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My impressions of the EBAM event

26 February 2010  |  9588 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I just returned from London, where I attended a two-day conference on EBAM (more specifically, SWIFT EBAM). While it was a relatively targeted audience (approximately 60 people were in attendance), its primary focus was on-boarding, bank account management, identity management and customer service. There were mostly top banks on hand, such as Citi...

TagsPost-trade & opsWholesale bankingGroupElectronic Bank Account Management
Elizabeth LumleyRainmaking Innovation - London

Curling - the sport of Masters of the Universe

26 February 2010  |  4343 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I like watching skating - mens, womens, pairs, ice dancing (yes, there is a difference). But since the UK hasn't had a contender on the ice since Torville and Dean (look them up) the BBC doesn't show any skating in prime time! What they do show is curling. A sport where men and women slide stones on the ice and chase in front of them with brooms. W...

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Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth LumleyRainmaking Innovation - London

HFTs - Who feels their pain?

26 February 2010  |  3743 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Yesterday, I briefly attended a heavily populated event looking at ... you guessed it...high frequency trading. Nothing is guaranteed to fill a room these days more that those HFTs. (2010's equivalent...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Stephen Wilson
Stephen WilsonLockstep Group - Sydney

Done nothing wrong and yet ...

26 February 2010  |  3444 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For those who are cynical about privacy, this case should provide food for thought. If a banker is able to make these sorts of backroom, opaque and biased determinations about a customer on the basis...

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My Image...My Blog...My Bank..No Way

26 February 2010  |  7521 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Some stories are so jaw-droppingly weird that you just have to write about them...or at least I do. This story is one of those. So let me see if I can follow the logic that would make a bank turn do...

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Steven Murdoch
Steven MurdochUniversity College London - London

Reliability of Chip and PIN evidence in banking disputes

26 February 2010  |  5985 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It has now been two weeks since we published our paper “Chip and PIN is broken”. Here, we presented the no-PIN attack, which allows criminals to use a stolen Chip and PIN card, without having to know...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulationGroupInformation Security
Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Tick Tax

25 February 2010  |  3509 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Just returned from a very stimulating week in Japan where I was asked to present on High Frequency Trading and global fragmentation at the Japan International Banking & Securities Systems Forum. ...

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The Benefits of Electronic Identity Verification

25 February 2010  |  4622 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As financial institutions limp out of the recent market downturn, many are still licking their wounds and effectively boiling their business models down to the basic principles of increasing liquidity...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The ATM was the last great financial innovation

25 February 2010  |  9559 views  |  8 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

How do you define innovation in finance? Are we talking about the creation of new synthetic debt instruments, famously decried by Warren Buffet as "financial weapons of mass destruction". Or...

TagsRetail bankingWholesale bankingGroupFinance 2.0
Navin Rammohan
Navin RammohanInfosys Technologies Ltd. - Bangalore

The Importance of Partnership in Banking

25 February 2010  |  8690 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The changing landscape is forcing banks to look at different ways to enhance profitability through the services they offer. From being a one stop shop for all financial service needs, banks are consol...

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