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Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing?

Craft ale

Is fintech to banking what craft ale is to brewing? If so, what can banks learn from the rise and rise of craft ale? Aden Davies, principal consultant at ABZD, looks at ten trends seen in the craft ale industry that have interesting parallels with the rise of fintech.

Interview: Matteo Cassina, Saxo Bank – is digital banking the new Big Brother?

Matteo Cassina, Saxo Bank

Amid the hustle and bustle of MoneyConf in Madrid, Banking Technology managed to grab a coffee with Matteo Cassina, global head of sales at Saxo Bank. Conversation turned from the demise of bank branches to the rise artificial intelligence (AI) and open banking.

Payments: Australia gives Swift instant results

Australia and Europe flag

Off the back of its involvement in Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP), Swift has entered the instant payments market in Europe, with plans to launch a gateway solution in November 2018. The solution will enable instant payments to be made over the Swift network using a single gateway to connect to multiple instant payments systems across Europe.

Interview: Ben Brabyn, Level39 – high rise

Ben Brabyn, Level39

In the beating business heart of London, Banking Technology met Ben Brabyn, head of tech hub Level39, for an exclusive interview on Brexit, rivalry and how success isn’t a zero-sum game.

Open letter to EU decision makers on PSD2 RTS – figo

figo open letter

This open letter from German fintech figo is not about the usual pros and cons of this debate, but intends to provide the European Council with actual solutions, i.e. smart trade-off ideas that could mean an end to the everlasting screen scraping debate and eventually the RTS process.

Analysis: regtech in the US – the state we are in

Too much debt

Subas Roy, chairman of the newly launched International Regtech Association (IRTA), provides an insight into the state of regtech in the US and further opportunities.

More human than human: banking’s AI future is all in the voice

Aditya Challa, IMImobile

Aditya Challa of IMImobile takes a look at some current and future applications of artificial intelligence (AI) for customer experience in the financial and banking sector, as well as the challenges that still need to be overcome. Beyond the current race to build chatbots, he predicts that voice-driven AI services will ultimately become the main […]

Interview: Nelson Holzner, AEVI – imagination will take you everywhere

Nelson Holzner, AEVI

Nelson Holzner, newly appointed CEO of AEVI, talks to Banking Technology about the importance of innovation and simplification, and addressing real-life problems with working solutions. “Do more” is AEVI’s motto.

Analysis: outsourcing to the cloud – EBA’s recommendations

Tim Wright, Pillsbury

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently opened a consultation on its draft recommendations for financial institutions outsourcing to cloud service providers across all cloud-related domains including infrastructure, platform and software as a service.

Case study: BankMobile – bank of the future NOW

Luvleen

How did BankMobile become the largest digital bank in the US? Luvleen Sidhu, the bank’s co-founder and chief strategy officer, shares the strategy.

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