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Profile @ The Telegraph: FinTech solutions offering a new type of service excellence

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The Financial services industry faces a lot of challenges in terms of regulation, compliance, and profit margins. The increasing pressure from regulators along with the need to automate processes within the organisation are best met with the use of the right software that can make operations more agile, allow easy compliance to changing regulatory requirements and ultimately offer a competitive client experience that could lead to higher margins.

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Wealth Management as a Service

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The past few years have seen great strides by as-a-service, cloud-based solution providers. Several industries have already shifted significantly in this direction with notable success in the areas of CRM, Training & Competence and Business Intelligence tools.

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Making Wealth Managers ready as time for MiFID II deadline approaches

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The regulators have been clear in communicating the instruction that they expect best efforts to be made to comply with the fast approaching 3rd January 2018 deadline for MiFID II. Whilst an army of consultants have spent months explaining the challenges and interpreting the regulation, now is the time to move to the next phase if you have not already done so.

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MiFID II Impact on Wealth Management

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Much has already been written about MiFID II, but one area that has some very specific challenges is the Wealth Management industry. Whilst a great deal of the focus has inevitably been on new trading venues and the coverage of new asset classes, there has been less focus on the profound impact that MiFID II is likely to have on Wealth Managers and their customers.

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The FinTech trend supporting Digital Banks...

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Undoubtedly the Financial Services Industry is significantly affected by the FinTech evolution. Alternative finance firms, digital and challenger banks, P2P Lending platforms as well as traditional banks adopt new technologies in order to better serve their clients.

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Life After Brexit

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An interesting read prepared by Rajiv Jaitly, Managing Partner of Jaitly LLP, in reference to the Brexit implication in the Financial Services industry.

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The evolution of the Wealth Management requirements in the digital era

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It is without a doubt that the Wealth Management domain has progressed in every sense over the past years to engulf new technologies in order to accelerate their sales objectives and comply with the regulation.

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FinTech - A Fast moving trend

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According to the recent Capgemini and Efma’s world banking report based on a global survey of retail banking customers in 32 countries an interesting finding is that “46% of banks plan to collaborate with FinTechs, but only 13% believe their core systems can handle the technical demands of partnerships. Many in the financial services industry believe partnering with FinTechs is the best way to avoid disruption."

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FinTech - Fast moving force for Islamic Financial Intermediaries

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The evolution and widespread applicability of FinTech development is a paradigm shift for the banking sector. Keeping up with its pace should be a matter of concern for every entity which is likely to be affected.

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Islamic finance evolving

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Islamic finance has significantly evolved over the past decade, as this is also apparent by the number of Islamic financial institutions and the number of people preferring this way of banking.

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Technology disruption and innovative future trends

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It is widely accepted that over the past few years, Islamic finance institutions and start-ups in this domain are required to provide new services and alternative options, while differentiating their service offerings.

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The crowdfunding “phoenix”: The rise of a ‘trend’ to a ‘sector’ and the challenges ahead

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As it is widely perceived, the result of any crisis, creates an opportunity for new business models to rise. This seems to be the alternative finance concepts that has burgeoned as a result of the difficulty of getting funded via traditional financial services channels, something like a ‘phoenix’ rising from the ashes of tight financial models.

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