Month: October 2015

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FDATA to sponsor FIMA conference

FDATA can announce that it will be a sponsor of FIMA 2015, to be held in London on 10th and 11th November. If you’re interested and you want to know more, please read on … more information from FIMA below, including details of a discount if you quote FDATA15:


Data teams are under increasing pressure to become powerhouses of profit generation for their businesses.

But the sheer volume of new regulations is leaving Data Managers with significant challenges to overcome.

To get to the crux of the issues FIMA partnered with S&P Capital IQ and surveyed over 100 senior data professionals across Europe to find out how they are responding to these challenges.

Download the report now to discover how your organisation compares:

Some of the key findings include:

  • 47% consider ‘Business Process Management’ as the most important factor in their data governance
  • There was an 11% increase in financial institutions with (or planning on bringing in) a CDO from 2014 to 2015
  • Nearly half of respondents (46%) cited ‘Sourcing and Aggregating all Required Data’ as their single biggest challenge related to regulatory compliance

You can download the full report for free here:

Or alternatively email and she’ll send the report across to you.

All these areas will be discussed in full at FIMA (10th – 11th November, London) with over 350 CDOs and Data Managers and you still have the chance to register your place. Simply book online to make sure you’re a part of these important conversations, and through the Financial Data and Technology Association you can save 15% by quoting “FDATA15” or emailing to reserve your discounted place:

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FDATA at Conservative Party Conference

The Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) organised a debate at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester yesterday, Monday 5th October.

The debate, entitled APIs: The Future of finance and what fintech means for consumers and small businesses and hosted at TechCentral, brought together:

  • Harriet Baldwin MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • John Midgley, Head of Government Affairs at Intuit, a member of FDATA
  • Tim Yudin, Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK
  • Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital, was due to attend but unfortunately could not.

Andy Maciver, Director at FDATA, was in Manchester and said:

“It was hugely helpful to hear the Minister outlining the Government’s vision to make the UK the world leader in fintech. Open banking and financial data aggregation can play a huge role in that, and we’re delighted to be involved in the Minister’s working group as we work towards that goal.”