29 November 2014

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Jeremy MugridgeInstinct Studios - London

2015 innovation - exciting times for financial services?

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There’s a lot that can be said about the benefits of embracing digital and technology. But while other industries such as retail, travel and telecoms seem to be doing just that - the financial services industry is still way behind the curve and has a lot of catching up to do. The good news is that we’re starting to see a few green shoots of innova...

Christoper EvansCollinson Group - LONDON

New Ways to Make Day-to-Day Retail Banking Pay

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It is becoming harder and harder to make ‘basic retail banking’ pay. Restrictions on the cross-sale of premium products have closed routes to incremental sales. Meanwhile, moves by the European Parliament to limit card interchange fees will mean lower run-rate revenues from day-to-day retail banking activities. It is too soon, however, to tal...

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Ian StoneAnaplan - Maidenhead

Planning for the Unpredictable

27 November 2014  |  720 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It’s been said many times before, but it’s worth saying again – the modern business landscape is fast, furious and ever-changing. Market conditions can shift from day-to-day, never-mind on a quarterly...

Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

Supply and Demand: The OPEC Dilemma

27 November 2014  |  776 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Factors driving down the price of oil causing deep divisions among OPEC nations! To many, it is known as black gold - the thick sludge that gushes out of wells across the Middle East, where a huge por...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss

26 November 2014  |  1177 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to st...

Steve GrobFidessa - London

Back in Block

25 November 2014  |  1447 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On the way in this morning, I was listening to my favourite AC/DC album and thinking about the challenges of block trading. The problem is well known - a combination of multi-market trading, algos and...

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Ani NachevaArkk Solutions - London

PRA consults on further Solvency II reforms

25 November 2014  |  1028 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) has published a consultation paper on further measures for the implementation of Solvency II. With only a few months left before the official application of t...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How The Internet of Things can go very wrong

25 November 2014  |  657 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Internet—one of history’s greatest inventions—is also one of history’s greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things. Med-hacking. Researchers ...

Laurence LeydenSAP - Feltham

Is cloud the key to cost control and agility?

25 November 2014  |  1152 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Cloud and cost control. It fits like a glove, doesn't it? I read with interest in the Ovum report, "The Critical Role for Cloud in the Transformation of Retail Banks", that there has been a...

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Tim BrewTim Brew Consulting - London

A murmuration of bankers is gathering!

25 November 2014  |  1324 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It was with great interest that I read the article last week about the plans to launch a new bank called Starling when Anne Boden, former AIB COO, announced her plans for the new digital bank. Along ...

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