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Who are you really doing business with?

4 January 2019

Entity Match Engine for Customer Onboarding. Challenges and facts from EU banking implementations.    Customer onboarding is one of the most critical entry points of new data for a bank’s counterparty information. References and interactions with internal systems, externally sourced information, KYC processes, regulatory reporting and risk aggregation are all impacted by the quality of …Read More

You Are What You Eat

6 February 2018

Congratulations, blog fans! We’ve made it to the end (well almost, you have to read this one first). Now, if you’ve ever worked with or for a bank you’ll know that over the years that bank will have collected a lot of data. Loads of it. An amount I believe is scientifically referred to as …Read More

Ok, Data: It’s Couch To 5K Time

24 January 2018

As promised in the first blog on the topic, we’re taking a look at achievable New Year’s resolutions that are within reach, whether you’re a Chief Data Officer overseeing broad strategy or a subject matter expert using data day-to-day. This part takes “I need to exercise more” and turns it into “I need my data ready to deliver …Read More

Part 4: Making Data Governance deliver real-world results

9 June 2017

A few years ago, Heineken broadcast a classic Elephant-in-the-room advert where various groups of utility construction workers all agree to carry out their work at the same time, to “save digging up the road again and causing the public more inconvenience.”   It’s probably the dream of every road-weary traveller encountering another set of roadworks …Read More

Part 3: Off-the-shelf versus do-it-yourself

18 May 2017

The 1970 space mission Apollo 13 famously featured one of the finest pieces of patched-together engineering ever seen on or indeed above this planet: making a square peg fit a round hole. In Houston, legions of expert NASA engineers worked alongside the reserve crew to improvise a way of fitting a square type of carbon …Read More

Part 2: Self-service data improvement is the route to better data quality

10 May 2017

It’s easy to say that planning a journey has been made far simpler since the introduction of live traffic information to navigation apps. You can now either get there faster, or at the very least phone ahead to explain how long you’ll be delayed. It’s just as easy to say that we wouldn’t think of ignoring …Read More

Part 1: What is driving the need for data quality metrics in retail banking?

4 May 2017

A little under two weeks ago the London Marathon presented a titanic challenge that has long dominated the human psyche: the will to finish, to get over the line, to win. The official app contained a feature to help friends, family and supporters locate their chosen runner by name or vest number, and so track …Read More

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