- 01.03.2016 08:40 am
Blockchain was the hot topic of Sibos 2015. One certainty is that it will remain a topic of crucial interest to FinTech companies, financial institutions and the customers that they serve over the coming year. Above all, Blockchain remains a wildcard. It may be that its greatest impact is outside the still slightly mysterious world of crypto currencies – as it is used to support the global financial infrastructure.
- 22.01.2016 10:32 am
Welcome to 2016. It will likely be a challenging year for investors and financial institutions. However, FinTech providers will be able to make it a little less challenging.
- 12.10.2015 10:21 am
Innovation will continue to drive deal-making and capital raisings across virtually all parts of the fintech universe in 2016 and beyond. Meanwhile, fintech companies will continue to have access to the funding that they need – in spite of the recent volatility in global equity markets. As the varied articles in this edition of Financial IT make clear, the positive factors that are driving the expansion of fintech remain in place. In no particular order, these factors include: the development of new and often disruptive technology.
- 06.10.2014 05:32 pm
Any change that can promote the expansion of the global economy is change for the good. Taking into account common sense, economic theory and, indeed, the very raison d’être of the World Trade Organization (WTO), such change would include a move towards freer trade in goods and services between nations. Freer trade is promoted when the costs and risks – to all parties involved - are reduced.This is a central theme of this edition of Financial IT. Many of the contributed articles focus on the technology and infrastructure governing payments – especially between corporates. Many of the articles...
- 18.04.2014 07:59 am
In the previous edition of Financial IT, we observed that change in the global financial system is being driven by innovation which, in turn is being driven by technology. We also explained how the technology revolves around the adoption of the standards which underpin the world’s financial services infrastructure. In short, our discussion of change focused mainly on a question which can be summarised in one word: Why? In this edition, we look at change by focusing on a different question, but one that may also be summarised in one word: Who? This edition’s lead story highlights how...