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BSA blog

News and views on topical issues from BSA staff and guests.

Can Proptech and Fintech save ‘generation rent’?

20 April 2017

Guest blog by Jessica Ellerm, Fintech blogger. Jessica explores the idea of partnerships between Fintech firms and financial services to help tackle the issue of housing affordability.

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How are building societies harnessing Fintech?

19 April 2017

As wider society’s demand for instant convenience increases, the building society sector is responding by harnessing Fintech to benefit their members. Here's just some of the ways in which Fintech is being implemented across the sector.
 

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Guest blog: Spotlight on Risk

18 April 2017

Associate Knowledge: Guest blog from The Miles Partnership.

 

We have seen the risk landscape and the role of the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) develop substantially in recent years. The risk function has become business critical and the corporate governance changes have raised the CRO profile.

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Creating distinct propositions through customer-centricity and service design

18 April 2017

A guest blog by Peter Neufeld, Partner, EMEIA Financial Services Lead, EY-Seren.
 

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The forces driving innovation in financial services

12 April 2017

A guest blog by Neil Tomlinson, Head of Banking, Deloitte UK. This article was originally published in Society Matters, the BSA's quarterly magazine.

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Adapting mortgage loan price optimisation to building societies

10 April 2017

A guest blog by Neil Jennings, Senior Consultant at FICO. This blog was originally published in Society Matters, the BSA's quarterly magazine. Read the full magazine or sign up to receive Society Matters.

 

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Fintech is a force for change in financial services, despite the techie jargon...

07 April 2017

Within a short number of years Fintech has fast become the ‘catch-all term’ to describe any new technology or organisation with the potential to disrupt traditional financial services. It encompasses everything from contactless payments and start-up banks to, artificial intelligence and new systems and processes like blockchains, the underlying technology that powers the virtual currency Bitcoin.

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Building Society, Nationwide

05 April 2017

Nationwide Chief Executive, Joe Garner, discusses why the society is taking inspiration from its roots to determine and plan its future.

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Is the Housing White Paper to ‘fix our broken housing market’ enough?

04 April 2017

The Government’s long awaited, and much anticipated Housing White Paper was finally published in early February. Expectations were high and it is fair to say that it hasn’t been universally applauded with many being largely underwhelmed.

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Mutuality is good for customers and financial stability: 7th EACB Convention

03 April 2017

Coincidentally, the day before Article 50 was triggered we found ourselves in Brussels. This visit was not Brexit related - although the subject may have come up. Our purpose was to join with the family of mutual, co-operative banks which exist all over Europe, at the 7th Convention of The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB).

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Real skills for ‘real life’ roles: Societies reap the rewards of the BSA Master’s programme

03 April 2017

It is hard to believe, but the first student group who joined this MSc programme in October 2015 will very soon complete their second year.  The next step for each individual is to choose and start their final year research projects, which will use all that’s been learned and focus on creating value for their societies.

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Long termism in an accelerating world

Long termism in an accelerating world

30 March 2017

BSA Chief Executive Robin Fieth discusses why every organsiation should spend more time thinking ahead.

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