Banking Technology April 2016

Banking Technology April 2016

The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

This is the first edition brought to you by the new editorial team, consisting of Tanya Andreasyan, Editor, and Antony Peyton, Deputy Editor. We have also brought together some excellent contents provided by forward-thinking, opinionated specialists from across the global fintech space.

How to keep your multi-million dollar legacy mainframe going and manage to introduce innovative technologies? What are the possible implications of the VocaLink sale? What are the latest banks jumping on the “we love fintech start-ups” bandwagon? When will the US finally move to the T+2 settlement cycle? What fintech company has the acquisitive Sopra Steria set its takeover sights on? What core banking software projects are Temenos, Misys and Avaloq working on at the moment? And why do smart ledger contracts need shrewder people?

The answers to these – and more – can be found on the pages of this issue.

The April 2016 edition of Banking Technology features:

Payments commentary: Time to reap the benefits of SEPA, but how?
For corporate banking, Heather McKenzie suggests virtual account management (VAM) as SEPA unlocks its true potential.

Here comes… MasterLink
The UK payments regulator advises banks to sell their shares in VocaLink, all in the name of innovation and competition. With MasterCard as the main suitor, will this vision be realised?

The contactless landscape
How to make the most of the contactless consumer payments – Barclaycard’s view.

Bullish on payments
Since the acquisition of Fundtech last year, D+H has claimed to have a majority of system selections for payment hubs. Who signed on the dotted line?

Cards versus smartphones
What is a more mobile payment method, a credit card or a smartphone?

No to the status quo
The world’s first software defined mainframe is here. Can it ease your legacy tech woes?

Platformification – what is it and what you need to know about it
Fintechs and banks are better together, and “platformification” is a logical route for this collaboration.

Why smart contracts need shrewder people
Let the experts – Professor Michael Mainelli and Bob McDowall – explain that.

Belting out utility
“The future is in utility,” states Philippe Chambadal, CEO of SmartStream Technologies. We explore the benefits and weaknesses.

And not to forget the Regulars of course: 
Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Comments – outspoken and opinionated.
Industry events – mark your calendars!
Out of office – curiosities, frustrations and mishaps of the fintech world.

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