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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

The ESMA OTC Derivatives End User Carve Out

30 June 2012  |  3850 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

ESMA has released a Consultation Paper on the draft technical standards for trade repositories, OTC clearing and CCPs. Discussion of non-financial counterparty exclusions begins on page 14. OTC contracts that protect non-financial counterparties against risks "directly related to their commercial activities and treasury financing activities&qu...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Combating global cyber crooks

28 June 2012  |  4462 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This week two large-scale fraud scams caught my attention. The first scam sees fraudsters using new and improved Zeus and SpyEye malwares to infiltrate people’s computers, enabling them to steal their personal details so that they can siphon large amounts of money into their own bank accounts. This isn’t the first time that malware has conquered i...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

A missing 'fifth element'

28 June 2012  |  4171 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Two days after the original article on "Amazon vs PayPal" was published and tweeted by several people, one of the Amazon Payments' top execs joined Finextra. Talk about coincidence... These...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Steve Sprague
Steve SpragueInvoiceware International - Marietta

Argentina AFIP - eInvoicing Basics

27 June 2012  |  2540 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Legal requirements for invoicing are constantly changing in Argentina. While they are mandatory for some industries, others are still receiving future timelines from the Argentinean tax authority Admi...

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Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

Canada produces a model financial market

27 June 2012  |  2678 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

TMX is a great success story in global finance today. Listening to their presentation this week and discussing the woes of today’s financial markets within the broader global economic picture it was r...

Henry Woodcock
Henry WoodcockIRESS - Warwick

MMR : Interest Only : throwing out the baby with the . . .

27 June 2012  |  3164 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Interest only mortgages – the root of mortgage evil or a valid option for homebuyers? In recent months lenders have reacted pre-emptively to the proposed MMR interest only rules and restrictions by ei...

GroupFinancial Services Regulation
Gary Wright
a non-active Finextra member

Does Germany have the courage to lead?

27 June 2012  |  2502 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Time is dragging on and yet another round of summits passes by with political leaders still posturing, seemingly unable to agree policies or implement anything that will tackle the global economic pro...

Bo Harald
Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Helsinki region

Why are some governments still dragging their feet?

27 June 2012  |  2546 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

8 reasons for paper and PDF-deadlines NOW: http://eeiplatform.com/8429/8-top-quoted-reasons-mandating-goverment-e-invoicing/?utm_source=E-invoicing+Platform&utm_campaign=5b97b520f0-E-invoicing...

TagsPaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Leslie Spiro
Leslie SpiroTick42 - London

Mama is Open - why should clients care ?

27 June 2012  |  2803 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Simply put - it represents a real chance to have a single market data abstraction that clients can commit to, resulting in significant benefits arising from code reuse, reduced support and better tool...

Keith Appleyard
Keith Appleyardavailable for hire - Bromley

RBS don't seem to understand basic book-keeping rules

26 June 2012  |  6001 views  |  5 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

RBS is reported as saying that all Customer Accounts are back to normal. They may well be from a monetary perspective, but the data still remains corrupt. I now have on my Business Account 3 BACS cr...

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