Topic: Financial services

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

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

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

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

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

Delivering invoices like Christmas presents

Delivering invoices like Christmas presents
By Andy Lilley | 15 December 2016

Andy Lilley of Bottomline Technologies explains the benefits of document traceability

Microsoft explains why Azure is perfect for financial firms

Microsoft explains why Azure is perfect for financial firms
By Lindsay James | 05 December 2016

Using the cloud can provide more flexibility to the service that firms receive, enabling innovation

Banks need to better understand customers in 2017, finds new research

Banks need to better understand customers in 2017, finds new research
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2016

New Forrester report highlights the need for banks to create clear customer experience visions

Card payments are a ticking time bomb, warns GCI

Card payments are a ticking time bomb, warns GCI
By Lindsay James | 21 November 2016

90% of UK businesses could face fines totalling over £120 billion, following new data protection laws

Major banks in US, Canada and Europe exploring blockchain

Major banks in US, Canada and Europe exploring blockchain
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 November 2016

Accenture study finds 90% of banks expect technology to accelerate payments

The winners of the 2016 Global Banking Awards are announced

The winners of the 2016 Global Banking Awards are announced
By Lindsay James | 27 October 2016

Efma and Accenture have recognised retail banks across the globe for their most innovative projects

Protective visibility over cyberattacks

Protective visibility over cyberattacks
By Guest | 19 October 2016

With increasingly complex and sophisticated methods of cyberattacks taking place both internally and externally, companies need to take the necessary steps to prevent problems arising, says James Richardson at Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies' James Richardson explains how companies can prevent cyberattacks

Redefining the banking model with managed cloud services

Redefining the banking model with managed cloud services
By Guest | 10 October 2016

Steve van den Heever explains how financial institutions that outsource non-core IT operations to managed cloud services providers like Dimension Data are gaining market-beating agility

Steve van den Heever says managed cloud services providers like Dimension Data enable greater agility