Leveraging PSD2 for credit scoring and lending

With PSD2 around the corner, both banks and aspiring third parties are preparing for what seems to be a new dawn for financial services. However, the discussions so far have been revolving around on potential loss of transaction revenues and the battle for the customer relationship. However, at the end of the day, the majority of bank revenues are from loans, and how will PSD2 impact lending?

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Can regtech ease the burden of compliance?

With the massive amounts of regulations hitting the financial services industry in 2018, regtech is once again a hot industry topic. However, even though regtech was deemed the new fintech back in 2016 it has not scaled, as we would have expected from the initial hype. With a seemingly never-ending flow of regulatory requirements, how will the financial industry respond to the corresponds increasing cost and complexity?

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What is the cost of doing nothing?

Challenging the status quo is one of the hardest part of leading change. In a time when as good as all industries are facing radical changes over the next decade, innovation is necessary for survival. However, all too often, organizations and leaders are stuck in a “wait and see” mode. Rather than taking a leap of faith into the unknown, incumbents all too often find themselves on the steady decline into obsolescence by doing nothing.

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Do you need a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide range of industries ranging from capital markets to the music industry. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. As a manager, how should you approach the subject, and when should you put your money where your mouth is and actively aim to implement blockchain technology?

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ICO Roundup

Despite being just a couple of years old, ICOs have managed to attract a lot of attention. It seems that in the past few months every news outlet had something to say about them, both good and bad. Some praise them for enabling startups to receive funds quickly, but some people despise ICOs because of their unregulated and fraudulent nature. However, one thing is for sure; they have revolutionized how projects receive funding.

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Is your strategy fit for a digital world?

In an age where incumbents are facing a perfect storm of change, one must rethink ones approach towards corporate strategy and embrace the exponential nature of a platform or ecosystem strategy rather than sticking to a traditional linear product-centric approach. Failing to make this transition of strategic mindset will spell certain death for your business.

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Constraints foster innovation

When it comes to innovation one of the most common associations to the term is to think outside the box and set your inner child free. While brainstorming completely without boundaries may produce some entertaining ideas, the usefulness of those ideas is often limited. Just look at how small startups are able to challenge behemoths corporations in incumbent industries, it is definitely not due to a limitless supply of resources, but rather the opposite.

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Let’s build a bank together

Even though banks have had a digital presence since the dawn of the internet, online banking solutions still resemble an electronic representation of the paper-based bank statement that used to arrive in the mail once every month. If you are convinced that you could do a much better job than the banks in reinventing online banking, you should look no further.

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