20 December 2014

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Lu ZurawskiACI Worldwide - London

I predict that payment predictions will be wrong

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Having read many over-ambitious “Next year will be the year of X” statements, I avoid prediction precision myself. The game of replacing “X” with this year’s, nearly-there technology, and caveating the prediction formula with a few extra parameters is fun, but not risk free. As the Danish quantum physicist Nils Bohr said, “Prediction is very di...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Social Media Identity Theft leads to Arrest

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Are you one who believes you’re too smart, too savvy, to get your identity stolen in the social media world? Nobody thinks this will happen to them, and Stephanie Francis, 24, was no exception to that way of thinking. A report from firstcoastnews.com that the Jacksonville, Florida woman claims her identity was stolen—on social media of all places...

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Ralf MenegattiAxiomSL - London

AIFMD: Big challenges and big opportunities for custodians

19 December 2014  |  795 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I was asked recently which regulation I think is having the biggest impact on custodian banks in Europe. Many people would point to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) or Basel III an...

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Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

How To Lie With Big Data

18 December 2014  |  1265 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Darrell Huff's classic How To Lie With Statistics is as relevant today as it was when it was published 60 years ago. Probably even more relevant now because, as more data has been generated in the las...

Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Slave to a label?

18 December 2014  |  1141 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

ESMA has just published a report on high-frequency trading (HFT) activity in EU equity markets. It’s good to see the regulator producing an empirical study on such a hotly-debated and emotive topic. ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Card Company's boosting Payment Security with Mobile

18 December 2014  |  882 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Whoever thought that one day, paying with green paper would be viewed as primitive as a horse and buggy? We seem to be getting closer to that time, especially since the security of making payments via...

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Mark McMurtriePayments Consultancy Limited - Woking

UK Retail Payments sector:2014 review and 2015 predictions

18 December 2014  |  1635 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

2014 saw contactless payment come of age and many new ideas pitched to retail. Some payments innovations have excited but some have disappointed. Mark McMurtrie has his say. What changes have impacte...

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Ian MorrisonLiquid Finance - London

Was 2014 a watershed year for alternative funding in the UK?

18 December 2014  |  951 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The terms ‘challenger bank’ and ‘alternative funding’ were virtually unheard of before 2007. However, in recent years they have started to receive considerable attention, and their importance & in...

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Abhishek ChatterjeeWIPRO Technologies - London

Digital Vendor Simplification - Innovate to win Big

18 December 2014  |  1252 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Today's customer expect an uniform and relevant customer experience across channels. nowadays it is common for a customer to traverse through multiple channels to complete a transaction. A typical Ban...

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Iain MontgomeryMarket Gravity - New York

My Favorite Financial Services Precedents for 2015

17 December 2014  |  2368 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over the past year I've been lucky enough to work on some fantastic new financial services propositions in the UK and USA. Some have launched this year and some will launch in the coming months. Durin...

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