Banking Technology February 2017

Banking Technology February 2017

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

A note from our editor, Tanya Andreasyan: 

So here we are in 2017 – a year promised to be huge for fintech, regtech, paytech, insurtech and any other industry that can have “tech” added to it.

There have already been numerous predictions for 2017 – from quite sensible (yawn) to bonkers (but entertaining). To avoid the readers’ eyes glazing over yet another “expert commentary” on the trends for the year ahead, we’d like to offer a few real-life projects to follow the progress of in the course of the year.

Understandably, we cannot squeeze every worthy undertaking in the banking/fintech world onto just one page, so here are our team’s picks:

BB&T’s “leap of faith” with SAP’s core banking system (Banking Technology broke the story in May last year).

Also in the US, Commerce Bank’s technology overhaul with Temenos’ T24 (the bank preferred it to Fiserv’s DNA).

TCS Financial Solutions’ Bancs at Zions Bancorp – a protracted, complex project underway since 2013.

Bank of Ireland’s Project Omega – a five-year €500 million IT and operations revamp. We are now in year one.

Nordea with its €1 billion overhaul – the largest core banking system project in post-crisis Europe, and the largest one ever for Temenos. Key milestones are expected in 2017.

VPBank in Vietnam pondering a standalone digital bank (and technology for it) for the underbanked segment.

In the UK, Virgin Money building a digital bank, VMDB. Plus a myriad of challenger banks and banking services providers, including the latest venture by Worldpay founder Nick Ogden – ClearBank.

In the Middle East, a new digital banking service – Bank Clearly (not to be confused with ClearBank) – set up by ex-ADCB senior execs.

In Canada – the launch of the country’s first ethical bank, Impak Finance.

And finally, M&A:

Will private banking software vendor Avaloq end up in venture capital hands?

Will payments software specialist Dovetail be sold to another industry player, or a private equity firm perhaps?

Will North American banking and payments tech vendor D+H be sold to a PE firm, and possibly even broken up into separate businesses?

And will Misys and Ripple go for an IPO?

So, welcome, 2017! Let it be a year of discovery and success.

The February 2017 edition of Banking Technology features:

The age of the customer
Building a bank’s mobile payments strategy.

Payments commentary
Blockchain progress for trade finance.

Country spotlight: Canada
Ontario’s super corridor calls.

Starting a fintech company?
Five reasons it might fail.

Point of view
Relationship with banks – it’s complicated.

Innovation spotlight
BNP Paribas Wealth Management: client experience and “pizza teams”.

Case study
Cybersecurity at Commerzbank.

Analysis: branches
Down with the traditional transactional mindset!

The financial advisor role is alive and kicking.

Analysis: SEPA
A catalyst for change in the payments industry.

Food for thought
The hidden lessons of Uber.

And not to forget the Regulars of course:

Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Industry events – mark your calendars!
Out of office – curiosities, frustrations and mishaps of the fintech world.

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