R3 represents progress – but the Blockchain foundations still need to be laid!

With a host of big names continuing to sign-up to the Blockchain consortium R3, Trevor Belstead at Delta Capita explains why groundwork still needs to be done before distributed ledger technology solutions become a reality.

Like the well-known biblical reference about building a house on bedrock not sand – the same could very well be said of Blockchain. From an initial group of 9 to well over 50 firms in under a year, the R3 Blockchain R&D group has come a long way in a relatively short space of time.

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Plato Partnership selects Delta Capita

Delta Capita selected to deliver corporate governance, operations management and project services for Plato Partnership, and to coordinate its Market Innovator.

London – Delta Capita, the business and technology consulting firm, has been appointed as the official consulting partner and managed services provider to Plato Partnership. The move follows the go-live of Plato’s cooperation agreement, with Turquoise, the European MTF.

Plato Partnership is a not-for-profit industry group of buy and sell-side firms who are collaborating to bring creative solutions and efficiencies to the equity marketplace. The service arrangement involves delivery of corporate governance, operations management and project services for Plato Partnership, as well as the coordination of its Market Innovator (MI3).

The service will be provided from Delta Capita’s managed services business in London and supported by its offshore managed services hub in Johannesburg.

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PSD 2 – General Overview

PSD 2 – General Overview

The Payment Service Directive (PSD, 2007) provided the legal foundation for the creation of a European Union-wide single market for payments. The Directive offered economies of scale and supported the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) in practice. Furthermore, the PSD is said to have eased access for both market entrants and payment institutions offering more competition and choice to consumers.

However, a remaining lack of access, ease of entry to payment services and increased digitisation has resulted in a fragmented and disrupted payment market, in which players at times remain in a grey spot of regulation. Therefore, in 2013, the European Commission (EC) started on creating the Payment Service Directive 2.

The objective of the PSD 2

With the PSD 2, the EC aims to:

  • Improve the level playing field for payment service providers (PSP’s) • Contribute to a more integrated and efficient European payments market
  • Improve the safety and security of payments
  • Further increase competition and innovation
  • Incorporate new payment initiatives into the regulation
  • Standardise and harmonise pricing and liability within the European Union

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Introduction to Blockchain

Frenemies at the gate: Growing trend in banking consortiums

A curious cultural shift is taking place when it comes to problem-solving in the financial services industry. Follow this link to read an article written by our CEO on the growing trend in banking consortiums. The article considers conditions for collaboration, the different types of consortium and the critical set-up and management factors that position […]

Delta Capita Hires Tech Supremo

Singapore Industry Roundtable: Collaborative approach to meeting regulatory change

Delta Capita, working in partnership with the Singapore Management University, is hosting and facilitating an Industry debate considering alternative, innovative and collaborative approaches to mutualising the cost and effort of assessing and delivering regulatory change.  A key focus area for this event is improving compliance with BSBC 239 with a new approach.

Retail Structured Products: Managed Service Offering

Delta Capita extends its managed services offering to include Governance and Issuance Support for Retail Structured Product manufacturers.

Delta Capita sponsors the 2015 Trade Tech event in Paris

Delta Capita returns as a proud sponsor of this year’s Trade Tech in Paris. Please visit us at stand #54.

Fidessa Futures & Options

Delta Capita advises an International investment on implementation of a strategic vendor solution from Fidessa for re-platforming their global Futures & Options business across London, Paris, NY & HK. Work included detailed requirements gathering, gap analysis, business case substantiation, integration architecture and implementation support.