Can Technology Help Prevent the Next Financial Crisis? March 18, 2014Technology is often viewed as both a cost and a necessity in the financial services industry, even though it can serve as a strategic tool for achieving corporate, industry or policy goals. Feds Launch Cyber Security Guidelines For US Infrastructure Providers February 13, 2014The White House released the first version of its cyber security framework for protecting critical infrastructure. But critics say these voluntary guidelines enshrine the status quo. IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions February 10, 2014Nordic Combined Troubleshooting: Not for the faint of heart. Resolve your non-technical spouse's email connectivity issue over the phone, in the air, while ski jumping. Amazon Planning New P2P Payments and Kindle Point of Sale Systems January 30, 2014The company is looking to hire help for a new P2P payments system to go head-to-head with PayPal, and is accelerating a Kindle point of sale project. How Mobile Photo Bill Pay Is Helping Community Banks Appeal to Mobile-Only Customers January 24, 2014Allied Payment Network’s Picture Pay mobile photo bill pay solution has helped smaller banks develop relationships with younger mobile-only customers. Celent: Bank IT Spending Will Grow to Nearly $60 Billion This Year January 24, 2014Retail banking will drive IT spending this year, with improvements in digital channels and user experience a high priority for banks. Celent: Banks Looking to Replace RDC Solutions January 06, 2014A new Celent report breaks down an increasingly competitive remote deposit capture market and analyzes various vendors. 2014 Forecast: Many Community Banks to Increase IT Investment Next Year December 27, 2013Many community banks are planning to increase investment in IT and new products and services like mobile banking and payments. Barclays Kicks Off Fintech Startup Accelerator December 09, 2013The bank announced a new startup accelerator next year, the first of six it plans to launch over the next three years. Nationwide Building Society Boosts Mortgage Sales with Remote Expert Video Conferencing November 22, 2013Partnering with Cisco to provide video conferencing with mortgage experts has helped increase growth in the bank’s mortgage business. Barclays Announces Loss of Senior Compliance and IT Executives November 13, 2013Barclays’ head of compliance and chief operations and technology officer have both resigned. Automating Mortgage Loan Processes for Faster, Mobile Client Service November 01, 2013The Bank of Tennessee has rebuilt the IT infrastructure behind its lending operations to help it compete with bigger banks. How Banks Can Leverage Mobile Network Operators for Security October 30, 2013Mobile network operators are starting to take steps to open up their security infrastructure for other enterprises to leverage. 4 Key Payments Trends from the 2013 World Payments Report September 20, 2013Capgemini's latest World Payments Report highlights a number of interesting trends that are fostering the growth of non-cash payments around the globe. 8 Big Stories Transforming The Payments Landscape September 05, 2013The payments market is emerging as the laboratory where some of the most innovative and disruptive developments in financial services are occurring. What can banks do to capitalize on this transformation? How to Outsource the Core Without Giving Up Control August 29, 2013In the fourth article in our series on core modernization efforts, we hear from a community bank that has transformed its back office by outsourcing its core platform without losing control over vital functions. Compressing the Technology Value Chain: Accommodating the Evolving Branch with an Adjusted Model August 29, 2013The need for better time-to-market and customized solutions is changing the way banks acquire and integrate technology in their branches. Large Banks To Invest $73.8 Billion in IT Improvements in 2014: Report August 02, 2013According, to a survey from Technology Business Research, banks will invest more in transformative technology in 2013.
Fintech Vendor M&A Activity Down First Half of 2013, Study Finds July 29, 2013A new report by Berkery Noyes showed vendor mergers and acquisitions diminished in the first half of 2013, but a pickup in M&A activity may be on the horizon. Leveraging Big Data to Revolutionize Fraud Detection July 15, 2013The beauty of big data is that it presents a new realm of possibilities for the financial services industry and, more importantly, will help organizations run differently.