CAPCO IN THE PRESS

CAPCO IN THE PRESS

Capco professionals are regularly quoted in the media with their point of view on critical issues shaping the global financial services industry. If you are a journalist and would like to arrange an interview with a Capco professional, please contact our media relations team.
9 august 2o18
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OPEN BANKING: WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE?

Young people arguably have the most to gain from Open Banking, yet despite this, only 14% of 18- to 24-year-olds had heard of Open Banking, according to a recent poll by YouGov.  According to Capco Partner Dan Jones, until more of the CMA 9 start launching flagship Open Banking propositions, it is unlikely that customer penetration with younger audiences will really take hold. 
9 August 2018
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WHICH COUNTRIES ARE BEST TO START BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS?

Bitcoin’s boom has spawned more than just a digital currency revolution. Companies across the globe have explored the potential of blockchain technology in a range of different spheres, including cars, phones, and a multitude of disruptive alternatives in banking, government and as well as shipping.  Romal Almazo, cryptocurrency lead at Capco explained to Cointelegraph how the law is working around cryptocurrencies and ICOs in Great Britain.
9 August 2018
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BREXIT MAY FUEL BIG TECH CHANGE FOR UK WEALTH MANAGERS

UK wealth managers have been slow to digitise their operations and customer experience. However, with the imminent loss of distribution in Europe and loss of scale following Brexit, wealth managers may have to implement technological changes sooner than they would have otherwise like.
26 July 2018
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CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS BY CARD OR SMARTPHONE - WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW

With Google`s new mobile payments service becoming a frequently discussed topic in Germany, Handelsblatt is answering the main questions being asked. Capco expert Niklas Grisar points out that service providers need to be aware that the new way of paying might lead to security issues - these need to be managed to increase the status of mobile payments in Germany.
21 July 2018
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BANKS FREED FROM BRANCHES USE MOBILE APPS TO GO AFTER CUSTOMERS

Bryce VanDiver comments on the move from U.S. banks to introduce mobile-offerings that let customers access full banking services without the need of a branch. 
20 July 2018
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FIVE KEY STEPS BUSINESSES MUST TAKE TO GAIN FROM GDPR

Scott Bancroft discusses how many financial services firms seemed to miss that getting GDPR ‘right’ could bring them opportunities that most have been seeking to fulfil forever - a single view of the customer’s data and effective information management in the digital age.
19 July 2018
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BREXIT: A CHALLENGE TO KEEP CONTRACTS ALIVE

The continuity of financial contracts covers multiple realities. Will the contracts for the provision of financial services be interrupted because of the loss of the European passport, comparable to a loss of approval linked to a hard Brexit? Capco Partner, Julien Blanchet, gives his views.
18 July 2018
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BITCOIN PRICE SEES MASSIVE GAINS AS CRYPTOCURRENCY MARKET EXPERIENCES BEST DAY IN MONTHS

Capco's Cryptocurrency Lead, Romal Almazo, gives his views, to The Independent, on the latest gains by Bitcoin in the cryptocurrency market. 

5 July 2018
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CAPCO EXPERTS FEATURE IN HANDELSBLATT

New services in retail such as Google’s payment service are causing massive interest. Nevertheless, experts do not expect a breakthrough in the German market, despite domestic banks also planning to establish similar services. With security issues front of mind, Capco experts Niklas Grisar and Christoph Auer analyse the situation in Germany in two pieces appearing in Handeslblatt.
03 July 2018
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WIREHOUSES USING DIGITAL ADVICE TECHNOLOGY TO BOOST CROSS-SELLING

Kapin Vora talks with InvestmentNews about the growth opportunity that exists for banks in building out their digital wealth management strategies, and how to minimize potential negative effects on advisers.
02 July 2018
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CAN'T AFFORD A VINTAGE FERRARI? HOW ABOUT BUYING A SHARE FOR $80

