A recent report by Technologyadvice highlighted 5 Business Intelligence trends for 2018 as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   :

Mastercard recently filed a patent for a blockchain-based system that provides instant payments. The description detailed in the abstract specifies a blockchain technology for 

One major issue in the delivery of financial services to the unbanked segment. An appropriate aproach will involve reducing cost of deliverying financial services while ensuring physical interaction:......        .                 ...       ....        ..

A recent report by Anomali cyber security indicated 16, 583 credential vulnerabilities related to FTSE 100 companies. More than three quarters of all 100 FTSE                                                                                         

The annual payment security report released by Verizon indicated the need for proactive security measures such as:                                                                                                                          :

Open Banking enable banks to speedily and securely improve the quality of digital products via interactive 3rd party applications and services.                                                                        :

2017 ends in few weeks. Some 2018 banking forecast highlighted by Forrest include:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     :

In the past, Banks disapprove the use of cloud technologies as a platform for application deployment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         :

A recent Forrester Consulting report stated that retailers and consumers anticipate immense digital wallet adoption in the coming year.                                                                               :

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies expecienced a great run this year. A recent report by CoinDesk indicated massive investments and transaction volumes. Ethereum reached a new high position over 24 hours.