31 October 2014

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

More rules, more problems?

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Fixed income, commodity and currency (FICC) markets are dominated by the big boys, the professional traders and investors. In this proverbial ‘champions league’ of markets, retailers are restricted to cheering from the side-lines. Perhaps because it has been assumed that these highly sophisticated professional traders can fend for themselves, the...

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David GibbardOmniChannel & Digital Banking - Atlanta

OmniChannel Flaw Why Bi-Direction Channel Banking is Next

29 October 2014  |  1625 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Just when you thought you had the evolution of banking channels figured out I am here to explain the flaw in the latest evolution of banking channels; omni-channel banking. The progression of banking channels has evolved from credit union and bank focused to being about the member or customer experience. From a single banking channel (inside out)...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Steps to Manage a secure online backup

29 October 2014  |  576 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Cyber storage does not always = secure backup. Users of cloud storage have many potential tools at hand to beef up security. And just because cloud services have some loopholes doesn’t mean you should...

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Tom ConigliaroMarkit - London

FCA unbundling proposal: a nuclear threat to equity research

29 October 2014  |  1908 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The FCA’s proposal to ban funding research from commission payments is a groundbreaking step, marking the first action of its kind seen in over 200 years. The consultation period following the public...

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Chris SullivanCourion - London

Can cyber criminals spark the next financial crisis?

29 October 2014  |  1276 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Earlier this month Mark Boleat, head of policy for the City of London, gave a serious warning to the financial services industry as he prepared to address the Institute of International Finance in Was...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Chip and Signature, a Paradise Lost

28 October 2014  |  1686 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

By now, most participants in the US payments industry are finally about to realize that the day of the mag stripe is doomed and that EMV, the secure payment card technology rolled out in Europe nearly...

TagsCardsPaymentsGroupDisruption in Retail Banking
Alexander ChanCapco - Hong Kong

The Rubik's cube of APAC regulation

28 October 2014  |  1097 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

AML. Dodd-Frank. OTC Derivatives reform. The Volcker rule. Basel IV. FATCA. GATCA. The list goes on but the introduction of new local and global regulations shows no signs of abating. Against this bac...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
Jeremy MugridgeInstinct Studios - London

Get your factsheets straight!

28 October 2014  |  868 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Fund information for investors is a bit of a mess. For more than a decade the investment community relied on the printed fund factsheet – two glorious pages of investment enlightenment for the end inv...

TagsMobile & online
Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Breaking the cryptocurrency stigma: Epiphyte

28 October 2014  |  2394 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"It's a sensitive space, people still associate it with criminality and dubious activities - like the internet in the early days" When Finextra wrote a story about Epiphyte winning the Inno...

TagsVirtual currencyStart upsGroupFuture Finance
Steve EllisMetia - London

Fintech marketers most fear the enemy within?

28 October 2014  |  941 views  |  1  |  Recommends 2

Earlier this year we sponsored a piece of research by Finextra into the challenges and issues facing fintech marketers. One of my favourite insights is that fintech marketers fear their dependency ...

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