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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Tony Kirby dusts off his gardening tools

28 November 2007  |  4769 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My moles tell me that STP stalwart Tony Kirby is getting his fingers green courtesy of a stint of gardening leave from Accenture. Tony's been around the block a few times, taking on roles at Swift, GSTPA, Bolero, Reuters, Deutsche Bourse, and SmartStream, before pitching up at Accenture as UK regional sales director and associate partner of data m...

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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Mobile payments gather momentum

23 November 2007  |  5045 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Royal Bank of Scotland is to conduct internal staff trials of mobile payment technology using MasterCard's PayPass contactless system. News of the pilot comes the day after the card scheme announced plans for a public trail of the technology in downtown Oslo with DnB Nor and Telenor. Field trials have also been scheduled for Japan. The latest in...

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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Dead in the water

21 November 2007  |  3312 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

That was the phrase used by the shadow chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne on national radio news this morning in reference to the UK government’s plans to introduce a biometric-based national ...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Citi's 7-year core banking programme

14 November 2007  |  5639 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Citibank has standardised its core banking systems worldwide on the Flexcube product from i-flex. The implementation of the product at Citi's markets and banking divisions in 67 countries is the culmi...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

PNC patents the environment

13 November 2007  |  3461 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Watch out banking eco-warriors, PNC Financial Services in the US has patented the term 'Green Branch', with reference to its network of 40 environmentally-friendly bank branches across six states. The...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Idiot guy at Alphaville

08 November 2007  |  3737 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fame at last for one-time fintech journo Paul Murphy, following a brief cameo appearance as 'idiot guy at Alphaville' in the Martin Luke’s column in today’s FT. Old lags will remember Paul as the di...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The future of global financial markets

02 November 2007  |  5013 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Panelists in the exchange consolidation session at Finextra’s Fintech M&A event in London on Tuesday were asked to look ten years into the future and hazard a guess at the likely winners in the gl...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The Finexpo chronicles

01 November 2007  |  4123 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Registration has opened for Finexpo, Finextra’s sixth annual capital markets exhibition and conference, which takes place at The Brewery in London on Wednesday 30 January. Finexpo runs three simulta...

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