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Regulatory Reporting Costs and Burden for Small & Mid-Sized Banks

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Anecdotal evidence from bankers suggests that the cost of complying usually increases with new rules and regulations when large statutory changes are made to financial laws and rules of any country or region[1]. This burden increases significantly when such changes are made especially after a financial crisis. New regulations stemming from the financial crisis has…

Regulatory Reporting for Financial Institutions: The Technology Challenge

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While we have previously analyzed the impact of regulations on banks due to various key issues (see related articles at the end of the blog), implementation of new technology and the need to update IT infrastructure has been a significant issue for banks and financial institutions. Regulators demand information on various activities (liquidity management, asset…

Big Data Analytics: Modern day Use Cases

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The primary goal of Big Data Analytics is to help companies make more informed business decisions by enabling data scientists, predictive modelers and other analytics professionals to analyze large volumes of transaction data, as well as other forms of data that may be untapped by conventional business intelligence (BI) programs. History and evolution of Big Data Analytics [1]…

Automation in Banking

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Banking and Automation- the two terms are synonymous to each other in the same way bread is to butter – always clubbed together. We live in a digital age and hence, no institution of the global economy can be immune from automation and the advent of digital means of operations. In fact, banks and financial…

Overview Of SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting)

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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) forms the cornerstone of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and provides critical financial information to combat terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crimes. To comply with this requirement, it is essential for financial institutions to have in place sophisticated monitoring and reporting processes capable of identifying and monitoring transactions and…

Why shift from ETL to ELT?

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The process of data warehousing is undergoing rapid transformation, giving rise to various new terminologies, especially due to the shift from the traditional ETL to the new ELT. For someone new to the process, these additional terminologies and abbreviations might seem overwhelming, some may even ask, “Why does it matter if the L comes before…

History of Big Data

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What is Big Data? In essence, Big Data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. It usually includes data sets with sizes beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, curate, manage and process data within a tolerable elapsed time[1]. The…

Blockchain ’s Disruptive Technology

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Ownership of Asset and transfers made between businesses can be costly, time consuming and inefficient with a high vulnerability of manipulation. There are high chances of dissimilarities with the ledgers of the parties. But there is one way to resolve these issues: Blockchain. What is Blockchain? Blockchain can be defined as a public ledger, openly…