Finance and the Future of IT Funding

IT and finance leaders are increasingly working together to innovate and operate at the speed of agile, finding ways to effectively finance tech initiatives. Delivery of emerging technologies to drive business outcomes is fast becoming today’s competitive battleground. Recent Deloitte research found that 56% of CIOs...

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People Moves in Risk & Compliance

TSB CRO Iain Laing has become the latest executive to part ways with the bank as it reels from the fallout of last year’s IT failure. Watford Holdings has today announced that Liz Cunningham has joined the Company as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) on...

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The future of Challenger Banking

Our lives have changed tremendously in the last two decades making ‘life admin’ much easier, more pleasant, and thankfully, less of a chore. The most obvious case in point is the banking industry. Long gone are the days of queueing in branches or having to...

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Insurance Update Trends in Digital

The global insurance market is in the midst of a game-changing course correction that will re-define 'business as usual.'  A 'digital first' urgency is sweeping across the industry driven by a new generation of consumers, data, automation and Artificial Intelligence. Being in constant dialogue with...

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Challenger Banks: Up the Revolution

The growth of challenger banks has been significant, with many players choosing to focus on the SME market. With the technology landscape continually evolving, the ability of customers to access banking platforms quickly and simply is being enabled. Major tech players, such as Amazon and...

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CRO 2020: Our Top Five Risks

2019 has already seen significant change across the Governance, Risk and Compliance space and, as it comes to a close, more regulatory pressure will come about due to the further roll out of SMCR.  With other new and evolving regulatory initiatives plus the regular BAU...

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FP&A – the most critical function in finance?

With technological advancements, enabling data to be used more effectively, clients are redefining the function of FP&A now and in the future in their organisational structure, with the line between commercial finance and data analytics becoming ever closer. FP&A continues to expand to become the...

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D is for…Data

Digital has been the buzzword across the Insurance sector for some time.  But as the industry gets to grips (or less so in some cases) with digitization, business leaders are increasingly focused on another D … and that is all things ‘Data’. Insurance has always been...

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Cyber-attack: will you be on the hook?

From December 2019, the revised Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) framework will come into force. Along with the many new responsibilities and accountabilities, Senior Stakeholders need to understand that they may be partly, or fully, responsible for any cyber breaches that occur. Indeed, a failure...

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