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Future Finance

Finextra and Oracle have gathered together some of the industry's top thought leaders to discuss, debate and analyse the key trends and issues within transaction banking, regulations and retail banking. This group will focus on upcoming regulations, new service offerings and industry debate shaping the new financial services landscape with regular blog posts, video interviews, webcasts debates and surveys.
Tushar ChitraOracle Financial Services Software - Bangalore

Is Today's Approach to Banking App Development Quick Enough?

22 July 2014  |  1446 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2 hours and 19 minutes. That's how much time the average person spends on mobile apps every day. With a mere 22 minutes spent on the mobile web, consumers are growing more and more used to having an app for everything. And, in this regard, banking services are no different. Banking app usage is through the roof! Over the years, growth in the us...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Google search: What’s my credit score?

01 July 2014  |  1709 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The hype around big data is, ironically, huge. There is more to big data technology than the marketing bandwagon. The scale of the difference that systems like Hadoop – the open-source platform based on Google’s storage model – can have on making sense of lots of input at once is interesting to observe. Using parallelised, decentralised processin...

TagsRisk & regulationInnovation
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Tushar ChitraOracle Financial Services Software - Bangalore

Mobilizing Your Loyalty Programs

24 June 2014  |  2528 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Last weekend I was out shopping for apparel for my family at a retail outlet I prefer for all my clothing purchases. Being a weekend, the queue at the payment counter was characteristically long. Afte...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Ziauddin IshaqOracle - Dubai

Dodd Frank Stress Test Results

10 June 2014  |  1557 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

So much has been written in the news about the US Banks that failed the Fed’s recent stress test. While it certainly is not a pleasant experience for those institutions, we need to look for the less...

TagsRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Is Bitcoin mo' money or no money?

29 May 2014  |  1170 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Last month the Bank of England wrote an in-depth explanation of money, in which it explained why Bitcoin is more like a commodity - e.g. gold - than a currency. Basically it isn’t popular enough. Yet....

TagsVirtual currencyRisk & regulation
Ziauddin IshaqOracle - Dubai

Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting

21 May 2014  |  1367 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Will You Be Compliant With BCBS 239 Principles In Time? Given the phenomenal growth of the financial services industry over the past decade, resulting in a much greater demand on data provisioning, i...

TagsRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Defending the indefensible

07 May 2014  |  622 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

An astonishing situation has arisen in UK courts, whereby fraud cases brought by the State are being dropped as the defendants claim to be unable to find defence lawyers, following budget cuts to publ...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Tushar ChitraOracle Financial Services Software - Bangalore

Why and How Should Banks Target Mass Affluent Customers

01 May 2014  |  1921 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

According to the latest Global Wealth Databook by Crédit Suisse, the mass affluent segment (comprising individuals having US$100,000 to US$1 million of investable assets), which represents about 361...

Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

'Flash Boys' in a nutshell

16 April 2014  |  2379 views  |  5  |  Recommends 1

The PR bluster around the new Michael Lewis book ‘Flash Boys’ is deliberately confusing, yet almost no-one seems to have read it. With the FBI investigating high-frequency trading (HFT), the issues th...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Regulators reveal budgets for surveillance and technology

16 April 2014  |  1034 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Regulators have budgeted for enormous spend on surveillance technology in the year ahead. On 31 March 2014, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority revealed a 15% increase in its IT budget for 2014-2015,...

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