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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.

Open Banking Expo

While regulation can be credited with driving the speed of development of Open Banking in the UK, concerns lurk that more rules will follow.

Axis Financial Services Summer Hootenanny

A get together with Financial Services professionals from across the industry to connect share thoughts and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing financial services.

Financial Services Summer Hootenanny

Open banking ushers in a new world of personal finance

Daniel Meere, Axis Corporate talks to This is money about how open banking is changing personal finance.


Global consulting firm Axis Corporate has today released its outlook for European non-performing loan markets as part of the third iteration of its annual Assets Under Management report.

FT Adviser – Disruption in the mortgage market

Daniel Meere talks to FTAdviser.com on the disruption in the mortgage market and how brokers can do more for customers through innovation.

Axis Corporate attains Hellios Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) accreditation

FSQS banks and major financial institutions compliance assurance information regarding potential partners to support their procurement process.

Funding for Fintechs – Injecting innovation in Financial Services

Funding for Fintechs

FCA Mortgages Market Study: Brokers are failing to get customers the cheapest deal

FCA Mortgages Market Study: Brokers are failing to get customers the cheapest deal

The Capability and Innovation Fund – Rise of the Challenger and digital banks

The independent Banking Competition Remedies body awarded the first tranche of cash.

Consumer Trust is the new data oil

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

UK mortgage market on the move

The cost of consumer loyalty – Are consumers in the cash saving market being penalised?

Following a “super complaint” by Citizens Advice, the CMA found firms penalise existing customers by charging them significantly higher prices than those paid by new customers.

How banks charge for overdrafts is set to change following FCA action

Daniel Meere, managing director of international management consulting firm Axis Corporate, provides his reaction to the FCA´s report on overdraft charges:

Financial services through the looking glass

The financial services industry is undergoing a revolution as businesses adapt their models to an ever-evolving landscape.

Axis Corporate joins UnaVista’s Partner Programme

Axis Corporate confirms its appointment to UnaVista´s recently-created Partner Programme for consulting firms. UnaVista, part of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).

Specialist Banking -Could more banks look to use gamification?

Specialist Banking spoke to industry experts which included Chris Allen, Digital Director @Axis Corporate to see whether they felt there would be a rise in the use of gamification in the banking sector in the future.

Lendsend: Building an ecosystem that bridges the blockchain and traditional financial worlds

What’s missing from the specialist banking market?

Specialist Banking published a feature looking at whether there was room for more banks in the sector. Chris Allen. Digital Director, provided his insights along with other industry experts. Following the f

Fintech funding – not just for unicorns

The Capability and Innovation Fund can help to upend traditional banks.

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.

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.

The four things we learned from Sibos 2018

APIs are powering faster payments and facilitating open banking.

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.

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

Axis Corporate hires Chris Allen as new Digital Director

Financial services players will need to harness better business models to overcome shortcomings of the past and current challenges.

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.

Axis Corporate joins SIFMA membership

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.

Banks have a market opportunity in targeting the unbanked

Financial education and better customer control can reverse the debt cycle

Key Insights from Evolution and Revolution of the Financial Sector event with José Antonio Álvarez, CEO, Banco Santander

José Antonio Álvarez outlines key insights from the financial crisis

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.

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

Finextra Video -Disruption in SME Banking

UK SMEs are impacted by the lack of competition in the market for banking services aimed at them.

Axis Corporate partners with Fintech prototyping company Aicura Solutions

To accelerate change in creating and delivering a new banking marketplace.

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

An alternative banking model.

How Technology Will Change Us in the Future

Global connectivity on an unimaginable scale is coming and most of humankind will be net beneficiaries of it.

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

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.

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.

Robo-Advisory – the Future of Financial Advisory Services

Axis Corporate, in collaboration with Efma, has carried out a study with the aim of offering a vision of digitising financial advisory services using Robo-Advisory and its growth potential.

BestCompany.com – What the Experts Are Saying about Cryptocurrency in Payment Processing

BestCompany.com 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.

Consultancy.uk – 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.

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

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.

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.

The challenge for the financial sector: The digital transformation of BBVA

Axis Corporate hosted an executive breakfast with the participation of Carlos Torres Vila, BBVA, CEO who shared his experience on the digital transformation of BBVA.

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

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.

