20 April 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.
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Smartphones can unlock bank vaults

15 April 2014  |  662 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 risks and vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System’ is just as applicable to financial institutions elsewhere in the world, providing an assessment ...

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Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

European Banking Onion unpeeled

25 March 2014  |  920 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 management of troubled big banks out of the hands of the many national authorities and putting it into the hands of the few European authorities. That is a b...

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Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

ATMs: No change there then

20 March 2014  |  880 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...

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FX - The next big crash?

05 March 2014  |  1624 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...

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The data crater

17 February 2014  |  1027 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 ...

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Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Funny money

06 February 2014  |  1333 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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Why banks shouldn't fear tax

20 November 2013  |  776 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Governments' aggressive approach to taxation is alternately punishing and rewarding financial services firms. The Swiss government is planning to abolish tax secrecy laws – what does that mean for Sw...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

The Big Wind-up

20 November 2013  |  494 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Plans to wind down banks that are too big to fail have at last been agreed but will not take effect until 2018. Italy's recent revelation about derivatives losses proves that there are still plenty of...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Self-regulation leads to self-doubt

20 November 2013  |  450 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The European Commission (EC) is threatening to move setting of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to Paris, after the exposure of the current process as “the rate at which banks do not lend to ...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Party like it's 1929

20 November 2013  |  332 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Several US senators have introduced a bill bringing back elements of the Glass-Steagall Act “to reduce risks to the financial system by limiting banks’ ability to engage in certain risky activities an...

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