The success of alternative investments has become evident with the rise of firms like Rally Rd. which attracts shareholders with the aesthetic appeal of the vehicles as well as financial returns. Phillip Klein, Head of the Fine Arts & Collectibles group at Capco, discusses the trend with Bloomberg, saying classic cars as assets serve as a status symbol because they are intrinsically linked to society.
27 June 2018
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6 OF THE NEWEST TRENDS IN ROBO ADVISORS

Fintech robo advisors are blanketing the financial landscape – the robo advisory market is expected to reach between $2.2 trillion to $3.7 trillion in assets under management by 2020 and $16 trillion by 2025. Capco Managing Principal, Toby Henry, spoke to U.S. News on the benefits to financial institutions.
22 June 2018
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ANONYMITY IN LINE OF SIGHT

Exchange platforms will have to deal with tougher regulations. Illicit or irresistible, cryptocurrencies leave no one indifferent. And for good reason, the profit outlook may appear attractive despite the volatility characteristic of this type of asset and repeated warnings from market authorities.
11 June 2018
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CAPCO'S MANAGING PARTNER FOR DIGITAL, NIC PARMAKSIZIAN, SPEAKS TO CONSULTING MAGAZINE 

The digital revolution is well underway, and one sector moving quickly to embrace new, technology-driven ways of doing business is Financial Services. Consulting Magazine speaks to Capco's Nic Parmaksizian on what's next in digital.
8 June 2018
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MONEY 20/20 SPECIAL: INTERVIEW WITH CAPCO'S IAN HOOPER AND SENOL MEHMET

Following a very engaging outing at Money 20/20 Europe 2018. Capco Partners, Senol Mehmet and Ian Hooper, spoke to Fintech Times on the key topics of discussion in relation to banking and payments. 

25 May 2018
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HOW MAN AND MACHINE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONY: THE CASE FOR ROBOTICS AND AI-DRIVEN ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

The primary goal when implementing robotics and AI in the workplace is to improve operational efficiency. Naturally, there is concern that this will lead to a threat to human employment and therefore society itself.  In our view, this concern is misguided. To succeed, companies need to focus on maximizing both man and machine, rather than inadvertently creating a power struggle between the two.  
21 may 2018
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CONTEMPORARY WORKS CREATE SPRING AUCTION BUZZ

One of the biggest takeaways from two weeks of nonstop art auctions in New York this month is that the appetite for quality works of art is as high as ever. Capco's Phillip Ashley Klein spoke to Barron's on why this is. 
16 MAY 2018
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BANKS HAVE TO LET GO OF THEIR WOODEN RACKETS

There is a plethora of new and effective compliance technology out there. Yet banks insist on clinging to their old methods—and risk making the same mistake that the tennis player Björn Borg did.


27 April 2018
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FSTECH: DIGITAL BANKING SPACE SET FOR FURTHER DISRUPTION

Capco Partner and Head of UK Digital, Dan Jones, speaks to FStech on how traditional banks are starting to take notice of digital banking, and how its disrupting traditional revenue lines and market share.

26 April 2018
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IFA MAGAZINE: THE ULTIMATE FUTURE OF ROBO-ADVICE?

Mark Stringer, Partner and UK Head of Wealth and Asset Management at Capco, talks about Managed Integrated Money Information (MIMI). This is an AI software programme which has a user interface that leverages deep machine-based learning. With clear vision of a future robo-advisor, wealth managers can today begin building powerful and adaptable solutions that will outperform the best human advisors.
16 aPRIL 2018
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BANKLESS TIMES: FIN-TECH COMPETITION DRIVER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES CHANGE

The financial services industry is seeing unprecedented change as it becomes increasingly more digital. Capco Partner Bryce VanDiver speaks with Bankless Times about the opportunities he sees for the payments industry as fintechs continue to drive industry evolution.
12 APRIL 2018
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FT ADVISER: GUIDE TO GDPR IMPLEMENTATION FEAT. CAPCO

Capco’s Mark Stringer and Scott Bancroft comment in the FT Adviser’s guide for wealth and asset managers, which examines the challenges that preparing for GDPR will bring.
04 April 2018
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OPEN BANKING IS SET TO RUFFLE A FEW FEATHERS

There is a revolution taking place in banking that advisers and wealth managers might do well to take note of. Capco's Niral Parekh and Amira Hilmy speak to FT Advisor about their views on the future of Open Banking.
19 march 2018
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WILL THE 'BANK OF AMAZON' MAKE MOBILE PAYMENTS MAINSTREAM?