Raconteur Going Global 2017 – Navigating a path for growth in uncertain times

Axis Corporate featured in Raconteur -The Going Global special report

Understanding Big Data in Financial Services

What is Big Data? What makes it different and how can Banks and Financial Services start Unlocking the Value from their Data?

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?

Finextra Video- Transforming the European post -trade landscape

Pablo Cavia, Director of Business Transformation, Axis Corporate talks to Finextra TV about Transforming the European post -trade landscape.

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.

Is your RegTech solution more “Tech” than “Reg”? Does it really address your business challenge ?

If you’re developing a solution as a FinTech or considering a new capability as a bank, have you considered the question ‘is this solution more “Tech” than “Reg” or has it achieved the right balance of both ?’

Branch distribution for disruption?

Bank branches have traditionally been the principal distribution channel for everyday banking services. However, once an account is opened there is less need for traditional branch structure.

Knowing Your Customers: the challenge of creating a single customer view

External data from banks, market data providers, and regulators can often be confusing if they all use different codes to identify the same entity.

Brexit contingency planning. Should I stay or should I go?

Britain has triggered the process of exiting the European Union. The next two years will likely offer little but uncertainty.

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

RegTech - Overcoming the regulatory challenges in financial services.

Finding an advantage in regulatory reporting

As the need for financial services firms to provide greater transparency through regulatory reporting increases, it’s essential that firms move from complex operations and legacy architecture to a more rationalised approach.

Emotion and Data – Key Factors to Attract and Retain the Digital Customer

Digitisation currently requires organisations to review its customer relationship models. Having thorough knowledge of your customer and their emotions are key success factors to long-term customer loyalty.

Balancing Financial Services Innovation in a Customer-Centric World

Financial services companies have found themselves at a crossroads of understanding how and when to integrate new marketplace technologies into their own products and services in order to meet ever-changing customer demands.

An Approach for Banks to Sell Non-Performing Loans

The sale of non-performing portfolios has dominated the European market in recent years, where overleveraging due to cheap available debt, the credit crisis and the subsequent economic downturn has led to constrained debt financing environments.

Staying in the black without seeing red

In the UK, ´free banking´ has been considered a birthright for many years. The reality is that ´free-when-in-credit´ banking is only possible when subsidised by other services.

Why GDPR represents a significant opportunity for post-Brexit UK

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect – the new European privacy regulation, which replaces the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

How robo-advisory can be applied to the world of investment advice

Digital Disruption in Financial Services – Evolution or Revolution?

Axis Corporate will be hosting its second innovation event in London’s tech and creative hub which aims to share insights and experiences of companies applying digital technologies to establish intimate relationships with customers.

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.    

Financial Services at the Speed of Digital?

Financial services companies are facing significant challenges while disruptive new entrants who are unencumbered by legacy business processes, coupled with rising expectations of networked consumers, accelerate the need to embrace Digital.

Open Banking – It’s time to open up and really get to know your customers.

In the current market customers rarely switch current accounts – even if the service they receive is poor, and they are overcharged for the services provided.

FinTech and Banking: Collaboration for Disruption

The banking sector finds itself at a crossroads. It was not only the financial crisis which forced it to take a strategic turn in 2017, many of the standards which had been valid up to that point changed.

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. 

The FinTech Age

They appeared as an alternative, but what lies ahead? “Audacious start-ups… are free of technology debt and are capable of quickly developing, deploying and refining their technology with successful results.”

Friends, Enemies, or Frenemies?

The FinTech ecosystem is growing. Incumbent banks must decide whether to compete, collaborate or acquire.

The Gamification of Financial Services

Traditionally, banks provided their customers with personalised and engaged one-on-one interactions through their branch networks.

Digital Wallets: Gaining a Foothold

The mobile wallet space has been fragmented without a clear leader. Non-financial services institutions and device manufacturers and operating systems providers have been launching wallets in their own efforts to enter the payments space.

Innovation: the customer is STILL king

Banks are heavily investing in Innovation. In part this is a response to the rise of new technologies, from wearable payment devices to analytics tools using Machine Learning to anticipate and predict behaviour.

Corporate Strategy: How to Meet the Digital Challenge

A fundamental understanding of how value for companies and their customers is going to be created given certain competitive forces is at the heart of good strategy.

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.

Quarterly Alumni Event

Our quarterly Alumni event took place on the 23rd of February in The Vault, in the City.

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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