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The 2007 Finextra Awards

19 December 2007  |  5121 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

So, it’s late December. The post Christmas party hangovers are becoming increasingly frequent, you’re just about done with the shopping, and the urge to work is waning. In short, it’s a great time of year to announce the inaugural Finextra Awards. Thankfully there was no shortage of topics to base the awards on – with a wide range of good, bad and ...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Sophisticated hackers target corporate bank accounts

14 December 2007  |  3470 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

According to this article yesterday on Computerworld a sophisticated crew of German speaking hackers have conducted a data mining exercise with a difference. They've trolled through the account details generated by a generic widespread trojan to identify corporate and offshore bank accounts, and have then targeted individual banks and corporate cu...

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Elton Cane
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NYSE Euronext's single global e-trading platform

13 December 2007  |  5627 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I had an interesting conversation today with Steve Rubinow, CTO of NYSE Euronext. Just over a year after the third phase of NYSE’s Hybrid trading system went live, heralding the massive shift away fro...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Hedge fund buys Argentinian mountain

28 November 2007  |  3956 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I attended an interesting roundtable held by Omgeo this morning. Kicking off the discussion, Omgeo's industry relations manager Tony Freeman reported a few things he'd heard at a recent ISITC event th...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Innovation: Killing bad puppies and old dogs

15 November 2007  |  6412 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At last week’s Forum for Innovation in Financial Services, organised by Finextra, we had some excellent presentations from James Gardner at Lloyds TSB and Pol Navarro of Banco Sabadell giving insight ...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

M and A can be addictive, even if you're not very good at it

15 November 2007  |  4129 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A new report from Deloitte Research on M&A trends contains some interesting findings. Although it is based on a wide survey of active acquirers earlier this year, when deal value and volumes were...

TagsWholesale bankingGroupFinextra50 fintech index
Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

When investment banking technology goes horribly wrong

26 October 2007  |  5063 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Popular digital arts community and message board B3ta.com poses an interesting question of the week – What’s the most expensive mistake you’ve ever made? Not surprisingly, IT cock-ups make up a large ...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

In what sense do SmartStream and Fidessa compete?

28 September 2007  |  7182 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The FT reports that SmartStream's bookbuilding for its IPO is not going quite as well as hoped, and that it probably won't be reaching the £300 million figure it said earlier this month it wanted to ...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

EBPP moves with the times; jumps on green bandwagon

20 September 2007  |  4715 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

US payments industry association NACHA has formed a 'green coalition' with a number of leading US banks to 'educate consumers' about the environmental benefits of electronic bills and statements over ...

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Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Cable mining and bank network outages

24 August 2007  |  4311 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

News this week from Las Vegas about telcos offering rewards for information on thieves stealing live cable got me thinking about the possible cause of Internet bank Egg's woes this week. C&W, whi...

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