Make the Plumbing in Banking & Finance Work More Effectively, Cheaper, Easier
Expertise in Financial Services
Change is a both opportunity & a threat. Very often, financial institutions find themselves juggling budgets, priorities and resources for so long that in the end they end up with BMC, Bare Minimum Change, rather like students pulling an all nighter to submit their end-of-term paper. Our approach is to help you take the big picture view; how can you make the most of this opportunity. Think of this like digging up the roads.
End-to-end thinking is a virtue that draws on experience and exposure to many flavours of operational problems. When there is change, how does it affect the whole front-to-back process? Control is often a neglected topic; where will reconciliations be affected, how? What is the impact on cash management?
Connecting-the-dots. We have a lot of data. It takes insight to turn data into knowledge.
A recent client engagement highlights how these skills come together. The topic was CLS membership. Thinking broadly, we used activity data to confirm a view that inter-company activity should be looked at. We discovered inconsistent practice and high volumes in a key subsidiary. The inconsistent practice was costing $750k each year in avoidable external expense. On an NPV basis, the annuity value of that insight was 250x the cost of our insight.
Our Case Studies
DLT? What Does It Mean If Markets Tokenise?
Tokenised assets, new trading venues, and a means of payment “on-chain”. We are working with Fnality International to help make the third part of this holy trinity a reality.
Can Big Data Rescue Statutory & Regulatory Reporting?
Making the numbers add up. Using a data quality approach with firmware data.
Educating Tomorrow’s Near-Shore Teams
Don’t start the next revolution without properly understanding how banks work.
Articles & Views
Schizophrenia often looms large when I look at new tech and new solutions in the Financial Services space. I am your typical SME; loads of years in banking, understands the legacy stuff, has changed a lot of things over time. I’m not though an outright disruptor or...read more
There’s been a lot of talk about Stablecoins, maybe too much talk. With Big Blue,IBM, announcing their World Wire productwith a Stablecoin capability, it seems a good time to ponder how the banks’ plumbing is going to be affected. On-chain payment is an important...read more
DLT: Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards. The promise of jam tomorrow. Stuff worth knowing from The Bankers’ Plumber
Blockchain and DLT. Much hyped and feted as the global panacea for all ills in the banking world. What might happen in 2019? I hope this article offers some useful insights and references. Why all the fuss around DLT? Easy one. The old banking model is broken and it...read more