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Phil Boland

Phil Boland

Chief Executive Officer at The B2 Group
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Simulated Host-to-Host Channel Banking Testing

28 Apr 2015

Lowering the barriers to corporate client on-boarding? Transaction banks only offer host-to-host channel banking services to their largest clients (one billion dollar plus turnover is regularly cited as an entry level, for example). With good reason. Whilst the advantages to the corporate of host-to-host are clear (straight through processing in th...


The Wrong Kind of Cloud?

22 Aug 2014

In my previous blog I suggested that we need to understand what was behind the Cloud promise. It can’t simply be that whatever the question, the answer is the Cloud. It is imperative that we consider carefully what is needed to disperse some of the fog that is descending across our industry and revisit, categorise and refine the definition of cl...


Cloud for Banks and Corporates, or just more fog?

08 Jul 2014

Cloud computing services are being cited as the panacea for rising internal computer costs, offering scalable IT infrastructure to large and small companies alike. Cloud based services, we are told, can manage all of our client on-boarding and channel integration needs, from running an ERP system to automatically integrating transaction and statem...



Lean vs Fat - has channel banking connectivity come of age?

05 Jun 2014

It seems that developing countries who are lean through necessity, Africa is a good example, with less legacy technology and changing economies, including a burgeoning trade flow that requires more efficient and automated cash management offer us inspiration to do things differently, and do them well. Traditional Western markets are inherently fat...