Topic: Financial services

Microsoft talks Sibos: what to expect from this year’s event

Microsoft talks Sibos: what to expect from this year’s event
By Jacqui Griffiths | 23 September 2016

As financial services leaders come together in Geneva for Sibos 2016, Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry explain what Microsoft is looking forward to showcasing at the event

Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry tell us what Microsoft will be showcasing at Sibos next week

Microsoft's Karen Cone discusses the future of financial services

Microsoft's Karen Cone discusses the future of financial services
By Lindsay James | 26 September 2016

As general manager of the worldwide financial services sector at Microsoft, Karen Cone is privy to the major challenges facing financial services organisations today. Here she explains how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for the industry

Karen Cone tells Lindsay James how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for banks and insurers

Big Data & Analytics for Banking Summit

Big Data & Analytics for Banking Summit
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 September 2016

19-20 October; InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel, Hong Kong

The summit will explore how banks can implement successful big data initiatives

Voting opens for 2016 Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards

Voting opens for 2016 Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards
By Lindsay James | 21 September 2016

Joint initiative aims to reward the most innovative projects in retail financial services at a global level

Driving productivity and growth at MEMIC

Driving productivity and growth at MEMIC
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 September 2016

Avanade’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM-based agency lifecycle management solution has helped US insurer MEMIC to expand its business

Avanade’s agency lifecycle management solution has helped US insurer MEMIC to expand its business

40 Azure services are now PCI DSS compliant

40 Azure services are now PCI DSS compliant
By Rebecca Lambert | 05 September 2016

More features on Azure now comply with the global information security standard for payment data

Cloud solutions for better risk modelling

Cloud solutions for better risk modelling
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 September 2016

A complete cloud solution delivers efficient risk modelling with a wealth of benefits. We asked Pat Renzi how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Pat Renzi explains how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Transforming the financial services model

Transforming the financial services model
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 August 2016

We speak with Dimension Data’s Alex Bennett and Steve van den Heever to understand how banks can digitise processes and mobilise employees with Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business

Dimension Data’s Alex Bennett and Steve van den Heever explain how banks can digitise processes

Helping insurers to improve service and reduce risk

Helping insurers to improve service and reduce risk
By Lindsay James | 25 August 2016

Microsoft's Johnathan Silverman explains how IoT can revolutionise insurance

Volksbank in Germany leverages NCR’s Innovation Experience Room

Volksbank in Germany leverages NCR’s Innovation Experience Room
By Lindsay James | 24 August 2016

Volksbank is the first bank customer to introduce NCR’s mobile experiential room

CMA banking report reveals pivotal role of digital tech

CMA banking report reveals pivotal role of digital tech
By Lindsay James | 19 August 2016

Nitin Rakesh from Syntel believes that customers should be at the heart of any digital business strategy

Payment sector prioritises fintech investment

Payment sector prioritises fintech investment
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 August 2016

Around 84% of payments companies are focused on fintech and 35% have launched fintech subsidiaries

Transforming the financial services industry with blockchain

Transforming the financial services industry with blockchain
By Guest | 17 August 2016

Today’s new economy is about more than goods and services – it is about sharing information and, ultimately, making transactions finally move at the speed of the internet. Blockchains are at the very heart of this. Microsoft’s Marley Gray explains

Microsoft’s Marley Gray explains how blockchain technology is at the crux of today's new economy

Providing more flexible solutions for insurers

Providing more flexible solutions for insurers
By Lindsay James | 08 August 2016

Insurers need flexible solutions to measure value, manage risk and safeguard solvency. We asked Joel Fox and Stephen Hollands how Willis Towers Watson is helping insurers achieve those goals

Joel Fox and Stephen Hollands explain how Willis Towers Watson is helping insurers to be more flexible

Mobile Banking and Payments USA

Mobile Banking and Payments USA
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 August 2016

26-27 September; Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, New York, US

Financial executives will share best practices on building a mobile banking and payments strategy

Ensuring public confidence in new technology

Ensuring public confidence in new technology
By Guest | 25 July 2016

Disruptive technologies such as blockchain are continuing to gather momentum and make the transition into the mainstream. But what role can insurance play in helping this technology thrive in the long run? Steve Magennis from Avanade explains