Most consumers in the United States stubbornly cling to their plastic payments, even as customers in other countries increasingly embrace at a steady rate mobile and other digital forms of payment. Capco Partner, Bryce VanDiver, gives his views on how a 'Bank of Amazon' could change the payments landscape.
8 March 2018
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"BANKS WAGE WAR ON SEVERAL FRONTS"

Anette Tånneryd, Managing Partner of Capco’s Nordic business, comments on the challenges facing banks in the Nordic region. Capco’s newly established Stockholm office will double its workforce this year.
25 JANUARY 2018
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COMMUNITY BANKS CATCHING UP TO REAL-TIME MESSAGING

Real-time account messaging has been a standard feature for any big-bank customer in the last five years, but many small banks have only begun offering digital alerts to clients, reflecting the shift from branches to mobile and online banking even at the local level. Scott Tullio speaks to American Banker.
11 JANUARY 2018
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FT ADVISER COLUMN: STAYING DIGITALLY RELEVANT

Mark Stringer comments on how advisers have to evolve to appeal to younger, wealthier family members, who have very different attitudes and preferences to savings and investing.
17 DECEMBER 2017
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HUNTING YOUR BANK DETAILS IS OPEN (DUTCH ONLY)

Jeroen Dossche, Louis Anckaert and Oliver Chen talk to Dutch publication De Standaard. Title translation: "Hunting your bank details is open”
11 DECEMBER 2017
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IT'S A CONTINUOUS WAR THAT BANKS ARE WAGING

Markus Bender, Partner at Capco shares his experience with Handelsblatt on how hard it is for banking houses to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
7 DECEMBER 2017
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FT ADVISER COLUMN: TAILORING  A BUSINESS FOR THE NEXT-GEN MILLENNIALS

As wealth distribution changes and the needs of the millennial customer change from the needs of those generations that have gone before, banks and wealth managers need to re-evaluate how they operate, and shake up their services if they are to survive and thrive in the new era.
30 November 2017
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WHETHER THEY’RE CALLING IT A FRAUD, BUBBLE OR WORLD CHANGER, A LOT OF COMPANIES ARE TALKING ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCY

Capco's Benjamin Jessel has been quoted in Fortune Magazine.
16 November 2017
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BLOCKCHAIN ENTERS ITS AWKWARD STAGE

Capco's Benjamin Jessel is quoted in Markets Media. The article looks at how many financial services firms are finding the migration from lab test-beds and proofs-of-concept to production, to be a far more challenging transition than previously thought.
17 October 2017
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BEWARE OF THE RISKS OF VIRTUAL CURRENCIES

Capco's Benjamin Jessel spoke with FT Adviser on how virtual currencies are becoming a more mainstream investment and why investors and their wealth advisers must be aware of the risks.
5 OCTOBER 2017
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MIFID II: WHAT WILL CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE REGULATION?

Mifid II is a big challenge for investment banking. What will change as a result of the regulation? Where should bankers focus? Wesselin Kruschev talks MiFID II with DasInvestment.com
20 september 2017
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GERMAN BANKS VERSUS THOSE IN SWEDEN AND DENMARK?

Dr Hans-Martin Kraus writes for www.die-bank.de on how German banks hardly manage to earn profits out of their digital offerings.
20 SEPTEMBER 2017
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CAPCO OPENS STOCKHOLM OFFICE

September saw the official opening of Capco's office in Stockholm, Sweden, which forms part of its growth strategy and is in response to an increasing demand for its services in the Nordic region.
15 september 2017
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BLOCKCHAIN IS MORE THAN JUST BITCOIN

How can financial institutions use blockchain technology? What steps do they need to take over the next few years? André Brunner chats to Neue Zürcher Zeitung.