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Reactive Decisiveness

30 September 2012  |  5011 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

We always strive to be first. For some people it becomes an obsession. It becomes their reason for living. Their reason for cheating... nobody remembers second they reason. This seems to be the way in most endeavours - except for banking. The industry that invented the ‘fast follower’ concept has started to struggle. The mentality to be firs...

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Karthikeyan VenkataramanInfosys Limited - Johannesburg

The banker and her iPad

29 September 2012  |  3001 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Recently I was talking to the department head of a leading bank. She told me that her salespeople were using iPads. "Great, What do they use them for?", I asked her and she said "To login remotely to our CRM system". Wow, I thought, what could be a more inefficient way of leveraging mobility. Casting away all the inh...

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Paul Gow
Paul GowCJC IT Ltd - London

Back to the future

28 September 2012  |  2949 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It occurred to me the other day that in a world where everything seems to come in cycles, market data appears to be no different. If you go back as far as I do in this business and I’m guessing that ...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Is the time up for HFT?

28 September 2012  |  3153 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Few can have missed the fact that Germany is set to go it alone on curbing HFT, although it looks like the rest of Europe won’t be too far behind. The proposed European legislation will insist upon a...

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Future of cash is electronic cash

27 September 2012  |  4184 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Cash don't disappear- that is a fact. Don't deny it. Or is it possible to replace cash with alternative low cost solution. For laymans terms, cash is low cost payment method. But as everyone who know...

TagsPaymentsRetail bankingGroupPayments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Pallavi Vj
Pallavi VjInfosys - Bangalore

Tap. Pay. Go.

27 September 2012  |  2895 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Google Wallet is flying high. Literally. Earlier this month, it announced that it was moving to the cloud so that it would be able to accept a variety of credit and debit cards. What is it about this ...

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

The Clear And Present Danger With NFC Payments

26 September 2012  |  8934 views  |  11 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Technophobes and security pundits have been warning us for a long time that it’s possible for a passerby with an RFID reader – and malafide intent – to skim debit / credit card details off contactless...

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Thomas Riesack
Thomas RiesackCapco - Frankfurt am Main

OTC clearing and its impact on collateral management

26 September 2012  |  3100 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Part 4 Authors: Kersten Martin Meyer and Tom Riesack Collateral: banks, broker-dealers, funds and clearinghouses all need it more than ever. Collateralisation of bilateral as well as cleared OTC trade...

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Corporates are Expanding across Borders.Are Banks Following?

26 September 2012  |  3215 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In an era of increased regulation, with stiff competition from other banks for business with blue-chip corporates and a lower appetite for risk, where can regional banks turn to for long-term sustaina...

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Brett King
Brett KingMoven - New York

Why the iPhone 5 means the end of the swipe and cards

26 September 2012  |  12444 views  |  18 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

It took almost two decades for credit card payments (followed by debit cards) to become globally ubiquitous, so it might be reasonable to think that a paradigm shift at the POS will take years to beco...

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