Steve Magennis from Avanade explains how the insurance sector can help new technology thrive

Insuring tomorrow: the future of risk modelling

Insuring tomorrow: the future of risk modelling
By Guest | 07 July 2016

Jonathan Silverman explains how Microsoft and its partners are ensuring that the Microsoft Azure cloud helps insurers to manage risk modelling in a way that delivers immediate value

Jonathan Silverman explains how the Microsoft Azure cloud helps insurers manage risk modelling

Money 20/20

Money 20/20
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 July 2016

23-26 October; Las Vegas, US

Largest global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce

The data-centric revolution in insurance

The data-centric revolution in insurance
By Guest | 01 June 2016

The insurance industry is entering a new age, as more companies invest in technology and solutions that enable a greater understanding of information. Bruce Broussard from Insurity explains

Insurity's Bruce Broussard explains how insurers are benefitting from better data

The importance of being agile in insurance

The importance of being agile in insurance
By Guest | 27 May 2016

In a fast moving world, being able to cope with change can provide a number of vital business advantages for companies in the insurance industry, explains Patti Griffin from Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies' Patti Griffin says insurers need to be better equipped for change

Report: Banks need to increase unified communications use

Report: Banks need to increase unified communications use
By Sean Dudley | 25 May 2016

New research indicates a third of customers would be willing to move banks for better service

Succeeding during a time of transition

Succeeding during a time of transition
By Guest | 09 May 2016

It’s a time of transition for financial services organisations, thanks to new players and technologies that are entering the market. Banks should not only be looking at ways of surviving, but ways to thrive as well, says Ernst Roelofs from Five Degrees

Banks need to find new ways to thrive, says Ernst Roelofs from Five Degrees


Microsoft joins the Chamber of Digital Commerce

Microsoft joins the Chamber of Digital Commerce
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 May 2016

New trade association focused on helping businesses capitalise on blockchain

Risk Americas 2016: 5th Annual Risk And Regulation Convention

Risk Americas 2016: 5th Annual Risk And Regulation Convention
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 April 2016

3-4 May; Hilton Midtown, New York City, US

Delegates will discuss stress testing, model risk, liquidity risk, capital management and more

Why banks need to optimise the digital workplace

Why banks need to optimise the digital workplace
By Jacqui Griffiths | 25 April 2016

As banks look to improve productivity and efficiency, the digital workplace is empowering workers with new ways to collaborate, connect and do business

The digital workplace is empowering banks with new ways to connect and do business

Inspiration and innovation at Efma 2016 Distribution Summit

Inspiration and innovation at Efma 2016 Distribution Summit
By Lindsay James | 21 April 2016

Inspiration and innovation – as well as some mind-reading and robot interaction – were on offer as more than 300 leading executives from 45 countries came together to make Efma’s 2016 Distribution Summit an unforgettable event

More than 300 leading executives from 45 countries visited Efma’s 2016 Distribution Summit

Global investment in fintech ventures reaches US$5.3 billion

Global investment in fintech ventures reaches US$5.3 billion
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 April 2016

Accenture report finds fintech investments increased 67% in first quarter of 2016

Winners of the the first Efma Fintech Awards are announced

Winners of the the first Efma Fintech Awards are announced
By Lindsay James | 15 April 2016

Efma and its partners have awarded six innovative fintech firms at a ceremony in London

Video banking to transform customer engagement

Video banking to transform customer engagement
By Lindsay James | 13 April 2016

Video banking services are set to become ubiquitous, according to Efma and Vidyo report

Creating an effective digital banking experience

Creating an effective digital banking experience
By Jacqui Griffiths | 11 April 2016

Banks are using innovative technologies to create exceptional digital experiences that support proactive and insightful conversations throughout the customer journey

Banks are using innovative technologies to create exceptional digital experiences

Banks must partner with fintechs to remain relevant

Banks must partner with fintechs to remain relevant
By Lindsay James | 11 April 2016

New Efma Digest explores how fintechs are challenging traditional retail banks

Citi traders explore the potential of Microsoft HoloLens

Citi traders explore the potential of Microsoft HoloLens
By Lindsay James | 07 April 2016

A new holographic workstation, designed by 8ninths, promises to increase efficiency