Banking and the cloud: should banks adopt cloud computing solutions?

Ever since the inception of cloud-computing solutions, several sectors, including banks and Fintech, are slowly migrating to it. With numerous benefits, the cloud is turning out to be the ultimate storage option for your data. Even for personal storage, platforms, such as Google Drive or Dropbox are leading the race. Migrating from traditional data centers to the cloud might sound daunting but the endless benefits makes it an option to consider. What are cloud computing technologies? In layman’s term, cloud…

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How eCommerce websites can take product pages to the next level

Personalization on an eCommerce website is not unusual in today’s consumer-driven world. Customers want brands to know them; to offer products that fit in with their own needs and preferences. They want to have the same kind of experience as shopping at a store they’ve been going to for years. According to Gartner, 64% of all customers around the world would say that they find the “experience is more important than price.” In fact, by the year 2020, customer experience will overtake…

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All you need to know about coding standards for SQL queries

Coding standards are a set of guidelines, best practices, programming styles and conventions that developers adhere to when writing a piece of code for a project. All the big software companies have them. And advise their developers to embed these coding standards in deliverables. Especially before deployment in a production environment. Why do we need a coding standards? It is highly recommended to implement coding standards during the building of SQL codes. Since at times they can become very difficult…

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Customer experience for banks: what’s hot and what’s not!

In today’s fiercely competitive world, customer experience (CX) is often the main differentiator for banks. When it comes to choosing which financial institution to bank with, customers look at the quality of customer experience. In fact, it’s the key deciding factor. That includes fast and efficient services, especially personalized experiences. Customers want banks to understand them as individuals with their own unique likes and tastes. And provide services based on these needs/preferences. And while all banks don’t have the capabilities…

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Crayon Data at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2019

Last week was a whirlwind of meetings, networking sessions and all that’s new in the financial technology community. The recently concluded Singapore Fintech Festival, in Singapore (obviously) had a lot to offer. The weeklong affair saw attendees from some of the biggest players in FinTech like Visa, MasterCard, as well as bright young startups. Being the biggest Fintech event in APAC, we at Crayon couldn’t resist being there to catch the latest in digital and disruptive banking. Of course, we weren’t…

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Life @ Crayon – Akshaya Sreedhar

1)  How long have you been at Crayon? I’m 16 months old at Crayon. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I’m a business analyst with the Customer Success Team. 3) What’s your average day like? My average day is filled with cross team meetings, client meetings, raising tickets and code! 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? The very first office party I attended at the Crayon office, with great music, dance and loads of fun! 5) What’s your favourite…

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Life @ Crayon – Karuna

1) How long have you been at Crayon? I’ve been at Crayon for 4 years and 3 months. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I’m a UI Developer. 3) What’s your average day like? My day is usually filled with movies, work, food and sleep. 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? It’s the time when we released Jazz! It was the very first project I worked on in Crayon. 5) What’s your favourite part about working at Crayon? What…

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Life @ Crayon – Nrithya

  1) How long have you been at Crayon? I’ve been here for 1 year and 1 month. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I’m a Data Scientist in the Platform RE Team (the best team). 3) What’s your average day like? The day is usually filled with percentages, averages, probabilities… in short, machine learning. 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? That legendary Watson’s night! 5) What’s your favourite part about working at Crayon? What keeps you coming to…

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Crayon Data is busy redrawing battle lines

It is in the business of helping its clients milk the data they already have and turn it into marketing drives customised to the individual – the new normal in reaching consumers. Each time a customer makes a purchase based on personalised options offered by a tech-based aggregator service, the heat is cranked up a little more on traditional companies that haven’t yet adopted personalised marketing. Netflix fans would know that the platform is able to suggest new television series…

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31 innovative global start-ups to participate in the third edition of DIFC FinTech Hive’s 2019 accelerator programme

Finalists join the 2019 cohort, from across the world including start-ups from Asia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa Dubai: In line with the continuous growth and development of the Dubai International Financial Centre’s financial innovation ecosystem, the DIFC FinTech Hive, announced today the commencement of the 2019 edition of its accelerator programme. The third edition of the programme launched by the region’s first financial technology accelerator received an overwhelming response of over 425 applications from across the world, including Asia,…

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