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Top five jargon winners in 2016

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For some people in the world of fintech, they find comfort in the language of jargon. Pity these poor souls! Lost, confused and unable to communicate clearly and normally. Here are our top five jargon winners of 2016. You can avoid being on this list next year – just use English!  CIBC ends phase one […]

Cognizant to acquire digital agency Mirabeau

ClauseMatch and JWG team up for new reg reporting development

Amsterdam-based digital marketing and customer experience agency Mirabeau and its 260 staff will join Cognizant’s digital business once the acquisition is completed.

Cognizant works with KeyBank on Oracle Banking Platform project

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Cognizant has assisted KeyBank in implementing Oracle Banking Platform (OBP) from Oracle FSS as part of the bank’s tech revamp. Cognizant says it redesigned KeyBank’s core systems, applications, business processes and customer interfaces to “simplify transactions”. Vipin Gupta, EVP and CIO of Key Community Bank (KeyCorp’s division that includes retail, business and commercial middle market […]

Does the bank branch still matter?

Is it a bank? Is it a coffee-shop?

The number of branches operated by major banking groups in the UK has halved over the last 20 years. In fact, Britain’s banks closed more than 600 branches across the UK between April 2015 and April 2016. This is hardly surprising as more and more people move online, often mobile-first, to complete most of their […]

Mizuho and Cognizant join forces for blockchain-backed record-keeping

Prasad Chintamaneni, president, banking and financial services at Cognizant

Mizuho Financial Group and Cognizant have teamed up to develop a blockchain solution for the “secure” record-keeping of documents among Mizuho Financial Group companies around the world. The agreement is the beginning of Mizuho’s programme to use blockchain for building new work processes for transactions and digital interactions. This engagement will initially focus on New […]

Understanding blockchain and the opportunity for financial institutions

Tony Virdi is VP and head of banking & financial services in the UK & Ireland at Cognizant

Blockchain has the potential to further disrupt banking in the way that we know it today, transform traditional interbank and even peer-to-peer payments, open up opportunities to replace existing mechanisms for the exchange of financial information, and how customer records are stored and processed.

Mergers and acquisitions – don’t forget your back-end

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Worldwide, mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector have become increasingly common. According to the Bank of America, European bank mergers in particular are back on the agenda for the first time in many years as financial institutions are beginning to make strategic choices about what areas of their business are core.

Code Halos: the key to improving banks’ Net Promoter Score

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A company’s Net Promoter Score has become an important measure of customer satisfaction. It asks them a simple question: how likely they are to recommend that company to a friend. The responses split the audience into three groups: promoters, passives and detractors. By subtracting the percentage of detractors from the promoters, banks obtain their NPS. NPS has been a valued metric in many consumer-facing industries for several years, but its importance and influence in financial services is growing fast.

Forget ‘mobile first’: are we heading for mobile-only banking?

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The speed at which the mobile market evolves is staggering. Just as we started to look at mobile first, where banks need to align their services and strategies to cater for mobile before desktop or other traditional channels, the notion of mobile-only is now creeping to the fore.

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