The global financial industry becomes more complex by the day. Explore our unique perspectives and learn how we drive results. We share an array of recent thought leadership articles on today's hot topics, challenges and opportunities facing the Financial Services industry.      


Governance Framework & Prioritisation Model Tier 1 Investment Bank

A global investment bank required a solution for managing technology change demand for their strategic Know Your Customer (KYC)/ Know Your Business (KYB) system.


The Future of Banking is Open – Time for SMEs to have their moment in the sun

Open Banking and the RBS alternative remedies package is set to spur competition and development in the financial services industry, presenting new opportunities to SMEs and fintech firms.

The four things we learned from Sibos 2018

APIs are powering faster payments and facilitating open banking.

TSB – lessons in readiness

Challenger banks ready to make their move for the Capability and Innovation Fund

5 misconceptions about the Capability and Innovation fund – and why fintech’s should care.

The Capability and Innovation Fund offers a unique window of opportunity. Fintechs should seize it

Q & A -Adoption of digital wallets and mobile payments

Ted Bissell talks about Digital adoption in US and examines ASIA as the path to the future.

Banks have a market opportunity in targeting the unbanked

Financial education and better customer control can reverse the debt cycle

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations

All companies which handle personal data of EU citizens must comply with the GDPR. This will include both companies with presence in an EU country as well as companies with no presence in the EU, but process personal data of EU citizens.

Marketplace banking may be the panacea that bank customers (and challengers) have been waiting for

An alternative banking model.

The Capability and Innovation fund will change the SME Banking market. Is your Bank ready?

The Capability and Innovation fund is not just a quick fix, but part of a strategic shift in the SME customer relationship. Here’s why.

Euroclear to open settlement unit in Ireland due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

Euroclear UK & Ireland provided integrated multi-currency settlement services for both Irish and UK corporate securities.

Brexit impact assessments: Why your customer’s business is your business

Brexit Programmes should move to executing on ‘no-regrets’ plans that cover the largest number of possible outcomes.

Digitally Transforming Core Operations: Why letting go seems to be the hardest part

Banking is being disrupted by innovation through digital technology, new regulation and increased competition.

Banks Learn to Innovate … or Die

As lifestyles and expectations of consumers continue to change, often powered by smartphones and other technologies ever-present in their lives, banks risk weakening their leadership in the highest-valued end of their treasured customer relationships

Open Banking is fast approaching- Will banks seize the opportunities?

Most banks are pre-occupied with implementing operational and IT infrastructure changes to deliver compliance with PSD II and CMA regulations in January 2018.

Settling without borders – transforming the European post -trade landscape

Financial market infrastructures across Europe have evolved in diverse ways due to the various national structures and regulations within which they have been developed.

Active divestiture shouldn’t be overlooked – as retail banks have found to their detriment. There are lessons to be learnt.

Divestitures are a key, but often overlooked, component of the active management of business portfolios.

Making the case for present planning to include the Fintech future?

Conquering AML is still a major opportunity for RegTech providers

It is not a secret that dealing with anti-money laundering (AML) has been one of the biggest challenges for banks for years. If things go wrong, Banks can potentially face hefty breach fines of €5M or 10% of total turnover.

Regtech: Enabling zero-cost payments for a PSD2 world

Payments today are expensive. As regular bank customers we don’t see this cost, but the shops we buy at do, and they increase the price we pay as a result.

Case Studies

A bank’s international expansion plan

Axis Corporate supported a client with their international growth plans, through the establishment of commercial operations abroad. Axis Corporate were tasked with ensuring its growth plans were delivered and within a compliant manner.

Managing an enterprise wide strategic change programme for one of the ‘big four’ Irish banks

Transforming a leading Irish & UK Bank

A leading Irish & UK bank needed to transform its’ Retail and Business Banking businesses by improving their cost:income ratio, optimising the branch network and centralising  operational functions and processes .

Transformation Portfolio Optimisation

A Global Bank was managing a large portfolio of disparate programs and projects.

MiFID II business requirements for a Global Investment Bank

MiFID II aims to improve financial market’s efficiency by enhancing the current MiFID I. Investment firms face major challenges across the organisation. Axis Corporate was requested to lead the Product Reference Data MiFID II compliance work stream.

