03 August 2015

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James LawlorCerteco - London

The Money Laundering challenges of the Mexican Financial System

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It’s rare that a week goes by without seeing Mexican corruption broadcasts exposed in the media light. According to US State Department assessments, their drug trade is the principal established offense for moneylaundered funds. The presence of Mexican cartels in providing narcotics to the US marketplace makes it a bi-national sensation; the illeg...

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Spiros GiannarosMarkit - London

Dirty data, risk management and the asset manager

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Data is becoming a bigger focus for asset managers as regulators seek clarity and assurances around risk management. Just last month the SEC was floating a proposal to get more data, and this against a background of regulators assessing whether asset managers and funds are systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). If firms want their r...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
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Simon LeechValidis - London

Innovation in finance doesn’t always come from the bottom up

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The UK’s fintech sector is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth. According to figures from Accenture, investment in fintech in the UK and Ireland rose from $264 million in 2013 to $623 milli...

TagsInnovationStart ups
Duena BlomstromDuena Blomstrom Consulting - London

Everything's a Brand - Everything but a Bank

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"What's a brand and why do we want it?" Have you seen Happyish? Critics have murdered it but some parts are absolutely worth watching. There is a scene in the pilot that says it all when it ...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
John CandidoBlack Cabs - Melbourne

The Demise of Cash is almost upon us.

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There is no stopping the evolution to a cashless society. It will be a convergence of the internet, credit and debit cards that have Visa ‘payWave’, MasterCard ‘PayPass’, & American Express cards ...

Grant De LeeuwTALKINGTECH - London

One year on: how has the FCA Income and Expenditure Process affected service companies and their customers?

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The Lending Guidelines introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2014 affect more than just mortgage and loan application processes. They also apply to mobile operators that offer financ...

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulation
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

How Samsung can beat Apple - it's all about the smartwatch now

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As usual, Samsung is too late to the (mobile payments) party. Not because of Apple, but because of Google - read this fantastic piece by Tom Noyes whom I greatly respect (although Will, CEO of LoopPay...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Nischala Murthy KaushikTreasury and Payments Solutions, Wipro - Noida

The Mobile Payments Game - Is the winning move about 'habit' formation?

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My late grandmothers (paternal / maternal) never really went to a bank their entire life. Simply because most of their financial needs were taken care of by immediate family. Whenever she needed cash,...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Said TabetEMC - Boston

The three key considerations for tackling cyber-attacks in the financial sector

31 July 2015  |  1910 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Cybersecurity has become one of the top agenda points for every boardroom in the financial services industry and we're starting to see the appointment of more chief risk officers, along with those app...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Nigel WalshCapgemini - London

When Connected Cars met the Dark Side

31 July 2015  |  1436 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Without any doubt, Connected Cars are one of the most exciting and interesting areas right now with focus from almost every sector, motor manufacturers, insurance providers, mobile and networks and so...

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