Latest Financial Services articles

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

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But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

Collections Marketing Center FlexCollect platform enters UK market with the help of Vissensa and IBM

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CMC wanted to break into the UK market after six of the US's top 10 banks adopted the platform
04 Dec 2014

BNP Paribas selects Splunk ahead of Logscape despite bigger price tag

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Senior management, as well as developers, benefiting from platform that has replaced 10-year-old counter-party risk system
09 Oct 2014

Credit Suisse saves £500k a month using Splunk, with Oracle database set to be decommissioned

Splunk has allowed firm to simplify its environment and better use its resources, claims head of grid operations and support
07 Oct 2014

AXA sharpens up its data act: an interview with CIO and COO Kevin Murray

AXA group CIO and COO Kevin Murray tells Sooraj Shah how the insurance giant is using data from a growing range of sources to better tailor its policies to the needs of its customers
25 Sep 2014

Insurance industry 'behind' on harnessing big data

Jason Cabral, group head of pricing and management information at Zenith Insurance, tells Computing the sector could benefit from harnessing big data
18 Aug 2014

Morgan Stanley: We deal with 'rogue IT' by blocking Amazon, Dropbox and other cloud services

Morgan Stanley cloud chief Laszlo Kollar takes drastic action to keep unwanted cloud services out of the bank's network
19 Jun 2014

How BNP Paribas manages multi-billion dollar asset markets with Tibco’s analytics solution

BNP Paribas Securities Service’s Laurent Chauvirey tells Computing why the bank selected Tibco’s Spotfire Enterprise Analytics solution in order to meet the time-to-market challenge.
19 Jun 2014

Two-thirds of financial services CIOs unsure that they can maintain security in event of IT failures

Half of financial services companies say security is a major barrier to mobile banking
17 Jun 2014

Bank of England launches cyber test scheme for UK financial services providers

CBEST is aimed at improving financial firms' understanding of cyber attacks that could threaten the UK's financial stability
10 Jun 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

CIO of troubled Co-operative Bank leaves after one year

Co-op Bank CIO Peter Coleman to leave after being in the role since April 2013
09 Apr 2014

Mobile apps lead to sharp decline in bank-branch use, claims British Bankers Association

RBS Group reports 30 per cent fall in customer “footfall” in branches since 2010
31 Mar 2014

Is a 'UK financial services cloud' a real possibility?

What’s standing in the way of the banking industry coming together to create a UK financial services cloud?
24 Mar 2014

How Allianz insures against data mishaps

Peter Gothard reports on how Allianz Insurance Ireland is using software to minimise the risk of data breaches occurring as a result of human error
25 Feb 2014

NatWest selects Microsoft Dynamics CRM ahead of Salesforce.com and Oracle

Dynamics was preferred because of its on-premise option, says RBS head of CRM
24 Feb 2014

Contactless payments: are we sacrificing security for convenience?

Danny Palmer investigates whether contactless card payments could see us handing our details to cyber criminals, all for the sake of buying a coffee a little quicker
07 Feb 2014

2014 and beyond - the future of financial services technology

Duncan Pithouse, partner at law firm DLA Piper, takes a look at what the year has in store for IT in financial services
28 Jan 2014

Cyber security warning for corporate finance

Financial sector needs to take special measures to protect information in corporate finance deals
22 Jan 2014

From saviour to separation: an interview with the Financial Conduct Authority’s CIO Gareth Lewis

Lewis tells Sooraj Shah how he was drafted into the FSA’s 'rescue mission', before overseeing the organisation being split into the FCA and PRA
26 Nov 2013

Betting on 'mobile first' strategy pays off for IG

Spread betting firm's head of IT Ivan Gowan explains how mobile is benefiting both IG and its customers
25 Oct 2013

UK tech start-ups deserve better

Can the government do more to encourage tech start-ups? Yes – a lot more, according to serial tech entrepreneur Dan Wagner
14 Oct 2013

UBS mitigates risk and reduces IT costs with Sailpoint IdentityIQ

The Swiss bank's Head of BBS service delivery, Ralf Kappler, tells Computing why the bank opted for Sailpoint and what benefits it brings
09 Oct 2013

Banks to undergo extensive cyber threat test

Simulated cyber attack to test strength of financial services firms' defences
07 Oct 2013