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Open Banking: Balance de los primeros meses

Oscar Sala, VP de Product Strategy en Strands, Member of the Board de Mobey Forum y co-chair de su grupo de trabajo sobre Open Banking,  cuenta con una amplia experiencia en transformación digital de sectores como banca y retail, en particular contribuyó a la transformación de diferentes empresas del Grupo Caixabank , donde lideró el desarrollo de  nuevos servicios de banca digital y la aplicación del ámbito fintech para ‘romper’ con el estatus quo del sector financiero. Oscar actualmente es responsable de la estrategia de productos en Strands, ayudando a consolidar la empresa como partner fintech de los bancos alrededor del mundo.

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Topics: open banking, PSD2, banca

Author: Aoife Crean - Content Manager on Feb 27, 2018

Banking Trends for 2018: The A, B, C (D, E & F) of Fintech for the Coming Year

2018 will bring exciting change in the banking sector. This will be a year in which new regulations and new ideologies will cement their presence in finance, and the customer will continue to rule the roost.  A year of optimizing experiences, revamping our digital offering and taking banking to the underserved segments of the world.

Not for the faint of heart, but given the banking trends for 2018, banks would be wise to add a few of these to their resolution list!

 

 

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Topics: business finance, digital banking, fintech disruption, fintech innovation, fintech reading

Author: Aoife Crean - Content Manager on Jan 18, 2018

Open Banking & PSD2 Coming into Force: Here’s what’s ahead

With the official Open Banking kick-off date programmed for this weekend, it’s the topic of the moment.  What will change with it?  Is it safe to share customer data? How much information do banks need to give their customers?

Many banks have already missed the deadline, asking for extensions at the last minute, and what was originally set to be a full-steam-ahead approach to Open Banking looks now to be a more cautious, hesitant launch, on a considerably lower scale. So, come Saturday, what will change?

 

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Topics: online banking, digital banking, open banking, PSD2, psd2 impact on banks

Author: Aoife Crean - Content Manager on Jan 12, 2018

SME Banking: Small, but Serious Business

The key to serving the SME is to understand their plight.  Despite accounting for 99% of all businesses in many countries around the world - in the UK alone, there are 5.4 million SMEs - they have been all but left out of the equation by banks.  In this post, the aim is to break down the particular needs of this segment and suggest fitting solutions.

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Topics: Financial Management for Small Business (BFM), BFM, business finance, SME banking, small business

Author: Aoife Crean - Content Manager on Dec 7, 2017

Nadie lo tiene más claro que Brieva: los éxitos del CEO de Strands

Erik Brieva, de origen cubano, no es para nada una persona ajena al éxito. Experto en matemáticas y en ciencias de la computación, ha dedicado su vida profesional hasta el momento a proyectos empresariales, software para empresas, y negocios basados en Internet, cofinanciando y administrando varias compañías en España, el Reino Unido y Estados Unidos antes de impulsar STRANDS al escenario FinTech en todo el mundo.

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Topics: Big Data, digital banking, strands

Author: Aoife Crean - Content Manager on Dec 4, 2017

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