When Mark Cuban declared that "Data is the new gold" he highlighted why information is possibly the most valuable asset a business has. APIs are the unsung heroes that make it possible to extract that value.
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Europe’s opening banking regulation is finally here. After months of preparation across the continent, the Revised Payment Services Directive comes into effect on January 13.
A series of governments are now very worried about the idea of bitcoin and these currencies because customers would be able to make sustainable ongoing transactions and payments without having to ever introduce the use of a typical financial model or banking system. To combat this potential threat, several countries including major central banks like the Bank of England and the Bank of Israel will be launching their own version of a cryptocurrency. This could bring big advantages to customers.
A 'digital treasury ecosystem', where the CFO or treasurer makes real-time financial decisions on their tablets, is not far beyond the reach of currently available technology. In such an ecosystem, there is no direct reliance on banking partners or the company’s broader organisation - just an executive and an interactive dashboard powered by interconnected digital technologies, writes Eric Cohen, PwC.
Apps are a critical part of treasury's shift into mobile banking as 67% of treasury and corporate finance professionals said mobile banking services are of particular interest to them in a recent survey.
The fact that the world’s biggest technology firms are branching out into the physical world is a huge opportunity for traditional business models, said inspirational speaker Laurent Haug told treasurers at the BNP Paribas Cash Management University.
The smouldering remains of expensive IT projects that litter the investment management highway bear testament to the many problems faced by asset managers in system selection. The software procurement process within the funds industry needs to evolve to meet current market needs, writes Steve Young, Citisoft managing partner.
It’s no secret that technology is rapidly changing the face of treasury. Joseph Reger, fellow and chief technical officer in EMEIA at Fujitsu, believes that 2018 will be a coming of age for both artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Global trends, technology and the role of the treasurer in 2025 were hotly debated by treasurers at this year’s Treasury Leaders Summit in London. A focus on technology and automation was universal, others argued over the impact of macroeconomic and global trends on treasury.