01 November 2014

Innovation in Financial Services

A discussion of trends in innovation management within financial institutions, and the key processes, technology and cultural shifts driving innovation.
Karl RiederGFT - London and Barcelona

The Truth About Hadoop

27 October 2014  |  4097 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The press often talks about Hadoop as if it were a single technology or even a product. This is far from the truth and creates a false expectation in the industry about the complexity of using Hadoop in real-life situations. I thought I would clarify this and provide a quick overview of the key components of Hadoop and how they can be used in the...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Why Ebola might kill cash

17 October 2014  |  4069 views  |  28  |  Recommends 1

The Fear Factor on Ebola is over the top right now. We are spending countless hours in the media analyzing footage of health workers, figuring out how a nurse in Texas contracted the disease despite strict quarantine procedures, and debating over whether to travel on aircraft. In all of this though, the transmission methods of Ebola have been wel...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Payment Card Data Theft At The POS - Time To Knuckle Down

13 October 2014  |  3040 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Recently, I wrote a piece highlighting some of the startling data released on the true costs of fraud published in a report by Lexis Nexis. This report examined the costs of fraud across a number of ...

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Danielle SheerinNixonMcInnes - Brighton

A 10 step model for delivering conduct risk culture

10 October 2014  |  1701 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

THE CONDUCT RISK IMPERATIVE The FCA’s recent focus on conduct risk marks a significant shift in mindset for most financial organisations. Leaving the term ‘conduct risk’ deliberately undefined, the ...

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Alex NobleCisco - London

First Direct - Lessons from Banks vs Supermarkets

06 October 2014  |  2313 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

I’ve long been an admirer of First Direct. Recently I’ve begun to think that First Direct might be the model for how banks defend themselves from the rise of supermarket banking. First Direct is alrea...

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Pierre GaleonPersonal blog - London

Facebook to pay your rent

30 September 2014  |  1815 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Tenants can securely make payments to their landlords through Facebook Salix Homes, a social housing provider based in Salford, in the northwest of England, is one of the first housing providers in t...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

The Inmates are Reforming the Asylum - Innotribe

29 September 2014  |  1157 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Reprinted with permission from Huffington Post... On September 17, 2011 a group of protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York to protest the growing influence of corporations and the financia...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Africa, ApplePay and the iPhone 6: Resistance is futile

10 September 2014  |  17251 views  |  11  |  Recommends 3

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...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

To those who still don't get it...

09 September 2014  |  2268 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It's been a while since I blogged here at Finextra (for many reasons)... Today is a special occasion. The day Apple (and I) said "FU!" (You'll understand the context better if you glance thr...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Coin Card delays launch to Spring 2015, upset backers

22 August 2014  |  5186 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you've been waiting for news regarding Coin Card, then you've got a longer wait than expected. Coin launched with HUGE fanfare in November of 2013, promising to revolutionize your credit card by al...

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