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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Cross words over Sudoku, well then use poker?

31 May 2008  |  4915 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

So why this cryptic title? Well, if, like me, you have picked up a newspaper one evening over recent weeks and flicked through past the natural disasters, credit crunch and housing crises to try to find some lighter material, you may have ended up on the “puzzles” page. The typical page will have a selection of brain teasers including the traditio...

TagsWholesale bankingGroupTrends in Financial Services
Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

Christmas Comes Early This Year

30 May 2008  |  4096 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Dear online fraudsters, I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Christmas comes early this year: on May 27th the UK banking industry launched the much anticipated Faster Payment scheme, in which inter-bank money transfers are instantaneous. Let me actually re-phrase: that's great news for you. I bet you're all excited abo...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulationGroupOnline Banking
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Alex Noble
Alex NobleMcAfee - London

Software archaeology and financial contact centres

30 May 2008  |  3149 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There's an interesting (and brief) post on Grady Booch's IBM blog that got me thinking. Grady Booch, for those unfamiliar with him, is an IBM's Chief Scientist for Software Research but perhaps more ...

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Navjeet Khosa
Navjeet KhosaFinextra - London

Tackling corporate scepticism towards Sepa

30 May 2008  |  4294 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The news that ING and Atos are partnering to provide Sepa-compliant payment services to both banks and coporates followed a report released last week which stated that corporates are still very cautio...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupEBAday
Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Digitally challenged

30 May 2008  |  3812 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Finblog's been out of action for the past ten days after suffering a traumatic amputation of the middle finger at the hands of a faulty lawnmower. I'll spare you the gory details, suffice to say the m...

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'Getting more efficiency out of women'

30 May 2008  |  2887 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The above may make us laugh but was in fact the title of a guide for male supervisors in the 1940s. We may complain that we still have a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the workplace but ...

GroupWomen in Technology
Matt White
Matt WhiteFinextra - Toronto

HSBC and the not so green credit card

29 May 2008  |  6062 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

HSBC put out a press release yesterday hailing the US launch of a “green” credit card. Having looked at the details I think it’s safe to say the ecosmart MasterCard is not going to save the planet. ...

TagsCardsRetail bankingGroupGoing green
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5 ways to prepare for the risk of lower interchange

29 May 2008  |  4389 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When Australian banks got hit with mandated interchange fee cuts, virtually all of them reacted the same way. They devalued their rewards currencies and increased the annual fees charged to cardholder...

TagsCardsPaymentsGroupSEPA and European Payments
Navjeet Khosa
Navjeet KhosaFinextra - London

ID fraudsters targeting wealthy Londoners

28 May 2008  |  3886 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

The "typical" ID fraud victim in the UK is a high-earning professional, aged between 26 and 45 and a homeowner, according to Experian's dramatically titled 'Victims of Fraud Dossier', which ...

TagsSecurityRetail banking
Sriram Natarajan
Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Fear Index!

28 May 2008  |  2880 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I came across a new Index of Fear - the Unisys Security Index. See here - http://www.unisyssecurityindex.com/ This security index outlines the 'fear levels' of various countries on four areas of secu...

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