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  • Market Guide for Operations Intelligence Platforms

    Latest 'Gartner Market Guide for Operational Intelligence Platforms' . Alpha Insight is proud to be on top of the list of representative vendors. Proving that our Alpha Insight approach with iControl Platform aligns 100% with Gartner's market definition and direction.

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  • RegTech - Clearing a path through the regulatory maze

    Whilst the financial crisis of 2008-09 resulted in a number of immediate corporate casualties, such as Lehman Brothers and Northern Rock, it was the ensuing and sustained pain caused to global economies that prompted...

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  • Anti-Money Laundering
    Targeting A Risk Based Approach

    Globally financial crime remains a key focus for governments and regulators, and for financial institutions it remains one of the foremost areas of compliance, impacting personnel, procedures and systems.

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  • Global Banking and Finance
    Review

    Speed and convenience have never been more in demand in the banking sector. The digitisation of the economy, the spread of smartphones and e-commerce are all generating huge pressure for the general acceleration of payments.

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  • Operational intelligence is the business satnav of the future

    In the world of big data and instant transactions, businesses need operational intelligence to ensure they reach their desired destinations.
    Whereas business intelligence is the equivalent of looking in the rear-view mirror and glancing at the odometer ...

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  • Gone in 15 seconds – why the move to immediate payments requires operational intelligence

    Speed and convenience have never been more in demand in the banking sector. The digitisation of the economy, the spread of smartphones and e-commerce are all generating huge pressure for the general acceleration of payments.

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  • All banks can now turn on the power of interactive decision-making

    The banking and finance sector is going through almost unprecedented change and to survive intact, its institutions need every tool at their disposal. While customers want to shift to digital interactions, direct competition is coming from ...

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  • How banks can use operational intelligence to meet regulatory expectations

    Ian Quine, Head of Sales at Alpha Insight, explains how complex organisations such as investment banks can use operational intelligence to achieve effective oversight of their whole organisation and meet client and regulatory expectations.

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  • Interactive decision-making now vital in banking

    With so many disruptive forces and regulatory pressures within the sector, will banks become little more than payment utilities? Ian Quine, sales director, Alpha Insight looks at how well banks are facing up to the issues they face.


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  • A wealth of insight for the financial sector at SplunkLive!

    Operational intelligence is rightly a major trend now, which no IT head in the financial sector can possibly ignore.
    And its relevance to the financial world was very evident at SplunkLive! London, held at the Park Plaza at Westminster Bridge this month (May).

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  • Operating with intelligence –
    Alpha Insight partners with Splunk

    Alpha Insight is delighted to report that it has now become a Splunk Premier partner. Both parties believe the combination of Alpha Insight’s Operational Intelligence expertise and methodologies and Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) will create a powerful force in the market.

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  • Interactive decision-making is now a vital capability in banking

    The banking and finance sector is going through almost unprecedented change and to survive intact, its institutions need every tool at their disposal. While customers want to shift to digital interactions, direct competition is coming from challenger banks, Fintech companies and block-chain technology.

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  • Banks can climb out of their silos if they use operational intelligence

    There can be nobody in the banking or finance sector who fails to recognise that organisations cannot continue to work in silos. Siloed working is the enemy everyone wants to defeat. Indeed, having IT systems that were formed in an era of strongly defined – and defended – internal boundaries is now universally recognised...

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  • Banks can climb out of their silos if they use operational intelligence

    There can be nobody in the banking or finance sector who fails to recognise that organisations cannot continue to work in silos. Siloed working is the enemy everyone wants to defeat.
    Indeed, having IT systems that were formed in an era of strongly defined – and defended – internal boundaries is now ...

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  • Insight with operational intelligence uncorked for guests at special event

    Deeper understanding of operational intelligence – currently one of the hottest topics for financial organisations – was delivered to an invited audience in the heart of the City. The special evening event, hosted by Alpha Insight and entitled ‘Achieving Insight with Operational Intelligence’, was held at 200, Aldersgate.

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  • Banks can climb out of their silos if they use operational intelligence

    There can be nobody in the banking or finance sector who fails to recognise that organisations cannot continue to work in silos. Siloed working is the enemy everyone wants to defeat.
    Indeed, having IT systems that were formed in an era of strongly defined – and defended – internal boundaries is now ...

