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Gary Wright

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SEPA XML formats concern European Corporates

30 April 2008  |  4824 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I have written evidence that some of Europe's largest Corporates have expressed a number of serious issues to the EPC where SEPA is failing and in danger of deteriorating to a simple Bank to Bank system. But a picture has been presented in the media that SEPA is on course to achieving its end objectives at some stage in the future; however, the do...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupSEPA and European Payments
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Green confirmations get closer!

30 April 2008  |  4161 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The announcement that OMGEO is leading the way to finally eliminate paper confirmations as a regulatory requirement can only be welcomed by all in the securities industry. The explosion of electronic trading and the fact that nearly all investors either private or corporate have access to the web, must make this ridiculous rule outdated, being lef...

TagsDealing roomsPost-trade & opsGroupMiFID
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DTCC and LCH Clearnet merger

30 April 2008  |  6760 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The speculation that DTCC are in talks with LCH Clearnet, with a merger as a possible result must be music to the ears of everyone in the securities market. The consolidation of Clearing on this scale...

TagsDealing roomsRisk & regulationGroupOperational Risk Management
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When will we know SEPA is working?

29 April 2008  |  3118 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Now this might be a really dumb question but I ask it in response to Chris Skinner's blog published on the SWIFT Community website. According to Chris, SEPA is working and he substantiates his claim b...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupSEPA and European Payments
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Has SEPA failed?

24 April 2008  |  2675 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

We are already a third of the way through the SEPA year and its time to review where the industry is with this project? The feedback I have had from a number of corporates across the EU is that SEPA h...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupSEPA and European Payments
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SWIFT interoperability - a bridge too far?

23 April 2008  |  2010 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

SWIFT has grown from a simple bank to bank closed payments network into a massively influential organisation covering most financial services and many different financial services providers. This has ...

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Citigroup playing IT Jenga

22 April 2008  |  1788 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The announcement that Citigroup is slashing its IT budget is a normal banking reaction to the sudden attack on profits and the risks that future profits will be much harder to attain in the coming yea...

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Are there too many committees?

22 April 2008  |  3155 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The conference I was asked to Chair last week on Corporate Actions Processing included a presentation from Linda Bookheim, Senior Manager, Custody and Asset Services, SWIFT that catalogued the many di...

TagsDealing roomsPost-trade & opsGroupData Management 101
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When 50 billion is not enough!

21 April 2008  |  1908 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

With the Bank of England ploughing 50 billion pounds worth of funds into the banking system the credit crisis has taken another significant turn and the question is now, is it enough? Already City exp...

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Clearing and Settlement shows the way

16 April 2008  |  3732 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It looks like Clearing and Settlement in the Euro zone is finally moving towards consolidation after decades of trying. How much of this is directly due to MiFID is doubtful as many plans for consolid...

TagsTrade executionPost-trade & opsGroupMiFID
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