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Unique Client Identifiers and SWIFT

26 February 2008  |  4523 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the financial markets veer reluctantly towards reconstruction (mainly because of political objectives) the major obstacle the industry has of "identity standards" looms like an ogre. The lack of standard industry identifiers at fund account client level has been a long standing problem. It has been debated for decades within all marke...

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Northern Rock crumbling before our eyes

20 February 2008  |  4512 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The nationalisation of Northern Rock was inevitable after the Governments interference in the original crises. Interfering in the problems of Northern Rock at such an early stage, in the glare of publicity, with the market aware of the deteriorating situation, was always going to end at this inevitable conclusion. The Government maintains it had t...

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SEPA could have been so much better!

18 February 2008  |  4211 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the SEPA fanfares of the 28th January disappear into the distance, it's worth analyzing how all this could have been handled so much better, to achieve the mutual objectives of the banks and most i...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupSEPA and European Payments
Gary Wright
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Solving The Corporate Data Riddle

14 February 2008  |  3156 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A few years back I started a series of conversations with the three leading Registrars in the UK about encouraging them to enter the data market. The idea was to consolidate all their data and put it ...

Gary Wright
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MiFID makes a case for abolishing Stamp Duty.

11 February 2008  |  2245 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

(Apologies if you have already read the blog below under its previous title "Stamp Duty must go!") Now this might be a bit of a perennial at this time of year with the budget looming large, ...

Gary Wright
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SEPA and SWIFT; a marriage made in heaven?

08 February 2008  |  8483 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 3

SWIFT is nearly always part of a discussion when industry wide STP is the topic, but does it deserve this high status? It maybe almost sacrilegious to question SWIFT, but with the 21st Century well un...

TagsPaymentsPost-trade & ops
Gary Wright
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Northern Rock; a government blunder

04 February 2008  |  2774 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Now that the Northern Rock crises is moving into its next stage, although by no means final stages, its worth reflecting on how the whole thing could have been handled better. I make no apologies duri...

Gary Wright
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SocGen what has changed since Leeson?

01 February 2008  |  2809 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 2005 I attended an event where Nick Leeson provided an honest and forthright presentation of how he managed to create the dealing positions that eventually brought down Barings Bank. He consistentl...

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