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  • MIFID II will be very demanding – here’s how to avoid the pitfalls

    The new requirements under MiFID II threaten yet another set of regulations that banks will probably feel they have to answer with more technology. Just as they are coming to terms with the demands of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, here come yet more highly-detailed reporting requirements ...

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  • MiFID II compliance – without busting the budget

    Just as banks get to grip with the demands of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), along comes another set of regulations in the substantial shape of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Devised by the European Commission and originally scheduled to come into force next January.

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  • Bitcoin, Block-chain and Basel – how banks handle the challenges

    Although the after-effects of the financial crisis are still being felt in the City, the UK’s retail banking sector faces a more long-term set of challenges.

    Alongside the increasingly complex requirements of the regulatory authorities, the banking market is changing rapidly.

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  • Protecting the market without smothering innovation

    With a wealth of new ideas and innovation continually coming to market, the UK’s financial technology sector is a very exciting place to be. New start-ups are constantly emerging, causing incredible changes in the industry. It’s perhaps not surprising then that many investors’ sights are set on London, a hub for financial services and technology innovation.

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  • Big banks need to know what to monitor to head off the challengers

    The UK banking sector continues to undergo considerable upheaval, seven years on from the financial crisis.

    Having survived that trauma, the Big Five banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Santander – now find themselves facing substantial competition ...

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  • How to Avoid the Top Three BCBS239 Monitoring

    As a set of principles, rather than hard and fast requirements, the guidelines of BCBS239 laid down by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision can present substantial challenges to compliance. One of the biggest tasks is working out what to monitor, measure and report on, as well as how to present these findings.

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  • Share
    Radio Podcast

    Alpha Insights team met up with Linda Lewis at Share Radio.

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  • Playing together - put banks back at the heart of business innovation

    FinTech insights will put banks back at the heart of business innovation, says Shakir Ladak, CTO, Alpha Insight.

    FinTech innovation comes in many forms - all the way from crowdfunding and social media payments applications, to automated, algorithm-based investment advice.

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  • Insight into Banking Processes

    Established banks need better insight into their processes if they are to compete.

    The ecology of banking in the UK is quickly evolving as the so-called challenger banks establish an ever-greater presence in the market.

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  • Flow monitoring that takes banks to a new level of efficiency

    As banks around the world face the increasingly burdensome requirements of regulators & the threat of more legislation and taxes, financial technology companies are falling over themselves to proffer every kind of remedy. Shakir Ladak, CTO at Alpha Insight explains AI solutions.

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  • Moving to the digital interface requires a higher level of monitoring

    Having survived the financial crisis seven years ago, the UK's retial banking sector now faces a more long term set of challenges. Dave Lewis, looks at the digital issues facing the retail banking industry in the United Kingdom and how banks can serve its digital savvy consumer's needs.

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  • Alpha Insight rolls out into global banking sector

    Alpha Insight, a UK fintech company with a three-year track-record of exceptional delivery, is looking to shake up the global financial sector through its real-time process monitoring and measurement solutions. Company aims to simplify "spaghetti" of IT systems in the financial services industry

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  • Regulators need to strike balance between protection & strangulation

    Financial technology is evolving at an incredible rate, with new startups and ideas constantly emerging. London, especially, is proving to be a hothouse for innovation in the field, with the UK government estimating that the domestic financial technology sector attracted £342 million in investment

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  • Alpha Insight rolls out into global banking sector

    Alpha Insight, a UK fintech company with a three-year track-record of exceptional delivery, is looking to shake up the global financial sector through its real-time process monitoring and measurement solutions. Company aims to simplify "spaghetti" of IT systems in the financial services industry

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  • Banks must have warning beacons

    One of the fundamental problems within the banking industry is the complex IT infrastucture found within institutions.

    The misfortune that struck RBS last month is a case in point, sending reverberations around the banking sector. Here, yet again, was a major bank that has suffered an IT failure with significant consequences.

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  • BCBS239 - Why's it so hard?

    Following some simple rules will speed up successful BCBS239 outcome.

    It's a set of principles. Actually it's a set of principles that it's very hard to disagree with in principle, and everyone would agree that they represent how businesses want to manage their risk reports every day.

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  • Super SEPA in Five Steps

    In this high volume, low margin business, stability and reliability is king.

    SEPA itself is not that complicated. Banks have not moved to SEPA payments processing and those that have, have done so by implementing new SEPA processing applications. Firms such as Logica and Dovetail have good offerings in this space.

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