01 September 2014

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Tips to survive Sibos in Boston

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So Swift sent out a list on 'How to survive Sibos' on its events page. It included tips like 'download Sibos Issues and 'Sibos Daily News' ??!! Or, maybe, (here's a thought) you could just bookmark Finextra.com for a week! I don't go without food or sleep for four days doing videos on payments, T2S and intraday liquidity for my health ya know! Hr...

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Balazs FejesEPAM Systems - Meilen

Have banks come to the party too late?

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Software is increasingly driving competitiveness in financial markets but have banks arrived at the party too late? The increased use of digital channels amongst consumers along with their changing needs and preferences has raised the bar on the levels of service that customers expect from their banks. Coupled with this, the numerous scandals that...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Helping through your handset: M-Changa

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“One of the biggest questions we asked ourselves was ‘What’s after M-Pesa?’ What’s the next step?” Says M-Changa CTO, David Mark. In our hour-long interview he goes on to (rhetorically) ask me, ‘Who’...

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Steve D'SouzaSales Kinetics - London

What do you do to get a suitable client? Part 2

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“There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.” ― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires all wealth managers to demonst...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Fintech startups: A week in review

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Is Crowdfunding helping women break through in technology? A report from VentureBeat shows that women create 65% of Kickstarter projects – yet only make up about 20% of tech founders in general. Th...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Contactless payments are not a choice

29 August 2014  |  1520 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

If you want a new debit or credit card in Australia, you're getting PayWave or PayPass - there's no choice. And Australian police forces, and at least some consumers, don't like it. Police are bemo...

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David MaitlandCouchbase - London

Can NoSQL give financial institutions the edge?

29 August 2014  |  2518 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In the ultra high-speed world of financial services, a fraction of a second can be a lifetime. Long gone is the outdated view of banks and other financial institutions as dusty old buildings, filled w...

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Ian WeaversRule Financial - London

Think global and simple to 'change the banks'

29 August 2014  |  938 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the consequences of the banking slowdown since 2008 is that there has been relatively limited investment in “change the bank” technology projects. This reduced spend has had the effect of leavi...

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Tim FurmidgeBT - London

Across the pond and beyond

29 August 2014  |  1515 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Regulation mandating the recording of all mobile communications leading to a financial trade has had far reaching implications for financial firms across the globe – and not just in the UK and the US ...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Peer-to-Peer or Promise-to-Pass -away-?

29 August 2014  |  1607 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This is a very short note I felt compelled write to share my sense of frustration. I am a strong believer in the Peer-to-Peer concept and business models. However I see an indiscriminate use of the &...

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