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Gary Wright

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Unique Client Identifiers and SWIFT

26 February 2008  |  4364 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

As the financial markets veer reluctantly towards reconstruction (mainly because of political objectives) the major obstacle the industry has of "identity standards" looms like an ogre. The lack of standard industry identifiers at fund account client level has been a long standing problem. It has been debated for decades within all mark...

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Northern Rock crumbling before our eyes

20 February 2008  |  4313 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

The nationalisation of Northern Rock was inevitable after the Governments interference in the original crises. Interfering in the problems of Northern Rock at such an early stage, in the glare of publicity, with the market aware of the deteriorating situation, was always going to end at this inevitable conclusion. The Government maintains it had ...

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SEPA could have been so much better!

18 February 2008  |  4014 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the SEPA fanfares of the 28th January disappear into the distance, it's worth analyzing how all this could have been handled so much better, to achieve the mutual objectives of the banks and most i...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupSEPA and European Payments
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Solving The Corporate Data Riddle

14 February 2008  |  2979 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A few years back I started a series of conversations with the three leading Registrars in the UK about encouraging them to enter the data market. The idea was to consolidate all their data and put it ...

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MiFID makes a case for abolishing Stamp Duty.

11 February 2008  |  2038 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

(Apologies if you have already read the blog below under its previous title "Stamp Duty must go!") Now this might be a bit of a perennial at this time of year with the budget looming large,...

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SEPA and SWIFT; a marriage made in heaven?

08 February 2008  |  6544 views  |  2  |  Recommends 3

SWIFT is nearly always part of a discussion when industry wide STP is the topic, but does it deserve this high status? It maybe almost sacrilegious to question SWIFT, but with the 21st Century well un...

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Northern Rock; a government blunder

04 February 2008  |  2615 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Now that the Northern Rock crises is moving into its next stage, although by no means final stages, its worth reflecting on how the whole thing could have been handled better. I make no apologies duri...

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SocGen what has changed since Leeson?

01 February 2008  |  2619 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In 2005 I attended an event where Nick Leeson provided an honest and forthright presentation of how he managed to create the dealing positions that eventually brought down Barings Bank. He consistentl...

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