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Chris Pickles

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E-Identification is the next major crossroads

11 June 2014  |  1008 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the most important topics addressed here at EBAday this week has been E-Identification. It's the kind of topic that could be swept into the "techy" drawer by many bankers, but it's probably the most critical change that all firms are going to face for the next 10 years and beyond in our interconnected world. It would be impossibl...

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Customering - not Banking

10 June 2014  |  1218 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Having a customer focus is contrary to the way that most complex organisations think and operate. During troubled times, that distancing from customers tends to increase: the organisation's focus is on survival and getting its employees to do what's best for the organisation, which is too often not what is best for its customers. Knowing this and...

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Proving best-execution compliance for all trades

06 February 2013  |  2735 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Despite the growth of automated, electronic trading – whether high-speed or algorithmic or plain vanilla – voice trading is still a key element of markets in most asset classes, and in particular wher...

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Who pays a transaction tax?

04 February 2013  |  2331 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

One sometimes wonders how distanced politicians are from commerce, business and financial services. There is the impression that they have a desire to punish financial institutions for actions that l...

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Payments and the Eurozone

30 January 2013  |  2875 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I’m in the Netherland today, talking to financial institutions about Payments. Since the Euro was introduced in the EU, the challenge for payment processors has been pretty clear: how do you become t...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
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How do young employees learn about financial technology?

23 January 2013  |  1668 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The answer to that question for most of us has probably been “learning by doing”. If you get the right job that puts you in a role where you get the opportunity to deal close-up with technology, you ...

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Security, DoS attacks and magic tricks

21 January 2013  |  3952 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It’s pretty frightening when I hear my colleagues who specialise in security services describe the kind of things that hackers get up to – maybe because I think that I’m pretty clever (38 years in IT,...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
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Chicago - more network traffic than the Olympics

17 January 2013  |  3056 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recently saw a presentation that included lots of numbers about the 2012 Olympics – how many people were involved, how many TV channels covered it, etc. One of the numbers that was impressive was a...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Mobile phones and King Canute

16 January 2013  |  2385 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Because Dodd-Frank and MiFID are getting most attention on the compliance front from the financial markets community, that doesn’t mean that every country is doing what the USA and EU are doing or pla...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Identity Management a key topic for 2013

14 January 2013  |  2808 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The old joke among standards specialists is “The financial sector loves standards – that’s why it has so many of them!” However, the same seems to apply to identity management systems within financia...

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