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Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

Bank branch technology and the leapfrog effect

22 March 2007  |  4483 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I was talking today to Andreas Andreades, CEO of core banking system vendor Temenos, about the company's tie-up in the US with Metavante (more on that in my next post). Something he said as an aside particularly caught my attention: "Bank customers in Thailand get a better in-branch experience than bank customers in the UK." The contex...

TagsRetail bankingGroupTrends in Financial Services
Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

ABN AMRO carve-up: the IT implications

19 March 2007  |  2417 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The business pages over the weekend featured coverage of the merger talks between Barclays and ABN AMRO. Whether or not Barclays succeeds, the pressure from hedge fund investors and the number of other suitors interested in parts of the Dutch bank’s global business means that a break-up of the group is increasingly likely, though not certain. ...

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Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

Trouble in India, and its impact on outsourcing

16 March 2007  |  3299 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Finextra received some interesting feedback from a reader today about this story, which covered NAB considering further Indian outsourcing. Our reader pointed out that with Maoist insurgents having ...

TagsRisk & regulationGroupTrends in Financial Services
Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

Algorithmic trading adoption on the buy side

14 March 2007  |  2112 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

I've noticed a trend among recent conferences I've attended: a growing number of sell-side firms sending along their business development and product managers to speak about algorithmic trading. Wh...

TagsDealing roomsWholesale banking
Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

MiFID compliance burden as a catalyst for M and A

09 March 2007  |  2281 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At an event this week I heard an interesting opinion from the compliance head of German bank WestLB. His view was that in the German market, no-one saw any strategic benefits arising from MiFID - only...

TagsTrade executionGroupMiFID
Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

The road to payments clearing consolidation in Europe

06 March 2007  |  2016 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Today's news saw an announcement that's likely to become more commonplace over the next two years: the merger of two European payment infrastructures. The merger of Voca and Link doesn’t fit as neatl...

TagsPaymentsGroupSEPA and European Payments
Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

Making banking channels more accessible

02 March 2007  |  3706 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The trained dog at the ATM story got me thinking about how well banks are catering to disabled communities with their banking channels -- whether branch, ATM or website. I recall that some banks have...

TagsRetail bankingGroupTrends in Financial Services
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