The popularity of contactless payments, online shopping and smartphones is having a significant effect on how we manage our money and pay for things, leading to debit cards overtaking cash as the most frequently used payment method in the UK, according to the latest research from UK Finance. The latest UK Payment Markets report shows…

Latest statistic by Recruitment specialist Morgan McKinley suggests that GDPR has created a huge amount of job opportunities for technology and legal experts. Hakan Enver, Managing Director, Morgan McKinley Financial Services. “Hiring in technology, compliance and legal departments was astronomical. The new rules have meant huge changes for companies in the way that data is…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, has confirmed the full programme for this year’s UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), including a keynote address by Romana Pearson, Head of Consumer Credit at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The conference is divided into morning and afternoon…

Fico and Equifax have announced that they have launched a new risk and affordability decision Suite, which uses advanced predictive analytics to assess a consumer’s repayment risk as well as their ability to afford new credit. The partnership was announced at the Money20/20 Europe conference in Amsterdam. The Risk and Affordability Decision Suite is designed…

A new Open Banking Expo is set to be launched which aims to bring together a cross-section of the UK’s brightest minds to put the second payment services directive (PSD2) under the spotlight and encourage financial services – and other industry sectors – to embrace the new legislation in order to drive product innovation and…

Over two-thirds (70%) of consumers think the use of bots programmed to respond like agents is acceptable in customer service, according to a new report titled ‘Customer engagement – the road to 2020’, commissioned by West’s Unified Communications Services. This shows that consumers are happy to move to digital from voice if it is convenient,…

UK Finance has published a new report in association with EY which indicates that today’s social media savvy consumer taking advantage of more banking webchat services than ever before. The Way We Bank Now report, reveals that the popularity of services such as Twitter, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, is encouraging banks to invest in similarly fast and…

The speed and scale of digital transformation within the financial services industry is contributing to the emergence of new non-financial risks, according to a new report Sustainable Financial Services in the Digital Age, a joint report from UK Finance and Parker Fitzgerald, comes only days ahead of the introduction of the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and…

HSBC has created the first live use case of open banking for credit applications using the InterConnect platform from Equifax. The solution will facilitate quick affordability assessments by allowing individuals to submit their bank transaction information electronically, in less than five minutes, during an application for credit. Each submission is presented directly to HSBC UK…

Account Information Service Provider (AISP), consents.online, a subsidiary of leading bank data analytics platform, AccountScore, has entered into an agreement with HSBC to provide it with access to the transaction data of consumers from other organisations under the UK’s Open Banking programme. In addition, HSBC UK will utilise consents.online’s leading consent management architecture whereby the…

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