Regulatory Portfolio Optimisation for a Global Bank

Regulatory change was managed through a variety of disparate projects without any business co-ordination nor overall cost control oversight

MiFID I client data remediation and governance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a £4.7m fine to the client for failing to properly report 30 million transactions under MiFID I Directive. Axis was requested to lead the remediation and control work stream to close the audit point.

Governance Framework & Prioritisation Model Tier 1 Investment Bank

A global investment bank required a solution for managing technology change demand for their strategic Know Your Customer (KYC)/ Know Your Business (KYB) system.

Recovery Management Model

The case covers a debt recovery company, which provides services to leading financial entities in Spain.

Trans-national governance model

The ambit was a world-class insurance broking firm with presence in over 100 countries. The company decided there was a strategic need to unify its European operations within a Management Technology Platform.


Integrity-based GRC: conception and implementation

Chartered Banker Magazine Special Report – The Future of Data where next?

In discussion with Daniel Meere, Sarah Lowther investigates the challenges and opportunities presented by this new data-driven era.

SIMFA – Balancing Financial Services Innovation in a Customer-Centric World

Ted Bissell, Global Digital Director, Thought Leadership article published in SIMFA, the voice of the U.S. securities industry.

Media Appearance -Axis Corporate partnership with Aicura Solutions to accelerate change, Economia De Hoy

Axis Corporate partnership with Aicura Solutions to accelerate change in creating and delivering a new banking marketplace featured in Economia De Hoy.

Finextra Video -Disruption in SME Banking

UK SMEs are impacted by the lack of competition in the market for banking services aimed at them. – What the Experts Are Saying about Cryptocurrency in Payment Processing recently asked industry experts on their thoughts on Cryptocurrency in Payment Processing. Ted Bissell, Global Director of Digital Consulting at Axis Corporate provided his insights on the subject matter. – Three ways the banking industry can stay relevant in the age of disruption

The banking industry is going through a digital disruption phase through digital technology, new regulation and increased competition.

Consultancy UK – Retail Banks should not overlook active Divestment Strategy

Divestitures are a key, but often overlooked, component of the active management of business portfolios in banking.

Post Event

Breakfast Briefing – Change the future of SME Banking – RBS Capability and Innovation Fund Alternative Remedies Package (ARP)

Event – Introducing ESADE masters students to our daily collaboration work with London fintech firms

Axis Corporate organises a private event on September 28th for the students currently participating in the Executive Master Finance of ESADE Business School.

A Private Dinner with Clients and Peers at the Royal Exchange

A broad range of bank clients and peers in the Financial Service industry will be joining us for dinner and drinks at the Royal Exchange in the heart of the city.

Evolution and Revolution of the Financial Sector – Lessons from the Crisis

Webinar – Reaping Value from Analytics in Financial Services Business Areas

Our webinar will look at the current state of analytics at mainstream US banks deployment models that generate the greatest potential benefit for each business function

Upcoming Webinar – The Future of Merchant Payments in Integrated Digital Age

The live webinar will provide insights on how trends are impacting SMB banking, and ideas of what steps are needed to remain relevant to clients in payment services.

The Rise Of RegTech And What It Means For The Future of Financial Services

RegTech - Overcoming the regulatory challenges in financial services.

EFMA Distribution Summit 2017

Jose Luis Álvarez, Strategic Finance Director, Axis Corporate presented insights and key findings on Robo-advisory: The future of banking financial advisory services report at Efma Distribution Summit -Leveraging distribution assets and technology in

Axis Corporate Networking Event

Our Client Networking event took place on the 29 March @Walter and Monty opposite The Gherkin  in London’s primary financial district, the City of London.    

The Future is Collaboration

Axis Corporate recently hosted an event that offered a great opportunity to meet and share the latest developments in FinTech and Banking. 

Axis Corporate Client Networking Evening

Our Client Networking event took place on the 24th of February in The Vault, in the City. The Axis Corporate team was on hand to share their perspectives on the market, to help make new connections and form new thinking.

Webinar – The Collaborative Power of Fintech & Banking

Digital disruption is now surging ahead and bringing in new business models, new technology, new players in the market and a renewed focus on consumer experience.

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