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Sriram Natarajan

Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

How to put a 7 Billion dollars stimulus to good use!

17 July 2012  |  2925 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The US Retailers won a major victory with the class action settlement of $ 7.2 Billion against Visa, MasterCard and seven other card issuers. While this victory may sound like a bonanza for retailers and perhaps get them salivating on the amount of cash they are like to see soon, it may be worth their introspecting on how the money can be put to go...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Too big to Retail....

06 November 2011  |  3159 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

The BIS released came out with a list of 'systemically important' banks.http://www.bis.org/publ/bcbs207.htm So, we now officially acknowledge that whatever happens, even if some countries go down, these banks cannot afford to fail. It reallymeans that whatever these banks do, we have to accept with grace and humility. It doesn't help that many of ...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

The giant US Banking Regulatory 'sink-hole'

24 July 2011  |  4498 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Was it just a coincidence or some kind of a 'karmic connection'? A giant 200 feet sinkhole appeared in Guatemala City last month. A few days later the Regulation II of the Dodd-Frank Amendment, slashi...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Fastest and most responsive to disasters- Scammers!

23 March 2011  |  3403 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I do salute the stoic resilence of the Japanese people in the face of disaster. But I think the award for the most responsive and 'quick to market' mob goes to the internet scamsters! Within an hour o...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Open Sourcing of Card Networks?

04 November 2010  |  3122 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Last week, I came across an interesting headline - "Visa Opens World’s Leading Payments Network to Independent Developers Visa Inc. today announced a significant enhancement to the Authorize.Net ...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Cash is my only GOD!

19 October 2010  |  3574 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

This weird 'fatwa' by Somali Islamists seems to reiterate the fact that only paper money (cash) is the God they recognize! I found this quite intriguing. I have heard and even empathized with numerous...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

'Boomer babies' and 'busters'

06 March 2010  |  2300 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I see them all around the world - the 'boomer babies' - professionals and fat cats who came into existence in boom times. You could spot them everywhere - seminars, conferences, networking and any exp...

Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Card payment networks - be afraid - very afraid.......

16 November 2009  |  3349 views  |  3  |  Recommends 1

We are now at the cliched inflection point on payment innovation. In recent months, many of the goliaths of the online world are offering their own payment channels - Amazon, GooglePay, PayPal - that ...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Watch lists!

01 November 2009  |  2494 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There are so many watch lists maintained across the world. The FATF maintains one, FINCEN, and so does Interpol. Reportedly the FBI keeps getting 1600 new 'suggestions' everyday for its list! See here...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Nokia Money - new world currency?

29 August 2009  |  3133 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

At last, the mobile telecom industry has come up with a credible challenge to the banking industry. For many years now, mobile operators and MSPs have been dabbling with financial products and payment...

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