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Testing case study – Ferratum

Testing case study – Ferratum

According to Caj Sjöman, head of mobile banking at Ferratum, a digital bank that specialises in short-term loans to retail customers, testing mobile apps represents the single most significant challenge for the financial services industry. Sjöman is responsible for developing the bank’s mobile app, compatible for both iOS and Android, and which lets customers open »

The QA Financial expert interview: Maksim Evdokimov, Tinkoff Bank

The QA Financial expert interview: Maksim Evdokimov, Tinkoff Bank

Maksim Evdokimov is the vice president of mobile services at Tinkoff Bank, which was launched ten years ago as Russia’s first digital bank. Based on the model of Capital One in the US, Tinkoff now claims more than five million customers and offers a range of financial products including cards, current accounts, and e-wallets. Evdokimov »

Opinion: Off-the-Shelf vs Open Source: “Meeting the productivity challenge”

Opinion: Off-the-Shelf vs Open Source: “Meeting the productivity challenge”

Productivity: we’re all going to be hearing more about it. And I will argue here that it’s a topic as relevant to the IT sector as any other. I have taken my headline “Meeting the Productivity Challenge” from the title of a summit meeting I attended this month, organised by the Confederation of British Industry. »

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

1/ How did you build your business originally and how did the acquisition of Exactpro by LSEG come about?  At the end of 2009, Alexey Zverev and I launched Exactpro by recruiting ten core specialists who we had previously worked with, and who had very strong technical and subject matter backgrounds. The team had a »

The QA expert interview: Mike Salsbury, Caplin

Mike Salsbury is head of product development at Caplin, the London-based software vendor which designs trading technology for banks and other financial firms. Caplin specialises in web-based trading platforms for cross-asset trading, though the firm has carved an especially strong position in electronic FX markets. QA Financial met Salsbury at Caplin’s London headquarters. Q: Mike, »

The QA Financial expert interview: James Carlyle, R3, on testing for Blockchain

The QA Financial expert interview: James Carlyle, R3, on testing for Blockchain

It could turn out to be a defining moment in the history of Blockchain. April 19th saw the most significant capital markets test so far of a distributed ledger platform when Barclays used the stage of the O2 arena in London to demonstrate how its smart contract templates for ISDA interest rates swaps could be »

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