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Reflections on the fintech revolution

14 August 2015  |  5449 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Have you ever noticed how we move through phases? Looking back over my long career in the world of banking and banking technology, there were always those ‘new’ technologies that kept popping up. They would be the toast of the banking technology world for a while (in those far gone days we did not have names or concepts like ‘fintech’) and then as...

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Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Why I am worried about the future of mobile payments

02 March 2015  |  3456 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Developments in the mobile payments world have really got me worried. I come across an ever increasing account of different banks and technology companies coming to market each with their own variations of what they call “mobile payments”. To start with the term “mobile payments” is confusing to most, even some seasoned bankers. What the man-in-the...

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Stanley Epstein
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Understanding Digital Banking

12 January 2015  |  5086 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The term ‘Digital Banking’ is, to my mind, one of the most miss-understood concepts in the financial world today. Ask any group of 21st century bankers and you will get more definitions than there are...

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Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Securitisation and Operational Risk

11 January 2014  |  2046 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Rewind to 2008. The there was one word that got everyone's hair to stand on end, at that time, it was "securitisation". Now almost six years later securitization is making a comeback. And in...

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Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Operational risk management is NOT a joke

08 January 2014  |  2779 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

If you have been following the news these past few days you will have seen that JP Morgan is to pay a further $1.7 billion in fines under a deferred criminal prosecution agreement. JP Morgan’s problem...

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Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Why has SWIFT become so SLOW?

03 May 2012  |  4499 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The dictionary defines the word SWIFT as “coming, happening, or performed quickly or without delay”. I suspect that the founders of SWIFT had this thought in mind when they came up with the full name ...

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Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

How do we put banking back into banks?

29 April 2012  |  2355 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I spend a good part of my working day reading – about banks and banking. It is part of what I do; and the reading part is the way that I try to keep up-to-date with current developments across the glo...

Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Cutting costs. They just don't get it.

15 October 2011  |  2901 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

So RBS is cutting costs. Pretty drastic stuff especially when it comes to staff expenses. Chris Kyle’s internal e-mail spells it out in detail – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15317024 The...

Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Is technology killing the e-mail?

27 May 2011  |  3966 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Once upon a time e-mail was a simple uncomplicated affair. It was a fantastic tool for sending out and receiving communications in "almost real-time". We put up with those slow 64k dial-up

Stanley Epstein
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

Is Mobile Banking a disaster waiting to happen?

31 July 2010  |  5708 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The news this past week has been all about a Citibank mobile banking glitch. Apparently a flaw in a version of its iPhone m-banking application resulted in it improperly storing customer account infor...

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