Ethereum in 2015. This technology is a real breakthrough, and proved to be very disruptive over several use cases.
Digital assets are slowly but surely carving out a place for themselves in the modern portfolio. But just how indispensable are they?
How exactly is PSD2 faring across the EU? Here are the lessons from an actual LIVE PSD2 implementation for a UK based client.
The future of banking lies in open banking. Open banking increases the usability of your accounts and increases its value. Its aim is to make the world of banking more open and accessible - making payments, borrowing money and saving money can all be simplified.
The arrival of PSD2 in the EU means banks need Open Banking Platforms to compete. Some banks chose to develop their own software in house, while others took the faster and easier route of using off the shelf platforms created by innovative FinTech firms.
How do wealth managers innovate today? How are private banks and wealth managers tackling innovation? How are they adapting their business and operating models to the challenges of today’s digital world? Our infographic summarizes interesting insights from a research on international wealth management institutions conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
To keep their competitive edge, banks and wealth managers require efficient ways to operate and increasingly turn to SaaS or BPaaS providers offering cloud-based solutions to implement rapid business model shifts. Many are moving to a platform model of operation, and are adopting cloud-based services to achieve their aims.
Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) may be thought of as a combination of the benefits provided by Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and traditional Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). It is essentially a process-led implementation and offers core banking activities by a service partner.
The Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is unlike most other contemporary regulatory initiatives. The aim of PSD2, it seems, is to force innovation in an industry already beset by disruption and challengers ranging from BigTech, FinTech to digital-only banks.
Accenture has estimated that by 2020, €61 billion or about 7% of all banking revenue in Europe will be associated with Open Banking enabled activities in some shape or form. This trend represents a remarkable opportunity for the fleet-footed to capitalise on the opportunities that it presents.