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When the US Payment is the Foreign Payment

31 March 2011  |  4505 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The North American B2B Payments landscape is somewhat unique, due in large part to the significantly high use of checks as opposed to ACH, wires or cards. The shortcomings of checks are well known and understood and they include higher costs, greater levels of fraud and longer settlement periods. The 2010 AFP Electronic Payments Survey indicated ...

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Are Pay to Use ATMs going the dinosaur way ?

31 March 2011  |  4117 views  |  6 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I always thought that with so many 'free to use' cash machines, why would any customer pay a charge to withdraw one's own money. I stopped by the services at Beaconsfield and saw two Link cash machines with a few customers. I rationalised that it must be a coincidence to have so many customers. So I observed for 10 minutes. There were always custo...

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OTC opportunities in infrastructure investment

31 March 2011  |  4001 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There’s a lot of talk right now about regulation in the OTC derivatives market – and rightly so. Both Dodd-Frank in the US and the proposed European Market Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR) in Europe ...

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Dirk Kinvig
Dirk KinvigFinextra - London

Commenting on the news articles

31 March 2011  |  3602 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the last year the web team has made several revisions to Finextra's Commenting system. One of the changes was to alert Finextra Community members, via email, when another member has commented upon ...

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Reflections on SEPA

31 March 2011  |  3517 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Tomorrow SEPA has been over four months a primary payment system in Europe. It is really good system, in paper. Hopefully soon in reality. I have collected some of my own real life experience using SE...

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Impact of Basel III on International Trade Finance

30 March 2011  |  8278 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Basel III regulations are attempting to bring back some the much-needed checks and balances in the Finance Industry so that we do not see a repeat of 2008 crisis. The set of guidelines is all about re...

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Why Do Checks Still Dominate B2B Payments in NA? Cont'd

29 March 2011  |  4675 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Why do companies continue to pay by check? In part five of the series, “The Top 5 Reasons Why Checks Still Dominate B2B Payments,” I explore the challenges of corporate inertia and resistance to chang...

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Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF, Transmeri, Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki Region

e-id services - great growth in 2010

29 March 2011  |  4626 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Wrote this last year: "So sensemaking to let citizens log in to public sector with e-bank log-on tools. This is so saving both tax payer's money and speeding up e-government as tools are familia...

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Dave Barnes
Dave Barnes. - Edinburgh

NFC Options for Banks

29 March 2011  |  5136 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In response to the blog about "Google partners Citi and MasterCard on NFC m-payments", I thought I would give you my thoughts on the NFC options that are out there. It might only be Citi f...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Identity Thief Steals Identity For 17 Years

29 March 2011  |  4372 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This mess Joseph Kidd stole Larry Smith’s identity 17 years ago, when Smith was 50 years old. While operating under Smith’s identity, Kidd “spent time in jail, as sent to prison, paroled, obtained we...

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