20 April 2014

Future Finance

Finextra and Oracle have gathered together some of the industry's top thought leaders to discuss, debate and analyse the key trends and issues within transaction banking, regulations and retail banking. This group will focus on upcoming regulations, new service offerings and industry debate shaping the new financial services landscape with regular blog posts, video interviews, webcasts debates and surveys.
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

'Flash Boys' in a nutshell

16 April 2014  |  1030 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

The PR bluster around the new Michael Lewis book ‘Flash Boys’ is deliberately confusing, yet almost no-one seems to have read it. With the FBI investigating high-frequency trading (HFT), the issues that the book raises are clearly very serious. This is what you need to know. 1) HFT strategy is under the spotlight, specifically latency arbitrage....

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Regulators reveal budgets for surveillance and technology

16 April 2014  |  442 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Regulators have budgeted for enormous spend on surveillance technology in the year ahead. On 31 March 2014, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority revealed a 15% increase in its IT budget for 2014-2015, rising to £88.2 million from £76.4 million in 2013-2014. On 4 March 2014 the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the US derivatives m...

TagsRisk & regulationInnovation
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Matthew LongOracle - Cappellen

Going Beyond Capital Calculations and Adding Business Value

16 April 2014  |  443 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The 15th Annual OpRisk Europe Conference hosted by Operational Risk & Regulation Magazine recently took place in London. With record levels of attendees, the conference raised a number of interes...

TagsRisk & regulation
Matthew LongOracle - Cappellen

Overcoming GRC Silos Through Analytics and Reporting

16 April 2014  |  534 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As I mentioned in the previous blog "When best of breed financial crime and compliance “point solutions” aren’t enough", many companies are increasingly looking to consolidate their various ...

TagsRisk & regulation
Parvez AhmadOracle - Singapore

Smart Watch for Retail Banking, Is it time?

02 April 2014  |  1985 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Wearable technology has been the talk, as the “next big thing”, since Google released the prototype of Google Glass. It has been hailed by the tech fanboy club but also been criticized on questions re...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
Clayt HarrisOracle - Melbourne

Where Are The Leaks? Plumbing Tips For A Banker

30 March 2014  |  970 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The date was April 17, 1970. Everything was going like clockwork on the Apollo 13 moon mission when all of a sudden it wasn’t. Oxygen tank #2 blew up, causing tank #1 to fail as well. The command modu...

TagsPaymentsTransaction banking
Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

Will regulation strangle or enable 'quasi-banks'?

26 March 2014  |  905 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The answer seems to depend on where in the world you are, and who's backing these new entrants. News today out of Australia and China highlights two possible approaches. In Australia, one of the prom...

TagsRisk & regulationInnovation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

New Bitcoin ATMs trouble regulators

20 March 2014  |  1558 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Regulators in Boston, USA, have issued warnings about the risks involved in Bitcoin purchase, after a second ATM device was set up in the state on 17 March 2014, offering Bitcoins for sale in exchange...

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulation
Tushar ChitraOracle Financial Services Software - Bangalore

The Mobile Payment Wars: Will HCE be a game-changer for NFC

19 March 2014  |  3001 views  |  4  |  Recommends 2

Over the last two years or so, the mobile payments landscape has been abuzz with the supposedly disruptive potential of near field communications (NFC) technology. Predictions have been made about the...

Clayt HarrisOracle - Melbourne

Of Orchestras and Global Transaction Banking

15 March 2014  |  1501 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The role of a chief executive at a global transaction bank, I’m inclined to believe, is more complex than that of a conductor of an orchestra, even one with a considerable heritage of musical excellen...

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