22 July 2014

Future Finance News Analysis

Finextra and Oracle have gathered together some of the industry's top thought leaders to assess the key trends and issues within transaction banking, regulations and retail banking. This group will analyse the latest news on upcoming regulations, new service offerings and industry issues shaping the new financial services landscape with regular blog posts, video interviews, webcasts debates and surveys.
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Trade in Services Agreement threatens bank data sovereignty

10 July 2014  |  1070 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A clash between globalised financial services and domestic governments is looming. Activity by the US authorities particularly – from spying on friendly foreign governments, to aggressively pursuing sanction breakers and tax avoiders domiciled overseas – risks fragmenting globalised industry into regionalised pockets of influence and jurisdiction...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Trade finance creates a 10 billion dollar risk

11 June 2014  |  1534 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

BNP Paribas is in a real fix. It faces censure for allegedly being found guilty of breaching US rules on money laundering, and of breaching US sanctions, between 2002 and 2009. These alleged breaches relate to Cuba, Iran and Sudan. The risks involved for the bank are potentially terminal; the fine it is threatened with – rumoured to be around US$...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
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Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Bad as gold

29 May 2014  |  1514 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The news that Barclays has been fined for manipulation of the gold benchmark is another nail in the coffin of trader autonomy and of voluntary data-based benchmarks. It also highlights the risks for s...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

That's settled: T plus 2 settlement takes hold

07 May 2014  |  1088 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The settlement lifecycle for equity trades is being shortened from T+3 to T+2 across developed markets. Cost benefit analyses have shown support from correspondent banks, custodian banks, buy-...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Smartphones can unlock bank vaults

15 April 2014  |  1177 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Apps are making the banking sector more vulnerable to cyber-attack, say European regulators, who recommend that firms hold capital as insurance against such an event. The ‘Joint Committee Report on ri...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

European Banking Onion unpeeled

25 March 2014  |  1758 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

News that the European Parliament finally agreed the terms for ‘banking union’ on 20 March 2014 raised lacklustre cheers from the world of finance. The ‘union’ here is regulatory, taking the managemen...

TagsRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

ATMs: No change there then

20 March 2014  |  1149 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Regulators from the US to the Philippines have issued warnings to ATM firms that they should be cognisant of upgrading their operating systems by 8 April 2014, the date by which support for Windows XP...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

FX - The next big crash?

05 March 2014  |  1790 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The news around foreign exchange suggests a storm is brewing, as speculation and light-touch regulation converge. Spot foreign exchange trading will reportedly become more automated where, until recen...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

The data crater

17 February 2014  |  1110 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Enormous amounts of customer data have been lost in thefts affecting both retailers and banks. A recent case of data loss at Barclays allegedly included psychological profiling of customers, adding a ...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Funny money

06 February 2014  |  1445 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Turning down money from a potential customer who fails a test, is expensive. Building profiles of all of your customers is costly in both cash and resources. In fact, until HSBC and Standard Chart...

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulation
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