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Mike KresseSunGard - Parsippany

The End of Paper Checks? Clues from Across the Pond

31 August 2011  |  3913 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

People often ask me, “Hey Mike, when do you think checks will disappear as a form of payment?” This is a good question; not just because companies like mine are focused on helping other companies Leave the Check Behind, but because checks are costly; they consume natural resources; they are subject to fraud; and they are the most inefficient form o...

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The Questions on Every Treasurer's Mind

31 August 2011  |  3164 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Every corporate treasurer is undoubtedly faced (on a daily basis) with the following questions: Where in the world is my cash and what currency is it in? Can I mobilize it? Do I invest or borrow? At the end of the day, was I right and how should I protect myself from tomorrow’s risks? Why are these questions on the minds of Treasurers? Because ma...

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Summer time and the trading is easy... next year

31 August 2011  |  3632 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

FSA mobile recording compliance and the working holiday. It’s August and the City has that almost peaceful summer feel, as its workers migrate to hotter climes for their “Worlidays”. Worlidays, a name...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Putting security at the centre of customer service

31 August 2011  |  3821 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On September 12 the UK’s Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) is due to make its final report. Most observers expect the Commission to recommend a much bigger differentiation between commercial/ret...

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David Renz
David RenzSunGard - Winterthur

Credit and Profitability

30 August 2011  |  3026 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

When thinking of the root causes of the recent financial crisis, clearly the unsustainable path of credit creation stands out as the central problem plaguing the financial sector. Due to the taming of...

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The LEI as Counterparty Digital Fingerprint

30 August 2011  |  3324 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Ever wish you could check your counterparty for ID at the door? A Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) could be a lot like that. Each LEI would be part of a worldwide information system for helping capital...

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Lachlan Gunn
Lachlan GunnBenAlpin Ltd - Perth

Heat from your fingers could disclose your PIN at an ATM

30 August 2011  |  4732 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Thermal cameras can apparently detect heat signatures from your fingers on the keys after you have left an ATM. The degree of heat residue can also indicate in which order you touched them! This techn...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Bill Would Remove Social Security Numbers

26 August 2011  |  2889 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The most basic advice for protecting your own identity is to protect your Social Security number. The obvious solution is simply never to disclose your number, but this is silly, since, depending on y...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Researchers Say Identity Theft Has Lasting

26 August 2011  |  3256 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Identity theft victims don’t need Jessica Van Vliet, an assistant professor in counseling psychology at the University of Alberta, to tell them that they no longer feel safe when conducting everyday f...

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Short selling the argument

26 August 2011  |  4324 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I have been debating the importance of short selling to markets and investors over the past few days and next year will be creating a debate for the Post Trade Forum on short selling. However, what ha...

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