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Offshore Call Centres Dont Work

20 October 2008  |  3353 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Now lets be totally candid about this and all admit what millions of people already know Offshore Call Centres in financial services are not working. They may be cost effective to the firms off shorin...

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EMXCo An STP Story

17 October 2008  |  5415 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As news from the markets veer from bad to worse and each day brings more doom and gloom its worth noting one of the big success story's of the last few years. EMXCo were set up in the 20th century to ...

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SEPA Credit Transfers; a over hype phoney project

17 October 2008  |  2776 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Despite what hype there has been in the media and all the pundits jumping up and down shouting Eureka the SEPA project to date is just a damp squib. SIBOS this year had many vendors ringing their hand...

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Bank shareholders booking preference seats in the lifeboat

16 October 2008  |  3138 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It's understandable that shareholders of banks are upset with the terms of the government lifeboat. The payment of dividends to shareholders is a prime reason for investment and in many cases the divi...

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Why is ISO20022 important?

16 October 2008  |  12145 views  |  5  |  Recommends 0

I keep hearing about ISO20022 and notice that umpteen standards committees are in full swing together with SWIFT who are somewhere in the middle but what are they trying to achieve, for whom and for w...

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Time for a New Banking Index

15 October 2008  |  3032 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Now that governments across Europe have part nationalised the banks perhaps we can get away from the hysteria in the media, which is focussing too much on the market value and not on the underlying. T...

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We are all bankers now

14 October 2008  |  3205 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The part nationalisation of UK banks looks like it will become a global phenomenon with the US already moving towards this solution and the EU following suit if weekend reports are accurate. Is this a...

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Stop Selling And Find The Floor

14 October 2008  |  4019 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When you listen to the news and read the various reports on the financial crisis, the market's crash it is always intertwined with the problems in the economy. However, the two do not have as close ...

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Islamic banking Tunis the next Dubai?

13 October 2008  |  2992 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

During the course of my visit to Tunis whilst undertaking a corporate actions benchmarking project, I became engrossed with the effort by the Tunisian government to create a significant new financia...

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Business Ethics Back From The Abyss

10 October 2008  |  3390 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

It appears to me that the best way to start clawing back from the abyss in the financial services industry, has to be the reclamation of business ethics. The scandalous bonuses paid to people who wors...

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