22 October 2014

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Wendell BrockOutside Investment Advisors - McKinney

The New Cold War

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The Economic Cold War or Financial Cold War has begun slowly over the past several years and the current administration has added fuel to the fire. China and Russia both know it would be extremely difficult to win a ground war against the United States, but a financial war? Maybe not so hard, with our excessive national debt and endless printing ...

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Leon ReesRees Technologies - London

Financial Markets 2.0 - Time To Get Match Fit

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I'll be brief in setting the scene, because we've heard it all before; the last 5 years were all about taking cost, risk and leverage out of the Financial Markets business - the crash diet for the binge that was had in the 10 years before. The interesting question is, what does the next 5 years hold? In many ways, the next cycle is more challengi...

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Said TabetEMC - Boston

Is the Financial Services Sector Struggling with Big Data?

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A recent assessment of 300 business decision makers in the UK revealed that the Financial Services (FS) sector is falling behind when it comes to big data capabilities, particularly when scored agains...

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Roman ItskovichEbury - London

UK SME lending: Optimism backed by strong growth

20 October 2014  |  887 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On Thursday I’ve visited the FinTech50 launch event and on Friday the inaugural Alternatives & Receivables finance conference. I was focused on the state of SME lending in the UK, and below are so...

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David PearsonFidessa - London

So far so good for T plus 2, but...

20 October 2014  |  603 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the dust settles on the main part of the EU's transition to T+2, the DTCC's recent announcement that they have formed a steering committee to oversee the US market move to T+2 has shifted...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A novel way of splitting the bill: going Dutch

20 October 2014  |  2118 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

"It's a seamless way to split the bill - as opposed to antiquated ways like sending money, or IOUs" Startups around the world are jumping at an opportunity to simplify the bill-splitting pr...

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Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Fate Of Predictive Analytics After Obama Credit Card Decline

19 October 2014  |  2375 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

President Barack Obama’s credit card got declined in a New York restaurant. The likely reason, to quote Obama himself, was “…I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going ...

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Arnab SenguptaAvensys Pty Ltd - Melbourne

Branchless Banking: Unavoidable reality or myth?

18 October 2014  |  1830 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Introduction: Branchless Banking has been the buzzword for quite some time and many analysts are predicting the closure of a significant number of the branches over the next 5 to 15 years. For exampl...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
Colin WeirMoroku - Sydney

What is Customer Centricity in Banking

18 October 2014  |  1140 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Dreamforce 2014 has finished. It is Salesforce’s event to bring partners, customers and staff together for a week of entertainment, motivation, networking and learning. It’s a massive event with a

TagsMobile & onlineTransaction banking
Carl BonesRule Financial - London

The only way is excellence : IT and Operations together

17 October 2014  |  1037 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Part 1: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” – Designing IT for Operational Excellence The old management adage of “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” certainly strikes a chord with those ...

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