All articles by Douglas Blakey

Douglas Blakey

The new challenges CFOs are facing: GlobalData webinar

The webinar will explore the expanded role that CFOs play within an organisation, including their leadership role to drive digital transformation.

FCA cracks down on crypto ads: industry reaction

From 8 October firms promoting crypto products or services will need to warn consumers not to expect protection if their investment sours

Ranked: the 59 cybersecurity unicorns you need to know about

The number of cybersecurity unicorns continues to soar reports Douglas Blakey, almost doubling in the past 12 months to total 59

The UK’s best and worst banks for customer service ranked by customers

The latest Ipsos survey of the best and worst UK banks for customer service is released

Social media platforms are struggling with social commerce adoption

Meta is to axe Facebook Live Shopping, following the ecommerce U-turn by TikTok, writes Chris Dinga

Kroo gains UK banking licence: now for the hard bit of making money

Kroo is the latest UK challenger to obtain a banking licence and is launching its first current account into a tough and highly competitive market

UK government kicks off overdue BNPL regulatory push, sector consolidation prospects rise

The UK government confirms that BNPL lenders will be required to carry out affordability checks and must also amend marketing to ensure ads are fair, clear, and not misleading reports Douglas Blakey

Preserving access to cash will not prevent the transition to a cashless UK economy

The government will need to do more if it is to help vulnerable groups who remain cash reliant, argues GlobalData payments analyst Chris Dinga

Chatbots to make online banking efficient and more personalised

Harry Swain, retail banking analyst, GlobalData discusses the success banks such as NatWest and Bank of America are enjoying with their chatbot offerings

China’s CIPS is the biggest winner with Russia blocked from SWIFT

Arnie Cho, senior payments analyst, GlobalData discusses the implications of Russia’s exclusion from SWIFT