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Securitisation and Operational Risk

11 January 2014  |  1378 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Rewind to 2008. The there was one word that got everyone's hair to stand on end, at that time, it was "securitisation". Now almost six years later securitization is making a comeback. And in some circles the stigma attached to the word "securitisation" has hardly faded. Securitization as such was never the problem. The real i...

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Operational risk management is NOT a joke

08 January 2014  |  2084 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

If you have been following the news these past few days you will have seen that JP Morgan is to pay a further $1.7 billion in fines under a deferred criminal prosecution agreement. JP Morgan’s problem this time is for failing to catch Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme as it managed his accounts. It wasn’t that Madoff was smarter than the bank – there ...

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Why has SWIFT become so SLOW?

03 May 2012  |  3397 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

The dictionary defines the word SWIFT as “coming, happening, or performed quickly or without delay”. I suspect that the founders of SWIFT had this thought in mind when they came up with the full name ...

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How do we put banking back into banks?

29 April 2012  |  2092 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I spend a good part of my working day reading – about banks and banking. It is part of what I do; and the reading part is the way that I try to keep up-to-date with current developments across the glo...

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Cutting costs. They just don't get it.

15 October 2011  |  2669 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

So RBS is cutting costs. Pretty drastic stuff especially when it comes to staff expenses. Chris Kyle’s internal e-mail spells it out in detail – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15317024 Th...

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Is technology killing the e-mail?

27 May 2011  |  3727 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Once upon a time e-mail was a simple uncomplicated affair. It was a fantastic tool for sending out and receiving communications in "almost real-time". We put up with those slow 64k dial-up...

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Is Mobile Banking a disaster waiting to happen?

31 July 2010  |  5455 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The news this past week has been all about a Citibank mobile banking glitch. Apparently a flaw in a version of its iPhone m-banking application resulted in it improperly storing customer account infor...

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It is more about ethics than policing

19 March 2010  |  3303 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

So the FSA is going to beef up on its staff in the oversight of the banks. As I see it, this approached is doomed before it even starts. The regulator, whether it is the FSA or any other, cannot match...

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Ban the Mobile

13 March 2010  |  3065 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

In the 1960s and the 1970s it was “ban the bomb”. This was the popular and catchy anti-nuclear slogan. A half century later my slogan for the “tens” (twenty-ten that is). It is simply “Ban the Mobile”...

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Legacy Thinking

22 January 2010  |  3238 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

I have just been running a series of training courses in Johannesburg on various banking subjects and something that one of the course participants said really struck a chord in me and in the group th...

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