Paul Penrose
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Paul Penrose

Head of Research at Finextra
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Bio I'm responsible for editorial content and quality control across the full range of Finextra media. Career History Started out as deputy editor of International Correspondent Banker back in the late 1980s. Moved on to Banking Technology magazine, where I spent five years as editor. Founded, published and edited The Sibos Daily News - the first show daily in the financial technology markets. Freelanced for awhile



ANZ and Visa lose the plot

30 Jun 2011

In one of the more witless examples of PR buffoonery ever witnessed at Finextra Towers (and that's saying something), Visa and ANZ have been moved to quell reports that their recent trial of Device Fidelity's MicroSD-based m-payments technology was anything other than a spectacular success. Bearing the headline 'ANZ-Visa mobile phone payment pilo...


Don't give up the day job...ever

20 May 2010

Just stumbled across this jaw-dropping anecdote from a NY Times article on the May 6 Flash crash: The founder of Tradebot, in Kansas City, Mo., told students in 2008 that his firm typically held stocks for 11 seconds. Tradebot, one of the biggest high-frequency traders around, had not had a losing day in four years, he said. Tradebot, incidentall...


Now we are ten

19 Apr 2010

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that Finextra's sporting a proud new logo. That's right. we're celebrating our tenth birthday later this year and we thought we'd mark the occasion by commissioning a special commemorative logo. Truth be told, Finextra's tenth anniversary goes back a little further than 2010. About eighteen months earlier t...



Finextra's Best of the Web

05 Mar 2010

Good news for all you news junkies out there. Finextra has introduced a new 'Best of the Web' news feed to sit alongside our regular output of breaking stories from the world of fintech. Much like our Best of the Web blog feed in the Community section (which aggregates content from 21 leading third party blogs), the new service tracks interesting ...