15 September 2014

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Amit AgrawalAxiomSL Pte Ltd - Singapore

Local compliance in a global business

13 September 2014  |  996 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Financial Institutions (FI) follow different solutions to fulfil compliance requirements. We can divide this into following different models: 1. Option 1 : in-house, in-country This option is will help FI to keep all the compliance functions in-house. Advantages: • It works great when FI has significant presence in the country • Helps to bu

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Kittredge CarswellCGI - Toronto

Collateral management in the new regulatory landscape

12 September 2014  |  1020 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Global commodity trading has reached new peaks. New markets are emerging in Asia, Latin America and Africa, as countries in these regions and others increase their exports of commodities. The growth in commodity trading is creating new opportunities for banks focused on commodity trade finance. However, with these opportunities come challenges, ...

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Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Card Present or Not Present?

12 September 2014  |  1215 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

When plastic cards become digital tokens, a strange thing happens. They become virtual. So how do you say that the Card is Present or Not Present, the legendary regulatory difference that the cards in...

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Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Apple Pay is here. Ka-Ching NFC POS sales? Not so fast

12 September 2014  |  3007 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

Yes, Apple endorsed NFC in the latest announcement. If you are thinking this is going to increase sales of NFC POS terminals, don't hold your breath. Here's why. Apple is smart enough to know that NF...

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Thomas JorgensenEncap Security - Oslo

Mobile Money: Apple’s next security pitfall?

11 September 2014  |  2077 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Apple has a trick it repeats every few years. It takes a technology or concept that has been around for some time, and makes it attractive and accessible for consumers. The iPod was far from the first...

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David PipePowa Technologies - London

My thoughts on Apple Pay

11 September 2014  |  1745 views  |  7  |  Recommends 0

So now that I’ve had a day or so to digest the recent announcement by Apple regarding “Apple Pay”, here are some of my thoughts: My first thought was: after coming late to the party, and having al...

TagsPaymentsInnovation
Danielle SheerinNixonMcInnes - Brighton

Why conduct risk means big culture change for banks

11 September 2014  |  1877 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Conduct risk is the latest buzzword in banking. Although there is no standard definition of conduct risk, it is now a regulatory requirement for UK financial services, and it broadly demands that orga...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail banking
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

True intentions

11 September 2014  |  810 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the advances made in automated trading in recent years, regulators are having to work pretty hard to catch up with the markets. ESMA currently has two documents out for consultation on the Mark...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Brett KingMoven - New York

Africa, ApplePay and the iPhone 6: Resistance is futile

10 September 2014  |  4796 views  |  5  |  Recommends 2

If you've followed my bullish ramblings on mobile payments here at Finextra, you'll know that talk of the coming ubiquitousness of mobile payments is nothing new for me: Why Square Wallet failed, a...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Apple Puts Banks Squarely At The Center Of Mobile Payments

10 September 2014  |  3372 views  |  3  |  Recommends 1

Like many, I’ve long held that nothing is broken with plastic cards for instore payments and made the case for mobile wallets to stick to gift, loyalty, ID and other forms of non-payment cards (see ...

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