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Steve GrobFidessa - London

And the good news is.....

30 November 2011  |  3736 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Feels like it’s a pretty tough time to be in global banking right now. If it’s not falling volumes then it’s layoffs or, worse still, actors like Bill Nighy bleating on about the need for a Robin Hood tax hitting the headlines. And on both sides of the Atlantic we have regulators that seem oblivious to the damage they leave in their wake as they ...

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For-bearance or against it?

30 November 2011  |  3741 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

So what actually are the FSA after then? Do they want firms to treat their ‘customers fairly’ when in times of temporary financial shortages, or do they want lenders and administrators to be more transparent to them when reporting residential mortgage arrears and shortfall figures? Read between the lines of the FSA’s latest guidance paper on ‘Fo...

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Amir Halfon
Amir HalfonProduct Strategy Advisory - New York

Managing the 'Big' in Big Data

29 November 2011  |  6044 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My first post on the topic of “Big Data” discussed the context of the "four Vs" of Big Data in financial services: Volume, Velocity, Variety & Value. With the latest developments in the ...

TagsRisk & regulation
Chris Dutta
Chris DuttaPiccadilly Group - London

Should we blame technology for the current crisis?

28 November 2011  |  4051 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Beware of the geeks bearing formulas” said Warren Buffett. Although aimed at quants and their complex financial models, sometimes I feel this statement is as equally as applicable to members of the I...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulationGroupBanking Architecture
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Wanted: CEO for UK Retail Bank

28 November 2011  |  6152 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

With the news that the RBS Retail Bank CEO, Brian Hartzer is to return to his native Australia to take up a similar role with Westpac and to be groomed as Gail Kelly's replacement, he is but just one ...

TagsRetail banking
Gary Wright
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A plan for euro replacement

28 November 2011  |  3215 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the politicians in the Eurozone appear incapable of coming up with a rescue plan or any plan to implement an orderly retreat I have been thinking of what might happen. So far the politicians’ only ...

TagsCardsGroupPost-Trade Forum
Michael Grillo
Michael GrilloACI Worldwide - Boston

Cyber Monday Kicks off Holiday Shopping Season

28 November 2011  |  3121 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The first Monday following the US Thanksgiving holiday has become known as “Cyber Monday”; a day in which online retailers promote heavy discounts on merchandise to kick off the holiday shopping seaso...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Richard Collinson
Richard CollinsonRetireEasy.co.uk - London

As We Live Longer So Too Must Our Finances

28 November 2011  |  2814 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

People are living longer, an undisputed fact that could be considered a breakthrough were it not for the serious financial consequences it has in today’s economic climate. The latest figures from the ...

Simon Romp
Simon RompGFT - London

The need for data theft deterrents

28 November 2011  |  3174 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This case is just the latest example of how “trusted insiders” can pose a risk to an organisation’s data security defences and how they continue to by-pass them altogether, only to get found out when ...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

The original invoice ghost

27 November 2011  |  4032 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The EC Expert Group on e-Invoicing - and especially its corporate members worked hard on eliminating mandatory digital signatures. DG Taxud took the clear stand that paper-, e-mail and electronic invo...

TagsPaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
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