Very large, established industries like financial services have strongly entrenched ways of doing business that, over time, have become inefficient, writes Mariam Nishanian, a representative for Dentacoin, adding blockchain can change that.
Of all the many technology innovations in the last few years, the truly unparalleled innovation is interoperability. When companies with their disparate systems and platforms can communicate and share their data the multiplier effect on new technologies and benefits is tremendous.
While many fintech companies and payment startups have good ideas, they don't yet understand the complexity of integrating into a community bank’s core banking system. That's where partnerships can help, writes Steven J. Ramirez, CEO of Beyond the Arc.
The institution launched the PayQwig digital wallet in 2015 and made the mobile app available earlier this year to link a mobile wallet to Tesco shoppers' Clubcard to earn points each time it was used.
The real lag behind fintech started when banks rested on those online and mobile banking laurels and allowed other players in the mobile space to bypass them in working toward mobile point of sale payment services, writes Jack Jania, senior vice president of strategic payment alliances at Gemalto.
An analysis of a test shows runtime application self-protection (RASP) successfully defends mobile banking apps targeted by BankBot against overlay attacks, writes Frederik Mennes, manager of the security competence center at Vasco Data Security.
Open APIs can bring speed and flexibility to P-to-P payments, e-commerce and financial services. But there's also identity and performance risks that banks need to address, writes Rahul Singh, president of financial services at HCL Technologies.