So you like staying connected to news while on holiday. And you want to take the time to dig into some topics. Good news: we’ve collected five business podcasts to listen to while hiking, sunbathing, mountain-biking or travelling towards a heaven-like destination. Enjoy!
Cybersecurity Phishing. Ransomware. DDoS attacks. These are terms financial services security professionals have come to know intimately—and despise. Amid threats from individual actors and organised attackers, security teams have had to step up.
As high-profile incidents of unethical behaviour rattle the financial services industry, risk management culture, ethics and trust are in the limelight. In 2017, financial institutions will be asking: can we rebuild trust in the industry?
As the UK will trigger article 50 by the end of March, Brexit starts taking shape. We’re looking at short and long-term prospects for the UK economy, as well as how businesses should gear up.
Automation has grown up. In recent years, a new class of software known as digital labour or robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged. Financial institutions are looking to these tools to automate a wide range of activities without the need for complex programming. We think 2017 could be a breakout …
Almost a decade after the global financial crisis, financial institutions still have to cut costs to contain the low growth, low margin and highly-regulated environment. Outsourcing and offshoring have helped in the past, but they’re no longer enough. Businesses must now turn to technology and digitalisation to move forward.
The rise of financial technology — FinTech, for short — is changing the way people and companies save, pay, borrow, and invest. New competitors often offer low-cost solutions that are simple to access and easy to use. In the process, they’re upending the status quo.
Global predictions indicate the dawn of a new era for growth markets from 2017 onwards. As developed economies are experiencing uncertainty due to political events, developing ones are likely to resume their good performance. Countries such as Russia, China, Brazil or Nigeria start looking safer in the investors’ eyes. So, the …
Banks, asset and wealth managers, as well as insurers are scrambling to find new revenue sources and ways to grow: organically, by introducing new services, through acquisitions, or by developing strategic partnerships.
Blockchain is one of the most exciting—and more misunderstood—emerging technologies. It essentially offers a decentralised ledger of all transactions across a network. When a transaction occurs, everyone on the network knows about it. It’s tamper-proof and virtually instantaneous. This has real disruptive implications for the financial industry, which today uses …