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How to submit periodic reporting to financial regulators with the new XBRL format

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Financial institutions has to perform periodic reporting to their local regulator, like Finansinspektionen in Sweden. With ever changing directives from the local regulator and the European Union the reporting can pose quite a problem with a lot of confusion. In order for the regulated companies to fullfil the reporting requirements it is necessary that the […]

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Bricknode significantly increases the release frequency of its cloud based wealth management and FinTech platform

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Traditionally within the area of wealth management software applications the time that has passed between new version releases has been significant. Due to the monolithic size of these applications, and the fact that they have not been cloud based, it has been common practice to send one or two releases per year to the users. […]

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Breaking down the 4 main hurdles for FinTech companies

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FinTech startups looking for a breakthrough in today’s marketplace are facing a few key hurdles that I am trying to address, and offer solutions to, in this article. Having founded, operated and sold a few FinTech companies during the last few years I have faced most of the issues that come up along the way […]

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Bricknode takes a bet on the open platform

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Apple and Google are two examples of how immense growth and success can be achieved in the technology area by utilizing different methodologies. Apple is innovating in a more closed and direct manner which was a success factor from the days of Steve Jobs. Google on the other hand is a more open company where […]

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An “App Store” for FinTech

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The Bricknode Marketplace has now reached 35 apps and works as an app store for FinTech applications. Launching the Bricknode Marketplace accomplished several things for us, first we created an online store where the users of the Bricknode Platform could buy specialised applications to extend the functionality of the platform. For example there are applications available […]

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Why financial software should be sold on a pay per use basis

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Financial institutions, at least in the Nordic region, is still used to buying core business software like back office and broker solutions that are delivered to them on a server of their own and installed by a team of consultants while paying a large up-front fee. In 1999 Salesforce was launched and the way business […]

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How to work with tax reporting for financial services

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An area of great worry for financial service companies and FinTech companies alike is the area of tax reporting. As soon as you mention the word “tax” and “reporting” in the same sentence you stir up a lot of feelings with anger, frustration and pure fear. As a product manager for Bricknode  I have been […]

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The customer experience cannot be standardised!

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One of my main beliefs for the global banking and financial industry for the next 10 years is that financial companies will become IT-companies. They will also focus a lot more on the customer experience. The article about the “Top 10 Strategic Priorities for Banking in 2017” confirms this thinking. You cannot standardise the customer […]

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The future of financial advisory

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During the past week the Swedish website Realtid.se published an article with regards to prohibiting kickbacks to financial advisors when selling securities or giving advice. Bricknode offers a solution for these issues, view the video below.

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Bricknode, enabling the future of social investing and online advisory

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Investing and advisory is changing rapidly! For the first time since the dawn of online investing the financial services are changing from list based sites into more enticing offerings using the tools offered by social media. An interesting article in Investment News presented examples of even the older generation moving to online services to manage their […]

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