Topic: Financial services

Digital transformation in financial services: from strategy to reality

Digital transformation in financial services: from strategy to reality
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 April 2017

We discuss Microsoft’s digital transformation strategy and hear from Karen Cone about the difference it is making in financial services. Rebecca Lambert finds out more

We discuss Microsoft’s digital transformation strategy and hear about the difference it is making in financial services

Why ClearBank will make a difference in the UK

Why ClearBank will make a difference in the UK
By Lindsay James | 07 April 2017

Nick Ogden, ClearBank’s executive chairman, tells Lindsay James why the UK financial services market needs a new clearing bank

Nick Ogden, ClearBank’s executive chairman, explains why the UK market is ripe for a clearing bank 

Five ways in which the banking industry needs to evolve

Five ways in which the banking industry needs to evolve
By Lindsay James | 28 April 2017

A new report from Efma and ATKearney titled ‘Reinventing Retail Banking’ has revealed five areas of retail financial services that have not yet reached their full potential

A new report from Efma and ATKearney has revealed the areas where bankers need to focus their efforts 

Are you ready for usage-based motor insurance?

Are you ready for usage-based motor insurance?
By Guest | 26 April 2017

Katie DeGraaf from Willis Towers Watson says that usage-based motor insurance (UBI) is generating a huge amount of interest at the moment. But is your IT infrastructure ready for it?

Katie DeGraaf from Willis Towers Watson explains what needs to be done to realise the potential of UBI

TRUSTECH

TRUSTECH
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 April 2017

28-30 November; Cannes, France

Start-ups and fintechs to showcase latest innovations for the payment and identification industries

The Future of Finance Summit 2017

The Future of Finance Summit 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 April 2017

8-10 June; Singapore

An event dedicated to banking, fintech, insurance, asset management and more

Lloyds Banking Group is first in its industry to trial Windows Hello

Lloyds Banking Group is first in its industry to trial Windows Hello
By Lindsay James | 21 April 2017

Customers of Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will benefit from new biometric functionality

How to interact with customers in an intelligent way

How to interact with customers in an intelligent way
By Guest | 30 March 2017

Chad Hamblin from Microsoft explains how banks are exploring the benefits of combined CRM analytics solutions so they can understand individual customers’ current and future needs, and act on them

Microsoft's Chad Hamblin explains how banks can benefit from combined CRM analytics solutions 

Payments Canada turns to Accenture to help modernise processes

Payments Canada turns to Accenture to help modernise processes
By Sean Dudley | 22 March 2017

Company to work over the coming years to support move from paper to digital 

Risk Americas Convention 2017

Risk Americas Convention 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 March 2017

23-24 May 2017; New York, US

America’s gathering of risk and regulation management professionals returns to New York

The benefits of proactive CRM for the insurance sector

The benefits of proactive CRM for the insurance sector
By Rebecca Lambert | 20 March 2017

By using the latest customer relationship management solutions, insurers can put the customer at the heart of their business and reap significant rewards. Dennis Vanderlip is joined by a number of key Microsoft partners to tell us more

Those insurance companies that put the customer at the heart of their business will reap significant rewards

Societe Generale plans to move to the public cloud

Societe Generale plans to move to the public cloud
By Rebecca Lambert | 16 March 2017

Bank is working with Microsoft and Amazon to shift its operations to the cloud

Money 20/20

Money 20/20
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 March 2017

23-26 October; Las Vegas, US

Global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce

How Efma’s CEO is instigating change in financial services

How Efma’s CEO is instigating change in financial services
By Lindsay James | 10 March 2017

Since his appointment as Efma’s CEO in 2015, Vincent Bastid has initiated a huge amount of change. Here he explains how he is paving the way for a new financial services landscape via industry-wide collaboration

Efma CEO Vincent Bastid explains how he is paving the way for a new financial services landscape

The transformation from paper to blockchain

The transformation from paper to blockchain
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 March 2017

Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s blockchain project is taking the complexity, cost and error out of labour-intensive trade finance processes. We find out more about the work they’re doing together

How Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are taking the complexity out of trade finance

Insurers to implement machine learning to drive profitability

Insurers to implement machine learning to drive profitability
By Lindsay James | 08 March 2017

Willis Towers Watson has included machine learning in the latest edition of its Radar pricing software

Deutsche Börse Group adopts Microsoft Office 365

Deutsche Börse Group adopts Microsoft Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 07 March 2017

German stock exchange aims to embrace digital transformation and boost employee productivity

Microsoft joins blockchain innovators in Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Microsoft joins blockchain innovators in Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
By Lindsay James | 06 March 2017

The newly formed enterprise collaboration will drive Ethereum blockchain technology best practices

Caxton offers faster, cheaper payments with blockchain on Azure

Caxton offers faster, cheaper payments with blockchain on Azure
By Rebecca Lambert | 01 March 2017

The UK forex firm’s private blockchain system uses Microsoft’s cloud platform

Avanade acquires software and digital strategy firm Infusion

Avanade acquires software and digital strategy firm Infusion
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 March 2017

Deal allows Avanade to expand its domain expertise in capital markets and financial services sectors

ClearBank is built from the ground up on Microsoft platform

ClearBank is built from the ground up on Microsoft platform
By Rebecca Lambert | 28 February 2017

New UK clearing bank runs on a combined public and private cloud infrastructure

Risk EMEA 2017

Risk EMEA 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 February 2017

9-10 May 2017; London, UK

Senior professionals from EMEA will address central financial risk management challenges

Efma Distribution Summit

Efma Distribution Summit
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 February 2017

26-28 April 2017; Hilton Wembley, London, UK

More than 300 attendees will discuss distribution assets and technology in financial services

TD Bank enhances security and operations with Office 365

TD Bank enhances security and operations with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 14 February 2017

North American bank meets compliance requirements and prepares for future growth

Willis Towers Watson enhances its executive compensation data offering

Willis Towers Watson enhances its executive compensation data offering
By Lindsay James | 10 February 2017

Enhancements provide more robust data and added efficiency for global organisations

Why you need to awaken your IT monster

Why you need to awaken your IT monster
By Guest | 01 February 2017

Existing and often disparate policy systems don’t have to block insurers from achieving the goal of developing the connected, digital business models that will enable them to stay competitive and enhance customer experience. Charlie Samolczyk from Willis Towers Watson explains further

Charlie Samolczyk from Willis Towers Watson explains how insurers can benefit from digital models

How blockchain will shape the future of financial services

How blockchain will shape the future of financial services
By Guest | 16 January 2017

Blockchain technology has evolved to become a protocol that allows the recording of any type of transactions transferring value. This has huge implications for the future, says Magdalena Ramada from Willis Towers Watson

Magdalena Ramada from Willis Towers Watson explains the implications of the evolution of blockchain

Satya Nadella outlines his financial services digital transformation vision

Satya Nadella outlines his financial services digital transformation vision
By Sean Dudley | 10 January 2017

Microsoft CEO discusses AI, blockchain and cybersecurity at the FinTech Ideas Festival

Microsoft CEO to discuss AI and blockchain at the FinTech Ideas Festival

Microsoft CEO to discuss AI and blockchain at the FinTech Ideas Festival
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 January 2017

Satya Nadella will shed more light on Microsoft’s digital transformation strategy

Microsoft and AMIS build Asia’s first blockchain consortium

Microsoft and AMIS build Asia’s first blockchain consortium
By Rebecca Lambert | 19 December 2016

Pilot blockchain project developed on Azure aims to boost Taiwan’s fintech sector

Banks in Africa are transforming the way they do business

Banks in Africa are transforming the way they do business
By Lindsay James | 16 December 2016

A new report from Efma and Oliver Wyman highlights how African banks are embracing change

The cloud comes of age in capital markets

The cloud comes of age in capital markets
By Lindsay James | 16 December 2016

A new Celent report reveals an increased appetite for cloud-based services in capital markets