21 Sep 2017
This mini-series will explore the changes oil and gas companies are making to remain competitive and to stay relevant for decades to come. Efficiency, agility and a great culture have become a must for these large, complex organisations, whilst retaining an unrelenting focus on safety. We’ve summarised our thoughts into three transformation agendas: “Be lean”, “Be nimble”, “Be great”.
In its quest to reform European market structure, MiFID II has created a retinue of operational challenges for day one compliance. When the IT work is done and the change teams go home, what aspects of MiFID II will genuinely transform the way in which Fixed Income Currencies & Commodities (FICC) business is conducted?
20 Sep 2017
In our previous blog, we presented the growing challenge of customer debt for Energy and Water retailers. In the second of our reducing customer debt blog series, we look at some approaches used to improve collections performance.
19 Sep 2017
Brexit presents a myriad of challenges to the UK financial services industry. Despite many institutions already announcing their plans for relocation, few have considered the full extent to which they may end up forced to move larger parts of their business. With political verbatim still following the ‘hard Brexit’ line and no apparent signs of a tangible transitional agreement, some firms must start moving people by the end of 2017 if they want to be prepared for “Day 1”.
Every week a new fintech seems to come to market, and the financial services industry is not alone. These new digital entrants make it look so easy – beautiful user interfaces with personalised services, simple revenue models that undercut incumbents, apparent effortless integration into customer lives and ecosystems, and release cycles that resemble that of a news outlet. Meet the new competition (and possibly your new collaborators): those born in the digital-era.