21 November 2014

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

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First proposed way back in 2011, work has been ongoing to narrow down the details of a common financial transaction tax (FTT) to be introduced across Europe. Back in May this year, all but one of the 11 member states keen to push ahead had agreed that by the end of 2014 it should all be worked out and the new tax phased in by the end of 2015. But ...

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Laurence ShawAnomaly42 - London

Forex rigging scandal underlines growing Dark Data issue

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Ross McEwan, the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, says he is “angry” with a “small group of people” following the bank’s shaming in the recent foreign exchange trading scandal. You can understand why. But the most infuriating thing of all about this sorry saga is that RBS and the four other banks collectively fined £2.6bn by UK and US reg...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

10 tips to Secure Passwords

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Ever wonder just how hackers bust into systems and cause destruction? One reason is because people are still using weak passwords. While your pet’s name and wedding anniversary dates are easy to remem...

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David CraigThomson Reuters - London

Compliance: now it’s getting personal

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We may be on the brink of a new era in compliance – or at least in enforcement. This week the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney earned headlines around the world when he suggested that individuals...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

Time for better and new Ecosystems

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I had the opportunity to speak at the spectacular SLUSH-event in Helsinki. The main focus there is always on how startups are changing the world and should get more funding to do it even faster. My pr...

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Steve SpragueInvoiceware International - Marietta

Apple Pay could experience problems in emerging markets

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The explosion of mobile device use has revolutionized the way in which consumers and businesses make transactions today. At one time, the only way to make a payment was in person or through the mail. ...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

Another Lehman’s legacy: connecting the data dots

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Look back to Lehman’s and regulators uncovered 2,985 legal entities operating across 50 countries. No one understood their counterparty relationships with the rest of Wall Street or across the globe. ...

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Anna MonteiroSolutions Atlantic, Inc. - Boston

Can You Teach an Old Dog a New Trick?

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This question is fundamental in so many areas of life and business. When faced with the decision to change direction in favor of something new or continue with what has provided support for years, we ...

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Kieran ArighoLexmark International - Maidenhead

Challenger Banks Throw Down Gauntlet to Big Four

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The emergence of a host of new players in the UK retail banking market is giving the traditional powerhouses food for thought. According to the Office of Fair Trading, the big four banks - HSBC, Royal...

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Cliff PattersonReconciliation Solutions - London

Schema Valididation and Enhanced Reconciliations

19 November 2014  |  900 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Based on the work I have done on reconciliations for some of the largest investment banks in the world, including those in America, Canada and the UK I'm convinced that there is room for improvement i...

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