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SEPA and European Payments

The Single Euro Payments Area, the Payments Services Directive, the Eurosystem, TARGET2, STEP2, the Euro and related matters.
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Could there be a real rival to SWIFT?

04 February 2009  |  3567 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Finding a SWIFT alternative always comes up in any discussion about messaging standards and the direction the finance industry is going. Most professional people in the know agree that SWIFT is a double-edged sword with both good and bad points. On balance the good has outweighed the bad but the gap is narrowing. SWIFT has had some outstanding a...

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Thomson Reuters Hub looks the business

03 February 2009  |  5158 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday's announcement from Thomson Reuters about their partnerships with Cisco's Jabber XCP, IBM Lotus' Sametime and Microsoft's LCS/OCS can only be termed exciting. The hub connection solution is going to provide financial services with a viable approach to the disparate data problems afflicting the industry for decades. The hub enables cros...

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Avoiding a depression

02 February 2009  |  3049 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's not often that I find myself in agreement with Peter Mandelson the UK Government Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform but this economic crisis is producing many stran...

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Crisis gives national banks an upper hand in payments

29 January 2009  |  3774 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have been thinking a lot about how the crisis is having a different impact on the world’s national banks, which don’t seem to be suffering as badly as the big international players. In the cards and...

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Banks should return to single capacity

19 November 2008  |  4308 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's been over twenty years since "Big Bang" in the UK where single capacity business was abolished in favour of duel capacity. Single capacity was where brokers could only deal on behalf of...

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PSD Breeds European Fragmentation

21 October 2008  |  3915 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

SEPA credit transfers went live at the beginning of this year and to date can hardly be called a resounding success. What is presented in the media and the party political line spouted by various pund...

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EMXCo An STP Story

17 October 2008  |  5427 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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We are all bankers now

14 October 2008  |  3218 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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Financial Crisis drives bullyboy tactics

09 October 2008  |  3231 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Now I know this might be a small issue in the whole scheme of the global financial meltdown but HSBC seems to be plummeting to new depths of desperation. Only this week, I learnt how HSBC has bee

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Will we see the return of trade barriers?

08 October 2008  |  2856 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In 1929 one of the biggest factors was the introduction of nationalistic trade barriers. These were protective measures to ensure domestic businesses were supported over and above those of the global ...

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