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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Technology And Finance: A Match In Flux

One message comes quite clearly out of Sibos in Geneva this year: fintech companies and financial institutions are re-thinking their relationships. And in general both sides are ready to consider different models of collaboration and coexistence. Few possibilities are excluded. ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Move Over Fiat Currencies

At Sibos in Geneva, financial technology, or fintech (blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning), was present in almost every conference presentation and workshop. And even in those sessions that didn’t directly reference it, one felt a sense that banking in particular ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

No More Compliance Headaches?

Corporate compliance and due diligence headaches may be easing, as a number of new services have been launched to help companies screen suppliers against global sanctions lists. Ever-increasing regulatory requirements, including broader monitoring and compliance obligations, and ever-changing sanctions and ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Innotribe Expands Challenge To Veterans

This year, Innotribe, the Swift initiative long known for launching fintech start-ups around the globe, changed gears. Rather than running its incubators and challenges throughout the globe, it focused on two emerging fintech hubs: Latin America and Africa. That opened ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

The Unbanked Aren’t All Poor

The term 'financial inclusion' is often equated with the working poor in developing countries. But if the term is thought of more broadly as referring to those that have limited or restricted access to financial services such as loans and ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Pay Pals: Digital Transactions Take Off

The strong growth in digital payment transactions highlighted in the recently released World Payments Report 2016 from management consultant Capgemini and banking group BNP Paribas is good news, but it’s more than that. This growth, particularly in the emerging markets, ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Sibos Opportunities Beckon

Many think of it as the Olympics of banking technology or transaction banking, but while Sibos is a huge gathering of major competitors from all over the world, there are no games. Launched in 1973 with a few hundred attendees ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Hack To The Future

At its annual Sibos customer conference in Geneva next week, the Brussels-based financial messaging network, SWIFT, will seek to reassure its 11,000-strong member banks and securities organizations that it is doing everything within its power to minimize the threat of ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Distributed Ledgers Prove Useful

Use cases for blockchain technology are rapidly being developed and tested throughout the financial services industry—and beyond—from the Australian Securities Exchange to payments infrastructure providers. But perhaps one of the most compelling areas where blockchain could truly redefine financial services ...
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